External Quality Assessment for the Office of the Inspector General 39 views

External Quality Assessment for the Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General provides the Global Fund with independent and objective assurance over the design and effectiveness of controls and processes in place to manage the key risks impacting the Global Fund’s programs and operations, including the quality of such controls and processes.

As stated in the OIG Charter, the work practices of and functions provided by the Office of the Inspector General are subject to periodic independent assessments to review conformance with prevailing international standards and guidelines, and best practices. The OIG Audit Function adheres to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)-International Standards for the Professional Practice of International Auditing (IIA IPPF standards- see Annex 3), while the Investigation Function adheres to the Uniform Principles and Guidelines for Investigations, 2nd Edition (Conference of International Investigators – As endorsed by the 10th Conference of International Investigators held on June 10-12, 2009, Jordan (see Annex 4).

The envisaged objectives and guidance on the scope of the assignment are detailed in Annex 5 for the Internal Audit Function and Annex 6 for the Investigation Function.

Separate proposals are to be submitted for the Internal Audit and Investigation Functions (with each proposal to be further divided into a technical and a financial proposal). The technical proposal will include the assignment methodology and plan including timelines for major milestones and CVs for proposed assignment staff. The financial proposal will include the assignment costs and breakdown.

Bidders can submit proposals for either one or both of the functions (Audit and/ or Investigations). OIG reserves the option to consider a standalone proposal covering only one of the two functions. However, given the synergies between the functions, the commonalities between several quality-related processes across the two functions, and the risk of overlaps in the assessment process, the selection will give priority to service providers who are able to deliver a comprehensive assessment across both functions. Providers of standalone Global Fund RFP Invitation Notice (TGF-21-030) 3 assessment (limited to only Audit or Investigation) would be considered only if no combined proposal is deemed to meet the minimum technical requirements to perform both.

Contract Duration
The Global Fund expects the work to begin in July 2021, once the contracting process is completed. The duration of the contract will be three months. The contract may be renewed, subject to the internal rules and regulations of the Global Fund and the availability of resources, and upon agreement of the parties

Technical Direction: Technical directions under this contract will be provided by the Inspector General of the Global Fund Secretariat or her designee.
Logistics: The Service Provider will be responsible for its own logistic support under this contract.

Deadline for proposals is on May 6, 2021.

Proposal submissions and all communication should be sent through the TGF Sourcing Application.

Bidders are required to submit their proposals in the following URL for Sourcing Application: https://access.theglobalfund.org/.

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