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Dear Sir / Madam:
We kindly request you to submit your Proposal for 2015/13/RFP – Study tour to Czech Republic on smart administration: contributing to the reform dialogue in Ukraine
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, 6 May, 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
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.
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.
The Public Administration Reform has been defined as one of the reform priorities in the Coalition Agreement of the newly elected Parliament (November 2014). It envisages the following key directions for the next few years:
- civil service reform;
- reform of the Cabinet of Ministers and of the system of other state bodies;
- improvement of the administrative services and administrative procedures;
- reform of public finance and public procurement;
- reform of public property management and privatization.
PAR has also been reflected in the Cabinet of Minister’s Programme (2014-2018) approved in December 2014. Section 2 “New Public Administration Policy” of the Programme refers to the following priorities:
- decentralization and new regional development;
- reduction of the number of civil servants by 10% with respective increase of the salary scale;
- update of the state cadres;
- e-governance introduction.
The National Reform Council has also addressed the PAR issues in the Ukraine’s Sustainable Development Strategy by aiming at development of the transparent public administration system, creation of the professional civil service institute and ensuring its effectiveness by 2020.
There are therefore different “centers” of PAR reform in the country. Their efforts are not always coordinated, and the proposed project aims, inter alia, at facilitating their coordination and harmonization.
UNDP has productive ties with all these actors and seek to facilitate their communication and cooperation in addressing key PAR bottlenecks in the framework of the following two projects to which the proposed initiative will be linked:
- “Democratization, Human Rights and Civil Society Development Programme in Ukraine” aiming at promotion of an open and democratic society, which is based on the rule of law and is governed by the values of human rights supremacy, openness and accountability at all levels of government (implementation period 1.01.2013- 31.12.2016; budget US$ 4 140 000.00);
- “Smart Practices for Oversight by Non-State Actors on Administrative Service Provision” aiming to improve the delivery of administrative services by local authorities through better public monitoring and creation of effective feedback loop with the civil society organizations (1.01.2013-31.12.2015; budget 427’572.00)
Please see more information in the Terms of Reference (Annex 3)