In the Philippines, the transportation sector accounts for almost 37% of total national energy consumption, where road transport typically consumes about 80% of this share. More alarmingly, transportation is one of the fastest growing consumer of fossil fuels and the fastest growing sources of CO2 emissions. With rapid urbanization, energy consumption and CO2 emissions by urban transport are increasing rapidly. In the past decades, transport planning model adopted by the Philippines, as other Asian countries, prioritized the movement of cars and motorized vehicles to facilitate the growing demand for mobility of passengers and goods. So not surprisingly, urban and inter-regional transport is dependent primarily on road-based transportation such as buses, cars, motorcycles and tricycles, jeepneys and utility vehicles. The number of utility vehicles and cars, in particular, are increasing significantly with over 50% of the registered vehicles located in Metro Manila and adjacent regions. As such, there has been an increasing preference for private fossil fuel based motorized travel and less investments have been made for sustainable public transport and non-motorized transport like walking and cycling. With the exception of the use of Auto-LPG in taxis, there has been a marginal increase in the share of cleaner vehicles using alternative fuels such as CNG buses, Auto-LPG jeepneys, electric vehicles (jeepneys, tricycles in selected cities). There is still more work to be done to increase the efficiency of the urban public transport system considering the increase in number of people commuting regularly between Metro Manila and adjacent provinces. The expansion of rail-based mass transit systems has been at a slower pace and inter-modal transportation facilities such as integrated provincial bus terminals are still lacking where provincial buses are found to be mixed with city buses competing for road space in major arterial roads.
The proposed project has been structured around the following three components anticipated to support the achievement of the project objective, i.e. to create an enabling environment for the commercialization of low carbon urban transport systems (e.g. electric, hybrid vehicles and AGT systems) in the Philippines. The proposed project targets mass public transport vehicles such as electric and hybrid buses, e-jeepneys, etc. It does not include support to private cars.
The three components are as follows:
Component 1: Policy support for the promotion of low carbon modes of transport
Component 2: Awareness and institutional capacity development
Component 3: Investment in low carbon transport systems in the country
The Business Acceleration Specialist will directly report to both Project Manager and National Project Director. At different points during the contract, the Business Acceleration Specialist is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the DOTr and project stakeholders. As needed, the DOTr staff shall provide administrative and logistical assistance to the Consultant in order for her/him to accomplish enumerated outputs. The position may also require possible travel to support the Project Management Unit in its meetings, presentations, workshops, data gathering and related events, whenever necessary.
Duration of work
The expected duration of work is 5 months (109 working days). The target date for the start of work is 1 September 2019 and the completion date is 31 January 2020.
The Business Acceleration Specialist shall report to the DOTr and UNDP Office, as needed.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on lump sum amount.
The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR
Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
- First Tranche -10% Upon submission and acceptance of a detailed workplan
- Second Tranche - 20% Organize/conduct a Business Development Workshops/Forum including the submission and acceptance of a workshop/forum report
- Third Tranche - 20% Organize another Business Development Workshops/Forum, based on the 1st business forum including the submission and acceptance of a workshop/forum report
- Fourth Trance - 30% Upon submission and approval of report on the legal and financial requirements of procuring and operating a low carbon vehicle fleet
- Fifth Tranche - 20% Upon development and approval of the electric vehicle program with ride-sharing companies like TNVS to increase consumer awareness and create a new revenue stream to PUV operators, including the submission and acceptance of a Partnership agreement
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.