Procurement Services
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For Consultancy Services as Facilitating Partners (FPs) Under the Citizens Charter’s Elements Project (CCEP)

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG)



Country:                Afghanistan

Name of Project:    Citizens Charter’s Elements Project

Phase one             (CCEP-I)

Grant No.:                  ARTF (TBD)

Project ID:                  P155497


Assignment Title: Facilitating Partners (FPs) for the CCEP


REoI-CCEP-I IDLG FP Procurement



For Consultancy Services as Facilitating Partners (FPs) under the Citizens Charter Elements Project (CCEP)

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)


Country:                             Afghanistan

Name of Project:                  Citizens Charter Elements Project

Phase:                                Phase one

Grant No.:                          ARTF (TBD)

Project ID:                         P155497

Assignment Title:                 Facilitating Partners (FPs) for the CCEP

Contract Package IDs.:          CCEP-I/MRRD/CS/FP-1 to CCEP-I/MRRD/CS/FP-14


REoI- CCEP-I MRRD FP Procurement



Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Citizens' Charter Elements Project

Grant No.: Being Applied

Implementing Agencies:

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD)

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG)

Project ID No.: P155497

Procurement of Goods, Works, Consultancy and Non-Consultancy Services for the Project components under the MRRD


The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) intends to apply for a grant (amount to be determined) from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund routed through the World Bank towards the cost of the Citizens' Charter Elements Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project.


In September 2015, the Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity announced its intention to launch the Citizens' Charter as one of its twelve National Priority Programs (NPPs). The proposed objectives of the Charter are to: (i) contribute to the Unity Government’s efforts to break the cycle of fragility and violence, by deepening the legitimacy of the Afghan state and (ii) reduce poverty by providing universal access to a core set of basic services.  The Citizens Charter intends to improve service delivery, provide greater responsiveness by the Government to the people and increase the level of public satisfaction with services.  The Citizens Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP) would be a compact between the Government and its citizens that would ensure that all Afghans would receive a core set of basic development services that will help them to raise their productivity, secure their livelihoods, and improve the welfare of their families.

The CCNPP would focus on a limited number of basic services that can be provided across the whole country over ten years, spread over 3 phases of approximately 3.5 years each, and expected to start implementation in October 2016.

As of the time of publication of this General Procurement Notice (GPN), the CCEP is under the project preparation phase. The services under the CCEP that will fall under the direct responsibility of the MRRD are under discussion and may include the following:

  • Election, facilitation and capacity building of the CDCs/ Cluster CDCs for 6 sectoral services
  • Regular and periodic small fiscal transfers to the CDCs
  • Service delivery (including small scale infrastructure) for the sectors of
  • water and sanitation,
  • flood control,
  • rural connectivity,
  • small scale irrigation, and
  • rural renewable energy.


This General Procurement Notice (GPN) is being issued by the MRRD with regard to all procurement that will be undertaken under the CCEP. While there will be requirements for procurement of varied goods, works, non-consultancy and consultancy services under the CCEP, the initial procurement and the one considered most significant will be that of the procurement of Facilitating Partners (FPs). The FPs will be responsible for the mobilization of the communities, election and registration of the CDCs, training and capacity building for the CDCs and select community members in a variety of areas, and technical assistance in areas such as social audit, grievance handling etc.


Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works & Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers published by the Bank in January 2011, Revised July 1, 2014, and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers published by the Bank in January 2011, Revised July 1, 2014.

As of now, the following large consulting contracts have been identified under the project:

  • Consultants/NGOs for the facilitation of communities for the Citizens' Charter Phase One: Between 10 and 14 packages of communities, each spread across 1 to 3 provinces in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan, on a fixed cost selection basis per community.
  • Individual consultants to serve as technical, policy, operations advisors for various periods.
  • Consultants to conduct evaluations/ studies as may be identified.
  • Consultants to prepare training materials as may be identified.


As of now, the following large Works, Goods and Non-Consulting Services contracts have been identified for procurement under the project:

  • Specialized software and product licenses (to be determined after CCEP MIS requirements are finalized).


Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under  the World Bank’s for consultancy services will be announced, as they  become available, in UN Development Business, dgMarket, the Ministry website:, NPA website and in the local Newspapers.

Citizens' Charter Elements Project- MRRD- GPN

NSP Procurement Department Posted Date: 03/10/2013

The Procurement Department of the National Solidarity Programme operates independently from the Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and carries out procurement of goods, works and services for the Programme.

The Procurement administration of the NSP is carried out in accordance with World Bank Procurement Guidelines for projects funded by the World Bank: Guidelines: Procurement under ARTF and IDA grants of 2010, Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers of 2010, and the Procurement Regulations of the Government of Afghanistan for projects funded by the project's other bilateral donors.

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For more information, contact the NSP Procurement Department at:

National Solidarity Programme, Headquarters Office
MRRD, Tashkilat Street , Darul Aman,
Kabul, Afghanistan