CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID TRADE IN SERVICES ASSESSMENT IN THE PACIFIC – VANUATU
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) is inviting tenders from interested English-speaking applicants to provide technical assistance to the Pacific region to enhance its digital trade readiness.
The main activities for this technical assistance assignment comprise:
- Development of a Rapid Trade in Services Assessment (RTiSA) for Vanuatu, including by developing templates for online and in-person consultations, conducting consultations (focus group discussions and bilateral meetings), preparing successive drafts, supporting national validation and approval, providing graphic design services, and revise the draft RTiSA methodology.
This project will be undertaken by a consultancy team comprising three international experts (Team Leader, Economic and Legal Specialist), two national experts (Vanuatu residents), and one provider of graphic design services. The consultancy team will work under the direction and supervision of the Geneva Office of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIF) and the Vanuatu Government.
The consultancy team must have recognized qualifications Economics, Business, Law; relevant national and international experience on Trade Development, and strong understanding of Trade in Services E-commerce issues, as well as the necessary experience and technical capability to provide high quality, graphic design services.
The Terms of reference (ToR) for this Consultancy can be downloaded at: www.tenders.net/forumsec.
Only applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to take part in tenders issued by the Secretariat:
- Are financially solvent and able to conduct business operations in a professional and successful manner;
- Are not involved in any court proceedings which may affect their ability to conduct business or deliver the services tendered; and
- Do not appear on the World Bank’s listing of ineligible firms.
HOW TO APPLY
Deadline for Submissions: 5pm on 24 November 2023 (Fiji time).
Any complaints regarding the Secretariat’s tender must be directed to the following email: Tender.Complaints@forumsec.org. This email address will forward your complaint to a person that is independent and removed from the tender process. Complaints must be well founded and should not be used as a mechanism for notifying displeasure with the outcome of a tender award.
In the event that further information is required by the Secretariat in relation to the tender for consultancy, the Secretariat reserves the right to seek the required information without the need for calling for resubmission of proposals.