Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanics, Electrical or related field is required.
Working experience of at least 10 years in the research or development or technical assistance role in the PU Foams private sector is required.
Working experience in environmental related projects in at least two (2) developing countries is desirable.
Knowledge of Montreal Protocol issues related to HCFC phase out is desirable.
Working experience with Montreal Protocol foam projects design and implementation is desirable.
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is desirable.
Application Procedures (Instructions to Applicants)
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants submit the following documents:
CV 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 (the template can be downloaded from this link:
Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment. Indicate available start date.
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal:
Only applicants who attain a score of 70% and above on the technical evaluation will be contacted and requested to submit a financial proposal.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Financial proposals must be all inclusive and must be expressed on the basis of “a daily fee” in USD. using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent via email with the following subject heading: “INTERNATIONAL EXPERT in POLYURETHANE FOAMS" by the deadline for this vacancy. Proposals to be received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive and include a breakdown.
Payment will be made upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating outputs achieved and days worked to be verified and cleared for payment by the supervisor.
The term ‘all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
Criteria for selection of individual consultant for award of contract:
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experienced will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30 points out of 100 points.
Method: Cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Responsive, compliant, acceptable and;
Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education, relevant years of experience and language requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will be conducted by a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates (those that score at least 70 out of total 100 obtainable scores). The technical evaluation may also include interviews with shortlisted candidate(s).
Only applicants obtaining a minimum of 70 points on technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
ANNEX I–Evaluation Criteria
A Best value for Money approach will be used in the evaluation of the applicants and will lead to a combined score for technical capabilities and the financial offer.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Combined Scoring method [Technical (70%); Financial (30%)] taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Technical /Educational and Professional) Background (TS): 60% + Interview 10%= 70% total technical score. Only the candidates that score 42 or more points on their technical / educational and professional) background, will be invited for an interview.
Evaluation Criteria (maximum 70 points)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanics, Electrical or related field is required. 10 points
Working experience of at least 10 years in the research or development or technical assistance role in the PU Foams private sector is required. Up to 20 points.
Working experience in environmental related projects in at least two (2) developing countries is desirable. 10 points
Knowledge of Montreal Protocol issues related to HCFC phase out is desirable. 5 points
Working experience with Montreal Protocol foam projects design and implementation is desirable. 5 points
Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English. 5 points
Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is desirable. up to 5 points
Interview. Up to 10 points Only scheduled if the applicant scores a minimum of 42 points from the above-mentioned criteria.
Financial Proposal (30%): Based on their assessed technical capabilities, the candidates will receive the standard format that they must fill out to submit their financial offer.
Final Score: The final score of the candidate will be calculated by the sum of the score under the Educational and Professional Background and the Economic Proposal
Final Score = (Technical Capabilities) + (Economic Proposal)
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into a contract with UNDP.