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Call for EoI – PACT 5 Year Plan and Report Card

Call for Expressions of Interest for Consultancy to Prepare an Institutional Report Card & To Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a Statutory Authority, established in 1996, and it has the general function to contribute to the sustainable management and development of Belize’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community, both now and for future generations.

In 2016, the PACT Board commissioned the preparation of an institutional gap assessment and a 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan. Subsequently, the PACT Board developed and adopted a Tactical Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Annually, the PACT Board has utilized this Action Plan to undertake rapid assessments of progress and to adjust accordingly. The implementation timeline of the Strategic Plan expires at the end of the calendar year 2021.

The PACT is thus inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from firms or teams that can provide high quality consultancy services.

The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop two integrated deliverables:

A. An Institutional Report Card based on the 2017 PACT Institutional Assessment Report, the 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan, and the 2017-2021 Action Plan: and,

B. A Five-Year Strategic Plan based on the process for preparing the Institutional Report Card and on standard strategic planning processes.

Interested, eligible Consulting Teams/Firms may submit an EoI indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

The attention of interested parties is drawn to Section 28 (4) of the PACT Act Amendment (2015) which addresses evaluations of the Trust, inclusive of the development of strategic plans, stating that:

Any person who is, or was during the period under evaluation, in any way associated with the Trust, such as a member of the Board, Staff or the Finance & Audit Committee appointed under section 18 of the Act or any administrative, technical, scientific, or other Board committee or as a direct or indirect beneficiary of the Trust, shall not be appointed to the evaluating team.

The Terms of Reference will be made available to shortlisted firms/teams upon invitation to bid. Selection will be based on the Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS) procedure of PACT’s Procurement Procedures. Scoring will consider knowledge and experience of conservation finance and environmental trust funds and the inclusion of key national experts.

For more information regarding this consultancy, email hramanager@pactbelize.org or ed@pactbelize.org. Package should be submitted electronically and in print no later than 12 p.m. 11th August 2021 to:

Executive Director – Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
ed@pactbelize.org and CC’d to hramanager@pactbelize.org
Re: Expression of Interest – Strategic Plan Consultancy

 

*PACT is not liable for any costs borne by proponents associated with their submission

 

**EXTENDED** Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultancy Service to design and conduct Capacity Building Activities for PACT and Stakeholders in areas related to Environmental, Social, and Gender Safeguards for project development and implementation

Background:

PACT attained accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in 2018, to enhance Belize’s access to climate finance thereby contributing to the sustainable management and development of Belize’s natural and cultural assets for the benefit of Belizeans and the global community. In line with its accreditation, the Trust has recently updated its Environmental, Social and Gender (ESG) Management Frameworks for alignment with international standards and best practices. Being cognizant of corresponding needs and to ensure the effective integration of the ESS and Gender considerations in projects/programs, PACT now endeavors to further build national capacity in the key areas of Environmental, Social and Gender Management for project development and implementation.

Services Description:

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Firm/Team to design and conduct training in project and ESG management in line with the Trust’s Framework. The objective of the consultancy is to strengthen PACT’s and national stakeholder’s capacity for the implementation of projects/programs, which effectively incorporate ESG considerations.

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  • Develop Training Program and Training Modules in areas of:
    • Environmental, Social and Gender Safeguards
    • Project Management
    • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Carry out Training Activities in Priority Areas

PACT invites interested eligible Consulting Teams/Firms to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies. Packages should include:

  1. Cover Letter expressing interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant)

For additional information on the consultancy or the procurement process, interested Consulting Teams/Firms may send an email to cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org and hramanager@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (hard and soft copies) to the below addresses no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on Wednesday July 28st, 2021. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT ESG Capacity Building Consultancy”

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to: ed@pactbelize.org and CC’d to hramanager@pactbelize.org and cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org

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.

 

For full document, click on image below:

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.

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

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 – 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.

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.

    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.

    Consultancy – Development of a Sustainable Forest Management Plan for the Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve

    Consultancy for Development of a Sustainable Forest Management Plan for the Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve

    Grant No: P130474

    The Government of Belize with the assistance of the World Bank is implementing the project entitled “Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize (KBA)” with Grant funding from the Global Environment Facility “GEF” and has appointed the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry the Environment and Sustainable Development (MAFFESD) 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.  

    KBA and PACT now invites 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:
    • Proven experience in work of a similar nature;
    • The team must possess expertise of a Forestry Expert, a Forest Ecologist and a Socio-Economist

    The attention of interested Firms 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 and Sustainable Development policy on “Employment of Public officers as consultants.”

    The Firm will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualification 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, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 2:00 pm on Thursday March 28th ,2019 to:

    Procurement Officer,
    Protected Areas Conservation Trust,
    3 Mango Street,
    Belmopan,
    Tel: 822-3637
    procurementofficer@pactbelize.org

    The sealed envelope containing the Statements of Capability must include the name and address of
    the applicant and should be clearly marked:
    “Consultancy for the Development of a Sustainable Forest Management Plan for the Freshwater Creek Forest Reserve situated within the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts, Belize”

    PACT and KBA 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.