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Q-023/19 Consultancy Services for Firms/Consortium of Firms to Undertake Business and Labour Market Study for the Youth Empowerment Programme in South Sudan - Readvertisement
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNDP Country Office - SOUTH SUDAN
Deadline :11-Jun-19
Posted on :21-May-19
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :55895
Link to Atlas Project :
00095222 - Entrepreneurship and Youth Skills Development
Documents :
Request for Proposal
Overview :

Dear Sir / Madam:

 

We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for Consultancy Services for Firms/Consortium of Firms to Undertake Business and Labour Market Study for the Youth Empowerment Programme in South Sudan.

 

Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal. 

 

Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday 11th June 2019 14:00hrs GMT +3 and via email to the address below:

 

Email: bids.juba@undp.org

NB:

  • Financial proposals must be submitted separate from technical proposal, locked, and password provided only after formal request from UNDP.
  • Format: PDF files only
  • File names must be maximum 60 characters long and must not contain any letter or special character other than from Latin alphabet/keyboard.
  • All files must be free of viruses and not corrupted.
  • Max. File Size per transmission: 5MB
  • Mandatory subject of email: ITB Q-023/19
  • If the file became more that 5MB should be divided in number of e-mails and written as (1 of 4, 2 of 4 3 of 4… and like)

 

Your Proposal must be expressed in the English Language, and valid for a minimum period of 120 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.  If you are submitting your Proposal by email, kindly ensure that they are signed and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files.

               

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.

 

Any discrepancy between the unit price and the total price shall be re-computed by UNDP, and the unit price shall prevail and the total price shall be corrected.  If the Service Provider does not accept the final price based on UNDP’s re-computation and correction of errors, its Proposal will be rejected. 

 

No price variation due to escalation, inflation, fluctuation in exchange rates, or any other market factors shall be accepted by UNDP after it has received the Proposal.At the time of Award of Contract or Purchase Order, UNDP reserves the right to vary (increase or decrease) the quantity of services and/or goods, by up to a maximum twenty-five per cent (25%) of the total offer, without any change in the unit price or other terms and conditions. 

 

Any Contract or Purchase Order that will be issued as a result of this RFP shall be subject to the General Terms and Conditions indicated herein.  The mere act of submission of a Proposal implies that the Service Provider accepts without question the General Terms and Conditions of UNDP in this link: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/procurement/business/how-we-buy.html

 

Please be advised that UNDP is not bound to accept any Proposal, nor award a contract or Purchase Order, nor be responsible for any costs associated with a Service Providers preparation and submission of a Proposal, regardless of the outcome or the manner of conducting the selection process.

 

UNDP’s vendor protest procedure is intended to afford an opportunity to appeal for persons or firms not awarded a Purchase Order or Contract in a competitive procurement process.  In the event that you believe you have not been fairly treated, you can find detailed information about vendor protest procedures in the following link:

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/protestandsanctions/

 

UNDP encourages every prospective Service Provider to prevent and avoid conflicts of interest, by disclosing to UNDP if you, or any of your affiliates or personnel, were involved in the preparation of the requirements, design, cost estimates, and other information used in this RFP. 

 

UNDP implements a zero tolerance on fraud and other proscribed practices, and is committed to preventing, identifying and addressing all such acts and practices against UNDP, as well as third parties involved in UNDP activities.  UNDP expects its Service Providers to adhere to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct found in this link: http://www.un.org/depts/ptd/pdf/conduct_english.pdf

 

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your Proposal.

Sincerely yours,

 

Bogere Chaplain Justin

Procurement Associate

21 May 2019