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RFP - Prequalification LTA-CCA
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNCDF - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :29-Jul-22
Posted on :16-Jun-22
Development Area :CONSULTANTS  CONSULTANTS
Reference Number :92467
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
92467_PREQ UNCDF 00001_ LoCAL_LTA-CCA
QA 1 - PREQ 92467 - Published
PRE qualification CCA LTA forms - Uploaded
QA 2 - PREQ 92467 - Published
Notice of Extension of Deadline
Overview :

(This prequalification process is being conducted for the selection of qualified vendors for the following service, for which the prequalified companies will be allowed to compete through a subsequent Request for Proposal [RFP])

UNCDF seeks a group of experienced development professionals, engaged via a specialized firm, to support the current and expanding portfolio of the LoCAL initiative for engagement in areas of climate change adaptation capacity building, mainstreaming in local development planning/budgeting, green and climate public financial management and performance based climate financing mechanisms, for the period of 3 years.

The assignment will focus its activities on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and African Nations, where demand for LoCAL is growing exponentially. Support in this specialization will be required for all LoCAL country initiatives in Africa, Asia and the Pacific as well as for the UNCDF’s regional and global offices for thematic activities related to climate change adaptation, climate finance and local government finance.

More specifically, the objective of this consultancy is to provide technical assistance and capacity building support to the LoCAL Facility and its portfolio of country initiatives (currently 30, but with prospective of exponential growth in the next years) by:

  • Scoping candidate countries, assessing the conditions to successfully launch and implement a LoCAL initiative in selected countries and design of the tailor-made LoCAL mechanism;
  • Supporting the design of LoCAL in selected countries, in both rural and urban areas, taking into account experience and lessons learned in the countries and by LoCAL more broadly, including the development or update of the annual performance assessment and grant operation manuals;
  • Supporting the implementation of LoCAL in selected countries, at the various stages of the process, by providing technical assistance and capacity building support to national and local government authorities in areas such climate change mainstreaming into local plans and budgets, gender responsive adaptation planning, financing and budgeting; implementation of adaptation measures; cost benefit analysis of adaptation measures or investment decision making, undertaking annual performance assessments and reporting, etc;
  • Supporting implementation of LoCAL in selected countries, at the various stages of the process, by providing technical assistance and capacity building support to national and local government authorities in the areas of governance and public financial management (e.g. annual budget cycle, budget formulation; budget execution; accounting and reporting; external security and audit, budget code, climate public and institutional expenditure reviews, subnational climate PEFA) and access to finance (e.g. increased fiscal space, green taxation, debt swaps, policy based lending, new innovative instruments, etc);
  • Supporting Quality Assurance efforts, particularly in LoCAL Phase III countries, ensuring standards are complied with;
  • Providing technical inputs to technical documents and developing concept notes/proposals/technical papers building on the LoCAL mechanism in selected countries. 
  • Providing technical support to countries to support nationally determined contributions and national adaptation plan processes, creating intentional linkages and frameworks for planning, financing, implementing and monitoring of nationally determined contributions and national adaptation plans at subnational and community levels (i.e. vertical integration)

For full details please see attached Prequalification document (92467_PREQ UNCDF 00001_LoCAL_LTA-CCA)