|Overview : |
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP's policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. The Nature, Climate and Energy (NCE) Team as part of the GPN supports countries to promote and scale up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, promote the energy transition, and reduce the use of harmful chemicals, while simultaneously reducing poverty, strengthening livelihoods, promoting gender mainstreaming and inclusive growth. Collaborating with the NCE Team, the Inclusive Growth and SDG Integration Team, also part of the GPN, provides policy and project support to countries on social protection, inclusive businesses, SDG integration, and finance for development. In the work line of finance for development, the Inclusive Growth Team provides support to governments on SDG-aligned financing instruments, including bonds.
In order to streamline its financial and investment engagement, UNDP launched the Finance Sector Hub, a finance and innovation platform that draws on a critical mass of UNDP expertise, initiatives, and partnerships to support the mobilization and leveraging of resources for the SDGs and lead the implementation of the new UNDP private sector strategy and other initiatives.
This offer will begin in Latin America in the Caribbean (LAC) with a set of pilots on specific countries, with finance expert consultants allocated in three pilot countries. The consultant will coordinate the finance expert consultants from pilot countries to help them overcome the main bottlenecks to the provision of Nature Performance Bonds.
The overall objective of this contract is to coordinate the work in Latin America and the Caribbean where UNDP will be piloting Nature Performance Bonds, ensuring timely progress and technical quality of the pilots. The consultant will work closely with UNDP’s global and regional advisers and Country Offices.
This IC includes the following documents:
File 1: Invitation Document
• Annex I: Terms of Reference
• Annex II: Offeror´s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment
• Annex III: Statement of Health Form
• Annex IV: Designation of Beneficiary for IC Contract
• Annex V: Model of Contract for the Services of an Individual Contractor and General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Individual Contractors
• Annex VI: Evaluation Matrix
File 2: Application Form - Offeror Letter´s to UNDP
File 3: Statement of Health
File 4: Designation of Beneficiary for IC Contract
We kindly invite you to submit your offer for the Nature Performance Bonds pilot coordination consultant, as detailed in Annex 1 of this Individual Contract Procurement Notice; when preparing your offer, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2.
Quotations may be submitted on or before October 1st, 2021 no later than 15:00 (UTC /GMT -5), time of the Republic of Panama via e-mail to the following address with subject line as follows:
Subject Line: 18938-2021 – Nature Performance Bonds pilot coordination consultant
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail indicated above no later than September 28, 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.