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Tender Notice: Road Improvement within the Chiquibul National Park

Tender Notice

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

 

Basic Concepts

To improve accessibility and presence of the Forest Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Friends for Conservation and Development through the rehabilitation of the road connecting the conservation posts, thus reducing the illegal activities within the Chiquibul National Park.

Specific:

  • To Rehabilitate the road to make it accessible during the wet and dry season
  • To Install 16 culverts
  • Handover of rehabilitated road

The following requirements must be met by the contractor:

  1. Interested companies should arrange site visit with FD before submitting proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work
  2. Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to selected company
  3. All work is to conform to road construction best practices guidelines in Belize (BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER, 2000)
  4. Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  5. In the road construction, high quality construction based on the Belize standard needs to be achieved and the BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232

1. Qualifications and Experience

Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in construction of roads, quarrying and land clearing.
  • Knowledge of the area
  • Demonstrated equipment and expertise to carry out the works required
  • Professional work crew
  • Safety equipment based on road safety guide/standard/ (www.belizeroadsafety.com) must be adhered to.

Interested applicants can request for the complete Terms of Reference from accountsclerk@pactbelize.org

2. Technical and financial offer

Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than January 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Danny Singh
Accounting Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City (accountingmanager@pactbelize.org)
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

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Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant): Technical Indigenous Coordinator for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

MINISTRY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (MSDCCDRM)

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant)

Technical Indigenous Coordinator for the REDD+ Readiness Project Grant No: P152415/TF018492

 

Background

The Government of Belize with the assistance of the World Bank is implementing the project entitled “Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) Readiness Project in Belize” with Grant funding from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility “FCPF” and has appointed the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (MSDCCDRM) for the overall implementation of the Project with the fiduciary support provided by the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT). The Government of Belize intends to apply part of the proceeds of the grant to payments under the contract for this Consultancy.

REDD+ and PACT now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. In submitting Expression of Interest, consultants should provide information demonstrating that he/she has the required and relevant experience to perform the services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, Natural Resource Management or related field.
  2. Candidates with an Associate’s Degree and five (5) years of working experience with Indigenous Communities of Belize will be considered.
  3. Candidates that have five (5) years of working experience with the Mopan Maya and Q’eqchi’ Maya Peoples have a distinct advantage.
  4. Written and oral proficiency in English; Oral proficiency in Spanish is an asset; Oral proficiency in Mopan Maya and/or Q’eqchi’ Maya is a distinct advantage.
  5. Has knowledge, understanding and respect to the cultural and spiritual values and principles of the Mopan and Q’eqchi’ Peoples.
  6. Has experience working with forest-based initiatives with Indigenous Peoples of Belize.
  7. Has experience in planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of projects.
  8. Has experience in procuring services and goods for projects.

 

The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Individual Consultants’ Qualification method set out in the World Bank Consultant Guidelines.

Interested consultants can request the Terms of Reference by email at: redd.procurement.officer@pactbelize.org

 

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, mail or e-mail ‘preferred’) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday 22nd January 2021 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Tel: 822-3637         Email: redd.procurement.officer@pactbelize.org

 

The sealed envelope containing the Expression of Interest must include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked:

“TECHNICAL INDIGENOUS COORDINATOR FOR THE REDD+ READINESS PROJECT IN BELIZE”

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

 

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Tender Notice: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

Tender Notice

 

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

 

Basic Concepts

The SMP covers improving the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas (PA), its connectivity, and strengthening coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala and Mexico for conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.

 

Objectives:

General: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize.

Specific: 

  1. Feasibility assessment of game rearing and breeding in Belize to determine sustainability and market demand and selection of the 3 main game species with market demand.
  2. To develop manual and guidelines for rearing and breeding of the 3 selected species.
  3. Drafting notes to enable legislation to provide for rearing and breeding of the three selected species.
    Notes should take into account inter alia a permitting system for rearing activities including monitoring to ensure compliance of any regulations set in place.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife ecology, Natural Resources Management or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in formulating manuals and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Belize’s Environmental and Wildlife Laws.
  • Experience in participatory processes and facilitation of consultation processes.

Interested applicants can request for the complete terms of reference from: accountsclerk@pactbelize.org

 

Technical and financial offer

Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than January 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Danny Singh
Accounting Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City (accountingmanager@pactbelize.org)
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

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Vacancy: PACT Multimedia Officer

Multimedia Officer Vacancy – Call for Applications 

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, and is governed by a Board of Directors. 

 

Position Description: 

The Multimedia Officer is primarily responsible for developing, filming, editing, captioning, and delivering engaging high-quality content for PACT and its Strategic Communications Service Provider (SCSP). The incumbent will collaborate with all PACT departments to execute communications activities intended to meet and exceed the strategic goals and objectives of PACT. Furthermore, the post will aim to ensure data collected and analyzed by PACT on all Belize National Protected Areas System related interventions are adequately translated into consumable communication products. The incumbent will serve as liaison with PACT’s SCSP supporting the delivery of strategic communication actions for onward engagement of local media outlets and the general public. 

 

Professional Requirements: 

  • Bachelors’ degree in Media Production, Graphic Design, Communications, or related field. An equivalent combination of education, for example in Information Technology, and experience may also be considered; 
  • Digital Media certification is preferred; 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of media production experience is preferred with a Bachelors’ Degree. At least four (4) years of similar experience may also be accepted with an Associates’ Degree in a related field. 

 

Remuneration and Applications: 

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale. 

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Interested persons should submit, no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 9, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two professional and one personal referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@pactbelize.org. The email is to be labelled as “Multimedia Officer Vacancy – Application”

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability). PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application. 

 

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Call for Expressions of Interest: GCF Project Audit Services

Call for Expressions of Interest 

GCF Project Audit Services 

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct General Interim and End of Period Audits of PACT’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) Account and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing. 

 

The Specific Objectives of the Audit Service are: 

  1. To Conduct General 12-month Interim and End of Project audits of the Project Account based on the IFRS or International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). 
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures related to the Project to ensure that PACT is compliant with IFRS and IPSAS. 
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of the Project based on the audit and determine if PACT maintained adequate internal controls and supporting documentation for transactions and procurement processes. 
  4. Prepare financial audit reports. 

 

Applicants must submit an EoI, which includes: 

  1. A cover letter expressing interest; 
  2. A company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations; 
  3. Resume/CV of Partner(s) in Charge and Senior Auditor to be assigned to the Audit. 

 

Eligibility and Rules: 

  1. The tender is open to all Audit firms legally authorized to operate in Belize; 
  2. Firms must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize; 
  3. Following a review of the EoI, short-listed firms will be invited to submit full proposals. 

 

Submission Requirements: 

For more information regarding this consultancy you can email hram@pactbelize.org. The EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard copy no later than 10th December 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to: 

Human Resources and Administration Manager 

hram@pactbelize.org 

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

with e-copy to ed@pactbelize.org 

Packages are to be labelled as 

“Expression of Interest Re: GCF Audit Services” 

 

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Call for Applications – Accounts Clerk Vacancy

Accounts Clerk Vacancy – Call for Applications

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors.
 

Position Description:

The Accounts Clerk will provide clerical accounting support and technical backstopping, including compiling financial data, to the Finance Department for the portfolio of projects and programmes as assigned; assist with the day-to-day accounting operations of the Trust, and report to the Assistant Accountant. Overall, the position is responsible for supporting the documentation of standard, efficient and effective accounting and financial management processes.
 

Professional Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
  • Three (3) or more years of related work experience;
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles (that is, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and standard accounting practices;
  • In-depth technical proficiency using QuickBooks.
 

Remuneration and Applications:

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale.
 
The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org
 
Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00 p.m. Wednesday 14th October, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org
 
The email is to be labelled as “Accounts Clerk Vacancy – Application”.
 
PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
 
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application.
 
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SUPPLY AWARD NOTICE: Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

SUPPLY AWARD NOTICE

Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

Princess Margaret Drive, Belize C.A.

 

1. Publication reference: 

MCCAP/SP-NCS/002
 

2. Contract Sign date: 

28 August 2020
 

3. Lot number and lot title:

Land clearing, ploughing, harrowing, and planting of grass for cattle at Chunox St. Viator Vocational High School
 

4. Procedure:

Shopping Method
 

5. Number and name of applications received:

Three (3):
  1. Peter Dueck/Southwest Construction
  2. Maquinaria Agricola Krahn
  3. George Dueck
 

6. Name of candidate (awarded):

Peter Dueck/Southwest Construction
 

7. Price Offered:

BZ$10,600
 

8. Reasons for unsuccessful bid:

Awarded based on lowest price
 
 
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SUPPLY AWARD NOTICE: Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

SUPPLY AWARD NOTICE: 

Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

Princess Margaret Drive, Belize C.A.

 

1. Publication reference: 

MCCAP/SUP/045
 

2. Contract Sign date: 

28 August 2020
 

3. Lot number and lot title:

Supply and delivery of one (1) boat trailer
 

4. Procedure:

Shopping Method
 

5. Number and name of applications received:

Three (3):
  1. FB Trailers
  2. William Quan & Co. Ltd.
  3. Belize Hook and Tackle
 

6. Name of candidate (awarded):

FB Trailers
 

7. Price Offered:

BZ$14,000
 

8. Reasons for unsuccessful bid:

Awarded based on lowest price that complied with technical specifications
 
 
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SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE: Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A.

 
 

1. Publication reference:

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/WB/CS-4
 
 

2. Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest:

24th January 2020
 
 

3. Lot title:

Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project
 
 

4. Procedure:

Individual Consultant
 
 

5. Number and name of applications received:

 
Five (5)
  1. Dr. Carlos Itza, Cayo District, Belize C.A.
  2. Madhawi Ramdin, Paramaribo, Suriname
  3. Michael Somerville, Hattieville, Belize C.A.
  4. Oscar Grijalva, Cayo District, Belize C.A.
  5. David Perrera, Orange Walk, Belize C.A.
 

6. Name of candidate (awarded):

Michael Somerville
 
 

7. Price Offered:

BZ $4,125.00 monthly
 
 

8. Scope of the contract awarded:

 
The Environmental Expert will ensure that the Belize’s REDD+ Readiness activities and its outcomes are consistent with local environmental laws and regulations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, REDD+ environmental safeguards, as well as with the World Bank’s safeguards policies. Against this backdrop, specific objectives of the assignment are as follows:
  1. Oversee and contribute to the development of a framework for managing potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the REDD+ strategy options through the combination of analytical work, consultation, and public participation. 
  2. Oversee and contribute to the development of Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) and the environmental and social management framework (ESMF) related outputs and activities. 
  3. Co-ordinate, oversee and provide technical inputs on environmental aspects of the project-financed activities. 
  4. Coordinate and lead stakeholder consultations and contribute to monitoring and reporting for the aforementioned.
 

9. Reasons for rejecting other applicants:

  • Applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion.
  • Not compliant with the World Banks procurement procedures.
 
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Call for Applications – Internal Auditor Vacancy

Internal Auditor Vacancy – Call for Applications

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors (BoD).
 

Position Description:

The Internal Auditor (IA) is responsible for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of PACT’s financial control, risk management and governance functions in a systematic and disciplined approach. The post will provide independent and objective assurance and risk analysis services to the BoD with the intention of maintaining accountability and improving operational efficiency, governance and management effectiveness within the PACT. The IA position is expected to provide high level technical advice regarding these matters on an on-going basis.
 

Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting;
  • Qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant and certified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
  • At least five years related work experience in accounting;
  • At least five years related work experience in risk-based auditing preferably with specific experience in financial risk and regulatory requirements reporting;
  • Previous internal auditing experience.
 

Remuneration and Applications:

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale.
The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org.
 
Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00 p.m. Friday September 4th, 2020, an e-copy of their signed application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org and ed@pactbelize.org.
 
The email is to be labelled as “Internal Auditor Vacancy – Application”.
 
PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
 
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application.
 
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