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Internet Connectivity Network Engineer - International Consultant
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||20 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||February 1, 2019 to March 15, 2019|
Project Title: Pipol Konek
The Philippines is recognized as a high user of online services: an estimated 67 Million Filipinos use Facebook. Yet 59% of the population and 72% of all households’ lack access to the internet. Despite passage of the Free Internet in Public Places Act (2017) that mandates the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to provide internet access free at the point of service, progress to expand the number connected has been slow, with less than 10% of an initial target total of 13,024 sites (increasing to 200,000 sites by 2026) reached since June 2016. Difficulties in bidding processes and implementation challenges have slowed progress and limited access to cost-effective and up-to-date technology options.
The proposed project will support DICT’s commitment to accelerate the roll-out of the Pipol Konek program which is designed to provide free wi-fi internet access in public places. Working in partnership with DICT, UNDP will bid out managed services contracts for designated areas that currently have no or limited access to internet in public places, including educational institutions, local government buildings, public parks and plazas and other public buildings and facilities. This phase of the DICT-UNDP partnership aims to expand internet access in more than 6,000 additional sites in 66 provinces.
The project will contribute to closing the digital divide in the Philippines by providing incentives to encourage new and existing service providers to expand internet coverage in designated areas. The project will incorporate third-party monitoring mechanisms to ensure internet service providers meet service quality standards. The project will also include resources to develop the capacity of DICT staff to oversee the procurement, management and implementation of future largescale ICT investments.
An initial set of bidding documents has been prepared but they require review and revision to ensure they are fully fit-for-purpose in terms of enable maximum market participation from local and international players and encourage the use of the most appropriate and cost-effective technology solutions.
Duration of Work
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
In general, UNDP shall 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 event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Deliverables and Outputs
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Education (30 points)
Fluency of English language is required (10 points)
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
The selection of the successful contractor must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points that should be 100 points in total):
Education (30 points)
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Incomplete proposals may not be considered.
Application requirements should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday, 25 January 2019, 5:00 pm (Manila time).
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In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.