Selection of a Consultant (Firm) to prepare a 5- Year Strategic Business Plan (2023-2027) for the ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU)15 Aug, 2022
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
(Consulting services – Consultancy Firm selection)
Selection of a Consultant (Firm) to prepare a 5- Year Strategic Business Plan (2023-2027) for the
ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU)
Reference No. QCBS/PPDU-SBP/PROC/08/22
The Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) is a specialized agency of the ECOWAS Commission
and is based in the Togolese Republic. With a view to strengthening its strategic orientation, the PPDU intends
to engage the services of a Consulting firm to prepare a 5-year Strategic Business Plan for the period 2023-
In 2015, the PPDU recruited a Consultant to prepare a Strategic Business Plan (SBP) for the period 2016-2020
to be the short-term strategic framework of the Project Preparation and Development Unit. The overall vision
of this SBP was to “Establish PPDU as one of the main “coordinators” of priority regional infrastructure
initiatives within the ECOWAS region that can significantly improve the volume, timeliness and quality of
investments in infrastructure projects, including from the private sector».
In terms of strategic positioning, PPDU is a unique instrument within ECOWAS, which is in charge of the
preparation and development of infrastructure projects. It will in this regard prepare projects to bring them up to
the stage of “bankability” so that the necessary investments can be easily mobilized. It will be able to directly
receive requests for the preparation of projects and capacity building both for the public and private sector for
projects under the PPP.
In accordance with the SBP, the PPDU uses the tunnel of funds concept to boost its interventions by mobilizing
funds from other existing project preparation facilities on the continent. The concept has been the subject of
discussions with PPDU management and has been accepted.
The SWOT analysis outlined in the SBP highlights the following issues.