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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
ACP-EU DEVELOPMENT MINERALS PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNDP
Procurement of a Firm to conduct on-site training for selected artisanal and small-scale mining associations and enterprises in the Development Minerals sector in Uganda
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Uganda/Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development is implementing the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme. The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals (industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones). The program is an initiative of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPs), financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP.
Development Minerals (traditionally known as low-value minerals and materials) are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture. They include industrial minerals, such as limestone, gypsum and salt; construction materials, such as clay, sand and gravel; dimension stones, such as marble and granite; and semi-precious stones, such as garnet and tourmaline. Over 2.7 million Ugandans directly or indirectly benefit from the Development Minerals sector. There are exponential benefits from optimizing Development Minerals Value Chains such as business development, livelihood strengthening, and other socio-economic gains to a larger number of sector SMEs and their communities.
Despite their transformative potential, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining of Development Minerals is still limited by: i) gender inequalities that compound the income disparities observed in the sector; ii) limited value addition, innovation and meaningful employment due to limited financing, tools and market interaction among sector operators; iii) limited technical oversight due to the informal nature of most ASM activities; iv)harmful, wasteful and unsustainable mining practices that exacerbate negative environmental, safety, health and conflict outcomes; and v) limited and inadequate availability of tailor-made financing products that take into the peculiarities of
Development Minerals value chains. UNDP is therefore recruiting a competent firm or CSO to deliver tailor-made services to address these challenges. The consultant is expected to comprehensively address the dynamics of COVID-19 impact on the Development Minerals sector in Uganda while delivering on this assignment.
Objectives of the assignment
>Train 120 ASMEs and Associations, especially women-led, in enterprise development, business management and financial literacy
>Conduct on-site training and sensitization of 300 ASMEs and communities on Mine and Quarry Management, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management
>Conduct on-site training and sensitization of 300 ASMEs and
communities in gender inclusion, social and labor rights protection, child labor prevention, community relations and conflict management
>Train and mentor 60 women owned/led ASMEs in selected commodity value chains in value addition and marketing
Priority will be given to proposals that respond to the following aspects:
• Ably reflect good understanding the Uganda context of Development Minerals
• Fully respond to the detailed criteria and all aspects of this request for proposals
• Fully meet the technical and submission guidance provided by UNDP
For further details, please visit: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/ All applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com no later than 17:00 hours on Friday 25 June , 2021. East African Time; Attention: ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme