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VZCZCXRO9046
RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHMR RUEHRN
DE RUEHTO #1204/01 3400713
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 050713Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY MAPUTO
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHSA/AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 6166
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 0846
RUEHTN/AMCONSUL CAPE TOWN 0487
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9675
RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
RUCPCIM/CIMS NTDB WASHDC

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MAPUTO 001204

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 3131/ANESA
USDOC FOR 3140/ITA/CS/ODO
USDOC FOR 4510/ITA/MAC/OA
DEPT PLS PASS AID/AFR/SA AND G/EGAD/BD
DEPT PLS PASS EXIM BANK, TDA, AND OPIC
JOHANNESBURG FOR FCS
CAPE TOWN ALSO FOR FCS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ECON MZ
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR
CONSULTANCY SERVICES BY A CONSULTING FIRM TO IMPROVE THE
OPERATIONS OF THE PROPERTY REGISTRIES IN MOZAMBIQUE

MAPUTO 00001204 001.2 OF 002


1. 787/12/T028

2. 12/03/08

3. RDOUGHTEN

4. 787 MOZAMBIQUE

5. -

6A. REPLY TO:

6B. Ministry of Finance
Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project
Praca 25 de Junho, 380 Q 3rd Floor
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258 21) 312 737/8
Fax: (258 21) 312 739
E-mail: aulemba.fstap@tvcabo.co.mz or
fstap@tvcabo.co.mz

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Trade Opportunity Information
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7. The Government of Mozambique has received financial
assistance from the African Development Bank, World Bank
and other donors for funding the Financial Sector
Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) in the Country.
The overall objective of the FSTAP is to improve the
soundness and efficiency of the financial sector, so as
to strengthen its contribution to economic growth and
poverty reduction in Mozambique. The project intends to
develop the institutional capacity of the financial
sector through the funding of activities that aims to:
(a) strengthen the regulatory and supervision framework
for the banking and non banking financial institutions,
including the insurance and pension sectors; (b)
strengthen the social security coverage and management;
(c) develop an efficient and effective national payment
system; (d) improve the legal and judicial environment
for loan provision operations; and (e) extend the
financial services, especially to rural areas through
the improvement of micro finance institutionQs
operations. Part of the funds is to be used to procure
consultancy services to strengthen the operations of the
Property Registries in Mozambique.

8. The consultancy will include, but not limited to:
(i) carrying out a detailed review of the current
operations of the property registries in Mozambique and
make recommendations for the modernization and
computerization of the operation of the property
registries; (ii) drafting new law on the operations of
the property registries and assisting the passage of the
law through the legislative process (iii) supporting the
implementation of the computerization of the property
registries (iv) support in the procurement of the
software, equipment including supervising the
installation and related services. For this consultancy
the Project Implementation Unit (PUI) intends to hire a
Consulting Firm or Consortium with demonstrable relevant
and proved experience in (i) large computerization
projects (ii) organizational reengineering projects
(iii) legal reforms evolving property registry, and (iv)
developing countries specifically in Africa evolving
property registry.

9. The FSTAP Project Implementation Unit (PIU) now
invites qualified consulting firms to express their
interest in providing the services. Interested
consultants must provide information indicating their
qualification to perform the services (description of
similar assignments, experience in similar conditions,
availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
Firms may associate with other firms to enhance their
qualifications. A short list of six firms will be

MAPUTO 00001204 002.2 OF 002


compiled in accordance with the procedures set out in
the African Development BankQs Rules of Procedure for
the Use of Consultants. Expressions of interest must be
delivered at the above mentioned address by December 8,
2008.

10. For more information on this or other trade and
investment matters in Mozambique, please contact us at:

Political/Economic Officer Robert Doughten, or
Economic/Commercial Assistant Elizabeth Filipe

Political/ Economic Section - U.S. Embassy
2330 Maputo Pl
Washington, DC 20521-2330

Tel.: 258-21-49-27-97 or
Fax: 258-21-49-38-57
E-mail: filipeec@state.gov
Or Embassy website: http://maputo.usembassy.gov/

CHAPMAN

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