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(Consulting Services – Firm Selection)


Date of Issue:  25th March 2024

Country: Republic of Sierra Leone

Name of Project:  Sierra Leone Digital Transformation Project


Consulting Services: Recruitment of a Consulting Firm to provide Technical Assistance to support the development of e-Cabinet blueprint with technical specifications and design for implementation of e-Cabinet system in Sierra Leone

Reference No: SL-MOFED-399356-CS-QCBS


  1. Introduction

The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has committed to transforming its economy based on a more inclusive and human-centric digital growth and development approach. A high-level vision for the digital economy is articulated in the new National Digital Development Policy (NDDP), which was approved by the Cabinet in December 2021 setting the GoSL’s vision to transform Sierra Leone into an inclusive digital economy and society and to leverage digital technology to support the GoSL to deliver on its national development plan effectively and efficiently. The Sierra Leone Digital Transformation Project (SLDTP) aims to expand access to broadband internet, increase digital skills and improve government capacity to deliver public services digitally. The project will support the development of a strong enabling environment for the nation’s digital transformation and digital development agenda as articulated in the National Digital Development Strategy.


  1. Objectives

The objective of the consultancy is to review the Cabinet information system currently used by the Government of Sierra Leone, analyze the business and functional requirements, and design a state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose modern collaborative e-Cabinet system for the government. The Consultant is expected to develop the Terms of Reference for the procurement of such an e-Cabinet solution, which includes detailed system requirements specifications. Following the award of the contract, the Consultant will be expected to support the Cabinet Secretariat as a business analyst/product owner with the designated implementation team supporting the development of the proposed E-Cabinet solution in an iterative and incremental software development process over the period of assignment. Specifically, the selected Consultant is expected to perform the following tasks, under this consultancy:

  1. Review the current information system in use at the Cabinet Secretariate, as well as other digital platforms and infrastructures supporting them to determine gaps and a detailed framework on how to address the gaps and challenges.
  2. Business Process Reengineering (BPR)Carry out As-Is study of processes and practices following international best practices using Business Process Assessment (BPA) methodologies and tools. Administrative Procedures should be reviewed and diagnosed in view of their simplification, ease of control, and predictable outcomes. Prepare efficient To-Be processes and practices to be applied in the e-Cabinet environment.
  • Develop Terms of Reference with System Requirements Specification for the procurement of the appropriate e-Cabinet system software development service and necessary ICT hosting infrastructure.
  1. Support the e-Cabinet system software development process. Following the selection of software development service provider, the consulting firm will assist Cabinet Secretariat team in the management of the product during the software development phase.

The Project Coordination Unit of the Sierra Leone Digital Transformation Project 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 shortlisting criteria are: core business and years in business, relevant experience, technical and managerial capability of the firm. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers July 2016 Revised November 2017, August 2018, November 2020, September 2023, and National Public Procurement Act 2016, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Base Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information and detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained at the link below: https://moic.gov.sl/sldtp-job-advert/

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by e-mail on or before Tuesday 12th April 2024 at 12:00 GMT.

Project Coordination Unit

Sierra Leone Digital Transformation Project

Attn: The Project Coordinator

8th Floor,

Youyi Building

E-mail: pcu@sldtp.moic.gov.sl  CC: procurement@sldtp.moic.gov.sl

Please indicate clearly the Name of the Assignment in the email subject heading and attachment as only electronic submission will be accepted.

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