RFP 2019/S/004: GCF Knowledge Management System
Through this request for proposals (“RFP”), the GCF is seeking to contract a qualified, reputable and experienced Firm for provision of services for Green Climate Fund’s Knowledge Management System (KMS).
The GCF’s Governing Instrument (GI) (Article 23, l) calls on the Secretariat to establish and run effective Knowledge Management (KM) practices. KM has become increasingly important as GCF grows and generates more information that needs to be captured, abstracted, categorized and channelled to its wide array of key stakeholders. The Secretariat’s various active engagements with countries and accredited entities produce a wealth of country, project and climate knowledge which should be better managed in terms of capture, storage, and dissemination and usage. In addition, the Fund is now entering an implementation phase where there will be an increased need to track progress on the Fund’s projects and readiness activities, understand results and share lessons learned.
Currently, KM practices at GCF are fragmented, and awareness of concepts and understanding about KM has not been fully developed nor embedded into daily operations. Consistency and mainstreaming of these practices are not observed, even in those few cases where KM practices occur. However, gaps are evident in tacit knowledge capture, storage, conversion into explicit knowledge, and scaling up of the use of best practices; these gaps prevalent in all aspects of the Fund’s operations, including in the production of explicit knowledge. The design and implementation of a comprehensive and easily accessible Knowledge Management System (KMS) at GCF seeks to further assess and address these current challenges. In this context, “Knowledge Management” refers to the people-driven practices, processes, and technology used to (i) identify, capture, manage, share, and (ii) abstract, (co-)generate, convert, innovate and disseminate knowledge, which can be tacit or explicit, generated and consumed internally as well as externally.
Sealed Proposals must be submitted to the Secretariat no later than 25 March 2019 at 17:00 hrs Korean Standard Time.