The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine has had a direct and highly negative impact on social cohesion, resilience, livelihoods, community security, and the rule of law. Recognizing the need to urgently address reconstruction, economic recovery and peacebuilding needs in areas affected both directly and indirectly by the conflict, in late 2014 the Government of Ukraine requested technical assistance and financial support from the international community to assess priority recovery needs.
UNDP has been active and present in eastern Ukraine for the past decade, prior to the conflict, with a focus on community development, civil society development, and environmental protection. Work on addressing the specific conflict-related development challenges discussed above built on this earlier engagement and established partnerships and started in 2015 through the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP), a multi-donor funded framework programme implemented by four United Nations partnering agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The Programme, which operates on the basis of a pooled funding arrangement, follows a multi-sectoral programme-based approach and is implemented using an area-based methodology. With the current project, it is a unifying interventions framework for projects funded by 12 international partners: European Union, European Investment Bank, as well as the governments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan.
The UN RPP was designed to respond to and mitigate the causes and effects of the conflict. It is based on findings of the Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) and is aligned to the State Target Programme for Recovery as well as to the two oblasts development strategies up to 2020. The UN RPP involves three pillars for action: 1) restoration of infrastructure and economic recovery; 2) support to local governance and related capacity building; and 3) social resilience and peacebuilding. It is an integral component of the UNDP Country Programme and is therefore fully aligned with the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPF) It is closely interlinked with the Democratic Governance and Reform Programme, operating nationally and in all of Ukraine’s regions and is consistent with the SDGs, in particular SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong institutions).
The Programme’s interventions are grouped under the following key Programme components, which reflect the region’s priority needs:
- Component I: Economic Recovery and Restoration of Critical Infrastructure
- Component II: Local Governance and Decentralization Reform
- Component III: Community Security and Social Cohesion (CSSC).
In March 2020, UNDP has launched a new project named “Capacity Development Support for Integrated Mine Action in Eastern Ukraine”, funded by the Government of Canada. The Project will be implemented in the framework of UN RPP.
The Project’s overall objective is to support the Government of Ukraine in establishing a comprehensive, coordinated and gender-sensitive mine action response. The project will provide strategic capacity development support for mine action to enhance integrated planning, coordination, and operational efficiencies amongst the different mine action stakeholders presently active at national and regionally in eastern Ukraine (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts).
One of the project interventions will be focused on establishing effective state capacities for clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) both on land and under water with provision of up-to-date equipment, namely for demining teams of State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) and for Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA/QC) team of Ministry of Defence of Ukraine (MOD) which have been conducting humanitarian demining operations exclusively in eastern Ukraine (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts).
Scope of work
- Provision of equipment by the Contractor in accordance with the technical details specified in the tables below for each lot.
- Each lot defines the list of equipment for provision of the corresponding teams of MOD or SESU.
- A contractor should liaise via UNDP with relevant departments of SESU and MOD in order to get necessary documents for custom clearance procedures.
Lot 1: Landmine and ERW detecting equipment for surface search with a certain type of brand and model
Lot 2: Underwater metal detectors with a certain type of brand and model
Lot 3: Equipment to support underwater demining tasks
Lot 4: Equipment to support underwater emergency response demining tasks
Lot 5: Vehicle
Experience and Qualification Requirements
- Officially registered company (for Ukrainian companies – company should be registered in the territory controlled by the government of Ukraine).
- At least 2 (two) years of experience in the field of supply of similar products.
- At least 2 (two) positive references from previous clients.
- The supplied materials and equipment should be confirmed by quality certificates
Deadline for Submission February 09, 2021, 23:59 (Kyiv time)
For eTendering submission – as indicated in eTendering system. Note that system time zone is in EST/EDT (New York) time zone.