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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.

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 to address and ensure the future sustainability of the outcomes of the project;
  • Detailed CVs of all proposed experts;
  • Brief discussion of the firm’s past experience in undertaking similar work and brief summaries of all projects undertaken; and
  • Examples of previous work as Annexes to the proposal.

The Financial component should specify professional fees of experts.

Other costs for experts and participants such as reimbursable expenses for airfares, other travel costs and daily subsistence allowance for workshops, meetings, and all other agreed activities will be discussed with the preferred contractor during the finalisation of the scope of services. Costs will be based on prevailing ASEC rates.

Submission of Application

Applicants should send via email tender@aadcp2.org and mail/courier four (4) printed copies of their application, along with a cover letter, materials specified in Section IX above and other supporting documents, to the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II, ASEAN Secretariat, 2nd Floor, Jl. Sisingamangaraja 70A, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, indicating “Development of Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity” as the subject. Applications should be received no later than 12 November 2018 5:00pm (Jakarta time). Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit http://aadcp2.org/aadcp-ii- tender-frequency-asked-questions/. Any queries on the TOR should be sent to contact@aadcp2.org with the subject line: Query ‘Development of Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity’.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR Development of Framework for Improving ASEAN Infrastructure Productivity

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