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Consultancy – Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

 
PACT is interested in identifying a team of Consultants or Consulting Firm to undertake a feasibility assessment for the implementation of concession arrangements with in the BNPAS. The objectives of this consultancy are to evaluate the existing legal, technical, socio-economic and operational frameworks governing concession arrangements, develop recommendations for improvements in efficiency and expansion of benefits from concessions at the regulatory and operational levels, and to determine the viability of implementing these recommendations to enhance the existing framework for concessions in protected areas. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of approximately sixteen (16) weeks.

Qualifications requirements include:
The Consulting Team/ Firm is expected to include at maximum four (4) members with expertise in the following or related areas:

  • Financial/ Business Development
  • Environmental Economics
  • Protected Areas Planning and Development
  • Legal and Institutional Analysis
    • – Minimum of a Graduate Degree in a field related to area of expertise;
      – Relevant work experience of at least five (8) years in area of expertise;
      – Professional experience performing feasibility studies and/or other similar initiatives, protected areas planning and development and previous knowledge/experience in nature-based non-extractive operations in the Belize National Protected Areas System would be strong asset.

     
    PACT now invites interested eligible consulting teams/firms to submit expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience within the conservation sector and similar consultancies. Packages should include:
     
    1. Expression of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

    For more information on this consultancy service or the procurement process interested consulting teams/firms may do so via email to href=”mailto:hramr@pactbelize.org”>hram@pactbelize.org. Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (soft and hard copy) to the address below no later than 4:00pm (Belize time) on Friday August 9th, 2019.

      Sealed Envelopes should be addressed to:

      Executive Director
      Protected Areas Conservation Trust
      #3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
      Email: ed@pactbelize.org
      Re: Expression of Interest – Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

    For details, download full pdf documents below.

    Award Notice – Redd+ Supply & Delivery of Equipment Gears for the PSP

    SUPPLY CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

    Publication Reference REDD+/WB/SUP-006

    Publication Date of Invitation to Quote 18th February 2019

    Lot number and Lot title:
    Lot 1: Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots – PSPs (International Gears)
     
    Lot 2: Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots – PSPs (Local Gears)

    Procedure: Shopping

    Name of Candidate (Awarded)

    Universal Hardware Co. Ltd. (Lot 1)
    William Quan & Co. Ltd. (Lot 2)

    Number & name of applications received
    1.) Ezone, Corozal, Belize
    2.) William Quan & Co. Ltd., Belize City
    3.) Angelus Press Ltd., Belize City
    4.) Universal Hardware Co. Ltd., Spanish Lookout, Cayo District

    Price Offered
    Universal Hardware Co. Ltd. – BZ $112,727.67
    William Quan & Co. – BZ $24,487.97

    Scope of the contract awarded

    Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the PSPs

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    Amendment – REDD+ Request For Proposal No. 3.2a-1, CS-14

    AMENDMENT

    RFP No. 3.2a-1, CS-14
    Grant No. P152415/TF018492
     
    Selection of Consulting Services for: The Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize under the REDD+ Readiness Project

    Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

    Location: Belize, Central America

    The Request for Proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

    Section C Submission, Opening and Evaluation – Clause 17.7, 17.9 and 19.1 of the Data Sheet

    Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than
    Date: 17th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    The Opening shall take place on:
    Date: 17th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    Read: The Proposal must be submitted no later than
    Date: 24th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    The Opening shall take place on:
    Date: 24th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    All other terms and conditions of the Request for Proposal remain unchange

    For details download full pdf documents below.

    Award Notice – REDD+ Project Officer

    Contract Award Notice

    Publication ReferenceREDD+/WB/CS-7

    Publication Date of the Request of Expressions on Interest 16th November 2018

    Lot title: Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

    Name of Candidate (Awarded) Karishma Misir

    Number & name of applications received
    1.) Elroy Awardo, Belize City, Belize C.A.
    2.) Josue Cu, Cristo Rey Village, Cayo District, Belize C.A.
    3.) Karishma Misir, West Coast Demerara, Guyana

    Price Offered US $42,000 annually

    Scope of the contract awarded

    Project Officer will play a key role in the day-to-day management of the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project and provides technical and administrative support to project implementation; importantly, responsible for adequately carrying out the monitoring and evaluation of the project.

    Reasons for rejecting other applicants

    Applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion

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    Investment Notice – 2019/2020 SECONDARY INVESTMENTS Funding Opportunity

    2019/2020 SECONDARY INVESTMENTS Funding Opportunity Notice

     
    The PACT was formally established as a Statutory Board in January 1996 after the passing of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No. 15 of 1995; with legislative amendments being made in 2003 and 2015. The PACT is managed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of Government agencies, non-government organizations and individual experts. The general function of the Trust, according to the 2015 amendment, is to contribute to the sustainable management and development of Belize’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community, both now and for future generations.

    Description
    The PACT Secondary Investments form the second of a three-tier Conservation Investment Programme supporting the implementation of the 2018-2021 Conservation Investment Strategy. Secondary investments shall primarily support general protected areas management, operations, and creating enabling conditions outside of priority areas identified under PACT’s Targeted Investment Window. Support may include management processes and institutional strengthening tools for Protected Area managers inclusive of the development of Management Plans, Strategic Plans, etc. Additionally, funding may also be provided for short-term, emergency or one-off conservation relevant projects, training or initiatives that promote conservation, enhancement and protection of Belize’s natural resources as well as contribute to the sustainable development of Belize’s National Protected Areas System (NPAS). Secondary Investments should be sought via PACT’s standardized application forms. These forms are available on PACT website (www.pactbelize.org) or from the PACT office.
     
    For the 2019-2020 fiscal year PACT shall make available under this funding window BZ$150,000 for Secondary Investments. Applications are available year-round subject to the availability of funding. An investment ceiling shall not be fixed for secondary investments. However, investments shall be guided by its own merits and recommended based on its contribution to site level and national level plans and strategies. Applications are received and screened by the PACT Conservation Investment Department. Completed and eligible applications are submitted to the PACT Executive Director or Board of Directors (dependent on the funding request amount) within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of submission.
     
    Specific Eligibility for Secondary Investments listed on the full document attached below.

     
    Note: Other Terms and conditions may apply.
     
    For further information on PACT eligibility details, application forms and screening procedures or more general conservation financing information contact PACT’S Conservation Investment Manager via email cimanager@pactbelize.org.
     
    Submit signed complete applications (hard or soft copy) to:
     
    Conservation Investment Manager, PACT
    #3 Mango Street/P.O. Box 443
    Belmopan, Cayo
    Re: Secondary Investment
    OR by email to cimanager@pactbelize.org

    For details, download full pdf documents below.

    Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Equipment REDD+/SUP/006B

    Contract Award Notice

    25 April 2019

    Lot title: Lot 2 Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plot

    Scope of Contract:Ref: Ref: REDD+/SUP/006B

    Awarded Consultant/Firm: William Quan & Co. Ltd.

    Amount Twenty-Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty-Seven Belize Dollars and Ninety-Seven Cents (BZ $24,487.97).

    Implementation of the task may not start before the contract is signed by both parties; hence the Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots should be done within forty-five (45) days after contract signing as described in the Terms and Conditions of Supply and as stipulated in the Invitation to Quote.

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    Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Equipment REDD+/SUP/006a

    Contract Award Notice

    25 April 2019

    Lot title: Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plot

    Scope of Contract:Ref: Ref: REDD+/SUP/006

    Awarded Consultant/Firm: Universal Hardware Company Ltd.

    Amount One Hundred Twelve Thousand Twenty-Seven Belize Dollars and Sixty-Seven Cents (BZ $112,727.67).

    Implementation of the task may not start before the contract is signed by both parties; hence the Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots should be done within forty-five (45) days after contract signing as described in the Terms and Conditions of Supply and as stipulated in the Invitation to Quote.

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    Consultancy: Independent Expert Appraisal Group

    Technical Advisory/ Consultation Services

    Independent Expert Appraisal Group

     
    PACT is interested in identifying a roster of technical experts to form an Independent Expert Appraisal Group (IEAG). On a needs basis, experts shall provide independent technical evaluation and counsel to PACT and potential investment partners on the rationalization, feasibility and development of sound Investment Programs in accordance with PACT’s funding strategy and policies as well as national development strategies. Furthermore, the IEAG shall recommend where actions are necessary for the mitigation of potential environmental, social or gender mainstreaming risks associated with such investment programs in the BNPAS. PACT is now inviting expressions of interest from eligible individuals with expertise in any of the following general areas:

    Qualifications requirements include:
    Experience and Technical Capacity as follows:

  • Terrestrial Ecosystems Management
  • Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Management
  • Protected Areas/Biodiversity Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Environmental Management
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental/ Biodiversity Data Management
  • Social and Gender Management
  • PACT will provide the full Terms of Reference (TOR) upon request to the Human Resources and Administration Manager at hram@pactbelize.org

    Interested individuals should submit a package clearly marked “Independent Expert Appraisal Group”, including a cover letter indicating the expert area of their interest, résumé, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org no later than 12:00 a.m. on May 17, 2019. PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting expressions of interest.

    For details, download full pdf documents below.

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    Invitation for Bids – Supply and Delivery of Pick Up Trucks

    Protection of Natural Resources Selva Maya Supply and Delivery of Vehicles

    IFB Number – 01/2019

     
    On October 10th of 2010, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD, for its acronym in Spanish) celebrated the Financial Cooperation Contribution Contract. In 2014, the Governments of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, together with KfW, during the XLII Special Meeting of CCAD, elected the Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC, for its acronym in Spanish) of IUCN as the organization responsible for financial implementation and technical support of the “Natural Resources Protection Program of Selva Maya (SMP). The Government of Belize intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the Contract for Supply and Delivery of Vehicles.
     
    The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of 4 Pick Up Trucks
     

    Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the IUCN and KfW’s Guidelines for the procurement of supplies, works and associated services within the framework of the Official Financial Cooperation with partner countries, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.
     

    Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from accountingmanager@pactbelize.org

    Qualifications requirements include:
    Experience and Technical Capacity as follows:

  • The Company must be an authorized reseller of vehicles and have at least 5 years in the business
  • The Company must have an annual inventory turnover of 1.5 times the amount of the contract object.
  • The Company must have successfully completed at least one contract, within the past three years, in supplying similar equipment, within a similar scope of supply and complexity as to the proposed contract.
  • Personnel with professional qualification in servicing and repair of vehicles.
  • Bidders should confirm adequate on-hand availability of spare parts and after sales services for the vehicles offered in the bid.
     
  • A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.
     

    Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 2:00 p.m., local time, on 30 April 2019. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 2:10 p.m. local time, on 30 April 2019.
     

    The address referred to above is:

    PACT
    #3 Mango Street
    Belmopan City, Belize, C.A.
    Tel.: 501-822-3637, Fax: 501-822-3759
    Email: accountingmanager@pactbelize.org
     

    PACT and SMP shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting statements of capability.

    For details download full pdf documents below.

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    Invitation for Bids – Supply and Delivery of Truck

    Protection of Natural Resources Selva Maya Supply and Delivery of Vehicles

    IFB Number – 02/2019

     
    On October 10th of 2010, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD, for its acronym in Spanish) celebrated the Financial Cooperation Contribution Contract. In 2014, the Governments of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, together with KfW, during the XLII Special Meeting of CCAD, elected the Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC, for its acronym in Spanish) of IUCN as the organization responsible for financial implementation and technical support of the “Natural Resources Protection Program of Selva Maya (SMP). The Government of Belize intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the Contract for Supply and Delivery of (1) Truck.
     
    The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and delivery of (1) 7 Ton Hino Truck.
     

    Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the IUCN and KfW’s Guidelines for the procurement of supplies, works and associated services within the framework of the Official Financial Cooperation with partner countries, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.
     

    Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from accountingmanager@pactbelize.org

    Qualifications requirements include:
    Experience and Technical Capacity as follows:

  • The Company must be an authorized reseller of vehicles and have at least 5 years in the business
  • The Company must have an annual inventory turnover of 1.5 times the amount of the contract object.
  • The Company must have successfully completed at least one contract, within the past three years, in supplying similar equipment, within a similar scope of supply and complexity as to the proposed contract.
  • Personnel with professional qualification in servicing and repair of vehicles.
  • Bidders should confirm adequate on-hand availability of spare parts and after sales services for the vehicles offered in the bid.
     
  • A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.
     

    Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 2:00 p.m., local time, on 30 April 2019. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 2:10 p.m. local time, on 30 April 2019.
     

    The address referred to above is:

    PACT
    #3 Mango Street
    Belmopan City, Belize, C.A.
    Tel.: 501-822-3637, Fax: 501-822-3759
    Email: accountingmanager@pactbelize.org
     

    PACT and SMP shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting statements of capability.

    For details download full pdf documents below.