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FEDERAL MINISTRY OF MINES & STEEL DEVELOPMENT-

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE MMSD IN DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A STRATEGY TO REVIVE THE TIN INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA AND DEVELOP THE BARITE INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

THE WORLD BANK
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF MINES & STEEL DEVELOPMENT
MINERAL SECTOR SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION (MINDIVER) PROJECT
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES/FIRM SELECTION)
ENGAGEMENT OF A CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE MMSD IN DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A STRATEGY TO REVIVE THE TIN INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA AND DEVELOP THE BARITE INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA – NG-MINDIVER/200688/CS/QCBS
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has obtained a credit from the International Development Association- IDA (the “Bank”). This credit will be used to implement activities that will catalyze the process of economic diversification through the mining sector.

The Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project, the implementing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds for eligible payments under the contract for the engagement of a consultant to support the MMSD in developing and implementing a strategy to revive the tin industry in Nigeria and develop the barite industry in Nigeria.

The primary objective of this advisory work is to advise and assist the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) to:
(a) Prepare and implement a detailed strategy to revive the tin industry in Nigeria to have a competitive and sustainable supply chain and market for tin through a strong focus on the following:
(i) Upstream and downstream integration.
(ii) Clusters of geology-mining-mineral processing-smelter and downstream manufacturing industries.
(b) Develop the Barite industry in Nigeria through a strong focus on the following:
(i) Upstream and downstream development of the selected indigenous Nigerian barite mining and milling companies.
(ii) Examine the selected indigenous barite mining and milling companies that can be nurtured.
(iii) Assist in implementing a program that should consider a range of support mechanisms to the selected companies, including on-site business advice, professional services assistance, and connections with strategic partners, and mentoring to produce successful and financially viable firms that can survive on their own and adequately supply quality barite to the Oil and Gas Industry;
(iv) Assist the selected indigenous Barite mining and milling company to develop a sound environmental and social management system including a community development plan.

The Consultant’s duties will involve working closely with the consultant undertaking the ASM development task and any other relevant consultancies where necessary. The adviser is expected to consult widely with key stakeholders and assist in the organization of a Stakeholder’s workshop to include the operators and stakeholders in the tin and barite industry value chain. This should also include all concerned Government regulatory agencies and representatives from academia, mining associations, finance and banking, civil society organizations and standards entities, etc.

The adviser is expected to carry out the following tasks in collaboration with the MMSD and the relevant departments and agencies:

Tin Industry:
• Situation Analysis
• Strategy Preparation
• Strategy Implementation

Barite Industry:
• Due Diligence Audit and Situation Analysis
• Business Plan Development
• Strategy Implementation

The Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultant”) to indicate their interest in providing the above services. An interested firm must provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. (i.e. Letter of interest, Brochure, Description of similar assignments, availability of essential technology and other logistic resources, availability of appropriate skills amongst Staff, etc.)

The shortlisting criteria are:
(i) General listing of project experiences for the last ten years, including the completed and the on-going projects and their value.
(ii) Specific description of the similar assignments in the last ten years (Please include verifiable evidence of work done e.g. Job Completion Certificate, Letter of Award of contract, etc.)
(iii) Specific experience in countries with similar conditions as Nigeria
(iv) The firm Organisation structure, i.e. human resources, adequacy of the staff to perform the components of the technical task. (Permanent and Management Staff are evaluated here)
For each project performed the consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount.

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