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Call for Expression of Interest – Audit Service for the BNCF

Audit Service:

To conduct a General End of Year Audit of the Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Account and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing.

Background:

The Belize Nature Conservation Foundation (BNCF) was established in April 2013 under and by virtue of the Companies Act, Chapter 250 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2011. As provided for in its Memorandum of Association, the Foundation is a non-profit company whose objectives are, inter alia, to raise funds and to receive gifts and donations to promote conservation and management, for the sustainable use of natural and cultural resources of Belize. The Foundation also offers small grants to eligible organizations for conservation-based projects in or around terrestrial protected areas.

Objectives of the Audit Services:

  1. To Conduct General End of Year Audit of the BNCF Account based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing;
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures to ensure that BNCF is in compliance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles and IFRS;
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of BNCF based on the audit;
  4. Prepare a financial audit report.

The services will include but not be limited to the following activities:

  1. Plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.
  2. Audit the accompanying statements of the financial position of BNCF as at 31 March 2022, 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2024;
  3. Audit the related statement of the financial statements inclusive of the comprehensive income, statements of changes in equity, and statements of cash flows as at 31 March 2022, 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2024;
  4. Examine, on a test basis, the evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements.
  5. Assess the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management; and
  6. Evaluate the overall financial statement presentation.

Tasks of the Auditor:

The Auditor, under the guidance of the Accounting Manager of PACT, will conduct a General End of Year Audit of the BNCF Account and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the IFRS on Auditing.

Specifically, the Auditor will:

  1. Conduct a situational analysis to identify the scope of work, timeline, and resources required for the Service;
  2. Prepare a proposal including a work plan and budget incorporating the results from (1.)
  3. Conduct the audit exercise as per the work plan agreed to;
  4. Liaise closely with PACT’s Accounting Team and report on the progress of the work as per the work schedule;
  5. Prepare a managerial report with findings and recommendations and present same to PACT’s management.
  6. Prepare a final audit report.

Expected Outputs/Deliverables:

The expected outputs from the Services are:

  1. A proposal including a work plan and budget outlining the program of work of this Service;
  2. A Managerial Report;
  3. An Audit Report in accordance to IFRS.

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest including:

  1. A Company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations
  2. Resume/CV of Partner(s) in Charge and Senior Auditor to be assigned to the Audit

Tenure:

The tenure of the audit services will be for a period of two (2) years; May 2022 – May 2024.

Eligibility:

  • The tender is open to all Audit firms legally authorized to operate in Belize.
  • All applicants must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than 11th April 2022 to:

Mr. Radin Santos
Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to:
procurementofficer@pactbelize.org and ed@pactbelize.org

Packages are to be labelled as
“Expression of Interest Re: BNCF Audit Services”

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

Call for Expressions of Interest – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Audit Service

Call for Expressions of Interest – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Audit Service

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct a General End of Year Audit of all Belize Nature Conservation Foundation (BNCF) Accounts and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing.

Specific Objectives of the Audit Service:

  1. To Conduct General End of Year Audit of all BNCF Accounts based on the IFRS on Auditing;
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures to ensure that BNCF is in compliance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles and IFRS;
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of BNCF based on the audit;
  4. Prepare a financial audit report.

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest, which includes:

  1. A Company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations;
  2. Cover letter expressing interest;
  3. Resume/CV of Auditors 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. EOI should be submitted no later than 14th April 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
hram@pactbelize.org
Packages are to be labelled as
“Expression of Interest Re: BNCF Audit Services”

For more information, click the image below:

Call For Proposals 2018 – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation

2018 Call for Proposals

The BNCF is now accepting project applications for its 2018 grants cycle.

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.

Other project activities that are eligible for funding is listed in the attached document.

Maximum Grant: BZ$38,000.00 for one year
Past recipients may apply

For application forms and more information contact PACT’s Conservation Investment Manager or email
cimanager@pactbelize.org. Submit complete applications and supporting documents no later than
September 28th, 2018 to:

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

For details download full pdf documents below.