Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for
The Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights Yangon, Myanmar
Purpose: The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights calls for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for an ICT expert to provide assessment, advisory, and technical services related to the development of an online platform to publish written judgments from Myanmar courts. The online platform will be owned by the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union (OSCU) and integrated into their public website and backend infrastructure, so the assessment requires a close working relationship with OSCU and their IT team.
Terms of References
Service Provider (company, team, or individual) to conduct an assessment and advise on the potential design of an online platform to publish written judgments of Myanmar courts.
Yangon and Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Team Leader of the Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights
The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) (hereafter the Programme), implemented by the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The Programme, which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million), is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and to take the lead in implementation of activities.
The governance of the Programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The Programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020), endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture (JV) comprised of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the Programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.
A key aspect of improving rule of law in Myanmar is increasing transparency in the actions of the judiciary. A critical first step towards this goal is publishing judgements from the Myanmar court system online. It is also anticipated that an initial focus on commercial related court decisions will improve the perception of Myanmar’s business and investment environment. For these reasons the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union has expressed an interest in improving and expanding the system of publishing cases online. While the OSCU currently publishes a select number of cases annually on its website, the OSCU would like to develop a database and online platform that would allow publication of a larger number of cases with full search capability.
Therefore, the JV seeks expressions of interest from an individual, team, or company based in Myanmar (“the Consultant”) to conduct an initial assessment of the needs and potential design of the platform in collaboration with the OSCU. This will involve identification and cost estimates of hardware to be procured, and development of an indicative budget to develop, implement, and test the platform. The individual, team or company will need to demonstrate a broad base of skills, including sufficient ICT knowledge, to effectively manage this initiative of the Denmark- Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights.
Duties and Responsibilities
In regular coordination with the focal person from the JV, the Consultant will perform the following activities:
• Conduct a desk review of current documentation related to the assignment and desk-based research on existing models, platforms, and systems to publish court decisions online.
• Meet with the OSCU’s team to discuss needs and objectives related to the online platform, related work flows, and conduct a thorough assessment of how OSCU objectives can best be met.
• Meet on a number of occasions with OSCU’s IT team to understand the current status of web-based and server infrastructure and determine how a new online platform could build upon existing hardware and software.
• Analyse different options for the development of an online platform capable of containing all judgments from Myanmar courts with search capability.
• Propose a model for the platform with sufficient detail to enable the drafting of a Terms of Reference to procure services to deliver the proposed model.
• Assess security related considerations related to platform and security of data.
• Provide cost estimations and an indicative budget for the proposed platform and any likely recurring costs to run and maintain the platform.
• Conduct a risk analysis related to development and delivery of the proposed platform.
• Provide a draft Terms of Reference for procurement of services to deliver the platform.
• Inception Report outlining the proposed approach and timeframes to deliver the assignment.
• Draft Assessment Report capturing the full scope of the needs assessment and proposed model, including indicative budgeting, risk assessment and draft terms of reference.
• Briefing to JV team on the findings of the assessment.
• Final Assessment Report integrating feedback and comments on the draft.
The Proposal Submission
Interested companies, teams, individuals should submit a proposal covering the following requirements:
· Experience in conducting ICT related assessments of a similar nature.
· Expertise in building an online platform/database to provide access to information and documentation.
· CVs of key personnel.
· Summaries of past performance, including any recommendations or testimonials from past clients.
· If a company, a company profile, certificate of registration, and the number and role of persons dedicated to the assignment.
· Anticipated timeframe of conducting the assessment.
• Precise pricing model for conducting the assessment, including daily rates and amount of days for key personnel.
• NOTE: All travel and accommodation costs between Yangon and Naypyitaw will be covered directly by the JV as per program policy.
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