As part of its 10-point Economic Agenda from 2016-2022, the new Duterte administration targets to spend 5-7% of GDP on infrastructure. In line with this, there are several nationwide infrastructure programmes that are currently being implemented to deliver basic services to local communities. These programmes include the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG's) Assistance to Municipalities (AM) programme that is constructing evacuation centres, water and sanitation facilities, and roads for local communities; the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) that is repairing and rehabilitating roads in provinces; and the Department of Education's (DepEd) K to 12 computerisation programme that is delivering IT equipment and solar panels to elementary schools. The Pipol Konek programme, led by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), is also providing free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.
K to 12 Computerisation Programme
Deliver computer equipment and solar panels to schools across the country.
Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities.
Which constructs evacuation centres, roads, and water facilities in over 1,300 municipalities.
Conditional Matching Grant for Provinces.
Repair and Rehabilitation of roads in 78 provinces.
Providing free public Wi-Fi to 6,000 sites across the country.
To ensure that corruption is mitigated in these initiatives, UNDP has launched the project entitled “Development LIVE: Developing Infrastructure through Local Integrity, Innovation & Citizen Empowerment." Development LIVE is essentially an online data capture and visualisation platform that will allow citizens to upload their monitoring reports and live stream their monitoring activities online for public viewing and allow government personnel to respond to issues raised by the citizen reports to fast track project implementation. On the app itself will be a simple feedback survey for an everyday citizen to complete, as well as a technical feedback survey for qualified personnel (i.e. civil engineers) or trained CSOs to report on.
The development of the system has been ongoing since November 2017. There is now a need to enter phase 2.0 of the system to ensure the enhancement of features and customization for new projects. The current features of the web app are attached for reference.
For the duration of the contract, the Consultant shall report to the UNDP Philippines Data Group through the Institutions and Partnerships (I&P) Outcome Team, and in close coordination with the respective project managers of UNDP-DILG, and UNDP-DICT, in the delivery of the terms of reference. Reporting is output-based and all deliverables must be submitted to UNDP-I&P. Similarly, the final outputs should be formally accepted by the Outcome Lead of I&P, UNDP Philippines before any payment is made.
The contractor shall attend physical meetings twice a month, or as needed, in Metro Manila with UNDP and / or government partners, with travel costs built into the contract. The contractor shall coordinate with the Senior Software Developer for the Mobile Application to address issues and synchronize the development, pilot testing, and formulation of the software guides/user guides.
The contractor shall participate in at least four (4) training programmes in selected areas (Lanao del Sur, Palawan and Baguio), of three (3) days each, with travel costs (plane fare, meals, accommodation, and transportation) built into the contract.
Duration of Work, Duty Station, and Travel
To undertake the tasks, procedures, and expected outputs, the Consultant shall be engaged for 200 man-days for 10 months. Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted. The target start-of-work date is March 02, 2020, and the expected completion date is December 01, 2020.
The position will be based in Manila to allow accessibility and availability for discussions and reporting on the progress of activities as may be required by the UNDP. Though the consultant will not be required to report regularly at the Country Office but shall agree with the UNDP I&P Team Leader on a regular schedule to report on the status and provide feedback on the outputs.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Consultant should send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all costs components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs (i.e., transportation/travel to and from residence for meetings and activities in areas mentioned in the previous sections, supplies, and materials, communications, etc.) to be incurred by the Consultant in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be a fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed upon between the Consultant and UNDP. Travel shall be included in the financial proposal, consistent with the areas mentioned in the previous sections.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be reviewed and certified by the Outcome Lead, I&P Team, UNDP prior to the release of payments.
10% Upon submission and approval of a proposed work plan and the inception reports for the four national programmes
March 17, 2020
30% Upon submission and acceptance of the progress report, including the enhanced prototype of the DevLIVE web app
May 17, 2020
30% Upon submission and acceptance of the progress report, including the final DevLIVE web app
October 17, 2020
30% Upon submission and acceptance of User’s Manual, Software/Technical Documentation, and conduct of User
November 20, 2020
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Promotes UNDP’s agenda in meetings
- Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
- Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize, and execute effectively;
- Initiative, good analytical skills, mature judgment and ability to work under tight schedule while respecting deadlines achievement, ethics and honesty;
- Ability to establish effective working relations in a diverse environment
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :
- Technical qualifications = 70%
- 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):
Points Obtainable (100)
- At least Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or any related field
- At least five years of relevant work experience in web application development through programming language and open source platforms
- At least three years relevant work experience in developing applications specific to project monitoring and citizens or user feedback consolidation
- At least two years working knowledge of government processes and procedures, planning and project management
Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.
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=90401
You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU
- Duly accomplished Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest 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;
- Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability)
- 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;
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.