November 19, 2010
The TRA has received a grant from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), toward the cost of the Telecommunications Regulatory Capacity Building Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for "Streamlining internal processes and strengthening transparency of the TRA."
The services include improving the internal working of the TRA especially in docketing and budgeting, moving the TRA to an on-line environment and strengthening knowledge management within the TRA. The services also include improving external communications to keep stakeholders informed and engage with them to deepen the consultation process and finally to reach stronger monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to be transparent and allow stakeholders access to full information on the actions and outcomes of the TRA’s work.
The TRA is now inviting eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services .Interested Consulting Firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
The information should clearly indicate a narrative description of past assignments, contact details of the clients, contract’s value and persons-months of key staff provided by the firm.
Expressions of interest may be submitted by individual consulting firms as well as existing or proposed associations between consultants, e.g., joint ventures and sub-consultancies. Once the short-list of the qualified firms, which is expected, for the assignment, to enclose a maximum of six firms or associations of firms, is finalized, any association among short-listed firms may only be changed with the written approval of the TRA. Only those short-listed firms will receive the Request For Proposals (RFP) with detailed Terms of Reference and be invited to submit technical and financial proposals. The RFP for the assignment is expected to be issued in January 2011. Interested eligible Consulting Firms for the assignment may obtain further information at the following link www.tra.gov.lb/Capacity-Building
or by contacting the TRA at the address below.
A Consulting Firm will be selected in accordance with Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) and the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers May 2004 (revised October 2006 and May 2010).
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by December 3rd, 2010
from the date of this notice. Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Marfaa 200 Building, Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon. Main : + 961 1 964 300 Fax : + 961 1 964 341, firstname.lastname@example.org NB:
This Request for interest was also sent for publication in selected local newspapers and the official Gazette.