Needs and Objectives
The goal of this project is to strengthen cooperation among AMS in prioritising, planning, and implementing sustainable infrastructure in a post-pandemic ASEAN. The project is envisaged to benefit a number of stakeholders, including policy-makers, technical experts, multilateral agencies, and the private sector. The key stakeholders relevant to the project may include the Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI), Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM), Senior Energy Officials Meeting (SOME), Infrastructure Finance Working Groups (IFWG) of ASEAN Committee on Capital Market Development (WC-CMD) and ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF), ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN), ASEAN Digital Senior Officials’ Meeting (ADGSOM), Senior Officials’ Meeting on Health Development (SOMHD),
Senior Economic Officials Meeting (SEOM); and ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC). They may be involved in the consultation process to provide relevant information, data, and views.
As a result of the project, the stakeholders would benefit from increased understanding of how the pandemic impacted ASEAN in sectors related to infrastructure, and recommendations on new priority areas to promote sustainable infrastructure and address challenges and/or enhance the Initial Pipeline projects’ potential, taking into account the emerging needs and opportunities brought about by the pandemic.
The project will be funded by the AADCP II and managed by the ASEAN Connectivity Division of the ASEAN Secretariat. The consultant should be responsible for organising and conducting the scheduled activities in collaboration with the host countries and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Scope of Services
The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of six (6) calendar months with approximately 39 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing.
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 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.
The Financial component should specify:
- Professional fees of expert(s);
- Management and/or operational fees (if any), which include all costs incurred by the person/entity/company for internal coordination, communication, travels and any other associated project management cost;
- Applicable taxes such as VAT, GST, PPN. See Section XI point 3 for an additional note on tax liability.
Activity 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 do not need to be included in the Financial Component. These items will be discussed with the preferred contractor during the finalisation of the scope of services. Costs will be based on prevailing ASEAN Secretariat rates.
Submission of Application
Applicants should send their application with a cover letter, materials specified in Section IX above and other supporting documents with ‘Assessment of Future Sustainable Infrastructure Trends and Priorities in a Post-Pandemic ASEAN’ as the subject via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5 March 2021 at 05:00pm Jakarta time.
Any queries on the TOR should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line:” Query ‘Assessment of Future Sustainable Infrastructure Trends and Priorities in a Post-Pandemic ASEAN’.