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CFP-104/21 Call for Proposals from NGO/CSOs Promoting Economic Recovery Through Entrepreneurship and Business Creation in Digital and Green Economy in Muthanna Governorate, Iraq
UNDP Iraq seeks to identify an Organization to implement entrepreneurship skills development and business creation in digital and green economy sectors, targeting Muthanna governorate.
Bidders, who registered on the e-tendering, will be able to download the complete the Call for Proposal CFP-104/21 which includes the following documents from e-tendering website at: https://etendering.partneragencies.org:
- Appendix 1:Terms of Reference
- Annex A: Technical Proposal Template
- Annex B: Financial Proposal Template
- Annex C: Request for Information (RFI) template
- Standard Terms and Conditions for RPA
Detailed objective and related outputs and deliverables are provided in the Terms of Reference (Appendix 1).
The project aims to provide opportunities for the most vulnerable people, specifically those affected by the COVID-19 economic impact, to establish or restore businesses, with special focus on these two sectors: digital and green economy. The project should give due attention to gender equality with an even distribution (50% men and 50% women) in all activities.
The Organization is expected to carry out community outreach to mobilize the selection of 28 men and women beneficiaries based on a pre-identified eligibility and selection criteria that will be developed based on vulnerability and poverty criteria that will be developed in close consultation with UNDP team. The 28 selected beneficiaries will receive an “Enterprise Support Package for New or Existing Businesses” through a three-pronged approach i) business skills development, ii) grants/toolkits/asset replacement, and iii) mentorship and networking support (B2B) to support sustainability and profitability.
ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
The applicant Organization must be non-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs), with Registration with the Federal Government of Iraq and preferably in the Kurdish Regional Government. Qualified local NGOs are strongly encouraged to apply.
If there is a staff member of UNDP, who has any relationship with the organization, as an owner or relative of the owner or member of the Board of Directors or part of their management team etc., this should be officially notified to UNDP before the start of the selection process.
The applicant must have the following minimum expertise and experience:
• Proven knowledge and understanding of livelihoods and employments issues in Iraq, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and business creation support.
• Proven expertise and experience in working on conflict sensitivity and gender programming.
• Proven technical expertise and experience in the design, implementation, and management of evidence and needs-based livelihoods and employment creation programmes, which are conflict and gender-sensitive.
• Proven technical expertise and experience in conducting community outreach and beneficiaries selection through applying a conflict-sensitive approach.
• Proven organizational management expertise, including on administration, finance, human resources, procurement and operations.
• Proven experience in monitoring and evaluating livelihoods and employment creation programmes, including entrepreneurship and business creation support.
• A minimum of 3 years of active experience, undertaking similar work in Iraq.
• Operational presence in the targeted governorate of Muthanna will be an advantage.
• Proven financial capacity to deliver large scale projects. Must have implemented at least one livelihood project for a minimum of USD500,000 budget.
• Previous experience of managing projects funded by UN or international organizations.
The core team for implementation of the project shall be comprised of the following staff profiles. The Project Manager will be considered a key staff and focal point with UNDP for all coordination and management purposes.
- Project Manager (1 position, full time).
- Business Support Specialist (1 position, part-time).
- Field Coordinator (1 position, full time).
- Communication Officer (1 position, part-time).
- Admin and Procurement Officer (1 position, part-time).
The UNDP will review proposals through a five-step process: (i) determination of eligibility; (ii) technical review of eligible proposals; (iii) scoring and ranking of the eligible proposals based on the assessment criteria outlined in the TOR; (iv) round of clarification (if necessary) with the highest scored proposal; and (v) Responsible Party Agreement (RPA) signature.
SCOPE OF THE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
The overall Submission must be accompanied with the following minimum supporting documentation.
1. Copy of Registration with the Federal Government of Iraq and preferably with the Kurdish Regional Government
2. CVs (establishing competence and demonstrating qualifications/skills relevant to the TOR) of the technical, management and implementation support personnel proposed to work on the Project
3. Annual certified financial report and Audit Report is undertaken during the last 2 years.
4. Profile of the proposed partners (if applicable).
5. Evidence of the Organization’s Regulations/Policies and Procedures, manuals with regards to human resources and financial management, procurement and contracting and administration.
6. Evidence of previous relevant experience that qualifies the Organization to undertake this Project (including the details of at least one livelihood project successfully implemented for a minimum of USD500,000 budget)
7. The Technical Proposal must be submitted in keeping with the template provided in Annex A,
8. The Financial Proposal must be submitted in keeping with the template provided in Annex B.
9. Duly completed NGO Request for Information (RFI) template attached under Annex C.
Potential applicants should refer to the “Frequent Asked Questions” posted in UNDP’s website.
For additional questions about the Call for Proposals Guidelines or application forms, please e-mail Enkhmandakh Ishdorj; email@example.com and cc: Mohammad ALANAKRIH: firstname.lastname@example.org
A pre-bid conference will be held on:
Time: 12:00- 13:00 Iraq local time
Date: 29 March 2021
Venue : Skype meeting
All interested proposers are encouraged to participate in the pre-proposal conference.
The UNDP focal point for this arrangement is:
Enkhmandakh Ishdorj, Procurement Specialist
Proposers interested to attend the Pre-Proposal Conference must send the following information to the above-mentioned e-mail address before 12:00 noon on 28 March 2021 including participants name, company name and skype i.d.
Note: UNDP reserves the right not to fund any proposals arising from this Call for Proposals.