Request for proposals

Wash services monetization scale-up feasibility analysis for Lebanon country office

Highlights

UNICEF Lebanon would like to tender to provide UNICEF with an analysis on the feasibility of the water trucking and dislodging services in the (ITS) as stipulated in the attached LRPS. Hence, we are inviting you to submit your proposal to LRPS-2019- 9155168.

You are kindly requested to quote your best price and submit your proposal by e-mail ONLY to: lebtender@unicef.org not later than 12:00h, 13 January 2019, otherwise it will be considered invalid.

Proposals should be sent by email ONLY to lebtender@unicef.org in two separate emails not later than 12:00h, 13 January 2019: one email for the technical proposal and one email for the financial proposal.

- Email for technical proposal:

Subject line of the email must indicate: LRPS number- name of your company- technical proposal. The email must include: The technical proposal only without prices.

- Email for price proposal:

Subject line of the email must indicate: LRPS number- name of your company- price proposal. The email must include: The price proposal.

Proposals sent in another manner will be invalid.

 

The reference LRPS- 9155168 must be shown in the e-mail's subject.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please note that any inquiries related to this request will be acceptable through e-mail ONLY (rallam@unicef.org & sselwan@unicef.org) and will not be considered through phone calls.

              

Annexes:

  1. Terms of Reference
  2. LRPS 9155168

Background:


Cash-based programming is of increasing importance in humanitarian response, as evidenced by provisions in the Grand Bargain (an agreement between more than 30 of the biggest donors and aid providers putting forward a series of reforms and measures to make humanitarian aid more responsive to needs) to increase the proportion of aid being delivered as cash.
Since the start of the Syria crisis, UNICEF Lebanon Country Office has increasingly been providing assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees through cash-based interventions. Cash based programming became a core part of the humanitarian response in Lebanon, from the simple monetization of programmes to broader and more complex social assistance programmes (such as Min Ila).


The integration of Cash based interventions in multi-sectorial programming is led by the Social Policy section, which provides the strategic orientations in the use and design of cash programmes but as well is responsible for their implementation, leading directly in the different operations of the programme cycle. The section has been implementing cash programming for the last 4 years. As a result, capacity and systems for the delivery of cash assistance are high, notably through the inter-agency collaboration among WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF, the LOUISE platform, an innovative Operational Model set up with the intention of streamlining the operational coordination of sectoral and multi-sectoral Cash assistance in Lebanon. While UNICEF Lebanon Country Office (LCO) focuses more broadly on humanitarian social assistance and safety-nets, it intends as well to explore opportunities in monetizing sectoral programmes (such as transportation to school, or trucking of water) in an effort to improve cost-efficiency and ensure most adapted and dignified assistance to its beneficiaries.


While cash-based programming in the WASH sector is still very limited, there are many opportunities to explore possibilities of monetization of existing interventions, notably regarding direct service provision.


In this perspective the LCO WASH section piloted a cash programme in the Mount Lebanon Governorate which it intends to evaluate the opportunities to scale-up to the national level.

 

First page of TOR.

Author

UNICEF Supply Team

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