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Contract Award Notice – REDD+ Promotional Items Printing

Service Contact Award Notice

Lot Title: Printing of Promotional Items for the REDD+ Readiness Project

Publication Reference: REDD+/WB/NCS-2AB

Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest: 30th July 2018

Procedure: Shopping

Scope of Contract:

  • Printing of promotional items for the REDD+ Readiness Project (Pens, Pencils, Folders, Metal Mugs, T-Shirts, Polo Shirts)
  • Price Offered: BZ $26,381.25

    Name of candidate (awarded)
    1.) Dolphin Productions

    Number and Names of applications received:

    Three (3)

    1.) Dolphin Productions, Belize City, Belize
    2.) Creative Graphic Impressions, Corozal, Belize
    3.) Dots Per Inch Ltd., Belize City, Belize

    Reasons for rejecting other applicants:
    – tender (quote) was not the least expensive of those tenders which were technically compliant; and
    – tender (quote) did not offer the best price-quality ratio among those tenders which were technically compliant.

    For details download full pdf documents below.

    Contract Award Notice – Communications Officer for the REDD+ Coordination Unit

    Service Contact Award Notice

    Lot Title: Communications Officer for the REDD+ Coordination Unit

    Publication Reference: P152415/ TF018492 – REDD+/SER/005B

    Publication date of the Request for Expressions of Interest: 27th July 2018

    Procedure: Individual Consultant

    Scope of Contract:

  • Develop and implement REDD+ Communication Strategy;
  • Produce Press Releases as necessary;
  • Host multiple consultations/workshops
  • Produce Educational and Information Materials
    1. e.g. Posters, brochures, newsletters etc.

    Price Offered: BZ $39,600.00 per annum effective 23rd October 2018 to 22nd October 2019

    Name of candidate (awarded)
    1.) Aurelio Sho

    Number and Names of applications received:

    Twelve (12)

    1.) Alicia Vidaurre, El Salvador, San Salvador
    2.) Aurelio Sho, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
    3.) Flor Gilharry, Corozal, Belize
    4.) Jeavon Sanker, Santa Elena, Cayo, Belize
    5.) Judy Waight, Belize
    6.) Kamisha Shaw, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize
    7.) Marcella Williams, Belmopan, Cayo, Belize
    8.) Rhon Rosado, San Igancio, Cayo, Belize
    9.) Rosalinda Higinio, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize
    10.) Theresa Schwarz, Sri Lanka
    11.) Tyrell Gittens, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
    12.) Tyrone Casey, Belize City, Belize

    Reasons for rejecting other applicants:
    – applications were not considered to satisfy the professional/technical capacity criterion

    For details download full pdf documents below.

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    Consultancy – Development of a Management Plan Framework for Forest Reserves in Belize

    Management Plan Framework for forest reserves in Belize

    Sub activity 1.3.1: To strengthen the effective management of resources in the protected areas
    RESPONSIBLE: German Lopez, Forest Officer – Belize Forest Department/ National Coordinator – IUCN/FD

    Background and Justification:
     
    Selva Maya is a strategic block of important natural ecosystems. It is the second largest tropical forest of America, after the Amazon rainforest. It possesses an extraordinary diversity of endemic and endangered species, as well as important sites of historical and cultural heritage. Located between Belize, Guatemala and the southeast of Mexico, covers 42,300 square kilometers in a corridor of protected natural areas in which different categories of management converge. In some cases, these areas are separated by international boundaries but united by conservation and sustainable management efforts by governments, civil society and cooperation agencies, among other relevant actors.
     
    The interest in protecting Selva Maya is reflected in the laws and initiatives of the three countries. For protected areas to have the desired effect, it is necessary to strengthen the capacity of institutions, their representatives and implementers at the local level and the communities in the region. In addition, it is necessary to handle the pressure that comes from increasing population, migration and unsustainable land use.
     
    In this regard, on October 10th of 2010, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD, for its acronym in Spanish) celebrated the Financial Cooperation Contribution Contract. In 2014, the Governments of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, together with KfW, during the XLII Special Meeting of CCAD, elected the Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC, for its acronym in Spanish) of IUCN as the organization responsible for financial implementation and technical support of the Project ” Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project, SMP”, whose objective is to maintain the ecosystemic functions and cultural values of the Selva Maya that promotes the well-being of its people and offers environmental services of global importance.
     
    The area of intervention is focused on Selva Maya protected areas of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize and the implementation of the project will be coordinated and co-executed by the protected areas entities of each country:

    • In Belize, by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development (MAFFESD);
    • In Mexico, the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP, as per the Spanish acronym) will be the leading entity, in particular the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean directorate;
    • In Guatemala, it is the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP, as per the Spanish acronym) through its Regional Office in Petén.

     

     

    Basic Concepts:

    The SMP aims to improve the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas, its connectivity, and strengthen coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala and Mexico for conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.
     
    Protected areas prioritized for the project implementation in Belize
     
    Areas of work are grouped into 2 blocks and a private protected area:
     

    • Block 1: Caracol Archaeological Reserve, Chiquibul National Park, Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Vaca Forest Reserve;
    • Block 2: Columbia River Forest Reserve, Sarstoon Temash National Park;
    • Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Noj Kaax Meen Elijio Panti National Park, Rio Bravo Conservation and management Area (CMA)

     
     1. Objective of the consultancy:

    General

    • Develop the Forest Department’s capacity in the effective management of forest reserves through the development and adoption of a management plan framework.

    Specific

    • Review the existing management plan frameworks of other countries and provide advice on the formulation of management plans specific to Belize´s Forest Reserve need
    • Develop the Management Plan Framework and validate it with the main stakeholders involved in the sustainable management of forest reserves
    • Strengthen capacities of Forest Department personnel in the review, data collection and analysis of management plans.

    2. Deliverables

    The Consultant will deliver the following products

    Product 1 – Inception Report

    • Literature review
    • Identify key stakeholders and roles
    • Present a draft structure of the management plan framework to the Forest Department (FD) and IUCN for its approval before stakeholders consultation
    • Develop a consultation meeting with key stakeholders to express concerns or approval on the approach of the consultant in the formulation of the management plan framework.
    • Report of each meeting including face-to-face and distance sessions.
    • Digital memory of each session: attendance lists, photographs in JPG format from 720p to 1080p (with copy rights and uses).

    Product 2 – Final Management Plan Framework

    Based on the inception report and consultation process with main stakeholders, the draft management plan framework must be developed including the following:

    • Review existing checklist for management plans
    • Draft new checklist
    • Standardized review and approval process (score cards, outline of standards/ criteria to be met (with thresholds)).
    • Draft management plan framework

    The draft management plan framework must be submitted to the Forest Department for comments.

    Once all comment are integrated, the management plan framework must be validated by the FD and stakeholders.

    For final approval, a tracking sheet must be included within the final management plan framework showing that the last comments received in the validation workshop have been incorporated.

    Product 3 – Forest Department personnel training report

    Training proposal must be developed and validated by the FD and IUCN. It must include:

      • Training strategy: general objective, specific objectives, content and expected learning results.
      • The topics to include in the training sessions are:
        • Data Collection
        • Data cleansing and validation
        • Data Analysis and Interpretation
        • Presentation of results
        • Standards to be met for Management Plans
        • Review process of Management Plans (submission, review and approval)
      • Once the training proposal is approved by the FD and IUCN, a schedule of trainings must be presented and coordinated with the FD and the National Project Coordinator.
      • Training Report: summary of results, attendance lists, photographs in JPEG format from 720p to 1080p (with copy rights and uses).

     

    Product 5 – Final Report
    The final report should encompass the methodology undertaken for the completion of this consultancy. Attach the generated products, all pictures and meeting reports as annexes.
     
    The final report should be presented using the following format:

  • Arial 11
  • Page numbers on the bottom right hand corner of the page
  • Consultancy’s name at the header,
  • Name and position (component developed) of the consultants or list the names and positions of the consultants that participated in the consultancy
  •  
    Products from the consultancy, will be submitted in the following manner: two hard copies and one digital copies (in MS Word version) on USB according to the dates and payment conditions indicated below.
     
    If in any report submitted by the Consultant, reference is made to third party documents, reports, studies, articles or chapters of books, manuals or handbooks, these sources have to be clearly disclosed in footnotes (minimum: title, author, year, institution) and where applicable, a full list of references has to be included in the report. In general, intellectual property of third parties has to be respected and treated accordingly.
     

    Period of the consultancy
    Duration: 4 months
    Start / End Date: March 1st 2019- July 1st 2019.
    Location: Belmopan, Belize
    Supervisor: German Lopez – Forest Officer and Juanita Garcia-Saqui – National Liaison Officer of the KfW-IUCN Project in Belize

    Qualifications and experience:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management or related field.

     

    Skills and experience:

    • At least 5 years’ experience in formulating sustainable management plans
    • Experience in delivering training courses
    • Knowledge of Belize’s Environmental and Forestry Laws
    • Experience in participatory processes and facilitation of consultation processes
    • Ability to coordinate teams

     

    Attitudes:

    • Responsibility and professionalism

     

    Others:

    • Good management of information technologies (basic Word package, e-mail)

     

    Those interested should present the technical offer and budget proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than February 16th, 2019. The proposal should be addressed to the National Liaison Officer Juanita Garcia-Saqui at selvamaya@forest.gov.bz and German Lopez at sfm.manager@forest.gov.bz

    For details download full pdf documents below.

    PACT Scholar Engagement

    PRESS RELEASE

    PACT SCHOLAR ENGAGEMENT

     

    September 20, 2018 A year ago, PACT, through a partnership with the University of Belize, granted a total of $50,000.00 to provide five Bachelor’s Degree scholarships in various programs including Natural Resource Management, Math, Biology and Social Work. In addition to financing their academic programmes, PACT has also implemented a plan to engage our scholars in the work of PACT and the wider conservation sector. By doing so, PACT aims to mould not only academic but also well-rounded, experienced professionals that can support Belize’s sustainable development now and in the future.

     

    A part of this engagement plan includes the placement of these scholars as interns among protected areas management organizations and conservation partners. This summer PACT supported two of our scholars, Maria Pech and Monica Coe to complete internships at the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute and the Ya’axché Conservation Trust, respectively. Furthermore, another scholar Mr. Luwin Tzib is completing a two-month internship here at PACT providing Data Entry and Administrative support.

     

    As the Coastal Planning and Monitoring Intern (CPMI) at the CZMAI Maria’s primary responsibility was to develop a project to improve monitoring of the coastal zone in accordance with the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan. Monica on the other hand was the Botany Intern at Ya’axché, where her primary responsibility was to assist in the re-censusing of two 1-hectare Permanent Sample Plots (PSP) located within the Bladen Nature Reserve. While Luwin is currently providing our Conservation Investment Department with administrative, data entry and tactical communications support.

     

    It is our expectation that the skills built and experience gained through these internships will go a long way in building arguable the most valuable resource available to the conservation sector, its human resources. We take this opportunity to congratulate all our PACT-UB scholars on a successful 2017-2018 academic year.

     

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    PACT was formally established in January 1996 with the passing of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No. 15 of 1995, creating the institution as a Statutory Board. PACT contributes to the effective management of Belize’s National Protected Areas System (NPAS) through strategic partnerships and high impact investments. The PACT is managed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of Government agencies, non-government organizations and individual experts.

    Contact: 822-3637 | info@pactbelize.org | www.pactbelize.org | www.facebook.com/pactbelize/

    PACT Awards 6.7 Million Dollars in Investments to Protected Areas

    PRESS RELEASE

    PACT Awards 6.7 Million Dollars in Investments to Protected Areas

     

    21st December 2018 — (Belize City, Belize) The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, announced the award of a total of 6.7 Million dollars in targeted conservation investments for Belize’s National Protected Areas System (NPAS). This total investment will be made through 6 local conservation organizations that collectively co-manage 12 protected areas. PACT also announced an additional 3.2 Million dollars in the pipeline which is expected to be committed by March 2019. Collectively, these $9.9 Million dollars will be invested in targeted actions and ecosystems over the next 3 years (2019-2021) carrying with it, the potential to leverage a further $10 Million dollars from other sources.

    The six (6) non-governmental organizations that PACT is partnering with for making this investment are:

              Ya’axché Conservation Trust, on behalf of the Bladen Nature Reserve, for a total investment of $1,000,000.00 in the programme entitled “Protection of natural heritage of Bladen Nature Reserve”;

              Friends for Conservation and Development, on behalf of the Chiquibul National Park, for
    a total investment of $1,295,726.36 in the programme entitled “Instituting a Landscape Program for the Chiquibul Forest”;

              Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, on behalf of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve,
    for a total investment of $1,045,500.00 in the programme entitled “Enhancing Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association’s Management of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, Assisting in Securing Belize’s Marine Biodiversity”;

              Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, on behalf of the Port Honduras Marine
    Reserve and Payne’s Creek National Park, for a total investment of $1,752,000.00 in the programme entitled “Maintaining the effective and sustainable management of the resources within PHMR and PCNP”;

              Belize Audubon Society, on behalf of the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, Blue Hole
    Natural Monument, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Peak Natural Monument, and St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, for a total investment of $990,000.00 in the programme entitled “Improving the management of BAS co-managed protected areas”;

              Southern Environmental Association, on behalf of the Laughing Bird Caye National Park
    and Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, for a total investment of $685,820.30 in the programme entitled “Improved protection and conservation of the ecosystems and biodiversity of LBCNP and GSSCMR”

    PACT is thankful for the continued partnerships that enable it to improve its work in investing in Belize’s protected areas and looks forward to the success of these investments over the next 3 years.   

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    PACT was formally established in January 1996 with the passing of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No. 15 of 1995, creating the institution as a Statutory Board. PACT contributes to the effective management of Belize’s National Protected Areas System (NPAS) through strategic partnerships and high impact investments. The PACT is managed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of Government agencies, non-government organizations and individual experts.

    Contact: 822-3637 | info@pactbelize.org | www.pactbelize.org | www.facebook.com/pactbelize/

    Consultancy – Water Quality Monitoring Programme – Key Biodiversity Areas

    Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services – Water Quality Monitoring Programme and Protocol

    Grant No: P130474
    Consultancy:
    i. Preparation of a Comprehensive National Water Quality Monitoring Programme and Protocol.
    ii. Implement a Water Quality Monitoring Programme in one of the six KBAs to assess aquatic threats to freshwater biodiversity.
    iii. Revision and Updating of the Department of the Environment and the Coastal Zone Management Authority’s Water Quality Laboratory Manual.

    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 detailed terms of reference for the consultancy can be request from procurementofficer@pactbelize.org.

    KBA and PACT now invite eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. In submitting its Expression of Interest, a firm should provide information demonstrating that it has the required and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

    1. The firm’s experience in conducting similar assignments.
    2. A member of the firm has at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an Environmental Chemistry or related science with 5 years of experience in water quality monitoring for biological and habitat monitoring including methodologies, manual and protocol development and laboratory protocol and procedures.
    3. The firm has a Biologist with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or aquatic ecology or related field with 5 years of experience in ecological assessment.
    4. Experience in the natural resource management sector in Belize is an asset.

    Expressions of Interest must be submitted in the English language and emailed to procurementofficer@pactbelize.org by 4:00 pm on Monday, 7th January 2019.

    The sealed envelope containing the Expression of Interest must include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked with the title of the consultancy for which they are applying.

    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.

    Contract Award Notice – Sub-Project Activities Related to Seaweed – Belize Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

    Service Contact Award Notice

    Publication Reference: P131408-BZ/CS-50

    Scope of Contract: CONSULTANCY TO SUPPORT SUB-PROJECT ACTIVITIES RELATED TO SEAWEED FARMING FOR THE MARINE CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION PROJECT TARGETED COMMUNITIES

    Duration of Contract: 12 Month(s)

    Evaluation Currency: Belize Dollars

    Awarded Firm/Individual:
    THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
    14A Garden City Plaza, Belmopan, Cayo District Belize
    Country: Belize

    Price:
    Currency: Belize Dollars
    Amount: 465,340.00

    For details download full pdf documents below.

    Contract Award Notice – WQM Lab Supplies – Belize Conservation and Climate Adaption Project

    Service Contact Award Notice

    Publication Reference: P131408-BZ/G-31 – MCCAP/SUP/030

    Scope of Contract: SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF WQM LAB SUPPLIES

    Duration of Contract: 60 days

    Evaluation Currency: Belize Dollars

    Awarded Bidder:
    Name: Belize Formulators Ltd
    Address: Samuel Haynes Street, Belize City
    Bid price at bid opening (in evaluation currency): BZD 16,208.33
    Evaluated Bid Price (in evaluation currency): BZD 16,208.33

    Evaluated Bidder(s)

    Name: Belize Environmentally Sustainable Solutions
    Address: San Ignacio Town, Belize
    Bid price at bid opening (in evaluation currency): BZD16,660.87
    Evaluated Bid Price (in evaluation currency): BZD16,660.87
    Reason(s) for not being the awarded bidder: – not the lowest evaluated bidder

    Name: Scientific Supplies and Technology
    Address: Miami, USA
    Bid price at bid opening (in evaluation currency): BZD14,511.60
    Evaluated Bid Price (in evaluation currency): BZD14,511.60
    Reason(s) for not being the awarded bidder: – did not provide quotes for all items on the technical specification

    For details download full pdf documents below.

    Contract Award Notice – Rash Guards – Belize Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project

    Service Contact Award Notice

    Publication Reference: P131408-BZ/G-35 – MCCAP/SUP/032

    Scope of Contract: SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF RASH GUARDS

    Duration of Contract: 60 days

    Evaluation Currency: Belize Dollars

    Awarded Bidder:
    Name: William Quan & Co. Ltd.
    Address: Cor. Albert & Orange Street, Belize City
    Bid price at bid opening (in evaluation currency): BZD 9,450.00
    Evaluated Bid Price (in evaluation currency): BZD 9,450.00

    Evaluated Bidder(s)

    Name: Sea Sports Belize
    Address: North Front Street, Belize City
    Bid price at bid opening (in evaluation currency): BZD9,562.50
    Evaluated Bid Price (in evaluation currency): BZD9,562.50
    Reason(s) for not being the awarded bidder: – not the lowest evaluated bidder

    Name: Creative Graphic Impressions (CGI)
    Address: Orange Walk Town, Belize
    Bid price at bid opening (in evaluation currency): BZD10,575.00
    Evaluated Bid Price (in evaluation currency): BZD10,575.00
    Reason(s) for not being the awarded bidder: – not the lowest evaluated bidder

    For details download full pdf documents below.

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

    Consultancy for the Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level of Belize under the REDD+ Readiness Project in Belize

    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 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 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:

    Qualifications:

    1. Proven experience with similar work (Development of a Forest Reference Emission Level or Forest Reference Level), mainly in Central America and Caribbean regions;Preference will be given to firms that have conducted or are conducting similar work in Belize as related to GHGi and FREL preparation;
    2. Proven experience and clear understanding of REDD+ rules and process as agreed under the UNFCCC and The Paris Agreement;
    3. Proven knowledge and understanding of the 2006 IPCC Good Practice Guidelines in AFOLU Sector; strong knowledge and understanding on how to estimate Emission Factors from raw field data; proven experience in activities related to the development of GHGi in other countries as well as experience related to the development of FREL;
    4. Proven experience of more than five (5) years in capacity building REDD+ programs related to AFOLU sector GHG inventory development aiming to develop FREL Report as required by UNFCCC; have a strong understanding of all UNFCCC decisions related to FREL development.
    5. Firm or Team members should have proven experience to analyze existing biomass information from permanent sample plots and other sources, in order to calculate carbon stock estimates for the different Land Uses.

    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 Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on 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, fax or e-mail) by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday 27th November 2018 to:

    REDD+ Procurement Officer
    Protected Areas Conservation Trust
    3 Mango Street
    Belmopan, Cayo District
    Tel: 822-3637
    redd.procurement.officer@pactbelize.org

    The sealed envelope containing the Expression of Interest must include the name and address of the firm and should be clearly marked:
    PROJECT OFFICER 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 details on skills needed and benefits, click on the image below to download full pdf document.