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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.

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

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.

Cancellation – Notice of Service Tender – RFP No. 3.2a-1_CS-14_Grant No_P152415_TF018492 – REDD+

Cancellation Notice of Service Tender

Publication dates of the Request for Expressions of Interest 5th September 2018 and 12th November 2018

Lot Title Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize under the REDD+ Readiness Project

Procurement MethodQuality and Cost Based Selection Method (QCBS) – Post

Number of applications received Ten (10)

Number and Names of short-listed firms/organizations
Four (4) Organizations
– The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Agresta
Coop. and the Foundation for Forest Management and Production Control (SBB),
Rica, Spain and Suriname
– Winrock International and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA), USA and Belize
– Coalition for Rainforest Nations and Forest Ecosystems Observatory of Costa Rica,
and Costa Rica
– Foundation for Science, Technology and Space Applications FUNCATE, Brazil

Publication Reference of the Request for Proposal RFP No. 3.2a-1, CS-14, Grant No. P152415/TF018492

Date of Request for Proposal 17th May 2019

Number of Proposals received and Name of Organizations

Two (2)
– Winrock International and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA), USA and Belize
– Foundation for Science, Technology and Space Applications FUNCATE, Brazil

Reason for Cancellation

According to World Bank’s regulations purchaser reserves the right to annul Bidding process and
reject all Bids at any time prior to Contract Award, without thereby incurring any liability to
Bidders.
Majority of the deliverables outlined in the Terms of Reference have already been achieved, hence
not feasible to proceed with activity under the project.

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Link to Cancelled Tenders:

CANCELLED – Consultancy – Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize

CANCELLED – Consultancy – Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level of Belize

Award Notice – KAP End Line Survey MCCAP/WB/CS-58

Service Contract Award Notice

Publication Reference: MCCAP/WB/CS-58

Contract Sign Date 26 August 2019

Lot title: Develop and Implement a Knowledge, Attitude and Behavioral Practice (KAP) End Line Survey on Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change related to MCCAP

Name of Candidate (Awarded) Strategic Information Management Services

Number & name of applications received
1. Saunders Consultancy, Belize City, Belize
2. The Consultancy Group, George Town, Guyana
3. Belize Center for Training & Development, Ladyville, Belize
4. Strategic Information Management Services, Belama Phase IV, Belize

Price Offered BZD $148,156.54

Scope of the contract awarded
Document communities’ understanding and attitude towards the impact of climate change on the marine ecosystem and coastal zone, and the value of marine conservation to ensure long term sustainability of natural resources.

Reasons for rejecting other applicants

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the technical capacity criterion.

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Award Notice – Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute Manuals MCCAP/WB/CS-53

Service Contract Award Notice

Publication Reference: MCCAP/WB/CS-53

Contract Sign Date 23 August 2019

Lot title: Develop Institutional Governance Manuals for the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute

Name of Candidate (Awarded) Dr. Vindell Kerr of GovStrat Limited

Number & name of applications received
1) Martin Cuellar, San Ignacio, Belize
2) Dr. Vindell Kerr of GovStrat Limited, Kingston Jamaica
3) Kiri Lizama, Belize City, Belize
4) Lloyd Jones, Lords Bank, Belize
5) Carlos Itza, Belize
6) Praxi5, Belize City, Belize

Price Offered USD $67,200

Scope of the contract awarded
Develop Manuals for the three levels of the institution that would allow for the strengthening and optimal implementation of its governance mandate for ICZM in Belize. Specifically, under this consultancy, manuals will be developed for: (i) CZMAI Board of Directors and (ii) CZM Advisory Council. A revision and update of the CZMAI Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (1999).

Reasons for rejecting other applicants

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

For details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.

Award Notice – Supply and Deliver of Office Equipment REDD+_WB_SUP-007

Contract Award Notice

Publication Reference: REDD+/WB/CS-7

Publication Date of the Request of Expressions on Interest 22nd February 2019

Lot title: Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment

Name of Candidate (Awarded) Fultec Systems Ltd.

Number & name of applications received
1.) Angelus Press Ltd., Belize City
2.) GS-COM, Belmopan, Cayo District
3.) Fultec Systems Ltd., Belize City

Price Offered BZ $14,557.84

Scope of the contract awarded Supply and Delivery of Equipment for the Technical Indigenous Coordinator’s Office

Reasons for rejecting other applicants

The Angelus Press Ltd.
– technical offer was not considered compliant on the following aspects:
Did not met all the technical specifications requested; and the tender
(quote) was not the least expensive of those tenders which were
technically compliant.

GS-COM
– technical offer was not considered compliant on the following aspects:
Did not met all the technical specifications requested; and did not met
the warranty conditions for all items.

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Consultancy – Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

 
PACT is interested in identifying a team of Consultants or Consulting Firm to undertake a feasibility assessment for the implementation of concession arrangements with in the BNPAS. The objectives of this consultancy are to evaluate the existing legal, technical, socio-economic and operational frameworks governing concession arrangements, develop recommendations for improvements in efficiency and expansion of benefits from concessions at the regulatory and operational levels, and to determine the viability of implementing these recommendations to enhance the existing framework for concessions in protected areas. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of approximately sixteen (16) weeks.

Qualifications requirements include:
The Consulting Team/ Firm is expected to include at maximum four (4) members with expertise in the following or related areas:

  • Financial/ Business Development
  • Environmental Economics
  • Protected Areas Planning and Development
  • Legal and Institutional Analysis
    • – Minimum of a Graduate Degree in a field related to area of expertise;
      – Relevant work experience of at least five (8) years in area of expertise;
      – Professional experience performing feasibility studies and/or other similar initiatives, protected areas planning and development and previous knowledge/experience in nature-based non-extractive operations in the Belize National Protected Areas System would be strong asset.

     
    PACT now invites interested eligible consulting teams/firms to submit expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience within the conservation sector and similar consultancies. Packages should include:
     
    1. Expression of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

    For more information on this consultancy service or the procurement process interested consulting teams/firms may do so via email to href=”mailto:hramr@pactbelize.org”>hram@pactbelize.org. Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (soft and hard copy) to the address below no later than 4:00pm (Belize time) on Friday August 9th, 2019.

      Sealed Envelopes should be addressed to:

      Executive Director
      Protected Areas Conservation Trust
      #3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
      Email: ed@pactbelize.org
      Re: Expression of Interest – Feasibility Study for Concessions in Protected Areas

    For details, download full pdf documents below.

    Award Notice – Redd+ Supply & Delivery of Equipment Gears for the PSP

    SUPPLY CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

    Publication Reference REDD+/WB/SUP-006

    Publication Date of Invitation to Quote 18th February 2019

    Lot number and Lot title:
    Lot 1: Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots – PSPs (International Gears)
     
    Lot 2: Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots – PSPs (Local Gears)

    Procedure: Shopping

    Name of Candidate (Awarded)

    Universal Hardware Co. Ltd. (Lot 1)
    William Quan & Co. Ltd. (Lot 2)

    Number & name of applications received
    1.) Ezone, Corozal, Belize
    2.) William Quan & Co. Ltd., Belize City
    3.) Angelus Press Ltd., Belize City
    4.) Universal Hardware Co. Ltd., Spanish Lookout, Cayo District

    Price Offered
    Universal Hardware Co. Ltd. – BZ $112,727.67
    William Quan & Co. – BZ $24,487.97

    Scope of the contract awarded

    Supply and Delivery of Equipment/Gears for the PSPs

    For full details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.

    Amendment – REDD+ Request For Proposal No. 3.2a-1, CS-14

    AMENDMENT

    RFP No. 3.2a-1, CS-14
    Grant No. P152415/TF018492
     
    Selection of Consulting Services for: The Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize under the REDD+ Readiness Project

    Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

    Location: Belize, Central America

    The Request for Proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

    Section C Submission, Opening and Evaluation – Clause 17.7, 17.9 and 19.1 of the Data Sheet

    Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than
    Date: 17th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    The Opening shall take place on:
    Date: 17th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    Read: The Proposal must be submitted no later than
    Date: 24th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    The Opening shall take place on:
    Date: 24th June 2019
    Time: 11:00 Hours Local Belize Time

    All other terms and conditions of the Request for Proposal remain unchange

    For details download full pdf documents below.

    Award Notice – REDD+ Project Officer

    Contract Award Notice

    Publication ReferenceREDD+/WB/CS-7

    Publication Date of the Request of Expressions on Interest 16th November 2018

    Lot title: Project Officer for the REDD+ Readiness Project

    Name of Candidate (Awarded) Karishma Misir

    Number & name of applications received
    1.) Elroy Awardo, Belize City, Belize C.A.
    2.) Josue Cu, Cristo Rey Village, Cayo District, Belize C.A.
    3.) Karishma Misir, West Coast Demerara, Guyana

    Price Offered US $42,000 annually

    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.

    Reasons for rejecting other applicants

    Applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion

    For details, click on the image below to download full pdf document.