REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Country – Commonwealth of Dominica
Implementing Agency: Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture, National Food Security
Name of Project – Emergency Agriculture Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project, (EALCRP)
Loan No./Credit No. IDA 67340-DM/IDA 62310-DM/ Grant No.: IDA D3060-DM
Assignment Title: Financial Audit 2020/2021 to 2021/2022
Reference No: DM-MAF-240924-CS-LCS
The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project (EALCRP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include an audit of resources provided by the Bank and an assessment of the internal controls of the Project Implementation Unit. Objective of the Consultancy Assignment
The objective of the audit is to allow the auditor to express a professional opinion on the financial position of the project at the end of the period audited, the eligibility of expenditures and to report on the adequacy of the internal controls.
Brief Scope of the Audit
▪ All project funds should be used in accordance with the conditions of the relevant financing agreements, with due attention to economy and efficiency, and only for the purposes for which the financing was provided.
▪ Goods, Works and Services financed should be procured in accordance with the relevant financing agreement.
▪ Implementing entity and PIU should keep all necessary supporting documents, records, and accounts in respect of all project ventures including expenditures reported via SOEs or Designated Accounts. Clear linkages should exist between the books of account and reports presented to the Bank.
▪ Where Designated Accounts have been used, they should be maintained in accordance with the provisions of the relevant financing agreement.
The project accounts should be prepared in accordance with financial reporting provisions outlined in the project legal agreements and is consistently applied, and give a true and fair view of the financial situation of the project at the end of the period and of the resources and expenditures for the year ended on that date
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found, on the following websites
www.piu.agriculture.gov.dm ; www.dominica.gov.dm or email email@example.com cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request of Expression of Interest (REoI)
The Ministry of Blue and Green, Agriculture and National Food Security through the Emergency Agriculture Livelihoods & Climate Resilience Project (EALCRP) now invites eligible Consultants to
ndicate their interests indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV, Brochures, Description
of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills etc.).
The attention of interested Individuals is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World
Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017, August 2018 and
November 2020 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the
following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment (i.e. 3.17 of the Procurement
The shortlisting criteria are:
o Be familiar with World Bank Procurement Guidelines, which can be obtained from the project
implementing agencies. The auditor should also be familiar with the Bank’s Disbursement Handbook for World Bank Clients, Disbursement Guidelines for Projects: May. These documents are available on the Bank’s website and could be obtained from the Task Team Leader.
o Have verifiable audit experience with regard to World Bank funded projects and/or similar projects
funded by other multilateral and bilateral development partners.
o Have any other relevant audit experience of either large public or private organizations of high
reputation with reporting requirements of a similar magnitude and intensity.
o Include references of relevant previous or current audit clients.
o Include CVs of key personnel to be used on the audit
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants Least Cost Based Selection (LCS) method
set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at EALCRP- Project Implementation Unit (PIU) at the 1
st Floor First Domestic Building, 19-21 King George V Street, Roseau at Tel: (767) 266-3981/275-1957 during office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to Fridays.
Expressions of interest (Cover Letter and a detailed Resume) must be submitted by October 8th, 2021, at 15.00hrs Eastern Caribbean time in a written form (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) to the following addresses:
Attn: Kervin Stephenson,
Ministry of Blue & Green Economy Agriculture
and National Food Security
First Floor, First Domestic Building
19-21 King George V Street, Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: (767) 266-3981; 3998/275-1957
E-mail: email@example.com cc firstname.lastname@example.org