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CONSULTING SERVICES “Framework for the Implementation of the Management System for Business Licenses and Permits (MSBLP), in Suriname”


Institution: Inter- American Development Bank

Country: Suriname


Advisement No: 006

Sector: Government 

Abstract: These services are meant to improve necessary public service in the present information age, and more specific to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of processes for the application and renewal of business and professional certificates, licenses, and permits in Suriname. Furthermore, this consultancy seeks to achieve this objective through the design and implementation of a modern Management System for Business Licenses and Permits (MSBLP) with text in both Dutch and English. The project will support activities also aimed at improving full control mechanisms and monitoring-evaluation reporting systems. The MSBLP must meet the international standards of confidential data integrity, safety and security.

Loan number: 3402/OC-SU 

Consultancy Reference no:SUBCIP 043 

Deadline:  June 2nd, 2017

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toward the cost of the Business Climate and Innovation Program (SUBCIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the following:

  1. Review of existing procedures. The purpose of this component is to design and adopt new procedures so that a business can be constituted in an economical, transparent, and expeditious manner. This work will involve examining existing administrative and operational procedures applicable to the creation of a MSBLP registry and the agencies which are involved in these processes.
  2. Determine the technological requirements and configuration of the MSBLP in Suriname.
  3. Determine the need for policy reforms to support the new processes, administrative and operational procedures.
  4. Undertake a diagnostic assessment of the systems environment (hardware needs), operational and legal requirements necessary to operationalize a web and mobile MSBLP registry in Suriname.
  5. Develop/provide an open-source off-the-shelf software for the business license and permits registry after approval by the CUS, and provide hosting services for at least twelve months after completion of the MSBLP, after which the solution will be transitioned to the Government of Suriname. The firm should be able to provide support when hosting or providing hosting services. Alternatives to hosting, such as cloud services should also be considered Test and deploy the information and communications technology architecture for the registry, including data, applications, hardware and communications
  6. Produce an instructions manual for the operation of the registry, inclusive of a user guide for end users and a technical manual for the administration and maintenance of the business license and permits registry system.
  7. Conduct training for registry staff on the purpose, use, and maintenance of the new system, as well as the creation of supplementary training materials, manuals and a short guide. The registry will be managed by an agency to be appointed by MTI&T.
  8. Transfer source code and full ownership of the system/software to the Government of Suriname.

The duration of the assignment is expected to last no more than four (4) months.

The Business Climate and Innovation Program through the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The Expression of Interest (EOI should include (i) a letter of interest from the firm to participate in the assignment, (ii) profile of the firm and (iii) list of similar assignments with relevant samples of work done within the last 5 years. Please note that this document with specific information shall consist of no more than 20 pages.

Short lists shall comprise six firms with a wide geographic spread, with no more than two firms from any one country.

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank GN-2350-9 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. For the purpose of establishing the short list, the nationality of a firm is that of the country in which it is legally incorporated or constituted and in the case of Joint Venture, the nationality of the firm appointed to represent it.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Policies.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8.30 AM- 15.00 PM.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or by e-mail) by June 2nd, 2017 at 14.00 PM local time.

Department: Competiveness Unit / SUBCIP

Room number: 317

Attn: Ms. Cheryl Daal (Procurement Officer)

Address: Havenlaan #1

Country: Suriname

Tel: 597 402080 extension 1015

E-mail: cheryl.daal@surinamecompete.org