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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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