Title: Consultancy Services to Provide Legal Advisory and Support under a Framework Agreement for a period of 3 years
Issuer: African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD)
Issue date: 08-09-2023
Sector: Legal Services
Closing date: 21-09-2023
Closing time: 14:00
Compulsory meeting: No
Meeting date: N/A

Description: Consultancy Services to Provide Legal Advisory and Support under a Framework Agreement for a period of 3 years
Tender number: 87/AUDA/OCEO/LEGAL/LCS/2023

The African Union Commission (AUC), headquartered in Ethiopia, was established as a unique Pan-African continental body and is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Within the African Union, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) was adopted in 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia, aimed primarily at poverty alleviation and the promotion of economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

As NEPAD was integrated into the structures and processes of the African Union, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) was established by the Decision of the 14th AU Assembly of February 2010 to serve as the technical body of the African Union. In June 2018, at the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, a decision was taken to transform the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency into the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD). The mandate of AUDA-NEPAD is to: a) Coordinate and Execute priority regional and continental projects to promote regional integration towards the accelerated realisation of Agenda 2063, and b) Strengthen the capacity of African Union Member States and regional bodies, advance knowledgebased advisory support, undertake the full range of resource mobilisation and serve as the continent’s technical interface with all Africa’s development stakeholders and development partners. The AUDANEPAD is thus an African-owned and led continental agency, spearheading Agenda 2063.

The African Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) is seeking to engage the services of a law firm to complement its existing legal capacity by providing comprehensive services and guidance in navigating complex legal issues and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and processes.
The law firm must be well-versed in the South African legal landscape relevant to AUDA-NEPAD operations as well as the functioning of an international organization within the South African systems. Furthermore, the law firm must have expertise in international laws and good practices and a good knowledge of the African Union regulations, rules, processes and procedures.

The law firm must be capable of representing AUDA-NEPAD in any legal case where applicable. This is important because AUDA-NEPAD operates in a complex legal environment and may face legal challenges from time to time.
Therefore, the main objective of to provide legal advice and support to the AUDA-NEPAD Legal Unit in all legal matters, including compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies.

The scope of work and tasks is precisely for the successful law to provide proactive and comprehensive legal support to safeguard the organization’s interest and facilitate its smooth operations within the boundaries of applicable laws and regulations in taking the following key activities:
i. Legal advice and consultation;
ii. Contract review;
iii. Employer/employee related matters; and
iv. Dispute resolution.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by the 21st September 2023 at 14:00hrs (South African Time). and should be clearly marked as “Framework Agreement to Conduct Consultancy Services for Legal Advisory and Support over a Period of Three Years – REF 87/AUDA/OCEO/LEGAL/LCS/2023”.

EOIs can also be sent by email, addressed to the address below. Interested Consultants may also obtain further information at the address below during office hours (09:00 – 17:00 South Africa time):
The Chairperson, Internal Procurement Committee (IPC)
African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
230, 15th Road, P. O. Box 218 Midrand,
1685 Johannesburg, South Africa
Email: procurement@nepad.org ; and copy nhamos@nepad.org
Attention of: Procurement Division

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see: https://www.sa-tenders.co.za/sites/default/files/reoi_for_consultancy_se…