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International Consultancy to support the preparation of national plan for stage I of phasing down of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in Uzbekistan
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||17-Mar-20 (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 :||Upto 20 days, ending 31 Dec 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Upto 20 days, ending 31 Dec 2020|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) operates in over 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, to reduce inequalities and to increase sustainability. One of its critical priorities for 2020 is to support countries to accelerate ambitious action on climate change.
A healthy ozone layer and climate are essential to meeting all of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Montreal Protocol continues to protect people and planet alike. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol agreed in October 2016 is expected to avoid up to 0.4°C of global warming by the end of this century through phasing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful climate-heating gases largely used in cooling systems. Cooling is essential to human health, food security, economic productivity, and is becoming more important in the context of increasing global mean temperatures accompanied by more extreme heat waves. It is urgent to assist developing countries to access and scale up the use of the efficient and sustainable cooling technologies as a priority for tackling and adapting to the climate change.
UNDP’s current Montreal Protocol portfolio covers 56 countries supported by the Multilateral Fund and 5 countries supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). UNDP helps countries to meet the objectives of the Montreal Protocol on the phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and HFC phase down under the Kigali Amendment.
The Republic of Uzbekistan honors its international commitments under the Montreal Protocol and is undertaking successful actions to accelerate the phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Currently, the Government of Uzbekistan is working towards the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The Kigali Amendment brings the future production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the control of the Protocol and will make a major contribution towards the fight against climate change. According to the Kigali Amendment, Uzbekistan is facing an ambitious reduction schedule to phase down 5% of HFCs at 2020 from their baseline level, 35% at 2025 and 70% at 2029. The baseline of HFCs consumption for Uzbekistan is the calculated CO2-eq ton of 2011-2013 HFC average plus 25% HCFC baseline.
The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection has requested UNDP’s support to access financial support from GEF to phase down HFCs to meet the reduction target for the Kigali Amendment. UNDP is seeking to recruit an international consultant to provide policy, technical, economic and environment impact analytical support to UNDP country office and UNDP GEF team in the development of the project concept for GEF.
2. Objective and scope of the assignment
The objective of UNDP project is to assist the Government of Uzbekistan to access the financial support from GEF for the phase-down of HFCs. The project proposal should i) be aligned with the priorities and policy frameworks of the Government of Uzbekistan, ii) be in accordance with the GEF-7 programming strategy, particularly the chemicals and waste focal area, and iii) meet the relevant requirements of the Kigali Amendment.
The international consultant will be participating in an UNDP scoping mission to Uzbekistan to hold in-depth discussions with key stakeholders and to gather the information required to develop the project concept.
The key services provided by the international consultant to UNDP GEF team and UNDP Uzbekistan country office are outlined below:
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will produce the following deliverables:
NB: the timeline can be adjusted depending on the circumstances and discussions between the expert and UNDP.
The Contract will enter into force upon signature by both parties and until 31 December 2020 and estimated 20 working days.
5. Duty Station
Home-based with a mission to Uzbekistan hold in-depth discussions with key stakeholders and to gather the information required to develop the PIF.
Payment shall be made with lump sum amount based on specific deliverables as described above inclusive of all travel expenses as required and the payments will be made upon satisfactory performance. The candidate shall quote his/her services as per the instructions in the financial offer.
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, short-listed based on their technical capabilities, will receive the standard format that they must fill out to submit their financial offer.
7. Core Competencies
Required Skills and Experience
8. Qualifications and Requirements:
10. Application Procedures (Instructions to Applicants)
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:
Step 1: Interested individual consultants submit the following documents:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal: Only applicants who attain a score of 70% and above on the technical evaluation will be contacted and requested to submit a financial proposal.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Financial proposals must be submitted with the following information:
Both should be expressed in USD and sent the proposal for this consultancy to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: “International Consultancy to support the preparation of national strategy for stage I of phasing down of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in Uzbekistan " by the deadline for this vacancy. 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.
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.
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:
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education, relevant years of experience and language requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will be conducted by a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates (those that score at least 49 out of total 70 obtainable scores). The technical evaluation may also include interviews with shortlisted candidate(s).
Only applicants obtaining a minimum of 49 points on technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Proposal (70 Points) 70% weight
Technical proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Financial evaluation (Weight 30%)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Financial Proposal (30% weight of combined score)
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
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 computing and auxiliary equipment.
Payments will be made upon satisfactory delivery of outputs, certification of payment form, and acceptance and confirmation by the Task Manager on outputs satisfactorily delivered.
(click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - Financial Proposal Template
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
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.