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Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:

Most financial proposals are based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.


Payments should be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:

  • First instalment (20%): upon satisfactory completion of the 1st deliverable;

  • Second instalment (30%): upon satisfactory completion of the 2nd and 3rd deliverables;

  • Third instalment (30%): upon satisfactory completion of the 4th and 5th deliverables;

  • Fourth instalment (20%): upon satisfactory completion of the 6th deliverable.

In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources

In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant prior to travel and will be reimbursed. Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.


Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

Evaluation Method and Criteria Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%), and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.

Technical Criteria for Evaluation (70 points)

  • Criteria 1: Relevant Education; (15 points)

  • Criteria 2: Five years of relevant experience conducting and coordinating research related to entrepreneurship and social innovation, youth economic empowerment, or economic development (15 points)

  • Criteria 3: Experience coordinating the design and delivery of high-quality research reports (15 points)

  • Criteria 4: Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills and experience (10 points)

  • Criteria 5: Excellent English, report writing, presentation and communication skills (10 points)

  • Criteria 6: Expertise and knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region (5 points)

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.


Documentation Required:

Interested individual consultants 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 maximum one document:

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (in USD currency) using the template provided by UNDP;

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (in USD currency)

  • Sample of previous written work e.g. research output / report.

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