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DELIVERY OF TRAINING IN PETROLEUM TAX AUDIT REVIEW FOR STRAFF OF INTERNAL AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENTS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

1.0 BACKGROUND

The GIZ Good  Financial  Governance  programme has since 2003 been supporting  the Government  of Ghana  to improve  the efficiency and effectiveness of the tax  system  through  the provision  of technical and financial assistance to the Ghana Revenue  Authority (GRA).

The  Ghana   Revenue  Authority (GRA),  a  semi-autonomous  public  institution was established by the GRA Act790,2009 to integrate the three (3) Revenue Agencies into  a single  functional  Authority. The  primary  purpose  is to improve  the efficiency and effectiveness of tax  administration and revenue mobilization in the country by modernizing  all its operations , with  the discovery  of oil  and gas  in Ghana, the tax  affairs  of companies  operating in the sector  have been  brought  under  jurisdiction  of the Large  Taxpayer Office  (L.T.O). To enable  the  Internal  Audit  and  Investigations  staff  to quality  assure  the operations  of the Petroleum Unit   of the LTO, there is the need  to build  their capacity in Petroleum Taxation.

In furtherance  of the above goals, the  Ghana Revenue Authority and its  development  partner, GIZ require  services  of a Consultant  or an Oil and Gas  expert  to provide  training  in Review  of  Petroleum Tax Audit  to twenty –five  (25) selected  staff from the Internal  Audit  and Investigations Department  of GRA.

2.0 OBJECTIVE

2.1 To promote the staff of Internal Audit and Investigations Department with a thorough                   understanding of the operations and taxation of the petroleum industry.

2.2 To build the capacity of the selected staff of the Internal Audit and Investigations Department to enable them professionally review and quality assure tax audits conducted by officers of the petroleum unit of L.T.O in order that these audits meet national and international standards.

3.0 SCOPE OF WORK

3.1 Develop the curriculum, course structure, training plan and program, as well as training materials and hand outs for a five (5) day training program for twenty- five (25) Internal Audit and Investigations Officers.

3.2 Deliver a well- structured hand- on training in Petroleum Tax Audit Review.

3.3 Provide a system- based approach to petroleum tax audits that will give assurance to work done by the petroleum unit of LTO.

3.4 Provide areas to be included in a petroleum audit program for the review of tax audits conducted by the Petroleum Unit of LTO.

3.5 Provide feedback collated on the participant’s assessment of each of the sessions and the facilitators of the program.

4.0 MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION

4.1 Report to the Deputy Commissioner (HR II) or his appointed representative and work directly under his supervision.

4.2 Hold an inception meeting with the deputy commissioner internal audit and investigations department, deputy commissioner (hr II), Ag. Deputy Commissioner, ModerniSation Program Office (MPO), AC Petroleum Unit (LTO) and the training Managers.

5.0 DELIVERABLES

5.1 An inception report  two (2) days  after  the  inception meeting  indicating  the key issues to be        addressed and agreed upon , viz  clarification of the scope  of work , the course  structure , course  contents , time table and  detailed work plan.

5.2 A draft  report  two (2) days after the  completion of the training , indicating  a detailed  account  of the whole  program, performance  reports , evaluation of participants , participants ‘ assessments  of the sessions  and the  facilitators(s), and  recommendations  for future  training  programs.

5.3 A final  report  after incorporating  all the  comments  from  stakeholders shall be  submitted  two           (2) days  after  the receipts of  the comments.

The reports shall be submitted in three (3) bound  hard  copies , including  one electronic  version  on Ms Word  2007  memory stick.

6.0 DURATION OF THE CONSULTANCY

The duration of the consultancy  will be a period of fourteen (14) man days  (including 2 days  for inception report , 5days  for development  of training  manual, 5  days  training , 2days  report  writing ) excluding week-ends  and public  holidays  from Monday 10th September  to Friday 5th October , 2012.

7.0 DATA, SERVICES & FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY GRA

7.1 The details of the participants before the commencement of the training program.

7.2 The venue for the training, facilities, administrative support and all the necessary training arrangements.

8.0 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

8.1 A minimum of first degree or preferably a post graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering.

8.2 At least five (5) years practical experience in the petroleum industry.

8.3 Excellent communication and presentation skills.

8.4 Demonstrate ability to facilitate or conduct training workshops seminars etc.

8.5 Experience of working with a Revenue Administration and Auditing will be an added advantage.

9.0 PROPOSAL DETAILS

The consultant must submit separate technical and financial proposals separately by 4th September, 2012, to the address indicated below:

9.1 The technical proposal should indicate the following:

(i) Details of the experience of the consultant in undertaking similar training program.

(ii) The curriculum vitae and the qualifications of a most three (3) team members expected to be involved in the assignment.

(iii) A detail work plan and proposed methodology.

(iv) Three (3) reference organisations that have recently contracted the consultant to carry out similar assignment.

9.2 The financial proposal should indicate the contract price and terms of payment.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DELIVERY OF TRAINING IN FRUAD AND INVESTIGATION FOR SOME SELECTED STAFF OF INTERNAL AUDIT AND INVESTIGATIONS AND INTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARMENTS

1.0 BACKGROUND

THE GIZ  Good  Financial Governance programme has since  2003 been supporting  the Government  of Ghana  to  improve  the efficiency  and effectiveness of the tax  system  through  the provision  of technical  and financial assistance  to the Ghana Revenue  Authority (GRA).

The  Ghana Revenue  Authority  (GRA ), a  semi- autonomous  public  institution was established  by the  GRA Act  790, 2009  to integrate the three (3) Revenue Agencies into  a single  functional  authority .

Ghana  Revenue Authority ‘s (GRA)core  values  are  Integrity, Fairness in  service  delivery, team work , innovation  and professionalism . To deliver  these  values  and the  Authority’s related  mission statement , the Internal  Audit  Department  has been  created to provide  watch  dog  support  among others.

As part of the strategy to achieve  the above , the Ghana  Revenue  Authority and its  developments  partner GIZ  require  the services  of a Consultant  to provide  five (5)day training to thirty (30) selected  staff of Internal Audit and Investigations

 

Department  and Internal  Affairs  department.

2.1 To provide  staff  with  the requisite  skills knowledge to:

  • Prevent  and detect  fraud
  • Design water-tight  internal  control  system to combat  fraud
  • Acquire /Improve  their investigative  skills

3.0    SCOPE OF WORK

3.1   Study  and  understand  the key  job functions  of the Internal  Audit  and  Investigations

and Internal  Affairs  Departments.3.2  Develop  the curriculum , course  structure , training plan  and program  as well as  Training  materials  for five (5) day training program for  thirty (30) officers the two departments

3.3   Deliver  a well –structure  hands –on  training using  tools , live  and historical        Case  studies etc.

3.4     Provide  feedback collated  on the  participant’s  assessment of each  of the  Sessions  and the  facilitations of the program.

4.0     MANAGEMENT  AND  CO-ORDINATION

4.1     Report  to the Deputy Commissioner (HR II) or his  appointed representative  and   work  directly  under  his  supervision .

4.2    Have  an inception  meeting  with the Deputy Commissioner  Internal  Audit  and  Investigation, Deputy Commissioner, Internal  Affairs  and  Deputy Commissioner (HRII) and  training managers.

5.0    DELIVERABLES

5.1 An inception  report two (2)  days  after  the  inception  meeting  indicating  the key  issues  to be  addressed and agreed upon, viz  clarification of the scope  of work ,the course structure,course content ,time table and detailed work plan.

5.2 An Investigative Strategy/Program that will provide the methods to be used for all kind of investigative works in the GRA.

5.3 A draft report  two(2) days after the completion of the training ,indicating a detailed account of the whole program, performance reports, evaluation of participants ,participants; assessment of the sessions and facilitators and recommendations for future training programs.

5.4 A final report after incorporating all the comments from stakeholders shall be submitted two days after the receipt of the comments.

The reports shall be submitted in 3 bound hard copies, including one electronic version on Ms Word 2007 memory stick.

7.0 DATA, SERVICES & FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY GRA

7.1 Details of participants before the commencement of the training program

7.2 The venue for the training, facilities, administrative support and all necessary training arrangements

8.0 QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

8.1 A minimum of first degree or preferably a post graduate degree in Petroleum Engineering.

8.2 At least five (5) years practical experience in the petroleum industry.

8.3 Excellent communication and presentation skills.

8.4 Demonstrate ability to facilitate or conduct training workshops seminars etc.

8.5 Experience of working with a Revenue Administration and Auditing will be an added advantage.

9.0         PROPOSAL DETAILS

The  consultant must submit  technical and financial proposals separately by 4th September , 2012, to the  address indicated below:

9.1    The  technical proposal should  indicate  the following:

(i)      Details of the experience  of the Consultant  in  undertaking similar training program.

(ii)     The  curriculum vitae and the  qualifications of  the team  expected to be  involved in the  assignment.

(iii)  A detail   work plan and proposed methodology.

(iv)Three (3) reference organisations that have recently contracted the consultant to carry out a similar assignment.

9.2 The financial proposal should indicate the contract price and terms of payment

1.0 BACKGROUND

The Ghana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) core values are Integrity, Fairness in service Delivery, Teamwork, Innovation and Professionalism. One of the key Departments to ensure the realization of these values is the Internal Affairs Department. The objective of the Department is to promote Integrity and Professionalism in all spheres of GRA activities and to help reduce corruption in the Authority.

To empower the staff of the Department  with the capacity to deliver on their mandate, the GRA and its developments  partner GIZ require  the services  of a consultant  to provide  a five day training  program  on integrity, Ethics and Accountability  for sixteen (16)  staff of the internal Affairs  department

2.0 The objectives of the consultancy are:

2.1 To provide the staff with clear understanding of provisions of

  • The GRA Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • All other relevant legislation  and how it relates to the practice of the code

2.2 To ensure trainees are abreast with the provisions in the code of conduct and Ethics of behaviour/conduct of GRA staff.

2.3 To deal with the broad issues of accountability

2.4 To make trainees aware of the measures that can be adopted to prevent corruption or make corruption a high risk venture.

5.3 A draft report two (2) days after the completion of the training, indicating  a detailed account of the whole program, performance reports, evaluation of participants, participants’ assessment of the sessions  and the facilitator(s) and recommendations for future training programs

5.4 A final report after incorporating all the comments from stakeholders shall be submitted two (2) days after the receipt of the comments.

5.5 The reports shall be submitted in three (3) bound hard copies, including one electronic version on MS Word 2007 memory stick.

6.0 DURATION OF CONSULTANCY

The duration of the consultancy will be a period of sixteen (16) man days including two (2) days report writing (but excluding weekends and public holidays) from Monday 5th November to Friday 30th November, 2012

(i)  The contract price

(ii) The term of payment.

Interested firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest  in sealed envelopes to the address below by 4th September 2012.

THE HEAD OF PROCUREMENT

GIZ OFFICE ACCRA

NO.7 VOLTA STREET

AIRPORT RESIDENTIAL AREA

ACCRA.

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