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.