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Firm for the Greening of the Philippines’ Recovery and Resilience Strategies
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :09-Mar-21
Posted on :15-Feb-21
Development Area :SERVICES  SERVICES
Reference Number :75428
Link to Atlas Project :
00128485 - Recovery and Resilience-building Philippines
Documents :
UNDP General Terms and Conditions
Bidders Forms
Solicitation Document
Overview :

A. Project Title: Recovery and Resilience-building in the Philippines

B. Overview

The United Nations Development Programme, with support from the Government of United Kingdom, is providing technical assistance aimed at taking advantage of the opportunity brought about by the pandemic to reframe and rewrite the development trajectory. Recognizing the linkage of the pandemic with environmental degradation and economic shocks, the technical assistance will employ a mix of assessments to map entry points and formulate policy briefs and actionable recommendations. This will highlight the socioeconomic advantage, including green jobs and investment opportunities, of pursuing a “green recovery track” and how it can support strengthening resilience. The work will be enabled by a multi-stakeholder base to ensure a well-rounded, scientific, and evidence-based push for policy, institutional, and behavioural change in driving a more sustainable and resilient recovery. 

This will build on and complement existing UNDP initiatives related to green recovery, including the following: 

• Technical assistance on the preparation of DENR programs for the immediate response to COVID 19 and the long-term strategies and programs to build the resilience of ENR sector against COVID and future pandemics

• Support to the recovery and resilience of low carbon transport sector through conduct of socioeconomic impact assessment, support to crafting of national and local policy and economic stimulus measures, recovery planning and access to financing access to private sector (Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems Project with Department of Transportation)

• Conduct of assessment and development of knowledge products to better understand of the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture sector and its linkage to underlying vulnerabilities (including climate risks) and offer entry points that would support strengthening resilience of the sector and promote green recovery at national and local level (Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme)

• Integrating the COVID-19 recovery lens in the development and implementation of the Philippines’ Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) (NDC Support for the Philippines Project and Climate Promise with Climate Change Commission)

 

Complete details of this solicitation is in the RFP-016 link in the Documents section of this post.

 

UNDP kindly requests your quotation for the provision of goods, works and/or services as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFP.

This Request for Proposal comprises the following documents:

Section 1: This request letter

Annex 1:  Descrption  of Requirements

Annex 2: Quotation Submission Form

Annex 3: Terms of Reference

Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday, March 08, 2021 and via email to bids.ph@undp.org . Subject Email: RFP-016.

 

                Your Proposal must be expressed in the English, and valid for a minimum period of 120 days.

 

In the course of preparing your Proposal, it shall remain your responsibility to ensure that it reaches the address above on or before the deadline.  Proposals that are received by UNDP after the deadline indicated above, for whatever reason, shall not be considered for evaluation.  If you are submitting your Proposal by email, kindly ensure that they are signed and in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files.

               

Services proposed shall be reviewed and evaluated based on completeness and compliance of the Proposal and responsiveness with the requirements of the RFP and all other annexes providing details of UNDP requirements.  

 

The Proposal that complies with all of the requirements, meets all the evaluation criteria and offers the best value for money shall be selected and awarded the contract.  Any offer that does not meet the requirements shall be rejected.

 

Any discrepancy between the unit price and the total price shall be re-computed by UNDP, and the unit price shall prevail, and the total price shall be corrected.  If the Service Provider does not accept the final price based on UNDP’s re-computation and correction of errors, its Proposal will be rejected. 

 

No price variation due to escalation, inflation, fluctuation in exchange rates, or any other market factors shall be accepted by UNDP after it has received the Proposal.At the time of Award of Contract or Purchase Order, UNDP reserves the right to vary (increase or decrease) the quantity of services and/or goods, by up to a maximum twenty-five per cent (25%) of the total offer, without any change in the unit price or other terms and conditions. 

 

Any Contract or Purchase Order that will be issued as a result of this RFP shall be subject to the General Terms and Conditions attached hereto.  The mere act of submission of a Proposal implies that the Service Provider accepts without question the General Terms and Conditions of UNDP, herein attached as Annex 3.

 

Please be advised that UNDP is not bound to accept any Proposal, nor award a contract or Purchase Order, nor be responsible for any costs associated with a Service Providers preparation and submission of a Proposal, regardless of the outcome or the manner of conducting the selection process.

 

                UNDP’s vendor protest procedure is intended to afford an opportunity to appeal for persons or firms not awarded a Purchase Order or Contract in a competitive procurement process.  In the event that you believe you have not been fairly treated, you can find detailed information about vendor protest procedures in the following link:

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/protest-and-sanctions.html

                UNDP encourages every prospective Service Provider to prevent and avoid conflicts of interest, by disclosing to UNDP if you, or any of your affiliates or personnel, were involved in the preparation of the requirements, design, cost estimates, and other information used in this RFP. 

 

UNDP implements a zero tolerance on fraud and other proscribed practices, and is committed to preventing, identifying and addressing all such acts and practices against UNDP, as well as third parties involved in UNDP activities.  UNDP expects its Service Providers to adhere to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct found in this link : https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/files/attachment/page/pdf/unscc/conduct_english.pdf

 

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your Proposal.