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  • August 13, 2024

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Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Request for Expression of Interest
(Consulting Services – Firms Selection)
Country: IGAD Secretariat
Name of project: Eastern Africa Regional Digital Integration Project
Project No.:  P176181
Grant No.:  IDA-E1670
Assignment Title: Consultancy Services for the Development of Regional Spectrum Strategy for IGAD Members States
Reference/Contract No:  DJ-IGAD-426302-CS-QCBS

  1. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Eastern Africa Regional Digital Integration Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
  2. The consulting services (“the Services”) include conducting a study on developing a regional spectrum strategy to help advance cross-border voice, data and IP (internet protocol) connectivity between its Member States and to help adoption of 5G-friendly spectrum planning tools.The assignment is expected to take eight (8) calendar months from the date of contract commencement. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) and Scope of Work for the assignment can be found at the following website: or can be obtained at the address given below.
  3. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) 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.

The firm selected will need to demonstrate

  • Extensive experience in digital policies and regulations, with experience advising on spectrum regulation and management.
  • At least ten years’ experience in the relevant field of spectrum management, for instance, working in a spectrum management function within an ICT Regulatory Agency, an international organization such as the ITU, has done similar spectrum consultancy, etc.
  • A demonstrated track record of successfully completing similar assignments, with a focus on relevance and recent experience. This includes legal reviews, the review of national/regional spectrum policies/strategies, regulatory frameworks for spectrum management, and spectrum security related issues.
  • Prior experience in spectrum management in Africa.
  • Prior experience of working closely with public sector, private sector, and other relevant stakeholders especially in the digital economy
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Horn of Africa context.
  • Must have experience in providing training in relevant software tools such as the ITU spectrum management software for regulators in the region.
  • While the Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage, however,the firm shall demonstrate as having the requisite technical capacity to undertake the assignment in the submitted company profile. At later stage; the firm shall propose a core team comprising of at minimum (1) Team Leader or Equivalent, (2) Telecom Expert, and (3) legal expert, (with the qualifications described in the Terms of Reference “ToRs”) plus any additional support staff deemed necessary to deliver the assignment. All team members must be fluent in English. At the proposal stage, the consulting firm must provide a staffing plan with names, roles, and CVs for the core project team as part of the proposal.
  1. 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” First Published July 2016 and revised Fifth Edition September 2023 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  2. 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.
  3. A Consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-Based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
  4. Further information can be obtained at the address below during the following office hours 0900 and 1600 hours from Monday to Friday excluding lunch hour (1300 to 1400hours East African Time (EAT) and public holidays.

Expression of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by 13/08/2024 at 1100hours EAT using one of the following modalities: (i) deposit in the IGAD Office in the address below or (ii) send by e-mail to: with copy to and quote the Assignment title and Contract No (Consultancy Services for the Development of Regional  Spectrum Strategy for IGAD Members StatesContract No: DJ-IGAD-426302-CS-QCBS) in the subject row. For expressions of interest that will be deposited at IGAD Office in Djibouti the packages should be clearly marked with assignment title and reference/contract No. as mentioned above.

IGAD Secretariat
P.O Box 2653, Ave Georges Clemenceau
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

Download attached ToR document in PDF below.
ToR – Consultancy Services for the Development of Regional Spectrum Strategy for IGAD Members States.

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