MINISTRY OF THE PRESIDENCY
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL)
GUYANA PETROLEUM RESOURCES GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT PROJECT (GPRGMP)
PROJECT ID NO.: P166730
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PETROLEUM COMMISSION NEEDS ASSESSMENT
REFERENCE NO.: GPRGMP/IC/2019/07
The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (GCRG) has applied for financing in the amount of US$20 Million equivalent from the World Bank (WB) toward the cost of the Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project (GPRGMP) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds towards payment for Consultancy Services for the completion of a Needs Assessment for the soon to be established Petroleum Commission.
The Consultant to be hired to complete the Petroleum Commission Needs Assessment will be responsible for supporting the Department of Energy (DE), and other key government stakeholders by providing detailed advice towards the establishment of an independent upstream petroleum regulatory authority – Petroleum Commission – in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (CRG).
The Petroleum Commission Needs Assessment Consultant is expected to work through the Project life, but on an agreed time-based contract for the first year. Further Contract(s) for the total period of the project life, if his/her performance is deemed satisfactory, will be on an agreement basis.
The Consultant to complete the Needs Assessment for the Petroleum Commission should have the following qualifications:
1. At least 15 years’ relevant experience, including experience in providing advisory services in emerging economies on petroleum sector policy, petroleum sector institutional development and operationalization, petroleum regulations and governance.
2. Prior experience working as an upstream regulator is a plus.
3. In-depth knowledge of financial and operational business processes and procedures enabling an effectively functioning upstream petroleum authority.
4. A Master’s degree or higher in Economics, Business Administration, Law, Public Policy, or other relevant discipline.
5. Excellent drafting ability and presentation and communication skills, both oral and written in English; ability to explain complex technical issues.
6. Excellent organizational and management skills and ability to complete deliverables in an efficient and timely manner.
7. Good understanding of the requirements of the consultancy, ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
The GPRGMP now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services inclusive of their curriculum vitae, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and clients’ references.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.16 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (published by the Association in September 2016), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A copy of the Terms of Reference (TOR) or further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900hrs to 1600hrs. The Terms of Reference can be viewed on the Ministry of the Presidency’s website: https://motp.gov.gy
Expressions of interest, together with CV’s and other documents, may be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax and must be delivered to the address below by Thursday May 2, 2019.
Ministry of the Presidency, Department of Energy
Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project
Attn: Ms. Joanna Simmons, Project Coordinator
Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown Guyana