Country Kenya
Name of Project Kenya Social and Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP)
Assignment Title Selection of a Third Party Quality Assurance (QA) Firm under the Enhanced Single Registry- Phase II
Loan No./Credit No. 63480-KE, PAD 2911
Reference No KE-NSPS-283362-CS-QCBS

The State Department for Social Protection (SDSP) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Kenya Social and Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include ensuring that data collected is accurate and that it reflects and represents the unique realities of target households. Third Party Quality Assurance (3rd -Party QA) thereby flags instances where this may not be the case. The main objective of the 3rd-party QA exercise therefore is to: 1) Undertake an overall assessment of the plan- ning and sensitization processes.2) Undertake an overall assessment of the household mobilization, listing, and registration processes. 3) Undertake the recollection of household data for 10% of the total number of households registered in a location using the harmonized targeting tool for purposes of data comparison with data collected by the State Department to establish the accuracy of data.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following website:

or at the address given below.

The SDSP 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 firm or Joint Venture of firms should have 10 years combined experience in carrying out similar work and in particular in so- cial assistance programme beneficiary identification and registration processes. It would also be advantageous to demonstrate experience in conducting successful quantitative research in rural and urban areas, as well as hard to reach areas of Kenya.

The shortlisting criteria are based on the capacity and quality of the content provided by the firm in the proposal. In addition, it should demonstrate;

  • Capacity to organize logistics in urban, rural and hard to reach areas of Kenya
  • Experience in the use of digital platforms for data
  • Experience in data collection and report The reports should be of sufficiently high quality, well-written and structured, simple and accessible to the MLSP.
  • Experience and capacity to conduct research among diverse communities with diverse cultural
  • Experience in conducting operational
  • Experience in social assistance programmes in particular beneficiary identification and registration processes;
  • A team of staff that has been working in the firm or a data bank of staff available to be recruited in the firm with the expertise and skill mix appropriate for the
  • Demonstrate that it is a legal entity and professionally authorized to carry out its functions in consultancy (Valid Regis- tration certificate).
  • Provide a list of the qualifications and experience of core team members / key personnel expected to perform different duties and responsibilities during the proposed contract
  • Experience in successful collaboration with local authorities, within Kenya is

Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.

The attention of interested consultant is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2020, fourth edition (“Procurement Regulations”), 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 Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations .

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, Monday – Friday 0800 to 1700hrs. The advert can also be downloaded from the government tender portal; and the State Department for Social protection, Senior Citizens’ Affairs and Special Programmes website: 

Expressions of interest documents must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, and dropped in the tender box located at NSSF Building located along Bishop road Upper hill ,14th floor Eastern wing marked Tender box or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail on or before 15th July, 2022 at 1100hrs. The documents should be in plain sealed envelopes marked “Expression of interest for Selection of the 3rd Party Quality Assurance (QA) Firm Phase II Under the “Enhanced Single Registry” 

The address (es) referred to above:

The Principal Secretary,

State Department for Social Protection,

Senior Citizens’ Affairs and Special Programmes

P.O. Box 40326 – 00100


Tel: Nairobi – 020 2729800

E-mail: Website: 

The Principal Secretary

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