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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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Call for Expressions of Interest: PACT – Legal Counsel Services

Call for Expressions of Interest
PACT – Legal Counsel Services

 

As part of its business operations, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) engages in a wide range of activities such as grant making, fiduciary management for third parties, and procurement, among other standard corporate activities such as human resources management and administration. In the course of conducting its business, PACT seeks to operate in a legally sound manner which guarantees the protection of its corporate interests and prudent risk management, while maintaining corporate compliance at all times.

The PACT is thus inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for a firm to provide high quality legal counsel services.

 

Specific Objectives of the Service:

  1. Review of national and international agreements,
  2. Contract drafting,
  3. Contract negotiation,
  4. Legal writing,
  5. Litigation,
  6. Counsel on employment and labour matters,
  7. General legal advice on matters presented.

 

Applicants Must Submit an Expression of Interest which includes:

  • Cover letter expressing interest,
  • A Company profile (including members’ qualifications and firm experience) and proof of legal certificates and affiliations.

 

Eligibility and Rules:

  • The EoI is open to all Legal Counsel Services Firms legally authorized to operate in Belize,
  • 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 or ed@pactbelize.org. EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard-copy no later than 12 p.m. 26th February 2021 to:

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
hram@pactbelize.org
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan

Re: Expressions of Interest – Legal Counsel Services

 

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PACT Submits USD $4 Million Funding Proposal to the Adaptation Fund for Climate Change adaptation project in Belize.

Belmopan, 21 January 2021.  

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is pleased to announce the submission of the  Project Proposal ‘Enhancing the Resilience of Belize’s Coastal Communities to Climate Change Impact’ to the Adaptation Fund for funding consideration at the upcoming 36th sitting of the  Adaptation Fund Board.  

The Project, with a financing request of USD $4 million, aims to increase the climate resilience of  27 coastal communities in Belize by improving coastal land use, habitation, and the long-term  monitoring of climate related coastal impacts through the increase of adaptive capacity and  knowledge transfer. It will be implemented by PACT and executed by the Ministry of Sustainable  Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management via the National Climate Change  Office, and with the participation of several state agencies including the Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute, the Hydrology Department, the Ministry of Housing, and the National  Meteorological Service via four main components:  

  1. Improving Coastal Land Use for Resilient Habitation and Sectoral Activities
  2. Coastal Vulnerability Monitoring  
  3. Beach Stabilization of High-Risk Coastal Areas  
  4. Awareness Raising, Knowledge Dissemination and National Capacity Strengthening  

The PACT thanks all partners that participated in the project development process, especially the  local target communities.

 

Notes: 

The Adaptation Fund is an international fund, set up under the Kyoto Protocol of the United  Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, that finances projects and programs to help  vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt to climate change. 

PACT is accredited by the Fund to serve as its National Implementing Entity for Belize and has a  Climate Finance portfolio which endeavors to unlock new funding streams and build national  capacity for the sustainable management of natural resources, climate change, and biodiversity. 

The Ministry of Finance is the National Designated Authority for the Adaptation Fund in Belize  and is tasked with the endorsement of all country projects submitted to the Fund. 

 

Contact: 

Executive Director 

Phone: 822 3637 |Email: ed@pactbelize.org

 

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*Deadline Extended * Tender Notice: Road Improvement within the Chiquibul National Park

Tender Notice

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

 

Basic Concepts

To improve accessibility and presence of the Forest Department, the Belize Defence Force and the Friends for Conservation and Development through the rehabilitation of the road connecting the conservation posts, thus reducing the illegal activities within the Chiquibul National Park.

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:

  1. Interested companies should arrange site visit with FD before submitting proposal to ensure comprehension of the full scope of the work
  2. Rehabilitation of road to conform with alignment provided to selected company
  3. 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)
  4. Ensure compliance with all environmental requirements from the Forest Department.
  5. 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 Terms of Reference from accountsclerk@pactbelize.org

2. Technical and financial offer

Interested applicants should present their technical and financial proposal that responds to the contents of these Terms of Reference no later than February 26, 2021 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 (accountingmanager@pactbelize.org)
Attn: Mrs. Therese Johnston (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

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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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*Cancelled* Tender Notice: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. Selva Maya Natural Resources Protection Project (BMZ/KfW/IUCN)

*Cancelled*

Tender Notice

Project Title: To develop guidelines and permitting processes for rearing of game species in Belize. 

Contract Ref: SMP/SER/018/2021 

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

 

 1. Type of contract 

Service 

 

2. Type of procedure 

Local Opening 

 

3. Contracting authority and contact point 

Protected Areas Conservation Trust 

3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

 

4. Additional information 

All tenders received were rejected due to non- qualification and over budget. 

Should a new tender procedure be launched for this project, a new contract notice will be published. 

 

 

Upcoming! REDD+ Stakeholder Consultation Sessions

 

The REDD+ Project is hosting a number of public consultations.  If you’re interested in attending and would like more information on dates, location, etc., please reach out to Mr. Micheal F. Somerville at (501) 630-8792. 

 

Vacancy: PACT Multimedia Officer

Multimedia Officer Vacancy – Call for Applications 

 

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 Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, 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 5:00 p.m. Wednesday December 9, 2020, an e-copy of their application letter, resume, and a list of two professional and one personal referees (names and contact information only) to hram@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@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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Call for Expressions of Interest: GCF Project Audit Services

Call for Expressions of Interest 

GCF Project Audit Services 

 

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for an Auditing Firm to conduct General Interim and End of Period Audits of PACT’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) Account and General Assessment of all operations and procedures in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Auditing. 

 

The Specific Objectives of the Audit Service are: 

  1. To Conduct General 12-month Interim and End of Project audits of the Project Account based on the IFRS or International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). 
  2. To Conduct a General Assessment of all operations and procedures related to the Project to ensure that PACT is compliant with IFRS and IPSAS. 
  3. Express an opinion on the financial statements of the Project based on the audit and determine if PACT maintained adequate internal controls and supporting documentation for transactions and procurement processes. 
  4. Prepare financial audit reports. 

 

Applicants must submit an EoI, which includes: 

  1. A cover letter expressing interest; 
  2. A company profile and proof of legal certificates and affiliations; 
  3. Resume/CV of Partner(s) in Charge and Senior Auditor 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. The EoI should be submitted electronically and in hard copy no later than 10th December 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to: 

Human Resources and Administration Manager 

hram@pactbelize.org 

#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan 

with e-copy to ed@pactbelize.org 

Packages are to be labelled as 

“Expression of Interest Re: GCF Audit Services” 

 

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