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There were changes to the requirements outlined in Annex 1 and A of this RFP, mainly eliminating the use of Kentico platform in the front-end programming of the site and the restriction of eligible vendors to be Kentico Gold Certified. In this light, the deadline has been extended and the timelines in Annex 1 and A adjusted accordingly. Service Providers that have already submitted proposals in response to this RFP are invited to revise their proposal in light of these changes, which are highlighted in this document.
UNDP is working with UNEP-WCMC and the Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat (CBD) to establish a web portal called the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan “NBSAP” Forum.
The purpose of this web portal is to better enable countries - especially those that receive funds from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) – to find information they need to develop and implement effective National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). The primary audience includes the range of stakeholders involved in developing NBSAPs at a national level, as well as national and international groups that may provide additional expertise, including NGOs, agencies, universities, civil society groups and others. Without a mechanism for coordination and communication, each country must develop the process on their own; a web portal will promote higher quality NBSAPs, and will enable faster identification and adoption of best practices.
UNDP is currently seeking the services of a web design company to develop an NBSAP web portal, during the period April 2013 to 31 October 2013, with the launch of an operational, fully functional and tested web portal according to the stages, priorities and deadlines described in the RFP.