Deadline: 3 November 2019
UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme has launched a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Syria and Vietnam.
Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result:
- The effective creation, protection, design and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities and towns, as critical preconditions for poverty reduction and the fulfilment of human rights in urban areas.
Proposal must demonstrate that they contribute to the following outcome:
- Improved local policies, plans and designs for safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all which supports more compact, better integrated and well connected, socially inclusive and resilient cities and neighbourhoods in partner cities.
In this call for proposals, UN-Habitat is looking for implementing partnerships with local governments and non-profit organisations that can manage and deliver innovative public space upgrading and regeneration projects. The projects will demonstrate that multifunctional public spaces can contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG11.7: “by 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities”.
Interested applicants can either propose a project that demonstrates the importance of stakeholder engagement, citizen participation, assessments, quality design, policy and management for the development of multifunctional public space or a series of smaller projects (around 5-10) that demonstrate how smaller public space interventions such as street furniture, parklets, street lighting, bicycle parking, market stalls and other types of public space can have a larger impact on neighbourhoods and cities. All projects proposed must also show how children and youth or girls and women or older people or disabled people (or all) will be fully included in site selection, design, construction and management of the public space(s).
Maximum proposed value in US$: $100,000 (One Hundred Thousand).
Main Activities and Outputs
The Implementing Partners will be undertaking main activities as follows (but not limited to):
- Implementation of public space demonstration projects that illustrate how public space can be designed and improve use and overall quality of life;
- Public space surveys and assessments;
- Organization of meetings and capacity building workshops on the institutional and operational arrangements to facilitate public space planning, delivery and maintenance;
- Organization of participatory workshops that address the design, development, and maintenance of public spaces;
- Communications campaigns that highlight the important role public spaces play in the lives of citizens;
- Collaboration with both international and local planning/design experts in the production of concept designs for the pilot sites;
- Identification of opportunities for further scaling-up of the project;
- Supervision of public space construction works;
- Development and documentation of public space tools and methodologies;
- Provision of in-kind contribution to this implementing partnership.
Project Key Information
- UN-Habitat project title: Global Public Space Programme
- Locations Country/territory: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgystan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Palestine, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Syria and Vietnam
- Anticipated start date: 1 February 2020
- Estimated duration of project in calendar months: 11 months
- Lead Organization Unit: City Planning, Extension and Design Unit, Public Space Programme
- Certificate of registration/incorporation i.e.,
- Proof of registration in Country of Origin
- Proof of registration of Country of operation
- Proof of country operational presence
Organization profile and details
- Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating:
- Organization’s vision, mission and objectives
- Management structure
- Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document
- Proof of membership to professional associations if any.
- Audited company financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and auditors report for the last two years
Exclusive bank account
- Is the organization willing and able to have a separate bank account for the funds provided by UN-Habitat?
Integrity and Governance
- The organization should complete and submit a signed Partner Declaration Form
- Provide the profiles of the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Head of the Organization and Chief of Finance
How to Apply
- Proposal language is English language.
- Proposals must be submitted at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit http://new.unhabitat.org/call-for-proposals-public-space-implementation-projects-0