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Industry briefing—National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Support Facility

DFAT will provide an update on timing and details for an upcoming tendering opportunity–the National Program for Community Empowerment (PNPM) Support Facility (AAP 1314-42).

Wednesday 25 June at 1.30 – 3.30PM
Arch Duke Room, Marquee Conference Centre
17th floor, Cyber 2 Building
Jalan HR Rasuna Said Blok X-5, Kav.13, Kuningan, Jakarta.

Contact: Simone Patton,, +62 29926 749 or +62 811 987 572

A preliminary pre-tender briefing was held on 19 March 2014. Prospective bidders (and other interested parties) are advised that the proposed value, timeframe and release date for the RFT have changed since the March briefing. DFAT is now proposing an initial contract value of $80 million over three years, with the possibility of a four year extension subject to program performance. Release of the RFT is scheduled for July 2014.

Additionally, DFAT will brief the market on changes to the Scope of Services in the RFT. DFAT intends to select a single contractor capable of potentially managing and implementing three programs, or 'Pillars' plus support to Frontline Service Delivery. These are:

  • Pillar 1 – Community Development Support Facility (CDSF), supporting graduation from PNPM and providing support to the implementation of the Village Law (currently primarily delivered through the PNPM Support Facility (PSF))
  • Pillar 2 – Supporting central and subnational governments for improved public service delivery through the design and possible implementation of a second phase of the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Decentralisation (currently being delivered by Cardno Emerging Markets), which may also integrate elements of other DFAT and donor decentralisation investments including bureaucratic reform
  • Pillar 3 – NGO support and strengthening through contributions to the design (which is being managed by Cardno Emerging Markets) and possible implementation of an NGO support and strengthening facility.

The contractor will establish a high-quality corporate and operations backbone, to provide efficient, flexible coordination and support across the three Pillars, and to support to Frontline Service Delivery with specified tasks. A separate contractor will be engaged to support the program with high-level monitoring and evaluation.

Selection Criteria for the RFT will focus on assessing the bidder's capacity to implement Pillar 1 and the corporate and operations backbone, with both to be mobilised once contracts are signed. Programming under Pillar 1 is largely as advised at the March briefing (an 'Investment Summary' document issued at that briefing is available on request). Pillars 2 and 3 may be mobilised in 2015, subject to further approvals, budget availability, design processes and contractor performance. Prospective bidders are advised that the value of the contract is likely to increase (subject to approval) in order to accommodate the implementation of Pillars 2 and 3.

Last Updated: 18 June 2014
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