Expression of Interest (EOI) at the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN)


The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) invites interested eligible Consultants to indicate their interest by submitting EOI documents for the following works:

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) is a development finance institution focused on alleviating financing constraints faced by Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria through providing financing, partial credit guarantees and technical assistance.

The Bank was started by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide loans to Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria. The bank does not disburse the loan to the borrower in cash but through participating intermediary banks in Nigeria.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) Data Asset and Management

Reference Number:
 DBN-277234-CS-CQS

Preamble
The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) Plc. has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan towards implementing its Digital Strategy initiatives, designed to promote sustainability and innovation, by ensuring interactions with Participating Financial Institutions (PFIS); Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); and other stakeholders, are largely digitalized, safe and secure.

The objective of these Services is to improve the maturity of DBN’s data capabilities, to create a data governance framework with the ability to review data requirements and provide guidance on data use and management within the organisation.

Technically, the Service will also provide support in building DBN’s data asset using identified internal and external data sources; and in building algorithms for different
levels of data analytic capabilities for internal and external stakeholders.

Estimated duration of the Service is twelve (12) weeks from the contract start date. The Development Bank of Nigeria Plc. now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these Services.

EOI Requirements
Interested Consultants must provide information demonstrating their experience and proven track record in providing the proposed Services, Interested Consultants must possess the necessary team of experts and subject specialists required to deliver the Services outlined in the Scope of Work and should show evidence of the following:

  • A minimum of five (5) years software development experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years system integration experience within the Financial Industry.
  • A minimum of five (5) years data engineering and analytics experience within the Financial Industry.
  • At least three (3) references from relevant customers with nationwide presence.
  • An acknowledged partnership with a cloud service provider preferably AWS or Microsoft Azure.
  • Experience in developing API partals, data integration with references from companies operating in the Finance Industry.
  • Expertise in best practices regarding:
    • User experience and usability testing.
    • Information architecture.
    • Extending reach on multiple platforms.
    • Data integration with current apps and platforms.
  • Key experts must include the following:
    • Solution Architect with ten (10) years’ experience.
    • Data Architect with ten (10) years’ experience.
    • Software developers with minimum of three (3) years’ experience.
    • Data Engineers with minimum of three (3) years’ experience.
    • Data Analyst with three (3) years’ storytelling experience
    • Project Manager and Scrum Master with five (5) years’ experience.

Interested Consultants should provide information on firm’s qualifications and relevant experience specifically responding to the criteria above, and including a brief description of project scope, implementation dates and the funding organization where applicable.

Application Closing Date
18th April, 2022.

Collection of Documents
Click Here (PDF) to download the full TOR.

Submission of Documents
Expressions of Interest must be submitted electronically to the following address: [email protected] cc audi[email protected]

N/B: All Expressions of Interest must be a maximum of 15 pages.

Additional Information

  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised in July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification Selection (CQS) procurement method set out in the Guidelines.
  • In line with the above-mentioned Guidelines, interested Consultants may associate with other firms e.g., Joint Ventures/ Consortium’s or Sub-Consultancies, to enhance their qualifications. Expressions of Interest from firms in association should include the following:
    • A cover letter stating the type of association or partnership, signed by member firms.
    • A draft agreement or Letter of Intent to form an association.
  • For Joint Ventures, each member firm shall be evaluated independently and should be reasonably qualified to undertake the assignment solely. Expression of Interests must clearly demonstrate the qualification of each member against the minimum criteria.