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Terms of Reference for the Engagement of Consultant (ELECTION CALL)

 

                                                                                                                                

 

Project: Influencing party manifestoes for the enhancement of private sector growth, competitiveness and profitability. 

Activity: Development of a consolidated report on the respective private sector recommendations support by scenario analysis

 

Terms of Reference for the Engagement of Consultant 

 

 1.0 Introduction/Background

The Federation with Funding support from Star Ghana Foundation is implementing a twelve (12) months project to influence political party manifestoes to adopt various recommendations sensitive to local private sector operations for implementation when voted into power.

The main objectives of the project are as follows;

• Influence political party manifestoes

• Advocate for the adoption and implementation of various recommendations from the private sector by the winning Presidential candidate and his government

• Advocate the establishment of District Business Councils across all districts (DBCs as a monitoring mechanism)

2.0 Purpose/Objective

As part of the project implementation, PEF is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to consolidate various recommendations from the private sector and subsequently develop scenario analysis to support the proposed recommendations to be presented to respective political parties for consideration into their party manifestoes. 

The specific objectives of the assignment are:

- To review various research conducted by PEF 

- Consolidate recommendations into one report and subsequently develop the recommendations into policy briefs supported with scenario analysis.

- Present the consolidated report/policy brief to respective political parties

 

3.0 Scope of work/Terms of Reference

The consultant will be required to undertake the following:

- Review of existing documents, research studies and evaluations.

- Submit a draft report to PEF for review. 

- Present draft report to private sector participants at five locations. 

- Submit a revised report to PEF.

- Present the final document to respective stakeholders at different meetings (including fora with Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates) to be organized by PEF.

4.0 Expected Outputs

- Comprehensive consolidated report detailing various recommendations to be presented to respective political parties.

- Validation meetings organized at five locations and inputs from stakeholders documented and included in the final report

PEF retains sole rights concerning the distribution, dissemination, and publication of all deliverables.

5.0 Requirements

- An expert who understands private sector operations and policy formulation process.

- Expert knowledge of good governance, tax administration and anti-corruption in Ghana

- A minimum of five years of research experience

- Significant experience in undertaking a similar assignment

- Be skilled in various research techniques (qualitative and quantitative)

- Ability to deliver high-quality outputs in compliance with strict guidelines

- Understanding of corporate and commercial law and practice

6.0 Timeframe

The consultant will be required to submit a final report to the Federation by 31st July 2020. The consultant is required to participate in series of meetings (in five regions) scheduled for July 2020. Beyond this, the consultant will be expeced to deliver presentations at different dates to various stakeholder groups. 

7.0 Application

All interested and qualified applicants should apply by sending the following:

- A current Curriculum Vitae

- A technical proposal outlining with the research approach, a detailed work plan and a budget for consideration.

Address to:

The Chief Executive Officer 

Private Enterprise Federation

CT 1671

Cantonments, Accra

Or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR

By hand delivery at H/No 7 Prempeh II Street, GIMPA- Green Street Accra.

The Title/Subject on the envelope or e-mail should be INFLUENCING PARTY MANIFESTOES FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH, COMPETITIVENESS AND PROFITABILITY. 

The deadline for receipt of all applications is Monday, June 29 2020. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

 

CONGRATULATION TO ALL AWARD WINNERS OF THE MAIDEN PEF-PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS SERVICE DELIVERY AWARDS 2019

CONGRATULATION TO ALL AWARD WINNERS OF THE MAIDEN PEF-PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS SERVICE DELIVERY AWARDS 2019

 

MEMBERS OF THE PRIVATE ENTERPRISE FEDERATION AND THEIR COALITION PARTNERS CONGRATULATE ALL THE WINNERS FOR THEIR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

CONGRATULATIONS

 

 

Mr. John A. Pwamang, the Acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (third from the left) and team receiving the award as the Best Performing Agency of the year from Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Duah, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Federation (second from left).

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

 

 

 

Mr. Lawrence Dakurah, National Director of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (second from left), receiving the award for the Best Reforming Agency of the year from Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, a member of the PEF Governing Council and CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication (first from left).

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Mr. Frederick Ohene-Mensah, The National Director of the Department of Factories Inspectorate (second from left) and his team receiving two awards “Award for practical approaches to fight and prevent corruption” and “Award for best corruption reporting mechanism” from Nicholas Gebara, the Fund Manager of BUSAC (first from left).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEF HOSTS PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY AWARDS 2020

 

PEF HOSTS PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY AWARDS 2020

 

A cross-section of dignitaries and awardees at the event

As part of the Strategic Partnership to Prevent and Fight Administrative Corruption in Ghana, (the “SPPACG Project”), PEF has introduced an award scheme known as the PEF Public Sector Service Delivery Award to serve as a recognition for public sector institutions reforming their operations for efficient and effective service delivery. The awards ceremony for this year only considered public sector organizations who PEF have been working with under the project so far. 

Eight awards were given in total  covering various sections of the reform and service delivery agenda as follows; award for the adoption of modern service delivery charter, the award for the adoption of innovation in service delivery (including IT), the award for practical approaches to fight and prevent corruption, award for the best corruption reporting mechanism, award for best customer care unit, award for best business friendly and timely delivery of service to the private sector, best reforming agency and the best performing agency.

The last two awards were the most prestigious for the night received by the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a surprise award going to the StarGhana Foundation for their tremendous support to PEF and other like minded organizations over the years towards eradicating corruption in the country. Over all EPA won most awards, five in total, namely; the adoption of modern service delivery charter, the adoption of innovation in service delivery (including IT), best customer care unit, best business friendly and timely delivery of service to the private sector and the ultimate ‘best performing agency’ award. Followed by the Department for Factories Inspectorate (DFI) winning three in total in the following categories; adoption of modern service delivery charter, practical approaches to fight and prevent corruption and best corruption reporting mechanism.

The Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA) also won two awards including the prestigious Best Performing Agency award and the award for adoption of modern service delivery charter. Dr. Grace Bediako, the Director General for the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) was the special guest of honor for the night. The participants were from government agencies, private sector associations and chambers, development partners, civil society organizations, members of the media and the diplomatic corps. The event was colorful, interspaced with traditional music and dance.

PEF ENGAGES PARLIAMENT AND OTHER EXPERTS ON TAX REFORMS FOR MSMEs

PEF ENGAGES PARLIAMENT AND OTHER EXPERTS ON TAX REFORMS FOR MSMEs

A cross-section of public and private stakeholders at the dialogue session 

As part of an ongoing research supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), PEF met with the leadership of the Parliamentary select committee on Trade and the committee on Finance to present to them findings and recommendations from its research work on reforming the tax system in Ghana. During the period, PEF also met key agencies such as the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Civil Society Organizations to discuss the findings and recommendations to solicit their inputs to shape the final report.

This will ensure that businesses in different financial categories are made to pay taxes commensurate to their financial capabilities (ability to pay). Effectively this system is expected to make tax compliance more voluntary on the part of the MSMEs resulting in an expanded tax net which will inturn lower the cost of tax administration and boost government tax revenues. Eventually, it is the expectation that the private sector will become more tax compliant due to the introduction of better business-friendly provisions in the TIERED SYSTEM OF TAXATION taking into account the socio-economic realities of the business environment in Ghana thus creating a competitive thriving private sector which will boost government revenues to enable it execute its developmental agenda.

The next phase of the project will be to finalize and share the report with key stakeholders and policy makers in the country which will then launch us into full scale advocacy in print and electronic media. We believe this exercise will improve the ease of doing business in the country by creating an enabling environment for tax compliance and administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEF LAUNCHES PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTERS

 

PEF LAUNCHES PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTERS

 

A cross-section of dignitaries at the event

 

The Private Enterprise Federation, (PEF) with the assistance of StarGhana Foundation engaged the Department of Factories and Offices Inspectorate (DFI),  the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Town and Country Planning Department (now Land and Spatial Planning Authority) to form a strategic partnership to prevent and fight administrative corruption in Ghana, (the “SPPACG Project”) by promoting the use of service charters by these institutions and its subsequent adoption by other public sector institutions. 

The initiative has led to the development and printing of service delivery charters for these organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery by outlining the steps for accessing their services, quoting fees and helplines with dedicated customer/client service representatives and mechanisms for reporting corruption. This removes opportunities for extortion and bribery and ensures that the business person is able to go through the registration and acquisition of licenses or permits more swiftly and conveniently. The event was well attended by members of the private sector, public sector agencies including the three-focus organizations, civil society groupings and eminent persons. The guest speaker for the event was Hon. Prof. Gyan Baffour, Minister for Planning.

This milestone event was achieved after constant engagement and research together with the agencies led by a consultant hired by PEF to facilitate the preparation of the charters.

 

 

 

 

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