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TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT – Implementation Review of IAI Work Plan III

Needs and Objectives

The project will enable CLMV governments through IAI Task Force to make better informed decisions in improving implementation performance of IAI Work Plan III as well as formulating the next IAI Work Plan.

Scope of Services

The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 9 calendar months with approximately 45 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing.

Qualifications

In its proposal the bidder should demonstrate experience in:

  • Extensive experience in strategic planning, performance/progress review on the implementation of regional strategic plan/work plan for a multi-year development program, particularly in the ASEAN region;
  • Expertise in M&E of development projects, particularly in identification of performance indicators;
  • Proven expertise and substantial work experience in development and operationalisation of M&E frameworks for complex, multi-year programmes;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with stakeholders particularly senior government officials, parliamentarians and other identified stakeholders;
  • Good knowledge and proven experience in data collection, analysis, communication (oral and written), and facilitation;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender perspective in strategic plan/work plan development and implementation review; and
  • A thorough understanding of ASEAN Secretariat and AADCP II procedures will be considered 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 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:

  1. Professional fees of expert(s);
  2. 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;
  3. Applicable taxes such as VAT, GST, PPN. See Section IX 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 “Implementation Review of IAI Work Plan III” as the subject via email to tender@aadcp2.org, no later than 18 March 2019 at 05:00pm Jakarta time.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please visit http://aadcp2.org/aadcp-ii-tender-frequently-asked-questions/.

Any queries on the TOR should be sent to contact@aadcp2.org with the subject line: ”Query – Implementation Review of IAI Work Plan III’.

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR Implementation Review of IAI Work Plan III

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