The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Business and Human Rights in Asia project aims to enable Sustainable Economic Development in the region, through the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business & Human Rights (BHR).
The project promotes the agenda on BHR by working with Asian governments, businesses and civil society in the implementation of the UNGPs at the national level.
The field of Artificial Intelligence has witnessed rapid evolution over the last few decades. Its potential for deployment for human welfare and economic growth has been widely recognized and capitalized by both governments and businesses globally and in India, across sectors including health, retail, financial services etc.
AI technologies have also been widely and rapidly deployed during the ongoing pandemic to scale health response worldwide, with concerns regarding its efficacy and potential negative impact remaining unaddressed and unexplored.
- The overall objective of the project is to prevent, mitigate and address human rights conditions in business operations and enable a more level playing field for businesses that demonstrate respect for human rights.
- Objectives of the assignments would include:
- To identify, atleast three, key human rights at risk of being negatively impacted by use of AI technologies in business operations across two Indian sectors (atleast three human rights risks identified per sector) and
- To propose solutions for
- Indian Businesses (including an AI risk assessment toolkit- list of key interrogative questionnaire – for the respective industry sector) and
- Indian Government (regulatory frameworks) to mitigate and address these human rights abuses.
- The Service Provider must have at least 3 years’ experience of demonstrable work and understanding of digital technologies (preferably AI) and related policy frameworks, human rights and role/responsibilities of businesses/private sector on the subject;
- Service Provider should have successfully completed/running 5 research assignments on the intersection of tech policy and digital technologies
- If bidders do not meet any of the above listed criteria, their proposals will not be considered for further evaluation.
- Bidders meeting above listed criteria are required to submit evidences (details / documents) in support – otherwise proposal may be disqualified.
Criteria for the Assessment of Proposal
- Technical Proposal (70%)
- Work Profile and experience of organization (40 points) –institutional capacity;
- Education profile of team members (20 points);
- Implementation strategy (soundness, methodology, stakeholder mapping) (40 points)
- Financial Proposal (30%)
- To be computed as a ratio of the Proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=81632