Access to Finance Rwanda

Procurement of Consultancy Firm to Conduct Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) Functional Review

Procurement of Consultancy Firm to Conduct Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) Functional Review

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER: AFR/RFP-FUNCTIONAL REVIEW/MAY/2020.

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.

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 submitted until Friday 5th June 2020.
  • Interested parties should submit their proposals no later than Friday 19th June 2020

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:procurement@afr.rw

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

ActivityDate
a) AdvertFriday 29th May 2020
b) Request for ClarificationsFriday 5th June 2020
c) Proposal closing dateFriday 19th June 2020
d) Evaluation processMonday 29th June 2020
e) Notification to biddersFriday 3rd July 2020
f) Contract SignatureFriday 10th July 2020

Cordially,
Waringa Kibe
Country Director
Access to Finance Rwanda

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