Нийгмийн даатгал, нийгмийн халамжийн өнөөгийн байдал, бодлогын шинэчлэлийн талаар олон нийтэд таниулах бүтээгдэхүүний агуулгыг боловсруулж, видео болон бусад хэлбэрээр гаргах
Урилгын дугаар: D1/CS/41
Захиалагч: Сангийн яам
Зарын төрөл: Зөвлөх үйлчилгээ
Зарласан огноо: 2021-01-26
Дуусах огноо: 2021-02-09 17:00:00  

Зарын урилга

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – CONSULTANT’S QUALIFICATION-based SELECTION)

Project name: STRENGTHENING FISCAL AND FINANCIAL STABILITY PROJECT

IDA CREDIT#6084-MN; IDA CREDIT#6085-MN

Assignment name: Consulting service to develop and produce contents of public awareness products on Social Insurance and Social Welfare current status, and its reform policies (ref no. D1/CS/41)

A. BACKGROUND

Mongolia received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project (SFFSP). The Objective of the SFFS Project is designed to improve fiscal policy and sustainability in a mineral-based economy, protect the poor and vulnerable, and restore confidence in the financial sector. The project is designed into five components: (I) Strengthening Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management; (II) Improving the Efficiency of Public Financial Management; (III) Enhancing Financial Sector Stability; (IV) Strengthening the Social Protection System; (V) Project Management and Monitoring. The objectives are to Strengthening fiscal responsibility and implementing relevant policy measures, improving fiscal discipline, strengthening the resiliency of the banking system, improving public expenditure quality in social protection, providing support for Project implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation, including, inter alia, audit arrangements, reporting requirements, procurement, and financial management activities respectively. For more details, please refer to the Project Appraisal Document Report No. PAD2269. 

In the area of social insurance in Mongolia, the Pension Insurance Scheme poses a sharply growing fiscal burden as a result of the rapidly aging population and several measures introduced, in recent years, to the scheme, which increased benefits and/or reduced eligibility requirements. In this context, the State Policy on Pension Reform (2015–2030) was approved by the Parliament in December 2015 to “create a framework for the government, employers, and individuals to be jointly responsible for addressing the ever-increasing pension costs due to the changes in demographic structure and life expectancy and provide a decent pension benefit that is adequate for living for elders.” The state policy envisioned addressing the fiscal burden through parametric reforms, which better align contributions and benefits and limit the state subsidy to the social insurance fund to no greater than 2 percent of GDP in the long term. The policy, however, is not legally binding and therefore needs to be followed up with amendments to the Social Insurance Law to achieve the policy objectives envisioned. In-country technical capacity for evidence-based pension policymaking and implementation is limited.

The state subsidy to pensions amounted to about 2.2% of GDP in 2018 (about 8% of government revenues and grants) and is projected to increase to over 6% of GDP by 2030 (about 22% of revenues and grants if held constant) and 11% of GDP by 2050 . The increase is primarily attributed to the rapid aging of the population (the proportion of the population over age 60 is projected to triple from 6.2% in 2015 to 18.8% in 2050) and government policies which have liberalized pension benefits and loosened qualifying conditions.

The policy needs to include pension reform and the formulation of programs to improve social insurance coverage among informal workers, herders, and the self-employed, the non-pension elements of the Social Insurance Scheme, and needs to adjust technical parameters such as financial sustainability, contributory incentives, and adequacy of benefits. MLSP had drafted amendments to the package of social insurance laws with international and national consultants. 

In addition, the draft Law on Private Pensions, developed by some members of the Parliament, is also being discussed in the Parliament. MLSP  received international consulting services in this law draft from the SFFS project of World Bank. MLSP also had drafted Law on Private Pension. Therefore, it is necessary to make the public and members of the Parliament understand the position and policy of the Government in this draft law.

MLSP has not sufficiently communicated the social insurance situation and social insurance reform agenda to the public. With the ever-increasing public and political pressure for the pension system reform, the Parliament and the Government of Mongolia have assigned the MLSP to increase the public awareness activities around the pension reform issues, expedite the preparation of legal changes for pension system reforms.

In regard to social welfare,  the Parliament of Mongolia approved the first package of Law on Social Welfare in 1995, as a means to take a vulnerable group, who cannot live independently, do not have the capability to serve themselves, and inevitably requires support from society to survive, under the government's patronage and to secure their livelihood. Since then, the laws and legislations on social welfare were amended in 2000 and 2008 and revised in 1998, 2005, and 2012 respectively. 

Mongolia spent MNT 439.2 billion (1.13 percent of GDP) for social welfare programs in 2019 (excluding the child money program (CMP)).  Including the CMP, the total cost of social welfare programs was MNT 506.6 billion (2.07 percent of GDP) as of 2019 which is relatively high compared to other developing and emerging countries. Individuals/households registered in a database of the PMT are divided into quintiles based on household PMT scores, and individuals/households in the poorest quintile (20 percent) received only 34 percent of total social welfare transfers in 2013. 

Around 87% of the individuals in the poorest quintile of wealth distribution were beneficiaries of at least one social welfare program (including CMP) in 2018. Although coverage of people in the social welfare increased by 25% points from 2013, the share of total expenditures allocated to the poorest quintile stayed at the same level as it was in 2013 at slightly under 34%. With the exception of FSP, SW programs in Mongolia is only weak “pro-poor” orientation.

Some of the social welfare programs, specifically, benefits for the Elderly with State Merits are more beneficial to the non-poor people (with better-off livelihoods). Looking at the above research data, the total expenditure for social welfare pensions and benefits is distributed widely by forms of various benefits to the population groups. Hence, the amount of cash transfers, received by the targeted group who are poor individuals/households in need, is relatively little to show a significant impact on their lives. MLSP prepared draft amendments to the Social Welfare Law and the respective laws by technical assistance of SFFS project of World Bank. 

Therefore, MLSP wishes to hire a professional entity to develop various types of reader/user-friendly content for raising public understanding and awareness about the ongoing and planned social insurance and social welfare reforms.  Based on prepared content, the MLSP aims to implement public awareness activities and communicate policy changes to targeted audiences. This communication campaign   will help public opinion on respective reforms 

This TOR, therefore, provides the scope of work, tasks, and deliverables for an experienced professional entity which is expected to develop the contents of public communication products for the MLSP as regards social insurance and social welfare policy and delivery systems reforms  

B. OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The objective of this assignment is to develop the contents for a series of public awareness products based on the context of the draft social insurance laws and draft social welfare law in order to inform the public opinion about respective policy and delivery systems reforms.

The public awareness products to be developed under this TOR will have the following types:  

    i) interview styled article to be posted on daily newspapers and news sites; 

    ii) GIF poster or infographics to be posted via social media and relevant websites; 

    iii) short videos to be posted on respective websites and to be disseminated via social media and news sites.

C. SCOPE OF THE WORK

The professional entity will work closely with the working group of the MLSP which includes representatives from MLSP, GOLWS (Government Office Labour and Welfare Service), and SIGO (Social Insurance Government Office), and responsible for the following area of work: 

The professional entity is responsible for the quality of the following  tasks: 

Task I. Develop and design 5 types of GIF posters, 9 interviews styled articles, and 8 short videos concerning the social insurance policy and delivery reforms (based on the context of Annex I. The plan for developing public awareness/communication campaign content in line with the ongoing policy and public debates about Social Insurance System current status and its reform)

These products are expected to deliver the following messages: 

    i. social insurance and pension reform (State Polic on Pension Reforms 2015-2030), the new policy on the multi-pillar pension system, pension reform and parametric reforms based on actuarial projections by international and national experts, and the significance of the parametric reforms to the current Defined Benefit (DB) system, and explain what is difference and advantages from the current pension system and  multi-tiered pension system, good and bad examples of other countries’ experience of introducing/moving into the funded insurance scheme, the main factors behind, risks to the government and the people and necessary re-conditions that must be in a place for a successful transition to a funded scheme;

    ii. social insurance funding, usage of all types of Social Insurance Fund, and to give knowledge about social insurance benefits, allowances, and pensions and easy-to-understand explanations on the social insurance services, contributing factors;

    iii. on the current situation of social insurance contribution policies and actions implemented by the Government of Mongolia and MLSP in the field of Social insurance and the implementation of the current Social Insurance Package law;

    iv. social insurance digitalization, policy to improve social insurance implementation, the Social Insurance Application, how to use it, and ensure the transparency of social insurance.

Task II. Develop and design 8 types of GIF posters and /flash, 9 interviews styled articles, and 8 short videos based on the context of Annex II. 

These products are expected to deliver the following messages concerning social welfare policy and delivery reforms: 

    i. social welfare reform, the concept of draft social welfare package laws, goal of social welfare and on needs and importance of developing a more effective social welfare framework while consolidating current social welfare, targeting social welfare services particularly to the poor and vulnerable groups, the experience of other countries;

    ii. social welfare fund, expenditures welfare fund budget expenditures, total costs, how many of them are spending on the target group, the comparison with other countries, the needs to reach the target group;

    iii. policies to transfer gradually social welfare beneficiaries into employment services, and supporting policy on the process of gradually developing social welfare services and non-cash support to the poor and vulnerable that are to complement the existing cash benefits;

    iv. on the current situation of social welfare service policies and actions implemented by the Government of Mongolia and MLSP in the field of Social welfare and the implementation of the current Social welfare package law;

    v. social welfare digitalization, the how to use it, and ensure the transparency of social welfare policy to improve social welfare implementation.

The detailed plan of contents to be produced is attached:

Annex I. (The plan for developing public awareness/communication campaign content in line with the ongoing policy and public debates about Social Insurance System current status and its reform)

Annex II. (The plan for developing public awareness/communication campaign content in line with the ongoing policy and public debates about Social Welfare System current status and its reform)

The copyrights of all materials shall reside with the MLSP.

Production of contents shall follow the requirements listed below : 

    a. The working group of the MLSP (which includes representatives from MLSP, GOLWS, and SIGO) will approve the final design and script approval of contents. Necessary revisions based on the Working Group’s recommendations shall be done without extra cost to the project.

    b. Technical requirements for short videos:

        - Short videos should be up to 2 minutes due to generate some kind of interest in your audience

        - Short videos should be dynamic, visually interesting, and representative of the goal which is to improve the understanding of the public in regard to social protection reform.

        - Short videos should be of various types like explainer, interviews, promo, animations depend on the working group's suggestions.

        - Editors working with software other than Final Cut should hand over an XML file of the project. (deliver to MLSP in HD drive) 

        - The videographer (consultancy company or NGO) is required to keep a copy of all original files for at least one year.

    c. Technical requirements for GIF fosters /flash for the social network: 

        - GIF /flash for social networking should be creative, easy to understand for the content main idea, possible to full of dynamism, with few texts, developers need to be mindful of accessibility and web standards.

        - GIF /flash for social networking should be a suitable format and it depends on the suggestion of the working group;  

        - Requirements for newspaper interview articles:

        - should target public officials,  should be logical, conversational, understandable, and shall provide interest for readers and  good content, discuss the current challenges and further policy directions;

        - should be at least 6 pages of the A4 size and should be divided into sections to be able to use flexibly for public awareness.

D. DELIVERABLES

The content of deliverables should be discussed extensively with the working group and other relevant entities and their comments are incorporated in order to improve the quality of the deliverables.

Deliverable 1. Developed and designed 3 types of GIF posters, 10 articles and interviews, and 9 short videos based on the context of Annex I to improve understanding of social insurance and social welfare; (referring to assignments 1 to 13 of Annex III, and Deliverable 1 must be completed within 40 working days since the signing of the contract)

Deliverable 2. Developed and design 10 types of posters and GIF /flash, 8 articles and interviews, and 4 short videos based on the context of Annex II to improve understanding of social welfare and social insurance (referring to assignments 14 to 21 of Annex III. Deliverable 2 must be completed within 80 working days since the signing of the contract)

E. QUALIFICATION

Organization experience: The professional entity should have at least 10 years of relevant experience in designing developing public awareness content especially writing articles and developing content on social, political, and economic issues and communicating daily issues to the public. The organization shall meet the following criteria: 

    • an entity should have at least 10 years’ experience in journalism, designing contents for the public;

    • an entity should have a technical team of at least 3 professionals as listed below:  

1. A professional editor:

Education: should have a bachelor or master degree as an international journalist 

Experience:  should have at least 10 years of relevant professional experience. 

Language skills: Excellent written skills in Mongolian and understand in English.

Other: Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. Have the ability to perform and manage high-quality work in a relatively short period.

2. A professional journalist:

Education: should have a bachelor or master degree as a journalist 

Experience:  should have at least 10 years in the social sector as a journalist. 

Language skills: Excellent written skills in Mongolian and understanding of English 

Other: Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. Have the ability to perform and manage high-quality work in a relatively short period.

3. A professional journalist:

Education: should have a bachelor or master degree as a social worker or business administration or journalist

Experience:  should have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. 

Language skills: Excellent written skills in Mongolian and understand in English.

Other: Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. Have the ability to perform and manage high-quality work in a relatively short period.

4. A graphic designer: 

Education: should have a bachelor's degree as a graphic designer or a relevant profession.

Experience: should have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience. 

Language skills: Excellent written skills in Mongolian and understand in English.

Other: Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment. Have the ability to perform and manage high-quality work in a relatively short period.

F. SUPERVISION AND REPORTING

The professional entity will report directly to the Head of the  Working Group, who is the Director of Policy, Planning Department (PPD).  The consulting agency will work on a day-to-day basis under the guidance of the Director of PPD on technical matters related to the assignment. Work progress will be presented during the working group meeting or other meetings as needed.   

The Director of PPD shall evaluate the performance on the agreed deliverables and approve the invoices for the delivered outputs.   

The professional entity shall provide a 2-3 pages summary report detailing the achievements and impediments in executing the entire assignment effectively for each time of submitting the deliverables for the purpose of payment.  The MLSP and SFFS PIU will provide input to the evaluation of the consultant’s performance. 

G. CONTRACT DURATION

The expected commencement date of the contract is February 2021. The contract will have a duration through May 2021.

If any task is not finished and approved by the Client within the agreed-upon timeline, the entity should complete the task/s without any additional cost.

Payment is a lump sum, will be released upon satisfaction upon completion and submission of the deliverable, according to the following schedule:

    • Submission of Deliverable 1 stated in the ToR conditional on the Client’s approval: 50 % of the total contract amount 

    • Submission of Deliverable 2 stated in the ToR conditional on the Client’s approval: 50 % of the total contract amount. 

H. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

The MLSP will provide the necessary information and contact for the team to work with the working group as well as the MLSP officials and relevant officers of SIGO and LSWSO.  The team will have access to all necessary data and information.  

Please submit the following documents in a sealed envelope no later than 17:00, February 09, 2021. Please submit the documents in English:

1. Expression of Interest Letter;

2. Company introduction/profile along with a copy of state registration certificate;

3. Evidence of specific experience and qualification information of the firm relevant to the assignment (please provide relevant information in the table in Annex-III);

4. Implementation Plan and Schedule;

5. Proposed consultants’ photocopy of educational diplomas, certificates, and CVs.

Expressions of Interest should be clearly marked “A professional entity to develop and produce contents of public awareness products on Social Insurance and Social Welfare current status, and its reform policies, Reference number: D1/CS/41”.

Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification-based Selection Method set out in the Procurement Regulations: The following is the link to the World Bank’s website: https://policies.worldbank.org/sites/ppf3/PPFDocuments/Forms/DispPage.aspx?docid=083b3f94-a932-4395-a410-834f8bc14f8c

Any clarification regarding the REOI shall be in a written form and to be sent to the below address or email to procurement@sffs.mn no later than 7 calendar days prior to the submission deadline. 

The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. Please be noted that incomplete applications would not be considered for evaluation. The only selected candidate will be contacted. 

Address for submission of Expression of Interest: Attention to Ms.Ariunaa.G, Procurement Specialist, Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project, Address: Room #204, Negdsen undestnii 8/2, 4th khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Tel: 70120582.

Холбоо барих

70120582

Хавсралт

1. Annex III
2. Annex I&II

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