Organization : UNDP Thailand
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Date : 24 Sep 2014
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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Date: 24 September 2014
Country: UNDP Thailand
Description of the assignment: National Consultant on Mid-Term Review of UNDP-supported, GEF-financed project “Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in Thailand’s Production Landscape”
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand with expected travel to Prachinburi, Kanchanaburi, Ranong and Pang Nga.
Project name: Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in Thailand’s Production Landscape
Tentative Period of assignment/services (if applicable): 16 November to 25 December 2014
Proposal should be submitted a by email to email@example.com no later than 6 October 2014.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
Thailand is rich in biodiversity. It is the home of 12,000 vascular plant species, 302 species of mammals, and 982 species of birds. There are more than 2,100 marine and 720 freshwater fish species in the country, accounting for 10 percent of the estimated total fish species worldwide. IUCN Red List indicates that 200 significant portions of several WWF Eco-regions fall inside Thailand -including Northern Indochina Subtropical Moist Forests, Kayah-Karen/Tenasserim Moist Forests, Peninsular Malaysian Lowland and Mountain Forests, and Cardamom Mountains Moist Forests. It has coastal and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Thailand on one side and the Andaman Sea’s marine and coastal ecosystem on the other side with substantially different species assemblages. The establishment of Protected Areas (PAs), Buffer Zones (BZs) and biodiversity corridors have been the primary approach for biodiversity conservation in Thailand with over 400 PAs currently gazette. However, only 18% of Thailand’s total land area is under PAs. Therefore, much of the globally significant biodiversity in Thailand is found in “production landscapes” outside PAs – in agricultural areas and production forests and wetlands. Increasing population pressures and rapid economic development during recent decades are adding pressure to biodiversity both inside and outside PAs.
The Royal Thai Government authorities, with MONRE and MOAC as lead ministries, have made large efforts to arrest this degradation, also outside the PA’s. An important initiative was the establishment of the Biodiversity-based Economy Development Office (BEDO) as a public organization. BEDO was given the mandate of promoting conservation of biodiversity in production landscapes, improving local community knowledge of best practice for sustainable production and enhancing biodiversity based economic development. The long-term challenges for BEDO is to ensure that Biodiversity conservation is mainstreamed into production and marketing of agricultural, forestry and fishery business, in order to create community incentives to conserve and enhance biodiversity in Thailand’s land- and seascapes while maintaining appropriate incomes to satisfy family needs for livelihood and wellbeing. There are three main barriers to achieve this: (i) At the national level, the institutional framework is not sufficiently capacitated to address the needs of an emerging biodiversity-based business sector, based on sustainable harvesting and production principles, (ii) At the communitylevel, sustainable production approaches and biodiversity conservation efforts are inadequate due to low incomes from present product categories, and (iii) Community revenues are limited due to low prices in the commodity market, as well as to high transaction costs in the supply chains. The project will directly address these barriers through the three major components of the project:
1.Building national capacity for support of Biodiversity Business
2.Piloting Community-based Social Enterprises (CbSE) in valuable Eco-regions
3.Mainstreaming Biodiversity Business into the supply chains of high-value consumer markets
Please visit ANNEX 2-7 – GEF MID-TERM REVIEW TERMS OF REFERENCE for more details.
2. OBJECTIVE, SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
Responsibilities of the National Consultant:
Documentation review and data gathering;
Contributing to the development of the review plan and methodology;
Conducting those elements of the evaluation determined jointly with the international consultant and UNDP;
Contributing to presentation of the review findings and recommendations at the wrap-up
Contributing to the drafting and finalization of the review report.
Please visit ANNEX 2-7 – GEF MID-TERM REVIEW TERMS OF REFERENCE for more details.
3. REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Post-graduate in environmental studies, development studies, social sciences and/ or other related fields with at least 10 years of project development and implementation;
A minimum of 5 years of project management experience in biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization;
Multilateral and bilateral funded project development and implementation;
Familiarity with Thailand national development policies, programs and projects.
4. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL
Contract Duration: 16 November to 25 December 2014
Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel: Bangkok, Thailand with expected travel to Prachinburi, Kanchanaburi, Ranong and Pang Nga (1 combined trip for total of 7 days).
5. FINAL PRODUCTS
The evaluation team is expected to deliver the following:
MTR consultant provides clarifications on approach, methodology, and work plan
No later than 2 weeks before the evaluation mission.
MTR consultant submits to UNDP CO
End of MTR mission
To project management, UNDP CO
Draft Final Report
Within 1 weeks of the mission
Sent to CO, reviewed by RTA, PCU, GEF OFPs
Within 1 week of receiving UNDP comments on draft
Sent to CO for uploading to UNDP ERC.
6. PROVISION OF MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
The consultant’s outputs will be overseen by the Environment Programme Analyst of UNDP Thailand and GEF Advisor of the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok.
7. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate your qualifications:
Proposal: Brief proposal with methodological outline (and potentially comments on the TOR), sequencing and timelines to implement the assignment, and initial suggestions on stakeholders to be involved.
2.Financial proposal: The financial proposal must indicate lump sum professional fee in THB.
3.Personal CV and/or P.11 including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.
8. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical Criteria weight; 70% (500 points)
Experience related to services 200 points
Written proposal AND/OR interview result 200 points
Expertise & Availability 100 points
Financial Criteria weight; 30% (100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
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