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The UN system engages staff and/or individual consultants using different contractual modalities depending on the job type, duration and funding amongst other things. Individuals engaged to work in programmes or projects are hired under the Service Contract contractual modality, which is a non-staff contract for support services/functions that can be out-sourced e.g. IT, Security etc. It is a decentralized contracting instrument, which is cost effective and flexible for use by some UN agencies and regional centres outside of Headquarters. The remuneration scale and benefits for service contract holders is based on the local market. To ensure that the Service Contracts remuneration scales are reflective of current market conditions, they are reviewed regularly (annually). To that end, UNDP requires services of an experienced Individual Consultant to undertake a market survey with a view to reviewing the current service contract salary scales. The survey methodology including criteria for selecting comparators is prescribed and will be shared with the successful consultant
As indicated above, this is an annual exercise. However, to avoid the administrative burden of having to procure for the same service annually, UNDP intends to enter into a long-term agreement with the successful bidder subject to a satisfactory end of contract evaluation after completion of the current years’ report. That is, the successful bidder will be engaged to undertake the survey this year (2020), next year 2021 and the year after next (2022). The 2020 and 2021 salary surveys will be undertaken around August/September in 2020 and 2021 respectively. UNDP will enter into a long-term agreement for a period not exceeding three (3) years.