REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR MARKET DESTINATION REPRESENTATION SERVICES FOR UGANDA

Uganda Tourism Board has allocated funds to be used for the acquisition of consultancy services for Market Destination Representation (MDR).

The consultancy services ("the Services") include provision of Market Destination Representation Services for Uganda as listed below:

 

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PROCUREMENT REFERENCE No.

SUBJECT OF PROCUREMENT

1.

UTB/CONS/2019-2020/00323

CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR MARKETING DESTINATION REPRESENTATIVE FOR GULF STATES MARKET

2.

UTB/CONS/2019-2020/00336

CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR MARKETING DESTINATION REPRESENTATIVE FOR JAPAN MARKET

 

Uganda Tourism Board now invites eligible consultancy firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultancy firms should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

 

Required Submission Materials

  1. The Consultancy Firm shall:
  • Provide full names of the consultancy firm, its address and registration details/certificates (including year of incorporation or years of experience)
  • Executive summary and a description of the proposer’s organization’s services and activities including company organization chart,
  • Any other information demonstrating that they are eligible and possess the required qualifications to perform the services supported with relevant documentation.

 

The Shortlisting Criteria

The following shall be the shortlisting criteria:

  1. Commitment letter to provide exclusive services to Destination Uganda and to no other destination in East Africa.
  2. The Firm must possess Primary Representation offices in the respective Tourism source Markets. The offices must be located in the major cities in the key source markets.
  3. Demonstrated experience.
    1. Experience in previous destination marketing related accounts in Sub Saharan Africa for over (10) years and ability to implement a strong Market Destination Representation program aligned with Uganda`s Destination Brand.

The firm must demonstrate relevant experience in of at least three (3) projects similar in nature and scope in the last five years.

    1. Key professional expert on the projects on the project must demonstrate at least 10 years of proven Market Destination Representation experience. The Firm Must have at least one Ugandan Expert on the Key Professional Team with experience in Tourism Industry in Uganda.
  1. Familiarity with Uganda tourism product.
    1. Demonstration of a thorough understanding of Uganda Tourism and travel product and experience in the destination Marketing.
    2. Extent of knowledge and familiarity with the destination, hotels and lodges, ground operators, attractions, activities, events and the tourism value chain.
  2. Resource Evaluation.
    1. Personnel qualifications and prior experience in Market Destination Representation

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Consultants should clearly indicate in the Expression of Interest submitted by Associations, whether the Association is a Joint Venture or a sub-consultancy, and which of the firms is the lead firm if a sub consultancy.

A Consultancy firm will be selected in accordance with the method of shortlisting of consultants following publication of an expression of interest contained in the Government of Uganda’s Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003, and the PPDA (Procurement of Consultancy services) Regulations, 2014.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form (In English Language) to the address below by Wednesday, 17th June 2020 at 11.00 (Local time).

 

The Head Procurement and Disposal Unit

Location: 6th Floor, Block C, Lugogo House

Street Address: Plot 42, Lugogo Bypass

City: Kampala

Postal Office No.: P.O. Box 7211

Country: Uganda

Telephone: +256 414-342196/7

Electronic mail address: alfred.mungungeo@utb.go.ug

Website: www.utb.go.ug

 

Activity

Date

Publication of Notice of Expression of Interest

26th May 2020

Closing date for receipt and opening of Expression of Interest

17th June 2020

Evaluation of Expressions of Interest

Within 15 working days from closing date

Display of shortlist

Within 5 working days from approval of shortlist by the Contracts Committee

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER