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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. 11th 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

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE: Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

 SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A. 

 

1. Publication reference 

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/SER/005C 

 

2. Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest 

20th November 2020 

 

3. Lot title 

Communications Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant 

 

5. Number and Names of applications received 

Six (6) 

1.) Roneisha Gentle, Belize City, Belize 

2.) Stacey Tewes, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

3.) Kamisha Shaw, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District 

4.) Andre Marsden, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

5.) Ingrid Fernandez, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

6.) Phylicia Pelayo, Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District 

 

6. Name of candidate (awarded) 

Ingrid Fernandez 

 

7. Price Offered 

BZ $2,727.28 per month 

 

8. Scope of the contract awarded 

i. Develop and implement REDD+ Communication Strategy; 

ii. Produce Press Releases as necessary; 

iii. Host multiple consultations/workshops 

iv. Produce Educational and Information Materials 

e.g. Posters, brochures, newsletters etc. 

 

9. Reasons for rejecting other applicants 

– applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion 

 

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Service Contract Award Notice: Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

 SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A. 

 

1. Publication reference 

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/WB/CS-7B 

 

2. Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest 

20th November 2020 

 

3. Lot title 

Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project 

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant 

 

5. Number and name of applications received 

Eight (8) 

1.) Jose Coy, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District 

2.) Ramon Carcamo, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District 

3.) Denham Chuc, Belize City, Belize 

4.) Walter Blanco, Santa Familia Village, Cayo District 

5.) Arlette Arana, Sandhill Village, Belize District 

6.) Kamisha Shaw, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District 

7.) Derricia Salazar, Belmopan City, Cayo District 

8.) Jasmine Faber, Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District 

 

6. Name of candidate (awarded) 

Jasmine Faber 

 

7. Price Offered 

BZ $3,300.00 monthly 

 

8. Scope of the contract awarded 

Project Officer will play a key role in the day-to-day management of the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Project and provides technical and administrative support to project implementation; importantly, responsible for adequately carrying out the monitoring and evaluation of the project. 

 

9. Reasons for rejecting other applicants 

Applications were not considered to satisfy: 

– applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion 

– application was not considered to satisfy clause 1.9 (c) (Relationship with Borrowers Staff) of the World Bank’s guidelines 

– application was not considered to satisfy the required start date due to the need for secondment (Public Service procedures calls for a public officer to apply for secondment at least a month before the date, which is intended for the secondment to come into effect). 

 

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Service Contract Award Notice: Support Indigenous Peoples Representative Organizations under the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Support Indigenous Peoples Representative Organizations under the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize C.A.

 

1. Publication Reference:

P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/WB/SER-029

 

2. Justification for Direct Selection:

30th September 2020

 

3. Date of Contract Signing:

26th January 2021

 

4. Lot Title:

Support Indigenous Peoples Representative Organizations under the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

 

5. Procedure:

Direct Selection

 

6. Name of Candidate (awarded):

Julian Cho Society

 

7. Price Offered:

BZ $100,000.00 over the ten (10) month period

 

8. Scope of the Contract Awarded:

a.) Facilitate capacity building for the 39 Maya villages on the broader theme of climate change and climate change mitigation strategies focused on REDD+.

b.) Coordinate and facilitate the effective participation of representatives of the 39 Maya communities in the 5 components of REDD+ readiness preparation phase.

c.) Strengthen the awareness among the Maya leaders with a specific focus on women on climate change, impacts of climate change (especially on indigenous peoples) and the drivers of climate change.

d.) Engage in a dialogue with Maya leaders and women on REDD+ and determine the inclusion of the Maya people (indigenous peoples) in all REDD+ Processes and in particular, the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA).

 

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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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*Cancelled* Tender Notice: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

*Cancelled*

Tender Notice

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

Contract Ref: SMP/SER/018/2021 

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

 

 1. Type of contract 

Service 

 

2. Type of procedure 

Local Opening 

 

3. Contracting authority and contact point 

Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

 

4. Additional information 

All tenders received were rejected due to non- qualification and over budget. 

Should a new tender procedure be launched for this project, a new contract notice will be published. 

 

 

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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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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Contract Award Notice: Consultancy for the 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 BLZ-RS-003 – GCFReadiness/Ser/002

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Consultancy for the 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

 

1. Publication Reference

BLZ-RS-003 – GCFReadiness/Ser/002

 

2. Publication Date of Request for Proposal

17th April 2020

 

3. Contract sign Date

25th June 2020

 

4. Consultancy Title

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

 

5. Procedure

Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS)

 

6. Number and Name of Applications received

Ten (10)

1. Biosfera Desarrollos, SA de CV

2. Asesoramiento Ambiental Estrategico

3. Institutional Development and Management Consultants Limited (ID&M)

4. Takin Consulting

5. Carmelita Blanco

6. Indufor North America

7. Equal Chances @ Green Development

8. Climate Law and Policy

9. Margaux Granat, Consortium Team

10. Environmental Governance Consulting (EGC)

 

7. Name of Firm (awarded)

Institutional Development and Management Consultants Limited (ID&M)

 

8. Price Offered

Not to exceed USD $60,000.00

 

9. Scope of the contract awarded

Updating of PACT’s Environmental, Social and Gender Framework inclusive of policy, procedures as well as management and monitoring tools.

– Updating of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Gender Policy and Creation of a new Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment (SEAH) Policy

– Updating of the ESS and Gender Management Toolkit

– ESS and Gender Capacity Development Plan

– Capacity Building Training

Duration of Contact: 24 months

 

10. 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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