UNDP: NAP-2/Company to develop Climate Change Adaptation/Resilience Plans for six districts towns



The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its " NAP-2: Advancing Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning " Project hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for:

Development of Climate Change Adaptation/Resilience Plans for six districts towns (two plans per development region)

The objective of the assignment is to ensure reduced vulnerability and improved resilience at the sub-national level by integration of climate change adaptation measures into the local development planning. As a result, 6 (six) district town will benefit from enhanced plans with integrated climate change adaptation response that best meet local needs for building climate resilience.

The assignment will be carried out in three major phases:

1. Methodology for either developing CC Adaptation Plans or mainstream climate change adaptation measures into the local development planning documents of 6 (six) selected district towns (Soroca, Ocnita, Telenesti, Ialoveni, Cimislia, and Causani).

  • Decide together with Local Public Authorities (LPA) for either developing CC Adaptation Plans or mainstreaming climate change adaptation measures into the local development planning documents;
  • Assess relevant national climate change adaptation strategic frameworks and propose integration of relevant findings at the local level;
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis to identify the main actors and groups to be engaged into the local CC adaptation process. Stakeholder engagement should be based on the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA), and the Gender Equality Principle;
  • Identify all sources of information, required for effective development of Adaptation Plans;
  • Perform the risk analysis for this assignment;
  • Formulate tailored methodology for 6 (six) district towns that includes main aspects of the integration of the adaptation measures into the local development process. The methodology should include, but not be limited to, the following components:
    1. Methodology for identification of climate change risks and vulnerabilities for the selected district towns;
    2. Methodology for identification of the adaptation options;
  • Recommendation for either developing CC Adaptation Plans or mainstreaming climate change adaptation measures into the local development planning;
  1. Legal and normative framework relevant for CC Adaptation Plans or mainstreaming of climate change adaptation into the local development planning;
  2. Timeline of implementation;
  3. Methodology for local stakeholders’ engagement;
  • Awareness raising and knowledge management plan;
  • Risks and mitigation measures;
  1. Content of the Adaptation Profile (Specific Objective 2).

 2Climate Change Adaption Profiles for 6 (six) selected district towns (two per Development Region) developed.

  • Establish the vision and main principles that will guide the adaptation process in each selected district town. The vision should be developed with the involvement of various stakeholders at different local level and should be based on the HRBA and Gender Equality approach;
  • Support local authorities in establishing the working groups that will be involved into the adaptation process;
  • Define baseline that will serve as a starting point for setting priorities and targets;
  • Identify climate change risks, trends, and possible impacts along with overall vulnerabilities for each selected district town;
  • Identify gaps, uncertainties and needs in the climate change adaptation process;
  • Assess adaptation measures from a livelihood and poverty reduction perspective. Adaptation measures should be tailors to the local condition and sectors involved. A wide range of adaptation measures should be consulted with relevant stakeholders and prioritized;
  • Link proposed measures with the relevant national, regional, international strategies and commitments;
  • Raise the awareness of the working groups on the impacts of climate change and potential actions to improve institutional and individual resilience;
  • Conduct two one-day seminars for each town on the adaptation process, impacts of climate change, town-specific adaptation concept and other relevant aspects;
  • Identify financial resources (public budget, donor support, investments, etc.) for implementation of the adaptation measures. Develop a fund mobilization plan for adaptation measures;
  • Develop Adaptation Profile for each selected district town.

3. Climate Change Adaptation Plans for selected district towns developed in a participatory and inclusive manner.

  • Ensure participatory consultation on the development of the policy document by involving main stakeholders and community members including vulnerable ones;
  • Support the development and formulation of the Adaptation Plans for district towns in line with the national requirements for the development of policy documents;
  • Assist the LPA in preparing the request and the set of supporting documents for initiation if requested of the Strategic Environmental Assessment for each policy document.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

  1. Detailed methodology and approach for mainstreaming of climate change adaptation/resilience into the selected towns
  2. Draft Participatory and Gender inclusive Climate Change Adaptation Profiles for 6 (six) selected district towns
  3. Participatory and Gender inclusive Climate Change Adaptation Profiles for 6 (six) selected district towns
  4. Participatory and Gender Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation Plans or Recommendations Reports on mainstreaming of gender inclusive Climate Change Adaptation measures into the local development planning documents of 6 (six) district towns
  5. Final report on the implementation of assignment

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS: https://sc.undp.md/tnddetails2_1/2254/

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Your offer, comprising a Technical and Financial Proposals, shall be submitted in accordance with "Section 3: Bid Data Sheet" of RfP document. Please, pay attention to the submission requirements, especially to the fact that technical and financial proposals shall be submitted in separate files, while the financial proposal shall be password protected. The password shall not be disclosed unless required in written by UNDP. Please, ensure that no other documents are disclosing your financial proposal apart from Forms F and G which are password protected.

DO NOT DISCLOSE YOUR PRICE IN THE E-TENDERING LINE ITEMS. YOU MUST PUT PRICE AS $1 IN THE SYSTEM AND PROVIDE THE FINANCIAL PROPOSAL AS ENCRYPTED FILE AS EXPLAINED ABOVE.

Offers can be submitted only through on-line bidding in etendering module at: https://etendering.partneragencies.org 

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Password: why2change

BU Code: MDA10

Event ID: 0000009160

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Proposals received by other means will be rejected. Incomplete proposals shall not be examined.

Please note that this procurement process is being conducted through the online tendering system of UNDP. Bidders who wish to submit an offer must be registered in the system.

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Deadline: 25 May 2021, 18:00 (GMT+3:00)

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