Starting from October 2020, the password system for the UNDP eTendering website has been revised to enhance the security and user interface.
To download the guide with more details on the usage of the new password system, please click here.

A partir de Octubre de 2020, el sistema de contraseñas del sitio web de eTendering del PNUD será modificado para mejorar la seguridad y la interfaz de usuario.
Para descargar la guía con más detalles sobre el uso del nuevo sistema de contraseñas, haga clic aquí.

A partir d'octobre 2020, le système d'identification du site eTendering du PNUD est changé pour améliorer la sécurité et l'interface utilisateur.
Pour télécharger le guide avec plus de détails sur l'utilisation du nouveau système d'identification, veuillez cliquer ici.

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Economist COVID-19 Response- Re-advertised
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor JAM10 - 09-2020   Click here to participate
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :24-May-20 @ 11:59 PM (New York time)
Posted on :07-May-20 @ 10:22 PM (New York time)
Development Area :OTHER  
Reference Number :65708
Link to Atlas Project :
00042506 - Management Plan
Documents :
Terms of Reference
Contract Template
Financial Proposal Template
e-Tendering Guide for Bidders
Overview :

Post Level: National Consultant

Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy

Expected start date: June 2020

Period of assignment/services: Up to 7 Months

Background: COVID-19 brings upon us unprecedented challenges in terms of policy response. In order to contain the spread of the virus and ensure health systems’ capacity to respond, governments worldwide are having to make decisions about implementing policies such as social distancing, lockdowns, border closures, and quarantines. While these policies help to flatten the epidemiological curve, they also bring economic activity to a halt. These decisions are even more complicated in the developing world where governments lack capacity, resources are more scarce, higher shares of the population are at risk of falling into poverty, and labour markets operate with high levels of informality. An effective policy response to COVID-19 in this context must simultaneously: (1) defend health systems from collapse in order to minimize deaths from COVID-19 and other causes; (2) protect independent workers who are losing their income during forced lockdowns; (3) protect employment, to protect employee’s labor incomes and ensure engines of productive activity are not turned down in a way that takes longer to restart them once the health crisis is over; and (4) find the sources to finance the additional expenditure required for (1), (2) and (3) ensuring fiscal responsibility. In addition to responding simultaneously on these various fronts, governments must act fast, making decisions under high levels of uncertainty and often without the ideal information at hand. Moreover, uncertainty about what a future steady state will look like, makes it ever more difficult to effectively incorporate principles of sustainability into the policy response. Governments are making hard decisions in real time under high levels of uncertainty and under the restrictions of available information. They are hard pressed for analytical work to help them shape policy on at least four fronts: 1. They must make sure that the safety net extended to protect households from falling into poverty while quarantines and other social distancing measures are in place are appropriate. The same applies to policies put in place to protect employment and businesses, to prevent human capital destruction and to address domestic violence. 2. They must organize to co-exist with COVID-19 until a vaccine is developed, which implies putting in place policies that allow economic activity to gradually restart while ensuring the health systems’ response capacity is not compromised. Adequate policy sequencing will be critical for success. 3. They must plan how to rejuvenate economic activity recovery at a good pace once the pandemic is under control. 4. They must prepare to address and solve systemic fragilities evidenced by COVID-19, that have resulted in a limited response capacity. In addition to difficulties in coordinating activity across different.

Scope of Work:

For the detailed SOW please review the document titled Terms of Reference.


Application Procedure:

Proposal should be submitted through the online e-Tendering system  (search for Event ID: Jam10-09-2020) as per the deadline indicated in the system itself. Detailed user guide on how to register in the system can be accessed using the following link:-

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to UNDP will provide responses by uploading them in the system.



Please note that this procurement process is being conducted through the online tendering system of UNDP. Bidders who wish to submit an offer must be registered in the system. Visit this page for system user guides and videos in different languages:

If already registered, go to and sign in using your username and password. Use "Forgotten password" link if you do not remember your password. Do not create a new profile.

If you have never registered in the system before, you can register by visiting the above link, sign in with username below, and follow the instructions in the user guide:
  • Username: event.guest
  • Password: why2change

If you are interested to participate in this Tender, it is strongly recommended that you log in and subscribe to the Tender using "Accept Invitation" feature so you can keep updated with Tender amendments including deadline. Note that in case of inconsistencies between information in eTendering system and other premises, information in eTendering system prevails.
If you are facing login issues or have any challenges with using the eTendering system, please consult the various user guides/videos in the link below or contact the procurement focal point managing the tender you are interested in.

Si encuentra problemas de acceso o tiene dificultades para utilizar el sistema de eTendering, por favor consulte las guías de usuario y los vídeos en el enlace que podrá encontrar más abajo, o contacte con la persona de referencia de la licitación en la que esté interesado en participar.

Si vous rencontrez des problèmes de connexion ou rencontrez des difficultés lors de l'utilisation du système eTendering, veuillez consulter les différents guides / vidéos de l'utilisateur fournis dans le lien ci-dessous ou contacter le point focal des achats gérant l'offre qui vous intéresse.