Term of Refernce
Tourism Development in Sierra Leone
FIAS is a multi-donor service of the World Bank Group. FIAS has been assisting the Government of Sierra Leone since 2005 under the Removing Administrative Barriers to Investment (RABI). FIAS and the Government of Sierra Leone agreed to embark on a tourism development program to complement the on- going tourism strategy development, by focusing on the elaboration of the adequate legal framework for tourism in Bunce Island Western Peninsula and the protected areas of Tiwai Island and Outamba Kilimi. In this context, FIAS now solicits expression of interest from firms to take part in the project. This call for expression of interest invites two type of application - a) qualified firms (see below) that wish to lead the project, and b) firms that wish to participate in the bidding as a consortium member.
a) application for a lead firm position
· A firm must be eligible to be the World Bank Group vendor (please check the World Bank website for qualification).
· A firm must have a track record in implementing tourism development programs in several countries. Experience in Africa and post- conflict environment are plus.
· A firm must bring together a team of the following expertise: tourism architect planning financial analysis, economic analysis, institutional assessment, stakeholder management, tourism concession and land policy
b) application for consortium membership
FIAS will share the list of firms that meet minimum qualification to the bidders (lead firms) that are invited to submit a proposal for this project. It will be at the discretion of the bidders to select or not select firms to work with. At minimum, the applicant should bring one of the abovementioned qualities.
Applicants should submit the statement of qualification (no more than 10 pages), clearly indicating which application it is for. For application (a) the statement should be accompanied by the proof of World Bank Group vendor eligibility.
The proposal should be submitted no later than October 31, 2008, to Maiko Miyake, mmiyake@ worldbank.org.
Note: this is a call for expression of interest and at this point the terms of reference for the project will not be made available.
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