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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 – 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 – 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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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

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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

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Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Equipment REDD+/SUP/006B

Contract Award Notice

25 April 2019

Lot title: Lot 2 Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plot

Scope of Contract:Ref: Ref: REDD+/SUP/006B

Awarded Consultant/Firm: William Quan & Co. Ltd.

Amount Twenty-Four Thousand Four Hundred Eighty-Seven Belize Dollars and Ninety-Seven Cents (BZ $24,487.97).

Implementation of the task may not start before the contract is signed by both parties; hence the Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots should be done within forty-five (45) days after contract signing as described in the Terms and Conditions of Supply and as stipulated in the Invitation to Quote.

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Contract Award Notice – Supply and Delivery of Equipment REDD+/SUP/006a

Contract Award Notice

25 April 2019

Lot title: Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plot

Scope of Contract:Ref: Ref: REDD+/SUP/006

Awarded Consultant/Firm: Universal Hardware Company Ltd.

Amount One Hundred Twelve Thousand Twenty-Seven Belize Dollars and Sixty-Seven Cents (BZ $112,727.67).

Implementation of the task may not start before the contract is signed by both parties; hence the Supply and Delivery of Office Equipment/Gears for the Permanent Sample Plots should be done within forty-five (45) days after contract signing as described in the Terms and Conditions of Supply and as stipulated in the Invitation to Quote.

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