UNOPS Call for Expressions of Interest
The water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) invites suitably qualified firms/organisation to express interest in the role of Country Programme Monitor for Global Sanitation Fund in Uganda.
From these expressions of interest(EOI), a short list of firms/organisations will be invited to submit a proposal.
Within two weeks of receipt of EOIs, the shortlisted firms/organisation will receive a Request for Proposal(RFP) containing Terms of Reference(TOR) and the tendering procedures.
The submission of proposals will be 30 calenders days after issuance of the RFP. The initial contract duration is for 2 years, extend able up to 5 years upon satisfactory performance of service.
The selected firm/organisation as well as all short listed firms/organisations will be given the opportunity in the future to express interest for the role of CPM for multiple countries region.
The WSSCC established the Global Sanitation Fund(GSF) to provide grant support to scale up successful sanitation and hygiene approaches targeting poor people in areas of greatest need.
The GSF, together with the National Coordination Mechanism(NCM) in Uganda, developed a programme proposal for a number of activities to achieve the objectives of increasing sanitation coverage and improving hygienic behaviours.
The WSSCC Secretariat is hosted by United Nations Office for Project Services(UNOPS).
The procurement process and contractual conditions will be in accordance with UNOPS rules and procedures.
Role of the Country Programme Monitor
To review the Executing Agency's(EA) Progress and financial reports, including verification of implementation of the work plan;(The role of the EA is to manage and account for programme funds, acting on behalf of the GSF and the NCM);
To review programme budgets, work plans and monitor plans;
To assess the capacity of the proposed Executing Agency to receive, manage and disburse funds.
To undertake specific assignments at the requests at the request of the GSF
The CPM would be permitted to sub-contract some of these functions upon the approval of the GSF. The CPM cannot carry out any part of the GSF work programme.
The Country Programme Monitor must be a legal entity registered in Uganda with right to enter a contractual agreement with UNOPS.
In order to have access to the full range of necessary expertise the CPM can also be a consortium of legal entities where the lead agency is registered in Uganda.
It must have no history of legal proceedings related to fraud or corruption and an ability to work in English.The CPM could be any type of organistaion that fulfills the above eligibility criteria.
Criteria for Evaluation of EOI;
Documentation of legal existence with a minimum of 3 years and geographical eligibility (Pass/fail).
Capacity and experience of monitoring and evaluation of projects/programmes within the international development context(40%).
Capacity and experience on programme administration/management, finance management, accounting and/or audits(40%)
Knowledge and experience of the sanitation and hygiene sector, particularly hygiene promotion, awareness raising, demand creation and advocacy(20%)
Procedure for Submission of EOI;
The submission mus be in English and will be limited to a maximum of 5 pages, which can be supported by annexes as required.
The total number of electronic file attachments must be limited to 3.
In the case of a consortium, the submission must confirmed by the proposed partners by way of a co-signature or a signed supporting letter.
Application Deadline; 5th November
Interested parties must send an electronic submission in PDF or MS Word to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kindly include the reference "GSF/UGANDA/CPM/20009/EOI" in the subject line.
If u don't receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your submission, please call Ms.Ana Maria Cano at +41 22 917 8205.