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Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services - Democratic Republic of Congo

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES ON A STUDY FOR EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

 

Background.

The Export Promotion Council (EPC) is a state corporation whose Mission is to develop and promote Kenya’s exports of goods and services and harmonise export related activities.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. The EPC seeks to engage the services of a competent consultant to undertake a comprehensive niche market study with a view to enabling Kenyan exporters and economic operators increase their engagements in the Democratic Republic of Congo market.

 

The Objective

The objectives of the assignment are:

  • To determine the market dynamics and positioning of Kenyan exports in the Democratic Republic of Congo in relation to product categories where Kenya has revealed regional competitive advantage.
  • To undertake a detailed feasibility study on establishing distribution infrastructures and business logistics centres such as trade information centres and warehousing facilities.

 

To this end the Export Promotion Council now invites expression of interest from eligible consultancy firms to undertake a niche market study in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The total duration of the study shall not exceed three (3) months and requires at least two (2) key experts.

 

Interested firms, consortium or researcher should submit the following documents along with signed and sealed Letter of Expression of Interest:

  1. Detailed Company profile
  2. List of Verifiable previous experiences of similar study within the last three years
  3. Copies of registration certificates and business licenses
  4. Audited Financial statement for the Past three years

 

Professional Requirements

 

  • A research Institution or reputable researcher of long standing with good understanding of regional economies and business dynamics within Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa;
  • At least 5 years relevant professional research experience and proven track record on International consultancy or domestic consultancies on complex business development, supply chain management and business networks development;
  • Clear understanding of the D.R Congo market
  • Strong knowledge of economic, social and political developments in each project region and experience in working in a multicultural context;
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of export businesses and specifically; supply chain management, access to international market  and; distribution networks development
  • Good working knowledge of both English and French. Proven ability to forge partnership with a D. R Congolese researcher will be an added advantage.

 

Submission of Expression of Interest

One Original and a copy of the Expression of Interest in English must be received in one sealed envelope; Clearly Marked “Consultancy for Market Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo” should be received at the Export Promotion Council, not later than Mid Day 6th September, 2011. Late submissions will be rejected and returned unopened.

 

Bidding Documents, including detail Terms of Reference (ToR) would be sent to short listed firms that meet the technical requirements for the final stage of the selection process upon payment of Kenya Shillings Two Thousand(Kshs 2000.00)only.

 

The address for submission is:

 

The Chief Executive

Export Promotion Council

Anniversary Towers, 16th Floor University Way,

P.O Box 40247-00100 GPO Nairobi

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