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TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: ASEAN Consumer Protection Self-Assessment Toolkit

Needs and Objectives

The Self-Assessment Toolkit will support AMS in moving towards a common consumer protection framework, by providing a common approach and tool for benchmarking the implementation of consumer protection in their countries to the AHLP and other international best practices. It will guide the AMS to: i) capture current activities and practices; ii) objectively assess their laws and regulations based on the AHLP; and eventually, iii) improve their practices, procedures and regulatory/administrative arrangements. This Toolkit also has the added element of providing the framework for the country assessment during the peer review of AMS consumer protection regime.

Scope of Services

The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of seven (7) calendar months with approximately 40 person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing.

Qualifications

In its proposal the bidder/bidding team should demonstrate :

  • In-depth knowledge of consumer protection policies/legislations, regulatory environment and programs, especially within ASEAN;
  • Experience in policy making and providing policy advice to governments, preferably on consumer protection in a developing country context;
  • Familiarity with consumer rights, enforcement of consumer laws, and consumer demands for safe and sustainable consumption practices as well as current and emerging consumer concerns and related issues;
  • Skills and involvement in the development of practical and user-friendly toolkits and training material;
  • Experience in the conduct of monitoring and evaluation including the development of indicators;
  • Previous involvement in the design and delivery of strategic action plans and work programs;
  • Understanding of ASEAN and its work on economic community building;
  • Proven experience in dealing with senior government officials, parliamentarians and other identified stakeholders; and
  • Proven skills in writing and conversing in English.

A thorough understanding of ASEAN, ASEC and AADCPII procedures will be considered added value.

Bidding

Interested individuals or consulting firms are invited to submit a proposal in response to these Terms of Reference. This proposal should be in two parts: Technical and Financial components.

The Technical component should present the following information:

  • A brief discussion indicating the bidder’s understanding of the needs of the project;
  • A brief analysis of key issues;
  • A methodological discussion of how the bidder proposes to address those needs including assessment of key issues, analytical strategies that will underlie the project, specific techniques to be utilised, and practical discussion of possible limitations in carrying out the project;
  • A detailed work plan that specifies activities to be undertaken, expected outputs and deliverables, resources to be utilised and timing;
  • Staffing and management plan;
  • A discussion on how measures to ensure the future sustainability of the outcomes of the project will be addressed;
  • CVs of all proposed experts;
  • Brief discussion of firm’s past experience in undertaking similar work and brief summaries of all projects undertaken;
  • Examples of previous work as Annex to the prop

The Financial component should specify professional fees of experts.

Other costs for experts and participants such as reimbursable expenses for airfare, other travel costs and daily subsistence allowance for workshops, meetings, and all other agreed activities will be discussed with the preferred contractor during the finalisation of the scope of services. Costs will be based on prevailing ASEC rates.

Submission of Application

Applicants should send via email tender@aadcp2.org and mail/courier 4 (four) printed copies of their application with a cover letter, materials specified in Section IX above and other supporting documents to ASEAN Australia Development Cooperation Program II, ASEAN Secretariat 2nd Floor, Jl. Sisingamangaraja 70A, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, indicating “ASEAN Consumer Protection Self-Assessment Toolkit” as the subject no later than 30 October 2017. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be notified.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit http://aadcp2.org/aadcp-ii-tender-frequency-asked-questions/

Any queries on the TOR should be sent to contact@aadcp2.org with the subject line: Query “ASEAN Consumer Protection Self-Assessment Toolkit”.

Terms of Reference AADCP ASEAN Self Assessment Toolkit 28 September 2017 (Final)[5907]

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