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...

Tender Announcement – “Development of Financial Literacy Programmes for Growing Micro Enterprises” project

Needs and Objectives The goal of this project is to improve the financial literacy of micro-enterprises in order to increase the potential for growth and support their participation in the local economy. The project aims to establish a dataset for CLMV governments to promote financial literacy programmes to micro enterprises, and suggest approaches that would enable them to make informed, evidence based policy choices to improve financial literacy for micro-enterprises. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 11 calendar months with approximately 50 person weeks. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder should demonstrate experience in: In-depth knowledge and proven experience in financial literacy core concepts; Extensive and relevant work experience in financial literacy, strengthening financial management in CLMV countries; Experience in working with business associations, preferably in CLMV countries; Experience in the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of financial literacy strengthening/capacity building programmes; Proven track record in data collection and analysis; Proven experience in facilitating discussions/consultations; Extensive knowledge and experience in project development; and Proven skills in report writing and conversing in English. 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 strategies that will underlie the project, specific techniques to...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: ASEAN Capacity Building Roadmap for Consumer Protection 2019 – 2025

Needs and Objectives The project aims to develop an ASEAN regional capacity building plan for consumer protection based on needs assessment under the ASAPCP 2025 as well as national priorities. The ASEAN regional capacity building plan will strengthen consumer protection regimes in the AMS as well as help ACCP and AMS in promoting awareness and garnering support for ASEAN’s consumer protection capacity development agenda. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of approximately seven (7) calendar months with approximately 60 days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the Consultant should demonstrate: Extensive knowledge in 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; Substantial work experience in the field of consumer protection preferably in ASEAN and AMS; Proven track record in assisting countries in establishing and enhancing their consumer protection programs and related initiatives; Extensive experience in the conduct of capacity and training needs assessment and design of capacity building programs; Research and survey design expertise; Thorough understanding of ASEAN and ASEC procedures is needed and willingness to adapt is required. Familiarity and having extensive professional contacts with consumer protection agencies in AMS; Familiarity with the prevailing condition and environment, particularly in consumer protection, in AMS; and English proficiency and good report writing skills are prerequisites Bidding Interested Consultant/Consulting team 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...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Development of Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity

Needs and Objectives The goal of the project is to promote and improve infrastructure productivity in ASEAN. As a result of this project, it is expected that the stakeholders and beneficiaries mentioned above will have a better understanding of approaches in conducting diagnostics of infrastructure productivity and more capable to make informed, evidence-based policy choices towards improved infrastructure productivity. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of twelve (12) calendar months with approximately 76 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder/bidding team should demonstrate: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Community and ASEAN Connectivity; Thorough understanding of infrastructure issues, trends, and related recent developments preferably in the ASEAN context; Experience working with and having established network amongst urban planners as well as infrastructure cooperation and development stakeholders across ASEAN, including MDBs, SOEs, and/or the private sector; Proven track record in 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 work plan facilitation; Proven track record in data collection and analysis on regional and global survey/research; Extensive knowledge and experience in project management; Thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation of development projects, particularly in outcome setting and identification of performance indicators; A thorough understanding of ASEAN, ASEC and AADCP II procedures will be considered of 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....

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT – EXTENDED: Assessment of the Alignment of the Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam (CLMV) National Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) with the ASEAN GAHP

Needs and Objectives The goal of this project is to support the implementation of the ASEAN GAHP for Layers and Broilers. As a result of this project, it is expected that relevant government officials in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam will (i) have a better understanding of the current status of their respective country’s alignment of GAHP standards for Layers and Broilers and/or relevant legislation and guidelines with the ASEAN GAHP, and (ii) be better equipped with clearer information on additional requirements on regulations, guidelines and laws essential for aligning national GAHP schemes with ASEAN GAHP. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 8 calendar months with approximately 13 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder should demonstrate experience in: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Community building efforts, and the ASEAN Good Animal Husbandry Practices; Detailed knowledge of ASEAN Member States’ animal husbandry related guidelines, standard, regulations, and strategic plan, or similar endeavours; Proven experience in developing livestock and animal health standards; Proven competency and extensive experience in qualitative data collection and analysis; Proven experience in facilitating discussions/consultations amongst high-level government officials and stakeholders in multiple countries; Extensive knowledge and experience in project development; and Excellent use of the English language – both spoken and written. 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...