TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Terms of Reference Capacity Bldg ASEAN GAqP

Needs and Objectives The overall goal of this project is to support the implementation of ASEAN GAqP. The expected outcome of this project would be having better understanding and capacities of government officials to harmonise and promote uptake of ASEAN GAqP in AMSs. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a period of 50 working days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. A contractor composed of 2-3 members, one of whom will be a designated Team Leader, will be hired to implement the project. Qualifications In its proposal, the bidder/bidding team must demonstrate the following qualifications: Post graduate degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Veterinary Medicine or any related field; Proven track record in policy research, survey, activity design and delivering technical assistance, including needs assessment, and effective capacity-building, related to fisheries and aquaculture, preferably in ASEAN or in the AMSs; Knowledgeable on the different GAqP programs being implemented worldwide, including the ASEAN GAqP; Extensive experience in curriculum development, instructional systems design and knowledge management; Skills and involvement in the development of practical and user-friendly training materials and tools for different target groups; Thorough understanding and good knowledge of IEC approaches, and training methods/tools suitable for non-native English speakers; Proven good track record in relevant consultancy work in the AMSs or ASEAN, particularly in the areas of agriculture and trade; Understanding of ASEAN and its work on economic community building; Proven experience in dealing with senior government officials, parliamentarians and other identified stakeholders; Good computer skills with adequate knowledge of multi-media presentation and dissemination of outputs and documentation; Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: AADCP II Health Insurance Provider

Scope of Services The provider will be required to provide the following services, at the minimum: Minimum geographical coverage: Asia Hospitalization (In-patient services): Hospitalization (In-patient services): a. In-patient room and board at the level of a standard private room; Costs of care and treatment in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High Care Unit (HCU) or Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU); In-patient care, reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation, including physician and specialists fee, prescribed medications, drugs and dressings, theater use, surgeons, and anesthetists; Use of an ambulance, cost of other transport or airfares in case of an emergency; Dental and out-patient treatment due to accident; Pre- and post- hospitalization care for at least 30-days; Medical Expenses (Out-patient services) Medical Expenses (Out-patient services) a. Primary consultations and treatment including medical practitioner’s fees prescribed medication, drugs and dressing; Surgeons, Physicians and Anesthetists fees and the charge for using an operating theatre; Diagnostic consultations fees for specialists, pathologist and physiotherapists; Registered private doctor’s fees and the cost of prescribed drugs and dressings; X-rays, CT scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs), electrocardiograms, encephalograms, audiograms, radiotherapy or chemotherapy; Surgical appliances prescribed by a Registered Medical Practitioner; Dental Expenses (at least at 80% of actual expenses, within a prescribed annual limit per family); Optical Expenses (at least at 80% of actual expenses, within a prescribed annual limit per family). Emergency Treatment/Medical Evacuation Expenses incurred in respect of emergency treatment immediately necessary to stabilize a medical condition without which a major deterioration would develop in the member’s state of health and result in a significant reduction in life expectancy. This includes emergency transportation, evacuation and non-hospital accommodation related to evacuations....

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT – Implementation Review of IAI Work Plan III

Needs and Objectives The project will enable CLMV governments through IAI Task Force to make better informed decisions in improving implementation performance of IAI Work Plan III as well as formulating the next IAI Work Plan. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 9 calendar months with approximately 45 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder should demonstrate experience in: Extensive experience in strategic planning, performance/progress review on the implementation of regional strategic plan/work plan for a multi-year development program, particularly in the ASEAN region; Expertise in M&E of development projects, particularly in identification of performance indicators; Proven expertise and substantial work experience in development and operationalisation of M&E frameworks for complex, multi-year programmes; Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with stakeholders particularly senior government officials, parliamentarians and other identified stakeholders; Good knowledge and proven experience in data collection, analysis, communication (oral and written), and facilitation; Experience in mainstreaming gender perspective in strategic plan/work plan development and implementation review; and A thorough understanding of ASEAN Secretariat and AADCP II procedures will be considered added value. Bidding Interested 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...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Operational Guide for Monitoring, Review, and Evaluation of the MPAC 2025

Needs and Objectives The goal of this project is to promote effective implementation of MPAC 2025 towards a seamlessly and comprehensively connected and integrated ASEAN, through an effective MRE mechanism that strengthens accountability and provides quality assessment for current policy decision-making and future planning. The project will enable key stakeholders of MPAC 2025 ranging from ACCC, LIBs, relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies/Working Groups, relevant divisions/directorates at the ASEC, to NCs and NFPs to make more informed decisions in improving implementation performance of the MPAC 2025. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of eight (8) calendar months with approximately 56 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal, the bidder should demonstrate: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Communities and ASEAN Connectivity; Expertise in M&E of complex development projects, particularly in outcome setting and identification of performance indicators; Proven expertise and substantial work experience in development and operationalisation of M&E frameworks for complex, multi-year programmes; Extensive experience working with multi-stakeholder in a participatory manner, including with high-level government officials, bilateral and multilateral institutions, civil society and NGOs, particularly in consensus building and facilitation; Knowledge and experience in data collection and analysis on regional and global survey/research; Extensive knowledge and experience in project management; Experience working with regional (multi-country) government stakeholders highly preferable; A thorough understanding of ASEC and AADCP II procedures will be considered of added value. Bidding Interested individual consultant/consulting firms are invited to submit a proposal in response to these Terms of Reference. This proposal should be in two parts: Technical and...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Establishment of Multilateral Arrangement for the Mutual Recognition of Agri-food Standards and Conformity Assessment (MAMRASCA)

Needs and Objectives In the long run, the project intends to facilitate trade and enhance the competitiveness of agri-food through mutual recognition of agri-food standards and conformity assessment among AMSs. The expected outcomes of the proposed project are as follows: a) Establishment of a mutual recognition arrangement that would improve the acceptance of agricultural best practices standards and results of conformity assessment among AMSs; and, b) Improved knowledge of AMSs on the quality infrastructures and technical resources needed to meet their obligation under the MRA Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a maximum  period of 110 person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. A maximum of two teams/individual contractors will be hired to implement the project. Interested contractors  can bid on one work area or a combination of the two. We require, at the minimum, the following expertise: International Trade Law Expert (for a maximum of 50 person days). This person/team will be responsible for the preparation of the MRA Text and its accompanying supplements. Agricultural Policy and Institutional Development Expert (for a maximum of 60 person days). This person/team will be responsible for the preparation of the Needs Assessment Study. The two teams/individual contractors will be expected to collaborate and provide inputs on the various reports, as needed. Qualifications The scope of work within this TOR covers two specific types of work: international trade law and economics; and, agricultural policy, institutional development and governance. The bidder must be able to demonstrate the required qualifications for at least one of the work areas or all types of work. For the Trade Law Expert, the...