Bid Notice Abstract
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Reference Number 6869454
Title Hiring of Assisting Professional for Enterprise of PENRO, Iloilo FMP
Area of Delivery Iloilo

Solicitation Number: 2020-12
Trade Agreement: Implementing Rules and Regulations
Procurement Mode: Selection based on Consultants Qualification
Classification: Consulting Services
Category: Consulting Services
Approved Budget for the Contract: PHP 210,000.00 
Delivery Period: 3 Month/s
Client Agency:

BAC Secretariat
Old Rotary Park, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City
Iloilo City
Philippines 5000
63-033-3351878 Ext.0
Status Closed
Associated Components 1
Bid Supplements 0
Document Request List 0
Date Published 18/02/2020
Last Updated / Time 18/02/2020 00:00 AM
Closing Date / Time 25/02/2020 13:00 PM

Terms of Reference
Assisting Professional for Enterprise Development (AP for EnDev)

I. Background

The Department of Environment of Natural Resources (DENR) through the National Forest Development Office (NFDO) implemented the Forestry Sector Project (FSP) Phase 1 in 1993 until the end of 2003 with financial assistance from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). The FSP has adopted Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) as a main strategy towards Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).

Recognizing the significant accomplishment of FSP 1, a second phase of the FSP was conceptualized in 2003 to implement participatory sustainable watershed management and improve the economic condition and quality of life of the upland dwellers and downstream communities in three (3) critical river basins- the Upper Magat and Cagayan in Ifugao (CAR), Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino (Region 2), Upper Pampanga in Nueva Ecija (Region 3), and Jalaur in Iloilo (Region 6).

However, the subsequent implementation of FSP 2 was delayed for almost a decade since its conceptualization in 2003 due to policy, institutional and economic changes and setbacks both from the recipient country and the funding agency. Finally, in March 2012 the Government of the Philippines (GOP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement for the ten (10) year implementation of the former FSP 2 now the Forestland Management Project (FMP) within the aforecited river basins. The Project aims to improve forestland management through collaborative and holistic implementation of comprehensive and sustainable forestland management strategies in the three (3) critical river basins. The Project likewise complements the current National Greening Program (NGP) and focuses on Comprehensive Site Development (CSD) which include: 1) Survey, Mapping and Planning (SMP); 2) Community Organizing (CO); 3) Site Development (SD); 4) Agroforestry Support Facilities (ASF); 5) Policy Initiative; 6) Monitoring and Evaluation; 7) Project Management and Supervision (PMS). The Project is expected to integrate conservation and development oriented activities with full participation and capacitation of local communities and/or 147 Peoples Organizations (POs) within the 24 sub-watershed areas including the DENR and other stakeholders.

The FMP grants funds (seed money) to the 147 Peoples Organizations for the establishment of enterprise development projects. To ensure that POs are properly guided in implementation thereof, the Project engages the services of Assisting Professionals (APs) who would assist in the enterprise development activities.

II. Objective of the engagement of Assisting Professional for Enterprise Development

1. To facilitate the conduct of enterprise development activities and implementation of EnDev projects in the field;
2. To provide technical assistance to SUSIMO staff and POs in the conduct of enterprise development activities and implementation of EnDev projects;
3. To ensure the application of business management and entrepreneurial practices on enterprise development projects.

III. Scope of Work

A. General Tasks

The AP for EnDev shall:

1. Take the lead in the implementation of enterprise development;
2. Be responsible for enhancing and improving the capacity of FIUs and POs through coaching in the establishment/development of enterprise;
3. Plan, organize, conduct and evaluate structured learning sessions with the CDOs/CDAs on business planning and project proposal preparation;
4. Conduct follow-through and coaching activities to cater specific needs and concerns of the POs in enterprise management;
5. Provide technical assistance to the POs and SUSIMO staff in the preparation of Project Proposals and Business Plans

B. Specific Tasks

The AP for EnDev shall:

1. Evaluate the submitted business plans and project proposals of the POs;
2. Prepare training designs and organize workshops/ trainings for POs and FIUs related to enterprise development and management, in coordination with the IDS and AP for Community Development;
3. Assist the CPMO and Project Consultants in the provision of technical assistance/coaching/training to FIU staff relative to the implementation of Enterprise Development;
4. Act as resource person in the conduct of workshops/trainings on enterprise development for FIUs and POs;
5. Facilitate conduct of problem solving sessions to address concerns and challenges that the CDOs/CDAs may encounter during their coaching sessions with the POs;
6. Observe and provide feedback on the performance of the CDOs/CDAs in coaching the POs;
7. In coordination with the AP for Community Development, assist the POs in the networking and linkaging of enterprise development projects with the LGUs, business sectors, other government agencies and civil society;
8. Conduct assessment and documentation of PO enterprise implementation;
9. Submit and discuss regular accomplishment reports (monthly and quarterly) on the status of implementation of PO enterprises to the PPMO;
10. Update data on socio-economic conditions of PO and community members

IV. Duration of Assignment and Duty Station

The AP for EnDev will be hired on a full-time basis for a period of three (3) months and shall report at the concerned Provincial Project Management Office (PPMO). He/She shall report to the FMP CPMO at least twice a year to provide updates on accomplishment relative to the TOR. An assessment of the AP’s performance shall be conducted by the PPMO, which shall be the basis for subsequent continuous engagement and/or renewal of the AP’s engagement in the Project, result of which shall be furnished to the FMP CPMO.

V. Deliverables

1. Inception Report - A summary matrix shall be prepared within the first month of the engagement including work schedule, outline of work plan and methodology to complete the tasks;

2. Progress Report: A monthly progress report relative to the implementation of enterprise development, including evaluation report on the performance of the CDOs/CDAs shall be submitted to the FMP CPMO through channels;

3. Final Report, that includes:
• Overall status of enterprise development including recommendation/s for improvement;

• Training modules for EnDev and business management and entrepreneurial practices;

• Documentation report on conducted EnDev training;

• Documentation of lessons learned and good practices employed by the PO in the implementation of EnDev activities; and
• Updated and processed socio-economic data of PO and community members

The said reports should be submitted and presented to the PPMO within the prescribed period and quality thereof should be acceptable to the PPMO.

VI. Estimated Cost

The AP for Enterprise Development shall receive a fixed maximum total professional fee of SEVENTY THOUSAND PESOS (PHP 70,000.00) per month inclusive of all out of pocket expenses subject to mandatory withholding tax and existing accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

VII. Degree of Expertise, Qualifications and Competencies

1. Preferably a Master’s degree holder in the field of enterprise development or related fields;

2. At least three (3) years of work experience in Community-based enterprise management and relevant fields;

3. Good understanding of multi-stakeholders project implementation and community-based management approach in forest management;

4. Experience in working with various Peoples Organizations;

5. With Good communication skills;

6. Excellent time management skills with an ability to deliver high-quality outputs; and

7. Physically fit to undertake actual field visits to POs.

Local consultants are preferred

Date Created 17/02/2020

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