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|Bids closing date||1 November 2018|
|Bids opening date||No Specific Opening Day|
2merkato.com (Sep 28, 2018)
|Posted on||Sep 28, 2018|
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST(EOI)
This notice is placed on behalf of UNECA. You are therefore requested to direct all your queries to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa using the e-mail address provided below:
DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia hereby seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) from qualified and experienced vendors to provide Communication Campaign Services.
UNECA was entrusted by the General Assembly to implement a project aimed to renovate the Africa Hall building. The Africa Hall Renovation project is unique and complex. The aim of the project is to transform Africa Hall into a rejuvenated facility, complying with the highest international standards for conference facilities. As part of preserving and restoring the historical and cultural values embedded in its architecture, the objective of the project includes a Permanent Exhibition to make Africa Hall one of the leading tourist destinations in Addis Ababa and to highlight the significant role played in shaping modern African history. Showcasing Africa Hall will be achieved through a new Visitors Centre which has been incorporated in the project scope.
The focus of the project is on conservation, restoration and modernisation. All upgrades to the building have been carefully detailed in order to be sympathetic with the original design. The planning principles consider the building’s original design intent in order not to adversely impact either the fabric or its cultural significance.
The Project is expected to last until 2021.
Communication Campaign Services:
Considering the relevance of the Africa Hall and the consequent attention generated, the vendor is to provide the following communication services to the project:
• Liaising with ECA team (Project Office and Communciation Division) and relevant partners
• Site visits
2. Communications Strategy
• General outreach - Print, Digital (Website & Social Media), and Media
• Outreach for Member States (during project roll-out)
• Outreach for local stakeholders (during project roll-out)
• Inauguration and opening of Africa Hall
3. Communications Toolkit
• Graphic timelines and other graphics
• Social media
• Other resources
4. Outreach material
• Simple video (English/French)
• Social media cards (English/French)
• Other merchandise design
• Media pack
• Initial wireframe and content structure
• Content development
• Uploading content and testing
• Set up a French language version
6. Media monitoring and reporting
• Compile most relevant media monitoring (liaising with ECA communications office)
• Summary of media monitoring, deliverables done, lessons learned, feedback from key stakeholders
and recommendations to further the communication efforts of the project.
7. Ongoing communications support and maintenance (2018-2021)
• Social media management
• Website updates and maintenance
• Support around key events/dates or meetings (identify opportunities and advise on strategic
outreach based on calendar of events and other potential opportunities that would be good for
communicating about the project, help prepare specific presentations for potential donors of
partners to mobilize specific support for key projects)
Vendors who express their interest will be invited to participate in a tender through a Request for Proposal (RFP). This tender will envisage the selection of individual/firm to undertake the above services within the described specifications that are detailed in the specific requirements below.
UNECA is precluded from entering into a contract with vendor that is not fully registered with United Nations Global Market Place (UNGM) and not obtained UN Global Market Place (UNGM) Vendor ID Number. Thus, only those vendors who are registered or provisionally registered or have started their registration process in UNGM will be eligible to receive the solicitation document-RFP. (Use the following site to be registered at UNGM website : https://www.ungm.org).
Those interested vendors who fullfill the above requirements are required to submit the Completed Vendor Response Form plus all required supplemental documentations through the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org (copy to email@example.com) on or before 1 November 2018
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS / INFORMATION (IF ANY)
By submitting an EOI, the Applicant acknowledges that neither the United Nations nor the Applicant intends
to create any contract or other relationship under which the United Nations is legally obliged to conduct the
Expression of Interest process for the works in any manner or to proceed to tender on the basis set out in
this Invitation to Expression of Interest or any other basis and that there is in fact no such contract
or other relationship in existence.
UNECA reserves the right to verfiy statements and not to invite all those companies who had expressed interest. Only eligible individuals/firms that are successful at this pre-qualification stage will be invited to participate in the tender through a Request for Proposal (RFP).
Interested vendors should submit a fully completed Vendor Response Form to the above-listed email addresses . All questions should be sent through the same email address not later than 10 days before the closing date. The UN reserves the right to reject incomplete Expressions of Interest responses.
Vendors interested in participating in the planned solicitation process should complete the Vendor Response Form in UN website of https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi15571.pdf of this EOI and fax it or email it to UNECA using the email mentioned in this document before the closing date set forth above.
Vendors interested in participating in the planned solicitation process should complete the Vendor Response Form (https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/pdf/eoi15571.pdf) of this EOI and fax it or email it to UNECA before the closing date set forth above.