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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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Tender Notice: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

Tender Notice

 

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

 

Basic Concepts

The SMP covers improving the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas (PA), its connectivity, and strengthening coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala and Mexico for conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.

 

Objectives:

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

Specific: 

  1. Feasibility assessment of game rearing and breeding in Belize to determine sustainability and market demand and selection of the 3 main game species with market demand.
  2. To develop manual and guidelines for rearing and breeding of the 3 selected species.
  3. Drafting notes to enable legislation to provide for rearing and breeding of the three selected species.
    Notes should take into account inter alia a permitting system for rearing activities including monitoring to ensure compliance of any regulations set in place.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife ecology, Natural Resources Management or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in formulating manuals and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Belize’s Environmental and Wildlife Laws.
  • Experience in participatory processes and facilitation of consultation processes.

Interested applicants can request for the complete terms of reference from: accountsclerk@pactbelize.org

 

Technical and financial offer

Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than January 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Danny Singh
Accounting Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City (accountingmanager@pactbelize.org)
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

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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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Award Notice: Technical Officer Consultancy BLZ-RS-003 – GCFReadiness/Ser/001

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE 

Technical Officer Consultancy 

 

1. Publication Reference 

BLZ-RS-003 – GCFReadiness/Ser/001 

 

2. Publication Date for the Request of Expression of Interest 

31st January 2020 

 

3. Consultancy Title 

Technical Officer – Climate Change

 

4. Procedure 

Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) 

 

5. Number and Name of Applications received 

Six (6) 

1. Diana Mai 

2. Jeffy Gomez 

3. Karishma Misir 

4. Denaie Swasey 

5. Celeste Sosa 

6. Carlos Itza 

 

6. Name of Candidate Awarded 

Denaie Swasey 

 

7. Price Offered 

USD $25,000.00 per annum 

 

8. Scope of the contract awarded 

Design potential projects/programs that can qualify for climate finance grants from the GCF, Adaptation Fund and other climate financing sources available to PACT; and which are aligned with country priorities, strategies, and needs on climate change. 

– Aiding in the preparation of project concepts and/or proposal packages including all supporting documents such as consultation reports and environmental, social, and gender assessments 

– Facilitate and provide support where necessary for the successful execution of training activities and awareness sessions 

– Manage technical feedback/comments from stakeholders and donors and ensure they are reflected in the proposal package 

 

9. Reasons for Rejecting Other Applicants 

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the required technical capacity criterion. 

 

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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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