The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for Preparation, organization, and implementation of a number of activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of representatives of local governments (LGs), civil society organizations (CSOs), local business activists of pilot communities of Local Governance and Decentralization Reform Component of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme for planning and making local economic development policy.
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The main goal of this assignment is to develop and strengthen the capacity of local governments’ employees, representatives of civil society organizations, local business activists of pilot communities for planning and making local economic development policies using innovative approaches, methodologies, and tools for human development.
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The objective of the assignment is to implement a set of activities aimed at human development of representatives of local governments, civil society organizations, local business activists of pilot communities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as to encourage them to actively participate in promoting local economic development. Thus, the main tasks are the following: Organization of training process for representatives of local governments, civil society organizations, local business activists of pilot communities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts to plan local economic development on a participatory basis, study strategic and tactical tools for local economic development, peculiarities of gender sensitivity in local economic development, methods of financing, tools for monitoring, and evaluating strategies and projects for local economic development. Organization and holding of two at least one-day conferences (1 in Donetsk and 1 in Luhansk oblasts) on sharing best practices of local economic development. Preparation for printing a collection of success stories about the local economic development of pilot communities of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts
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- The competition may be attended by an officially registered institution, commercial organization, self-employed individual, public or charitable organization, and association of LGs with its status of the legal entity operating within the territory of Ukraine.
- Qualification requirements for the participants of the competition:
- Proven experience in information, advisory, and training activities aimed at promoting local economic development including human development (at least 3 years).
- Proven experience in organizing large-scale public activities (at least 3 activities).
- Proven experience in non-formal adult education activities (at least 3 years).
- Proven experience in preparing manuals on community economic development (at least 1 manual).
- Presentation of at least 2 references from the Applicant’s partner organizations regarding the implementation of likely assignments.
- Availability of human resources ensuring proper quality and timely performance of the contract.
- The project team will include a Team Leader and a Team Member:
- Team Leader:
- At least a Master’s degree in economics, sociology, and public administration;
- At least 5 years of experience in promoting local economic development;
- At least 4 years of experience in training work;
- Experience in developing manuals on local economic development;
- Fluency in Ukrainian.
- Team Member:
- At least a Master’s degree in economics, sociology, pedagogics, journalism, and public administration;
- At least 3 years of experience in organizing and conducting non-formal education activities with representatives of local governments;
- At least 2 years of experience in conducting large-scale activities with and for representatives of local governments;
- At least 1 year of experience in advisory work and non-formal education.
- Fluency in Ukrainian.
- Team Leader:
- A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating proposals, with the evaluation of the technical proposal being completed before any price proposal being opened and compared. The price proposals will be opened only for submissions that passed the minimum technical score of 70% (or 490 points) of the obtainable score of 700 points in the evaluation of technical proposals. In the first stage, the technical proposal is evaluated based on its responsiveness to the Terms of Reference (TOR) and as per the below evaluation criteria. In the second stage, the price proposals of all applicants, who have attained a minimum 70% score in the technical evaluation, will be reviewed.
- The overall evaluation will be completed in accordance with the cumulative analysis scheme, under which the technical and financial aspects will have pre-assigned weights on 70% and 30% of the overall score respectively. The lowest cost financial proposal (out of technically compliant) will be selected as a baseline and allocated the maximum number of points obtainable for the financial part (i.e. 490). All other financial proposals will receive a number of points inversely proportional to their quoted price; e.g. 490 points x lowest price/quoted price.
- The winning proposal will be the one with the highest number of points after the points obtained in both technical and financial evaluations, respectively, are added up. The contract will be devoted to the participant that submitted the winning proposal.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65828
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