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Tender Notice – Services to Conduct a Detailed Bathymetric Assessment of the New River Watershed

Activity Title: Services to Conduct a Detailed Bathymetric Assessment of the New River Watershed

Funded by: Project “Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion” (DOE/PACT/MAR2R)

Contract Ref: MAR2R/SER/001/2021

Basic Concept: The project aims to strengthen the integrated management of water resources in Belize, through the design of policies and instruments for water planning in the Belize River and New River watershed, under the ridge to reef approach.

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  • Undertake a detailed bathymetric assessment of the New River with a detailed report including high resolution digital and hardcopy maps of the river profile. The consulting team/firm shall produce a technical report analyzing the data resulting from the implementation of the approved technology, process and methodology including the identification of areas of interest in the river bottom terrain and recommendations thereof.

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest which includes:

  • A detailed technical and financial proposal for the deliverables.
  • Most recent CVs of all members of the Consulting team.
  • Letter of Interest highlighting the experience on the topics included in the Terms of Reference.
  • Proven experience in the field.

Eligibility and Rules:

  • Lead consultant with extensive GIS and bathymetry experience, and a technical consultant with hydrological expertise. Additional expertise is a plus.
  • The consultancy should demonstrate proven experience (at least five (5) completed similar assessments) in conducting bathymetric surveys, preparing detailed maps and cross sections.
  • The consultancy must have all the requisite equipment that are required to conduct the bathymetric assessment.
  • Must possess a degree in bathymetric profiling or related field, and hydrology or related field.
  • Prior background knowledge/familiarity of the New River and current issues.
  • The procurement process will be carried out through National Competitive Bidding.

Submission Requirements:

Selection will be based on the Quality Cost Based Selection where technical soundness, knowledge and experience and financial cost are considered.
The interested consulting team/firm shall submit separately the following:

  1. A Technical proposal in digital and hard copy. This proposal shall detail the methodology, process, technology/equipment, pros/cons, time schedule and quality control and quality assurance. The technical proposal shall also describe the composition of the team and relevant years of experience.
  2. Financial proposal shall be submitted on a sealed package. It should be addressed to Mr. Samuel Benavidez, Accounts Clerk and the front have the following in the front package “CONFIDENTIAL, DO NOT OPEN, MAR2R PROJECT PROPOSAL- BATHYMETRY.”

For more information and Terms of Reference (ToR) regarding this consultancy, email accountsclerk2@gobmail.gov.bz. Package should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. 29th October 2021to:

Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Samuel Benavidez (accountsclerk2@gobmail.gov.bz)

See full documents below:

 

Call for EoI – Project Development Specialist !Deadline Extended!

Background:

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, Nongovernmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations.

Description of the Services 

The Project Development Specialist will be responsible for supporting the resource mobilization work of PACT in relation to grant funding strategies, through the preparation of project proposals for innovative, impactful, and transformative projects that can qualify for bilateral or multilateral climate and/or developmental financing, inclusive of funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Adaptation Fund (AF) Global Environment Facility (GEF), among others.

Deliverables of the Service:

  • Development of New Portfolio of bankable Project Concept Notes
  • Approved and successfully implemented project preparation/development grants for the portfolio of new projects
  • Finalized grant proposal packages with costing and budgets, cost benefit analysis, logical frameworks, M&E plans, Risk Assessments & Management plans, and any other documentation required by donors
  • Approved project grant applications for at least 2 projects of USD$10M each

The PACT is thus inviting interested, eligible Individual Consultants to submit an Expression of Interest that responds to the Terms of Reference, and includes:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List and description of previous, similar work

Packages must be submitted electronically and must be submitted no later than Monday, October 18th 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Project Development Specialist Services

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 applicants in submission of their application.

 

Find full documents below:

2021 Call for Proposals

2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Belize Nature Conservation Foundation (BNCF) provides grants to registered co-management organizations of terrestrial protected areas including, non-governmental organizations and community- based organizations that are involved in conservation and management for sustainable use of Belize’s natural resources and terrestrial protected areas. The BNCF is now accepting project applications for its 2021 grants cycle.

Only projects which fit the following three priority areas for funding will be considered:

  1. General park management – protection, environmental education and equipment;
  2. Training and,
  3. Research.

Some project activities that are eligible for funding include but are not limited to:

a) The establishment, restoration, protection and maintenance of protected areas and reserves;
b) The development and implementation of scientifically sound systems of natural resource management, including land and ecosystem management practices;
c) Training programs to increase the scientific, technical and managerial capacities of individuals and organizations involved in conservation efforts;
d) The restoration, protection, or sustainable use of diverse animal and plant species; or
e) Research and identification of medicinal uses of tropical forest plant life to treat human diseases, illnesses, and health-related concerns.

Maximum Grant: BZ$39,000.00 for Nine Months

Past recipients may apply

For application forms and more information contact PACT’s Conservation Investment Manager or email cimanager@pactbelize.org. Submit complete and signed application (electronic or hard copy) to:

1. Regulatory Agency for Endorsement: August 23rd, 2021
2. Final Application Package to PACT: September 6th, 2021

Submit Completed Application package to:

Re: BNCF Grant Application
Conservation Investment Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street/P.O. Box 443, Belmopan, Cayo District

**EXTENDED** Call for EoI – PACT 5 Year Plan and Report Card

Call for Expressions of Interest for Consultancy to Prepare an Institutional Report Card & To Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a Statutory Authority, established in 1996, and it has the general function 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.

In 2016, the PACT Board commissioned the preparation of an institutional gap assessment and a 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan. Subsequently, the PACT Board developed and adopted a Tactical Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Annually, the PACT Board has utilized this Action Plan to undertake rapid assessments of progress and to adjust accordingly. The implementation timeline of the Strategic Plan expires at the end of the calendar year 2021.

The PACT is thus inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from firms or teams that can provide high quality consultancy services.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop two integrated deliverables:

A. An Institutional Report Card based on the 2017 PACT Institutional Assessment Report, the 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan, and the 2017-2021 Action Plan: and,

B. A Five-Year Strategic Plan based on the process for preparing the Institutional Report Card and on standard strategic planning processes.

Interested, eligible Consulting Teams/Firms may submit an EoI indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

The attention of interested parties is drawn to Section 28 (4) of the PACT Act Amendment (2015) which addresses evaluations of the Trust, inclusive of the development of strategic plans, stating that:

Any person who is, or was during the period under evaluation, in any way associated with the Trust, such as a member of the Board, Staff or the Finance & Audit Committee appointed under section 18 of the Act or any administrative, technical, scientific, or other Board committee or as a direct or indirect beneficiary of the Trust, shall not be appointed to the evaluating team.

The Terms of Reference will be made available to shortlisted firms/teams upon invitation to bid. Selection will be based on the Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS) procedure of PACT’s Procurement Procedures. Scoring will consider knowledge and experience of conservation finance and environmental trust funds and the inclusion of key national experts.

For more information regarding this consultancy, email hramanager@pactbelize.org or ed@pactbelize.org. Package should be submitted electronically and in print no later than 12 p.m. 18th August 2021 to:

Executive Director – Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
ed@pactbelize.org and CC’d to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Expression of Interest – Strategic Plan Consultancy

 

*PACT is not liable for any costs borne by proponents associated with their submission

 

**EXTENDED** Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultancy Service to design and conduct Capacity Building Activities for PACT and Stakeholders in areas related to Environmental, Social, and Gender Safeguards for project development and implementation

Background:

PACT attained accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in 2018, to enhance Belize’s access to climate finance thereby contributing to the sustainable management and development of Belize’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community. In line with its accreditation, the Trust has recently updated its Environmental, Social and Gender (ESG) Management Frameworks for alignment with international standards and best practices. Being cognizant of corresponding needs and to ensure the effective integration of the ESS and Gender considerations in projects/programs, PACT now endeavors to further build national capacity in the key areas of Environmental, Social and Gender Management for project development and implementation.

Services Description:

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Firm/Team to design and conduct training in project and ESG management in line with the Trust’s Framework. The objective of the consultancy is to strengthen PACT’s and national stakeholder’s capacity for the implementation of projects/programs, which effectively incorporate ESG considerations.

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  • Develop Training Program and Training Modules in areas of:
    • Environmental, Social and Gender Safeguards
    • Project Management
    • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Carry out Training Activities in Priority Areas

PACT invites interested eligible Consulting Teams/Firms to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

For additional information on the consultancy or the procurement process, interested Consulting Teams/Firms may send an email to cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org and hramanager@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (hard and soft copies) to the below addresses no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on Wednesday July 28st, 2021. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT ESG Capacity Building Consultancy”

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to: ed@pactbelize.org and CC’d to hramanager@pactbelize.org and cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org

**CLOSED** Call for Applications – Internal Auditor

Background:

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.

Position Description:

The Internal Auditor position is responsible for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of PACT’s financial control, risk management and governance processes in a systematic and disciplined approach. The post will provide independent and objective assurance and risk analysis services to the Board of Directors with the intention of improving operational efficiency and governance and management effectiveness within the organization. The Internal Auditor position is expected to provide high level technical advice regarding these matters on an on-going basis. The post reports (technically) directly to the Finance & Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and (administratively) to the Executive Director.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Relevant qualification- Internal Auditing certification or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and certification- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • At least two (2) years internal auditing experience or,
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in risk-based auditing preferably with specific experience in reporting.
  • Operations management experience and
  • Experience working with international development cooperation agencies will be an asset

Remuneration: Compensation package commensurate with qualification and experience within a designated salary scale.

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Packages must be submitted electronically and must include signed application letter, resume, certified copies of academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Tuesday July 13th, 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Internal Auditor Vacancy

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 applicants in submission of their application.

Find the full Job Description at the Image Below

Request for Expression of Interest – Communications Intern for the REDD+ Readiness Project

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. Be enrolled as a student in the third year of university education in any of the fields of Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field;
2. Experience working with local and indigenous communities in Belize, and knowledge about their cultural aspects, is an advantage;
3. Ability to use video cameras, basic video stories and photography for media communication would be an asset;
4. Ability to manage social media content;
5. Proven organization and coordination skills; and
6. Excellent written and verbal communication (English) skills.

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, e-mail ‘preferred’) by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th June 2021 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Tel: 822-3637
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:

“COMMUNICATIONS INTERN 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.

Full document can be found by clicking the image below.

*CLOSED* Call for Applications: Administrative Assistant

Note: that this call for applications is currently closed.  Thank you to all those who applied.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Background:

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.

Position Description:

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for undertaking and providing effective administrative and operational support services including office management, logistics, secretarial/clerical services, meeting support and administrative support for all transactional human resources management and development activities.

Core Competency Requirements:

• Associate degree in Business Administration or Management.
• A minimum of five (5) years of related work experience in administrative and/or operations support.
• Basic knowledge of office administration.
• Basic knowledge of transactional HR management areas.
• General familiarity with labour laws of Belize.

The full job description is can be found by clicking the image below. Packages must be submitted electronically and must include signed application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Friday May 28th, 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@pactbelize.org
Re: Administrative Assistant Vacancy

 

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by applicants in submission of their application.

Tender Notice: Water Quality Analysis Equipment and Supplies

TENDER NOTICE

Activity Title: Water Quality Analysis Equipment and Supplies

Funded by: Project “Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion” (DOE/PACT/MAR2R)

Contract Ref: MAR2R/SUP/002/2021

Basic Concept: The project aims to strengthen the integrated management of water resources in Belize, through the design of policies and instruments for water planning in the Belize River and New River watershed, under the ridge to reef approach. 

Please find Technical Specifications and list of Equipment and Supplies by clicking the thumbnail below.