The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) requests you to submit your Proposal for the Identification of concrete green added-value products which are ‘future-proof’ and with high export and job creation potential, and assessment of related value chains in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Scope of Work
- Identification of added value products that are future proofed, employment rich, niche, green and with a high export potential. The preferred option for product identification is green, job-rich and high export potential:
- Environmental sustainability includes the use of WTO green goods list, excluding any products linked to mining activities, or minerals, low quality textile with an explicit preference to low environment impact products to be further defined by the proposer;
- Niche should target narrow segments of markets with premium prices for quality production, and does not necessary focus on mass market production;
- Employment rich refers to labour required input, where labour is not defined by price competition (upward mobility focus);
- Export potential refers to country potential in terms of existing and future production capacity, with special reference to sister products (i.e. where some production capacity exists either directly, or in sister products).
Target Zones: Naryn, Issyk-Kul, Osh and Jalal-Abad regions of Kyrgyzstan, Sughd, Khatlon regions and DRS of Tajikistan,Andijan, Namangan and Fergana regions of Uzbekistan with special reference to economic centers in the proposed regions.
- Requirements for eligible firms:
- Well established in market research and value chain assessment, with experience in applying SDG approach including a focus on environmental, social and economic nexus in value chain development with a special focus on increasing exports.
- A firm should provide details of minimum two (02) similar contracts in the last four (04) years for the assignment with similar nature.
- Requirement for Team of experts.
- The composition of the team of experts is left up to the service provider, however
- PART A will require +10 years in trade analysis with proven expertise in high potential product identification, assessing drivers of change/global trends and megatrends and linking them to productive capacities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Experts will also be required to ensure environmental sustainability, competitiveness as well as employment generation for selected products.
- PART B will require experts that are familiar with productive capacities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan ensuring that product identification done under A will be feasible for target countries. Experience in value chain assessments, productive capacities, green products, market linkages and export capacities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan is required.
- Technical Proposal (70%)
- Expertise of the Firm (30%).
- Methodology, Its Appropriateness to the Condition and Timeliness of the Implementation Plan (40%).
- Management Structure and Qualification of Key Personnel (30%).
- Financial Proposal (30%)
- To be computed as a ratio of the Proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP.
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