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Green Circular Economy Zero Waste Cities - Circular economy institutional specialist and TA coordinator (DTL 4)

Страновая программа/ План действий
Tender / Procurement notice
23 Фев 2021

Опубликован

23 Февраль 2021

Срок подачи

1 Март 2021

Бюджет

47 356 USD


Тип тендера


Индивидуальные консультанты

Номер

54065-001 Package Circular economy institutional specialist and TA coordinator (DTL 4)

Донор

ADB - Азиатский банк развития (АБР)


Расчетная длительность

110 дн.


Страны

Афганистан, Армения, Азербайджан , Бангладеш , Бутан , Камбоджа, Китай, Острова Кука , Восточный Тимор , Фиджи , Грузия, Гон-Конг (Китай) , Индия, Индонезия, Казахстан, Кирибати, Южная Корея, Кыргызстан, Лаос, Малайзия, Мальдивы, Маршалловы Острова, Федеративные Штаты Микронезии, Монголия, Мьянмар, Науру, Непал, Ниуэ, Пакистан, Палау, Папуа - Новая Гвинея, Филиппины, Самоа, Сингапур, Соломоновы Острова, Шри Ланка, Тайвань, Таджикистан, Тайланд, Тонга, Туркменистан, Тувалу, Узбекистан, Вануату, Вьетнам

Date Published: 23-Feb-2021    Deadline of Submitting EOI: 01-Mar-2021 11:59 PM Manila local time


Selection Profile

Consultant Type: Individual

Selection Method: Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)

Source: National

Technical Proposal: Not Applicable


Selection Title: Green Circular Economy Zero Waste Cities


Package Number:

Package Name: Circular economy institutional specialist and TA coordinator (DTL 4)


Advance Action:  No:


Total Inputs: 110 Working Days


Consulting Services Budget: USD 48,000


Budget Type:  Estimated:


Approval Number: 6617

Approval Date: 27-Nov-2020

Estimated Short-listing Date: 08-Mar-2021

Estimated Commencement Date: 01-Apr-2021


Open to non-Member Countries:  No:


Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension:  Not known


Country of assignment: China


Country of eligibility for national consultants: Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan;

Cambodia; China; Cook Islands; Fiji; Georgia; Hong Kong,

China; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Korea,

Republic of; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People's Democratic

Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Micronesia,

Federated States of; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Niue;

Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa;

Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taipei,China;

Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Turkmenistan;

Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Viet Nam


COVID-19 Related Assignment No


Contact Information

Project Officer: Stefan Rau

Designation: Senior Urban Development Specialist Asian Development Bank

Email: srau@adb.org


Agencies

Primary | Agency | Country | Agency Role | Person

 National Development and Reform CommissionChinaExecuting Agency |

 Qinghai Provincial Government (Q | P | G)ChinaImplementing Agency |

 Guangdong Provincial Finance DepartmentChinaExecuting Agency |

 Guangdong Provincial GovernmentChinaImplementing Agency |

 National Development and Reform CommissionChinaImplementing Agency |

 Qinghai Provincial Finance DepartmentChinaExecuting Agency |


Publishing History

Typed | Publication Date | Published By | Duration of Advertisement | Deadline

Original | 23-Feb-2021 | Noelle Dianne B. Laspinas | 7 DAYS | 01-Mar-2021 |


Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise: Circular economy institutional specialist and TA coordinator (DTL 4)

Expertise Group: Economics/Financial Analysis


Consultant Source: National

TOR Keywords: Circular economy, TA coordinator


Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will develop policy and capacity, technical

guidance, and design of pilots to further advance and enable mainstreaming of green circular economy,

zero waste cities in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The TA will have four outputs related to (i)

advanced upstream circular production; (ii) downstream improved waste management and resource recovery;

(iii) midstream improved packaging and logistics addressing growing waste from e-commerce; and (iv)

build institutional capacity and linking upstream, midstream, and downstream into a circular system of

biological and technical cycles. A circular economy institutional specialist and TA coordinator will be

one of the 14 individual consultants required to implement the TA.


Scope of Work

The TA consultant will report to the ADB project officer and the three implementing agencies Guangdong

Provincial Housing and Urban-Rural Development Department (GPHURDD), National Development and Reform

Commission Circular Economy Division (NDRC CED), and Qinghai Provincial Development and Reform

Commission (QPDRC), who will coordinate among themselves in guiding the consultant work, and also

discuss during ADB TA review missions and workshops. The TA consultant will perform the below tasks

related to the four outputs.


Output 1: Green circular industrial production plan of Qinghai Province advanced. This output will help

Qinghai Province develop its circular economy by advancing a plan for green, low-carbon circular economy

development in industrial parks, focusing on heavy industry and mining processing.2 Under this output,

the TA team will research challenges, opportunities, and market failures and design advanced technical

guidelines, policies, and pilots. Concepts to be considered will include life cycles of products and

materials; natural resource use; linking industrial processes, energy efficiency, and renewable energy

production and consumption; and missing upstream and downstream relationships. This output will include

research on solutions to reduce pollutant emission and discharge; creation of new jobs, including jobs

for the poor and for women; and local value addition. The output will also include components to raise

awareness and promote behavioral change. Tasks will include among others:

(i) Review current legal and institutional framework and practices of circular economy and circular

industrial production and identify issues, gaps, and challenges.

(ii) Hold consultations with government agencies, civil society organizations, and private sector in

industrial parks.

(iii) Prepare and deliver inception report with approach, method, and detailed workplan and outline of

final report.

(iv) Hold workshops with stakeholders, and national and international experts to validate approach.

(v) Analyze challenges, supply chains, material flows, and streams in and across industrial parks, and

waste management and recycling opportunities in these cities.

(vi) Prepare draft advance plan for circular economy in Qinghai Province including draft policies,

outline administrative regulations, and prioritized advance plan.

(vii) Hold workshops with stakeholders, and national and international experts to review draft advance

plan.

(viii) Identify financing, business models, and private investment and partnership opportunities for the

advance plan implementation.

(ix) Incorporate stakeholder and expert comments; and prepare report and knowledge product.


Output 2: Zero municipal waste action plan for Guangdong Province developed. This output will focus on

designing and prioritizing actions to significantly reducing household waste in Guangdong Province, with

a goal of nearly full recovery of household waste. This output will include research on and policy

design for household waste classification and recommendations to efficiently manage segregation and

recycling technologies in both highly developed urban centers and lesser developed towns and villages.

The 3R principle will be applied in capacity development and in the action plan, and pilots will be

designed to improve waste management and resource recovery. City governments, communities, households,

and local businesses will be engaged through public awareness raising initiatives and government

incentives will be proposed to encourage industry and people to do the 'right things' (e.g., designing

green products aimed at reducing or eliminating waste). The output will also propose options for

government-imposed disincentives—such as charges, taxes, and levies—for doing the 'wrong things' (e.g.,

continuing to produce waste and use up natural resources).

Tasks will include among others: (i) Review current legal and institutional framework and practices of

municipal solid waste management and resource recovery and identify issues, gaps, and challenges.

(ii) Hold consultations with government agencies; private sector; communities in towns; and small,

medium, and large cities on waste characterization, management, and 3R opportunities.

(iii) Prepare and deliver inception report with approach, method, workplan, and outline of final report.

(iv) Hold workshops with stakeholders from different city types, private sector, and national and

international experts to validate approach.

(v) Stock-take and analyze existing waste management practices and waste characterization; trace back

material flows and streams, production, and consumption and behavior; and identify challenges and

opportunities to improve, transform, and integrate waste and product chain management and material flows

across local boundaries and bring back to industries.

(vi) Prepare draft integrated waste management and recycling zero waste cities system plan including

draft policies, outline administrative regulations, and a prioritized zero municipal waste action plan.

(vii) Hold workshops with stakeholders, and national and international experts to review the draft

action plan.

(viii) Identify financing, business models, private investment, and partnership opportunities for

implementation.

(ix) Incorporate stakeholder and expert comments; and prepare report and knowledge product.


Output 3: Green circular e-commerce packaging and logistics pilot program for the People's Republic of

China developed. This output will focus on the important emerging challenge of reducing plastic

pollution caused by significantly increasing e-commerce and food delivery, and associated packaging and

logistics. It will support the development of a national pilot program customized for cities of various

types, sizes, and development levels, engaging market players in e-commerce and logistics. It will

explore new forms of recyclable and/or reusable packaging, logistics, and distribution equipment and

facilities with the goal of creating a green supply chain in which single-use plastics are eliminated.

Options for market-based instruments and business models will be explored and included in the design for

the pilot program. Tasks will include among others:

(i) Review current legal and institutional framework and practices of packaging and logistics in e-

commerce and identify issues, gaps, and challenges.

(ii) Hold consultations with government agencies, private sector, city governments, and people.

(iii) Prepare and deliver inception report including approach, method, workplan, and outline of final

report.

(iv) Hold workshops with stakeholders, and national and international experts to validate approach.

Analyze current supply chains, logistics system, and reuse and recycling status in the key areas of e-

commerce and express packaging.

(vi) Prepare initial concept of national pilot program customized for cities of various types, sizes,

and development levels, as well as engaging with private sector partners.

(vii) Hold workshops with stakeholders, and national and international experts to review and discuss the

pilot program design.

(viii) Finalize for implementation the national pilot program design customized for cities of various

types, sizes, and development levels, as well as engaging with private sector partners; and prepare

report and knowledge product.


Output 4: Capacity and institutions to implement green circular economy in the People's Republic of

China enhanced. This output will focus on the important emerging challenge of reducing plastic pollution

caused by significantly increasing e-commerce and food delivery, and associated packaging and logistics.

It will support the development of a national pilot program customized for cities of various types,

sizes, and development levels, engaging market players in e-commerce and logistics. It will explore new

forms of recyclable and/or reusable packaging, logistics, and distribution equipment and facilities with

the goal of creating a green supply chain in which single-use plastics are eliminated. Options for

market-based instruments and business models will be explored and included in the design for the pilot

program. Tasks will include among others:

(i) Review national and international policy and technical guide.

(ii) Prepare national and international best practice cases.

(iii) Hold meetings, review policies and cases, and discuss applicability in the PRC.

(iv) Prepare draft policy framework; and map existing arrangements, responsibilities, and potential

institutional and private sector, community, and household partnerships.

(v) Hold workshop and review of findings from policies, cases, and discussion of proposals.

(vi) Prepare initial draft synthesis report and close the loops on findings and recommendations from

outputs 1, 2, and 3 and from the policy framework report.

(vii) Hold workshop on integration into a national green circular economy zero waste framework.

(viii) Prepare synthesis, synergies, and integration report merging into a green circular economy zero

waste framework for the PRC and draft knowledge product.


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

In addition to the tasks in the scope of work, the specialist will be specifically responsible for the

following tasks:

(i) As deputy team leader for output 4 and TA coordinator, organize, coordinate, and take overall

responsibility for communication during the TA implementation, in close cooperation and coordination

with the three implementing agencies, ADB, and all TA team members; and contribute to analysis and

assessment of outputs, especially output 4, and contribute to quality assurance of project deliverables

for submission to the implementing agencies and ADB.

(ii) The national specialist and deputy team leader will be in charge of leading output 4 activities and

carry out consultations and supervise arrangement of joint meetings and workshops and joint reports of

all three implementing agencies.

(iii) S/he will contribute to all outputs with consultation and technical inputs to the tasks described

in the scope of work.

(iv) Review policies, technical guidelines, and practices institutionally, in areas like industrial

parks, etc., and in the private sector by consulting with multiple stakeholders on the current legal and

institutional landscape and management system in the PRC.

(v) Identify major issues, gaps, and challenges including the legal foundation and decision-making

procedure, avenues for financial support, operating mechanisms, information management, and requirements

(or lack thereof) for public participation.

(vi) Assess mandates, roles, and responsibilities of key players and stakeholders involved in the area

of circular economy zero waste cities specifically relating to activities of the outputs; examine their

roles and interactions in planning, financing, implementation, and operation; identify contradictions

and overlaps if any; and propose new institutional arrangements and improvements and strengthening of

cross-agency coordination and cooperation.

(vii) For output 1: understand the overall development and practice of the circular economy in Qinghai

Province through assessing characteristics and opportunities of different types of industrial parks;

identify major challenges and constraints in implementing and advancing the circular economy; explore

options, development directions, and technical approaches for technological innovation and

transformation of traditional industries, accelerated elimination of unsustainable and outdated

industries, and increased comprehensive utilization of waste and harmless treatment in industrial parks;

establish an effective policy system, coordination mechanism, and business models along with various

incentives and disincentives to promote (a) resource reuse and recycling, (b) a remanufacture industry

development, and (c) industrial transformation and upgrading through the biological and technical cycles

in the industrial parks; and be in charge of preparing the advanced green circular industrial production

plan of Qinghai Province with support from the other specialists.

(viii) For output 2: assess the opportunities and develop strategies of circular economy based on

findings from household waste characteristics and link to practices of light and high-tech industrial

production in Guangdong Province.

(ix) For output 3: understand the policies and practices of e-commerce in cities of different

development levels and involving some key industry players in e-commerce, local food ordering suppliers,

and logistics companies to assess and develop options for policies and incentives as well as business

models, to bring the packaging and logistics sectors into the circular economy and to a more sustainable

and efficient use of materials and energy; develop business models and institutional and business-to-

business relationships, bringing the packaging and logistics sectors into a value cycle; and reducing

and/or aiming to even eliminate waste.

(x) For output 4: improve the knowledge and skills in institutional coordination for circular economy;

and provide technical support to the capacity building and knowledge sharing activities for all outputs.

(xi) Contribute to review the assessment report prepared by the international team leader related to

national best practices and policies; and contribute relevant inputs to the reports of all outputs and

especially to output 4, including proposals for institutional reform for improvement of coordination of

government functions and define roles and responsibilities in implementing circular economy zero waste

cities.

(xii) Coordinate development of outlines and preparation of TA inception, interim, draft final, and

final reports and lead output 4 reporting, for submission to the three implementing agencies and ADB for

review and approval; arrange, participate, and contribute relevant inputs, as needed, to present and

discuss on the findings in the TA workshops and study visits, if any, ensuring a multiple stakeholder

engagement and sharing of knowledge and experiences on innovative policies, technical solutions and

cases, and successful business models. (xiii) Coordinate and contribute to and participate in TA

workshops, and prepare workshop arrangements with the three implementing agencies, the other TA team

members, and ADB.

(xiv) Perform other related work as may be needed and as discussed with the implementing agencies and

ADB, that are aligned to the objectives of the assignment.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

The specialist must have (i) at least a master's degree; and (ii) 3–5 years of relevant professional

work experience in institutional and policy reform in the circular economy and/or environmental

management field, especially relating to circular economy, sharing economy, solid waste management,

extended producer responsibility, and institutional capacity development. She/He must be familiar with

domestic circular economy and other related fields. The specialist should have experience cooperating

with ADB or other similar organizations, have strong communication skills, and be proficient in oral and

written English.


Minimum General Experience: 5 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 5 Years

Regional/Country Experience:  Required


Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)


Schedule Type

Intermittent


Max. Working Days/Week

Home Office 5

Field 6


City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)

Home Office, Other 22 01-Apr-2021 20-Jun-2021

Qinghai, China 8 21-Jun-2021 30-Jun-2021

Home Office, Other 22 01-Aug-2021 19-Sep-2021

Beijing, China 7 20-Sep-2021 28-Sep-2021

Home Office, Other 22 29-Sep-2021 17-Apr-2022

Guangdong, China 7 18-Apr-2022 25-Apr-2022

Home Office, Other 22 26-Apr-2022 31-Oct-2022


Total

110


Cost Estimate:

Cost Items Amount in USD

Remuneration and Other Expenses

All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 43,356

Contingency 4,000

TOTAL


47,356