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UNDP Call for Proposals: Developing Portfolio of the City Experiment Fund

UNDP Call for Proposals: Developing Portfolio of the City Experiment Fund


Deadline: 22-Feb-21

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Slovak Ministry of Finance, inviting interested entities for its Developing Portfolio of the City Experiment Fund programme. This endeavor seeks to enable a vibrant environment in Europe and Central Asia in which public, private, and civic actors exchange ideas on a shared platform and experiment with diverse innovative methods (data-driven, human-centered, innovative finance, etc.) that empower the cities and residents with local solutions to common challenges.

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Under the Transformative Governance & Finance Facility II Project, UNDP’s Innovation Team supports UNDP country offices (COs) to engage in portfolio design, including deep listening, system mapping, collective interpretation, and the design of testable interventions.

Funding Information

Proposals amounts should not exceed $80,000;
In principle, project duration will be for a period of six months (6) with key milestones.
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With the above background in mind, UNDP’s IRH Innovation Team intends to apply a portfolio design approach on the city level. To that end, UNDP IRH has announced a call for proposals, through which it selected 5 cities as a testing ground for this approach:

Stepanavan, Armenia,
Pljevlja, Montenegro,
Prizren, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244),
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia,
Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Eligibility Criteria

The CSO submitting applications will need to demonstrate the following key qualities:

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An entity with capabilities and a minimum of 5 years of experience in local level transformation, multi-stakeholder engagement and application of multi-disciplinary approaches;
Experience on conceptualizing and delivery of workshops, events;
Previous experience working with UNDP or the United Nations system is an asset.
Experience in human-centered design processes, experimentation, solution mapping, mentoring and coaching programmes targeting young people in the private and public sector;
Experience in developing finance/investment models for delivering public value;
Strong experience in enhancing partnerships with private and public institutions, media, NGOs and related institutions;
Excellent coordination, organization and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure;
Core team with expertise, necessary experience and qualifications to deliver on the above.
If the Applicant is a group of legal entities that will form or have formed a Consortium or Association for the Proposal, they shall confirm in their Proposal that: (i) they have designated one party to act as a lead entity, duly vested with the authority to legally bind the members of the Consortium or Association jointly and severally, which shall be evidenced by a duly notarized Agreement among the legal entities, and submitted with the Proposal; and (ii) if they are awarded the contract, the contract shall be entered into, by and between UNDP and the designated lead entity, who shall be acting for and on behalf of all the member entities comprising the joint venture.
Application Process

The firm will submit the following key documents of the application is to be considered:

Technical Proposal outlining how the firm will undertake this assignment (in line with this ToR);
Profiles of the core policy and technical team that will lead the design and implementation of key components;
Organizational Documentation with a profile on core mandate and relevant business niche (and client base);
Documentation requested in the Request for Information (RFI) under Application Forms;
Audited financial statements for the past three years, including management report and footnotes that accompany the financial statements.
Financial proposal (budget breakdowns) within the fixed budget. Only one submission per organization is allowed. Once the application is complete and submitted, revised versions of proposal documents will not be accepted.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75135

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