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MINISTRY OF BUDGET AND PLANNING, OGUN STATE-

INVITATION TO INDICATE INTEREST IN PROVIDING VARIOUS SERVICES

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT
RECRUITMENT FOR: OGUN STATE ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (OGSTEP)

The Ogun State Government is requesting assistance from the World Bank to fund the Ogun State Economic Transformation Program (OGSTEP) through an Investment Project Financing instrument. The funds will support the Ogun State Development Plan (SDP) (2018-2030) with a focus on business environment, skills development and public sector governance.

The Project Development Objective is to increase agricultural production and stimulate private sector participation in the agricultural, industrial and skills sectors of the Ogun State economy.

The project consists of two main components. The project components include:

Component 1: Increasing Agricultural Production and Industrialization
• Sub-Component 1.1: Increasing Agricultural Production
• Sub-Component 1.2: Improving Business Environment.
• Sub-Component 1.3 Developing Skills.

Component 2: Technical Assistance to Strengthen Capacity to Implement the Program
• Component 2.1 Agriculture
• Component 2.2 Business Environment
• Component 2.3 Skills
• Component 2.4 Public Sector Reform and PFM
• Component 2.5 Project Implementation support

The Ministry of Budget and Planning has the lead responsibility for project implementation and ensuring that the project development objectives are met and coordinated by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

Below are some of the critical roles/activities that are needed to be filled or carried out for the preparation and implementation of the program.

1. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT
1. INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION AGENT (IVA)
The IVA is expected to conduct transparent and impartial periodic independent verifications of achievement of the 9 DLIs with associated targets and milestones under the Program. The firm shall undertake the verification of milestone deliverables by the implementing agencies and the progress made towards the achievement of expected results. The IVA will provide independent confirmation of the results reported to the World Bank.

1. PROCUREMENT REFORM SPECIALIST
The main responsibilities of the Procurement Reform Specialist are to assist Ogun State in establishing a modern public procurement system, including a dedicated Procurement Cadre in the Public Service that will facilitate improved delivery of goods and services. The Consultant will work closely with the Honourable Commissioner for Budget & Planning, Chairman of the Procurement Council, Project Coordinator – OGSTEP and Director General of the Bureau of Public Procurement, in modernizing and strengthening the procurement processes and systems with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public procurement and budget execution in the state.

1. EDUCATION/SKILLS SECTOR
1. EDUCATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (EMIS) CONSULTANCY SERVICE
The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a framework for the implementation of an ‘all-inclusive’ Statewide web-based Educational Management Information System (EMIS) which will comprise of information gathered from all institutions offering educational services (Formal, Non-Formal & Informal) within the State. The integrated framework will consider two main Management Information Systems:
1. A Formal Education Management Information System (EMIS); and
2. A Non-Formal Education Management Information System (NFE-MIS).

1. AGRICULTURE SECTOR
1. ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST
The Environmental Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day management of tasks executed by OGSTEP Agric in relation to project preparation and project implementation geared towards the farmers and firms. Specifically, the Environmental Specialist role will assist in meeting the Disbursement-Linked Indicators (DLIs) for the OGSTEP Project. He/she will be required to support the OGSTEP Agric Sector Technical Team and the Project Manager and the Agriculture portfolio in coordinating and carrying out environmental & technical studies required for comprehensive environmental impact assessment as well as the development and implementation of Environmental Management plans, among others.

1. SOCIAL SPECIALIST
The Social Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day management of tasks executed by OGSTEP Agric in relation to project preparation and project implementation geared towards the farmers and firms. The Social Specialist’s role will assist in meeting the Disbursement-Linked Indicators (DLIs) for the OGSTEP Project. He /she will support the OGSTEP Agric Sector Technical Team, Project Manager and the Agriculture portfolio in terms of coordination and carrying out social and technical studies required for comprehensive environmental impact assessment, undertake reporting approvals and compliance issues to both the project team and atlas leadership team and development and implementation of Social Management plans, among others.

1. BASELINE SURVEY CONSULTANCY SERVICE
The baseline survey is a significant requirement to monitor the progress of the Agriculture component of the OGSTEP against the set indicators, and the conduct of a mid-term review and the final evaluation. The firm is expected to examine the current yield per hectare of farmers in the farming communities for all the value chains in the communities and areas covered by the project, provide information that support the projects agricultural activities, including value chain development and productive infrastructure (e.g. irrigation, feeder roads, warehouses etc.) as provided for by the Framework for Responsible and Inclusive Land-Intensive Agricultural Investments (FRILIA) agreements in place in the State.

1. FARMS & FARMERS’ REGISTRATION CONSULTANCY SERVICE
The specific objective of the assignment is to develop a detailed database of farmers and related information, that will support decision making process, ensure effective development, implementation of agricultural support programmes and development of the Ogun Farmers Information Management System (OGFIMS) platform for the State, in line with best practices and similar undertakings in neighboring States. The firm will be responsible for developing the technical platform for OGFIMS including the geo-spatial and attribute data base and so on.

1. VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT FIRMS (VCDF) CONSULTANCY SERVICE
The objective of the engagement of the Value Chain Development Firms (VCDF’s) is to develop and promote further the commodity value chains to be promoted in the State. Further, the engagement of VCDF’s seeks to facilitate timely linkage between producers, input suppliers and service providers, and off-takers; and well as identify relevant value chain Service Providers across the Value Chains Segment, among others in the State. The firm will assist to develop and strengthen the target agricultural value chains in Ogun State in two phases:
1. Pre Investment Phase, and
2. Investment Phase.

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