"A Corridor with Zero new HIV infection, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS-related deaths
and No Obstacle to free movement of people and goods."
SELECTION OF A CONSULTING FIRM FOR THE FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE NFM PROJECT FUNDED BY THE GLOBAL FUND AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT OF THE ALCO

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REPUBLIC OF BENIN

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ABIDJAN-LAGOS CORRIDOR ORGANIZATION

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NOTICE OF CALL FOR OPEN INTERNATIONAL TENDERS

NO.…005/2016/OCAL/SE/NFM/RAF/SPM

Dated 30/09/2016

SELECTION OF A CONSULTING FIRM FOR THE FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE NFM PROJECT FUNDED BY THE GLOBAL FUND AND IMPLEMENTED BY THEEXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT OF THE ABIDJAN-LAGOS CORRIDOR ORGANIZATION


Grant No. 871-QPF-H- ALCO

The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization (ALCO) is a sub-regional organization created by the Heads of State of five (05) West African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria) in view of providing a cross-border response to the spread of the HIV infection and facilitating the free movement of people and goods along the Abidjan Lagos corridor .

ALCO received a new grant from the Global Fund dubbed “Project for the prevention of HIV/AIDS among key populations and vulnerable groups along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor”. This project covers a period of three (03) years from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2018.

Within the framework ofthis project, ALCO’s objective is:

  • Reducing by 2018, new HIV infections by 30% among hauliers and other mobile populations (travelers, traders), SW, MSM, young girls and women as well as IDUs, along the Abidjan - Lagos corridor ;
  • Reducing by 2018, stigma, discrimination and violence againstkey populations andwomenalong the Abidjan-Lagos corridor;
  • Reducing by 50% by the year 2018the number of AIDS deaths among target populations along the Abidjan - Lagos corridor;
  • Strengthening governance, coordination, leadership and monitoring evaluation in addition to the national response from member countries and the regional response from ECOWAS.
  1. ALCO intends recruiting a Consulting Firm in view of conducting the annual financial audit over the period from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016 of the “Project for HIV/AIDS prevention among key and vulnerable populations along the Abidjan Lagos corridor".
  2. The objective of this audit is to express a professional and independent opinion on the project financial statements, expenses statement, fixed asset register and the special account as well as other potential resources received by the PR, the SR and SSR within the framework of the project, from 01st January 2016 to 31st December 2016.
  3. ALCO is launching an open international tender on equal terms to competent and experienced firms able to conduct in a professional manner the mission in compliance with the Terms of Reference.
  4. Qualified firms that are interested in this tender can have further information about the Terms of Reference from the Executive Secretariat located at Immeuble ALAPINI, 234 Camp Guézo, from 8am to 12.30pm and 3pm to 6.30 pm (Cotonou time: GMT + 1).
  5. The Terms of References can be collected every working day between 8am -12.30pm and 3pm-6.30pm (Cotonou time: GMT + 1), at ALCO Secretariat or could be obtained upon request via email: Procurement@corridor-sida.org
  6. Tenders shall be submitted no later thanTuesday 15th November2016 at 10a.m.,(Cotonou local time). Tenders cannot be submitted electronically. Late submissions shall not be accepted. Bids opening shall be conducted in the presence of the firms representativeswho wish to attend at the same address mentioned belowonTuesday 15th November 2016 at 10.30 am(Cotonou local time).
  7. Tenders are valid for a period of ninety (90) days from the closing date of their submission.
  8. The set of documents shall be sealed in a single envelope with the wording“AOI No.005/2016/OCAL/SE/NFM/RAF/SPM- FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE NFM-ALCO – in favor of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization; To be opened only at tenders opening session". The envelopes shall not show the origin of your tender, under penalty of rejection.
  9. The address to which reference is made above is: ALCO Executive Secretariat located at Immeuble ALAPINI, 234 Camp Guézo, Republic of Benin, PO BOX: 02 BP: 2302 Cotonou, Benin - Tel: (229) 21 31 35 79 / 21 31 35 91 Fax: (229) 21 31 36 52 Attention: The Executive Secretary.

The Executive Secretary,


Idrissa KONE

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