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International Consultancy Firm to provide the technical assistance on the Assessment of industrial and production sectors (B-181201)
|Location :||Homebased and Hanoi|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-6|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
The Viet Nam Chemical Agency (Vinachemia) under Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) is implementing the Project “Application of Green Chemistry in Viet Nam to support green growth and reduction in the use and release of POPs/harmful chemicals (Green Chemistry)” funded by GEF/UNDP and with co-financing by Viet Nam agencies/institutions and companies. The project is currently in its first year of implementation.
The project aims to create the enabling environment for the introduction of Green Chemistry in Viet Nam and introduce Green Chemistry applications in productive sectors with the purpose of reducing the use and release of chemicals controlled under Stockholm and Minamata Conventions. The project also expects to result in a reduction in the use and release of chemicals of concern not covered under the MEAs, as well as improve energy and natural resource efficiency and generate Green House Gas (GHG) release reduction co-benefits in the sectors and industries supported by the project.
The project will reduce the use of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and release of Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (U-POPs) through the introduction of green chemistry approach in six industrial sectors in Viet Nam: chrome plating, pulp and paper manufacturing, plastic manufacturing, textile, pesticides and solvents. Specific guidance for each sector will be developed, and the green chemistry approach will be streamlined into the relevant legislation. Two industrial facilities from 2 different sectors (out of the above six sectors) will be selected for the practical demonstration of the green chemistry approach. The project is structured in 3 components:
The activities to be carried out under this contract are related to Output 3.1.1. (In-depth GC assessments concluded of priority production / manufacturing sectors.) of the project, which is one of the outputs under project Outcome 3.1 (15 g-TEQ/a of UPOPs releases, 1 tonne of POPs, 0.002 tonnes of mercury reduced and at least 65 tons of CO2 through the introduction of GC in priority sectors),
Output 3.1.1 concerns the assessment of industrial and production sectors that present opportunities for the introduction of Green Chemistry. Based on the preliminary outcomes achieved during the project preparation phase, the following shortlist of priority sectors for the application of GC principles has been identified:
For common understanding, green chemistry (GC) is defined as “the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances “. The green chemistry approach has been standardized in 12 general principles: 1. Prevent waste; 2. Maximize atom economy; 3. Design less hazardous chemical syntheses; 4. Design safer chemicals and products; 5. Use safer solvents and reaction conditions; 6. Increase energy efficiency; 7. Use renewable feedstocks; 8. Avoid chemical derivatives; 9. Use catalysts, not stoichiometric reagents; 10. Design chemicals and products to degrade after use; 11. Analyse in real time to prevent pollution; 12. Minimize the potential for accidents.
Studies undertaken as part of this output will allow for the establishment of baselines and identify opportunities for green chemistry introduction on a sector-based approach. Assessment results will be presented in sector-specific reports.
The baseline situation and potential for implementation in the 6 industrial sectors which will be covered under the Green Chemistry project are reported in Annex I
UNDP, the GEF Implementation Agency for this project, is seeking an international consultancy firm to provide technical assistance, guidance, training and supervision to the Vietnamese national consultancy firm recruited with a separate TOR to undertake assessment the above mentioned six targeted industrial sectors.
 Anastas, P. T.; Warner, J. C. Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press: New York, 1998, p.30.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP is now seeking for an International consultancy firm to provide technical assistance on the Assessment of industrial and production sectors that present opportunities for the introduction of Green Chemistry and energy saving measures in Vietnam
The objectives of the assignment are to provide technical support, guidance, training and supervision to a Vietnamese consultancy firm and national consultants.
The selection will be on a competitive basis and will comply with UNDP procurement regulations.
Procurement Notice with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria can be down load from the below link:
Interested bidders are invited to submit technical and financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Request for Proposal to:
UNDP Viet Nam
304 Kim Ma, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Direct: (+84 24) 38500143
with notification by email (without attachment) to: firstname.lastname@example.org that the bidder has submitted proposal.
UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.
Deadline for submission: Thursday 13 December 2018
To be eligible, bidders should have minimum following qualifications:
The Team Leader should have knowledge, skills and experience as follows:
The Team Member should have knowledge, skills and experience as follows:
Required Skills and Experience
The Team Leader should have knowledge, skills and experience as follows:
Postgraduate or higher education degree in chemistry, , environment, engineering, or related field
The Team Member should have knowledge, skills and experience as follow
Postgraduate or higher education degree in chemistry, , environment, engineering, or related fields;
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.