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.

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 3751263
Publication date: 16-08-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Construction

Description

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.
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Uganda- UGANDA - UGANDA
Deadline : 15-Sep-17
Posted on : 16-Aug-17
Development Area : MINES
Reference Number : 40160
Link to Atlas Project :
00075375 - Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development
Documents :
Annex 1- Detailed Terms of Reference
RFP Word Template
Overview :

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).


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