REOI: Institutional & Regulatory Framework for the Root Certification Authority (CA)

24/10/2021

REOI: Institutional & Regulatory Framework for the Root Certification Authority (CA), Responsive image

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 

Palestine

Digital West Bank & Gaza Project (P174355)

Grant number: (TF0B5236)

Assignment Title: Institutional & Regulatory Framework for the Root Certification Authority (CA)

Reference No.: GZ-MTIT-236773-CS-QCBS

 

The Palestinian Liberation Organization has received a grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in the amount of USD 20 million for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to finance the Digital West Bank & Gaza Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

 

The consulting services (“the Services”) for Enabling Legal and Regulatory Environment for Digital Palestine e-Certificate and e-Signature Ecosystem include: (i) delivering studies and assessments for providing a legal advisory on the legislative environment for e-signature and e-certification, (iii) Strengthening and providing capacity building services to the supervisory unit for e-signature to be established by the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MTIT), and (iv) the preparation to establish the National e-Certification Authority. 

 

 These services are expected to take place early 2022 and to be finished within the period of 6 months

 

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following link: http://tiny.cc/ca-tor

 

The Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology (MTIT) 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 of the firm 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, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” dated November 2020 (“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 and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) procurement method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: Sunday – Thursday (08:00 AM – 03:00 PM) (Local Time GMT +3)

 

Zuhdi Jarrar

Procurement Specialist

e-mail: zjarrar@mtit.gov.ps

 

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 25th 2021.

 

Ministry of Telcom and Information Technology

Attn: Zuhdi Jarrar – Procurement Specialist

Postal code: P6140389

Al-Bireh – Al-Mobadeen St.

Tel:+970-2-2943333 ext 417

Fax:+970-2-2419348

Mobile: +970-592980008

E-mail: zjarrar@mtit.gov.ps