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Expert in Polyurethane Foams (HFOs/H2O)
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||36 months|
The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has the objective to phase-out the ozone depleting substances (ODSs) that are released to the atmosphere. Contrary to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) that pursue reductions in the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), the Montreal Protocol focuses on the elimination of the sources of these ODS: their production and consumption (imports);
Under the Montreal Protocol, the A-5 countries are eligible to receive financial support to comply with the phase-out ODS consumption by deploying a series of technical assistance and industrial conversion projects, at country level, so producing and consuming sectors can abandon the use of these substances.
Being one of the 4 (four) Implementing Agencies (IA) designated by the Multilateral Fund (MLF), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports developing countries operating under its Article 5 (A-5) to implement the Montreal Protocol´s ODS phase-out projects, which include activities related to industrial conversion of polyurethane foam manufacturing sector in order to eliminate the use of the blowing agent HCFC-141b replacing it by environmentally friendly alternatives.
These Terms of Reference (TOR) identify and specify the scope of services required for the fulfillment of the above components related to the PU Foam sector plans, and, therefore, UNDP would like to engage an International Consultant in the Polyurethanes (PU) Foam.
The Expert is expected to be engaged by 01 February 2018 through a non-exclusive Framework Agreement formalized through an Individual Contract (IC). A Framework Agreement is known in UNDP as an agreement that establishes the terms, conditions and prices that will govern future engagement (by issuing Purchase Orders) arising from the said Agreement, which could be issued at any time within the duration of the Framework Agreement/IC.
It is important to note that, at the time of the issuance of the IC that serves as the Framework Agreement, both parties understand that no financial obligation or commitment is formed on the part of UNDP, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive (i.e., it does not prohibit UNDP from entering into another such framework agreement with another individual or entity). Financial commitments will only be established each time the services are requested within the scope of the IC, through the agreed triggering action or document (Purchase Order) that signals the commencement of an engagement.
This IC is intended for on-call intermittent engagement for a maximum of 80 (eighty) working days spread over a period of 36 months (3 years). Any extension is subject to satisfactory performance review, project funding situation or other factors impacting the project operating environment.
2. Framework Agreement Disclosure
UNDP, at its own discretion, demonstrated interest to enter into a non-binding Framework Agreement as a result of this Individual Contract process under the following conditions:
Duties and Responsibilities
3. Duties and Responsibilities:
The International Consultant will work with UNDP, reporting to the UNDP MPU´s Regional Programme Officers (Task Managers) for the Asia, based in the Regional Hub of Bangkok, who also acts as Framework Agreement Monitor.
The Consultant is expected to assist the countries of Malaysia, India, Egypt and Nigeria, supporting the Government Officials (National Ozone Units), private sector and other stakeholders to implement System House and end-user levels activities related to technology transfer towards: unsaturated hydrofluorocarbons (HFOs), hydrocarbons (HCs) and water-based systems (H2O) in PU foam manufacturing processes through implementation and completion of relevant projects activities.
4. Key Expected Outputs:
a) A pour-in-place testing and training delivered, including results collected and assessed;.
b) Effective assistance delivered for the HPMP Stage 2 Projects in the issues related to:
c) Technical assistance delivered to prepare Investment/demonstration projects including:
d) “Hand-holding” activities to beneficiary companies delivered, including:
The Contract (Framework Agreement) will enter into effect upon signature by both parties and expected for 1 (one) year of duration. The Framework Agreement can be extended up to 2 (two) additional periods of 1 (one) year each.
6. Duty Station
Home based, with expected missions to:
a) India (25 mission days total):
b) Malaysia (10 mission days total):
The consultant will receive payment based on daily fees, for the maximum of 80 (eighty) working days under this assignment. The candidate shall quote his/her services on a per diem amount basis that shall include all other mission travel related costs of the foreseeable missions related in them Items 5 and 6, above, as part of his/her professional daily fee.
A Best value for Money approach will be used in the evaluation of the applicants and will lead to a combined score for technical capabilities and the financial offer. The candidates, must submit their financial offer alongside the technical offer.
8. Core Competencies
Required Skills and Experience
9. Qualifications and Requirements:
10. Application Procedures (Instructions to Applicants)
Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications. Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents:
10.1. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Financial proposals must be all inclusive and must be expressed on the basis of “a daily fee” in USD for this consultancy, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent via email with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal for Expert in PU Foams Sector" by the deadline informed. Proposals to be received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive and include a breakdown.
Payment will be made upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating outputs achieved and days worked to be verified and cleared for payment by the supervisor.
The term ‘all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will 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.
10.2. Criteria for selection of individual consultant for award of contract:
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experienced will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30 points out of 100 points - Method: Cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
10.3. Award of CONTRACT
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
10.4. Institutional arrangement
The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment; The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
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.