CONSULTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRICING MODEL FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY, BAHRAIN FOR REGISTRATION AND RELATED SERVICES
|Application Deadline :||22-Jun-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 Days|
|The Kingdom of Bahrain's economy is well equipped and competitive in several respects, including low taxation, openness to global trade, and financial market development. The government has focused on diversifying the economy in non-oil sectors, and the country is currently leading trade negotiations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to increase levels of freedom in business, monetary and financial areas.
UNDP is implementing the Programme titled "Support to Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Global Economic Environment and Governance". This Programme aims at enhancing institutional and technical capacities in order to improve the efficiency of the economic governance system, targeting the primary stakeholder, The Ministry of Industry and Commerce, followed by the private sector and other line institutions
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct comprehensive research and analysis of the pricing models being used by different representative intellectual property offices around the world and develop a model tailored for needs and policies of Bahrain. Development of the model must take into consideration the relevant factors mentioned above and result in a structure that is practical and applicable in the policy and practice context of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Bahrain. Relevant policies and practice guidelines would be available to the consultant.
The Directorate of Industrial Property will provide the following inputs in order for the consultant to be able to fulfill the expected deliverables:
- The existing pricing structure for services provided;
- Objectives, policies and plans to increase efficiency;
- Essential background material, interaction with the staff and administrative support.
The consultant will be responsible for delivering the following:
- Comprehensive pricing model study, with relevant research and analytical material, for all the services delivered by the Directorate of Industrial Property;
- Presentation of the study to the Directorate of IP, UNDP and other stakeholders.
- The candidate should have considerable practical experience and exposure to intellectual property issues in terms of registration of Intellectual Property Rights;
- Work experience in, or for, the World Intellectual Property Organization, regional and national offices and similar organizations would be treated favorably;
- Experience of similar work in the Gulf region would be a distinct advantage;
- The candidate must be fluent in English. A good working knowledge of Arabic would be considered an advantage.
Documents to be included when submitting proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications to email@example.com :
(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable)
2. Financial proposal
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
Lump sum contracts:
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
The proposals would undergo the cumulative analysis, as per table given below, with 70% weightage to the technical criteria and 30% to the financial aspect.
Required Skills and Experience
- A Masters or similar degree in Economics, Accounting/Finance, Public Policy or related areas.
- The candidate must have at least 10 years of experience working in the areas of pricing/costing for the government bodies, regulatory agencies, industry associations or similar setups.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.