Perod of Performance - o / a June 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
Level of Effort - 60 days
Base of Operations - Remote work with 1 to 2 trips to Tunisia
Reports to - Chief of Party and Home Office Project Manager
Project Background :
The USAID Fiscal and Accounting System of Tunisia (FAST) Project will support the Government of Tunisia (GOT) to improve public financial management.
FAST focuses specifically on enhancing and upgrading the government’s public financial management information system (PFMIS) to increase the efficiency, transparency, and predictability of public finances.
The project strengthens the government’s capacity to carry out fiscal, budgetary, and revenue collection mandates and advances electronic services to optimize regulations, procedures, and authorizations that reduce the cost and time burden on businesses, facilitate investment and trade, and promote innovation.
Finally, FAST works to strengthen communication between policy makers and the public to build a common understanding of the constraints to and opportunities for economic expansion.
The PFMIS procurement advisor will provide guidance and expertise to the FAST Objective 1 technical team and Operations (procurement) team members in order to develop and carry out a procurement process to support the identification of vendor(s) / service provider(s) to support the Government of Tunisia Ministry of Finance development of public financial management information system (PFMIS) modules.
The procurement process will be developed using a scope of work that will define the MOF / GOT context and requirements and will be prepared based on the results of FAST’s current PFMIS request for information process.
The RFI was designed to help the GoT decide on whether it will purchase modular solutions commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or custom build its own solutions.
FAST and the MOF are currently reviewing recommendations from six respondents to the RFI. The results of the RFI process will inform the procurement of the overall PFMIS solution for up to four modules.
The SOW for the software developer will be drafted to protect proprietary information that may be revealed during the RFI process.
Responsibilities and Key Tasks :
The PFMIS Procurement Advisor will :
The RFP will include a clear SOW, instructions for bidders, and evaluation criteria that are all in alignment.
If necessary, lead the process to seek a waiver of the geographic code requirement.