Request for expressions of interest: Provision of communications and outreach consultancy services

Project Name: The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) for Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Grant No.: D347-3A

Assignment Title: Communications and Outreach Consultancy Services for the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).

Reference No:           KE-ICIPE-209698-CS-QCBS

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) aim to contribute to the successful implementation of the RSIF Communications Strategy and achievement of its goals and objectives. The assignment will contribute to increasing the visibility of RSIF and effective sustainable resource mobilization for RSIF and achievement of its desired impact on Africa’s socio-economic transformation. The assignment will be implemented in liaison with the RSIF RCU for a period of 1 year beginning April 2021. The assignment aims to make use of a highly targeted strategy, with high efficiency in implementation of RSIF’s plan that will ensure “snowballing” visibility across key audiences at modest cost.

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

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology 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 are:

  • Evidence of firm’s legal status, e.g. statutory registration documents (Certificate of Incorporation for Limited companies, PIN and VAT registration Certificates, Relevant registration with regulatory bodies) and postal address, physical location, Tel/E-mail/Website addresses and contact persons.
  • Core business of the firm in providing communications, media relations and outreach, public relations or similar discipline as demonstrated in the firm’s organisational profile, and ten (10) years’ experience in the business.
  • Relevant Experience: Examples of at least three (3) references from reputable organisations and whom the firm has provided services of similar nature as sought by icipe.
  • Technical and managerial capability of the firm.

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” July 2016 (“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) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at this address ( during office hours 08:00 – 17:00 hrs East Africa Time.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person and deposited in the icipe Tender Box, located at icipe Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi (Carroll Wilson Building, Ground Floor) (for local firms) or submitted via courier to the address below (for overseas firms) on or before 22nd January 2021 at 11:00 hrs, East Africa Time. The bids will be opened the same date and time, in the presence of those submitting. The submissions in hard copy should be clearly marked: ‘Expression of Interest – Communications and Outreach Consultancy for the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF)”. REF: KE-ICIPE-209698-CS-QCBS. Electronic submissions will not be permitted.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Attn:  Susan Kariuki, Procurement Manager

Duduville campus, Kasarani, Nairobi

P.O. Box 30772, 00100 GPO


Tel:  +254-20-8632000 , Fax: +254-20-8632001/2