UNDP through a Responsible Party Agreement with an NGO/CSO, will launch the Animal Town game application with DENR BMB.
The NGO will augment revenue generation from the game application through digital marketing and encourage customers to download the game. Revenues will be generated through in-game purchases and advertisements. The proceeds from the game application will be used to fund different projects by developing an operations manual which among others include protocols for awarding of funds.
The United Nations Development Program through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Project, has been supporting the Philippine Government in articulating the financial resources it needs to maintain a healthy biodiversity portfolio in-country. In particular, BIOFIN in collaboration with Department of Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau has conducted the following assessments:
- Policy and Institutional Review (PIR);
- Public and Private Biodiversity Expenditure Review (PPBER);
- Assessment of financial needs (cost and gap analysis of implementing Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP)). These assessments significantly contributed to the development of a Biodiversity Finance Plan.
- Proposal amounts should not be more than Php 2,000,000.00 (Two Million Pesos).
- Total agreement price inclusive management cost. It is expected that the management cost being proposed by NGOs/CSOs is within acceptable market trends and agreeable to UNDP.
- Each NGO/CSO shall submit financial proposals within the budget ceiling. Payment will be disbursed based on the completion of identified project deliverables in Section I (of the Terms of Reference) and UNDP acceptance of deliverables.
- Length of engagement: 12 months
Proposing NGO/CSOs must describe detailed methodology in their technical proposals for undertaking the following activities:
Receive and Manage the Revenues Received from the Gaming Application:
- Develop an operational manual in collaboration with UNDP and DENR for revenue fund management which will include the following but not limited to:
- Monitoring of revenues coming from the gaming application;
- Managing the revenues according to the instructions of UNDP and DENR for smaller projects within the mandate of UNDP BIOFIN project;
- Developing requirements for the administration of grants (coming from game application revenues) to different DENR BMB projects;
- Administering Call for Proposals based on UNDP’s guiding principles (fairness, integrity, transparency, through competition and best value for money) and DENR’s public procurement policies for granting purposes (for DENR BMB projects)
- Management of bank interest accrued.
- Open a dedicated bank account in the name of the project (or as agreed with UNDP and DENR-BMB) to receive the revenues generated from the game app.
- Issue a call for proposal for selection of projects based on the criteria and procedures set forth in the approved operations manual (Assumption: The operations manual has been developed and approved by DENR for use).
- At the end of one year, the revenue received should be either fully disbursed as per the operation manual or transferred to DENR for continuation of the project.
- Develop a sustainability plan including an exit strategy on how the game app will be operationalized after transfer to DENR-BMB.
- The NGO/CSO must have:
- Functional expertise in any of the following:
- Communication and advocacy
- Design and implementation of biodiversity related projects/programs
- Organization management including planning, M&E and financial management.
- NGO must have thematic expertise in the following:
- Project management
- Biodiversity conservation
- The NGO/CSO must be based in the Philippines
- The NGO/CSO should submit its Latest Audited Financial Statement – income statement and balance sheet to indicate Its financial stability, liquidity, credit standing, and market reputation (last 2 years)
Qualifications of the NGO/CSO
- The NGO/CSO shall be tapped through a collaborative advantage process. Prospective
- candidates shall be sourced through open competitive bidding and the winner selected based on the technical and financial proposal.
- The NGO/CSO should have:
- At least 2 years track record in fund management and grant making, supporting.
- projects/initiatives including marketing / promotion of various initiatives of NGOs,
- POs and CBOs in biodiversity conservation.
- At least 2 years’ experience in working with government agencies and
- development partners.
- Completed at least three (3) development projects related to biodiversity
- Key Personnel of the NGO/CSO
- The Contractor shall designate a Project Lead and minimum of three (2) other personnel to the project consisting at most two (2) technical staff and (1) finance staff. The strategy for sourcing other staff will be left to the NGO/CSO, which should be explicit in the methodology (e.g.
- Outsourcing of marketing and technical people).
- Project Lead
- Technical Staff (1): minimum 3 years’ experience in project/grant management
- Finance Staff (1): Minimum 3 years’ experience in fund management (disbursement, financial reporting, etc.)
- The NGO/CSO may propose additional personnel commensurate to the scope and resources required by the work but within the fixed budget ceiling. Any additional personnel to be proposed, and their roles and level of effort, must be indicated in the proposal.
- The NGO/CSO must indicate in both Technical and Financial Proposals the level of effort (in equivalent person-days spread across the contract duration) that each personnel will dedicate to the work.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96285