Request for Proposals for Consultancy Services for the Evaluation of the Digitization of the Government Social Cash Transfers Project

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PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: AFR/RFP- EVALUATION /DECEMBER/2020

Dear Prospective bidder:

Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a Rwandan Not for Profit Organization, established in March 2010 by the Governments of Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK) and is currently funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) former UK department for International Development (DFID), MasterCard Foundation, USAID and Sweden. Guided by the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach, AFR’s strategic focus is to stimulate financial sector development and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population (for more details visit our website: www.afr.rw.  

AFR’s strategic focus is stimulating financial sector development by partnering with financial institutions and other stakeholders to increase access to and use of financial services. We identify and address constraints that prevent the financial market from reaching Rwanda’s low-income population, and promote innovations and learning that result in sustainable change in the financial sector. Improving access to financial services for the rural poor and women is a particular focus.

AFR is guided by the making Markets work for the Poor (M4P) approach recognising that efforts to increase financial inclusion have to be market led and profitable for sustainability. AFR supports the Government of Rwanda’s development objectives by aligning all its interventions to the national policy frameworks including the Financial Sector Development Programme (FSDP) II, and the National Strategy for Transformation 2017-2024

Proposals should be directly responsive to all items, terms, conditions, specifications, and other documents referred to in this RFP.

  • Requests for clarifications to the contract may be submitted until Friday 8th January 2021
  • Interested parties should submit their proposals no later than Thursday 15th January 2021

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 offeror submitting the lowest price proposal based on technical excellence, schedule superiority or client request.

All communications regarding this RFP should be addressed via email:procurement02@afr.rw

Below is the planned procurement schedule (subject to changes):

Activity Date
a)    Advert issued Friday 11th December 2020
b)    Request for clarifications Friday 8th January  2021
c)    Proposal closing date Friday 15th January 2021
d)   Evaluation process Wednesday 20th January 2021
e)    Notification to bidders Tuesday 26th January 2021
f)     Contract Signature Friday 19th January 2021

Cordially,
Jean Bosco Iyacu
Ag. Country Director
Access to Finance Rwanda