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**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.

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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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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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