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Dear Prospective bidder:
Access to finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan not for Profit organization, established in March 2010 by the governments of the United Kingdom (UK) and Rwanda and with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Existing funders of AFR include DFID, USAID, the MasterCard Foundation and Sweden.
Access to Finance Rwanda is part of the broader Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Network of programs in Africa that seek to create a transformative impact on the reduction of poverty by supporting efforts to improve financial inclusion and by helping financial institutions and markets drive economic growth.
The creation of AFR was based on the premise that a sound and growing financial sector is essential to underpinning Rwanda’s ambitious development targets. During its first five years of operation (2010-2015), AFR in partnership with different institutions implemented interventions that enabled close to 1,000,000 Rwandans to access and use financial services.
To ensure long-term sustainability and consistency of its achievements, AFR supports the Government of Rwanda’s development objectives and aligns all her interventions to the national policy frameworks such as the Financial Sector Development Programme (FSDP), etc.
Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is a public institution established by the Law N º 46/2013 of 16/06/2013 with the main objective of spearheading the government’s efforts to accelerate Rwanda’s development. RDB’s vision is to transform Rwanda into a dynamic global hub for business, investment and innovation, to create a world -class business environment that will build on the country’s assets, expand the private sector, creating jobs and increase opportunities for all Rwandans in facilitating the registration of businesses and creating a conducive environment for Doing Business in Rwanda.
In the framework of achieving its objectives mentioned above, RDB implement a number of laws, including but not limited to, Law No 41 bis/2014 of 17/01/2015 governing Finance Lease Operations in Rwanda (Finance Lease Law). Under Articles 14 and 18 of Finance Lease Law, RDB through the Registrar General, is mandated (1) to set up the finance lease agreements registry and (2) determine, through instructions the requirements for registration, amendment and cancellation of finance lease agreement as well as the cost of these services respectively.
To deliver to its mandate under Finance Lease Law, RDB has entered into an agreement with AFR whereby AFR has provided financial and technical support to develop instructions determining the requirements for registration, amendment and cancellation of finance lease agreement and the cost of these services, as provided in the Finance Lease Law as well as tools needed to set up the finance lease agreements manual registry.
In light of the above, AFR (“The Client”) wishes to hire an experienced consultancy firm to provide service of developing “instructions determining the requirements for registration, amendment and cancellation of finance lease agreement and the cost of these services” and “tools needed to set up the finance lease agreements manual registry” under the Finance Lease Law for the benefit of RDB (“The Service Beneficiary”).
Responding bidders are advised that this solicitation does not in any way obligate AFR to make a contract award or compensate the responding firms for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of their proposals. Additionally, AFR may award a contract without conducting negotiations; all proposals should be submitted initially using your most favourable terms. AFR reserves the right to award any resultant contract to other than the offer or submitting the lowest price proposal based on technical excellence, schedule superiority or client request.
All enquiries and Requests for Clarification regarding this RFP should be addressed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the date communicated above.
Below is the planned procurement schedule (subject to changes):
|a) Advert||Friday 10th April 2020|
|b) Request for Clarifications||Friday 17th April 2020|
|c) Proposal closing date||Monday 4th May 2020 at 5:00pm Central African Time|
|d) Evaluation process||Friday 8th May 2020|
|e) Display and communication of best evaluated bidder notice||Tuesday 12th May 2020|
|f) Contracting||Friday 15th May 2020|
Access to Finance Rwanda