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									The Government of the People’s Republic of China United Nations Development Programme

Enabling China to Prepare Its Second National Communication to the UNFCCC Terms of Reference (10)
Subcontract Title: Duration: Estimated Budget: Improving public awareness and informing policy-decision making on climate change Four years No more than $150,000

Estimated Starting Date: December 2008

I. Project Background
As a Party not included in Annex I to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), China officially submitted its Initial National

Communication to the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) in December 2004. This project will enable China to fulfill the commitments under the UNFCCC by enabling it to prepare its Second National Communication (SNC) in accordance with the Guidelines for the Preparation of National Communications from non-Annex I Parties (17/CP.8) adopted by the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC, and to strengthen the National Communication process. Based on the experience and lessons learned from the INC, the project will broaden and consolidate the network of stakeholders, including those in the government, social groups, research and education institutions, industries, individuals, and NGOs, enhance technical capacity of national experts, and strengthen the institutional framework for the preparation of national communications. Furthermore, compared to the INC, the project will place greater emphasis on relevant policies on mitigation and adaptation to climate change and the results of their implementation, so as to enable China to effectively address climate change in the process of pursuing national and sectoral sustainable development. This subcontract is intended to improve public awareness and informing policy-decision

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making on climate change. This will be achieved through various interventions. Establish or improve relevant China climate change information website by adding such features as rich information, good structure, striking characteristics and extensive social influence so as to make it a window for announcing the implementation progress of the SNC and demonstrating China’s policies and contributions in relation to climate change. Raise the public awareness and alerting sense for global climate change. Systematically review China’s progress with respect to the publicity, training and outreach on climate change, and summarize major outcomes achieved in enhancing the public awareness in climate change, and the follow-up actions. The Terms of References will provide the supports of qualified organizations to assessment on impact of, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

II. Task Descriptions
Tasks of the subcontract will include, but not limited to, the following: 1) Establishment and improvement of relevant China climate change information website; 2) Routine operation and maintenance of relevant China climate change information website; 3) Preparation of the Education, Training and Public Awareness report; 4) Responsible for the dissemination of National Communication during project implementation period.

III. Expected Outputs and Submission Schedule
Expected Outputs include: 1) Progressive output:  Established and improved relevant China climate change information website. 2) Final outputs:  Summary report on education, training and public awareness;  Implementation report on dissemination of National Communication. Expected outputs and submission schedule: (Outputs should be submitted in both Chinese and English.)

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Expected Outputs 1) Progressive output - Established and improved relevant China climate change information website 2) Final outputs - Summary report on education, training and public awareness - Implementation report on dissemination of National Communication

Submission Schedule December, 2009

Submit to PMO

December, 2010

5 copies to PMO

To ensure a successful execution of the contract, the subcontractor should hold at least three workshops to solicit suggestions and comments from parties concerned during the contract implementation. All outputs of the subcontractor are subject to the final evaluation organized by the PMO. IV.Qualifications The team should have:
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Relevant qualification of Chinese separate legal entity; Principal investigators/team leader with relevant knowledge of China climate change information website;

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Significant specialist resources with rich experiences in organization or participation in projects related to public awareness improving and informing sharing on climate change;

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Keep following up the latest move of climate change issues; An extensive cooperating network with government agencies, research institutes, enterprises and associations plus industrial experts, which will facilitate the smooth implementation;

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Excellent Chinese and English language skills.

V. Technical Evaluation Criteria Detailed evaluation criteria are given in the table below

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Score Weight

Points Obtainable

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Expertise of Firm/ Organization Submitting Proposal

30%

300

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Proposed Work Plan and Approach Personnel Total

50% 20% 100%

500 200
1000

1. Expertise of Firm/Organization
No. Description Points Obtainable 50 20 40

1.1 Reputation of Organisation and Staff (Competence / Reliability) 1.2 Litigation and Arbitration history

General Organisational Capability which is likely to affect implementation (i.e.
1.3 loose consortium, holding company or one firm, size of the firm / organisation,

strength of project management support e.g. project financing capacity and project management controls) Extent to which any work would be subcontracted (subcontracting carries 1.4 additional risks which may affect project implementation, but properly done it offers a chance to access specialized skills.) 1.5 Quality assurance procedures, warranty Relevance of: - Specialised Knowledge 1.6 - Experience on Similar Programme / Projects - Experience on Projects in the Region - Work for UNDP/ major multilateral/ or bilateral programmes
Total

30

60 100 25 25 25 25 300

2. Proposed Workplan and Approach
No. Description Points Obtainable 50 50 30 50 100 120 100 500

2.1 To what degree does the Offeror understand the task? 2.2 Have the important aspects of the task been addressed in sufficient detail? Are the different components of the project adequately weighted relative to one 2.3 another? Is the proposal based on a survey of the project environment and was this data 2.4 input properly used in the preparation of the proposal? 2.5 Is the conceptual framework adopted appropriate for the task? 2.6 Is the scope of task well defined and does it correspond to the TOR? Is the presentation clear and is the sequence of activities and the planning 2.7 logical, realistic and promise efficient implementation to the project?
Total

3. Personnel/ Contractor’s Team
No. Description Points Obtainable

3.1

Task Manager/Team Leader - General Qualification Suitability for the Project  International Experience  Training Experience  Professional Experience in the area of specialization  Knowledge of the region

100
80

20

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3.2

- Language Qualifications Senior Experts - General Qualification Suitability for the Project  International Experience  Training Experience  Professional Experience in the area of specialization  Knowledge of the region - Language Qualifications Other Experts - General Qualification Suitability for the Project  International Experience  Training Experience  Professional Experience in the area of specialization  Knowledge of the region - Language Qualifications
Total

65
55

10

35
30

5 200

5


								
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