Request for Expressions of Interest – Conduct two surveys (baseline and progress) with Project beneficiaries to determine if effective engagement processes have been established through the Project

Republic of Moldova

Moldova Higher Education Project

Credit No. 6542-MD

Reference No.: MD-MOED-206417-CS-CQS

Assignment Title: Consulting company to conduct two surveys (baseline and progress) with Project beneficiaries to determine if effective engagement processes have been established through the Project.

The Ministry of Education and Research (MoER) has received financing from the World Bank Group toward the cost of the Moldova Higher Education Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include conducting 2 surveys (baseline and progress) with Project beneficiaries to determine if effective engagement processes have been established through the Project. This consultancy is expected to start in April 2022 until December 31, 2024.

For more information, please see the Terms of References at the MoER web page: https://mecc.gov.md/ro/content/achizitii-publice.

The MoER now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • At least 5 years of experience in conducting surveys, qualitative studies, market research and data analysis;
  • Experience in conducting surveys with higher education institutions would be an advantage.
  • Experience in developing methodology for sociological surveys and studies (both quantitative and qualitative);
  • Experience in statistical analysis of collected data, elaboration of analytical reports and presentation of results;
  • Team members with experience in carrying out sociological and research work;
  • Experience in at least one similar assignment would be an asset.

Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested Consultants 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 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification Based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 09 00 to 17 00 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by April 8, 2022, 16:00 o’clock, Moldova local time.

Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Moldova, MHEP

Attn: Sergiu Harea, project coordinator

Stefan cel Mare 180, 13th floor, room no. 1307,

mun. Chisinau, Republic of Moldova MD-2004

Tel/fax: 022 23-25-02

E-mail: mhep@mec.gov.md copy to cezar.captaciuc@gmail.com