|The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract a consultant on Long Term Agreement who will support private sector due diligence as part of UNDP’s Development Impact Group (on call).
Private sector plays an important role as an engine of economic growth and job creation in developing countries. It provides goods and services, generates tax revenues to finance essential social and economic infrastructure, and helps combating climate change and developing new and innovative solutions to tackle development challenges. As such, the private sector is an important strategic partner for UNDP in achieving its vision to help eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion within broader sustainable development.
UNDP has projects related to private sector development or engagement in most of the over 170 countries and territories where we provide assistance. UNDP works with companies from a variety of sectors, for example, water, energy, extractives, food and agriculture, consumer products, healthcare, finance and information technology. UNDP’s work related to the private sector takes various forms, for example:
While engagement with the private sector presents many opportunities, there are also risks. Therefore, UNDP has a mandatory due diligence process that must be conducted to inform the decision on engaging or not in any kind of a partnership with a private sector entity, as stated in the UNDP Policy for Due Diligence and Partnerships with the Private Sector (2013).?
More information about UNDP’s private sector related work can be found online at www.iicpsd.org and www.undp.org/privatesector.
Duties and Responsibilities
|SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
Research on perspective partners and potential risks are integral aspects of private sector engagement and engagement with private philanthropy. This area of work aims to support UNDP’s effective engagement with business and aligned with the organization’s principles and mandate, as well as reflect an adequate assessment of the risks and benefits that engagement brings to the organization and its beneficiaries.
The consultant will support private sector due diligence as part of UNDP’s Development Impact Group. The Development Impact Group has the following private sector due diligence functions:
(1) hosts the secretariat of the Headquarters Inter-Bureau Due Diligence Committee that reviews escalated cases?
(2) provides guidance and technical support in conducting due diligence and technical reviews of draft Risk Assessments
(3) provides upon request access to third party intelligence reports on selected private sector entities
Expected outputs and deliverables:
The Research Analyst will support the following areas of work and deliverables on an as needed basis:
2.Support the Secretariat of the Inter-Bureau Private Sector Due Diligence Committee
3.? Support Knowledge Management and Learning
|Technical / Functional Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
The candidate must hold at least a master’s degree or be in final stages of pursuing the Masters in business, social policy, public policy, management, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below.? Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring.? 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 evaluation – Total 70% (700 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Financial?evaluation – Total 30%?(300 points)
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
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 on-call consultant will report to, seek approval/acceptance of outputs from Holly Mergler, UNDP Policy Specialist, Social and Environmental Standards and Dionysia Rigatou, Research Analyst.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Please note that the LTA does not form a financial obligation or commitment from UNDP at the time the LTA contract is signed, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive. When a specific need arises, the successful Individual Contractor will be approached and be provided with a specific TOR and deliverables (and time frame) but still within the scope of the responsibilities stated in the LTA. The successful Individual Contractor is expected to provide Confirmation of Interest on the specific services required and submit Financial Proposal based on the agreed LTA Daily Rate Consultancy Fee. Financial commitments will only be established each time a Purchase Order for the specific services/TOR for Individual Contractor is committed.
This LTA has a cumulative ceiling amount that may accrue to the individual contractor during the life of the LTA, but said amount shall remain as an upper limit, and must not and cannot be interpreted nor understood as neither a financial commitment nor guarantee of business volume.
The duration of LTA will be for initial period of one year with possibility of extension up to two additional years subject to satisfactory performance and UNDP’s demand in services.?
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