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PACT Digital Newsletter Issue #1

PACT DIGITAL NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE!

We figured we’d start off the New Year by sharing some of the work we’ve done in the last one.  The premier  issue of PACT’s Digital Newsletter features some (but certainly not all) of our most important activities from the second half of 2021.

We’ve included a version of the newsletter below for your viewing, but if you prefer you can also access it directly online. 

As this will be a quarterly newsletter, our next issue is scheduled for the end of March 2022 and will include information from December 2021 to March 2022. Let us know what you think or how we can improve by sending an email to our info-desk or contact our multimedia officer.

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Call for Applications: Procurement Officer

Call for Applications!

Procurement Officer

Background:

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. 

Position Description:

The Procurement Officer (PO) is primarily responsible to execute the procurement functions of PACT to support the achievement of PACT’s strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting operational procurement for PACT; project procurement for PACT’s Fiduciary Management and Climate Finance Portfolios; and PACT Conservation Investment Program Compliance Monitoring; all in adherence to PACT’s and Project-Specific Procurement Policies and Procedures.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Possess a Masters (preferred) or Bachelors’ degree in Economics, Finance, Law and/or
  • Industry recognized certification in procurement
  • A minimum of 5 years related professional experience and
  • Previous procurement management is required
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles, policies and practices
  • Knowledge of contract development and management, fiscal management, and project management

 

The full job description is available at www.pactbelize.org. Packages must be submitted electronically and must include signed application letter, resume, certified copies of academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Tuesday, January 18th 2022. Only complete packages will be processed. Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director

ed@pactbelize.org with copy to hramanager@pactbelize.org

Re: Procurement Officer

 

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 applicants in submission of their application.

Service Contract Award Notice – Consultancy Service to prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD NOTICE

Consultancy Service to prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

1. Publication Reference

Request for Expression of Interest

2. Publication Date of Request for Proposal

23rd August 2021

3. Contract sign Date

01st October 2021

4. Consultancy Title

Consultancy to Prepare an Institutional Report Card and to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT

5. Procedure

Consultants’ Qualification Selection (CQS)

6. Number and Name of Applications received

Four (4)
1. Praxi5 Advisory Group Ltd.
2. Agricones
3. ID&M Consultants Ltd.
4. PPF Capital Belize Ltd.

7. Name of Firm (awarded)

Praxi5 Advisory Group Ltd.

8. Price Offered

Not to exceed BZD$99,997.36

9. Scope of the contract awarded

Preparation of an Institutional Report Card based on PACT’s 2017 Institutional Assessment Report, the 2017-2021 PACT Strategic Plan, and the 2017-2021 Action Plan.Development of a Five-Year Strategic Plan for PACT based on the process for preparing the Institutional Report Card and on standard strategic planning processes.
Duration of Contract: 15 weeks

10. Reasons for Rejecting Other Applicants

Applicants were not considered to satisfy the required professional/technical capacity criterion to perform the service.

**EXTENDED** 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. 18th 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

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Amendment to the Tender Notice: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Pineridgito Gate, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

AMENDMENT
to the
Tender Notice

Project Title: Rehabilitation of the Guard House at Pineridgito Gate, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

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

Contract Ref: SMP/WRKS/005/2021

Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

Location: Belize, Central America

The Request for proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

Section 1- Terms of Reference- Clause 9 Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than
Date: April 30th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Mrs. Nayari Diaz-Perez
Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

 

Read: The proposal must be submitted no later than
Date: May 4th, 2021 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

“Re: Rehabilitation of Guard House at Pineridgito Gate”
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

All other terms and conditions to the Invitation to Quote for Works remain unchanged. The above alterations and/or correction to ITQ are integral part of the ITQ.

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Addendum to Tender Notice: Rehabilitation of the Visitor’s Restroom at Pineridgito Gate, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

AMENDMENT
to the
Tender Notice

Project Title: Rehabilitation of the Visitor’s Restroom at Pineridgito Gate, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

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

Contract Ref: SMP/WRKS/003/2021

Subject: Amendment to the submission deadline

Location: Belize, Central America

The Request for proposal is corrected or modified as follows:

Section 1- Terms of Reference- Clause 9
Instead of: The Proposals must be submitted no later than
Date: April 30th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

Mrs. Nayari Diaz-Perez
Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

Read: The proposal must be submitted no later than
Date: May 4th, 2021 10:00 a.m. The proposal should be addressed to the following:

“Re: Rehabilitation of Visitor’s Restroom at Pineridgito”
Gate Protected Areas Conservation Trust
3 Mango Street
Belmopan City
Attn: Mr. Jamir Sanchez (accountsclerk@pactbelize.org)

All other terms and conditions to the Invitation to Quote for Works remain unchanged. The above alterations and/or correction to ITQ are integral part of the ITQ.

Click here for the PDF version of this notice.

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(CLOSED) Call for Applications: Accounting Manager (AM)

Call for Applications – Accounting Manager

Background:

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.

Position Description:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for implementing the accountability framework and specifically, the budget development and management of accounting functions at PACT.

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance (Preferred) or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and
  • Relevant qualification and certification – Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and/or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of senior accounting experience.
  • Supervisory experience in an accounting unit.
  • Experience in auditing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of GAAP and IFRS.
  • Strong knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Ability to prepare complicated financial reports and core financial statements.

The full Job Advertisement and Job Description are available on PACT’s Website.

Packages can be submitted electronically or in print and must include signed application letter, resume, academic certificates, current police record (receipt can be submitted initially) and a list of two professional references (names and contact information only) no later than Friday April 30th, 2021. Only complete packages will be processed.

Packages should be addressed to:

Executive Director
Protected Areas Conservation Trust
#3 Mango Street, City of Belmopan
ed@pactbelize.org with copy to adminassistant@pactbelize.org
Re: Accounting Manager Vacancy

PACT is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate against protected characteristics (gender, age, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability).
PACT is not liable for any costs incurred by applicants in submission of their application.

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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