The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok invites tenders regarding Framework Agreement for Audit Services.
The Embassy intends to enter into a contract with one (1) audit firm to assist it in the following areas:
— To undertake audits of projects and programmes in a timely and professional manner according to international standards.
— To undertake reviews of internal control and institutional assessments of recipients or potential recipients of Swedish funds.
— To build capacity relating to audit and other activities such as anti-corruption, procurement and policy development for partners and/or Embassy.
1. General Background:
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). UNCDF uses its capital mandate to help LDCs pursue inclusive growth. UNCDF uses ‘smart’ Official Development Assistance (ODA) to unlock and leverage public and private domestic resources; it promotes financial inclusion, including through digital finance, as a key enabler of poverty reduction and inclusive growth; and it demonstrates how localizing finance outside the capital cities can accelerate growth in local economies, promote sustainable and climate resilient infrastructure development, and empower local communities. Using capital grants, loans, and credit enhancements, UNCDF tests financial models in inclusive finance and local development finance; ‘de-risks’ the local investment space; and proves concept, paving the way for larger and more risk-averse investors to come in and scale up. In implementing its projects UNCDF requires the provision of Graphic Design and Web Development Services.
UNCDF is looking at outsourcing the required services and is exploring the establishment of a Long Term Agreement(s) for the provision of graphic design and web development services.
To this, UNCDF is seeking to enter into a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with two (2) reputable and specialized company/entity that can provide the required services in the required areas.
Under a Long Term Agreement, UNCDF does not warrant that any quantity of services shall be purchased during the term of the agreement. Where a request for services arises, UNCDF shall directly contract the awarded company based on its need to carry out the required deliverables. A specific Term of Reference (TOR) with clear deliverables, and timelines will be prepared for each request within the terms of the LTA TORs where either a professional services contract or purchase order shall be issued detailing the required outputs and timeframe.
UNCDF is not mandated to use the LTA holders and can resort to other procurement sources at any time, however if the conditions required by the LTA are met, UNCDF will generally approach LTA holders.
The contractor will be expected to respond to any UNCDF inquiry within five (5) working days and provide an offer as per given TORs with the estimated hours necessary for the specific required services.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject.
This RFP includes the following documents:
Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation
Section 2 – Instructions to Proposers (including Data Sheet)
Section 3 – Terms of Reference
Section 4 – Proposal Submission Form
Section 5 – Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the ProposerSection 6 – Technical Proposal Form
Section 7 – Financial Proposal Form
Section 8 – Form for Proposal Security
Section 9 – Contract for Professional Services, including General Terms and Conditions
Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, should be submitted in accordance with Section 2.
You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to UNDP to the following address:
Procurement and Administrative Services Manager
United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific Regional Centre
3rd Floor United Nations Service Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Attention: Somlak Supkongyu
The letter should be received by UNDP no later than 11 March 2016. The same letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Proposal. If that is not the case, UNDP would appreciate your indicating the reason, for our records.
If you have received this RFP through a direct invitation by UNDP, transferring this invitation to another firm requires your written notification to UNDP of such transfer and the name of the company to whom the invitation was forwarded.
Should you require further clarifications, kindly communicate with the contact person identified in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries on this RFP.
UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.
Management Support Services
United Nations Development Programme