1. RFP Objective
IPA invites interested and qualified offerors to submit proposals for The Provision of Internal Control (IC) / Systems Audit for Six (6) Countries in Africa in the following support functions: Finance, HR, Procurement & Logistics, IT, Administration and Governance. IPA’s objective is to partner with a competent offeror(s) in order ensure that IPA’s assets are safeguarded, errors are minimized, fraud cases are minimal, and ensure that the operations of all support functions are efficient and effective in accordance with IPA Policies.
2. RFP Timeline
The timeline for the RFP process is as follows. While we do not anticipate any changes to this timeline, we reserve the right to make adjustments to it as we see fit.
|Issuance of RFP||Tuesday 25th October 2022|
|Deadline for Receipt of Questions||Friday 11th Nov 2022 at 11:00 pm (EST)|
|Deadline for Receipt of Proposals||Wednesday 23rd Nov 2022 at 11:00 pm (EST)|
|Evaluation of Proposals||TBD, late November 2022|
|Clarifications and Negotiations (if any)||TBD, early December 2022|
|Selection & Contracting||TBD, early December 2022|
3. Proposal Submission Address
Please send your proposal via this link no later than Wednesday 23rd Nov 2022 at 11:00 pm (EST).
4. Bid Validity
Proposals are expected to be binding for a period of ninety (90) days from the published response date. Please see the attached RFP for more details.
5. RFP Terms & Conditions
a) The Request for Proposal is not and shall not be considered an offer by IPA.
b) All responses must be received on or before the date and time indicated on the RFP.
c) All proposals will be considered binding offers. Prices proposed must be valid for entire period provided by respondent.
d) All awards will be subject to IPA contractual terms and conditions and contingent on the availability of donor funding.
e) IPA reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal or cancel the solicitation process at anytime and shall have no liability to the proposing organizations submitting proposals for such rejection or cancellation of the request for proposals.
f) IPA reserves the right to accept all or part of the proposal when award is provided.
g) All information provided by IPA in this RFP is offered in good faith. Individual items are subject to change at any time, and all bidders will be provided with notification of any changes. IPA is not responsible or liable for any use of the information submitted by bidders or for any claims asserted therefrom.
h) IPA reserves the right to require any bidder to enter into a non-disclosure agreement.
i) The bidders are solely obligated to pay for any costs, of any kind whatsoever, which may be incurred by bidder or any third parties, in connection with the Response. All responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of IPA, subject to claims of confidentiality in respect of the response and supporting documentation, which have been clearly marked confidential by the bidder.