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Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultancy Service to Develop an Information Management System for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust

Request for Expressions of Interest 

Consultancy Service to Develop an Information Management System for the Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

Background: 

In 2018, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to systematically measure the impacts of its investments. As well, since 2018 PACT adopted a more strategic, results-based approach in how it invests its financial resources which is exemplified in its current Conservation Investment Strategy. The Strategy aims at streamlining interventions towards the achievement of conservation returns on investments (CROIs). The CROIs are dependent on primary and secondary data and in pursuit of a unified Information Management System (IMS), PACT commissioned a preliminary system analysis which identified the need for an IMS as paramount for its conservation investments. 

Service Description: 

PACT is interested in identifying a national Consulting Team/Firm to undertake the development of its IMS. Among other considerations, this consultancy aims to develop a secure web-based IMS and a user manual for the use of the system, and to train relevant staff in the use of the system. The duration of the assignment is a maximum of eight months. The requirements for the Consulting Team/Firm are as follows. 

  1. The Consulting Team/Firm must be of nationally-based. 
  2. Members must have a first degree in a relevant computer field with at least five years professional experience in software development; or an advanced degree in Computer Science, Data/Information Management, Information Technology or Software Engineering with at least three years professional experience. 
  3. A solid understanding of web application, application programming interface, relational database design, and user interface design. 
  4. Expertise in relevant programming language or database management suits. 
  5. Demonstrated previous experience in developing similar web-based IMSs. 

PACT invites interested Consulting Teams/Firms to submit an Expression of Interest indicating their competence and relevant experience in the development of IMSs or similar assingments. Packages should include Expression of Interest, Curriculum Vitae for each individual consultant/member, and a portfolio of relevant experience (for Consultancy Firms). 

For more information on this consultancy, Consulting Teams/Firms can contact PACT at monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams/Firms should submit packages (hard and soft copies) no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday July 3rd, 2020. E-packages should be complete, signed, properly labelled, and in PDF format, addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager

Protected Areas Conservation Trust

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan

Email: hram@pactbelize.org; monitoringofficer@pactbelize.org 

Re: “Expression of Interest – PACT IMS Consultancy” 

 

PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by Consultancy Teams/Firms in preparing and submitting their Expressions of Interest.

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Tender Notice: Road Improvement

Tender Notice

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)
 
Basic Concepts:
The SMP covers improving the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas (PA), its connectivity, and strengthening coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala and Mexico for conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.
 
Specific:
  • To Rehabilitate the road to make it accessible during the wet and dry season
  • To Install 16 culverts
  • Handover of rehabilitated road
 
The following requirements must be met by the contractor:
Interested companies should arrange a site visit with FD before submitting a proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work.
  • Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to the selected company
  • All work is to conform to road construction best practices guidelines in Belize (BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232 REVISED EDITION 2000 SHOWING THE LAW AS AT 31ST DECEMBER 2000)
  • Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  • In the road construction, high-quality construction based on the Belize standard needs to be achieved and the BELIZE PUBLIC ROADS ACT CHAPTER 232
 
1. Qualifications and Experience:
  • Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in construction of roads, quarrying, and land clearing.
  • Knowledge of the area
  • Demonstrated equipment and expertise to carry out the works required
  • Professional work crew
  • Safety equipment based on road safety guide/standard/ (www.belizeroadsafety.com) must be adhered to.
 
Interested applicants can request for the complete tender document from accountingmanager@pactbelize.org
 
2. Technical and financial offer
Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal no later than July 15th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
 
The proposal should be addressed to the following:
 
Danny Singh
Accounting Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)
 
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Tender Notice: Conservation Post in the Vaca Forest Reserve

Tender Notice

Project: Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

Basic Concepts:
The SMP covers improving the management effectiveness of the Selva Maya Protected Areas (PA), its connectivity, and strengthening coordination capacity between Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico for
conservation and sustainable management actions of the Selva Maya.
 
Objectives:
 
General: To construct a conservation post within the Vaca Forest Reserve
 
Specific:
  • Design and accomplish with all requirements the construction of the conservation post
  • Carry out the construction of the conservation post
 
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Interested eligible bidders must meet the following criteria to be selected:
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in construction.
  • Prior experience with the construction of concrete and wooden buildings
  • Knowledge of the area
  • Equipment and expertise to carry out the works required
  • Professional work crew
  • Safety equipment
 
In undertaking this assignment, the Contractor is expected to work closely with the staff of the Forest Department.
 
Interested applicants can request for the complete tender document from accountingmanager@pactbelize.org
 
Technical and financial offer:
Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal no later than July 15nd, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:
 
Danny Singh
Accounting Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)
 
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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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Call for Expressions of Interest – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Audit Service

Call for Expressions of Interest – Belize Nature Conservation Foundation Audit Service

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct a General End of Year Audit of all Belize Nature Conservation Foundation (BNCF) Accounts and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing.

Specific Objectives of the Audit Service:

  1. To Conduct General End of Year Audit of all BNCF Accounts based on the IFRS on Auditing;
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures to ensure that BNCF is in compliance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles and IFRS;
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of BNCF based on the audit;
  4. Prepare a financial audit report.

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest, which includes:

  1. A Company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations;
  2. Cover letter expressing interest;
  3. Resume/CV of Auditors to be assigned to the audit.

Eligibility and Rules:

  1. The tender is open to all Audit firms legally authorized to operate in Belize;
  2. Firms must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Belize;
  3. Following a review of the EOI, short-listed firms will be invited to submit full proposals.

Submission Requirements:

For more information regarding this consultancy you can email hram@pactbelize.org. EOI should be submitted no later than 14th April 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
hram@pactbelize.org
Packages are to be labelled as
“Expression of Interest Re: BNCF Audit Services”

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Precautionary Measures for Preventing and Slowing the Transmission of COVID-19: GoB Declaration of National State of Emergency

April 1, 2020 — Given the declaration of the National State of Emergency by the Government of Belize, the public is herein informed that the office of the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) will be closed to the public effective 2nd April 2020 until further notice.

During the closure of the office, the public can access PACT as follows:


Unit Type of Query
PACT – info@pactbelize.org All Matters
Accounts – accountingmanager@pactbelize.org Payments and Accounts
Conservation Investment – cimanager@pactbelize.org Conservation investments and initiatives

PACT can also be followed and contacted via its Website www.pactbelize.org and Facebook Page.

The Board, Management and Staff are grateful for your understanding and encourage everyone to exercise the necessary precautions at home and/or work established by the relevant authorities to manage COVID-19.

For official, up-to-date, local information, be sure to visit: https://covid19.bz

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CLOSED! Call for Applications- Accounts Clerk Vacancy

Now closed! 

Call for Applications- Accounts Clerk Vacancy

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Position Description:

The Accounts Clerk will provide clerical accounting support and technical backstopping, including compiling financial data, to the Finance Department for the portfolio of projects and programmes as assigned; assist with the day-to-day accounting operations of the Trust, and report to the Assistant Accountant. Overall, the position is responsible for supporting the documentation of standard, efficient and effective accounting and financial management processes.

Professional Requirements:

• Associate degree in Accounting or Business Administration;
• Three (3) or more years of related work experience;
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles (that is, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and standard accounting practices;
• In-depth technical proficiency using QuickBooks.

Remuneration and Applications:

Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale.

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org.

Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00 p.m. Thursday April 23, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org. The email is to be labelled as “Accounts Clerk Vacancy – Application”.

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).

PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application.

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CLOSED! Call for Applications – Multimedia Officer

Now Closed!

Call for Applications- Multimedia Officer

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is a statutory organization established in 1996 as a Trust Fund under the Protected Areas Conservation Trust Act, No.15 of 1995. PACT contributes to the financing, sourced nationally and internationally, of the Belize National Protected Areas System – a system that is managed by Government Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Community Based Organizations. Further, PACT is under the oversight of the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, Environment, and Sustainable Development, and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Position Description:

The Multimedia Officer is primarily responsible for developing, filming, editing, captioning, and delivering engaging high-quality content for PACT and its Strategic Communications Service Provider (SCSP). The incumbent will collaborate with all PACT departments to execute communications activities intended to meet and exceed the strategic goals and objectives of PACT.

Furthermore, the post will aim to ensure data collected and analyzed by PACT on all Belize National Protected Areas System related interventions are adequately translated into consumable communication products. The incumbent will serve as liaison with PACT’s SCSP supporting the delivery of strategic communication actions for onward engagement of local media outlets and the general public.

Professional Requirements:
• Bachelors’ degree in Media Production, Graphic Design, Communications, or related field. An equivalent combination of education, for example in Information Technology, and experience may also be considered;
• Digital Media certification is preferred;
• A minimum of two (2) years of media production experience is preferred with a Bachelors’ Degree. At least four (4) years of similar experience may also be accepted with an Associates’ Degree in a related field.

Remuneration and Applications:
Compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience within a designated salary scale.
The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org.

Interested persons should submit, no later than 12:00 p.m. Thursday April 23, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org. The email is to be labelled as “Multimedia Officer Vacancy – Application”.

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).

PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by individuals in relation to their application.

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Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy Service for the preparation of a full Project Proposal; Completion of a Gender/Social Assessment, Feasibility Study and to Conduct Stakeholder Consultations for a project to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund

Request for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services (Firm Selection) – Consultancy Service for the preparation of a full Project Proposal; Completion of a Gender/Social Assessment, Feasibility Study and to Conduct Stakeholder Consultations for a project to be submitted to the Adaptation Fund

In collaboration with the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), as Belize’s National Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, and Sustainable Development via the National Climate Change Office (NCCO) has submitted the project concept “Enhancing the Resilience of Belize’s Coastal Communities to Climate Change Impacts,” which was endorsed by the AF Board in October 2019. Two assistance grants were also approved by the AF Board for the completion of technical assessments and consultative processes to aid the development of a complete project proposal.

PACT is interested in identifying a Consulting Team to undertake the formulation of a project proposal for the concept. The main objective of this consultancy is the creation of a comprehensive project proposal with a clear rationale for increasing the climate resiliency of Belize’s coastal communities by improving coastal land use and habitation, increasing monitoring as well as national adaptive capacity and knowledge transfer.

The Consulting Team is expected to include at maximum three (3) members with expertise in Project Development and/or Management including Environmental Management; Social Sciences or Humanitarian Studies; Coastal Engineering; and/or related areas.

Professional and Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Graduate Degree in area of expertise;
  • Relevant work experience of at least five (5) years in area of expertise;
  • Experience in developing project proposals, conducting project feasibility studies and gender/ social assessments

PACT invites interested eligible Consulting Teams to submit an expression of interest indicating competence and relevant experience in completing similar consultancies.

Packages should include Expression of Interest and Curriculum Vitae (for each individual consultant).

For additional information on the consultancy, interested Consulting Teams may send an email to cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org.

Interested Teams should submit packages (Hard and Soft Copies) no later than 4:00 pm (Belize Time) on March 27th, 2020. Sealed envelopes should be addressed to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan, Belize
Re: “Consultancy – Adaptation Fund Project Proposal”

Soft Copies should be sent via Email to:
hram@pactbelize.org and cc.techofficer@pactbelize.org

PACT shall not be bound to defray any cost incurred by Consulting Teams in preparing and submitting their Expressions of Interest.

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