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International Consultant to develop technical specification for software for statistical business register, evaluation of tender documents and quality assurance at the final stage of installation and implementation
|Application Deadline :||13-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||August - December 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
In 2018, UNDP and the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan initiated the joint project “Strengthening institutional and statistical capacity on national accounts” that aims at strengthening the national statistical and institutional capacity for implementation the conceptual transition from 1993 version of the System of National Accounts (SNA) to 2008 version and expanding the scope, degree of detailed elaboration and quality of national accounts and complementary data of macroeconomic statistics.
The project components include the following: 1) national program for the 2008 SNA implementation and establishment of institutional mechanisms for coordination of national statistical system; 2) preparation of proposals for improving the system of statistical classifications; 3) adaptation to SNA 2008 requirements on business registers; 4) strengthening methodological, information and personnel potential in the area of national accounts of Turkmenistan in accordance with the requirements of the SNA 2008; and 5) strengthening ITC capacity to support the system of national accounts in Turkmenistan.
One of the main components of the Project document is to adapt business registers with the requirements of 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA 2008) and during the implementation of the project, the need to develop a software for statistical business registers was identified and the Terms of Reference for the software was developed by the hired international expert. Moreover, the development of the software for statistical business registers will serve as a part of implementation of the Concept for Development of the Digital Economy for 2019-2025 in Turkmenistan.
In this regard, UNDP Turkmenistan is seeking a qualified International Expert for Request for Quotation (RFQ) development, technical evaluation during tendering process and quality assurance at the final stage of installation and implementation. The consultant will also deliver other relevant assignments as requested by Project Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to review the ToR for the software for statistical business register and develop scope of work, including technical specifications and requirements, to be used in a Request for Quotation (RFQ) in line with the UNDP requirements for procurement, which is the key to a successful tender and to ensure competitive, relevant and strong applications. It is also expected that the consultant will support quality technical evaluation during tendering process and quality assurance at the final stage of installation and implementation.
To achieve the above objective, the international expert will carry out the following concrete tasks:
The international expert will work with UNDP on a daily basis. He/she will report directly to UNDP Project Manager.
Location: Home based. Number of days: 15 working days.
Location: Home based. Number of days: 8 working days.
Location: Home based. Number of days: 7 working days.
Number of days: 30 days (tentatively end of August 2020-31.12.2020).
This is an instalment-based contract that should cover the costs of consultancy required to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule of payments will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy. Payment will be released in three instalments: 1st instalment: 40% (for deliverable 1), 2nd instalment: 30% (for deliverable 2), 3nd instalment: 30% (for deliverable 3), – upon timely submission of respective deliverables and their acceptance by UNDP Turkmenistan.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. All experts applying for this position are required to provide:
Evaluation of proposals:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the combined scoring methodology. When using this method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% - maximum 70 points, and for financial criteria 30%.
The technical evaluation will take into account the following as per the scoring provided:
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation.
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 65 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians, and shall be paid by the consultant.
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.