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UNDP Call for Proposals: Community Livelihood Projects in Botswana

UNDP Call for Proposals: Community Livelihood Projects in Botswana

Deadline: 10-Oct-22

UNDP is seeking the services of interested Botswana based NGOs/CSOs to undertake: Development of a technical proposal, and implementation of sustainable projects for the selected community projects in the specific areas.

This Call for Proposals (CFP) is specifically related to the UNDP and the Government of Botswana’s Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Drylands Ecosystem Project (KGDEP). The call for proposal is for interested Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs)/Civil society Organizations (CSOs) to develop technical proposals for implementation of community livelihoods bankable/sustainable project for the GEF-6 Child Project titled “Managing the human-wildlife interface to sustain the flow of agro-ecosystem services and prevent illegal wildlife trafficking in the Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Drylands”.

The Government of Botswana, through the Ministry of Environment, and Tourism (MET), in partnership with UNDP, is implementing the 7-year KGDEP. This is a child project under the World Bank-led Global Wildlife Programme which seeks, globally to prevent the extinction of known threatened species through activities that: reduce illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and wildlife crime; protect the habitats of targeted species through improved governance and natural resource management; and, reduce demand for illegally-traded wildlife and wildlife products by changing consumer behavior, supporting activities that promote alternative, nature-based livelihoods and decrease the costs to communities of living with wildlife (by mitigating human-wildlife conflict).

Eligible Projects
The technical proposals should demonstrate proposed Methodology, Approach, quality assurance plan and Implementation Plan – this section should demonstrate the NGO’s response to the Terms of Reference by identifying the specific components proposed, how the outputs/ delivery shall be addressed, as specified; providing a detailed description of the essential performance characteristics proposed; identifying the works/portions of the work that will be subcontracted.
Moreover, the proposal should demonstrate how the proposed methodology meets or exceeds the ToRs, while ensuring appropriateness of the approach to the local conditions and the rest of the project operating environment. This methodology must be laid out in an implementation timetable for quality assurance and monitoring
Eligibility Criteria
Interested CSOs/NGOs shall submit a technical proposal which includes the following:

One page maximum- A covering letter of announcing the interest and duration of availability to implement the project.
Two pages maximum- Proposals executive summary.
One page maximum- Introduction to the project including a summary of the problem statement, objective and expected outcomes.
Five pages maximum- Detailed description of the proposed project including but not limited to: location/spatial design (where applicable); activities, beneficiaries, institutions involved etc., including maps of proposed target areas.
Two pages maximum- Detailed log-frame, including overall goal, objectives, outcomes, outputs, impacts on the beneficiaries. The outcomes, outputs and impacts should be measurable and follow SMART principles. Applicants should align their project log-frame with the relevant outcomes, outputs and indicators in the KGDEP Project Document.
Two pages maximum- Proposed implementation arrangements including: project design and supervisor (with regard to construction); reporting; standard and policy guidance oversight; and approvals.
Two pages maximum -Anticipated Social and environmental impacts, including proposed mitigation measures for negative impacts.
Two pages maximum -Work plan for the entire project, including activities, responsibility and timeframe. The work plan should be aligned with the budget and incorporate relevant financial information. Please note that the workplan may need further discussion with the respective government IP.
One page maximum- A long-term Project Sustainability Plan beyond project support.
Attach all relevant documents that are needed to provide proof of status of the NGO, and qualification of key personnel.
A detailed budget in BWP or USD including: a schedule of rates and recommended payment terms (these could be further negotiated during contracting arrangement); co-financing by the NGO; total costs; and any signed financing arrangements as proof of availability of co-financing.
Selection Process
The UNDP will review proposals through a five-step process:
Determination of compliance;
Technical review of compliant proposals;
Scoring and ranking of the compliant proposals based on the assessment criteria outlined in the previous section to identify highest ranking proposal;
Round of clarification (if necessary) with the highest scored proposal; and
Responsible Party Agreement (RPA) signing.
Kindly note that successful CSOs/NGOs may be subjected to the UNDP Partner Capacity Assessment Tool (PCAT), to confirm capacity of the CSO/NGO to implement the projects and meeting all requirements.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=96028

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