|Overview : Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for 2014/21/RFP – Transfer of Czech know-how: Supporting an investment and business development program in Albania.
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Proposals may be submitted on or before 16:00 CET, Monday, September 8, 2014 via courier mail to the address below:
United Nations Development Programme
Europe and the CIS Regional Service Centre
Yalikosku Cad. No:16 Floor:3 Fatih 34112 Istanbul Turkey
Tel: +90 212 512 58 53
Mr. Murat Akin, Procurement Manager
Your Proposal must be expressed in English, and valid for a minimum period of 90 days.
In the course of preparing your Proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it reaches the address above on or before the deadline. Proposals that are received by UNDP after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.
Services proposed shall be reviewed and evaluated based on completeness and compliance of the Proposal and responsiveness with the requirements of the RFP and all other annexes providing details of UNDP requirements.
The Proposal that complies with all of the requirements, meets all the evaluation criteria and offers the best value for money shall be selected and awarded the contract. Any offer that does not meet the requirements shall be rejected.
Context of requirement:
UNDP has supported the efforts of the government of Albania to improve the competitiveness of the private sector through different initiatives such as support to MEDTE and AIDA in realizing the potential and impact of Foreign Direct Investment on the Albanian economy. Capacity development to attract new job creating investments in both traditional and new sectors have been accompanied by the preparation of the FDI Report (two editions), setting up of the competitiveness fund for SMEs, advice on promotion of Industrial Zones (IZ), environmental assessments as well as regional support to industrial zones in selected municipalities. In addition, UNDP has provided support to AIDA in the area of sector profiles, web portal, lead generation activities, as well as training on promotion of industrial property.
The main objective of the tendered consultancy work is the transfer of best practices of foreign investment and trade promotion strategies evolved from the economic transformation of the Czech Republic in the past two decades, as well as gained by the Contractor from hands-on experience from advisory projects in other transitional economies. The transfer of know-how shall cover both: the appropriate institutional embedding of the agendas of foreign investment, export promotion and SME development support, and the strategic and operational matters of the respective key body, AIDA. The target is to provide AIDA with customized knowledge base leading to strengthening the agency’s pivotal role in the subjected tasks which are essential to Albanian further economic development. For more information please refer to the Terms of Reference.|