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Request for Proposal for Baseline Assessment – UN-Habitat/ Youth Political Empowerment Programme/RFQ/18/08/001- Deadline 4 September 2018

Regional Office for Africa
Somalia Programme

Date: 7th August 2018

Reference: UNHabitat/ Youth Political Empowerment Programme/RFQ/18/08/001;

Subject: Request for Proposal for Baseline Assessment.

UNHabitat requests your company to submit a proposal for provision of services to carry out the Baseline Assessment on the Youth Empowerment Programme as further described in the Terms of Reference attached to this letter (Annex 1).

The conditions set out in the UNHabitat Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Services, as well as any other conditions contained in or enclosed with this letter, will become part of any contract concluded with the successful bidder. If your offer is accepted, you will receive a formal Purchase Order.

UNHabitat reserves the right to accept or reject any proposals, and to cancel the bid process and reject all proposals at any time prior to award of Purchase Order or Contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Contractor/s or any obligation to inform the affected Contractor/s of the ground for the UNHabitat’s action.

1. Eligible Contractor

The eligible contractors that are determined for the award shall be those selected through the bidding process. To qualify for award of the Contract, contractors shall meet the following mandatory minimum qualifying criteria. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. UN-Habitat is an equal opportunity employer. Each application should include the following: –

• Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information. The letter should be no longer than two pages;
• Proposal for the consultancy assignment with methodology and a detailed budget; addressing the selection criteria including how the candidate’s previous experience matches the consultancy objectives as well as their interest for the position;
• Company or the bidding firms profile for review;
• CVs of consultants (including detailed work experience, education/degrees, and details of similar assignments);
• Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information);
• Samples or examples of recently undertaken – similar assignments.

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

2. Requirements

When responding this RFQ the following documents shall constitute:

(a) At least five years of hands on experience in conducting assessments, midterm reviews and evaluations;
(b) Experience leading project evaluations/mid-term reviews is essential;
(c) Must have profound knowledge in economic analysis of peacebuilding/development projects;
(d) Ability to assess/review critically the project activities and results;
(e) Good knowledge and experience in survey design, implementation of surveys and statistical data analysis is required;
(f) Experience in the use of participatory appraisal techniques in data collection;
(g) Previous work experience in Somalia and knowledge of Somali culture is essential.

3. Rejection of Quotations
Quotation can be rejected for the following reasons:
a) The Quotation is not presented in accordance with this General Instruction
b) The Quotation form or any document which forms part of the quotation document is not signed
c) The Contractor is currently under list of UN blacklisted Contractors
d) The Contractor offer imposes certain basic conditions unacceptable to UN-Habitat
e) The offered price is above the approved budget

SUBMISSION OF YOUR OFFER:

For your submission to be eligible for consideration, the UNHabitat must receive your bid, stamped with the official seal of your company, on or before 05.00PM Tuesday, 4 September 2018. We would appreciate receiving your quotation by email addressed to unhabitat-som@un.org

Offers received after the deadline specified above will not be considered. UNHabitat reserves the right to extend the deadline for the submission offers. In such an event, UNHabitat will inform all potential bidders in writing of the terms and duration of the extension.

In the email subject, please quote reference number: UNHabitat/ Youth Political Empowerment Programme/RFQ/18/08/001

Thank you for your cooperation.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL Creating a sustainable community based road maintenance mechanism, in Kalobeyei, Turkana County

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Purpose of CFP: Improving access to employment opportunities is a part of UN-Habitat`s engagement in planning the development of Kalobeyei settlement. To this regard, an implementation partner is sought to support host communities trained in public works to access employment and business opportunities and facilitate training of other community members to engage in rehabilitation of roads in Kalobeyei, Turkana County.

Submission Start Date: 9rd August 2018

Submission Deadline Date and time: 30th August 2018

Size of grant: 40,000 US$

Project Key Information

  • UN-Habitat Project title : ‘Community Stabilization Programme for Resettlement and Integration of Refugee Communities in Kalobeyei, Turkana County.’
  • Locations
    • Town/City: Kalobeyei
    • Country: Kenya
  • Anticipated start date: 1st October 2018
  • Estimated duration of project in calendar months: 6
  • Maximum proposed value in US$: 40,000
  • Lead Organization Unit: City Planning Extensions and Design, Urban Planning and Design Branch

 

Brief Background of the Project

UN-Habitat aims to support provision of adequate shelter for all, and sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world. In line with this mandate, UN-Habitat has been supporting member states including Kenya in developing well-planned and efficient human settlements, with adequate access to housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. 
In 2016, UN-Habitat partnered with UNHCR and Turkana County Government to prepare an integrated spatial development framework including a spatial plan for Kalobeyei Settlement that would reduce conflict and promote social cohesion among communities. UN-Habitat was engaged in stabilization and development activities supporting youth from host and refugee communities to be trained and accredited to perform public works. The project will (i) train registered groups and companies in business skills, financial management and bid proposal development, and (ii) deliver training to unskilled community members to conduct road rehabilitation works; It is expected in this phase to market those two groups and connect them with actual job providers by demonstrating their capability in road rehabilitation.

 

Main activities and outputs

The Implementing Partner will be undertaking main activities as follows (but not limited to):

  • Ensure close collaboration with UN-Habitat Kakuma Sub-Office for aligning the process with UN-Habitat approaches;
  • Deliver training in business skills including financial management, marketing, tender document preparation to local groups and companies;
  • Support registration and legal documentation of groups;
  • Organize skill training in road rehabilitation to unskilled community members;
  • Organize a bidding process for road rehabilitation works;
  • Procure necessary materials for the road rehabilitation practical implementation;
  • Ensure O&M mechanism is in place before completion of the facility.

 

Risk Analysis

Operational risk, where locally controlled groups can go on strike or attempt to sabotage the process.

Low

International staff/consultants they take the computer-based training “security in the field”. The training makes the staff/consultants aware of the possible risks and how to deal with them

Armed conflict might at a certain stage cause postponement or delay at work.

Low / Medium

Depending on UNDSS report on conflict areas, the staff will stop visiting the sites until they are cleared by UNDSS

Social, cultural risks relevant to the possible tension between refugees from different ethnics among these groups themselves and with hosting communities.

Medium

Preventive measures to be considered in the community mobilization, training sessions and other organized events in addition to support together with local partners

 

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Submission Details/ Documents Required

Legal Status

·      Certificate of registration/incorporation i.e.,

·      Proof of registration in Country of Origin.

·      Proof of registration of Country of operation

·      Proof of country operational presence

Organization profile and details

·      Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating:

    • Organization’s vision, mission and objectives
    • Management structure
    • Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document
    • Proof of membership to professional associations if any.

·      List of projects executed in the last 2 years (value, location, donors, nature of projects, execution stage – completed or ongoing)

·      Provide copies of project monitoring policies and procedures

·      Provide copies of procurement policies and procedures

·      Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used

·      Technical proposal document

·      BOQ (if applicable)

·      Describe nature and value of contribution (in-kind or cash)

·      Provide location and list of office facilities, vehicles and office equipment locally available to implement the project

Financial Capacity

·      Audited company financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and auditors report for the last two years

Exclusive bank account

·      Is the organization willing and able to have a separate bank account for the funds provided by UN-Habitat?

Integrity and Governance

·      The organization should complete and submit a signed Partner Declaration Form

·      Provide the profiles of the key management, technical, key finance and accounting staff that will be involved on the project

 

Selection Criteria 

Criteria

Submission Details/ Documents Required

Weighting

1.   Technical capacity

 

25%

1.1 Does the organization have the relevant experience and proven track record in implementing activities in the areas of the project?

Has it managed in the past projects of similar technical complexities and financial size?

Is the project linked with the core business of the IP?

·      List of projects executed in the last 2 years (value, location, donors, nature of projects, execution stage – completed or ongoing).

·      Demonstrate how the experiences in past projects are relevant in the execution of the current proposal

·      References from past donors

 

1.2 Does the organization have qualified technical staff with the experience and the technical skills required by the project?

What is the staff size, type, qualification and education background?

·      CVs of key management staff, technical and non-technical staff that will be involved on the project

·      How many technical staff do you have in the concerned Country for implementing the project? Is there reasonable assurance that such technical staff required by the project will continue to be available as needed in the Project?

 

1.3 Does the organization have a clear and strong link with an identifiable constituency relevant to the targeted population of the project?

Does it have the ability to impact on the targeted population and on the issues?

Does it have strong presence in the field and for how long?

Does it have adequate capacity to work in key areas/regions where the proposed field activities will be implemented?

·      Demonstrate, describe and provide proof of local operational presence, including link and ability to impact the targeted population.

 

1.4 Does the organization possess adequate physical facilities, office equipment, transport, etc. to implement the activities?

·      Provide location and list of office facilities, vehicles and office equipment locally available to implement the project.

 

1.5 Does the organization have formal procedures to monitor project execution (e.g. milestones, outputs, expenditures…)

·      Provide formal project monitoring policies and procedures

 

 

2.   Financial and administrative capacity

 

15%

2.1 Has the organization been in operation over a period of at least 2 years to demonstrate its financial sustainability and relevance?

·      State the years of operation

·      Financial statements for the last 2 years

 

2.2 Does the organization have qualified staff in Finance? Is the current accounting system computerized and does have the capacity to collect and provide separate financial reports on the activities executed under the Agreement of Cooperation?

Does it have systems and practices to monitor and report whether the project deliverables and expenditures are within agreed time and budget?

Does it have minimum segregation of duties in place (separation between project management, finance/accounting and executive office)

 

·      CVs of key finance and accounting staff

·      Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used

·      Organization structure/ Organogram

 

2.3 Does the organization have the capacity to procure goods and services on a transparent and competitive basis? (if applicable) check for procurement unit with experienced staff

·      Copies of procurement policies and procedures. The procedures should show how you procure locally and internationally.

 

2.4 Does the organization have formal procedures and controls to mitigate fraud such as multiple signature signatories on bank accounts, reporting and prosecution of incidences of fraud?

·      Describe anti-fraud controls and provide formal procedures

 

2.5 Does the organization have capacity to provide in-kind, financial, personnel contribution as UN-Habitat Implementing Partner in this present project? Please give details of contribution nature and size.

·      Describe nature and value of contribution (in-kind or cash)

 

 

3.   Financial Proposal

 

 

30%

3.1 Is the budget for each component of the activity to be performed by the Implementing Partner

(i) cost-effective (i.e. the cost should be economical and prudently estimated to avoid any under/over estimation)

(ii) justifiable/well supported and

(iii) accurate and complete

 

Budget Proposal HERE

·      BOQ (if applicable)

·      Other supporting documents

 

 

4.   Technical Proposal

 

 

30%

4.1 The technical proposal is sound and responds adequately to the specifications and requirements?

Technical Proposal document HERE

 

 

Cumulative score for ratios

 

100%

 

Notes:

  1. Interested Organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
  2. The CFP and accompanying documents must be received in accordance with instructions provided. Applications to be sent to oana.baloi@un.org, with cc to naoya.kuboshima@un.org. CFP submitted to a different email address other than the specified one will not be considered.
  3. CFP from applicants failing to provide the complete information to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria will be considered non-responsive.
  4. CFP received after the above deadline will not be considered
  5. Organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UN-Habitat IP Management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  6. CFP from applicants failing to provide the requested information will be disregarded.
  7. This CFP does not entail any commitment on the part of UN-Habitat, either financial or otherwise. UN-Habitat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds.
  8. All prices must be in USD

Call for Expressions of Interest: Building Capacity for Bus Rapid Transit Planning and Modernisation of Existing Transport Industry

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United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Call for Expressions of Interest for Cooperation Partners for Agreement of Cooperation

Building Capacity for Bus Rapid Transit Planning and Modernisation of Existing Transport Industry

Date first published: 31 July 2018

Deadline for submissions of EoIs: 21 August 2018

 

Introduction

Bus Rapid Transit systems are emerging as a viable solution in many cities that are facing the difficulties of traffic congestion. BRT can achieve high capacity and speed at relatively low cost by combining dedicated bus-lanes, off –board fare collection, platform level boarding and bus priority at intersections. BRT systems can be established with relatively smaller capital investments and more quickly than other urban transportation systems such as Metro and Light rail. To maximize its benefits and to achieve “last and first mile connectivity”, BRT should be properly integrated with better facilities for walking and cycling. UN-Habitat has commenced a feasibility study of the first BRT demonstration corridor in Cairo. In collaboration with UN Women, UN-Habitat is currently conducting feasibility studies for two BRT corridors as well as a study of gender aspects of mobility to enable better mobility and accessibility of women and vulnerable groups.

  1. “Study Tour Package” to Bus Rapid Transit in Bogota, Colombia

Following a recent study tour conducted for officials of the Government of Egypt, to Bogota, Colombia, where participants gained an understanding of the Transmilieno BRT system in Bogota, UN-Habitat would like to invite Expressions of Interest for the following:

 

  • Develop a package of comprehensive training materials based on a functional BRT system; detailing the steps from conception to commissioning and operations and maintenance;
  • A “course plan” setting out a sequence and corresponding course materials and learning exercises;
  • A compilation of selected case studies of experiences to highlight the transformation of current public transport industry to a modern public transport system;
  • A two-hour webinar on BRT and modern public transport system including integration of public transport with better facilities for walking and cycling; targeting participants from about three countries;  

The EOI should contain, but not be limited to the following:

  1. Overall experience of the organization in the area of interest;
  2. A short conceptual proposal on how the organisation plans to develop and implement this initiative;
  3. The support/ contribution the organization is willing to make including, cash and in kind; (contribution in terms of staff time, office space and equipment and other support in cash and in-kind should be expressed in monetary terms) 
  4. Copies of statement of annual budget and annual report of the previous 5 years;
  5. Copy of two latest audited financial reports, and
  6. Governance and organizational structure; experience and qualifications of key professional staff and infrastructure facilities of the organization.

Background and relevant documents related to UN-Habitat’s work on Sustainable Mobility can be found at the following link:  https://unhabitat.org/urban-themes/mobility/

  1. Overall Timeframe

The work outlined in this EOI is scheduled to commence in September 2018 and to be completed by October 2018.

  1. Submission Requirements

Expression of Interest must be delivered in electronic format no later than 21 August 2018 to the e-mail addresses given below:

priscilla.muchibwa@un.org

salma.moussallem@un.org

 

 Contact Information

Debashish Bhattacharjee

Human Settlements Officer – Lead, Urban Mobility

Urban Basic Services Branch

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

(UN-HABITAT)

P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel :254-20-7625288; 7624143

Mobile : 254-738496168

Fax:254-20-7623588

e-mail: Debashish.Bhattacharjee@unhabitat.org

 

  1. Other

Please note that this EOI notice does not constitute a solicitation. UN-Habitat reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the Expressions of Interest/or solicitation process.

Submitting a reply to an EOI does not guarantee that a Cooperation Partner will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued and only Cooperation Partners who are deemed qualified by UN-Habitat upon completion of evaluation of submission, will receive the final solicitation document.

Re-advertisement: CALL FOR PROPOSAL – Regional Profile for the West Nile Region, Uganda

Regional Profile for the West Nile Region, Uganda

Submission Start Date: 25 July 2018

Submission Deadline Date and time: 20 August 2018 COB

Size of grant: 25 000 USD

Purpose of CFP:

UN-Habitat is developing a Regional Profile for the West Nile Region in Uganda, based on prior work in the region, seeking to supporting Ugandan government in developing policies, plans and projects that will foster the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of the West Nile Region (from Nebbi to Koboko) with Arua as Hub for an “economic development corridor”. This project is in support of the implementation of the Habitat Country Programme (2016-2022), particularly to supporting capacity development for sustainable, planned urban and territorial planning and based on the findings of the two capacity development activities that were conducted for Ugandan Government Officials in March 2017 and March 2018.

Project Key Information

  • UN-Habitat Project title : Regional Profile for the West Nile Region, Uganda
  • Locations
    • Town/City: West Nile Region including Koboko, Aura and Nebbi
    • Country: Uganda
  • Anticipated start date: 1 September 2018
  • Estimated duration of project in calendar months: 4 month (until Dec 2018)
  • Maximum proposed value in US$: 25 000 USD
  • Lead Organization Unit: Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch, UN-Habitat

 

Brief Background of the Project

Uganda’s urban population will increase from around six million today to over 20 million in 2040, with an urban population average annual growth rate of 4%. Policy makers need to act now to ensure that this rapid urbanization is managed well, so it can contribute to Uganda’s sustainable and inclusive growth. Even though the Ugandan National Urban Policy has recently been approved and is now starting to be implemented, the rapid (and unplanned) urban growth is imposing challenges for the urban areas, hindering social, economic and environmental development in many regions of the country. In addition to the growth of cities by birth rate, cities often go through planned or unplanned spatial expansion to accommodate migrating communities, to which adequate and integrated governance is crucial.

To promote a more integrated territorial development and reduce pressure on the Kampala metropolitan region, Uganda’s national government proposes the strengthening of four strategic cities (Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara, and Arua) alongside Kampala. The four cities have been identified in the Ugandan 2040 vision and are to be upgraded to “regional cities”. This project proposal will support the integrated territorial development in West Nile Region with Arua as core “city” in a “system of cities” along the Nebbi-Koboko corridor.

The Regional Profile will identify important trends, opportunities and challenges in the region. This evidence is then combined with the reviews of the existing planning documents in combination with cross-scale and city level GIS spatial analysis to define the future strategy for the region as well as an analysis of the local economic growth potential. For package 2 outputs, questionnaires and focus groups with youth, women and vulnerable groups will be an important means for collecting data. Several reviews of existing policy, planning documents and other sources will be undertaken with the purpose of both extracting information useful to the understanding of the context of the region and the specific municipalities itself, and to be reviewed and assessed in their contents, these documents include

  • National Spatial Strategy/plans for Uganda
  • National Urban Policy for Uganda
  • Arua, Koboko and Nebbi development plans (where available)

By analyzing how both structuring spatial elements and socio-environmental and economic issues affect each other at different scale of influence, the diagnostic methodology moves from the national to the neighborhood scale, tracking the interdependencies within the region’s physical development patterns and seeking to understand the reasons behind them. The method is used to generate evidence-based policy and spatial recommendations as well as factoring in the national level planning priorities and strategies, develop capacities and engage stakeholders in the region that are driven by both a top-down and bottom-up approach, cross-cutting all scales of planning.  Based on the spatial and socio-economic study, recommendations for the clustering of economic activities and growth poles as well as strategic location for infrastructure projects can be drawn at all planning levels.

 

Main activities and outputs

The Implementing Partner will be undertaking main activities as follows (but not limited to):

A, Prepare an inception report, including a review of the NUP, as well as regional and local development plans for the Ugandan West Nile Region (where applicable) as a basis for developing the Regional Profile so that it takes the national frameworks into consideration, together with other relevant documents and plans;

B, Develop a Regional Profile for Arua. The profile will include economic, social and physical considerations across the different planning scales for the Ugandan West Nile Region (date of delivery: end of December, 2018); building up on previous work from the MetroHUB planning Studio in Arua, under the USMID project and in cooperation with a local University in Uganda for research and knowledge transfer; The IG-UTPs are be used as a reference tool for the regional profile;

C, Support preparation of a capacity development activities in Uganda during the project and contribution to with content (presentations, maps, speaking points)to those activities.

 

Risk Analysis

(State the risks associated with this project and the mitigation factors)

– Risk 1: The needed data is not available;
Mitigation factor:
The data collection process will not only rely on desk top research, but a mission will be conducted for collecting data and doing interviews with local stakeholders. In addition to this, open source data will be used for mapping will be validated through this fact finding mission in order to have a sound basis for the recommendations.

– Risk 2: Inadequate political will of local government authorities;
Mitigation factor:
The project is building up on prior activities in which the local Ugandan authorities have already been included; the permanent dialogue with local and national level partners and stakeholders from civil society and academia will ensure that the local and national authorities take ownership in the process and advance the territorial development in the region.

Risk 3: Project partners don’t provide information needed and the timeline of the project can’t be met;
Mitigation factor: The constant dialogue and cooperation with local partners and throughout transparent planning will ensure that all partners are aware of the deadlines and the deliverables.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Submission Details/ Documents Required

Legal Status

·      Certificate of registration/incorporation i.e.,

·      Proof of registration in Country of Origin.

Organization profile and details

·      Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating:

    • Organization’s vision, mission and objectives
    • Management structure
    • Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document
    • Proof of membership to professional associations if any.

Financial Capacity

·      Audited company financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and auditors report for the last two years

Integrity and Governance

·      The organization should complete and submit a signed Partner Declaration Form

·      Provide the profiles of the main technical persons working on this project

Selection Criteria

Criteria

Submission Details/ Documents Required

Weighting

1.   Technical capacity

 

35%

1.1 Does the organization have the relevant experience and proven track record in implementing activities in the areas of the project?

Has it managed in the past projects of similar technical complexities and financial size?

·      List of projects executed in the last 2 years (value, location, donors, nature of projects, execution stage – completed or ongoing).

·      Demonstrate how the experiences in past projects are relevant in the execution of the current proposal

 

 

1.2 Does the organization have qualified technical staff with the experience and the technical skills required by the project?

What is the staff size, type, qualification and education background?

·      CVs technical and non-technical staff that will be involved on the project

·      Is there reasonable assurance that such technical staff required by the project will continue to be available as needed in the Project?

 

1.3 Does the Organization have adequate capacity to work on the research, preparation of relevant maps and provide capacity development?

·      Demonstrate, describe and provide proof of other research work in this region, maps and experience in capacity development

 

1.4 Does the organization have formal procedures to monitor project execution (e.g. milestones, outputs, expenditures…)

·      Provide formal project monitoring policies and procedures

 

2.   Financial and administrative capacity

 

15%

2.1 Has the organization been in operation over a period of at least 2 years to demonstrate its financial sustainability and relevance?

·      State the years of operation

·      Financial statements for the last 2 years

 

2.2 Does the organization have qualified staff in Finance? Is the current accounting system computerized and does have the capacity to collect and provide separate financial reports on the activities executed under the Agreement of Cooperation?

Does it have systems and practices to monitor and report whether the project deliverables and expenditures are within agreed time and budget?

Does it have minimum segregation of duties in place (separation between project management, finance/accounting and executive office)

·      CVs of key finance and accounting staff

·      Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used

·      Organization structure/ Organogram

 

2.3 Does the organization have formal procedures and controls to mitigate fraud such as multiple signature signatories on bank accounts, reporting and prosecution of incidences of fraud?

·      Describe anti-fraud controls and provide formal procedures

 

2.4 Does the organization have capacity to provide in-kind, financial, personnel contribution as UN-Habitat Implementing Partner in this present project? Please give details of contribution nature and size.

·      Describe nature and value of contribution (in-kind or cash)

 

3.   Financial Proposal

 

20%

3.1 Is the budget for each component of the activity to be performed by the Implementing Partner

(i) cost-effective (i.e. the cost should be economical and prudently estimated to avoid any under/over estimation)

(ii) justifiable/well supported and

(iii) accurate and complete

 

Budget Proposal

·      BOQ (if applicable)

·      Other supporting documents

 

4.   Technical Proposal

 

30%

4.1 The technical proposal is sound and responds adequately to the specifications and requirements?

Technical Proposal document

 

 

Cumulative score for ratios

 

100%

 

Expression of Interest must be delivered in electronic format no later than 20  August 2018 to Stephanie Loose at the following email address: stephanie.loose@un.org, copying Elizabeth Kahwae (Elizabeth.kahwae@un.org). All related questions or clarifications must also be coursed through this email address. Upon request to this email address, all related forms and templates will also be shared.

Disclaimer: Please note that this notice does not constitute a solicitation and UN‐Habitat reserves the right to change or cancel this project at any time in the process. Submitting a reply to an EOI does not guarantee that the submitting organization will be selected to carry out the implementation of the project.

 

Notes:

  1. Interested Organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
  2. The CFP and accompanying documents must be received in accordance with instructions provided. CFP submitted to a different email address other than the specified one will not be considered.
  3. CFP from applicants failing to provide the complete information to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria will be considered non-responsive.
  4. CFP received after the above deadline will not be considered
  5. Organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UN-Habitat IP Management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  6. CFP from applicants failing to provide the requested information will be disregarded.
  7. This CFP does not entail any commitment on the part of UN-Habitat, either financial or otherwise. UN-Habitat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds.
  8. All prices must be in USD

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Development and deployment of e-learning programme for participatory slum upgrading programme

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Purpose of CFP: The assignment aims at working collaboratively with an institution that is specialized in the areas of capacity development, e-learning and that has experience in the field of urban development or other technical areas relevant to slum upgrading in order to set up an e-learning platform and link it to the existing myPSUP website. 

Submission Start Date: 17 JULY 2018

Submission Deadline Date and time: 30 JULY 2018. 17.00 p.m. Nairobi time.

Project Key Information

  • UN-Habitat Project title : PARTICIPATORY SLUM UPGRADING PHASE III
  • Locations
    • Town/City: NAIROBI
    • Country: KENYA
  • Anticipated start date: 13 AUGUST 2018
  • Estimated duration of project in calendar months:10 MONTHS
  • Maximum proposed value in US$:
  • Lead Organization Unit: HSUB

 

Brief Background of the Project

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is a joint effort of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Commission (EC) and UN-Habitat. Since 2008 and through its different phases PSUP I, II and III, the programme has reached out to 35 ACP countries and 160 cities, and has provided the necessary enabling framework for improving the lives of at least 4 million slum dwellers. PSUP’s specific objectives are (i) to strengthen global partnerships and policy dialogue for participatory slum upgrading and prevention in 79 Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group of States (ACP) countries and (ii) to improve knowledge and capacities for participatory slum upgrading and prevention and slum dwellers conditions in 40 ACP countries.

To achieve these objectives there is the need to meet the capacity gaps so the countries are able to address slum upgrading and prevention in a sustainable and inclusive way. Hence, in the PSUP, capacity building activities are core to the programme implementation at country and at global levels to provide countries with tools and knowledge to achieve the global objective of the programme, to ensure continuous capacity development and technical support and to provide a basis for innovations and mobilization of political will.

My PSUP is the e-platform for global learning connecting diverse networks comprising 4000 urban planners, academia, local authorities and Country Team Members for Up-scaling linked to the programme implementation. The myPSUP has been well established in the PSUP I and II and already incorporates some functionalities such as:

  • Sharing experiences and best practices (news);
  • Communication and outreach of the programme’s objective and achievements;
  • Limited capacity building contents for the country teams on the PSUP methodology;
  • Documentation of country achievements and information on country implementation status;
  • Library with reference publications and the outputs developed through the myPSUP.

There is the need however to update this platform and to extend the capacity building functionalities. To do so, an application dedicated to e-learning will be added to the website. The new platform will include the functionalities of the current site and will recover the information and materials that had been uploaded but some important structural changes are needed in order to increase its functionality particularly strengthening the e-learning features and adapting the platform to the new structure of the programme. The platform will incorporate new capacity development tools and will include additional training materials elaborated by the PSUP and also by other specialized partners linked to slum upgrading to promote and deepen the learning and exchange.

Below is a list of expertise and training modules to be produced to help guide the type of experts that need to be mobilized to deliver the objectives of the assignment.

Fact sheets

Key Messages.

FS #01 Participatory slum upgrading

FS #02 Water and sanitation

FS #03 Housing

FS #04 Land tenure

FS #05 Public space

FS #06 Economy and finance

FS #07 Livelihoods

FS #08 Gender

FS #09 Climate change

 

KM #01 Why Participatory-city wide slum upgrading matters

KM #02 A Human Rights based approach for city wide slum Upgrading

KM #03 Participation

KM #05 Participatory planning

KM #06 Security of tenure

KM #07 The informal economy for local economic development

KM #08 Progressively realizing the right to adequate housing

KM #09 Climate resilience

KM #10 Strengthening the role of women and girls in participatory city-wide slum upgrading

KM #11 Key governance arrangements for participatory, city-wide slum upgrading

 

Main activities and outputs

The Implementing Partner will be undertaking main activities as follows (but not limited to):

  • Develop specialized training (short course non-moderated approximately 4-6 hours of training, in English or French). The thematic scope of this training will be defined in accordance to the technical background and expertise of the institution selected and the areas of interest of the PSUP countries.
  • Adaptation of the training methodology materials (14 training modules contents provided in .ppt and word by UN-Habitat) to the online e-learning platform.
  • Provide a test run and document the testing of the platform

 

Risk Analysis

(State the risks associated with this project and the mitigation factors)

  • Timely delivery -Work plan and regular meetings
  • Compatibility with UN-Habitat IT systems – Collaboration with UN-Habitat IT-Team
  • Mix of expertise on slum upgrading – Review of CVs and teams applying

 

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Submission Details/ Documents Required

Legal Status

·      Certificate of registration/incorporation i.e.,

·      Proof of registration in Country of Origin.

·      Proof of registration of Country of operation

·      Proof of country operational presence

Organization profile and details

·      Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating:

    • Organization’s vision, mission and objectives
    • Management structure
    • Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document
    • Proof of membership to professional associations if any.

Financial Capacity

·      Audited company financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and auditors report for the last two years

Exclusive bank account

·      Is the organization willing and able to have a separate bank account for the funds provided by UN-Habitat?

Integrity and Governance

·      The organization should complete and submit a signed Partner Declaration Form (CTRL-Click)

·      Provide the profiles of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Head of the Organization and Chief of Finance

 

Selection Criteria

Criteria

Submission Details/ Documents Required

Weighting

1.   Technical capacity

 

25%

1.1 Does the organization have the relevant experience and proven track record in implementing activities in the areas of the project?

Has it managed in the past projects of similar technical complexities and financial size?

Is the project linked with the core business of the IP?

·      List of projects executed in the last 2 years (value, location, donors, nature of projects, execution stage – completed or ongoing).

·      Demonstrate how the experiences in past projects are relevant in the execution of the current proposal

·      References from past donors

 

1.2 Does the organization have qualified technical staff with the experience and the technical skills required by the project?

What is the staff size, type, qualification and education background?

·      CVs of key management staff, technical and non-technical staff that will be involved on the project

·      How many technical staff do you have in the concerned Country for implementing the project? Is there reasonable assurance that such technical staff required by the project will continue to be available as needed in the Project?

 

1.3 Does the organization have a clear and strong link with an identifiable constituency relevant to the targeted population of the project?

Does it have the ability to impact on the targeted population and on the issues?

Does it have strong presence in the field and for how long?

Does it have adequate capacity to work in key areas/regions where the proposed field activities will be implemented?

·      Demonstrate, describe and provide proof of local operational presence, including link and ability to impact the targeted population.

 

1.4 Does the organization possess adequate physical facilities, office equipment, transport, etc. to implement the activities?

·      Provide location and list of office facilities, vehicles and office equipment locally available to implement the project.

 

1.5 Does the organization have formal procedures to monitor project execution (e.g. milestones, outputs, expenditures…)

·      Provide formal project monitoring policies and procedures

 

2.   Financial and administrative capacity

 

15%

2.1 Has the organization been in operation over a period of at least 2 years to demonstrate its financial sustainability and relevance?

·      State the years of operation

·      Financial statements for the last 2 years

 

2.2 Does the organization have qualified staff in Finance? Is the current accounting system computerized and does have the capacity to collect and provide separate financial reports on the activities executed under the Agreement of Cooperation?

Does it have systems and practices to monitor and report whether the project deliverables and expenditures are within agreed time and budget?

Does it have minimum segregation of duties in place (separation between project management, finance/accounting and executive office)

·      CVs of key finance and accounting staff

·      Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used

·      Organization structure/ Organogram

 

2.3 Does the organization have the capacity to procure goods and services on a transparent and competitive basis? (if applicable) check for procurement unit with experienced staff

·      Copies of procurement policies and procedures. The procedures should show how you procure locally and internationally.

 

2.4 Does the organization have formal procedures and controls to mitigate fraud such as multiple signature signatories on bank accounts, reporting and prosecution of incidences of fraud?

·      Describe anti-fraud controls and provide formal procedures

 

2.5 Does the organization have capacity to provide in-kind, financial, personnel contribution as UN-Habitat Implementing Partner in this present project? Please give details of contribution nature and size.

·      Describe nature and value of contribution (in-kind or cash)

 

3.   Financial Proposal

 

30%

3.1 Is the budget for each component of the activity to be performed by the Implementing Partner

(i) cost-effective (i.e. the cost should be economical and prudently estimated to avoid any under/over estimation)

(ii) justifiable/well supported and

(iii) accurate and complete

 

·     Budget Proposal (CTRL-Click)

·      BOQ (if applicable)

·      Other supporting documents

 

4.   Technical Proposal

 

30%

4.1 The technical proposal is sound and responds adequately to the specifications and requirements?

·    Technical Proposal document 

 

Cumulative score for ratios

 

100%

 

Notes:

  1. Interested Organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
  2. The CFP and accompanying documents must be received in accordance with instructions provided. CFP submitted to a different email address other than the specified one will not be considered.
  3. CFP from applicants failing to provide the complete information to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria will be considered non-responsive.
  4. CFP received after the above deadline will not be considered
  5. Organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UN-Habitat IP Management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  6. CFP from applicants failing to provide the requested information will be disregarded.
  7. This CFP does not entail any commitment on the part of UN-Habitat, either financial or otherwise. UN-Habitat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds.
  8. All prices must be in USD
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