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SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE: Environmental Expert for the REDD+ Readiness Project


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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