With financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and partners in co-finance, UNDP helps countries meet the objectives of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, with the aim of reducing the vulnerability of the poor to health and environmental stresses originating from improper management of POPs.
The Sixth GEF Assembly formalized the start of the Seventh GEF Replenishment (GEF-7), which saw an overall pledge of USD 4.1 billion from donors. The Chemicals and Waste Focal Area received an indicative allocation of USD 599 million, and set the following overall portfolio targets:
The International Architecture Governing GEF’s Work on Chemicals includes:
In order to support UNDP’s Chemicals work, the Unit is looking to engage a Senior Chemicals Management expert in POPs, recognizing that where necessary, there may be necessity to address multiple chemicals streams within some GEF-7 projects in order to meet the Strategic and Programming Principles demanded in the GEF-7 Chemicals programming strategy.
This Individual Contract (IC) is intended for on-call intermittent engagement for a maximum of 60 (sixty) working days spread over a period of 36 months (3 years). Any extension is subject to satisfactory performance review, project funding situation or other factors impacting the project operating environment.
Framework Agreement Disclosure
UNDP, at its own discretion, demonstrated interest to enter into a non-binding Framework Agreement as a result of this Individual Contract process under the following conditions:
a) The individual contractor shall provide the types of services, quoted in this bidding, which shall be reflected in a non-binding Framework Agreement.
b) UNDP does not warrant that any quantity/days of work will be contracted during the term of this arrangement.
c) In the event of any advantageous changes and/or downward costs for Services during the duration of this Agreement, the Individual Contractor shall notify UNDP immediately. UNDP will consider the impact of any such event and may request an amendment to the Framework Agreement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Director of UNDP’s Montreal Protocol Unit/Chemicals, and in continuous consultation with Programme Specialists of the Unit, the consultant will provide technical advisory services to the GEF-7 Chemicals portfolio for Asia-Pacific in POPs (PCBs, Pesticides, U-POPs, new POPs) to assist the team:
In developing and supporting the GEF-7 Chemicals Portfolio, it is important that the consultant consider the following GEF-7 Programming and Strategic Principles. Project design must consider:
In addition, GEF-7 seeks sustainability elements in project design:
Although the consultant will work closely with UNDP GEF RTAs within MPU on design and countries of focus, some potential Intervention Themes can include:
Development of POPs/Highly Hazardous Chemicals PIFs and CEO endorsement packages for the following countries in GEF-7
Should there be rejection of a concept or PIF by the GEF, resulting in any remaining days left in this contract, then the consultant may be asked to assist in technical advice to implementation, or else development of other projects in other countries.
The Contract (Framework Agreement) will enter into effect upon signature by both parties and expected for 2 (two) years of duration, with the possibility of an extension for additional year(s) with a maximum of 60 working days.
Home-based, with possible travels to Asian countries listed below.
The consultant will receive payment based on daily fees, for the maximum of 60 (sixty) working days under this assignment.
The candidate shall quote his/her services on a per diem amount basis that shall include all expenses that may be foreseen for carry out above assignment.
There may be travel required around Asia, although travel will not be required for every project. Should there be any travel, expenses inclusive of living allowances will be covered by UNDP based on established rates.
A Best value for Money approach will be used in the evaluation of the applicants and will lead to a combined score for technical capabilities and the financial offer.
The short-listed candidates, based on their technical capabilities, will receive the standard format that they must fill out to submit their financial offer
A total contract value, which shall be based on the unit price agreed by UNDP and the individual, will be agreed by both parties that will sign the IC, and the said contract amount shall serve as the maximum cumulative value that UNDP will place over the duration of the LTA.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in engineering, chemical, physics, technology or social sciences
Application Procedures (Instructions to Applicants)
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants submit the following documents:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal:
Only applicants who attain a score of 70% and above on the technical evaluation will be contacted and requested to submit a financial proposal Financial Proposal Template.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The term “all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will 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.
Criteria for selection of individual consultant for award of contract:
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experienced will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30 points out of 100 points.
Method: Cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education, relevant years of experience and language requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will be conducted by a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates (those that score at least 49 out of total 70 obtainable scores). The technical evaluation may also include interviews with shortlisted candidate(s).
Only applicants obtaining a minimum of 49 points on technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Proposal (70 Points) 70% weight
Technical proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Financial evaluation (Weight 30%)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Financial Proposal (30% weight of combined score)
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment. The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Payments will be made upon satisfactory delivery of outputs, certification of payment form, and acceptance and confirmation by the Task Manager on outputs satisfactorily delivered.
(click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 – Financial Proposal Template
Annex 2 – IC Contract Template
Annex 4 – IC General Terms and Conditions
|Country:||-- Home Based|
|Closing date:||May 17, 2019|