The Recovery & Development Agency more commonly known as the RDA is seeking to retain legal services on a more regular basis.
The RDA — which was created to execute government’s recovery plan — said their primary reason for seeking these services is for the RDA to have what it described as the “full benefit of high-quality professional legal advice and services available to the RDA on demand”.
“Due to the relatively small size of the RDA, and the nature and complexity of the contracts it will have to engage in, the RDA must have full and unfettered access to comprehensive professional legal services,” RDA explained.
The successful law firm will be required to provide advice on any disputes with suppliers or other contractual parties, manage all court disputes assigned on behalf of the RDA, provide advice on potential options for private-public partnerships, and ensure the RDA is in compliance with local laws, among other things.
Law firms are invited to submit proposals to provide these services before 4 pm on April 25.
No tolerance for fraudsters
In the meantime, the RDA said it implements “zero tolerance” on fraud, corruption and other prohibited practices. As such, each proposal shall be examined and evaluated based on its ‘completeness’ and ‘compliance’ of their requirements.
Interested firms can visit the RDA’s website for more information on how to apply.