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The Procurement Team of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites Firms to bid for the services of Consultancy Firm for Organization and Management of South-South Exchange on Engaging with the Green Climate Fund - Philippines Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme
The primary objective of the Philippines Green Climate Fund Readiness Program is to support the Government of Philippines (GoP) in strengthening their national capacities to effectively and efficiently plan for, access, manage, deploy, and monitor climate financing, in particular, through the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Specifically, the Program will support capacitation and empowerment of the National Designated Authority (NDA) to the GCF including relevant partner-government agencies. The Program will also target two (2) important aspects of the GCF approach, access to funds and private sector engagement, through the selection of national/sub-national implementing entities for accreditation; and the preparation of prioritized programs/projects for submission to GCF.
Engaging with the GCF is continuous learning process that entails an understanding of the Fund’s criteria, policies, procedures and systems. To date, the Philippines has not accessed the Fund yet. While there are projects in the pipeline, including submitted Concept Notes subject for review of the NDA Internal Technical Committee (ITC) and Technical Working Group (TWG), ongoing funding proposal development, and Direct Access Entities (DAEs) with ongoing GCF accreditation, learning from countries which are more advanced in their engagement with the GCF is deemed necessary to deepen the Philippines’ stakeholders appreciation of how to effectively and efficiently access the Fund.
With support from the GCF Readiness Programme, the Climate Change Commission will organize a South-South Exchange that will attempt to provide a venue for local stakeholders to learn from the experiences and processes of other countries on country programming, stakeholder participation in developing Concept Notes and project proposals, project management for grant and loan projects, and monitoring and evaluation.
The abovementioned Bidding Documents are attached in the Documents Section of this Notice. Deadline for the submission of proposals is on October 26, 2018.
UNDP reserves the right to reject any or all the proposals, waive any defect or informality therein, accept the proposal and award the contract to the most advantageous offer. UNDP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the proposer for any expense or loss that may be incurred for the preparation of proposals, nor does UNDP guarantee that an award will be made.