GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

Name of Borrower’s Country: Multinational – East African Community (EAC)
Name of Project: EAC Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Project (EAC-PSSIP):
South Sudan

Full bid notice can be downloaded from the Central Bank of South Sudan’s website here.

1. The East African Community (EAC) has received a Grant from the African Development
Bank and African Development Fund to finance the EAC Payment and Settlement Systems
Integration Project (EAC-PSSIP): South Sudan. The Protocol of Agreement amounting to Two
Million Nine Hundred Thousand Units of Account (UA2,900,000) from African Development
Fund (“the Fund”) and the Protocol of Agreement amounting to One Million Nine Hundred
Thousand Units of Account (UA 1,900,000) from the Transition Support Facility (the “TSF”)
were signed between the REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN (RSS), the EAST AFRICAN
COMMUNITY (EAC), the AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (“the Bank”) and the
AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (“the Fund) to fund the 3 years EAC-PSSIP: South Sudan
project.

2. The principal objective of this Project is to modernize the payment and settlement systems in
the Republic of South Sudan in order to enhance the performance of the country’s financial
systems and promote regional integration. The EAC Payment and Settlement Systems Integration
Project (EAC-PISSP) was designed in 2012 and during the period the Republic of South Sudan
was not a member of the EAC. The Republic of South Sudan was admitted as a full Member of
the EAC on 1st October 2016. This Project aims to extend the implementation of the EAC-PSSIP
to the Republic of South Sudan. The Project will assist the Republic of South Sudan to develop
and harmonize the payment and settlement systems with the other five member countries of the
EAC (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania) by facilitating the
process leading up to the launch of a monetary union in the community and stimulate increased
economic and trade relations in the region.

3. The project includes the following components:
(a) Strengthening the Payment Systems Infrastructure and upgrade: This component
will include the following activities:

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

(i) Procurement and installation of an upgraded IT infrastructure including the
necessary replacements /upgrades in hardware and software, with a view to
ensuring high-level availability, resiliency, scalability, redundancy that will
support the national payment systems and in general ensuring a high level of
compliance with international standards. This comprises the upgrade of LAN
Datacenter; Storage; UPS; the generators; Disaster recovery center;
(ii) Procurement and installation users’ desktop and upgrade of OS to support the
national payment system;
(iii) Procurement and implementation of Swift Gateway and SwiftNet connectivity;
(iv) Procurement and implementation of Automated Transfer System, a hybrid
system which includes the Automated Clearing House – ACH system and the
Real Time Gross Settlement system – RTGS; and
(v) Technical Assistance/Payment Expert to support BSS in the implementation of
the Project.
(b) Project Management: This component will support the maintenance of the Project
Implementation Unit (PIU) at the EAC Secretariat, PIU Project operational expenses
and the provision of PIU-logistical support for BSS and EAC core project team.
4. Procurement of goods and/or works will be in accordance with the Bank’s Rules and
Procedure for the Procurement of Goods and Works. Acquisition of the services of Consultants
will follow the Bank’s Rules and Procedure for the Use of Consultants. Bidding documents are
expected to be available in (October 2019).
5. Interested bidders may obtain further information, and should confirm their interest, by
contacting:

The East African Community (EAC)
Att: Procurement Specialist, EAC-PSSIP
AICC Kilimanjaro Wing
P. O. Box 1096
Arusha – Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-2162-100
Email: PSSIP-Procurement@eachq.org
Copy to PKadonya@eachq.org

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