Développement International Desjardins (DID) is a non-government-organization which belongs to Desjardins Group in Canada. It was established with a mission to support the cooperative credit model in the world in general and in Vietnam in particular. It has implemented several projects in Vietnam since 1993 to assist the People’s Credit Fund network in its establishment and development. DID has operated in Vietnam since 2016 in collaboration with the Cooperative Bank of Vietnam to implement a project to support strengthening the People’s Credit Fund network (STEP) in Vietnam. The STEP was funded mainly by the Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

To provide technical assistance and support to Co-opBank to strengthen the PCF safety fund mechanism, STEP intends during the next period to mobilize a consultant to carry out a preliminary analysis based on an inventory of its legal, structural, financial, and operational elements.The preliminary key findings and information collected during this activity will then allow the project to carry out, if necessary, more in-depth analysis and to introduce some recommendations based on Desjardins’s experiences. The TOR can be found here: https://did-step.com/tor/safetyfund.zip

Interested consultants should submit their Proposal clearly stating proposed methodology and compliance with requested minimum qualifications for this assignment. The Proposal should be supported by CVs of auditor(s) submitted by email to info@did-step.com and huong.tran-thi-thanh@did-step.com, clearly indicating email subject of reference “Proposal DID2022 – Safety Fund Review Service”. We will select an audit firm that provides the Proposal with the most competitive quotation.

Please kindly note that each email submission may not exceed 20MB in size.

The deadline for submission is on Sunday, 15 January 2023, Hanoi time.