REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR CONSULTING SERVICES (Individual Consultants) – AFRICA FRANCHISING ACCELERATOR PROJECT (AFRAP) – REFERENCE NUMBER: TPSF/2021-2022/AFRAP/C/01

Sector: Trade 

Financing Agreement reference: FAPA – 5700155003501

Project ID No.: P-TZ-BZ0-002

This call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) follows advertisement of General Procurement Notice published in the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nation Development Business (UNDB) portals between 4th and 8th December 2020.

The United Republic of Tanzania has received a grant from the African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) to finance the Africa Franchising Accelerator Project (AFRAP) to be implemented by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to make payments under the contracts for the following consultancies;

  1. Project Co-ordinator/Franchise Association of Tanzania (FATA) Consultant
  2. Empretec Business Advisory Expert
  3. Business Systemization Expert
  4. Franchise Legal Expert.
  5. IT Specialist (Software)   

The broad consultancy services included under this project, to be implemented over 39.5 months are as follows.

  1. Mapping of ecosystem and developing a franchise-enabling environment. 
  2. Access to skills for 100 indigenous franchise brands and key stakeholders.
  3. Project management and incubation of the Franchise Association of Tanzania (FATA).

Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for each position are available from procurement@tpsf.or.tz, to be requested on or before noon on 18rd October 2021. TPSF now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Detailed CVs of interested consultants, must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services which are detailed in the TORs. Interested consultants must provide a separate summary alongside their CVs specifically responding to each of the evaluation items listed under competence/person profile in the TORs. At least one referee is required for each item on the list of the summary as appropriate. Tanzanian nationals who meet all the other selection criteria are particularly encouraged to apply.

The eligibility criteria for short list and the selection procedure for the Project Coordinator position shall be in accordance to TPSF’s Procurement Procedures. All others shall be in accordance with the relevant sections of the Bank’s Procurement Framework Dated October 2015, available on the Bank’s website www.afdb.org.  Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from Monday to Friday 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs East African time by 12noon on 18th October 2021. All queries from any interested applicants (please indicate clearly which position you are interested in) shall be answered by end of business day on 22nd October 2021 to all interested applicants who request and receive the TORs for the relevant position. 

Expressions of interest must be submitted by email in PDF format to the address below not later than 27th October 2021 at 16.00hrs and must be specifically marked “Expression of Interest for the position of……. (please insert your relevant position), Africa Franchising Accelerator Project (AFRAP)

Attn: The Procurement Manager

Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)

Plot No. 1288 Mwaya Road
Msasani Peninsula,
P.O. Box 11313 Dar Es Salaam.

Tel: +255 22 2601913/1938/2751

Email: procurement@tpsf.or.tz

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