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Detailed Project References

(The following procurement management assignments are not described in detail elsewhere on this website):


The complete tender process in connection with the following projects comprises:

  • Publication of Contract Notice on the web site of the European Union (in the case of tenders launched within the EU) or in other approrpriate media;
  • Evaluation of applications for pre-qualification and short-listing of qualified bidders;
  • Preparation of Tender Dossier, and distribution to short-listed Candidates;
  • Evaluation of tenders;
  • Selection of the economically most advantageous tender;
  • Clarification of the offer with the winning tenderer / award of contract;
  • All extraneous activities in connection with the above, including preparation of draft and final Qualification and Tender Evaluation reports.

In most cases, MJD Consulting has been responsible for ensuring that these activities are undertaken and completed in accordance with the requirements of the client.


Procurement Specialist providing Technical Assistance to Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facillity (CARD-F)
CARD-F is a programme of agriculture and rural development currently financed by the Department For International Development (DFID) of the Government of the United Kingdom. The programme comprises a series of Economic Development Packages (EDPs) aimed at providing alternative means of livelihood to peasant farmers in various districts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The EDPs are implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD).

The assignment has been undertaken by MJD Consulting as sub-consultant to Atos Consulting UK who are appointed as consultants to the Management Unit of CARD-F.
EUR ING Michael J.H. Davies was a member of the Technical Assistance team fielded byAtos and has:
  • Provided assistance with day-to-day matters arising in connection with procurement processes leading to award of contract to service providers for implementation of EDPs;
  • Undertaken development of a mechanism for external donor funding of (human) resources sourced from within the CARD-F parent ministries, including control mechanisms designed to reduce fiduciary risk;
  • Undertaken a review of the Duration of Procurement Cycle for CARD-F and identification / recommendations concerning possible alternative procurement mechanisms designed to reduce the duration while respecting the Procurement Law of Afghanistan.
Client: Department for International Development (DFID) / Atos Consulting UK / Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, CARD-F, 2011

Independent Consultant providing assistance to Tender Committee for a tender for Technical Advisory Services under the 'Water and Sanitation' component of sector support in Burkina Faso.

The assignment has been undertaken for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), under the Sector Support Programme for the Water and Sanitation Sector in Burkina Faso.

MJD Consulting has provided assistance to Danida's Tender Committee through all phases of the complete tendering process as outlined above.

Client: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2010


Procurement Consultant providing technical assistance to the Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) of Indonesia

MJD Consulting has been appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida - Mixed Credits department) to provide technical assistance to DGST in connection with the identification and appointment of a Contractor to design and build a Ship Reporting System and Vessel Traffic Service for the Sunda and Lombok Straits, respectively west and east of the Island of Java. The project will be financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) through its Mixed Credits programme. DGST is responsible for the tendering process and MJD Consulting is providing assistance throughout all phases of the process from the formulation of a PQ Notice, inviting interested firms to submit an application for prequalification, through the prequalification process tosubmision of tender documents to prequalified bidders.

MJD Consulting has established a (closed) project web site to provide structured on-line storage of all documents relevant to the tendering process so that DGST's procurement staff may readily access the documents, which are necessary to perform the required duties, irrespective of their global locations.

Client: Directorate General of Sea Transportation (Indonesia) / Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2008 - 2009


Procurement Consultant providing technical assistance to Dhaka Water and Sanitation Authority (DWASA) of Bangladesh

MJD Consulting has been appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida - Mixed Credits department) to provide technical assistance to DWASA in connection with the selection and appointment of consulting engineers for the supervision of works for the Saidabad II project for the extension of a water treatment plant to supply Dhaka to be financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) under its Mixed Credits programme. DWASA is responsible for implementing the tendering process and MJD Consulting has provided assistance throughout all phases of the process from the formulation of a Contract Notice inviting interested firms to submit a Letter of Interest through the prequalification process to evaluation of tenders and, finally, entering into a contract with the winning tenderer.

MJD Consulting has established a (closed) project web site to provide structured on-line storage of all documents relevant to the tendering process so that DWASA's procurement staff may readily access the documents, which are necessary to perform the required duties, irrespective of their global locations.

Client: Dhaka Water and Sanitation Authority (Bangladesh) / Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2007 - 2009


Procurement Consultant providing technical assistance to the Roads Development Agency (RDA) of Zambia.

MJD Consulting is providing technical assistance to RDA in connection with the selection and appointment of consulting engineers for the Outline Design and Supervision of Works for 3 bridges and approach roads across the Zambezi River in Western Zambia to be financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida) under its Mixed Credits programme. RDA is responsible for implementing the tendering process and MJD Consulting has provided assistance throughout all phases of the process from the formulation of a Contract Notice inviting interested firms to submit a Letter of Interest through the prequalification process to evaluation of tenders and, finally, entering into a contract with the winning tenderer.

MJD Consulting has established a (closed) project web site to provide structured on-line storage of all documents relevant to the tendering process so that RDA's procurement staff may readily access the documents, which are necessary to perform the required duties, irrespective of their global locations.

Client: Roads Development Agency (Zambia) / Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2007 - 2008


Independent Consultant providing assistance to Tender Committee for a tender for Technical Advisory Services under the 'Water and Sanitation' component of sector support in Mali.

The assignment has been undertaken for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), under the Sector Support Programme for the Water, Sanitation and Water Resources Sector in Mali. This is Danida's first sector support programme in Mali since the country became a programme country in 2006.

MJD Consulting has provided assistance to Danida's Tender Committee through all phases of the complete tendering process as outlined below.

Client: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2006 - 2007


Independent Consultant providing assistance to Tender Committee for tenders for Technical Advisory Services under the 'LEDIB - Local Economic Development In the Balkans' programme.

This assignment has been undertaken for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), under the Neighbourhood Programme. The technical advisory services to be provided by the contractor comprise support to the development of small and medium scale enterprises in the Serbian District of Nis.

MJD Consulting has provided assistance to Danida's Tender Committee through all phases of the complete tendering process as outlined below.

Client: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2006 - 2007


Independent Consultant providing assistance to Tender Committee in tendering and award of contract for Business Practice Manager under the Corporate Governance Component of the Government of Denmark's Business Sector Programme Support to Ghana

During the course of this assignment, undertaken for PEM Consult (Copenhagen, Denmark), Michael J.H. Davies has provided support to the Tender Committee of Danida under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark with:

  • Evaluation of applications for Qualification by prospective Candidates responding to an international open tender Notice published in the EU and in Ghana and preparation of a Qualification Report to the Tender Committee with recommendations concerning the Candidates selected for Invitation to Tender;
  • Preparation, and submission to selected Candidates, of the Tender Document and responding to queries from the Candidates;
  • Evaluation of Tenders and preparation of tender evaluation report;
  • Contract Negotiations leading to an Award of Contract.

Client: PEM Consult / Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida), 2005


Further assignments with a significant procurement management component are described in detail
on the Organisation and Management Detailed Project References page.

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