TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Work Planning Assistance for the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) 2021-2025

Needs and Objectives The project will contribute to regional growth and stability through stronger participation of CLMV countries in ASEAN integration. With the availability of the new Work Plan, it is envisioned that the IAI Task Force, in close coordination with Senior Government Officials of CLMV, will be able to guide the implementation and monitoring of the actions specified in the new IAI Work Plan. Outputs Component 1: i) A draft IAI Work Plan (2021-2025) – an initial draft after the presentation of the outcomes of the national consultations and the conduct of regional workshop 1; and a revised draft after consolidating results of the regional workshop 2 and stakeholders’ forum. The draft Work Plan should at least contain these following sections: Executive Summary Introduction Strategic Framework Context and Approach Strategic Goals and Priority Areas Implementation Mechanism Monitoring and Evaluation Framework The new Work Plan will also consider relevant M&E and reporting requirements in the ASEC systems, if any. The structure, terminologies and M&E arrangements of the Work Plan will be designed to promote synergy and ease of reporting. Component 2: i) Implementation plan for each of the five strategic areas that provides a mapping of projects for each action (not including enabling actions) to potential donors and project proponents, which will serve as reference for engagement with key individuals in moving forward the project concepts. ii) Project proposals developed in the ASEAN project proposal template, excluding budget information, for up to ten project proposals addressing all the strategic areas, with at least a project proposal per strategic area. Some project proposals may derive from or be informed by...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025

Needs and Objectives The MTR is expected to enable key stakeholders of the MPAC 2025 to make better informed decisions in improving implementation effectiveness and performance of the MPAC 2025. Specifically, the MTR will: Assess overall progress made in delivering the MPAC 2025 and identify indications of advances towards achievement of outcomes; Identify changes in the context, including evolution and emergence of related work plans, initiatives and frameworks, and determine how they influence implementation of MPAC 2025 at a practical level; Identify drivers and success factors as well as constraints and challenges that cause delay, lessons learned and areas requiring further work or reform; and Produce a set of concrete, actionable recommendations to improve overall implementation of MPAC 2025. Reporting The consultant is expected to produce reports in accordance with Section III and IV above, including: Inception Report, which would cover approach, scope, review and evaluation questions, methodology, work plan, timeline, and implementation arrangement. Workshop/Forum Report, as applicable, describing the event proceedings, notes and recommendations, if any; Project Completion Report to finalise all project activities completed, capture learning from the project and provide recommendations for follow-on projects relevant to MPAC 2025 implementation. The timing of delivery is indicative and can be adjusted when the consultant’s work plan is developed, subject to mutual agreement. All reports will be submitted based on AADCP II Guidelines for Contractors in draft format to the ASEAN Connectivity Division of ASEC (with a copy to AADCP II) and, following ASEC approval, in final form. All outputs and reports must be suitable for publication, although the decision on publication lies with the ASEAN. The contractor will...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Developing Training Program and Materials for the ASEAN Guidelines on Good Agriculture Practices for Fruits and Vegetables (ASEAN GAP) Certification

Needs and Objectives The overall goal of this project is to support the implementation of the ASEAN GAP. Following the development of the ASEAN GAP standard and its adoption in AMS, this project intends to establish and promote the adoption of the supporting mechanisms, specifically common certification system in the AMS. It is envisaged that the ASEAN GAP Certification training program will be institutionalised within AMS agriculture training centers. In the short run, it is expected that that there would be better understanding and capacities of government officials to implement a common certification mechanism in ASEAN and promote uptake of ASEAN GAP. Specifically, that auditors and certifiers will possess the knowledge and skills to undertake the task of certifying ASEAN GAP compliant farms. Outputs The outputs of this project includes the following: Generic training program/curriculum based on the ASEAN GAP Certification Manual, inclusive of the study guides and questions; Detailed (step by step) trainers’ guide including: ———-a. “flight plan” (topics to be delivered with prescribed time allocation); and, ———-b. teaching notes with suggested exercises/activities and corresponding session plans; and, Set of PPT materials that are ready for uploading The materials will be tested and validated in a pilot training with GAP certifiers/auditors/inspectors preferably with training background (including those from agriculture training centers) as participants from AMSs with a view that the information and knowledge will be cascaded to others in their respective countries. In addition to the above outputs, the consultant is required to submit activity/progress reports as described in Section V: Reporting Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken for up to a period of 40 working...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Technical Assistance to the ASEAN Secretariat’s Energy and Minerals Division to Support the ASEAN Energy Regulators Network’s Role in Multilateral Power Trade

Needs and Objectives Among the responsibilities of the EMD is to support the formulation and implementation of ASEAN regional integration policy in energy including providing inputs into the development of sectoral workplans. The proposed technical advisory services will enhance EMD’s capacity to support AMS on initiating multilateral electricity trading in the APG, including a recommended institutional design for AERN or an alternative regulatory mechanism. EMD will have better understanding of actions required to further support the development of enabling regulatory institutions to establish multilateral electricity trading in the APG. The expected outcomes of the proposed project are as follows: Augmented technical capacity of the EMD through access to timely advice and information; Establishment of a design for a relevant and functional regulatory, and coordination mechanism that is aligned with the requirements of an ASEAN MPT; and, A more responsive AERN as evidenced by the increase in the number of strategic and productive joint activities within the next five years. Outputs The project will have two components with corresponding outputs: A study that will assess MPT regulatory networks in place in other parts of the world and provide specific recommendations for further development of AERN as an institution as well as the basic requirements for a national regulatory agency to support MPT. The paper/study would be roughly 40-60 pages in length.This will contain the following: Description of the international examples of regional regulatory institutions (corresponding to the ones on the MPT Feasibility Study), regulatory networks and other collaborative bodies that focus on regulatory issues. It would include, but not limited to, the following specific elements: How and why did the...

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION: AADCP II Office Interior Renovation

Description of work: Supply and installation of one glass wall partition, with one door (including accessories). The glass wall and the door will be partially sand-blasted (with sticker). This work will also include moving the location of one light fitting and a central air-conditioner (AC) outlet, away from the location of the new wall. Electrical and data material supply and installation. Currently, power in the office is supplied through multiple, interconnecting portable extension cords and power strips. These cords are not concealed and left on the floor. This condition is both a tripping hazard and a potential fire hazard. This work aims to eliminate or reduce usage of portable extension cords and power strips. All appliances and electronics should be plugged in directly to electrical outlets. New power outlets should be installed, as well as telephone and data network connections. All cables and cords should be safely secured and concealed on the wall or ceiling. When possible, power outlets should have surge protection. This work will also include installation of one Residual Current Device (RCD) and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). AADCP II invites bidders to submit a quotation for the above work. The Quotation should be in the following format: Bidder information sheet (Annex-2) completed; Prices should be quoted as per the items listed in Annex-3. Any additional item of work should be added to the table; Prices should be quoted in Indonesian Rupiah. Bidders should send the quotation via email to contact@aadcp2.org indicating “AADCP II Office Interior Renovation” as the subject no later than Friday, 20 September 2019. Any queries on the TOR should be sent to the...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Development of ASEAN Database on Trade Routes and Framework for Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency

Needs and Objectives The project aims to address the above challenges by identifying the priority trade routes, and build a database of relevant information on these routes to help AMS determine bottlenecks and identify specific priorities to enhance connectivity within these routes. This proposed project will also develop an ASEAN supply chain framework (“Framework”). The Framework is a necessary first-step to better understand ASEAN’s supply chain performance gaps, and to identify opportunities and underlying issues and challenges to devise a region-wide action plan. The Framework will also support the gathering of data on supply chain performance and bottlenecks for specific trade routes or economic corridors towards an integrated approach to the development of trade routes. The long term goal of this project is to enhance logistics competitiveness by improving efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains, as well as lowering supply chain costs in AMS. It is envisaged that relevant ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and AMS would use the database of trade routes and the supply chain efficiency framework to prioritise regional actions to strengthen logistics services and contribute to region-wide connectivity. The project will benefit two groups of stakeholders: (i) relevant government officials from increased understanding of a comprehensive ASEAN’s regional supply chain and logistics landscape, enhanced capacity to identify and prioritise trade routes connecting important regional supply chain nodes, and identify and address bottlenecks along the prioritised trade routes to measure and improve ASEAN’s regional logistics and supply chain efficiency. The relevant stakeholders include: Senior Economic Officials’ Meeting (SEOM); Senior Transport Officials’ Meeting (STOM); ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC); ASEAN Trade Facilitation Joint Consultative Committee (ATF-JCC); Logistics and Transport Services...