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Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for 2015/03/RFP – Transfer of Czech Experience: Study Tour to Czech Republic on Local Self-Governance Development (Kazakhstan)
Please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2, in preparing your Proposal.
Proposals may be submitted on or before 16:00 CET, March 9, 2015 via courier mail to the address below:
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS
Key Plaza, Abide-i Hürriyet Cd. İstiklal Sk. No/11, Şişli, 34381, Istanbul, Turkey
Mr. Murat Akin, Procurement Manager
Your Proposal must be expressed in the English, 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.
UNDP in Kazakhstan together with 6 other UN agencies implements 3 UN Joint Programmes in East-Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda and Mangystau Regions (provinces). The Programmes are implemented in close cooperation with the Local Akimats (Office of the head of the province) and administrated by the Ministry of National Economy. The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the major donor for the Joint Programmes.
The Joint Programmes cover a wide range of issues depended on the mandate of each participating agencies. Local government development is an important part of activities for which UNDP is solely responsible. The Joint Programme in East-Kazakhstan has been operating since 2011, while the ones in Kyzylorda and Mangystau Regions have been launched only in July 2014.
These 3 regions differ in many aspects, but the approach for local self-governance development is almost the same. Despite the provisions of the Constitution and Local Public Administration and Self Governance Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan for holding democratic reforms and direct population participation in matters of social importance, there is still limited responsiveness and accountability of state actors towards the community and the participation of the later in the development of the localities and country as a whole. As it was proved by examples of many countries local self government development gives a new impetus to socio-economic development and the formation of a fully-fledged civil society and effective public authorities that in turn result in solving of local problems increasing political stability in the region.
The objective of the study tour is transfer of knowledge and practice of Czech Republic in the area of self-governance to Kazakhstan as well as networking between the delegation and counterparts from the host community. An overarching goal is to strengthen the institutional and organizational capacities of central and local executive authorities to create conditions for effective local self-governance.