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 Transport Specialist will directly report to both Project Manager and National Project Director. At different points during the contract, the Transport Specialist is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the Department of Transportation 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. The consultant will be paid an all-inclusive lump sum amount (i.e. professional fees, transportation/travel to and from country of origin if residing outside the Philippines, communications including internet). Domestic airfare, food and accommodation of the consultant outside Manila will be shouldered by UNDP project separately.
Duration of Work
The expected duration of work is estimated to be working for 110 days spread over 7 months. The target date for the start of work is September 2019 and the completion date is March 2020.
The Transport Specialist shall report to the DOTr and UNDP Office as needed. Travel to identified local government units is necessary.
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 - 10% Upon submission and acceptance of the proposed methodology for:
- assisting 3 LGUs in drafting their local public transport plan to focus on LCUTS;
- standards for energy efficiency for energy efficiency labelling for vehicles and,
- compilation of ergonomic and vehicle classification standards for Modern PUVs
- Third Tranche - 20% Completion of workshops to 3 LGUs in the finalization of their draft local public transport route plan (LPTRP) to focus on LCUTS, including acceptance and submission of workshop documentation
- Fourth Trance - 20% Upon submission and acceptance of draft local public transport route plan (LPTRP) to focus on LCUTS
- Fifth Tranche - 15% Upon submission and acceptance of draft standards for energy efficiency labelling for vehicles
- Sixth Tranche - 15% Upon submission and acceptance of compilation of ergonomic and vehicle classification standards for Modern PUVs
- Seventh Tranche - 10% Upon submission and acceptance of TESDA training curriculum for technicians