Consultancy Services- Review and Update of the Private Sector Development Strategy


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Country : Botswana
Summary : Consultancy Services- Review and Update of the Private Sector Development Strategy and Design and Implementation of the SME Improvement Programme
BWT Ref No : 45585728
Tender Notice No :
Competition : ICB
Financier : African Development Bank (AfDB)
Purchaser : BUSINESS BOTSWANA
Attn: Malefo Maidi- Procurement Officer P O Box 432 Gaborone Tel: +267 3953459 Fax: +267 3973142
Botswana
Email :malefom@bb.org.bw
Tender Details : Expression of Interest are invited for Consultancy Services- Review and Update of the Private Sector Development Strategy and Design and Implementation of the SME Improvement Programme. BOTSWANA Support to Economic Diversification Project - TA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Consultancy Services- Review and update of the Private Sector Development Strategy and Design and Implementation of the SME improvement Programme. Financing Agreement reference: 5700155003151 Project ID No.: P-BW-B20-001 The Government of Botswana has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Support to Economic Diversification project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services. 1. The services included under this project are as follows: • Component 1: Review and Update of Private Sector Development Strategy and Program. This component aims at updating and reviewing the Private Sector Development Strategy and Programme (PSDSP) - to take into account the changes that have occurred since its formulation in 2008. Since then, a number of new issues have emerged that necessitates the strategy review and updating. These include, among others, new initiatives at national level (Vision 2036; National Development Plan 11 and its Mid Term Review of 2020 and AGOA Implementation Strategy), at the regional level (SADC Industrialization Policy and its Action Plan & Tripartite Free Trade Area and the African Continental Free Trade Area) and the international level (Economic Partnership Agreements and the advent of Covid 19). • Component 2: SME Improvement Programme. This component is aimed at building an ecosystem that would, on sustainable basis support SMEs initially in Horticulture, Tourism, and Small Stock sectors. The component is divided into two sub-components namely - Institutional Support and Development; and Capacity Development Programme for SMEs. The engagement is envisioned to be implemented over a period of six (6) months. Business Botswana now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may constitute jointventures to enhance their chances of qualification. Eligibility criteria, establishment of the short-list and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the African Development Bank-s Procurement Policy, 2015 which is available on the Bank-s website at http://www.afdb.org. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours (08:00-17:00) Monday to Friday. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 18th September 2020 at 17:00 hours local time and mention “Consultancy Services”. Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, we encourage interested consultants to submit electronically. Attn: Business Botswana Malefo Maidi- Procurement Officer P O Box 432 Gaborone, Botswana Tel: +267 3953459 Facsimile (fax): +267 3973142 E-mail: malefom@bb.org.bw
Deadline : 18th Sep 2020
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