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Invitation for Bids: Consultancy services for the extension of the Mauritius Credit Information Bureau

5 October 2009 ,Bank of Mauritius

Procurement Notice


The Bank of Mauritius (Bank) is commissioning a study for the extension of the Mauritius Credit Information Bureau (MCIB) coverage to all institutions offering credit including leasing facilities and hire purchase companies and utility companies. The Bank is also proposing to sell credit information to external credit assessment institutions and use the credit information bureau in the implementation of Internal Rating Based (IRB) approach for credit risk under Basel II. The participants of the MCIB comprise presently only banks and non-bank deposit taking institutions and information is shared on a reciprocity basis.

In this context, the Bank of Mauritius is inviting Proposals for consultancy services for the extension of the MCIB coverage as mentioned above. The consultancy service will be funded by the Government of Mauritius from a loan granted by the World Bank under the Mauritius Economic Transition Technical Assistance Project.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference may be downloaded from the Bank of Mauritius website, Alternatively, a request, specifying the company name, address, contact name, phone and fax numbers, may be made through email addressed to the Bank at

Submission of Proposals for Consultancy

1. Only firms should apply.

2. Proposals for this consultancy must include:

(i) the name, address and profile of the applying party, including academic qualifications of the leading Consultant;

(ii) details of experience in similar assignments undertaken previously, including name of clients, location, duration, description of assignments, value of services provided, etc.;

(iii) the timeframe for the availability of the Consultant to undertake the consultancy assignment;

(iv) detailed programme delivery plan, including roles, responsibilities and duration of work for consultant(s); and

(v) schedule for implementation;

3. Interested parties should forward their

(i) Technical Proposals

either in two (2) copies bearing reference “Consultancy Services for the Extension of the Mauritius Credit Information Bureau” to the Chairperson of Tender Committee, Bank of Mauritius, Sir William Newton Street, Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius or by email to not later than 12.00 hours (GMT) on 30 October 2009. Envelopes should be sealed and clearly marked “Technical Proposal”.

(ii) Financial Proposals

in two (2) copies in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Financial Proposal” to the above mentioned address not later than 12.00 hours (GMT) on 30 October 2009.

The Bank reserves the right to accept / reject any or all offers submitted in response to this advertisement without assigning any reason whatsoever.

Bank of Mauritius

Sir William Newton Street

Port Louis

Republic of Mauritius