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CONSULTANT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATIONALIZATION OF THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT NETWORK AND THE CLIMATE FINANCE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :03-Dec-19
Posted on :20-Nov-19
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :61385
Link to Atlas Project :
00086135 - Low Carbon Urban Transport System in the Philippines
Documents :
Offerors Template/Financial Proposal
P11 Template
General Terms & Conditions for IC
Overview :

Project Description

At the UN climate change conference in Paris in December 2015, countries adopted the Paris Agreement that sets out a global action plan for limiting global warming to “well below 2 degrees C” starting from 2020. The Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, built upon the foundation of climate pledges from 187 countries, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Countries are expected to submit updated and more ambitious NDCs every five years which will become the main vehicle for illustrating a country’s strategic vision on climate change in the context of sustainable development. The UNDP NDC Support Programme will support Governments to achieve transformational change by using NDC implementation as a mechanism to scale up investment in climate change and deliver sustainable development. The Programme is being implemented in the country as “NDC Support Project for the Philippines (NSPP)”.

 

Private Sector Engagement in the NDC Process

It is recognized that the successful implementation of the NDC actions require engagement of the Private Sector (PS). With the Philippine NDC seen to require between US$ 12 to 30 billion in investments in the energy sector alone to achieve the sector’s GHG emission reduction goals from the business-as-usual scenario for the period 2000-2030, the private sector could complement effectively the efforts of the government to provide the enabling environment and support to operations, including policies and information for making investment decisions.  Furthermore, the Philippine NDC offers the private sector promising investment opportunities and productive partnerships with the public sector and the international community that deliver the benefits of sustainability, climate-resiliency, and a green economy that create green jobs.

 

A number of policies and frameworks support the transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient and green economy and the engagement of the private sector. This is underscored in the Climate Change Act, which mandates the CCC to “coordinate with local government units (LGUs) and private entities to address vulnerability to climate change impacts of regions, provinces, cities and municipalities” and to coordinate various sectors, including the private sector, in the development and implementation of the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), and the local action plans.

 

Inherently risk-averse, the business sector is looking to partner with the government in enhancing the enabling environment to overcome the challenges in climate change investments through policy changes and market-based incentives. The CCC recognizes the strategic role and acknowledges the vulnerability of the private sector in addressing climate change, hence, this initiative on Private Sector Engagement in the NDC through the Top-up Support fund that was granted to the NSPP in order to strengthen PS engagement in the NDC.

 

The CCC, pursuant to Republic Act 9729 as amended by Republic Act 10174 of 2012, is mandated to: (i) recommend key development investments in climate-sensitive sectors such as water resources, agriculture, forestry, coastal and marine resources, health and infrastructure to ensure the achievement of national sustainable development goals, (ii) create an enabling environment for the design of relevant and appropriate risk-sharing and risk-transfer instruments, and (iii) coordinate with local government units (LGUs) and private entities to address vulnerability to climate change impacts of regions, provinces, cities and municipalities.

 

In line with the abovementioned mandated functions, the CCC seeks to establish the Climate Investment Network (CIN) composed of banks, financial institutions and key players in the private business sector. The establishment of CIN is envisioned to increase the total climate investments of the Philippines, summing up the tagged expenditure of the national government agencies and the investments coming from the private sector. By establishing an effective monitoring and reporting mechanism among the members of the CIN, the CCC will be able to come up with a whole-of-nation investment report for local legislative and executive, and international reporting.

 

Institutional Arrangement

  • For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall report to the Executive Director, CCC-CCO, and the NSPP Project Manager, and shall work in close coordination with the Project Technical Officer, Deputy Technical Officer, Chief Technical Adviser, the PMU and ODED staff, and if necessary, with relevant government agencies and project partners;
  • The Consultant should be based in Manila for accessibility and availability should discussions/reporting on progress of activities is required by either the CCC or UNDP;
  • Domestic travel contingent upon the scope of work may be required; All Travel related expenses will be shouldered by UNDP Project. Should the Consultant wish to travel on a higher class, he/she should do so using their own resources;
  • The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under his or her assignment; and
  • The Consultant will be responsible for providing his or her own working station (e.g. computer laptop) and must have access to reliable internet connection.

 

Duration of Contract

The Consultant shall be engaged for a period of 240 working days spread over one (1) year starting on December 2019 up to November 2020. The period of engagement includes estimated lead time for UNDP and/or Project Implementing Partners to review outputs, give comments, certify approval/acceptance of outputs, etc., as shown in Table 1.

 

Duty Station

The Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to the Project Management Office and/or Office of the Deputy Executive Director, but shall be available on an on-call basis. Location shall be in the CCC Office at First Residences, Jose P. Laurel St., Malacanang Compound, Manila.

 

Contract Price and Schedule of Payments

The Consultant shall be paid a lump sum service contract fee which is all-inclusive, fixed and output-based regardless of extension of the herein specific duration. The Consultant shall receive payments based on the following schedule:

  • 15% upon submission and approval of the Inception Report with detailed approach/strategies and the corresponding work plan;
  • 15% upon submission and approval of the First Interim Report;
  • 15% upon submission and approval of the Second Interim Report;
  • 25% upon submission and approval of the Draft Final Report; and
  • 30% upon submission and approval of the Final Report.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The CCC through the UNDP is seeking to recruit a Consultant to support the establishment and operationalization of the Climate Investment Network. The consultant is expected, at the very least, to undertake the following major activities:

  • DEVELOPMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS FOR THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT NETWORK (CIN)
    • Establishment of the Climate Investment Network (CIN)
      • Draft a concept note for a Climate Investment Network (CIN) including defining its functions and objectives.
      • Conduct stakeholder consultations among the private sector to present the CIN concept and gather feedback on how the network is envisioned to function. Invite interested MSMEs as initial members of the network
      • Draft CIN objectives and functions based on concept and feedback from consultations.
      • Draft the network’s management guidelines including but not limited to membership and participation, leadership, network structure, legal structure, in consultation with the initial interested members of the network.

 

  • Develop an institutional mechanism to ensure the operations of the Climate Investment Network beyond the duration of the project.
    • Develop a network strategy plan to define short- and long-term goals of the network including sustainability strategies in consultation with the members.
    • Conduct networking events to invite MSMEs into the network.
    • In coordination with the Consultant for CCA-DRR, and based on the results of the CCC-DRR’s scoping works, to understand the needs of MSMEs to propel climate action, organize and conduct events to address specific needs identified by the sector.
    • Based on the identified needs of the sector, develop funding propositions to address these needs and help the sector amplify climate actions.
    • In consultation with the members, develop a menu of services that can be offered by the network to members and non-members with an organizational sustainability perspective. If possible, prepare a business plan for the network.

 

  • Develop a networking mechanism to ensure harmonious relationship between the Climate Investment Network and the Philippine Academic Network to assist project proponents and investors in developing and approving climate change proposals towards resiliency.
  • Conduct capacity building activities through the PAN, to increase the capacity of the network members to access resources or implement climate-related activities.  
  • Develop a reporting and tracking/monitoring system (to be carried out with the support of an IT firm) for private sector investments for actual system development.

 

  • DEVELOPMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS FOR THE CLIMATE FINANCE SYSTEMS AND SERVICES
    • Review the current organizational setup of the CCC and, if found to be necessary/ appropriate, recommend the setting-up of a Climate Finance Systems and Services (CFSS) unit, including staffing, terms of references, and coordination with the other CCC-CCO offices and divisions
    • Develop an Institutional Capacity Development Plan to ensure that the operations of the CFSS is sustainable.
    • Design and conduct capacity building activities for CCC-CCO personnel working on climate finance, including orientation on the roles and responsibilities of the CFSS. 

 

Expected Outputs/Deliverables

The Contractor, based on the SOW above, shall prepare and submit:

  • An Inception Report (IR) or a preliminary document detailing the methodology framework, work plan, timeline, list of national government institutions, civil society stakeholders, academia, private sector to be interviewed or engaged, and other related activities.
  • First Interim Report (FIR) which covers Activities 1a and 2a. The report includes the following documents:
    • Concept Note for the Climate Investment Network (CIN)
    • CIN Objectives and functions, and First Draft of the CIN Network Management Guidelines
    • Review and recommendation on the setting up of the CFSS
    • Documentation of the activities conducted.
  • Second Interim Report (SIR) which covers Activities 1b, 2b, and 2c. The following documents should be part of the report:
    • CIN Strategy Plan
    • Funding propositions
    • Menu of Services
    • CFSS Institutional Capacity Development Plan
    • Documentation of the activities conducted.     
  • Draft Final Report which integrates the FIR and SIR and covers Activities 1c and 1d. The report includes a reporting and monitoring system for private sector investments.
  • Final Report that integrates the final outputs of the project.

 

All deliverables shall undergo a peer review.  The Contractor shall submit its responses on the evaluation to be undertaken and provided by the PMU and CCC-ODED for each of the abovementioned reports. The Contractor shall present the major findings on the subject deliverables in a consultation meeting to be convened by the NSPP PMU for the purpose. The Contractor may be further required to attend additional consultation meetings to answer questions and clarify issues that may arise from the review of its deliverables. Following is the summary table of the expected outputs/deliverables of the Consultant:

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Target Due Dates

(From signing of contract)

Kick-off Meeting or Inception Workshop

One (1) day

Five (5) working days

Inception Report (IR)

Ten (10) days

Fifteen (15) working days

Approval and acceptance of IR

(First Payment)

Five (5) days

Twenty (20) working days

First (1st) Interim Report (FIR)

 

Sixty (60) days

Eighty (80) working days

Approval and acceptance of FIR

(Second Payment)

Five (5) days

Eighty-five (85) working days

Second (2nd) Interim Report (SIR)

Sixty (75) days

One hundred sixty (160) working days

Approval and Acceptance of SIR

(Third Payment)

Five (5) days

One hundred fifty (165) working days

Draft Final Report (DFR)

Thirty (45) days

Two hundred ten (210) working days

Presentation of DFR

One (1) day

Two hundred ten (210) working days

Approval and Acceptance of DFR

(Fourth Payment)

Five (5) days

Two hundred fifteen (215) working days

Final Report (FR)

Fifteen (20) days

Two hundred thirty five (235) working days

Approval and Acceptance of FR

(Fifth and final Payment)

Five (5) days

Two hundred forty (240) working days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competencies

Corporate competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Computer literate.

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method :

  • Technical Proposal =    70% (Applicants who will receive 70 points  from the assessment of the CV and Description of Approach to Assignment will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal)
    • Qualifications 40%
    • Description of Approach to Assignment (Technical/ Brief Description) 60%
  • Financial Proposal =    30%

 For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):

  Qualifications

         Points Obtainable

              (100 points)

  Education

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in management, organizational development, or any related field

                    20

  Experiences

  • Atleast 10 years of professional experience in the areas relevant to the Project with the ability to administer and manage development projects

                   20

 

  • Successfully executed at least one similar project (i.e. organizational development) which should be listed in the Personal CV

                   20

  • Atleast (10) years of experience in development and public management, and experience in strategy and business planning, policy development, research, and capacity building. Work with senior government officials and multi disciplinary teams, as well as work with private sector on climate action, is preferred.

                   30

  • Excellent analytical, writing and communications skills in English.

                   10

TOTAL 

                    100


 

Recommended Presentation of Offer

 

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below at the given link https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=88737

You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU

 

  1. Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  2. Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability)
  3. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  4. Brief description of methodology and approaches on how the candidate will deliver the required outputs from the project.   

 

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.