TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Short Term Local Consultancy: Graphic Designer for the Development of Infographics for the 2017 ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System (ACPMS) Report

Needs and Objectives The objective of this consultancy is to create infographics in form of an A4 size leaflet or a foldable poster using the data and indicators provided in the 2017 ACPMS Report, to support knowledge sharing and communication initiatives of ASEANstats and ACSS. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for: Conceptualising and designing engaging and message-targeted infographics/factographs to showcase selected themes based on the indicators from ACPMS 2017; Exploring and proposing ways to convey information through design elements, including the narrative; Liasing with the printer or publication house for the production of the infographic products; and Ensuring the infographics are sensitive to the need for maintaining balance and promoting mutual trust amongst the 10 ASEAN Member States Qualifications The bidder should demonstrate the capacity and experience to undertake the specified objectives/tasks for this project, including: Degree in Graphic Design or related field; Expert knowledge in graphic design and graphic design software, including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Flex Builder, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite; Work experience within an advertising or communications agency, graphic design firm, print house, etc; Familiarity with social media platforms and knowledge of best practices for infographic design; Extensive experience designing similar projects; Good communication and writing skills in English; Ability to plan, prioritise and produce quality results on time; and Resident of Indonesia, preferably within Jakarta and its suburbs (i.e. JABODETABEK area). Submission of Application Applicants should send via email and mail/courier 4 (four) printed copies of their application with a cover letter specifying: i) professional qualifications; ii) estimated cost reflective...

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...

Development of the ASEAN MRA-TP Work Plan 2017-2020

Needs and Objectives This project will produce the Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) Work Plan 2017-2020. Specifically the project will produce two outputs: a) the ASEAN MRA-TP implementation review, which will assess current progress in the implementation of the MRA-TP, test assumptions, capture relevant context, identify risks (magnitude and impact) and opportunities for achieving success, and propose resolutions to address identified risks, blockages and barriers; and b) the ASEAN MRA-TP Work Plan 2017-2020, that will specify strategic actions, recommend the best approach in implementing those actions, and provide a mechanism for monitoring progress and make decisions throughout the Work Plan implementation. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 6 (six) calendar months with approximately 350 (three hunder fifty) person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the consultant(s) should demonstrate: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Community and ASEAN Tourism; Extensive experience in undertaking performance/progress review on the implementation of the strategic plan/work plan at the regional level; In-depth expertise in business development, finance and accounting, and marketing across a range of social enterprise models or demonstrated ability to adapt experience into social enterprise sector; Experience in the design and implementation of business plans, especially for start‐ups; Strong research and analytical skills, communication (oral and written), facilitation and management skills; Extensive knowledge and sound experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation; Excellent people skills – demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; Experience in mainstreaming gender perspective in strategic plan/work plan development...

TENDER: ASEAN at 50: A Historic Milestone of FDI and MNEs in ASEAN

Needs and Objectives This project will produce a publication to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN entitled: “ASEAN at 50: A Historic Milestone of FDI and MNEs in ASEAN,” that presents data and analysis on FDI flows in the region over the last five decades, tapping MNEs and ASEAN companies as engines for regional economic development, by presenting an evaluation on what has been achieved, how challenges have been addressed, and offer an analysis of FDI and MNE development in the context of the AEC in the process leading to stronger regional integration, regional production networks, by focusing on several key themes. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 10 (ten) calendar months with approximately 21 (twenty-one) person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the consultant(s) should demonstrate: • Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge FDIs and MNEs, and has done extensive research work in these areas; • In-depth knowledge of economic, trade, investment and regional integration issues, especially within ASEAN; • Proven track record of experience in economic and industry research; • Thorough understanding of ASEAN and its work on economic community building; • Adequate knowledge of and balanced exposure to ASEAN economies; • Have extensive experience in policy making and providing policy advice to governments and have considerable exposure and network with the industries and industry players/associations; • Established links and networks with business associations across Member States, as well as links with research networks/institutions or market research groups in different parts of ASEAN; and, • Proven skills in writing and conversing...

Tender: Development of Teaching Tools to Apply Good Consumer Protection Practices in 6 Priority Sectors

Needs and Objectives AADCP II is commissioning a set of instructional materials and tools for use by consumer protection agencies and agencies with consumer protection responsibilities in training and/or enhancing the existing capacities of their staff. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for: Preparation of a training structure and content taking into account the goals and objectives as well as the intended participants. The course content will be delivered through short lectures, group discussions, group presentations, case studies, role- play, simulation and skill practices during the training. Review of an existing draft training modules in six key areas: namely i) consumer credit and banking, ii) environment, and iii) professional services, iv) healthcare, v) e-commerce, and vi) product safety and labelling, to ensure there is consistency and smooth flow of the materials as well as better readability; Separation of the contents into logical components or training modules and design of a series of instructional materials; Preparation of training session plans with indicative time that needs to be allocated for each concept/sections of the modules; and Development of evaluation forms including questions regarding relevance and effectiveness of training materials, whether the material covered the professional needs of the participant. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 9 (nine) calendar months with approximately 21 person weeks of professional services covering all deliverables. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications We require, at the minimum, the following expertise and in the bidder must be able to demonstrate the required qualifications on the aforementioned scope of work: Extensive experience in curriculum development, instructional systems design, knowledge management and capacity building; Skills and involvement in the...

AADCP II Tender Frequency Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AADCP II TENDER FOR PROJECT CONSULTANCY   Are firms located outside ASEAN member states eligible to apply for AADCP II-supported consultancy project? Yes. Can consortiums apply to AADCP II-supported consultancy project? Yes. Can AADCP II provide budget estimate for the project? No. Is there a format or template for the proposal/ bid submission? No. Any format, including text and slide handouts, is acceptable as long as the document contains the required information as requested in the Terms of References (TOR). Would it be possible to submit the soft copies by the deadline stated in the TOR, then printed copies to follow? Soft copies should be submitted by the deadline in the TOR. Printed copies of the proposals should arrive at the ASEAN Secretariat within 7 (seven) working days after the submission deadline. It is stated in the Terms of Reference that “Costs will be based upon prevailing ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) rates.” What costs does this sentence refer to? This sentence refers to reimbursable costs, which include per-diems (daily subsistence allowance/DSA), transportation and other non-services costs. This does not include professional fees. In relation to this, reimbursable costs do not need to be included in the proposal/bid, since this will not affect the assessment of the proposals. What is the ASEC rate? ASEC have annually-set guidelines and rates in calculating per-diem, which will apply to all AADCP II projects and consultants. The guidelines and rates will be made available to the winning bidder at the contracting stage. What should be included in the professional fee? The professional fee should include the service fee of experts and any...