Informal Economy Facility, Project Code 114250
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was initially among the regions in the Philippines that was able to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus via stringent quarantine measures. While necessary, such measures restricted physical mobility, inadvertently affecting the lives and livelihoods of 53.5 percent of the population, many of them belonging to the most vulnerable. Furthermore, the informal sector—many of whom are women—were among the hardest hit by the pandemic because of work stoppages. While social amelioration programmes were delivered, data-related issues regarding beneficiary identification and validation slowed down the targeting, implementation, and evaluation activities for such initiatives.
Given these challenges, the Bangsamoro Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) is interested to explore innovations that can support inclusive social protection systems, increase the capacity for digital transformation, and spur economic diversification to drive growth in the region. As economic centers, the cities of Cotabato and Marawi provide the space to understand new ways of promoting inclusive recovery needed to build back better. This can be done by empowering constituents that have been severely affected, such as Internally Displaced People, as well as harness their potential to facilitate the economic participation of people in remote communities and former combatant camps. The region saw a promising 300 percent increase in business registrations in 2021, with PHP 423 million in investments and 10,109 jobs, which sets the foundations for a good entrepreneurial environment. Vital to this is the understanding of and data on informal sector to determine how this environment can be enhanced further. A joint report published by ILO, UNDP, and UNIDO (2021) also highlights the importance of informality in shaping social protection in times of crisis – While the extensive informality of the labour market has hampered delivery of social assistance, this sector also played a major role in facilitating financial borrowing amongst people which increased during the period.
The IAT OIC Team leader shall provide oversight in the implementation of the project. The Contractor will be under the direct supervision of the UNDP Pintig Lab Project Team through the Project Manager with the guidance of the Data Engineer and the BARMM Coordinator for the monitoring on the progress of outputs.
The Contractor shall report progress, provide updates, and raise issues to the UNDP on a daily or weekly basis. The Contractor is expected to be accessible to UNDP personnel and partners through mobile and digital collaboration tools on an agreed schedule and when required.
Upon the direction of the UNDP focal, the Contractor is expected to directly coordinate with officials, personnel, and consultants of UNDP and Partner BARMM Ministry, specifically, MOLE;
All systems, reports, and video material shall be the sole property of UNDP.
The Consultant is expected to have its own working premises, ICT equipment, internet connectivity, and cloud hosting, among others. This work shall be done on a work from home basis and should be within the COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and protocols. As such, logistical support will not be provided by the UNDP. If needed, UNDP may provide coordination support in terms of introductory meetings with key partners.
Expected Duration of the Contract
Duty Station and Travel
Scope and Price of the Proposal and Schedule of Payment
The Consultant should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be “all inclusive” (professional fees X number of person-days, travel expense, communications, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant should be factored into the final amount submitted in the proposal.
Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the output and timelines will be agreed upon between the Consultant and the Pintig Lab Project Team.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the delivery by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the Pintig Lab Project Manager, prior to release of payments.
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Scope of Work and Outputs
The Consultant is expected to work on the following:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points).
Only offerors who will obtain a minimum of 49 out of 70 obtainable points will be shortlisted and considered eligible for evaluation of the financial proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload of a maximum of one document.
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Interested applicants to 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.
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