Integration of SDG into Myanmar (Re-advertise)

Country: Myanmar
Language: EN
Number: 900087
Publication date: 24-03-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

Integration of SDG into Myanmar (Re-advertise)
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Myanmar - MYANMAR
Deadline : 31-Mar-17
Posted on : 24-Mar-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 36576
Link to Atlas Project :
00064148 - Development Effectiveness (DE)
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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT PROCUREMENT NOTICE

2017/PROC/UNDP-MMR/PN/013 (Reannouncement) Date: 23 March 2017

 

 

 

Country: Myanmar

Description of the assignment: Integration of SDG into Myanmar’s Planning and Budgeting Processes

Period of assignment: 3 April to 30 June 2017

Duty Station: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, with in-country mission

Type of contract: IC contract

 

Proposal should be submitted at https://etendering.partneragencies.org submit on no later than 31 March 2017.

 

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. Procurement Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

 

 

1. BACKGROUND

In September 2015, the Republic of Union of Myanmar adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. The State Counsellor stated at the 71st United Nations General Assembly1 that Myanmar"s 2016 national economic and development policy is designed to meet many of the Sustainable Development Goals, including the enhancement of infrastructure investment, agriculture, private sector, SMEs and, in particular, poverty alleviation.

Work on the SDGs is being led by the Ministry of Planning and Finance (MoPF) which also serves as the secretary of the President-led Planning Commission and Finance Commission, as well as the newly formed State Counsellor-led Development Assistance Coordination Unit (DACU). With support from UNDP, the Ministry has coordinated efforts to raise awareness on the SDGs among different Ministries at both the national and sub-national level. In addition, other UN agencies such as UNFPA, UNICEF, UNWOMEN, and WFP have started sensitizing their government counterparts on specific goals of the SDGs. Currently, the Central Statistical Organization/MoPF is producing Myanmar’s First Statistical Baseline Report on the SDGs.

 

The Ministry of Planning and Finance(MoPF) has sought UNDP’s support to come up with options on how to integrate the SDGs and the principles at the heart of the SDG’s2 into government planning/budgeting frameworks. Overall guidance will be provided by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the Team Leader of UNDP Myanmar Democratic Governance Pillar. UNDP will provide to MoPF a group of SDG experts to work with a team of MoPF staff. The team leader of the MoPF team is expected to lead the development of the discussion paper and lead the drafting process. The MoPF team will include 1-2 focal officials from the Budget Department, Planning Department, Central Statistical Organization, and Progress Appraisal & Progress Reporting Department, pending availability. The UNDP consultancy team will include: one International Policy Advisor (UNDP staff), one International Planning/Budgeting Expert(consultant), and one UNDP National Officer(UNDP staff). This Terms of References (ToR) is for the International Planning/Budgeting Expert.

Within the government, there is a high level of commitment to achieve the SDGs. The time is now right for the Government of Myanmar to move beyond stated commitments to the SDG’s and awareness raising efforts to ensure that policies and systems are put in place to help achieve SDG implementation. Further work is needed to determine where the entry points lie for effectively using the SDGs and their targets and indicators to influence development policies and the planning, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation of development interventions. Development plans and policy setting are largely concentrated at the Union level and compartmentalized by individual departments, whilst bottom-up planning and budgeting start at the Township level in Region/State. Integrating the SDGs into the planning/budgeting frameworks3 is key for the successful achievement of the SDGs.

 

2. SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK

Please see TOR attached.

3. REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Please see TOR attached.

4. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

Interested Individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Proposal:

(i) Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability

(ii)Explaining why the consultant is the most suitable for the work

(iii) Provide the methodology on how the consultant will approach and conduct the work

  • Financial proposal
  • Personal CV including past experience in similar assignments carried out for other organizations and at least 3 references
  • P11

5. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

Fees

The financial proposal shall specify the consultancy fees and all costs in relation to the scope of work of the consultancy.

Travel

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses shall be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

Financial Proposal form is attached to Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability

 

6. EVALUATION

Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.

Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

 

a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) Having received the highest score

 

* Technical Criteria weight; 70%

* Financial Criteria weight; 30%

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points in the technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria

 

Technical

100 points

 

Master’s degree in the fields related to international development, economics, public administration, social science, or any other relevant field

5 points

 

At least 7 years of work experience in providing technical assistance to governments for their formulation of socio economic development plans and budgets at both national and sub-national level

20 points

 

Demonstrated evidence of planning/budgeting capacities built by the consultant within the governments

20 points

 

Proven experience in working in teams with diverse backgrounds

10 points

 

Outstanding interpersonal, analytical, communication, and presentation skills

10 points

 

Outstanding report writing skills, evidenced by 2 sample reports

10 points

 

A high level of computer literacy particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

5 points

 

 

ANNEXES

ANNEX 1- TERMS OF REFERENCES (TOR)

ANNEX 2- GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

ANNEX 3- P-11 for ICs

ANNEX 4- Template for Confirmation of interest and Submission of Financial Proposal