Digital Identity Expert Consultant

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Digital ID Expert Consultant

Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness
Country: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Supporting Institution: Inter-American Development Bank
Programme: Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness
Project Number: BH-L1045
Loan Number: LO-4549 / OC-BH
Sector: Reform / Modernization of the State
Sub-Sector: E-Government
Deadline: 15th December 2021
Post: Digital Identity Expert Consultant
Contract Duration: 12 – 15 months (non-consecutive periods)
Post Location: External
Reports to: The Programme Manager, Digital Transformation Unit


The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toward the cost of the Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness project (‘the Project’), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services to (i) Develop a Digital Identity Strategy, Roadmap and Action Plan and (ii) Provide Technical and Advisory Support in developing key outputs that would fast track implementation, and for the procurement and selection of a digital identity solution provider (‘The Services’).ewable annually based on satisfactory performance.The

Digital Transformation Unit (DTU) within the Department of Transformation and Digitization (DTaD) of the Office of the Prime Minister is the Project Executing Agency (PEA). Component 1 of the Project aims to streamline government procedures and make them available online to reduce the cost of government bureaucracy. A digital identification system is identified as a key tool for supporting this goal.

The Government of The Bahamas is therefore seeking to hire a Digital Identity Expert Consultant with the knowledge and expertise to:

      1. Develop a digital identity strategy, roadmap, and action plan for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This framework must
        facilitate the implementation of a digital identity scheme that would leverage and enhance existing identification systems to
        enable more secure and effective identity management functions in the access and delivery of services by Government, and
        by entities in the private sector who may choose to benefit as relying parties of the scheme. The framework must also include
        a strategy for implementing a ‘once-only’ policy with the introduction of the digital identity scheme and be flexible to
        accommodate a national identity system and a digital civil registry when introduced.
      2. Providing technical and advisory support to the DTU in developing key outputs that would fast track implementation, and for
        the procurement and selection of a digital identity solution provider based on recommendations made by the Consultant under
        (1) above.

A detailed Terms of Reference for the consultancy is attached.

The Office of the Prime Minister now invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested individuals should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. References to previous or ongoing work on projects of a similar nature or scope should also be provided. Shortlisted individuals may be asked to submit a proposed approach for execution of the consultancy and will be provided with additional information to facilitate the preparation of proposals. Individuals will be selected in accordance with the IDB’s: Policies for the Selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the IDB, and it is open to all eligible Individuals as defined in these policies. All CVs and qualification documents must be submitted Re: Digital Identity Expert Consultant to E-mail: DTUPROCUREMENT@BAHAMAS.GOV.BS on or before 15th December 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Only Short-Listed Individuals will be contacted.

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