Public Financial Management Information System Procurement Advisor
DAI
Abuja, Nigeria
1d ago

Description

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.

Purpose :

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 :

  • Working with the FAST Objective 1 technical team, lead a procurement process for a PFMIS solution with up to four modules in line with the solution decided by the GOT MOF.
  • Advise FAST on the appropriate source selection method and lead the preparation, finalization, and release of the Request for Procurement (RFP) that incorporates the SOW developed by the technical team, ensuring all aspects of the RFP for a potentially multi-million $$ IT procurement are in-line with DAI’s policies and procedures as well as USG Foreign Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and USAID Acquisition Regulations (AIDAR) and protects proprietary information included in the RFI respondents’ proposals.
  • The RFP will include a clear SOW, instructions for bidders, and evaluation criteria that are all in alignment.

  • Assist the technical team to define appropriate evaluation requirements, review criteria, including past performance criteria, and scoring methodology.
  • Supervise the development of scoring instructions and score sheets by the procurement team.
  • Facilitate a process to answer questions from potential bidders, and if necessary, hold a bidders’ conference.
  • Facilitate and advise the FAST procurement team to review bids to determine eligibility / responsibility of each bid including compliance with authorized geographic code.
  • If necessary, lead the process to seek a waiver of the geographic code requirement.

  • Facilitate the review and acceptance of offers. Assessment of offers will be done by the technical team under the guidance of the Procurement Advisor.
  • Prepare the bid matrix, source selection memo(s) with a summary of the selection justifications provided by the technical reviewers, and other review documents.
  • Manage the procurement workflow and documentation using DAI’s TAMIS Pro
  • Answer questions as required about the procurement process from DAI’s contracts manager to inform approval and completion of the award
  • Qualifications :

  • Experience preparing and leading large dollar procurements that involve a statement of objectives
  • Experience carrying out procurements under FAR and AIDAR. DAI experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience carrying out procurement of IT system solutions as well as PFMIS.
  • Knowledge and experience of public financial management
  • Written and spoken French language ability
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