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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Date: November 19, 2021
Country: Home-based with some travel Home-based with some travel
Description of the assignment: Individual Contract - Training and Learning Advisor
Project name: 00120300 /00101490/ 00128105
SIDA Strategic Collaboration on Environment and Climate Change Project /Green Commodities Phase II/Good Growth Partnership
Period of assignment/services (if applicable): Twelve (12) months
Proposals should be submitted by email to Procurement - RBLAC Regional Hub email@example.com no later than Tuesday, December 6th, 2021 at 15:00 (Panama time, UTC-5), using the following subject line: IC 19212 - IC. Training and Learning Advisor. Please note that offer must be presented complete with all documents required. Incomplete offers will be rejected. Offers received after the aforementioned date and time will not be considered.
Any request for clarification must by standard electronic communication to the e-mail indicated above no later than November 26th, 2021 at 15:00 (Panama time, UTC-5). The Procurement Unit of UNDP’s Regional Center (Panama) will respond by standard electronic mail and will send copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
This process is directed only to one individual. Any proposal received jointly by more than one individual, or a company, will be rejected. Likewise, all proposals from consultants involved in the elaboration of the present Terms of Reference will be rejected.
1. BACKGROUND, SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK, REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1.
2. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information in PDF format duly signed to demonstrate their qualifications:
2.1 Cover Letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised assignment.
2.2 Completed P11 form (Personal History Form) (available on UNDP website) and/or CV including past experiences in similar projects and contact details of at least one (1) year of experience (3) professional references (e-mail and phone number).
2.3 Technical Proposal – shall include (a) detailed proposed strategy/methodology, work plan timeline; risks/limitations; and (b) detailed profile of the expertise of the consultant, especially as it relates to scope of work.
2.4. Financial Proposal (using template provided in Annex 2) – specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement. The financial proposal shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount for the specified tasks (e.g., costs related to data collection, capacity building events, public information session/launch, travel, and any other costs, including the number of anticipated workdays). Overall, the financial proposal shall include costs to deliver the work planned. Financial proposal must be loaded in a separate file from technical proposal.
2.5 Sample Work – At least one (1) report demonstrating experience conducting assessments/producing national reports.
Please note: Email size should not exceed 4 Mb.
3. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e., whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e., upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
For detailed information, please refer to Annex 4.
ANNEX 1- TERMS OF REFERENCES (TOR)
ANNEX 2- OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY
ANNEX 3- MODEL OF INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT CONTRACT & GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ANNEX 4- EVALUATION CRITERIA