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7843 Ministry of Education & Training REOI 25 March - 5 April 2024

Ministry of Education and Training - TSRSP

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES

• Asset Management Officer

Project Title: Tonga Safe and Resilient Schools Project (TSRSP)
Grant No: IDA-927-TO
Assignments and Reference No.: Asset Management Officer, TO-MET-255002-CS-INDV

The Ministry of Education and Training (MET) have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Tonga Safe and Resilient Schools Project (TSRSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the support of the establishment of an asset management system, including piloting the planning and maintenance of a school buildings in order to improve school building safety and longevity. It is anticipated that this position will commence as soon as possible for initial two years with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and needs of the project. The Consultant will be working closely with the Asset Management Unit within MET to complete the assignment. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be accessed through this link TOR_AMO.

The Ministry of Education and Training via the TSRSP now invites eligible individual (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services by submitting: (a) cover letter stating your interest and responding to the selection criteria and (b) resume to demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements. The criteria for selecting the Consultants are provided in detail in the TOR but not limited to:

  • At least a Diploma or Certificate level qualification in building management, building and construction, asset management, administration, project management, engineering, architecture, urban planning or equivalent;
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in infrastructure, urban planning, project management, asset management or equivalent;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to analyze data and excellent computer skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and oversight activities.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations.

A firm is eligible to nominate an individual and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of the nominated individual shall be used in the selection process, and that (their) corporate experience shall not be taken into account. The firm, if proposing an individual, must specify whether the contract would be signed with the firm or the proposed individual.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants (INDV) method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the email address provided below. Your application should be clearly marked as “Expression of Interest for Asset Management Officer” by 5th April 2024.

Attention: TSRSP Project Manager
Email: procurement [at] tsrsproject [dot] onmicrosoft [dot] com
Address: MET Head Office, Hala Vahakolo Rd, Tofoa, Tongatapu