REQUEST FOR TENDER
Technical Assistance (TA)/Consultant to Support Implementation of Forum Economic Agenda
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The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) seeks to engage a TA/Consultant to support the work of the Economics Team (ET) including, COVID-19 Economic Recovery, development of a Blue Pacific Economic Strategy and the PRF in 2021/22. The TA will be part of and support ET, under the Programmes and Initiatives division of the Secretariat.
The TA/Consultant will support the key work streams spearheaded by ET within PIFS. The work streams are interlinked. These include the work on COVID-19 that aims to assist Forum Island Countries (FICs) recover from the impacts of the pandemic, development of a blue Pacific economic strategy that addresses the sustainable utilisation of ocean resources for optimum economic benefits for FICs. On the other hand, the PRF aims to build the region’s resilience against disasters that could potentially disrupt and undermine economic growth in FICs. The TA/Consultant will support the coordination and strengthening of the linkages and synergies of the three workstreams as well as support the implementation of the broader agenda of Forum Economic Ministers
The TA/Consultant will support ET to implement the Forum Leaders and FEMM decisions.
Scope of Work
To among others, support ET on support member countries on COVID-19 economic recovery and any tasking from Team Leaders; provide technical advice and support to the ET’s work in developing strategies for maximising benefits from the Blue Economy; and provide technical advice and support to the implementation of the Pacific Resilience Facility (PRF), as well as other economic development issues or priorities, as required, as per specifications set out under the Terms of Reference (TOR) document which can be downloaded from www.tenders.net/forumsec.
HOW TO APPLY
|Submissions should be entitled:
REQUEST FOR TENDER: Technical Assistance (TA)/Consultant to Support Implementation of Forum Economic Agenda
Method of Submissions:
Submissions must be forwarded in PDF format following the instructions at www.tenders.net/forumsec
Note: Tenders must be submitted with clear labelling of the technical offer and the financial offer. The Technical Offer documents must be saved and submitted clearly labelled “A. Technical Offer”. Financial Offer documents must be saved and submitted clearly labelled “B. Financial Offer”.
The electronically submitted documents should be converted to the PDF format.
Deadline for Submissions:
Submissions need to reach the Secretariat by 5pm Thursday 29 April 2021
Late or incomplete tenders will not be considered.
Questions and Answers
All queries or request for information must be submitted via the Question and Answer Forum at www.tenders.net/forumsec . Tenderers may submit questions in writing to the mentioned Question and Answer Forum before the stated “deadline for requesting clarifications” 22 April 2021. The Secretariat has no obligation to provide clarification after this date.
Note: The Secretariat will not be responsible for non-receipt/non-delivery of the Bid documents due to any reason whatsoever.
Any complaints regarding the Secretariat’s tender must be directed to the following email: Tender.Complaints@forumsec.org. This email address will forward your complaint to a person that is independent and removed from the tender process. Complaints must be well founded and should not be used as a mechanism for notifying displeasure with the outcome of a tender award. Further information on making a complaint can be found on the Policies & Information page at http://tenders.forumsec.org.
In the event that further information is required by the Secretariat in relation to the tender for consultancy, the Secretariat reserves the right to seek the required information without the need for calling for resubmission of proposals.