Project Title: Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems in the Philippines (LCT) Project
In the Philippines, the transportation sector accounts for almost 37% of total national energy consumption, where road transport typically consumes about 80% of this share. More alarmingly, transportation is one of the fastest growing consumer of fossil fuels and the fastest growing sources of CO2 emissions. With rapid urbanization, energy consumption and CO2 emissions by urban transport are increasing rapidly. In the past decades, transport planning model adopted by the Philippines, as other Asian countries, prioritized the movement of cars and motorized vehicles to facilitate the growing demand for mobility of passengers and goods. So not surprisingly, urban and inter-regional transport is dependent primarily on road-based transportation such as buses, cars, motorcycles and tricycles, jeepneys and utility vehicles. The number of utility vehicles and cars, in particular, are increasing significantly with over 50% of the registered vehicles located in Metro Manila and adjacent regions. As such, there has been an increasing preference for private fossil fuel based motorized travel and less investments have been made for sustainable public transport and non-motorized transport like walking and cycling. With the exception of the use of Auto-LPG in taxis, there has been a marginal increase in the share of cleaner vehicles using alternative fuels such as CNG buses, Auto-LPG jeepneys, electric vehicles (jeepneys, tricycles in selected cities). There is still more work to be done to increase the efficiency of the urban public transport system considering the increase in number of people commuting regularly between Metro Manila and adjacent provinces. The expansion of rail-based mass transit systems has been at a slower pace and inter-modal transportation facilities such as integrated provincial bus terminals are still lacking where provincial buses are found to be mixed with city buses competing for road space in major arterial roads.
The Promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems in the Philippines (LCT) Project, implemented by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supported by the Global Environment Facility, aims to create an enabling environment for the commercialization of low carbon urban transport systems (e.g. electric and hybrid vehicles). The proposed project targets mass public transport vehicles such as electric and hybrid buses, e-jeepneys, etc. It does not include support to private cars. The three components are as follows:
Component 1: Policy support for the promotion of low carbon modes of transport Component 2: Awareness and institutional capacity development
Component 3: Private sector participation and investment in low carbon transport system in the country
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and National Project Director, the Policy and Regulatory Expert for the Low Carbon Urban Transport Systems Project shall provide overall technical guidance to policy-related work under all the components of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Policy and Regulatory Expert shall render the following services:
B.Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Policy and Regulatory Expert will directly report to both Project Manager and National Project Director, under daily supervision of the Policy Support Officer. At different points during the contract, the
Policy and Regulatory Expert is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the DOTr and project stakeholders. As needed, the DOTr staff shall provide administrative and logistical assistance to the Consultant in order for her/him to accomplish enumerated outputs.
The position may also require possible travel to project sites within and outside Metro Manila to support the Project Management Unit in its meetings, presentations, workshops, data gathering and related events, whenever necessary.The consultant will be paid an all-inclusive lump sum amount (i.e. professional fees, communications including internet). Should travel outside the duty station be required, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of the consultant outside Manila will be shouldered by UNDP project.
Duration of Work
The expected duration of work is estimated to be working for 121 days spread over 10 months.
The duty station is in Metro Manila, Philippines. The Policy and Regulatory Expert is expected to work remotely, but shall report to the DOTr and UNDP Office, as needed. Travel to identified local government units is necessary.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work and travel of the Individual consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
The technical evaluation will be based on the criteria below. The Offeror must obtain the minimum technical score of 70 points in the technical qualification criteria to qualify and be shortlisted.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposal should be expressed in lump sum amount inclusive of all financial costs related to this engagement (i.e., professional fees X number of working days, communications and other miscellaneous expenses) to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment.
Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.
Payments will be made when specific outputs have been submitted, as outlined below:
C.Recommended Presentation of Offer
D.Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
The combined scoring method will be used where the qualifications will be weighted 40%, methodology 30% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents (1-6). Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.
Please see deadline of submissions above.
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
|Closing date:||January 22, 2021|