Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for
The Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights
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.
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.
In regular coordination with the focal person from the JV, the Consultant will perform the following activities:
The Proposal Submission
Interested companies, teams, individuals should submit a proposal covering the following requirements:
For any further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit technical and financial proposals that directly address the stated criteria, with the subject line “EoI ICT Assessment”, to email address email@example.com no later than 3 July 2019. Only short-listed companies/teams/individuals will be contacted for further information.
The JV reserves the right to change or cancel these requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process.
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