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18759-2021: Individual Contract for – “Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) Portfolio review and SWOT Analysis Consultancy”.
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :Regional Centre - PANAMA
Deadline :23-Jul-21
Posted on :25-Jun-21
Reference Number :80091
Link to Atlas Project :
00082182 - Apoyo a la modernización de la gestión ambiental
Documents :
18759-2021 Individual Contract Procurement Notice
ANNEX 2 - Offeror's Letter
ANNEX 5 - Designation of Beneficiary
Clarification No. 1
Amendment No.1
Amendment No.2
Overview :

In alignment with the goals of the  Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Programme, the UNDP Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) Team is looking to engage a consultant to conduct a review of UNDP portfolio of FACS programmes and projects and prepare a Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis, with a view to make recommendations for regional and global project design and implementation to be better aligned with the UNDP FACS Strategy.

UNDP has adopted in 2020 its first ever corporate Strategy for Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) to focus its vision and enhance its support to transform FACS. FACS are fundamental to the sustainable development of the 170 countries UNDP supports. FACS are often the largest contributor to their economies; food and nutrition is fundamental for citizen health; and FACS have a key role to play in achieving the SDGs. Yet, FACS are in crisis and need to be radically transformed to become sustainable. UNDP, building on its experience, has for the first time consolidated its FACS support and vision into this Strategy.

The challenges and need for change related to FACS have been highlighted by a suite of reports1 by many research and international organizations and think tanks. The production practices and consumption patterns of food and agricultural commodities are taking these systems on an unsustainable trajectory with multiple impacts on human development, the environment and economies; from ecosystem degradation, conflicts over land and natural resources, reduced capacity and resilience to climate and other shocks, persistent poverty, food insecurity, and related people displacement and migration, to malnutrition including overweight and obesity. There is a clear need to work in a systemic and integrated manner to transform the FACS towards sustainability.

A FACS practice has been established within UNDP´s Nature, Climate and Energy team, which is tasked to support UNDP Country Offices with FACS related challenges in a way that is aligned with UNDP´s FACS strategy.

UNDP´s vision for FACS is, through multi-stakeholder collaboration, to transform food and commodity systems into resilient; equitable; inclusive; environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable systems.

Period of Assignment /Services:  3 Months (Estimated start date:  August 1st, 2021).

Proposal should be submitted only at the following email:,

Your proposal should be submitted under subject/reference:

             18759-2021 Individual Contract for – “Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) Portfolio Review and

              SWOT Analysis Consultancy”

NO later than Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 15:00 (UTC /GMT -5), time of the Republic of Panama.


Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication

to the e-mail indicated above NO later than Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 15:00 (UTC /GMT-5), time of the Republic of Panama.


Procurement Unit RSC LAC will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

The procedures for the acquisition of services will be the ones indicated by the United Nations Development Program.

This process is directed only to one individual.  Any proposal received by more than two individuals jointly or legal entity will be rejected.  Likewise, all the proposals from consultants involved in the elaboration of the present Terms of Reference will be rejected.