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News Finance and Accounts Audit for the Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project

SELECTION OF CONSULTANTS BY WORLD BANK BORROWERS

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST N°2016-001/ABV/DE/VSIP

Volta Basin Authority (VBA) 

Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project (VSIP)

Donations/Loans Number: GEF PPG GRANT N° TF 018530; CIWA GRANT N°TF016611 and GEF GRANT N°TF0A0184

Reference N°2 (As per Procurement Plan)

Finance and Accounts Audit for the Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project

The Volta Basin Authority has received funds from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), and intends using part of the amount of this donation to settle payments concerning the following contract: Finance and Accounts Audit for the Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project.

The Consultancy services comprise the following:

  •  Expression of opinion on the state of finance as required by the International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and enacted by the International Federation of Chartered Accountants (IFCA);
  • Verification of the financial statements of the project to ensure they are prepared based on standard accounting principles and constitute an accurate presentation of the financial situation of the project as at the closing date as well as the resources and the expenditure at this date ;
  • Verification of the certified statements of the expenditure or the financial monitoring reports used as basis for the request for repayment of funds to the World Bank;
  • Analysis of the operations of the Designated Account which normally includes the advances received from the World Bank, the reconstitutions of the Designated Account supported by the request for repayment of funds, subsequent interests generated on the project account and the cash withdrawals related to the project expenses;

Production of annual reports of project accounts including a separate paragraph outlining the major loopholes of the internal audit and non-compliance with the terms of the financial agreement;

  • Issuing of an internal audit letter.

The audit will concern:

-       The fiscal year closed at 31 December 2016 which covers a maximum period of 18 months (10/07/2016 – 31/12/2016) and;

The fiscal year closed at 31 December 2017.

The Executive Director of the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) invites qualified consultancy firms (Consultants) to express their interest in providing the above stated services. Interested Consultants shall provide information affirming their qualification and experience required for the execution of these services.

 The criteria for shortlisting are the following:

 

  • The Consultant shall be an independent Auditing Firm with expertise in audit of accounts and regularly registered in an Association of Chartered Accountants with international recognition by IFAC or FIDEF; 
  • The consultant shall justify experiences acquired in financial auditing for development projects (Development projects financial auditing missions).

To the notice of the Consultants, the provisions of paragraph 1.9 of the “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers in the framework of loans and grants by BIRD and AID”: January 2011 Edition, revised in July 2014 concerning World Bank regulations on conflict of interests are applicable.

The Consultants shall associate with other firms to strengthen their respective competences in the form solidarity group or under subcontracting agreement.

The bidding documents shall include the following:

-       A letter of expression of interest addressed to the Executive Director of VBA;

-       A presentation of the Auditing Firm stating its fields of competence;

-       References of similar services provided in the field of auditing;

-       Proof of similar missions supported by the cover and signature pages of the contracts and certificates of services provided or of good performance;

-       Proof of registration with an association of Chartered Accountants with national and international recognition by IFAC or FIDEF.

A Consultant shall be selected by the Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualifications as stated in the Consultants Guidelines: “Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers”: January 2011 Edition, revised in July 2014.

Interested Consultants may obtain additional information at the following address from 7.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. during working days

Volta Basin Authority (VBA)/Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV)
10 P.O. Box 13621 Ouaga 10 / 

 10 BP 13621 Ouaga 10

Phone: +226 25 37 60 67

Emails: secretariat.abv@abv-volta.org; secretariat.abv@gmail.com

The written expressions of interest shall be submitted personally at the address below latest Monday 29 February 2016 at 11 a.m. with the specification “Expression of interest for Financial and Accounts Audit for the Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project”.

Secretariat of the Volta Basin Strategic Action Programme Implementation Project Coordination Unit.

Volta Basin Authority (VBA)/Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) 10 P.O Box 13621 Ouaga 10

Phone : +226 25.37.60.86

E-mail : secretariat.abv@abv-volta.org; secretariat.abv@gmail.com

The opening of the documents shall be done the same day at 11.30 a.m. in the Conference Hall of Volta Basin Authority; 1st floor, witnessed by consultants who wish to be present.

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News TENDER FOR SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF ONE 100 KVA BACKUP POWER GENERATOR AND TWO 15 KVA POWER GENERATORS

1-  The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) intends to acquire one (1) 100 kVA power generator for its Head Office and two (2) 15 kVA power generators for two residences in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

2-  The Volta Basin Authority hereby invites interested bidders from the six riparian countries of the Volta Basin (Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo) to present their sealed tenders for the supply and installation of the power generators.

   The tenders shall be expressed in a single lot as follows:

    Part A: Supply and installation of one (01) new 100 KVA power generator

    Part B: Supply and installation of two (02) new 15 KVA power generators

4- The tender document may be obtained from the VBA Head Office from 8.00 to 12.30 and from 15.00 to 17.30 GMT.

5- All tenders shall be submitted at the address indicated below, latest Monday 25 May 2015, at 16.00 GMT and shall be valid for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days from the deadline of submission:

 

Volta Basin Authority

Avenue Sembène Ousmane (between the US Embassy and the Total Station on the Pô road)

10 BP: 13621 Ouagadougou 10 Burkina Faso

Tel.: (00226) 25 37 60 67

E-mail: secretariat.abv@gmail.com ; secretariat.abv@abv-volta.org

6- The tender applications shall be opened in the presence of representatives of bidders who wish to be present on Monday, 25 May 2015 at 4.30 pm GMT, at the VBA office at the address indicated above.

 

7- Interested bidders may obtain further information at the following address: Volta Basin Authority Head Office, 10 BP 13621 Ouagadougou 10 Burkina Faso. Tel.: (+226) 25 37 60 67 and (+226) 70 24 96 11, Web Site: www.abv-volta.org. E-mail: secretariat.abv@gmail.com and takosambo@yahoo.fr;

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ExFile Recruitment of a consultant for preselection of personnel of the Volta Basin Authority Deadline_28 febrary 2013 (17h:00)

Following the closure of advertisements for recruitment to the above positions, VBA is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct a pre-selection of the applicants.

The objective of the assignment is to review the applications received by VBA for the various positions and pre-select the suitable staff through ranking of the applicants according to the requirements of the advertisements.

 

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