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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 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 proposed expert(s);
  • Brief discussion of the individual/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, etc. 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 ASEC rates.

Submission of Application

Applicants should send their application with a cover letter, materials specified in Section IX above and other supporting documents with “Operational Guide for Monitoring, Review, and Evaluation of the MPAC 2025” as the subject via email to tender@aadcp2.org, no later than Friday, 8 February 2019 at 05:00pm, Jakarta time. Applicants should also mail/courier 3 (three) copies of the above mentioned documents to ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II, ASEAN Secretariat 2nd floor, Jl. Sisingamangaraja 70A, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia, within 5 (five) working days of the submission deadline.

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 ‘Operational Guide for Monitoring, Review and Evaluation of the MPAC 2025’.

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR Operational Guide for Monitoring, Review, and Evaluation of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025

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