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Service Contract Award Notice: Consultancy Service for Capacity Building Activities for PACT and Stakeholders in areas related to ESG Safeguards for project development and implementation

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Consultancy Service for Capacity Building Activities for PACT and Stakeholders in areas related to ESG Safeguards for project development and implementation

 

  1. Publication Reference

Green Climate Fund – RS-BLZ-003/Ser/003

 

  1. Publication Date of Request for Proposal

16th August 2021

 

  1. Contract sign Date

23rd December 2021

 

  1. Consultancy Title

Green Climate Fund – Capacity Building Activities for PACT and Stakeholders in areas related to Environmental, Social, and Gender Safeguards for project development and implementation

 

  1. Procedure

Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS)

 

  1. Number and Name of Applications received

Five (5)

  1. University of the West Indies
  2. E Co.
  3. Environmental Governance Consulting
  4. Asesoramiento Ambiental Estrategico
  5. Centre for Applied Development Studies

 

  1. Name of Firm (awarded)

E Co.

 

  1. Price Offered

Not to exceed BZD$70,000.00

 

  1. Scope of the contract awarded

Design and Conduct Capacity Building Activities for PACT and PACT Stakeholders in the following areas for project development and implementation:

 

  • Project Management
  • Environmental Gender and Social Safeguards
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Duration of Contract: 5months

 

  1. Reasons for Rejecting Other Applicants

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the required professional/technical capacity criterion to perform the service.

 

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Call for Applications: Procurement Officer

Call for Applications!

Procurement Officer

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 Procurement Officer (PO) is primarily responsible to execute the procurement functions of PACT to support the achievement of PACT’s strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting operational procurement for PACT; project procurement for PACT’s Fiduciary Management and Climate Finance Portfolios; and PACT Conservation Investment Program Compliance Monitoring; all in adherence to PACT’s and Project-Specific Procurement Policies and Procedures.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Possess a Masters (preferred) or Bachelors’ degree in Economics, Finance, Law and/or
  • Industry recognized certification in procurement
  • A minimum of 5 years related professional experience and
  • Previous procurement management is required
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles, policies and practices
  • Knowledge of contract development and management, fiscal management, and project management

 

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, January 18th 2022. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director

ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org

Re: Procurement Officer

 

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.

Tender Notice: Consultancy for Services to Review and Update the National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, Strategy, and Action Plan of Belize

 

   

 

 

 

TENDER NOTICE

Activity Title: Consultancy for Services to Review and Update the National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, Strategy, and Action Plan of Belize
Funded by: Project “Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion” (DOE/PACT/MAR2R)
Contract Ref: MAR2R/SER/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.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

Review and update the National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, and Strategy and Action Plan for Belize, inclusive of the existing National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy (including Climate Change) for Belize, 2008, and the National Adaptation Strategy to address Climate Change in the Water Sector in Belize: Strategy and Action Plan, 2009. The aforementioned documents herein after referred to as the National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, Strategy and Action Plan.

2.0 SCOPE OF WORKS

  • Inception meeting and preparation of a work plan and Stakeholder Inception Meeting
  • Literature Review
  • Consultation with Stakeholders to develop 1st Draft of the Updated National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy and the updated National Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Produce 1st Draft of the Updated National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, and a National Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Disseminate 1st Draft with Stakeholders and conduct Stakeholder Workshop to present, review and obtain feed on the Draft Updated IWRM Policy and Updated IWRM Strategy and Action Plan
  • Validation Workshop for the Updated National Water Policy, Strategy and Action Plan
  • Submission of Validated draft to Project Management Team for submission to Cabinet.
  • Submission of Final Consultancy Report

3.0 DELIVERABLES AND TIMEFRAME

Draft and finalized copies of all documents are to be provided to the Project Management Team, Department of the Environment, and the National Hydrological Service. The allotted time for the consultancy is approximately 5 months and all documentation submitted must be in English.

The following documents are to be provided by the consultant:

  1. An Inception Report within three (3) weeks of signing of the contract. This report will detail the scope of the work, outline the methodology to be used, timelines in the form of a Gantt Chart and milestones of the Consultancy including Stakeholders’ engagement.
  2. A Report outlining findings of the Literature Review.
  3. A Report outlining the proceedings of the Stakeholder Workshop on the 1st Draft of the documents.
  4. The 1st Draft version of the Updated National Water Policy, Strategy and Action Plan 2021 no later than twelve (12) weeks after signing the contract.
  5. A Report on the Validation workshop incorporating the comments from stakeholders.
  6. The Validated Final version of the Updated National Integrated Water Resources Management Policy, and the Updated National Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy and Action Plan capturing feedback from Validation workshop and that of the Project Management Team no later than sixteen (16) weeks after signing the contract;
  7. The Final Consultancy Report no later than sixteen (16) weeks after signing the contract. This report must detail the activities undertaken during the assignment- individuals/groups consulted, lessons learned, etc.
  8. A balance scorecard indicating the progress with the task highlighting any challenges faced in achieving objectives.

4.0 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The consultancy firm/team shall have at minimum two consultants, with lead consultant having extensive experience in environmental policy and water resource management and another technical consultant with hydrological expertise.

The Policy Consultant must possess training in Policy development, preferably environmental policy, water resources management, regional/national policy development. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources Management, or Biological Science, or Environmental Management or related field. Graduate degree in Policy associated with one of the above disciplines would be an asset. Must possess a minimum of five (5) years working experience in similar undertakings.

The hydrology expert must possess minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Water Resources Management and/or Hydrology. Minimum of 5 years of experience in IWRM or a field directly related to the assignment at a senior advisory or management position; experience in climate change adaptation; experience in comprehensive water sector reform, policy and institutional support, and engagement with the private sector and civil society in IWRM issues; proven and demonstrable experience in implementing IWRM measures; and proven and demonstrable ability to work as part of a team.

Members in the consulting team should also have the following:

  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional and policy issues in Belize and the Caribbean pertaining to water resources management and climate change;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • Fluency in Spanish would be an asset; Prior experience preparing reports and studies, preferably on law and policy related issues would be an asset; and,
  • The Consultant Team should also have a demonstrated familiarity/experience with Integrated Water Resources Management and related issues.

5.0 REPORTING

Consultant will report and submit all documents (digital and hard copy) to The National Hydrological Service (NHS) and The Department of the Environment (DOE) who forms part of the Project Management Team.

6.0 PAYMENTS AND DELIVERABLES

10% upon signing of contract, 10% upon approval of inception report, 40% submission and approval of Draft version of the Updated Water Resources Policy, Strategy and Action Plan., 20% submission and approval of Final version of the Updated Water Resources Policy, Strategy and Action Plan, 20% upon submission and approval of final consultancy report

Please note that the consultant/s will be expected to make their own arrangements for any one–on-one meeting with stakeholders but at least two group consultations/workshops are expected to be conducted.

7.0 DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

Selection will be based on the Consultants’ Qualification Selection where technical soundness, knowledge and experience and financial cost are considered.

  1. Interested applicants are asked to submit a detailed technical proposal for the deliverables in Microsoft word format. The technical proposal should include methodology, work schedule, quality control and quality assurance. The technical proposal shall also describe the composition of the team and relevant years of experience.
  2. A financial proposal shall also be submitted on a sealed package. It should be addressed to Mr. Samuel Benavidez, Accounts Clerk and the front should have the following in the package “CONFIDENTIAL, DO NOT OPEN, MAR2R PROJECT PROPOSAL- REVIEW AND UPDATE OF THE NATIONAL INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT POLICY OF BELIZE.”
  3. They must also provide most recent CVs of all members of the Consulting team.
  4. Letter of Interest highlighting the experience on the topics included in this Terms of Reference.

8.0 SUBMISSION AND CONTACT

Those interested should present the technical offer and budget proposal that responds to the contents of the Terms of Reference no later than 4 p.m 17th December 2021. The proposal should be addressed to:

Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Hummingbird Highway
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Samuel Benavidez (accountsclerk2@gobmail.gov.bz)

NOTE: This Notice has been amended.

AMENDMENT TO THE TENDER NOTICE Consultancy for Services to Review and Update National Integrated Water Res[6406]

 

 

Service Contract Award Notice – Consultancy Service to prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Consultancy Service to prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

1. Publication Reference

Request for Expression of Interest

2. Publication Date of Request for Proposal

23rd August 2021

3. Contract sign Date

01st October 2021

4. Consultancy Title

Consultancy to Prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

5. Procedure

Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS)

6. Number and Name of Applications received

Four (4)
1. Praxi5 Advisory Group Ltd.
2. Agricones
3. ID&M Consultants Ltd.
4. PPF Capital Belize Ltd.

7. Name of Firm (awarded)

Praxi5 Advisory Group Ltd.

8. Price Offered

Not to exceed BZD$99,997.36

9. Scope of the contract awarded

Preparation of an Institutional Report Card based on PACT’s 2017 Institutional Assessment Report, the 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan, and the 2017-2021 Action Plan.Development of a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT based on the process for preparing the Institutional Report Card and on standard strategic planning processes.
Duration of Contract: 15 weeks

10. Reasons for Rejecting Other Applicants

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the required professional/technical capacity criterion to perform the service.

Call for Applications: Data Entry Clerks

Call for Applications: Data Entry Clerk

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 Data Entry Clerk position (DEC) is a temporary post and geared to facilitate Interns. The DEC will be responsible to enter PACT Program data within the IMS (Information Management System) and track pending tasks. The DEC will be responsible for the collection, sorting, cleaning, and organizing of all records pertaining to PACT’s Investments (Proposals, Evaluations, and Financial Reports). The DEC is expected to maintain a strict code of confidentiality when reviewing and entering data. The Data Entry Clerk will be expected to work 35 hours per week, and will be provided with an office space, inclusive of a laptop, stationery, and stipend.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Possess a high school diploma
  • Be competent in using web-based applications
  • Experience with Management of large quantities of data
  • Basic knowledge of using a computer and Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Organized and Personal Planning
  • Work independently at completing assigned tasks
  • Be proactive, detailed oriented, and problem solver

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Packages must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, November 1st 2021. Only complete packages will be processed. Application Form are available to download at https://www.pactbelize.org/intern-job-appl-form/. Packages should be addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
hramanager@pactbelize.org with copy to cimanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Data Entry Clerk 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.

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