|Overview : |
The UN Joint SDG Fund (the Fund) supports countries as they accelerate their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Fund operates through a series of Calls for the United Nations (UN) system that lead to the implementation of transformative Joint Programmes (JPs), under the leadership of Resident Coordinators (RCs). In doing so the Fund is committed to forge paths and partnerships that unlock public and private capital for the SDGs at scale.
The Fund is administratively hosted by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTFO), the UN center of expertise on pooled financing that supports development effectiveness and UN coherence with a current portfolio of over US$8 billion and 120 funding mechanisms. In December 2019 the Fund announced a Call for Proposals to operationalizes its “Terms of Reference” under the theme of SDG Financing, namely (for a total envelope of US$100 million) to:
• Reinforce the SDG financing architecture (Component 1 of the call): The Fund will support the development of financing strategies for SDG investment. This work will include the strengthening the capacities of the national and sub-national SDG financing architecture and the production of SDG-aligned financing strategies.
• Catalyze strategic investments (Component 2 of the call): The Fund will support UN Country Teams in investing in key initiatives that leverage public and private financing in order to advance the SDGs. These initiatives will provide a demonstration of concept and will be scalable both in country and elsewhere.
This RFP focuses on two core tasks around the operationalization of Component 2 of the call (Catalyzing Strategic Investments): assessment of the proposals (concept notes) received via the Call, and support to a smaller group of selected UNCTs to strengthen their submissions.
This RFP includes the following documents:
Section 1: This Letter of Invitation
Section 2: Instruction to Bidders
Section 3: Bid Data Sheet (BDS)
Section 4: Evaluation Criteria
Section 5: Terms of Reference
Section 6: Returnable Bidding Forms: • Form A: Technical Proposal Submission Form • Form B: Bidder Information Form • Form C: Joint Venture/Consortium/Association Information Form • Form D: Qualification Form • Form E: Format of Technical Proposal • Form F: Financial Proposal Submission Form • Form G: Financial Proposal Form
If you are interested in submitting a Proposal in response to this RFP, please prepare your Proposal in accordance with the requirements and procedure as set out in this RFP and submit it by the Deadline for Submission of Proposals set out in Bid Data Sheet. If you request additional information, we would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, but any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your proposal. Please send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 7th February 2020.
UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thank you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.
Central Procurement Unit