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RFP - Long Term Agreement (LTA) for Travel Management Services
Background
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Zambia on behalf of the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes represented in Zambia is seeking to establish a Long Term Agreement (LTA) for Travel Management Services for the entire UN System in Zambia.
 
The volume of domestic and international travel business and services for the UN in Zambia for staff, experts, visitors and counterparts is estimated around US$ 3,600,000.00 over a period of 3 years. 
The detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) is attached here.
 
A pre-proposal conference will be held on 27th January 2016 at 10:00hrs at the UN House on Alick Nkhata Road.
The closing date for submission of proposals is 18 February 2016 at 13:00hrs.
IC - Training Facilitation of Joint Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) – United Nations (UN) Retreat
In 2016, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has begun globally, including in Zambia. The United Nations System in Zambia is supporting Zambia localise SDGs in line with its national development priorities. The Government of Republic of Zambia (GRZ) and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) have recently signed a cooperative agreement in support the SDGs. The first Post-2015 framework, ‘Zambia-United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework’ fully reflects the high ambition of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and takes a strongly Human Rights Based Approach.
 
The Partnership Framework is valued at $806 million, and it aims to achieve transformational results in support of Zambia’s development priorities in the period of 2016-2021. It abides by the new Delivering as One (DaO) Standard Operating Procedures, which seeks transformation also in the UN business approach to the implementation of its operational activities. Roll out of the Partnership Framework, hence also marks the beginning of the implementation of the second generation of DaO in Zambia. For the first time, the GRZ and the UN have agreed on a joint DaO governance structure to advance ‘Delivering as One’ implementation in Zambia.
 
This new business model will strengthen national ownership and alignment of activities with national priorities through enhancing its results orientation and using Zambia’s own systems, increasing transparency and mutual accountability.
A Joint Zambia–United Nations Partnership Committee will ensure that Partnership Framework implementation remains aligned with national priorities in line with the Paris Principles, and the efficiency and effectiveness of programmes1. Support will be designed under three inter-connected Partnership Framework Pillars: Inclusive Social Development; Inclusive and Environmentally-sustainable Economic Development; and Governance and Participation. The UN agencies operating in Zambia will bring their individual mandates, technical expertise and resources together to provide that support within a single Joint Annual Work Plan for each year of the Partnership Framework.
The implementation of the Partnership Framework has begun at a transition time in Zambia. The country is developing its Seventh National Development Plan (2017-2021), and is preparing to hold presidential elections in August. Its new Constitution has been signed in January. Establishing a joint GRZ-UN implementation mechanism and strengthening the joint GRZ-UN ability to Deliver as One will be key to the successful implementation of the Partnership Framework and achievement of the desired results. Second, strengthened capacity of GRZ and UN leadership will be instrumental in the effective localisation of the SDGs. Third, it will support in building new partnerships and consolidate existing partnerships in support of the national development priorities and the SDGs.
To this end, the UN Zambia seeks a qualified consultant to facilitate a joint GRZ-UN Training Retreat.