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Deadline has been extended to 20/9/2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports the implementation of the Government’s Second National Development Plan (NDP II) and contributes to the delivery of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2016-2020 outcomes, while targeting its assistance in areas where UNDP has a comparative advantage. Anchoring on these frameworks, the UNDP Country Programme 2016-2020 is being delivered through two main portfolios: i) Inclusive and Effective Governance; and ii) Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development. The Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy (RLCD) programme is one of UNDP’s flagship programmes under the Inclusive and Effective Governance portfolio. The programme aims at further consolidating rule of law and constitutional democracy in Uganda. One of the focus areas of the programme is to enhance capacity and nurture the independence of the institutions of democracy such as Electoral Commission, Judiciary and Parliament among others. In this regard, through the programme establishment of a Parliament Radio FM station is being supported.
Parliament of Uganda, through its five-year strategic investment plan, defined strategies for strengthening the role of Parliament in delivering on its mandate. Strategy 3.4.2 focuses on increasing public involvement and participation in Parliamentary business – legislation and executive oversight. This is envisaged to be achieved through: i) Developing citizens’ capacity to play informed roles and expand their political engagement ii) Strengthening public information service iii) Institutionalizing Parliamentary Outreach programmes; iv) Supporting committee-based site visits and public hearings; iv) Developing feedback mechanisms between Parliament and the public.
In order for the Parliament to interface actively with the public, it was considered necessary to establish a modern communications platform. Parliament FM Radio was identified as a possible tool that could contribute to: i) Bringing Parliament closer to the people; ii) Transparency and accountability for decisions made on behalf of the Ugandan citizens; iii) Better representation – as citizens would be able to judge the quality of debates/submissions etc.
In addition, the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) recommended that Member countries, Uganda inclusive, should establish TV and Radio broadcasting services to encourage Parliament-Public contact. Following from this lead, Uganda is progressing in the footsteps of countries in Africa and beyond that have established either TV, FM radio or both broadcasting services. These countries include: Zambia, Rwanda, Benin, Gambia, Scotland, Canada, United Kingdom etc.
In the period 2014-2015, Parliament undertook feasibility studies (i.e. socio-political and technical) to inform the process of setting up the broadcasting services. These studies appraised the proposed FM radio station recommending that Parliament establish the services as intended.
In June 2017, Parliament further engaged a team of broadcast consultants to support its technical team with frequency applications, develop studio architectural designs and systems integration layout, provide radio equipment specifications and supervise implementation of sound treatment.
It is against the above background, that Parliament of Uganda, through funding from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is seeking to identify a firm to SUPPLY, INSTALL AND COMMISSION FM RADIO STUDIOS, ELECTRICAL, SATELLITE AND TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT
RFP should be submitted as per guidelines in the attached RFP. Further information requests canrequests can be channeled to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNDP advocates for equal participation of men and women. Qualified women owned businesses are highly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for submission of applications: September 15, 2017. Languages Required: English
For further details, please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org