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RFP: Innovation Challenge Call - Scaling up Inclusive Business Models in Tourism

Kampala - UGANDA | Published November 6, 2017  -  Deadline November 17, 2017
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About the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP)Tourism has been recognised as one of the key drivers of Uganda’s social and economic transformation over the last 10 years. In line with global trends, the tourism sector in Uganda has grown, creating a positive impact on employment creation and foreign exchange earnings for the country. The sector has emerged as the single largest export earner and contributed to 6.6% of the national GDP and to 15.7% of total exports in 2016. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry is 5.8%.Notwithstanding this positive trend, the sector has not lived up to its full potential largely due to low competitiveness. Compared to neighbouring countries like Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, the competitiveness of Uganda’s tourism sector is still relatively low, resulting in lower numbers of visitors. This is mainly because of a narrow product range, relatively high prices, and inadequate skills of employees, low quality of services, an unfavourable tax regime, and high operational costs.Despite the potential to include low-income people and local communities in tourism value chains, they are still largely excluded. Those people and communities living near and around Uganda’s tourism attractions have largely not been able to transform the experience of having tourist visitors in their area into business and income earning opportunities; for instance, through offering community based tourism products or providing goods and services to companies, lodges or restaurants that cater to tourists in these areas.A mapping study of the tourism sector in Uganda revealed that there are four systemic challenges that are constraining sustainable and inclusive growth of the sector. These include: a) limited information on inclusive business practices; b) lack of policy incentives that promote inclusive business practices; c) limited capacity of tourism MSMEs to include low-income people and local communities into their value chains and d) absence of market linkages between key market players, including tourism MSMEs and local communities. Furthermore, the current sector coordination mechanisms are inadequate, incoherent and lack the resilience to effectively address the four challenges identified above.Inclusive businesses present a promising approach to realize the sector’s full potential for socio economic transformation and bring the benefits of economic growth in tourism directly to low-income people. Inclusive businesses are defined as businesses that include low-income people on the demand side as customers, and on the supply side as owners, employees, producers and entrepreneurs at various points within the value chain. They build bridges between business and the poor for mutual benefit by bringing the benefits of economic growth directly to low-income communities. Inclusive businesses create a strong foundation for profit and long-term sustainability and growth by bringing previously excluded people into the marketplace. By including low income people and local communities in tourism value and supply chains the tourism sector could increase its competitiveness and potential social economic transformation.In line with its Private Sector Strategy, UNDP is becoming increasingly well positioned to support inclusive growth and development and contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to through innovative approaches of inclusive market development (IMD). Through IMD, UNDP engages the private sector and other stakeholders to improve opportunities for the poor to participate in markets.The UNDP 2013 flagship report “Realizing Africa’s Wealth - Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity” calls for greater coordination of the diverse tourism stakeholders to achieve greater impact for inclusive businesses and ultimately low-income people. Inclusive Business Ecosystem Initiatives (IBEI) have been particularly successful in creating such inclusive business ecosystems. These initiatives coordinate diverse stakeholder in the ecosystem - companies, governments, development partners, civil society organizations (CSOs), research institutions and intermediaries - at multiple levels to ensure that individual activities build on and reinforce each other.An essential part of the IBEIs are multi-stakeholder platforms that bring together all relevant stakeholders of the inclusive business ecosystem in a collaborative manner. A collective, coordinated and systemic intervention is needed to address the above-mentioned challenges and catalyse sustainable and inclusive growth of the sector.In this regard, UNDP and Government of Uganda have developed an initiative aimed at strengthening the tourism inclusive business ecosystem in Uganda. The initiative – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform (UTEP) – was established in April 2017, and is intended to catalyse inclusive growth and development of the tourism sector in Uganda. The UTEP brings together all relevant tourism stakeholders under one common platform to design and implement targeted interventions that address the above-mentioned ecosystem challenges that inhibit the growth of inclusive businesses. The Platform includes the Government of Uganda, Private Sector, Business Associations, Business Service Providers, Development Partners, Civil Society and Academia. The vision of the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform is: “Uganda as a preferred sustainable and inclusive tourism destination with a tourism sector that creates opportunities for all”.So far, UNDP Uganda has carried out a mapping of inclusive businesses and their ecosystem, identified key challenges and opportunities in the ecosystem, supported the launch of the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform, and defined a collaborative action plan for the UTEP in collaboration with other key stakeholders of the platform (refer to Annex 1). However, inclusive business models also face enterprise level challenges preventing them to grow, scale-up (geographically or into different product and service lines) and hence have a large positive impact on target communities. These challenges need to be identified and tackled. They may include gaps in business, technical and financial capacity.About our Innovation Challenge CallUNDP Uganda now wishes to initiate an Innovation Challenge Call for “Scaling-up inclusive business models in support of Uganda as a preferred sustainable and inclusive tourism destination with a tourism sector that creates opportunities for all“. This Innovation Challenge Call seeks to support the scale-up of inclusive business solutions, by addressing key business level barriers through targeted funding and/or targeted technical assistance. Applicants should present an innovative idea/solution that helps them to scale-up operations and impact.UNDP is inviting proposals from interested innovators who can implement their suggested ideas in a sustainable manner. All proposals must present the business model of the company/organization, show how it is inclusive and financially viable, explain which barriers the business/organization faces in scaling up, how the prize award would be used to overcome them, and what impact the solution would have on low income people and local communities.The expected output from this Innovation Challenge Call is that UNDP supports up to five (5) inclusive businesses to scale-up operations, leading to a clear positive impact on the target beneficiaries and advancement towards Uganda as a preferred sustainable and inclusive tourism destination with a tourism sector that creates opportunities for all.The awardWinners can receive up to US$ 40,000 in cash and/or in-kind support (goods and services) through this Innovation Challenge! For example, if your business/organization struggles with a lack of skilled staff, the funding could be used for a training program. It could also be used to fund trainings of local communities to deliver products or services at a quality that matches market demand.The prize award contribution must be matched with at least the same amount by the recipient of the award, in cash or in-kind. In cash contribution on the part of innovators are encouraged and will be preferred in the evaluation. In case of in-kind matching, only new contributions (as opposed to existing resources) by the applicant will be taken into consideration. However, reassigning current employees to implement the proposed solution by carrying out new activities shall be considered an in-kind contribution.Who can apply? Applications must be led by a private sector firm or a not-for-profit social enterprise with a financially viable business model.The firm must already operate an inclusive business. It must be able to show that a significant number of low-income people are already included in its value chain in a strategic way and for mutual benefit.How to ApplyDownload documents from procurement-notices.undp.orgDevelop your Proposal including a proposed solution for funding support. The proposed solution must explain the business model of the company/organization, show how it is inclusive and financially viable, and explain which barriers the business faces in scaling up, and how the prize award would be used to overcome them.Submit to tenders.kampala@undp.org by no later than 14:00 hours on Friday 17 November 2017.Criteria for selecting the winning innovatorUNDP will set up an evaluation committee, comprising mainly of UN staff as well as technical experts to review all proposals received using UNDP’s principles of fairness and integrity. The following criteria will guide the selection of the winning proposal:Company has a solid performance track record (30%)Business model is sustainable, scalable, catalytic, and has a proven significant impact on the poor (30%)Proposed solution is effective and feasible with the available means and partner contribution (40%)When preparing your proposal, please be guided by the documents attached hereto.NB: Please submit your quotation strictly to this email: tenders.kampala@undp.org. Kindly note that only quotations sent to this email will be processed. Quotations sent to my email or any other UNDP staff email will be rejected. NOTE: Your submission should not exceed 9MB in PDF format.

Uganda - Information Notice - Proposed Construction of Faculty of Business Computing Building at Makerere University Business School - Contract Awards – 06 2015

 | Published June 29, 2015
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PUBLICATION OF AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR GOODS & WORKS INFORMATION NOTICE Country: Uganda Executing Agency: Ministry of Education, Sceince, Technology and Sports, P.O. Box 7063 Kampala Name of Project: Higher Education Science and Technology (HEST Education V) Project Loan/Grant Number: 2100150028093 Name of Tender: Proposed Construction of Faculty of Business Computing Building at Makerere University Business School Lot Number & Name (If different from Tender): Lot 9: Procurement mode: International Competitive Bidding (ICB) Domestic preference (Yes or No): No Regional preference (Yes or No): No Borrower’s Tender Number: MoES/ HEST/WRKS/2014-15 / PR00126/C0888 Date of receipt by the Bank of the draft Tender document: 30th November 2014 Date of approval by the Bank of the Tender Document: 15th December 2014 Tender issuing date: 17th December 2014 Closing date of the Tender: 27th February 2015 Date of Tender opening: 27th February 2015 Date of receipt by the Bank of the Tender evaluation report: 24th March 2015 Date of approval by the Bank of the Tender evaluation: 16th April 2015 Name of the winning Bidder: AMBITIOUS CONSTRUCTION LTD Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 1, Swaminarayan Close, Wankulukuku Rd, Nalukolongo Industrial Area, P . O. Box 12452 Kampala, Uganda Contract Award Price: USD 2,262,702.55 (Tax Inclusive) Contract Duration: 12 months Summary of Scope of Contract Awarded: Proposed Construction of Faculty of Business Computing Building at Makerere University Business School Total Number of Bidders: Twenty (21) 1. For each Bidder: Name: ARAB CONTRACTORS LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: P O Box 7289, Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,482,309.24 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 2. For each Bidder: Name: WEHAI INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL CORPORATION Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 7/9 Clement Hill Road, Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 3,395,791.95 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 3. For each Bidder: Name: SEYANI BROTHERS & COMPANY (U) LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: 3rd Floor, Conrad Plaza Ggaba Road, P.O. Box 21745, Kampala, Uganda Bid Price as Read-out: USD 3,371,655.25 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: USD 2,450,567.33 (Tax Inclusive) Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Bid price higher than the lowest evaluated bidder 4. For each Bidder: Name: HENLEY PROPERTIES DEVELOPERS LTD & BEIJING UNI CONSTRUCTION GROUP COMPANY LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: P. O Box 9396 Kampala Picfare House 2nd Floor, Plot 37, Jinja Road Bid Price as Read-out: USD 4,154,974.00 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 5. For each Bidder: Name: ` HL INVESTMENTS LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot M471 Nakawa Industrial Area, P.O. Box 9419 Kampala, Uganda Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,097,900.00 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 6. For each Bidder: Name: OCTAGON LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 1376, 214 Kisasi, P. O. Box 36142, Kampala, Uganda Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,707,689.22 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 7. For each Bidder: Name: SARAJAN CONSTRUCTION CO LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 19, Mackenzie Vale, Kololo, P O Box 24498 Kampala, Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,218,300.39 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 8. For each Bidder: Name: HANSOL E & C COOPERATION LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: P. O. Box 256444 Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 3,632,319.00 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the preliminary evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 9. For each Bidder: Name: CRJE (EA) LIMITED Nationality: Tanzania Address: P O Box 77198, Dar- er- salaam Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,387,450.79 (Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: USD 2,387,245.32 ( Tax Inclusive) Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Bid price higher than the lowest evaluated bidder 10. For each Bidder: Name: CHINA NEW ERA GROUP CORP. EA LIMITED Nationality: China Address: No 2 Ping Anli West Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, P R China, Postal code 100034 Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,648,345 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: USD 2,594,465.16 ( Tax Inclusive) Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Bid price higher than the lowest evaluated bidder 11. For each Bidder: Name: CHINA NATIONAL AERO TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION Nationality: Uganda Address: P O Box 20508, Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,780,000.98 ( Tax Exclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 12. For each Bidder: Name: COIL LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 212, Block 4 Rubaga Rd, Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,107,779.00 ( Tax Exclusive) Evaluated Price: USD 2,312,571.20 ( Tax Exclusive) Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Bid price higher than the lowest evaluated bidder 13. For each Bidder: Name: ZHONGNAN CONSTRUCTION CO. (U) L LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: P O Box 6025, Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 5,725,116.00 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 14. For each Bidder: Name: EXCEL CONSTRUCTION LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 43/45 Engineer Zikusoka Road P.O. Box 1202, Jinja Queen Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,572,236.22 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: USD 2,572,464.98 ( Tax Inclusive) Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Bid price higher than the lowest evaluated bidder 15. For each Bidder: Name: BMK (U) LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: P O Box 5234, Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,590,739.00 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 16. For each Bidder: Name: CHINA NANJING INTERNATIONAL LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot M 451, Banka P O Box 2698, Kampala Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,385,030.00 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 17. For each Bidder: Name: PEARL ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot 816 / P.O. Box 7553, Kampala Nsambya Estate Rd, Kampala, Uganda Bid Price as Read-out: USD 3,105,061.43 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: USD 3,121,654.57 ( Tax Inclusive) Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Bid price higher than the lowest evaluated bidder 18. For each Bidder: Name: YANJIAN GROUP CO. L LIMITED Nationality: China Address: 100 Nanhong St Yantai City China, Postal Code/ 264000 , Bid Price as Read-out: USD 3,105,061.43 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 19. For each Bidder: Name: HYA CHANG INFRASTRUCTURE ENG. LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: Plot No 54, Princess Anne Drive Bugolobi Bid Price as Read-out: USD 1,989,968.56 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document 20. For each Bidder: Name: TECHNO THREE (U) LIMITED Nationality: Uganda Address: P O Box 37429, Kampala Uganda Bid Price as Read-out: USD 2,2,378,515.06 ( Tax Inclusive) Evaluated Price: Price evaluation not carried out Bid Accepted / Rejected: Rejected Reason for Rejection: Did not meet the technical evaluation criteria indicated in the solicitation document.

RFP: Firm to provide training/capacity development in entrepreneurship, effective business development and management for briquette making groups in four districts

UNDP Country Office - UGANDA | Published June 1, 2017  -  Deadline June 27, 2017
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Charcoal is the preferred cooking energy in Uganda because of a variety of reasons. Notwithstanding its popularity, the charcoal sub-sector remains plagued by inefficient production practices, lack of sustainable supplies of woody biomass and inadequate, often conflicting, policy statements. To address the barriers that impede sustainable charcoal production, the Government of Uganda is, with support from UNDP Green Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) implementing a project: Addressing Barriers to Adoption of Improved Charcoal Production Technologies and Sustainable Land Practices through an Integrated Approach (Green Charcoal Project).The objective of the USD 3,480,000 project is to secure multiple environmental benefits by addressing the twin challenges of unsustainable utilization of fuel wood (including charcoal) and poor land management practices common in Uganda’s woodlands through technology transfer, enhancement of the national policy framework and promotion of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices. The project involves piloting low carbon emission sustainable charcoal technologies and broader sustainable land and forest management practices in four districts: Mubende, Kiboga, Nakaseke and Kiryandongo.In 2016 the project supported the formation and registration of 24 Charcoal Associations in the districts of Mubende, Nakaseke, Kiboga and Kiryandongo. However, most of the associations lack skills on how to manage their businesses in a productive/progressive and sustainable manner. Equally important is the need for ensuring quality assurance in the entire charcoal value chain to effectively compete in the market. To address these gaps, the project is seeking the services of a competent firm to provide capacity building and skills development for the charcoal associations to enhance their capacity in managing their processes in a sound business framework. The firm will also produce training manual, IEC awareness materials and link the producers to local financing institutions for their businesses and potential markets.UNDP Uganda kindly requests the submission of proposals for \"RFP - Firm to provide training/capacity development in entrepreneurship, effective business development and management for briquette making groups in four districts as per the detailed requirements of this RFP (attached as PDF document). When preparing your proposal, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2 of which a Microsoft Word copy is attached for you convenience.Proposals may be submitted on or before 27 June 2017 at 04.00 pm by following the submission instructions detailed in the solicitation document (RFP).

RFP: A firm to provide training and capacity development for charcoal associations on entrepreneurship skills, effective charcoal business development and management

UNDP Country Office - UGANDA | Published June 1, 2017  -  Deadline June 27, 2017
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Charcoal is the preferred cooking energy in Uganda because of a variety of reasons. Notwithstanding its popularity, the charcoal sub-sector remains plagued by inefficient production practices, lack of sustainable supplies of woody biomass and inadequate, often conflicting, policy statements. To address the barriers that impede sustainable charcoal production, the Government of Uganda is, with support from UNDP Green Environment Facility (UNDP-GEF) implementing a project: Addressing Barriers to Adoption of Improved Charcoal Production Technologies and Sustainable Land Practices through an Integrated Approach (Green Charcoal Project).The objective of the USD 3,480,000 project is to secure multiple environmental benefits by addressing the twin challenges of unsustainable utilization of fuel wood (including charcoal) and poor land management practices common in Uganda’s woodlands through technology transfer, enhancement of the national policy framework and promotion of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices. The project involves piloting low carbon emission sustainable charcoal technologies and broader sustainable land and forest management practices in four districts: Mubende, Kiboga, Nakaseke and Kiryandongo.In 2016 the project supported the formation and registration of 24 Charcoal Associations in the districts of Mubende, Nakaseke, Kiboga and Kiryandongo. However, most of the associations lack skills on how to manage their businesses in a productive/progressive and sustainable manner. Equally important is the need for ensuring quality assurance in the entire charcoal value chain to effectively compete in the market. To address these gaps, the project is seeking the services of a competent firm to provide capacity building and skills development for the charcoal associations to enhance their capacity in managing their processes in a sound business framework. The firm will also produce training manual, IEC awareness materials and link the producers to local financing institutions for their businesses and potential markets.UNDP Uganda kindly requests the submission of proposals for \"RFP - Firm to provide training and capacity development for charcoal associations on entrepreneurship skills, effective charcoal business development and management as per the detailed requirements of this RFP (attached as PDF document). When preparing your proposal, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2 of which a Microsoft Word copy is attached for you convenience.Proposals may be submitted on or before 27th June 2017, 4:00pm by following the submission instructions detailed in the solicitation document (RFP)

Assessment of the Market and Organizational capacity of Payments Aggregators in Uganda (Multiple Service providers)

UNCDF - UGANDA | Published April 18, 2017  -  Deadline May 5, 2017
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Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) With support from the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (“DFAT” formerly AusAid) and by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UNCDF launched Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) in March 2012, a global thematic initiative to address the opportunities and challenges of implementing branchless banking and mobile money in challenging markets in Africa and Asia. MM4P’s long-term mission is to help low income and rural households in LDCs increase their financial security through appropriate, affordable and secure means to receive, manage and save money through these “digital financial services” (DFS). To do so, its intermediate goal is to help build inclusive digital financial sectors such that a wide range of digital financial services are provided responsibly, and at reasonable cost, by sustainable institutions in a well-regulated environment. This combines a making markets work for the poor approach with UNCDF’s traditional operational model of directly supporting the most crucial level – retail service providers. UNCDF is currently implementing this in eight countries (Laos, Nepal, Liberia, Malawi, Senegal, Benin, Zambia and Uganda). With its programme management unit in Brussels, Belgium, UNCDF has placed technical teams in each of the focus countries of the programme.In partnership and with financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF or “the Foundation”) UNCDF started in Uganda in 2014. Having completed many initial stages of the programme around awareness raising, research, strategy and business planning, the work has narrowed to several crucial areas which are focused on reaching women and rural areas. The identified interventions over the next few years include: digitization of bulk payments (agricultural value chains, social welfare, education and potentially energy); agency banking; a few policymaker and regulator support efforts. This is done through direct technical assistance and grants DF providers, NGOs, agriculture companies, etc. as well as working with the government. The mobile money industry in Uganda is steadily growing beyond basic money transfer services, with products like Mobile credit and savings and other value added services. Equally, the models and partnerships needed to deliver the new products and services are evolving, requiring stronger and innovative ecosystem players to enable and steer the innovations on the mobile money platform.Payment aggregators, as ecosystem intermediaries, have the potential to enhance industry growth as they develop and maintain the platforms necessary to process the growing number of bulk and merchant payments. They also play an important role in customer acquisition and retention allowing the telecoms to use their infrastructure more efficiently. As important players in the ecosystem, aggregators therefore need to grow organizationally to keep up with the pace of the industry, while remaining effective and sustainable businesses.UNCDF / MM4P, in recognition of the above, is commissioning two assignments to undertake an assessment of (1) the state of the market for payment aggregator business in Uganda; (2) an organizational capacity assessment of 3 specific aggregators. Results from this assignment will allow UNCDF to work with the specific aggregators to undertake the required enhancements for organizational change and business sustainability. Scope of work:1. Assessment of the state of the market (External)· Assessment of the business environment for aggregator business in Uganda (including, socio– economic environment, policy and regulatory aspects, etc)· Undertake a market sizing and gap analysis, considering the market trends of the industry· Assessment of the level of competition in the industry2. Assessment of the organizational capacity of the aggregators (internal)· Undertake a SWOT analysis of the aggregator· Undertake a critical analysis of the business model run by the aggregator· Assessment of the internal competencies of the aggregator (e.g. Finance, ICT infrastructure, Human, Operations, Management/Leadership, Legal/Compliance (e.g. AML/CTF) etc)· Assessment of organizational aspects of governance, structure, processes, risks, etc.3. Recommendations on a strategic roadmap and concrete interventions to take in line with findingsDeliverables: · An inception report showing detailed methodology, work plan, and timelines - to be shared and discussed within the first 5 days of the assignment· A consolidated report of findings on the State of the Market and the Organisational Capacity assessment· A proposed capacity building and change management plan for the aggregator· Proposed key business model enhancements and associated investments required· Develop an Investor pitch book for the aggregator· Workshop with management of the aggregator to discuss assignment findings and proposed actions. Proposals may be submitted on or before 5 May 2017 and via email to mm4p@uncdf.org, using the following email subject: Assessment of the Market and Organizational capacity of Payments Aggregators in Uganda’.Please note that the response email cannot exceed 10MB. Your Technical and Financial Proposal must be expressed in English and valid for a minimum period of 12 months.

Terminal Project Evaluation for Support for Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) Project.

United Nations Development Programme | Published May 14, 2015  -  Deadline May 27, 2015
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DEADLINE: 27 May 2015 The agriculture sector in Uganda is characterized by a large number of smallholder producers, where over 80% of farmers operate on plots between 1 and 5 acres. The sector contributes to over 20% of GDP and employs over 70 % of the population. However, over the past decade, the sector’s growth has been below the target of 6% set by the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Government of Uganda’s Agriculture Development Strategy and Investment Plan 2010/2015 (DSIP) emphasizes the need to transform the agriculture sector from small-scale production/subsistence agriculture to commercialization, listing 17 priority commodities. The Support for Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) project aims to contribute to the transformation of the agriculture sector from small-scale production/subsistence agriculture to commercialized production in line with DSIP’s Programme 2 on “Market Access and Value Addition.” The project, which begun in the last quarter of 2011 and ends in June 2015, is intended to improve the competitiveness of markets in selected commodities, namely, cassava, rice and beans, enhancing the participation of low-income smallholder farmers as producers, consumers, employers and employees in the selected value chain. Its objectives is to enable the poorest and most vulnerable segment of the population to actively participate in agricultural value chains so as to increase their income, improve livelihood and build resilience at the household and community level. More specifically, the project is expected to achieve the following outputs: 20 business linkages established and operationalized Capacity of small holder producer groups and Business Support Associations (BSAs) strengthened Innovative pro-poor business concepts developed and operationalized MSME’s access to productive assets (finance, inputs, market information and technology) increased The total project budget is USD 2.6 million funded by UNDP’s core resources. Its implementing partner is Enterprise Uganda and the Responsible Parties are Kilimo Trust, Eastern Private Sector Development Center (EPSEDEC), Acholi Private Sector Development Company Limited (APSEDEC), and Private Sector Development and Consultancy Centre (PRICON). The project has been carrying out activities in Northern, Eastern, Western and Central Uganda.

Request for Applications for Uganda Country Training Workshops on Enterprise Skills, Investment Promotion, and Market Analysis

UNDP Uganda- UGANDA - UGANDA | Published August 15, 2017  -  Deadline September 15, 2017
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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS Uganda Country Training Workshops on Enterprise Skills, Investment Promotion, and Market Analysis ACP-EU Development Minerals ProgrammeBackground:The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals (industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones). The program is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP.The mining of Development Minerals has important implications for sustainable development, however, they have to date received inadequate attention for their potential to impact livelihoods; and few development Programmes have provided support for this mining sub-sector. Development Minerals provide crucial inputs for domestic economic development (infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and agriculture to name a few) and have the potential to be high value in terms of national development. In comparison to the metals sector, Development Minerals have closer links with the local economy, and have the potential to generate more local jobs, with a greater impact on poverty reduction. This is partly because the sector is dominated by small and medium scale domestic businesses. However, the income generation potential of the sector often remains unrealized or under-realized. This is in part due to the uncertain legal and regulatory framework in which the sector operates and the lack of publicly available and easily accessible geological data, which exacerbates wasteful exploration and discourages investment in the sector.The mining of Development Minerals has important implications for sustainable development, however, they have not to date received adequate attention for their potential to impact livelihoods and few development programmes have provided support for this mining sub-sector. The Programme is making contribution to addressing these challenges through targeted capacity support to mining sector stakeholders towards strengthening the capacity of programme stakeholders to increase the sector’s productivity.UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development, is conducting 5-day country-level training workshops in the thematic areas of Enterprise Skills, Investment Promotion and Market analysis in the Development Minerals Sector. The training workshops have the following objectives:To enhance enterprise development and management skills enabling existing and potential (formal and informal) small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, including women and youth, to start viable businesses, strengthen the viability and profitability of existing enterprises and create employment in the process;To increase understanding of the dynamics of the targeted value chains and identification of the opportunities and constraints along specific value chains;To develop the market analysis and investment promotion skills of small and medium-size enterprises;To enhance the capacity of business development services (BDS) to facilitate business start-ups and scale-ups by delivering sector-specific training, extension services and support for existing and potential entrepreneurs in business plan development, market analysis and investment promotion;To facilitate in-country knowledge exchange on low-tech, low-cost and environmentally friendly value addition techniques for targeted minerals for the sector to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development.UNDP is now accepting expressions of interest to participate in the training programmes that cover these thematic areas. The training participants will include:a) Private stakeholders such as small-scale mining and quarrying enterprises, intermediaries, transportation and logistics service providers, construction companies;b) Business development stakeholders such as Mining and quarrying associations (including women’s mining associations); chambers of mines; training centres; universities and research institutions, and consulting companies;c) Public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments and civil society stakeholders and community groups from Uganda. Applicants must demonstrate an interest and experience in working in Uganda’s Mining sector and be willing to prepare and implement Return to Work Plans as part of their post-training actions. Each applicant is requested to write a cover letter justifying their eligibility for selection for training and fill in the Request for Applications form appended on this document.NB: Women and women-led organizations are highly encouraged to apply.Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN UGANDA

UNDP Uganda- UGANDA - UGANDA | Published July 5, 2017  -  Deadline July 31, 2017
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Overview :PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN UGANDAThe United Nations Development Programme ( is calling for applications for pre-qualification from qualified service providers for the provision of various categories of goods and services as listed below. The pre-qualification may be followed by a Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bid (ITB) and/or Request for Proposal (RFP) which will result in Long Term Agreements with the successful bidders for the various categories for an initial period of one year, renewable up to a maximum of three years.All companies that wish to participate in the process are required to complete the application forms indicating the categories for which the applications are being submitted available at the websites . The entire information provided will be used as criteria to access the suitability of the various companies to qualify to receive either Request for Quotations (RFQ) and/or Invitation to Bid (ITB) to participate in the future procurement process for the services mentioned above. In addition to requirements in the pre-qualification application form, the interested applicants must provide the following documents:1. Certificate of registration of business in Uganda2. Uganda Revenue Authority Tax Registration Certificate3. Tax Clearance Certificate for the financial year ended 30th June 2016 ( Our Tin Number is 1000530771 for use at URA)4. Articles and Memorandum of Association5. Audited Accounts for at least the last three years indicating the annual turnover6. CVs Management and technical Staff7. Official Business physical, postal, telephone and email address8. Proof of insurance of business and workman’s compensation (where applicable)9. Certified Bank Statement for the period ended 31st December 201610. Reference and recommendations from at least 5 present and 5 past clients Application form must be completed for each category of product/service and the category must be indicated in the subject line while submitting the applications on line and where a company is submitting for more than one category the company must submit separate applications for each category with proof of capacity for each category. The closing date for submitting a complete pre-qualification application form is 31st July 2017 Detailed pre-qualification application forms are attached herewith The UNDP shall contact ONLY companies that meet its requirement for the services as advertised and ONLY those companies shall be invited to participate in the subsequent bidding process. In case you submit an application form for pre-qualification but don’t hear from us after 3 weeks or designated timeframe as we deem fit, of the closing date, then it means your application has been unsuccessful and your application will not be advanced to the next stage of the procurement process.Complete documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked “pre-qualification of Goods, Services and Works, Category name and number” should be submitted physically to: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda, Plot 11, Yusuf Lule Road, P. O. Box 7184, Kampala, Uganda, Attention: Registry in 1 (one) hard copy and a soft copy on a flash disk.Signed soft copies for international bidders only, may also be submitted to tenders.kampala@undp.org. The deadline for submission of bids is by COB on 31st July 2017Request for Additional Information or Clarification: If interested, bidders may request additional information before 21st July 2017 in writing to e-mail address: tenders.kampala@undp.orgbut any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your submission. UNDP is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Women entrepreneurs are equally encouraged to bid. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence

Provision of Printing Services to UNMISS, South Sudan

United Nations Secretariat | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline July 12, 2015
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. The UNPD Regional Procurement Office (RPO), on behalf of UNMISS South Sudan, hereby invites qualified Suppliers from all countries to submit their expression of Interest for the provision of Printing Services to UNMISS Juba HQ, South Sudan for 1 year with the option to extend for two additional 1 year periods. 1.1 Printing Services include the following: 1.1.1.UN business cards - 250-300gm, 5cmx9cm - 1,200 Pieces 1.1.2.Rubber Stamps - Sizes (10mmx26.5mm,15mmx40mm, 19mmx51mm) - 9,000 Pieces 1.1.3.Booklets - 64 pages, Size 10x14cm, 80grams - 4,000 Pieces 1.1.4.Office signs - 30cmx12cm, Matte lamination - 1,200 Pieces 1.1.5.Brochures - A4 double sided, Glossy Art 200gm - 10.000 Pieces 1.1.6.Posters - 3,000 - Pieces 1.1.7.Certificates - A4 Full color printing on white gained 230gm paper - 12,000 Pieces. Please note that Quantities provided are estimates. 1.2.Provision of Printing Services to UNMISS, South Sudan shall be required to be delivered to UNMISS Juba or Entebbe Logistical Base, Uganda on DAP Terms (INCOTERMS 2010). 1.3.Please note that expected delivery time shall be 5 working days upon After Receipt of Proof Order (“ARPO”) receipt of the order.

RFP Procurement of a firm to deliver four 5-day country wide training workshops on Enterprise skills, Investment promotion and Market analysis in the development Minerals Sector.

UNDP Uganda- UGANDA - UGANDA | Published August 16, 2017  -  Deadline September 15, 2017
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Overview:The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals (industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones). The­­ program is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP.The mining of Development Minerals has important implications for sustainable development, however, they have to date received inadequate attention for their potential to impact livelihoods; and few development programmes have provided support for this mining sub-sector. Often referred to as Low Value Minerals and Materials (LVMM) due to their low price as a function of their weight, and their relatively low value to international commodity markets, Development Minerals provide crucial inputs for domestic economic development (infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and agriculture to name a few) and have the potential to be high value in terms of national development. In comparison to the metals sector, Development Minerals have closer links with the local economy, and have the potential to generate more local jobs, with a greater impact on poverty reduction. This is partly because the sector is dominated by small and medium scale domestic businesses. However, the income generation potential of the sector often remains unrealized or under-realized. This is in part due to the uncertain legal and regulatory framework in which the sector operates and the lack of publicly available and easily accessible geological data, which exacerbates wasteful exploration and discourages investment in the sector. Furthermore, there can be significant social and environmental impacts associated with the mining of Development Minerals, with consequences on health and safety of workers in this sector and surrounding communities.The Development Minerals sub-sector faces numerous challenges, including; i) lack of access to markets due to low production volumes that make it costly for market off-takers to directly buy from the miners; ii) low productivity due to poor and rudimentary mining practices, and inadequate access to extension services; iii) lack of access to productive assets such as technology, finance and market information; iv) weak value and market chain linkages (inputs, production, distribution, processing, and marketing etc.); v) poor physical, market and institutional infrastructure; vi) inadequate skills in undertaking mineral and material extraction as a business; as well as vii) weak and sometimes uncoordinated policy, legal and regulatory frameworks.The ACP-EU Development Minerals programme in Uganda the project utilizes UNDP’s capacity development approach and key stakeholders include public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises and associations, business development centers; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups.UNDP Uganda kindly requests the submission of proposals for \"RFP Procurement of a firm to deliver four 5-day country wide training workshops on Enterprise skills, Investment promotion and Market analysis in the development Minerals Sector\"as per the detailed requirements of this RFP (attached as PDF document). When preparing your proposal, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2 of which a Microsoft Word copy is attached for you convenience.Proposals may be submitted on or before 15 September 2017 at 04.00 pm by following the submission instructions detailed in the solicitation document (RFP).

Provision of Printing Services

United Nations Secretariat | Published March 2, 2017
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1.1 UNPD Regional Procurement Office (RPO), on behalf of Regional client missions hereby invites qualified Suppliers from all countries to submit their Expression of Interest for the provision of Printing Services for the contract period initially of 2 years with the option to extend for two additional 1 year periods.Some of the major Printing Services include the following: • UN business cards - 250-300gm, 5cm x 9cm - 1,200 Pieces • Rubber Stamps - Sizes 10mm x 26.5mm,15mm x 40mm, 19mmx51mm- 9,000 Pieces • Booklets - 64 pages, Size 10 x 14cm, 80gm - 4,000 Pieces • Office signs - 30cmx12cm, Matte lamination - 1,200 Pieces • Brochures - A4 double sided, Glossy Art 200gm – 10,000 Pieces • Posters - 3,000 - Pieces • Certificates - A4 Full color printing on white grained 230gm paper - 12,000 Pieces • Wall calendars - 15000 pieces • Desk Calendars - 15000 pieces • Billboards, 100cm x100cm metallic - 8,000 pieces • Swim bag 49 x 40cm, Soft-loop, Day Backpack - 12,000 Pieces • Wrist Bands 220 x 17 x 9mm, 2 color print - 80,000 Pieces • Pocket Journalists jacket - 5,000 Pieces • Roll up Banners 39" W x 79" H (100cm W x 200cm H) - 30,000 pieces • Hazard Labels/ Dangerous Goods Labels and Placards - 100 x 100mm, roll of 250 each, self adhesive - 4,000 Pieces • Other related Printing Services as may be required by the Missions in the tender document Please note that Quantities provided are estimates. 1.2.Provision of Printing Services shall be required to be delivered to UNMISS Juba , MONUSCO Goma, MINUSCA Bangui or Entebbe Logistical Base, Uganda on DAP Terms (INCOTERMS 2010). 1.3 Proposed delivery time is 4 working days After Receipt of Purchase Order.

Provision of Third party Motor Vehicle Insurance in Central African Republic.

United Nations Secretariat | Published June 26, 2015  -  Deadline July 10, 2015
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1. The United Nations Procurement Division Regional Procurement Office (UNPD/RPO), hereby invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from duly registered, qualified and licensed contractors to submit their Expression of Interest for the following upcoming solicitation. 2. The UNPD/RPO has a requirement for the Provision of Third party Motor Vehicle Insurance in Central African Republic for a maximum period of 3 years (Contract for an initial period of one (1) year, with optional extensions for another two years (1+1)). 3. Companies interested in being considered for shortlisting for receipt of the UNPD/RPO solicitation document are requested to submit a written Expression of Interest, specifying the company's profile, as per Vendor Response Form attached providing: (a) address, contact person, active telephone/fax numbers as well as e-mail contacts; (b) Company’s registration ID number (if already registered with UN) and UNGM registration number (www.ungm.org). 4. Note that companies that have previously submitted EOIs for similar services with the UN must re-submit full documentation as detailed above. 5. Please note, this is NOT an invitation for submission of bids. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested to participate in the solicitation when issued. 6. A detailed Statement of Requirements (SOR) will be provided in the future to companies shortlisted for receipt of official UNPD/RPO solicitation. 7. The UNPD/RPO will examine the outcome of this request for EOI and will consider those companies that have expressed their interest providing the required information as to their ability to fulfill UNPD/RPO’s requirement. 8. The UNPD/RPO reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. Thus, submitting a reply to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that your firm will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued. The tender and any subsequent commitment to contract will be issued in accordance with UN rules and regulations. 9. The Expressions of Interest (EOI) may be submitted only by e-mail no later than close of business 10 July 2015 to: unesb-rpo@un.org 10. UNPD/RPO reserves the right in selecting the invitees for the solicitation. 11. At the time of award of the contract, the vendor MUST be registered at UNGM at level 2.

IFB – Uganda - Improvement of health services delivery at Mulago hospital and the city of Kampala project (MKCCAP) – 02 2015

 | Published February 2, 2015
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1 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA MINISTRY OF HEALTH IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY AT MULAGO HOSPITAL AND THE CITY OF KAMPALA PROJECT (MKCCAP) PROJECT NO. P-UG-IB0-006 LOAN NO: 2100150025094 IFB No.: MOH/SUPLS-MKCCA/2013-14/00599 1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in the United Nations Development Business (UNDB) No. AfDB299-809/11 online 11 October 2011 and on the African Development Bank Group’s Internet Website. 2. The Government of Uganda has received financing from the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigerian Trust Fund towards the cost of the Improvement of Health Services Delivery at Mulago Hospital and the City of Kampala Project. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for Purchase of 10 ambulances for Kampala Metropolitan Area. 3. The Ministry of Health (MoH) now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the supply of 10 ambulances. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the office of: The Project Coordinator, MKCCA Project, P.O. Box 8096, Kampala, Uganda Tel.: +256 414 534025/533481 Fax: +256 414 530701 Email: hsrp@imul.com 5. A complete set of bidding documents may be obtained by interested bidders on submission of written application to the address below. 6. The provisions in the Instructions to Bidders and the General Conditions of Contract are the provisions of the African Development Bank Standard Bidding Document for Procurement of Goods. 7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11: 00 am (East African Standard time) on 20 March 2015 accompanied by a bid security of USD 31,000 8. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at 11:30 am (East African Standard time) on 20 March 2015 at the offices of The Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit, Ministry of Health Headquarters, Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Room C107 P.O. Box 7272, Kampala-Uganda Dr. Asuman Lukwago PERMANENT SECRETARY

Provision of Taxi Services at Entebbe Support Base

United Nations Secretariat | Published August 4, 2016
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1.1 UNPD Regional Procurement Office (RPO), on behalf of MONUSCO hereby invites qualified vendors to submit their Expression of Interest for the provision of Taxi Services at Entebbe Support Base (ESB) for the contract period initially of 1 year with the option to extend for two additional 1 year periods. In general terms, the successful Contractor shall provide Taxi services on as-and-when required basis. 1.2 MONUSCO will require taxi services for official business only in a number of ways including, but not limited to, travel to and between UN premises, the international airport, authorized hotels or any other destination as per the individual's request. 1.3 The Contractor shall provide, as a minimum, vehicles, including buses, as follows: • Right hand drive • Varying seating capacities + driver • Year of manufacture no less than 2006 • Type of fuel - Diesel or petrol. • Passenger and Driver’s seat belts • Fully functioning Air-conditioning 1.4 The successful Contractor shall be responsible for providing all necessary Personnel and Equipment required for satisfactory performance of the services to ensure uninterrupted service to MONUSCO. The successful Contractor shall also be fully responsible for the sustainment of all Personnel and ensure all Personnel, tools, supplies and equipment is in place and also ensure that there is an adequate complement in reserve of competent personnel available to cover for holidays, sickness or any other absence. 1.5 For all other bookings, the Contractor shall provide the pre-agreed vehicle within a maximum of 30 (thirty) minutes of receiving a booking or at the agreed pre-booked time. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for the provision of fuel and lubricants during each rental period as well as buses’ cleanliness, repairs and maintenance. 1.6 All vehicles provided under the Contract shall have a road worthiness certificate and/or will undergo a road worthiness test conducted by sanctioned UN personnel or agents; and a valid third party insurance coverage for the duration of the Contract, subject to verification by MONUSCO Transport section. 1.7 MONUSCO will not be liable for any legal matters should circumstances arise as a result of transporting unauthorized passengers/cargo during the taxi service; MONUSCO will not be responsible for circumstances that may arise should private arrangements be made between drivers and personnel/staff that have not be authorized by MONUSCO Transport representatives. 1.8 The Contractor shall be responsible for the provision of fuel and lubricants during each rental period. 1.9 Payments will be made within 30 days from the receipt of the invoice, subject to verification and certification of invoice(s).

Enhance rural livelihoods for youth and women groups from Northern Uganda and develop markets for their products

United Nations Development Programme | Published April 21, 2015  -  Deadline May 11, 2015
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Overview : The Government of Uganda launched a Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) which commenced implementation in July 2009 and is now in a second phase running until June 2015. The main objective of PRDP2 is to complete the post-conflict recovery process; to strengthen the foundation for development in Northern Uganda and to narrow the gap between Northern Uganda and the national average level of all socio-economic indicators. In this context, and building on its previous engagements in Northern Uganda, UNDP continues support of PRDP2 through various projects including the Local Development and Social Cohesion in Northern Uganda Project that commenced in July 2013. The Local Development and Social Cohesion in Northern Uganda Project is aimed at contributing to social and economic stabilization through  four outputs namely; 1-Community justice, security and social cohesion increased for peaceful resolution of disputes, in particular as related to land and women’s issues; 2-Employment opportunities enhanced and economic recovery and reintegration initiatives developed targeting youth, crises-affected and vulnerable people; 3- Peaceful and sustainable mining in Northern Uganda; and 4- Capacities of local authorities and civil society strengthened in civic engagement, coordination, and planning  for economic recovery and peace consolidation. One of the planned interventions in 2015 is to enhance rural livelihoods of youth and women groups from Northern Uganda and develop markets for their products. This intervention will enhance rural livelihoods diversification and create employment opportunities for youth, women, and other vulnerable people. In order to implement the above mentioned project intervention, UNDP Uganda would like to collaborate with a competent local/national or International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Civil Society Organization (CSO), Private Firm and institution. B. Objective of the assignment The main objective of this assignment is to implement the specific project intervention of enhance rural livelihoods of youth and women groups from Northern Uganda and develop markets for their products. This intervention will build on previous engagements where a foundation has been laid in supporting targeted communities in agricultural livelihoods, training of youth in basic business skills, initiating market linkages in a value chain approach to support farmers sell their products have been implemented. In view of the lessons learned, this intervention will take into consideration the fact that Community members are still weak in identifying the economic opportunities opening around them, still significant time is wasted on non-productive activities. The focus will be to further engage community members including rural women and youth to be more productive.

International/National Consultant to provide impact evaluation design and baseline study for UNDP's Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy for Refugees and Host Communities

Uganda Country Office - UGANDA | Published April 13, 2017  -  Deadline April 21, 2017
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Since December 2013, Uganda has been receiving a rapidly growing number of South Sudanese refugees. Following an outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, 400,515 new South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between 1 July 2016 and 30 December 2016, with over 84% women and children. The total number of refugees in Uganda has now exceed one million.The Government of Uganda opened a new settlement ‘Bidibidi’ in Yumbe District in August 2016. The settlement is now home to over 270,000 people and is now one of the largest refugee ‘camp/settlement’ in the world. It has reached beyond its maximum capacities. The West Nile sub-region, where Yumbe district is located, is one of the poorest, least developed regions in Uganda, marginalized for decades. Yumbe district already had very limited services and community infrastructure before the arrival of refugees, with limited to no connection to grid electricity.The impact for Uganda’s host communities is significant given that refugees are settled in settlements as opposed to camps. There is high competition over access to livelihoods opportunities, water, firewood, land and basic services, albeit largely unquantified at present.Perspectives for the return of refugees is limited and the Government of Uganda is preparing for the large majority of the refugees to stay and settle. There is therefore a critical need for investments in permanent community infrastructure and the creation of support to livelihoods opportunities, for both refugees and host community members.In light of this situation, UNDP Uganda has developed an Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy for Refugees and Host Communities (2017-2020). Key components of the strategy include: 1) emergency livelihoods and economic recovery; 2) protection against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) including legal aid, access to justice and psycho-social support; and 3) strengthen core government function.The emergency livelihoods and economic recovery component will adopt UNDP’s 3x6 Approach, which has been developed in line with the UN Policy for Post-Conflict Employment Creation, Income Generation and Reintegration’s (2009) three-track approach. The 3x6 approach will create emergency livelihoods through cash for work, support cash for work participants to save and jointly invest in micro-enterprises, and sustain their enterprises through business skill development and access to market.Objective of the consultancy:Design an evaluation methodology to measure the impact of UNDP’s emergency livelihoods and economic recovery intervention, collect baseline information, and summarize the findings into a baselines study.

Provision of Travel Management Services for UN Missions in Africa

United Nations Secretariat | Published August 2, 2016
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1. The United Nations Procurement Division, Regional Procurement Office (UNPD/RPO), hereby invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from duly registered, qualified, IATA registered and licensed entities to submit their Expression of Interest for the participation in the upcoming solicitation of Travel Management Services (TMS). 2. The UNPD/RPO, on behalf of the Regional Service Centre, Entebbe (RSCE), requires International Air Travel Management Services from qualified, competent and licensed and accredited Service Provider(s). This requirement includes, but is not limited to, provision of travel reservation services, ticketing services in scheduled commercial (non-chartered) aircrafts on most direct and economical air routing and related services to support official and non-official travel of staff members of the UN, their dependants and other persons nominated by the UN such as military personnel, consultants, individual Contractors or members of committees. 3. The proposed duration of Contract shall be required for an initial period of three (3) years with an option to extend, at the sole discretion of the UN, by another two (2) one (1) year periods dependent on the continuation of UN mandate, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance of the Service Provider(s). The Service Provider(s) is required to provide services out of and into but not confined to UN mission's premises in Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Kenya, Mali, Gabon, Liberia and Central African Republic. Among other requirements: - TMS must have access to Global Distribution System. - If a Bank Settlement Plan (BSP) is available in the Country in which the Company proposes to provide TMS, the TMS is a participant of the IATA BSP. - TMS must possess of documentary evidence of a valid Government-issued permit or Government-issued certification authorizing the TMS to engage in the provision of TMS. - TMS must have at least three (3) years’ experience in the business of providing TMS. - TMS must possess documentary evidence of a valid Government-issued document demontrating the TMS has legitimacy and authorization to work in all countries in which it proposes to provide TMS. 4. The UN reserves the right to split the contract award amongst multiple Service Provider(s). Any resulting Contract(s) shall be non-exclusive. 5. The estimated number of tickets to be purchased might be approximately around 31,500 tickets per year. 6. The tickets may be purchased both inbound to the UN missions in Africa as well as outbound and from elsewhere to elsewhere. The estimated main routes and number of tickets (based on historical data) are as follows: Estimated number of tickets per annum: Number of tickets issued - From / To Multiple destinations: 685 JUB to multiple destinations 89 ADD '' 2173 KRT '' 50 KGL '' 204 FIH '' 2928 EBB '' 1200 BGF '' 1461 BKO '' 32 ABJ '' 272 BJM '' 64 LBV '' 1073 NBO '' 7. Companies interested in being considered for shortlisting for receipt of the UNPD/RPO solicitation document are requested to submit a written Expression of Interest, specifying the company's profile, as per Vendor Response Form attached providing: (a) address, contact person, active telephone/fax numbers as well as e-mail contacts; (b) Company’s registration ID number (if already registered with UN) and UNGM registration number (www.ungm.org). c) Company must be registered in UNGM atleast at Level 1 in order to be considered to participate in this UN solicitation. 8. Note that companies that have previously submitted EOIs for similar services with the UN must re-submit full documentation as detailed above. 9. Please note, this is NOT an invitation for submission of bids. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested to participate in the solicitation when issued. 10. A detailed Statement of Requirements (SOR) will be provided in the future to companies shortlisted for receipt of official UNPD/RPO solicitation. 11. The UNPD/RPO will examine the outcome of this request for EOI and will consider those companies that have expressed their interest providing the required information as to their ability to fulfill UNPD/RPO’s requirement. 12. The UNPD/RPO reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. Thus, submitting a reply to this EOI does not automatically guarantee that your firm will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued. The tender and any subsequent commitment to contract will be issued in accordance with UN rules and regulations. 13. The Expressions of Interest (EOI) may be submitted only by e-mail no later than close of business 19 August 2016 to: unesb-rpo@un.org 14. UNPD/RPO reserves the right in selecting the invitees for the solicitation.

Lead Consultant for Local Economic Development for Equitable Growth in Uganda

Uganda Country Office - UGANDA | Published August 7, 2017  -  Deadline August 17, 2017
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The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is a UN organization with a capital mandate (unique in the UN System) focused on reducing poverty and inequality first and foremost in the least developed countries (“LDC”s).??UNCDF develops and tests out financial models which mobilize and recycle domestic resources to meet local needs and which raise investor confidence in these local economies so that they can become centres of growth. UNCDF works with local governments, promoting financial and fiscal accountability to its citizens through local development funds, performance-based grant systems, structured project finance, and by strengthening local revenue streams. It also supports accountable planning, budgeting, and decision-making at the local level, recognizing the importance of having decisions about resources being made locally, and those resources being spent or invested locally.UNCDF in partnership with the Cities Alliance, the global partnership for poverty reduction and the promotion of cities in sustainable development with a representative global membership of over 30 full and associate members is implementing the Joint Work Proramme on Equitable Economic Growth in Cities in Uganda. The JWP on Equitable Economic Growth in Cities (2016-2020) focuses on supporting equitable access to public goods and services by all citizens and formal and informal businesses in cities. It works with development partners to produce global knowledge, facilitate policy dialogues and support city-level diagnostics and policy recommendations. The goal is to support growth trajectories increasingly characterised by equity, inclusion and environmental sustainability.UNCDF is specifically responsible for implementation of JWP Component 3: The Campaign Cities Initiative. The main objective is to assist two municipal governments in Uganda, the municipalities of Gulu and Mbale, to develop well-researched and evidence-based policy recommendations on how to improve the delivery of municipal public goods and service that contribute to equitable economic growth. Also, the project will facilitate UNCDF and other JWP members to support the promotion of equitable access to public goods and services in the selected Ugandan cities, based on local needs, capacities and priorities.During a 24-month local support initiative, the two Ugandan municipalities will be assisted in producing a number of outputs, such as an Institutional Enabling Environment Report, a Local Assessment Report, and city-level evidence-based policy briefs and recommendations. Two themes were identified through a participatory and consultative process for Local Assessment Reports in Gulu and Mbale – Public Space and Land Management, and Local Economic Development. Local Assessment Reports are intended to provide detailed information about a particular public service, its scope, delivery mechanisms and recommendations about service improvements required to promote equitable economic growth. A Local Assessment Report contains a situation analysis and mapping of the city economy in terms of factors, systems and structures related to the provision of and access to public goods, resulting in a clearly documented evidence base. It is the key input to inform city-level evidence-based policy briefs and recommendations to specify policy, legal and regulatory actions to be employed by municipal authorities to implement the LAR recommendations.Objectives of the Consultancy:Municipal governments are the primary agents for LED because they address a wide range of economic development needs and issues: business regulations and infrastructure, tax, sites and premises, waste collection, education and training. They can identify and provide leadership, and organize coalitions and partnerships within a city and region. They have the democratic mandate and responsibility, and represent the needs of the entire community.The New Urban Development Agenda (2016) stresses the need to take advantage of the opportunities of urbanization as an engine of sustained and inclusive economic growth, social and cultural development, and environmental protection, and of its potential contributions to the achievement of transformative and sustainable development. Specifically, it calls on businesses to apply their creativity and innovation toward solving sustainable development challenges in urban areas, acknowledging that private business activity, investment, and innovation are major drivers of productivity, inclusive growth and job creation and that private investment is an essential element of development efforts.Hence, UNCDF seeks to engage a Lead Consultant to prepare a Local Assessment Report on Local Economic Development in Gulu and Mbale and perform other relevant activities associated with this output. The objective of the LAR is to establish a reliable evidence base with respect to the public space and land management in the target municipalities from the perspective of public service delivery that fosters equitable economic growth.

Consultant for Local Economic Development for Equitable Growth in Uganda

Uganda Country Office - UGANDA | Published August 7, 2017  -  Deadline August 17, 2017
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The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is a UN organization with a capital mandate (unique in the UN System) focused on reducing poverty and inequality first and foremost in the least developed countries (“LDC”s). UNCDF develops and tests out financial models which mobilize and recycle domestic resources to meet local needs and which raise investor confidence in these local economies so that they can become centres of growth. UNCDF works with local governments, promoting financial and fiscal accountability to its citizens through local development funds, performance-based grant systems, structured project finance, and by strengthening local revenue streams. It also supports accountable planning, budgeting, and decision-making at the local level, recognizing the importance of having decisions about resources being made locally, and those resources being spent or invested locally.UNCDF in partnership with the Cities Alliance, the global partnership for poverty reduction and the promotion of cities in sustainable development with a representative global membership of over 30 full and associate members is implementing the Joint Work Proramme on Equitable Economic Growth in Cities in Uganda. The JWP on Equitable Economic Growth in Cities (2016-2020) focuses on supporting equitable access to public goods and services by all citizens and formal and informal businesses in cities. It works with development partners to produce global knowledge, facilitate policy dialogues and support city-level diagnostics and policy recommendations. The goal is to support growth trajectories increasingly characterised by equity, inclusion and environmental sustainability.UNCDF is specifically responsible for implementation of JWP Component 3: The Campaign Cities Initiative. The main objective is to assist two municipal governments in Uganda, the municipalities of Gulu and Mbale, to develop well-researched and evidence-based policy recommendations on how to improve the delivery of municipal public goods and service that contribute to equitable economic growth. Also, the project will facilitate UNCDF and other JWP members to support the promotion of equitable access to public goods and services in the selected Ugandan cities, based on local needs, capacities and priorities.During a 24-month local support initiative, the two Ugandan municipalities will be assisted in producing a number of outputs, such as an Institutional Enabling Environment Report, a Local Assessment Report, and city-level evidence-based policy briefs and recommendations. Two themes were identified through a participatory and consultative process for Local Assessment Reports in Gulu and Mbale – Public Space and Land Management, and Local Economic Development. Local Assessment Reports are intended to provide detailed information about a particular public service, its scope, delivery mechanisms and recommendations about service improvements required to promote equitable economic growth. A Local Assessment Report contains a situation analysis and mapping of the city economy in terms of factors, systems and structures related to the provision of and access to public goods, resulting in a clearly documented evidence base. It is the key input to inform city-level evidence-based policy briefs and recommendations to specify policy, legal and regulatory actions to be employed by municipal authorities to implement the LAR recommendations.Objectives of the Consultancy:Municipal governments are the primary agents for LED because they address a wide range of economic development needs and issues: business regulations and infrastructure, tax, sites and premises, waste collection, education and training. They can identify and provide leadership, and organize coalitions and partnerships within a city and region. They have the democratic mandate and responsibility, and represent the needs of the entire community.The New Urban Development Agenda (2016) stresses the need to take advantage of the opportunities of urbanization as an engine of sustained and inclusive economic growth, social and cultural development, and environmental protection, and of its potential contributions to the achievement of transformative and sustainable development. Specifically, it calls on businesses to apply their creativity and innovation toward solving sustainable development challenges in urban areas, acknowledging that private business activity, investment, and innovation are major drivers of productivity, inclusive growth and job creation and that private investment is an essential element of development efforts.Hence, UNCDF seeks to engage a Consultant to prepare a Local Assessment Report on Local Economic Development in Gulu and Mbale and perform other relevant activities associated with this output. The objective of the LAR is to establish a reliable evidence base with respect to the public space and land management in the target municipalities from the perspective of public service delivery that fosters equitable economic growth.

International/National Consultant to support delivery of 4 Regional Training Workshops on Environment, Community, Health and Safety in the Development Minerals sector

Uganda Country Office - UGANDA | Published March 9, 2017  -  Deadline March 24, 2017
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The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building program that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals (industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones). The program is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP.The mining of Development Minerals has important implications for sustainable development, however, they have to date received inadequate attention for their potential to impact livelihoods; and few development programmes have provided support for this mining sub-sector. Often referred to as Low Value Minerals and Materials (LVMM) due to their low price as a function of their weight, and their relatively low value to international commodity markets, Development Minerals provide crucial inputs for domestic economic development (infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and agriculture to name a few) and have the potential to be high value in terms of national development. In comparison to the metals sector, Development Minerals have closer links with the local economy, and have the potential to generate more local jobs, with a greater impact on poverty reduction. This is partly because the sector is dominated by small and medium scale domestic businesses. However, the income generation potential of the sector often remains unrealized or under-realized. This is in part due to the uncertain legal and regulatory framework in which the sector operates and the lack of publicly available and easily accessible geological data, which exacerbates wasteful exploration and discourages investment in the sector. Furthermore, there can be significant social and environmental impacts associated with the mining of Development Minerals, with consequences on health and safety of workers in this sector and surrounding communities.The ACP-EU Development Minerals programme is implemented at the regional level (with participants from forty countries) and at the country level (focus countries include: Cameroon, Central Africa; Guinea – Conakry, West Africa; Uganda, East Africa; Zambia, Southern Africa; Jamaica, Caribbean; and Fiji, Pacific). At the regional level, the programme will conduct training activities. At the country level, it will include both training and other activities, such as small grants and partnerships to produce maps and databases on low-value minerals, development of regulations on environment and safety, organizing community engagement, addressing grievances, organizations of technology fairs and networking events, organization of public-private dialogues etc. The thematic areas of the programme activities are: 1) mine and quarry management; 2) environment, health and safety; 3) entrepreneurship skills; 4) market analysis and investment promotion; 5) geo-data and maps design; 6) community relations and addressing grievances.The project uses UNDP’s capacity development approach. The key stakeholders will include public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises and associations, business development centers; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups.