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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR LEGAL SERVICES (FIRM) AT MINERALS COMMISSION

  • SOURCE: | Editor
    • POSTED ON: April 16, 2018
    • AUTHOR: Editor
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    INTORDUCTION

    The Minerals Commission is a government agency established under the Constitution of Ghana. The Commission is responsible for the regulation and management of the utilization of the country’s mineral resources and the coordination and implementation of policies relating to the mining industry of Ghana.

    The objectives  of the Commission include  the efficient  management of the minerals  resources  of the country  to deliver  value to its  stakeholders  and the country as a whole. The achievement  of these strategic  objectives  among other things  depends  on the employment  of efficient in- house  and outsourced private  legal professionals. The Minerals Commission therefore intends to apply part of its budgetary allocation to fund eligible payments under  a contract  for the provision  of Legal Services.

    RATIONALE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT

    To address litigation issues, the commission relies on in-house counsel as well as private Law Firms.

    The decision to outsource services to a Law Firm is based on factors which include professionalism, relevant expertise, geographical considerations and urgency.

    Law Firms are used to deliver legal services where demand for services exceeds available  internal resources and/or  expertise. Generally, engagements in respect of the following types of activities are considered to be  ‘legal service’’:

    • Provision of legal advice and opinions;
    • Conduct  litigation  and related work;
    • Dispute  resolution work;

    The Minerals Commission will determine the scope of legal services to be provided to ensure that it meets the requirement of the Commission.

    SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE CONSULTANT (TERMS OF REFERENCE)

    The successful law firm will be required  to perform, inter alia, the  following legal services as requested  by the commission:

    1. Represent the commission and conduct litigationon its behalf  as may  become necessary, including  preparation and filing of court processes and attendance at court and other  dispute resolution for.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

    Eligible firms must indicate their interest  by providing  the following information:

    • Detailed profile of the firm
    • Business Registration Certificates, Valid GRA Clearance Certificates, Valid SSNIT Clearance Certificate  and VAT Certificate.
    • Proof of required licensing and professional registration(s) from recognized professional body or bodies.
    • At least 6 years general experience of the firm in mining law, environmental law, labour and employment law and other relevant fields.
    • Evidence of similar assignment in nature and complexity by the firm in the last 5 years and proven track record in the conduct of litigation on behalf of clients, preparation and filing of court and other dispute resolution.
    • The Managing Senior Partner must have a degree in Law at least 10years proven working experience in law practice in general litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, mediation and advisory. The experience must include substantial legal practice in the area of mining law and environmental law.
    • At least three (3) references from firms/companies who previously received similar services from the Firm.

    Duration

    The duration of this assignment is expected to be two  (2) years, starting from the date of award of contract.

    SELECTION OF FIRMS

    Firms will be selected in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, 2003(Act 663) as amended and the Guidelines of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) in Ghana.

    APPLICATION/ SUBMISSION

    Interested Firms may obtain further information at the address below from 9:00 to 16:00 hours GMT, Monday to Fridays.

    Signed Expression of Interest in English should be sealed in an envelope bearing the inscription:

    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR LEGAL SERVICES and must be delivered to the address below on or before 10.00 hours GMT on Thursday May 17, 2018. Eligible Firms must submit one (1) original copy and four (4) copies to:

    THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    MINERALS COMMISSION

    (ROOM400)

    #12 SWITCHBACK ROAD

    RESIDENTIAL AREA,

    CANTONMENTS

    P.O. BOX M248

    ACCRA

     TELEPHONE: (233-302)772783 771318/779823

    FACSIMILE: (233-302)773324

    EMAIL:  mincomhq@gmail.com

    Mincom@mc.ghanamining.org

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