1. Introduction & Background
The Ghana Revenue Authority requires the services of a qualified consultant to audit and investigate suspected cases of tax evasion and other tax malpractices. Our goals are to:
1. Uncover information related to tax evasion and other tax malpractices on the part of both taxpayers and revenue officers.
2. Process or present such information in ways that make them suitable as evidence of tax evasion or tax malpractice.
3. Use such evidence to retrieve such unpaid taxes and to apply sanctions and penalties.
The objective of this Request for Proposal is to procure a consultant that will provide the best overall value to the achievement of these goals. While fees proposed by prospective applicant is a significant factor, other criteria will form the basis of our award decision.
2. Submission Guidelines & Requirements
The following submission guidelines & requirements apply to this Request for Proposal:
1. First and foremost, only qualified individuals or firms with prior experience in the provision of such auditing and investigative services as this should submit proposals in response to this Request for Proposal.
2. The proposal must provide an overview of how the desired outcomes will be achieved. It must further indicate the competences of the key personnel performing the work as well as the resources and logistics needed.
3. The proposal must state the fee structure, the triggers for fee payment and the procedures for payment.
4. Proposals must be signed by a representative that is authorized to commit bidder’s company.
5. Bidders who wish to submit proposal should do so not later than 5.00 pm on 18th December 2017.
6. Proposals must be submitted to the following address:
Commissioner General’s Office
Ghana Revenue Authority, Accra
3. Project Description
Ghana became a middle income economy some ten years ago. This meant that the economy had the potential to generate wealth and improve the lives of its people. However, Ghana currently lags behind many other middle income economies in terms of revenue mobilization. The economy could generate more revenue than it is doing now. The tax base in Ghana can and needs to be expanded.
As part of measures to expand the tax base, Government is taking steps to improve revenue compliance among taxpayers and potential taxpayers. This in an important focus in the implementation of the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.
The successful bidder will, beginning January 2018, support the efforts by the Ghana Revenue Authority to investigate tax evasion and other irregularities in tax administration.
The successful bidder will also assist in the retrieval of unpaid taxes, and help build the case for prosecution and application of other sanctions where necessary.
4. Project Scope
The successful bidder’s work will cover all Tax Revenues and all Non-Tax Revenues listed in the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of Ghana.
5. Request for Proposal Timelines
The Request for Proposal timeline is as follows:
Request for Proposal Issuance: 30th November 2017
Proposal Submission deadline: 14th December 2017
Selection of Successful Bidder: 22nd December 2017
Contract Award: 29th December 2017
6. Evaluation Factors
The Ghana Revenue Authority will rate proposals based on the following factors:
1. Responsiveness to the requirements set forth in this Request for Proposal
2. Relevant past performance/experience
3. Evidence of similar work done
4. Cost of the investigation to Ghana Revenue Authority
5. Technical expertise/experience of bidder and bidder’s staff
The Ghana Revenue Authority reserves the right to award the work to the bidder that presents the best value as determined solely by the Authority in its absolute discretion.
Request for Proposal - Revenue Enhancement Programme
1. Introduction & Background