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Consultancy – Procurement Consultant, CPU/PSU/BMS, UNDP
|Location :||New York Office, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||Six months with possibility of extension for additional six months subject to availability of funds|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Six months with possibility of extension for additional six months subject to availability of funds|
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.
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract individual consultants who will support and strengthen the capacity of the CPU Team to provide quality and accelerated service delivery in response to the procurement requirements of UNDP HQ Business Units.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works to implement the SDGs in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to implement projects, develop policies, leadership skills, share experiences, develop institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results.
To fulfil its mandate and achieve its vision, UNDP must procure a significant volume of goods and services. As a public organization entrusted with donor funds and committed to supporting developing economies, UNDP works to improve access to quality assured supplies in a cost effective and reliable way. Due to the complexity and time sensitivity of some procurement actions, procurement experts are a key element of Operation Teams and UNDP projects. The contracting of these experts in a timely and effective manner is essential to respond effectively to the organization’s expertise needs within challenging contexts, without compromising any of its rules and regulations.
The Central Procurement Unit (CPU/PSU) in the Bureau for Management Services (BMS) provides procurement support services for UNDP business units in UNDP Headquarters by centrally coordinating all procurement transactions over USD5K. It currently serves the following Central Bureaus (CBx): BMS, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), Bureau for External Relation and Advocacy (BERA) and Crisis Bureau (CB), ensuring cost and time efficiency, required compliance and added value to clients.
Those CBx identify procurement needs and make decisions, while CPU provides procurement services and guides the client through the process and decides on the best sourcing strategy. Routing procurement requests through CPU will lead to a quicker turn-around time, and a higher quality, cost effective outcome.
Duties and Responsibilities
Task and Deliverables:
Support CPU buyers with the preparation of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
Design and Implementation of Management Systems
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. 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:
-Being responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
-Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation where technical criteria weighs 70% and Financial criteria/ Proposal weighs 30%.
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
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
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.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of Central Procurement Unit (CPU) and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
-Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager.
The work week will be based on 35 hours, i.e. on a 7 hour working day, with core hours being between 9h00 and 18h00 daily.
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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