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Web-based System Specialist for the Development of the Local Government Units (LGU) Electronic Procurement Management System (ePMS)
|Location :||Manila, Philippines, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||21-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||72 working days spread over three (3.5) months|
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.
Efficient, resilient, and well-planned road networks ensure that no one is left behind in the drive for inclusive growth. This is why roads are considered an important foundation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a prerequisite for bringing communities together. In 2016, only 24.6% of all provincial roads in the Philippines are of acceptable quality. Out of the 12,726 kms. of provincial core roads, 57.2% are unpaved and in need of upgrade; while 20.2% are in poor condition and in need of rehabilitation. The situation is similarly dire for the 19,098 kms. of non-core roads with 67% needing upgrade and 7% in need of rehabilitation.
To address this situation, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Program to improve the quality of the local road network across the country, by providing both financial investment for capital outlay, as well as strengthening the governance processes so that provincial governments are able to effectively plan, design, implement, and maintain their road networks.
The CMGP Program is not only a road engineering intervention, but is also a governance reform program in local roads management (LRM) and public financial management (PFM). Thus, in partnership with DILG, UNDP launched the project “Paving the Roads to SDGs through Good Governance (Roads2SDGs)” which aims to provide support to the governance reform and quality assurance components of CMGP through the ‘Roads2SDGs’ framework. This framework will anchor the prioritization, planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects to the achievement of the SDGs, incorporating the elements of partnership building, climate change, and disaster risk reduction, gender mainstreaming, and citizen participation for transparency and accountability.
Part of the local governance reforms initiated under the partnership with CMGP Program is enhancing capacities of DILG and Provincial LGUs (PLGUs) on government procurement using Republic Act No. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA). Various difficulties were observed particularly in the areas of procurement planning, bidding process, and contract management, which resulted in delays in project implementation and delivery of basic services. One of the priority recommendations to improve on these areas is the development of a web-based Procurement Monitoring System (PMS) that aims to facilitate the monitoring of procurement activities of the PLGUs and at the same time to provide appropriate technical assistance to the Provinces. This web-based system seeks to expedite the PLGUs’ process of generating procurement-related reports such as the Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP), Annual Procurement Plan (APP), Procurement Monitoring Report (PMR), and the Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator (APCPI) Report and endeavors to improve the oversight and monitoring function of DILG over procurement activities of PLGUs.
In view of the aforementioned, the Roads2SDGs Project needs to engage an Individual Consultant with expertise on web-based systems development.
Duties and Responsibilities
To achieve the above objectives, UNDP Philippines requires the services of a qualified web-based system developer for the following tasks, in close coordination with the UNDP Road Sector Manager, National Expert on Government Procurement, and the DILG CMGP:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Duration of Work
The engagement may be extended as determined and agreed by both parties.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The e-PMS Specialist should send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all cost components required to deliver the services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs (e.g., supplies, materials, communications, etc.) to be incurred by the e-PMS Specialist in completing the assignment.
The contract price will be a fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed upon between the e-PMS Specialist and UNDP. Travel shall be included in the financial proposal, consistent with the areas mentioned in the previous sections.
Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be reviewed and certified by the UNDP Road Sector Manager prior to release of payments.
Required Skills and Experience
The successful Individual Contractor should meet the following minimum qualifications
Criteria for selection of the best offer
Applications from qualified candidates will be desk reviewed by the UNDP Philippines’ selection panel.
The offer will be evaluated based on a Combined Scoring method where the qualifications will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
The CV will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only applications that will obtain a minimum of 70 points from the review of the CVs will be qualified for the financial evaluation.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications including the following:
Interested applicants should also note that personal medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification. Please see deadline of submissions above. In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.