Request for Expressions of Interest : Development and Implementation of Somali Customs Automated Administration System

Background

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) would like to procure a software system to automate the core functions of the Customs administration, thus replacing the predominantly manual system that is currently in place.  It is expected that this system will provide most of the required clearance functions as at this point in time, as well as be flexible to expanding functionality as Customs reforms progress.

Objective

The Customs and Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia is seeking the services of a software developing company to develop and implement a bespoke automated Customs system. The award will be made to a responsive and responsible firm based on best value and professional capability.

This IT solution will provide Somali Customs and Customs offices with IT system enablers, which will allow them, within the Customs procedures, to undertake the following:

  • Manage Customs declarations (submission, acceptance/receipt, registry, processing, archiving);
  • Calculate Customs fees, taxes, and other related duties;
  • Manage mandatory and additional Customs supportive documents;
  • Manage the Cargo Manifest and supportive documents (submission, receipt, registering, processing, archiving);
  • Provide efficiency in conducting controls through Customs Risk Management;
  • Allow for the exchange of information with traders, Customs brokers, shipping agents, Port Authorities, Commercial Banks, Central Bank of Somalia, and in the future with Somalia Government Agencies;
  • Conduct internal controls concerning collected Customs duties, taxes, and other charges, to achieve the support the concept of trade facilitation; and
  • Improve the safety of the supply system, in accordance with specific initiatives of Somali Customs and scalable to the relevant WCO standards in the future.

For further Information please visit the Ministry of Finance Public Procurement website http://mof.gov.so/public-procurement or contact procurement@CRATES.so.

EOI submissions are due on the August 10th, 2019.

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