Planned starting date: March 2021.
Location: Co-opBank
Duration of the contract: 2 months (tentatively)

Développement international Desjardins (DID) in cooperation with the Cooperative Bank of Vietnam (Co-opBank) and with the support of Canadian and Vietnamese government representatives officially launched the implementation phase of the Strengthening the People’s Credit Funds network (STEP project) in November 2017. This project – funded by Global Affairs Canada has the goal to strengthen the capacity of Co-opBank and its network of financial cooperatives, the People’s Credit Funds (PCFs) in Vietnam until 2023. The overall mandate is to support and advise the Co-opBank and PCFs network in their process of transformation and modernization to increase their level of integration and performance. The ultimate outcome of STEP project is to “increased financial security for Vietnamese men and women in targeted rural and agricultural areas by a more integrated and better performing Co-opBank and PCF network.

One of the core objectives at the basis of STEP’s logic model is to provide CBV with the necessary support to improve its oversight capacity of the PCF network by most specifically reinforcing its risk monitoring framework and methodology. Considering the particularly high number of PCFs within the network, CBV and STEP must be able to effectively allocate its limited resources to achieve satisfactory results. To do so, an undeniably effective strategy is to base this resource allocation on a risk-based prioritization approach relying foremostly on the financial information provided by a remote risk monitoring system. Therefore, STEP designed, developed and deployed in close collaboration with CBV a management information system (MIS), named PCF Reporting Management System (PRMS), to answer to this specific need.

Considering the stability and security of the solution as well as the overall level of satisfaction of the users, Co-opBank and STEP agreed on increasing the data storage capacity of the solution as well as deploying an automatic data backup system to ensure the continuous operations of the system in case of unexpected disaster. To achieve this, STEP and Co-opBank has agreed on the need to purchase the hardware, equipment and software described in the RFP.

Interested tenderers are invited to receive the detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) via email only from Mrs. Nguyen Thuy Duong, E-mail:, and submit their proposal in bilingual, English and Vietnamese.
Deadline for the tender proposal submission: Friday, 5 th of March 2021, at 17:00 hrs local Vietnam time.
Qualified tenderers will be notified of the result of their bids by Friday, 12th of March 2021.