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Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultancy Service to Develop an Information Management System for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust

Request for Expressions of Interest 

Consultancy Service to Develop an Information Management System for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

Background: 

In 2018, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to systematically measure the impacts of its investments. As well, since 2018 PACT adopted a more strategic, results-based approach in how it invests its financial resources which is exemplified in its current Conservation Investment Strategy. The Strategy aims at streamlining interventions towards the achievement of conservation returns on investments (CROIs). The CROIs are dependent on primary and secondary data and in pursuit of a unified Information Management System (IMS), PACT commissioned a preliminary system analysis which identified the need for an IMS as paramount for its conservation investments. 

Service Description: 

PACT is interested in identifying a national Consulting Team/Firm to undertake the development of its IMS. Among other considerations, this consultancy aims to develop a secure web-based IMS and a user manual for the use of the system, and to train relevant staff in the use of the system. The duration of the assignment is a maximum of eight months. The requirements for the Consulting Team/Firm are as follows. 

  1. The Consulting Team/Firm must be of nationally-based. 
  2. Members must have a first degree in a relevant computer field with at least five years professional experience in software development; or an advanced degree in Computer Science, Data/Information Management, Information Technology or Software Engineering with at least three years professional experience. 
  3. A solid understanding of web application, application programming interface, relational database design, and user interface design. 
  4. Expertise in relevant programming language or database management suits. 
  5. Demonstrated previous experience in developing similar web-based IMSs. 

PACT invites interested Consulting Teams/Firms to submit an Expression of Interest indicating their competence and relevant experience in the development of IMSs or similar assingments. Packages should include Expression of Interest, Curriculum Vitae for each individual consultant/member, and a portfolio of relevant experience (for Consultancy Firms). 

For more information on this consultancy, Consulting Teams/Firms can contact PACT at monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (hard and soft copies) no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday July 3rd, 2020. E-packages should be complete, signed, properly labelled, and in PDF format, addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager

Protected Areas Conservation Trust

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan

Email: hram@pactbelize.org; monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org 

Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT IMS Consultancy” 

 

PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by Consultancy Teams/Firms in preparing and submitting their Expressions of Interest.

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SERVICE CONTRACT SHORTLIST NOTICE – The Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

SERVICE CONTRACT SHORTLIST NOTICE

The Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

 
Publication reference:
P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/SER/010
 
Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest:
13th February 2020
 
Lot title:
Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project Procedure Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)
 
Number of applications received:
Fourteen (14)
 
Names of short-listed companies: 
  • Takin Consulting and Praxi5, France and Belize
  • Arbonaut Ltd., Finland
  • Sud-Austral Consulting S.p.A., Chile
  • Asesoramiento Ambiental Estrategico and The Centre for Applied Development Studies, Uruguay and Belize
  • Indufor North America, United States of America
  • Biosfera Desarrollos, S.A. de C.V., Mexico

 

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Contract Award Notice

 

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

The Documentation of the Land Use System by the Indigenous Peoples of the Toledo District
REDD+ Readiness Project, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A.

 

Publication Reference: P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/WB/SER-028

Justification for Direct Selection: 29th October 2019

Date of Contract Signing: 6th February 2020

Contract Title: The Documentation of the Land Use System by the Indigenous Peoples of the Toledo District

Procedure: Direct Selection

Name of Candidate (awarded): Julian Cho Society

Price Offered: Not to exceed US $70,188.56

Scope of the Contract Awarded:
To develop ethno-maps of indigenous communities of the Toledo District that capture their cosmovision and relationship with their territory. To achieve this, specific objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Ethno-map identified communities;
  • Train a local GIS specialist to compile and process data to produce the ethno-maps;
  • Socialize the ethno-maps that are produced by the Consulting Team’s GIS specialists; and,
  • Produce community ethno-maps.

The Consultancy is to be carried out in the Toledo District, among Mopan and Q’eqchi’ communities. The scale of the ethno-maps produced will be 1:50,000.

 

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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”

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Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy Service for the preparation of a full Project Proposal; Completion of a Gender/Social Assessment, Feasibility Study and to Conduct Stakeholder Consultations for a project to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy Service for the preparation of a full Project Proposal; Completion of a Gender/Social Assessment, Feasibility Study and to Conduct Stakeholder Consultations for a project to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund

In collaboration with the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), as Belize’s National Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development via the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) has submitted the project concept “Enhancing the Resilience of Belize’s Coastal Communities to Climate Change Impacts,” which was endorsed by the AF Board in October 2019. Two assistance grants were also approved by the AF Board for the completion of technical assessments and consultative processes to aid the development of a complete project proposal.

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Team to undertake the formulation of a project proposal for the concept. The main objective of this consultancy is the creation of a comprehensive project proposal with a clear rationale for increasing the climate resiliency of Belize’s coastal communities by improving coastal land use and habitation, increasing monitoring as well as national adaptive capacity and knowledge transfer.

The Consulting Team is expected to include at maximum three (3) members with expertise in Project Development and/or Management including Environmental Management; Social Sciences or Humanitarian Studies; Coastal Engineering; and/or related areas.

Professional and Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise;
  • Relevant work experience of at least five (5) years in area of expertise;
  • Experience in developing project proposals, conducting project feasibility studies and gender/ social assessments

PACT invites interested eligible Consulting Teams to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies.

Packages should include Expression of Interest and Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant).

For additional information on the consultancy, interested Consulting Teams may send an email to cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams should submit packages (Hard and Soft Copies) no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on March 27th, 2020. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
Re: “Consultancy – Adaptation Fund Project Proposal”

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to:
hram@pactbelize.org and cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org

PACT shall not be bound to defray any cost incurred by Consulting Teams in preparing and submitting their Expressions of Interest.

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Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy for the Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy for the Development of a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), the Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Safeguard Information System (SIS) for the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

Grant No: P152415/TF018492

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) 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 invite eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. In submitting its Expression of Interest, Firms should provide information demonstrating that it has the required and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • 1. Demonstrate extensive experience in UNFCCC REDD+ Decisions and Frameworks, safeguards assessment, strategic environmental and social assessment of the World Bank (WB), public policy review and planning, or related fields, in small island states or developing countries;
  • 2. The firm must have qualified and experienced team members (no more than 8) comprising of experts with advanced degrees in their respective fields who are forest reference level experts, environmental experts, social scientists, legal experts, experts on World Bank safeguard policies and on the UNFCCC safeguards for REDD+, and experts in participation/culturally appropriate consultation, outreach, and communication;
  • 3. Have extensive experience conducting analytical and diagnostic work in order to build national capacity, drafting World Bank (WB) safeguard policy instruments, and Safeguard Information System.

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

The Firm will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the World Bank Consultant Guidelines.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, mail, fax or e-mail) by 4:00 p.m. (Local Belize Time) on Friday 28th February 2020 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)
3 Mango Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Tel: +(501)-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:

“CONSULTANCY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ASSESSMENT(SESA), THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (ESMF) AND A SAFEGUARD INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS) 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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Consultancy – Technical Officer

Request for Expression of Interest – Technical Officer

DEADLINE to apply: Friday – February 21st, 2020

PACT is interested in identifying a Consultant to oversee the implementation of the Readiness Grant and to aid PACT and national stakeholders to develop project concepts and proposals. The objective of this consultancy is to enable PACT and national stakeholders to efficiency access climate financing through the development of project concepts.

Professional and Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise Planning/Development, Economic Development, Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Development, or other fields relevant to environmental sustainability and climate
  • Relevant work experience of at least three (3) years in area of expertise;
  • Experience in developing concepts and projects for climate finance institutions

PACT invites interested eligible Consultants to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:
1. Expression of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae

For additional information on the consultancy, interested Consultants may send an email to hram@pactbelize.org.

Interested Consultants should submit packages (soft and hard copies) to the below address no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on Friday February 21st, 2020. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:
Mr. Valentino Blanco
Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Re: Expression of Interest – Technical Officer

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

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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Consultancy Service to undertake a Gap Analysis and Updating of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) and Gender Policies, Procedures and Tools; Development and Implementation of an ESS and Gender Capacity Development Plan for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust.

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Service to undertake a Gap Analysis and Updating of Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) and Gender Policies, Procedures and Tools; Development and Implementation of an ESS and Gender Capacity Development Plan for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust.

DEADLINE to apply: Friday – February 21st, 2020

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Firm/Team to undertake the updates to the Trust’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and a Policy on Gender and Equality (PGE) and associated Monitoring toolkit as well as the creation of a Policy for sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH). The objective of this consultancy is to strengthen PACT’s institutional and operational frameworks for the implementation of climate change projects by national stakeholders.

Qualifications/Requirements:
The Consulting Firm/Team is expected to include at maximum five (5) members with expertise in the following or related areas:
1. Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources Management
2. Social Sciences, Social Policy or related discipline (Traditional Ecological Knowledge)
3. Gender and Women Studies
4. Institutional and/or Governance Analysis
5. Policy Analysis and Development

Professional and Skills Requirements:
• Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise
• Relevant work experience of at least five (5) years in area of expertise;
• Experience in creating institutional policies for environmental management, social/gender and SEAH and assessing institutional capacity needs.

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. Expression of 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 hram@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 Friday February 21st, 2020.

Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Mr. Valentino Blanco
Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT ESMF and Gender Consultancy”
Soft Copies should be sent via Email to:
hram@pactbelize.org and cc.techoofficer@pactbelize.org

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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Consultancy – Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant) – Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Grant No: P152415/TF018492

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) 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 invite 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:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences with eight to ten (8-10) years of professional experience or alternatively a master’s degree (MSc) in the same fields with at least five (5) years of professional experience is a distinct advantage;
  • The Expert should have at least 8-10 or 5 years of experience (based on the education level) in environmental assessment and risk management in developing countries. Familiarity with environmental management issues associated with forests, preferably in the Central American Region and/or the Caribbean, is preferred. Priority will be given first to experience in Belize and then in the region;
  • Knowledge of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) REDD+ Decisions and the World Bank (WB) environmental safeguard policies is highly desirable;
  • Sound knowledge of climate change issues including REDD+, forest/natural resources management, environmental management, and rural and social development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FCPF, World Bank and other donor program/project management practices and modalities;
  • Knowledge of Belizean environmental regulations (forest, environment, etc.) is a distinct advantage;
  • Knowledge of GIS/remote sensing is an asset;
  • Experience in supervision of consultants, and/or coordination of program/projects teams in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Experience working with governments in developing countries; and
  • Excellent writing skills including reports and work plans;Master’s Degree related to Social Sciences and Humanities including Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Communication, Anthropology or a similar field;

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

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, fax or e-mail) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday 7th February 2020 to:

REDD+ Procurement Officer
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan, Cayo District
Tel: +(501)-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:

“ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT FOR THE REDD+ READINESS PROJECT IN BELIZE”

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

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Consultancy – Social Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Individual Consultant) – Social Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Grant No: P152415/TF018492

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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) 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 invite 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:

    • Master’s Degree related to Social Sciences and Humanities including Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Communication, Anthropology or a similar field;
    • Have at least 10 years of experience in social assessment in developing countries;
    • Familiarity with social issues associated with forests in the Central American Region and the Caribbean;
    • Familiarity with the World Bank (WB) Social Safeguard Policies;
    • Knowledgeable about REDD+ and at least 3 to 5 years working experience in the implementation of REDD+ related activities in Belize or in the region;
    • Knowledgeable about climate change issues, forest/natural resources management, environmental management and rural and social development;
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders in particular, demonstrated track record of having worked with Indigenous Communities in Belize or Central America;
    • Demonstrate expertise working with local leaders’ capacity building of at least 3 years;
    • Experience working in programme/projects teams in a multi-disciplinary environment; and
    • Knowledge of GIS/Remote Sensing will be considered an asset.Proven experience and recognized expertise in monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
    • Strong track record of innovative leadership in managing evaluations of projects/programs funded by international development partners in Belize or the Caribbean;
    • Proven ability to produce results within agreed timeframe;
    • Demonstrated understanding of forestry and climate change issues and their implications for Belize and the Caribbean; and
    • Excellent oral/written communication and report-writing skills in English.

     

    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 Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

    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, fax or e-mail) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday 7th February 2020 to:

    REDD+ Procurement Officer
    Protected Areas Conservation Trust
    3 Mango Street
    Belmopan, Cayo District
    Tel: +(501)-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:
    “SOCIAL EXPERT FOR THE REDD+ READINESS PROJECT IN BELIZE”

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

    For details on skills needed and benefits, click on the image below to download full pdf document.