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CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO FACILITATE RECRUITMENT OF THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR

REFERENCE: CCC/RFP/10/5/2020

  1. BACKGROUND

The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) is a regional body corporate established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”) promulgated under Article 55 of the COMESA Treaty. The Commission has the legal capacity required for the performance of its functions under the Regulations in the territory of each COMESA Member State.

 

The Commission’s core mandate is to promote and encourage competition by preventing restrictive business practices and other restrictions that deter the efficient operation of markets, thereby enhancing the welfare of the consumers in the Common Market, and to protect consumers against offensive conduct by market actors. The main functions of the Commission are to monitor markets and investigate anti-competitive business practices, control mergers and other forms of acquisitions in the Common Market and mediate disputes between the Member States concerning anti-competitive conduct. The Commission commenced its operations on 14th January, 2013 and is located in Lilongwe, Malawi.

 

Pursuant to Article 9 of the Regulations, the Commission is headed by a Director appointed by the COMESA Council of Ministers. The recruitment process for the Director is provided for under the COMESA Competition Commission Executive Management Staff Rules which, among other things, obligates the Commission to engage an independent international management professional company to do the shortlisting.

 

The Commission commenced the process of recruiting the Director to head the Commission by sending adverts to all the COMESA Member States inviting applications for the position from suitable candidates. According to the Roadmap for the recruitment process, the Commission is scheduled to receive applications from the Member States on 16 November 2020.

 

The Commission now wishes to contract a reputable International Management Consulting firm to do the shortlisting for the Director position, based on the terms of reference given in the advert calling for applications.

 

  1. SPECIFIC TERMS OF REFERENCE

 The Consulting Firm shall perform as per the following Specific Terms of Reference:

  • Review all the applications received;
  • Prepare a Summary of Applications in the format to be provided by the Commission;
  • Evaluate each candidate’s application as per the desired profile in the job advert/call for applications highlighting but not limited to the following:
    • Qualifications
    • Relevant experience
    • Stipulated years of experience
    • Understanding of Job description
    • Knowledge of any one or more of the COMESA languages
    • Computer literacy
    • Eligibility to apply for the position
  • Score each candidate and rank all applications as per the Commission’s scoresheet to be provided;
  • Short list a maximum of five (5) candidates for the post;
  • Ensure that only one (1) candidate from any one (1) country is shortlisted for the post.;
  • Prepare a short-listing report and make recommendations with comprehensive justifications and rankings for all candidates (shortlisted or not shortlisted);
  • Submit the final short-listing report within two (2) weeks after signing the contract;
  • Undertake psychometric tests for all the shortlisted candidates;
  • Act as Secretary to the interview panel and prepare the interview report; and
  • Present the interview report and recommendations to the COMESA Council of Ministers.

 

  1. DELIVERABLES

 By the end of the assignment, the Consultant Firm is expected to have delivered the following:

  • A final Shortlisting Report, containing a shortlist of not more than five (5) highly qualified candidates for the post who will be invited for interviews.
  • A final Interview Report, containing the recommendations of the Interview Panel on suitable candidate/s for the post.

 

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 a)  COMESA Competition Commission

The Commission Secretariat will provide the following documents to the successful Consultant Firm:

  • All the applications received from the Member States.
  • The COMESA Competition Commission Executive Management Staff Rules.
  • The COMESA Competition Commission Staff Rules.
  • The COMESA Secretariat Recruitment Procedure Manual.
  • Call for applications/Adverts for the position.
  • Score sheet template

b) The Consultant

The Consulting firm shall first submit a draft Shortlisting Report to the Board through the Chairman within one week of signing the contract. This report shall contain an analysis of the applications and details as stated in Section 2 above, which should also include remarks as to why each applicant is short listed or not short listed for the post.  The Board Chairman shall revert to the Consultant with comments within one week of receiving the draft Shortlisting Report.

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY OF CONSULTANTS

 This consultancy is open to reputable International Management Consultancy firms which have sufficient experience in recruitment and selection to undertake this assignment.  Proof of having undertaken similar assignments is critical.

 

  1. COMMENCEMENT AND COMPLETION OF WORK

The assignment is expected to commence by 30th November 2020.  Details of completion of work and work schedule including reporting will be discussed further and agreed upon after signing of the contract.

 

  1. CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION OF CONSULTANTS

a) Bidders must provide both Technical and Financial proposals. The evaluation shall be based on the following attributes:

  • The overall responsiveness and quality of the proposal in clearly stating an understanding of the work to be performed;
  • Technical ability of the proposer to perform the required services;
  • The experience and reputation of the proposer as represented in the response and the quality of the references;
  • Cost of services. Fees and expenses will be a particularly important factor when all other evaluation criteria are relatively equal.

b) The Technical proposal will be assigned a weight of 80% and the financial proposal will be weighted at 20%.

 

   

Evaluation attribute

   Percentage Points
1 Firms Understanding of Client’s requirements                                                        15
2 Approach and methodology                                                        30
3 Specific Experience of the firm in carrying out similar assignments. Evidence in form of reference letters, offer letters, orders or copies of contracts should be presented  30
4 Qualifications and Experience of proposed team

Team Leader                                15marks

Support Experts (2)                        10marks

25
  Total 100

 

c)  The proposed team should consist of minimum three experts, that is: The Team leader, Human Resources Expert and a Support Expert. The Team Leader should be at the level of a partner in the Consulting Firm with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. The Human Resources Expert should have at least a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology or a related social science field with a minimum of seven years working experience.

 

d) The Support Expert should have at least a bachelor’s degree in either Human Resources Management, Commerce, Business Administration or a related social science field. A Master’s degree or a relevant professional certification will be an added advantage.

 

f) The proposals must be submitted with a cover letter containing a confirmation and a description of how you have understood the Terms of Reference for the assignment.

 

f) In the applications, vendors should also provide that:

  • They have the legal capacity to enter into the contract;
  • They are not insolvent, in receivership, bankrupt or being wound up, their business activities have not been suspended, and they are not the subject of legal proceedings for any of the foregoing;
  • They have fulfilled their obligations to pay taxes and social security contributions, and for that purpose, documentary evidence to be provided by a foreign candidate to demonstrate that it meets the criterion in this paragraph may consist of a written declaration to that effect by the candidate;
  • That their servants, or agents have not offered any inducement to any employees of the Commission.

 

  1. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

a)  The bidder shall submit the proposal in one external envelope containing inside four sealed envelopes by the closing date set forth in point no. 9 below through courier services or hand delivery to:

 

THE BOARD CHAIRMAN

COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION

KANG’OMBE HOUSE

5TH FLOOR – WEST WING

P.O BOX 30742

LILONGWE, MALAWI

Tel: +265 (0)1 772 466

ATTENTION: MR. PATRICK OKILANGOLE

 

b)  The outer envelope should be clearly marked in the top right-hand corner “CCC/RFP/4/9/2020 – CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR SHORT LISTING AND INTERVIEWS OF DIRECTOR POSITION” DO NOT OPEN BEFORE 30th October.. 2020 at 15.00 HRS Lilongwe time.

 

NOTE: If the envelopes are not sealed and marked as per the instructions in this clause, the Commission will not assume responsibility for the proposal’s misplacement or premature opening and may – at its discretion – reject the proposal.

 

c) This first internal sealed envelope, which will be clearly marked “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” must contain four (4) hard copies of the technical proposal with one marked ‘original’ and the others marked ‘copy’. The second internal envelope, which will be clearly marked “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL”, should contain the original and copy of the financial proposal. The envelope containing the financial proposal will ONLY be opened if the technical offer attains the pass score of seventy per cent (70%).

 

d) In the event of any discrepancy between the original and the copy, the original shall govern.

 

  1. CLOSING DATE OF TENDER

Tenders must be submitted to the COMESA Competition Commission on or before 30th October 2020 at 15:00 hours LILONGWE TIME.

 

  1. AWARD OF CONTRACTS

The Commission reserves the right to wholly or partially reject or award these contracts to any bidder and has no obligation to award this tender to the lowest bidder

 

  1. PRICING

a) All prices MUST be indicated in USD.

b) There will be no price variation after signing of contract except upon a mutual written agreement between the two parties;

c) The price quoted shall be considered to be for all the services required by the Commission as contained in this Request for Proposal.

d) Prices must be exclusive of all taxes within Malawi.

e) Prices must be valid for 90 days from the date of close of tender.

 

  1. PAYMENT:

Bidders are advised to indicate their payment terms and conditions.

 

  1. TECHNICAL QUERIES

Technical queries related to this tender should be submitted in writing to AMinika@comesa.int with a copy to AGMkandawire@comesa.int

 

  1. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL – STANDARD BIDDING FORM

a) Bidders are advised to use the standard tender Form below as sample format and modify it to cover all relevant costs or charges.

b) There will be no price variation tender.

c) Bidders are also advised to disclose any other relevant information on a separate sheet of paper.

 

Click here to download the Request for Proposal.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE POST OF DIRECTOR (P5) OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION

  1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission) is an institution established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (the Regulations). The Commission has the legal capacity required for the performance of its functions under the Regulations in the territory of each COMESA Member State.

 

The Commission’s core mandate is to promote and encourage competition by preventing restrictive business practices and other restrictions that deter the efficient operation of markets, thereby enhancing the welfare of the consumers in the Common Market, and to protect consumers against offensive conduct by market actors.

 

Pursuant to Article 9 of the Regulations, the Commission would like to recruit the Director to head the Commission. Therefore, applications are invited for the position from suitable candidates from the COMESA Member States.

 

2.  THE POSITION

 

Job Title:                               Director; COMESA Competition Commission

Reporting to:                         Board of Commissioners

Grade:                                    Professional, Level 5 (P5)

Salary Scale:                         COM$70,654 – COM$83,375 per annum plus allowances.

Duty Station:                         Lilongwe, Malawi

 

3.   PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Director shall be responsible for administering the Commission’s affairs, funds and property and for performing any other functions that may be conferred or imposed upon him/her by or under the Regulations or that the Commission may delegate or assign to him/her. The Director shall perform his duties in accordance with the Commission’s Code of Conduct, and upholding the Commission’s Values, to achieve results in line with its corporate mission and goals.

 

4.   FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTOR

The Director shall perform his/her duties in accordance with the COMESA Competition Commission’s Code of Conduct, and upholding the COMESA Competition Commission Values, to achieve results in line with the corporate mission and goals of the COMESA Competition Commission.  The Director shall apply the provisions of these Regulations with regard to trade between Member States and be responsible for promoting competition within the Common Market. In order to accomplish this, the Director shall:

  • Monitor and investigate anti-competitive practices of undertakings within the Common Market, and mediate disputes between Member States concerning anti-competitive conduct;
  • Regularly review regional competition policy so as to advise and make representations to the COMESA Council of Ministers with a view to improving on the effectiveness of the Regulations;
  • Help Member States promote national competition laws and institutions, with the objective of the harmonization of those national laws with the regional Regulations to achieve uniformity of interpretation and application of competition law and policy within the Common Market;
  • Co-operate with competition authorities in Member States;
  • Co-operate and assist Member States in the implementation of its decisions;
  • Provide support to Member States in promoting and protecting consumer welfare;
  • Facilitate the exchange of relevant information and expertise;
  • Enter into such arrangements as will enhance its ability to monitor and investigate the impact of conduct outside the Common Market but which nevertheless has, or may have, an impact on trade between Member States;
  • Be responsible for developing and disseminating information about competition policy and consumer protection policy;
  • Co-operate with other agencies that may be established or recognized by COMESA to monitor and regulate any specific sector; and
  • Legally represent the Commission vis – a – vis third parties and the courts.

 

5. QUALIFICATIONS

The right candidate should:

  • be a national of a COMESA Member State;
  • have an advanced degree (at least a Masters) in Law, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration or related field. A PhD in the relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • be older than 35 years by the closing date of the advert.

 

6.      EXPERIENCE

  •  have a minimum of 15 years practical experience in competition law and policy, consumer protection, trade or other related fields;
  • enforcement of competition or consumer law at national or regional level is an added advantage.

 

7.   ATTRIBUTES

 The suitable candidate to be Director of the Commission should have the following attributes:

  • must display and prove creativity in institutional strategic visioning; an appreciation of the vision, mission and objectives of the Commission and the role the Commission plays in realizing the single market integration agenda;
  • must possess demonstrated qualities of success in leadership and management and must be able to manage and embrace change, proactively manages risks and lead operational improvements;
  • must have proven abilities to mobilise and manage resources to achieve stated goals;
  • must possess demonstrated experience in advocacy;
  • must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with persons from diverse disciplines, perspectives and cultures;
  • must have excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • must be a team player who can inspire, direct and motivate staff;
  • must have proficiency in English and/or French and/or Arabic.
  • must have good computer skills; and
  • candidates will be required to provide security clearance before appointment.

 

8.      KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGE

Candidates must be proficient in the English and/or French and/or Arabic. A combination of any two or all of these languages will be an added advantage.

 

9. ELIGIBLITY FOR APPLICATIONS

 Applicants should note that the Regulations specify that the Director shall:

  • be a citizen of a Member State;
  • hold office for a term of five years and shall be eligible for re-appointment only for one further term of five years;
  • Commissioners of the COMESA Competition Commission shall not be eligible for appointment as Director of the Commission;
  • not have a criminal record.

 

10.    SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications MUST be submitted through the COMESA Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States on the prescribed COMESA Application Form which can be accessed and downloaded from the COMESA website: http://www.comesa.int/., Opportunities, COMESA Job Application Format.

 

Applications submitted directly to the COMESA Secretariat or the COMESA Competition Commission will not be considered, and ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications must be addressed and submitted to COMESA Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States for shortlisting.

 

11.  FINAL DATE OF APPLICATIONS

The applications MUST reach the COMESA Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States by Thursday, 5th November 2020. Accordingly, short-listing reports from the Coordinating Ministries attaching all the relevant documents of the successful candidate should reach the address below by Thursday, 19th November 2020.

  

The Chairman

COMESA Competition Commission

P.O Box 30742

Email: Compcom@comesa.int

Lilongwe

Malawi

 

More information can be found below:

English Call for Application  / COMESA-Job-Application-Form ENG

Arabic Call for Application / COMESA-Job-Application-Form-ARA

French Call for Application / COMESA Job Application Form in French

 

NOTE: Applications MUST be submitted through the Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States. Click here to access the contact details of the Coordinating Ministries.

Click here to download the Arabic version of the application form.

Click here to download the English version of the application form.

Click here to download the French version of the application form.

SUSPENSION OF RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR NINE PROFESSIONAL POSTS

 

S/N NAME OF VACANT POSTS GRADE NO. OF POSTS
1. Manager – Consumer Welfare and  Advocacy

 

P4 1
2. Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer

 

P3 1
3. Accountant

 

P3 1
4. Internal Auditor

 

P3 1
5. Merger Analysts

 

P2 2
6. Competition Analysts

 

P2 2
7. Legal Officers

 

P2 2
8. Consumer Welfare and Advocacy Officers

 

P2 2
9. IT and Documentation Officer

 

P2 1

 

We would like to notify all applicants to our call for the above applications for the nine (9) professional posts at the COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission), advertised in January 2020, that the recruitment process has been temporarily suspended due to the logistical constraints associated with the COVID – 19 pandemic.  The process will resume once the situation has normalized.

We apologise for the inconvenience this postponement may cause.

We would like to thank all applicants that have submitted their applications and shown interest in joining the Commission.

 

The Director and Chief Executive Officer

COMESA Competition Commission

Lilongwe

 

 

 

Click here to download the Notice of Suspension of the Recruitment.

REQUEST FOR TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPOSALS: CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO FACILITATE RECRUITMENT OF THIRTEEN PROFESSIONAL STAFF POSITIONS

CCC/RFP/3/3/2020

 

  1. Background

The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) is a regional body corporate established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”) promulgated under Article 55 of the COMESA Treaty. The Commission is responsible for promoting competition and enhancing the welfare of consumers in the Common Market. The main functions of the Commission are to monitor markets and investigate anti-competitive business practices, control mergers and other forms of acquisitions in the Common Market and mediate disputes between the Member States concerning anti-competitive conduct. The Commission commenced its operations on 14th January, 2013 and is located in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The Commission advertised for the following Professional positions and received applications as in the table below:

NO. POST NO. OF

POSITIONS

GRADE SALARY PER ANNUM

(USD)

NO OF APPLICATIONS
1 Manager – Consumer Welfare and Advocacy 1 P4 58,731 13
2 Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer

 

1 P3 48,575 30
3 Accountant 1 P3 48,575 21
4 Internal Auditor

 

1 P3 48,575 22
5 Merger Analysts

 

2 P2 39,743 25
6 Competition Analysts 2 P2 39,743 22
7 Legal Officers 2 P2 39,743 23
8 Consumer Welfare and Advocacy Officers 2 P2 39,743 16
9 IT and Documentation Officer 1 P2 39,743 25

The Commission now wishes to contract a Consulting firm of an international repute to facilitate the recruitment process for the above posts, based on the terms of reference given in the call for applications.

              

  1. Specific Terms of Reference

 The Consulting Firm shall perform as per the following Specific Terms of Reference:

i. Review all the applications received;

ii. Prepare a Summary of Applications in the format provided to be by the Commission;

iii. Evaluate each candidate’s application as per the desired profile in the job advert/call for applications highlighting but not limited to the following:

a) Qualifications

b) Relevant experience

c)Years of experience

d) Understanding of Job description

e) Computer literacy- eligible candidates should be computer literate

f) Age

iv. Score each candidate and rank all applications as per the Commission’s scoresheet to be provided;

v. Short list a maximum of five (5) candidates for each post;

vi. Ensure that only one (1) candidate from any one (1) country is shortlisted for any given post. In cases where two (2) or more candidates from one country are found to be qualified for the post, the best candidate among the candidates should be short listed;

vii. Prepare a short-listing report and make recommendations with comprehensive justifications and rankings for all candidates (shortlisted or not shortlisted);

viii. Submit the final short-listing report within two (2) weeks after signing the contract;

ix. Undertake psychometric tests for all the shortlisted candidates;

x. Prepare both oral and written interview questions;

xi. Act as Secretary to the interview panel and prepare the interview report; and

xii. Present the interview report and recommendations to the Board of Commissioners of the COMESA Competition Commission.

 

  1. Deliverables

 By the end of the assignment, the Consultant/Firm is expected to have delivered the following:

  • A final Shortlisting Report, containing a shortlist of not more than five (5) highly qualified candidates for each post who will be invited for interviews.
  • A final Interview Report, containing the recommendations of the Interview panel for suitable candidates for each post.

 

  1. Accountability and Responsibilities

 i. The COMESA Competition Commission

 The Secretariat will provide the following documents to the successful firm:

         (a)        All the 197 Applications received

(b)       The Staff Rules

(c)        The recruitment procedure manual

(d)       Call for applications/adverts for all the nine positions

(e)        Score sheet template

             ii. The Consultant

The Consulting firm shall first submit a draft shortlisting report to the Commission within one week of signing the contract. This report shall contain an analysis of the applications and details as stated at article 2 above, which should also include remarks as to why each applicant is short listed or not short listed for the post applied for.  The Commission shall revert back to the Consultant with comments within three days of receiving the report.

 

  1. Eligibility of Consultants

 This consultancy is open to reputable international Consultancy firms which have sufficient experience in recruitment and selection to undertake this assignment.  Proof of having undertaken similar assignments is critical.

 

  1. Commencement and Completion of Work

The assignment is expected to commence by 15th May 2020.  Details of completion of work and work schedule including reporting will be discussed further and agreed upon after signing of the contract.

 

  1. Criteria for Evaluation of Consultants

Bidders must provide both Technical and Financial proposals. The evaluation shall be based on the following attributes:

  • The overall responsiveness and quality of the proposal in clearly stating an understanding of the work to be performed;
  • Technical ability of the proposer to perform the required services;
  • The experience and reputation of the proposer as represented in the response and the quality of the references;
  • Cost of services. Fees and expenses will be a particularly important factor when all other evaluation criteria are relatively equal.

The Technical proposal will be assigned a weight of 80% and the financial proposal will be weighted at 20%.

 

Evaluation attribute

   Percentage Points
1 Firms Understanding of Client’s requirements                                                        20
2 Approach and methodology                                                        15
3 Specific Experience of the firm in carrying out similar assignments. Evidence in form of reference letters, offer letters, orders or copies of contracts should be presented  40
4 Qualifications and Experience of proposed team

Team Leader                                15marks

Support Expert (1No.)                   10marks

25
Total 100

The proposed team should consist of minimum three experts, that is: The Team leader, Human Resources Expert and a support expert. The Team Leader should be at the level of a partner with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. The Human resources Expert should have at least a master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Industrial Psychology or a related social science field with a minimum of seven years working experience.

The Support Expert should have at least a bachelor’s degree in either Human Resources Management, Commerce, Business Administration or a related social science field. A Master’s degree or a relevant professional certification will be an added advantage.

The proposals must be submitted with a cover letter containing a confirmation that you have understood the Terms of Reference for the assignment.

 

  1. Submission of Applications

The bidder shall submit the proposal in one external envelope containing inside two sealed envelopes by the closing date set forth in point no. 9 through courier services or hand delivery to:

THE CHAIRMAN – PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE

COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION

KANG’OMBE HOUSE

5TH FLOOR – WEST WING

P.O BOX 30742

LILONGWE, MALAWI

Tel: +265 (0)1 772 466

ATTENTION: MR. WILLARD MWEMBA

 The outer envelope should be clearly marked in the top right-hand corner “CCC/RFP/3/3/2020 – CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR SHORT LISTING AND INTERVIEWS OF NINE PROFFESIONAL POSITIONS” DO NOT OPEN BEFORE   24th April 2020 at 15.00 HRS Lilongwe time.

NOTE: If the envelopes are not sealed and marked as per the instructions in this clause, the Commission will not assume responsibility for the proposal’s misplacement or premature opening and may – at its discretion – reject the proposal.

This first internal sealed envelope, which will be clearly marked “TECHNICAL PROPOSAL” must contain two (2) hard copies of the technical proposal with one marked ‘original’ and the other marked ‘copy’. The second internal envelope, which will be clearly marked “FINANCIAL PROPOSAL”, should contain the original and copy of the financial proposal. The envelope containing the financial proposal will ONLY be opened if the technical offer attains the pass score of seventy per cent (70%).

In the event of any discrepancy between the original and the copy, the original shall govern. 

 

  1. CLOSING DATE OF TENDER

Tenders must be submitted to the COMESA Competition Commission on or before 24th April 2020 at 15:00 hours LILONGWE TIME. 

 

  1. AWARD OF CONTRACTS

The Commission reserves the right to wholly or partially reject or award these contracts to any bidder and has no obligation to award this tender to the lowest bidder.

 

  1. Pricing

All prices MUST be indicated in USD.

There will be no price variation after signing of contract except upon a mutual written agreement between the two parties;

The price quoted shall be considered to be for all the services required by the Commission as contained in this Request for Proposal.

Prices must be exclusive of all taxes within Malawi.

Prices must be valid for 90 days from the date of close of tender.

 

12.  Payment:

Bidders are advised to indicate their payment terms and conditions.

 

  1. Technical Queries

Technical queries related to this tender should be submitted in writing to AMinika@comesa.int with a copy to AGMkandawire@comesa.int

 

  1. Financial Proposal – Standard Bidding Form

 Bidders are advised to use the standard tender Form below as sample format and modify it to cover all relevant costs or charges.

There will be no price variation tender.

Bidders are also advised to disclose any other relevant information on a separate sheet of paper.

 

Click here to download the Request for Technical and Financial Proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REQUEST FOR TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPOSAL: DEVELOPMENT OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION

REF : CCC/RFP/3/2/2020

  

  1. INTRODUCTION

The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) is an international body corporate established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”). The Regulations are promulgated pursuant to Article 55 of the Treaty establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (“the COMESA Treaty”).

The Commission is responsible for enforcing the Regulations, whose purpose is promoting and encouraging competition by preventing restrictive business practices and other restrictions that deter the efficient operations of markets, thereby enhancing the welfare of consumers in the Common Market.  The Commission is composed of two enforcement institutions:

  • The Secretariat which is headed by a Director appointed under Article 9 of the Regulations. The Secretariat is also composed of staff members appointed by the Director with the approval of the Board. The Secretariat is responsible for carrying out investigations and advocacy work of the Commission among other things. The Commission’s Secretariat commenced its operations on the 14th of January 2013 and is located in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Commission’s Secretariat has so far 15 staff members; and
  • The Board of Commissioners which is established and appointed under Articles 12 and 13 of the Regulations respectively, is mandated with issuing determinations, performing adjudicative functions on any matter considered by it, hear appeals and recommending Rules for approval by the COMESA Council of Ministers (the Council) among others. Pursuant to Article 13 (4) of the Regulations, the Chairperson of the Board may assign three of the Commissioners to constitute a Committee responsible for Initial Determinations of matters brought before it.

In its 2020 Work Programme, the Commission has planned to review its current Strategic Plan (2016-2020) and develop the four-year Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2025.

 

  1. BACKGROUND

Since commencement of its operations, the Commission developed its first Strategic Plan in 2015 which was designed for a four year period that is from 2016 to 2020.  The Strategic plan (2016-2020)  comprises of four (4) strategic issues and 13 objectives which are illustrated below.

Furthermore, a matrix of strategic objectives, initiatives, targets, indicators and source of verification were developed as part of the Strategic Plan of 2016-2020 and the Commission conducted annual performance appraisal of its Division’s and/or staff members using this matrix.

As implementation of the Strategic Plan reaches its final year, the Commission found it necessary to undertake assessment of its implementation. The purpose of the assessment is to review the effectiveness of the Strategic plan in terms of its design and implementation. The assessment result will therefore enable the Commission have a baseline to the development of the Strategic Plan for the year 2021-2025.

3.  OBJECTIVES

The objective of this consultancy is to assess the current Strategic Plan 2016-2020 to determine:

  • how effective the Strategic Plan has been in facilitating the Commission in executing its mandate, vision, mission and values;
  • the effectiveness of the Strategic Plan implementation that is its:.
    • Design, Implementation and Outcomes (Impact)
    • Relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. and

Further, the objective of the consultancy is to assist the Commission in the development of the subsequent Strategic Plan (2021-2025).

 

4. SCOPE OF WORK

 In carrying out the Review of the Strategic Plan the Consultant will:

  • Review the relevance of the Plan (Objectives and other implementation requirements);
  • Assess the delivery of the Strategic Plan outcomes and propose areas for improvement;
  • Assess the relevance of the indicators and targets in measuring the outcomes;
  • Provide recommendations on how the Strategic Plan could be improved effectively to ensure the Commission execute its mandate and assist the Commission in the development of the Strategic Plan (2021-2025).

 

5. EXPECTED OUTPUTS

The Consultant will be expected to deliver the following:

  • A draft report on the results of the review of the desk study;
  • A presentation to the Commission that will outline the main findings of the review of the Strategic Plan;
  • Recommendations on the subsequent Strategic Plan of the Commission.
  • Assistance of the Commission in the development of the Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.

 

6. TIMELINE AND DELIVERABLES

The assignment will be expected to be conducted within 60 calendar days (Two months) from the date of signing of contract. The assignment is expected to have the following outputs which shall be delivered in three phases:

No Phases Deliverable
1. Phase 1 A desk review supported by the Logical Framework that will look at the outputs of programmes by specific Divisions.
2. Phase 2 Interviews with staff of Commission, Heads of national competition. consumer protection authorities, and Ministries responsible for competition law enforcement to be undertaken to ascertain the challenges faced in implementing the Strategic Plan and what actions have been taken to address these challenges.
3. Phase 3 Provide recommendations for the subsequent Strategic Plan of the Commission.
4. Phase 4 Assist the Commission in the development of Strategic Plan (2021-2025)

 

7. QUALIFICATION AND RELEVANT EXPERTISE

In order to be eligible for participation in this tender process, prospective Consultant or Consultancy firm must demonstrate a proven track record of developing work of this nature at national or regional level. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge on Strategic Planning and its development for competition or consumer authorities. Specifically, Consultant must demonstrate the following:

  • Hold at least a masters degree in the relevant field from a recognized University;
  • Have at least ten (10) years’ relevant experience;
  • Clearly demonstrate proof of similar work done at national or regional or international level; and
  • Clearly demonstrate their capacity to meet the specified deadlines.

 

8. SELECTION

The service will be awarded to the successful firm based on the most economically advantageous tender on factors such as quality of the proposed service and the indicative costs.

 

9. APPLICATION

Responses to this Request for technical and financial proposal should include the following:

  • A proposal for the consultancy service;
  • A brief cover letter indicating relevant experience and any information about availability
  • Curriculum Vitae or profile of the Consultant(s);
  • Financial Proposal: The service providers should identify rates which should be valid for the entire length of the assignment in United States Dollars (USD).
  • Vendors should also provide that:
    • They have the legal capacity to enter into the contract;
    • They are not insolvent, in receivership, bankrupt or being wound up, their business activities have not been suspended, and they are not the subject of legal proceedings for any of the foregoing;
    • They have fulfilled their obligations to pay taxes and social security contributions, and for that purpose, documentary evidence to be provided by a foreign candidate to demonstrate that it meets the criterion in this paragraph may consist of a written declaration to that effect by the candidate;
    • That their servants, or agents have not offered any inducement to any employees of the Commission.

 Note- The financial proposal to be provided should be exclusive of any form of taxes or charges to be imposed by the Government of Malawi or the local government of the Consultant/Consultancy firm.

              

10. COORDINATION AND CONSULTATION

The Consultant is expected to perform the assignment in consecutive consultation meeting with management and staff members of the Commission. The Consultant is expected to work closely with the Office of the Director of the Commission.

11. SUBMISSION

 Responses to this request for proposal (in PDF formats only) must be submitted to the Commission by 31st March 2020 through the email compcom@comesa.int  and/or posted directly to:

 

The Director and Chief Executive Officer,

COMESA Competition Commission,

5th Floor Kang’ombe House,

P.O Box 30742,

Lilongwe 3,

MALAWI.

Tel. +265 1 772 466

 

 

Click here to download the Request for Proposal.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PROVISION OF GENERAL INSURANCE SERVICES

REF: CCC/CFP/2/1/2020

 

  1. INTRODUCTION

The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) is an international body corporate established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”). The Regulations are promulgated pursuant to Article 55 of the Treaty establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (“the COMESA Treaty”).

 

The Commission is responsible for enforcing the Regulations, whose purpose is promoting and encouraging competition by preventing restrictive business practices and other restrictions that deter the efficient operations of markets, thereby enhancing the welfare of consumers in the Common Market.

 

This document constitutes the formal Request for Proposals (RFP) for Provision of General Insurance Services to the Commission for a period of two years with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance.

 

  1. OBJECTIVE

This Request for Proposal (RFP) document is intended to lead to the identification of potential qualified Insurance Companies and/or Insurance Brokers that can demonstrate having sufficient capacity and experience to provide General Insurance Services in the best way possible and in a manner that enables the Commission to meet its expectations.

 

The Commission is therefore soliciting from interested Insurance Companies and/or Insurance Brokers proposals for such services and required coverage include but is not limited to:

  • Office combined (including office furniture & office equipment)
  • Vehicle Insurance

 

  1. SCOPE OF SERVICES

 The scope of this requirement is to provide general insurance services to the COMESA Competition Commission.  Some of the key services will include:

  • Insurance cover placement of new and renewal of insurance policies.
  • Insurance policy review – review and provide expertise on insurance policies in place to ensure adequacy of cover, analysis of any change in the Commission’s insurance needs and changes in the insurance market.
  • Process all Commission’s claims.
  • Valuations of all Commission’s assets.
  • General advisory services – timely advice on trends in the industry, changes in relevant laws and the likely impact.
  • Any other value insight not captured above.

 

  1. QUALIFICATION AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

In order to be eligible for participation in this tender process, prospective companies must demonstrate clearly a track record of carrying out services of this nature at national or regional level. Specifically, companies must demonstrate the following:

 

  1. That they possess the necessary professional and technical qualification and competence, financial resources, equipment and other physical facilities, managerial capability, experience to perform this contract;
  2. That they have the legal capacity to enter into the contract;
  3. That they are insolvent, in receivership, bankrupt or being wound up, their business activities have not been suspended, and they are not the subject of legal proceedings for any of the foregoing.
  4. That they have fulfilled their obligation to pay taxes, and social security obligations;
  5. Have at least five (5) years’ experience in provision of general insurance services.

 

  1. SELECTION

Only Companies who meet our minimum requirements will be considered for further discussions.  The Commission reserves, at its sole discretion, the right to select or reject, either in totality or partially, any or all proposals made in the context of this request.  Any such decisions made will be final and no correspondence will be engaged into, other than for informing the bidders of the outcome of the process.

 

  1. APPLICATION

Responses to this call for proposals should include the following:

  • A proposal for the provision of the general insurance services;
  • A brief cover letter indicating relevant experience;
  • Profile of the company or Curriculum vitae of its Directors

 

  1. SUBMISSION OF RESPONSES

 Interested companies should submit their responses to this RFP to the Commission to the following email compcom@comesa.int  or posted/delivered to the address below on or before 17:00 hours on Friday, 20th March 2020

 

The Director and Chief Executive Officer,

COMESA Competition Commission,

5th Floor Kang’ombe House,

P.O Box 30742,

Lilongwe 3,

MALAWI.

Tel. +265 1 772 466

 

Click here to download the Call for Proposal

 

ADDENDUM NO 1 TO CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NINE (9) PROFESSIONAL POSTS OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION  


This serves to notify prospective applicants that the COMESA Competition Commission (the Commission), wishes to issue this addendum amending the Call for Applications for the following Nine (9) Professional Posts of the Commission.

 

S/N NAME OF VACANT POSTS GRADE NO. OF

POSTS

1.    Manager – Consumer Welfare and Advocacy P4 1
2.    Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer P3 1
3.    Accountant P3 1
4.     Internal Auditor P3 1
5.    Merger Analysts P2 2
6.    Competition Analysts P2 2
7.    Legal Officers P2 2
8.    Consumer Welfare and Advocacy Officers P2 2
9.    IT and Documentation Officer P2 1

 

The addendum to the advertisement is as follows:

 

  1. SECTION 2. POST TWO: SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

 

By the deletion of the salary scale under sub paragraph 2.1 and substituting it with the following:

 

 

“SALARY SCALE:                COM$48,575 – COM$59,703 per annum”

 

  1. Deleting the term “including house allowance” from the Salary Scale of all the 9 professional posts.

 

  1. PARAGRAPH 12, FORMAT OF APPLICATION

 

By deleting sub paragraph 1 of paragraph 12 and substituting it with the following:

 

“Applications must be submitted to COMESA Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States.”

 

Addendum

Click here to download the English version of the addendum to Call for Applications for Nine Professional Posts of the Commission;

Click here to download the French version of the addendum to Call for Applications for Nine Professional posts of the Commission; and

Click here to download the Arabic version of the addendum to Call for Applications for Nine Professional posts of the Commission.

Revised Call for Applications

Click here to download the English version of the revised Call for Applications for Nine Professional Posts of the Commission

Click here to download the French version of the revised Call for Applications for Nine Professional posts of the Commission; and

Click here to download the Arabic version of the revised Call for Applications for Nine Professional posts of the Commission.

NOTE: Applications MUST be submitted through the Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States. Click here to access the contact details of the Coordinating Ministries.

Click here to download the Arabic version of the application form.

Click here to download the English version of the application form.

Click here to download the French version of the application form.

 

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NINE (9) PROFESSIONAL POSTS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NINE (9) PROFESSIONAL POSTS OF THE COMESA COMPETITION COMMISSION

The Commission is looking  to recruit suitably qualified nationals of the COMESA Member States to fill the following posts tenable at the Commission in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced professionals for the following positions:

S/N NAME OF VACANT POSTS GRADE NO. OF

POSTS

1.    Manager – Consumer Welfare & Advocacy P4 1
2.    Senior Human Resources and Administration Officer P3 1
3.    Accountant P3 1
4.     Internal Auditor P3 1
5.    Merger Analysts P2 2
6.    Competition Analysts P2 2
7.    Legal Officers P2 2
8.    Consumer Welfare and Advocacy Officers P2 2
9.    IT and Documentation Officer P2 1

Applications MUST be submitted through the Coordinating Ministries of the respective member States on the prescribed COMESA APPLICATION FORM. Applications submitted directly to the Commission will not be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

More information can be found below:

English Call for Application  / COMESA-Job-Application-Form ENG

Arabic Call for Application / COMESA-Job-Application-Form-ARA

French Call for Application / COMESA Job Application Form in French

 

NOTE: Applications MUST be submitted through the Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States. Click here to access the contact details of the Coordinating Ministries.

Click here to download the Arabic version of the application form.

Click here to download the English version of the application form.

Click here to download the French version of the application form.

NOTE: Applications MUST be submitted through the Coordinating Ministries of the respective Member States. Click here to access the contact details of the Coordinating Ministries.

Click here to download the Arabic version of the application form.

Click here to download the English version of the application form.

Click here to download the French version of the application form.