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19 Août 2019 Il y a 3 ans

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This request for proposal (RFP) provides to those interested in submitting proposals (“Bidders”) sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Tunisia office. Bidders should be legally registered associations and institutions.

Program Deliverables:

ABA ROLI will support the “Association tunisienne des jeunes avocats ” (ATJA) iniative to develop a mobile application with a database that is comprised of the information details of local police stations and local court houses. The mobile application will provide easy access to lawyers to such information to better serve their clients.

Type of Contract

The contract must comply with the ABA Contract Policy and will be reviewed by the ABA’s General Counsel’s Office. ABA entities do not have separate legal standing to enter into oral or written contracts in their own names. All contracts are entered into on behalf of the American Bar Association. The issuing department, in its sole discretion, may undertake negotiations with Bidders whose proposal, in the judgement of the issuing department, show them to be qualified, responsible and capable of performing the project or providing the goods. Only staff members au thorized by the ABA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer have authority to execute contractual agreements on behalf of the ABA.

Rejection of Proposals

The issuing employee reserves the right, in their sole and complete discretion, to reject any proposal received as a result of this RFP.

Incurring of Costs

The ABA is not liable for any costs the Bidder incurs in preparation and submission of its proposal, in participating in the RFP process or in anticipation of the award of the contract.

Questions and Answers

If a Bidder has any questions regarding this RFP, the Bidder must submit the questions by email to the issuing employee named in Section 1.2 of the RFP. If the Bidder has questions, they must be submitted via email no later than the date indicated on the Bid Timetable. The Bidder shall not attempt to contact the issuing employee by any other means. All questions and all answers will be provided to all Bidders by the deadline date indicated on the Bid Timetable.

Response Date

To be considered for selection, electronic submission must arrive to the issuing employee on the date specified in the Bid Timetable.

To be considered, Bidders should submit a complete response to this RFP, using the format provided in Section 2.0, providing an electronic copy in PDF format to the issuing employee. The Bidder shall make no other distribution of its proposal to any other Bidder or ABA employee or ABA consultant. An official authorized to bind the Bidder to its provisions must sign the proposal in Appendix A.

For this RFP, the proposal must remain valid until a contract is fully executed. If the issuing employee selects the Bidder’s proposal for award, the contents of the selected Bidder’s proposal will become, except to the extent the contents are changed through Best and Final Offers or negotiations, contractual obligations.

Discussions for Clarification

Bidders may be required to make an oral or written clarification to their proposals to the issuing employee to ensure thorough mutual understanding and Bidder responsiveness to the solicitation requirements. The issuing employee will initiate requests for clarification.

Prime Contractor Responsibilities

The contract will require the selected Bidder to assume responsibility for all services offered in its proposal whether it produces them itself or by subcontract. The issuing employee will consider the selected Bidder to be the sole point of contact with regard to contractual matters.

Proposal Contents

Bidders should not label proposal submissions as confidential or proprietary. The issuing employee will hold all proposals in confidence and will not reveal or discuss any proposal with competitors for the contract, unless disclosure is required:

  1. Under the provisions of any State or United States statute or regulation; or
  2. By rule or order of any court of competent jurisdiction.

All material submitted with the proposal becomes the property of the ABA and may be returned only at the issuing employee’s option. The issuing employee, in its sole discretion, may include any person other than competing Bidders on its proposal evaluation committee. The issuing employee has the right to use any or all ideas presented in any proposal regardless of whether the proposal becomes part of a contract.

Best and Final Offers

The issuing employee reserves the right to conduct discussions with Bidders for obtaining “best and final offers.” To obtain best and final offers from Bidders, the issuing department may do one or more of the following: enter into pre-selection negotiations; schedule oral presentations; and request revised proposals.

Term of Contract

The term of the contract will commence on the Effective Date and will end October 31, 2019. The Effective Date will be the date of countersignature, whichever is later. The selected Bidder shall not start the performance of any work prior to the effective date of the contract and the ABA shall not be liable to pay the selected Bidder for any service or work performed or expenses incurred before the effective date of the contract. The contract is not considered approved until the terms have been reviewed and approved by the Office of General Counsel. An “American Bar Association Office of General Counsel” approval seal will appear on the contract with the signature of the attorney approving the terms of the contract.

Use of Electronic Versions of this RFP

This RFP is being made available by electronic means. If a Bidder electronically accepts the RFP, the Bidder acknowledges and accepts full responsibility to ensure that no changes are made to the RFP.

Executive Order 13224 On Terrorist Financing

Bidders are informed that ABA ROLI complies with U.S. Sanctions and Embargo Laws and Regulations including Executive Order 13224 on Terrorist Financing, which effectively prohibit transactions with persons or entities that commit, threaten to commit or support terrorism. Any person or entity that participates in this bidding process, either as a prime or sub to the prime, must certify as part of the bid that they are not on the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List and is eligible to participate. ABA ROLI shall disqualify any bid received from a person or entity that is found to be on the List or otherwise ineligible.

Firms or individuals that are included on the Excluded Parties List System (www.epls.gov) shall not be eligible for financing and shall not be used to provide any commodities or services contemplated by this RFP.

Proposal Requirements

    • Statement of the Services. Briefly state your understanding of the services required by the RFP. Include a high-level management summary of how your company will effectively satisfy the services required.
    • Proposed Approach. Describe your approach in detail for accomplishing the work as specified in Section 3.0 of this document.
    • Price Submittal. Bidders must not include any assumptions in their price submittals. If the Bidder includes assumptions in its price submittal, the issuing employee may reject the proposal. All prices must be included so that the total spending required by the ABA is clearly defined.

Specifications and Work Statement

    • Objective: To develop mobile application with a database that is comprised of the information details of local police stations and local court houses. The application will provide easy access to lawyers to such database to better serve their clients.
    • Specifications: The key specifications for the development of a smart phone mobile application, shall include:
  • Design and develop a bilingual (Arabic and French) smart phone application for Apple and Android ecosystems.
  • Suggest a name or more for the smart phone mobile application for ABA ROLI to choose from.
  • Able to upload and maintain (including updating) a database with contact information of local police stations and court houses of Tunisia including addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, if available.
  • Ability to link to crossover the database with maps applications to show the exact location of police stations and local court houses.
  • Providing a system that allows app content to be populated and kept current without additional work or steps required by ABA ROLI and/or ATJA.
  • Ability to house legal resources such as the Law on no. 5, a guide on law law no. 5 with the ability to search the documents (with Boolean searches) and also provide table of contents with hyperlinks within the document(s) including the ability to update documents
  • The finished app(s) must be available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
  • Be available for regular meetings to discuss ABA ROLI and/or ATJA feedback on the smart phone applications and afterwards modify the structure and design accordingly.
  • Provide quality and performance testing and fixes for the application and change design and operations based on feedback from ABA ROLI and/or

 The vendor’s proposed approach to accomplishing the above scope of work must be clearly detailed in the Response to this RFP. Bidders should provide a narrative proposal, per Appendix B, that provides detailed descriptions of the following:

  • Organizational Capacity Statement: Bidders should describe background and mandate of the organization. They whould also describe their organizational capacity to carry out the work in this RFP. This should include a detailed description of the capacity to develop the course and highlight previous experience in carrying out similar work.
  • Approach: The proposal shall provide an overall approach that includes effective development of the course modules.
  • Timeline: The Bidder must submit a timeline in the propsoal detailing plans for implementation.
  • Budget: The Bidder must provide a line-item budget for all activities under this program.The estimated budget shall be between 5,000 – 10,000 USD. Budgets shall not exceed 10,000 USD.
  • References: The Bidder must provide three (3) references who can attest to the success

of previous work.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Planned approach to accomplish the project objective in accordance with Section 4.0 of this RFP; Bidder’s will be evaluated on the understanding of the needs of ABA ROLI for the creation of this e-learning course and platform for hosting.
  • Experience managing similar projects: Bidders will be evaluated based previous work of developing e-learning courses (including those in Arabic). This criterion also covers quality of previous work as per references and feedback from references.
  • Timeline: This will include evaluation of the Bidder’s capacity to begin work in June and timeline for effective implementation before the end of the project on July 31
  • Price: Bidders shall be evaluated based on the cost effectiveness of the budget.

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