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  • KBA Advert Flyer 2015
    General Procurement Notice

     

    BELIZE MARINE CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION PROJECT

    Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development 

    General Procurement Notice

    The Marine Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation Project (MCCAP) in the coastal areas of Belize is implemented by the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) with fiduciary management assistance from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) as the National Implementing Entity (NIE) and the World Bank as Multilateral Implementing Entity (MIE). The objective of MCCAP is to implement a priority ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef System and its productive marine resources. Specifically, the project will support, (i) improvement of the reef’s protection regime including an expansion and enforcement of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Replenishment (no-take) Zones in strategically selected locations to strengthen climate resilience, (ii) promotion of sustainable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef, and (iii) building local capacity and raising awareness regarding the overall health of the reef ecosystem and the climate resilience of coral reefs.

    The project has four components:

    • Component 1:  Improving the protection regime of marine and coastal ecosystems;
    • Component 2: Promotion of viable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef;
    • Component 3: Raising awareness and building local capacity;
    • Component 4: Project Management

    Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s “Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers”, dated January 2011 and revised in July 2014; and “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers”, dated January 2011 and revised in July 2014.

    Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank’s international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for large-value contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business, the PACT website www.pactbelize.org, Government of Belize website www.belize.gov.bz as well as local and regional newspapers.

    The MCCAP Project Implementing Agency Group (PIAG) is seeking to identify Consultants to assist with the implementation of project activities in the following areas:

    • Legislative framework (coastal zone, protected areas)
    • MPA management and enforcement
    • Knowledge, Attitudes, and behavioural Practices (KAP) survey
    • Fisheries and Coastal Zone management
    • Community development
    • Business development and planning
    • Marketing
    • Project proposal development
    • Knowledge and data management system
    • Monitoring and Evaluation assessment
    • Capacity building
    • Others, to be specified

     

    Consultancy assignments will commence in May 2015. MCCAP PIAG invites qualified consultants/firms with expertise in the abovementioned areas to register with the PIAG. For more information or clarification please contact the Project Coordinator at pc.mccap@ffsd.gov.bz or 223-0723.

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  • KBA Advert Flyer 2015
    Consultancy Announcement, May 2015

    Request for Expression of Interest

    For Consultancy to Design a

    Fire Incidence Rapid Response Team

    Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize

    Grant No: P130474

    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” with funding from the Global Environment Facility “GEF” and has appointed the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) for the overall implementation of the Project with the fiduciary assistance of Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT).  The Government of Belize intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for the Consultancy Services to Design a Fire Incidence Rapid Response Team.

    The services include developing and designing the institutional structure, functions and operational procedures of a National Fire Incidence Rapid Response Team (FIRRT) which will coordinate the response to forest fires in Belize. The consultancy also entails the development of standard operational procedures of the team, identification of equipment and training requirements including sources and costs which will support the capacity building and long term sustainability of the FIRRT.

    PACT now invites eligible Firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. In submitting their Statement of Capability, applicants should be aware that they will be assessed based on the following areas:

    Technical Competence – number of similar projects previously completed and level of comparable responsibility / experience

    Qualifications and Experience – professional qualifications of staff and experience on similar assignments with the following disciplines and skills:

    (1)   Lead Consultant with a Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to the Consultancy with at least 10 years of experience

    (2)   A key personnel with a Minimum BSc. Level in Forestry/Natural Resource Management with at least 10 years of experience in the development of forest management of protected areas management plans with specific experience in the design, development and implementation of forest fire management planning.

    Local Experience – knowledge of local conditions in Protected Areas

    Prior Commitments /Other Assignments

    After evaluation of the statements of capability the most qualified firm with the highest rank will be provided with the terms of reference and requested to submit technical and financial proposal for undertaking the assignment.  These proposal will form the basis for a contract to be negotiated between the proposer and PACT.  In event a contract cannot be negotiated a similar process will be followed with the second highest ranked.

    The attention of interested Firms 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 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

    The Firm will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualification method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

    One original and two (2) hard copies of the Statement of Capability submission in the English language must be delivered by 4:00 pm on May 4, 2015 to

    Procurement Officer

    Protected Areas Conservation Trust

    3 Mango Street, Belmopan

    Tel: 822-3637

    Email: andrea@pactbelize.org

    The sealed envelope containing the Statement of Capability must include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked “Statement of Capability: Fire Rapid Response Team Consultancy”.

    PACT shall not be bound to defray any costs incurred by applicants in preparing and submitting statements of capability.

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  • KBA Advert Flyer 2015
    Consultancy Announcement, June 2015

    Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development

    Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize

    Statement of Capability

    Grant No: P130474

    Reference No. 1.2c-1

    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” with funding from the Global Environment Facility “GEF” and the Protected Areas Conservation Trust providing the Fiduciary Services. The project development objective is to strengthen natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of Belize.

    The KBAs project will be implemented by the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) through a dedicated Project Implementation Unit (PIU) housed within the Ministry.

    Implementation of the KBA will be over a five (5) year period. The project has four components:

    • Component 1: Supporting Forest Protection and Sustainable Forest Management Activities in Key Biodiversity Areas
    • Component 2: Promoting Effective Management of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)
    • Component 3: Institutional Strengthening & Capacity Building for Enhanced Enforcement of Environmental Regulations
    • Component 4: Project Management

    MFFSD is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the following position, the critical minimum requirements for the position is listed below; however, applicants are asked to view the detailed terms of reference:

    Communication Officer

    • At minimum, possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in mass communications, public relations, advertising, communication analysis & planning or related disciplines.
    • Minimum of five (5) years relevant professional working experience in the fields of communications and public awareness.
    • Proven working experience in conducting communication needs analysis and strategic designs as well as in managing communications campaigns.
    • Knowledge of issues related to biodiversity and management of protected areas.
    • Good Analytical, negotiating communication and advocacy skills.

    Employment will be on a contractual basis over a three-year period.  It will be renewed, annually, based upon satisfactory job performance commencing in July 2015.

    PACT now invites suitable individuals interested in undertaking the assignment to submit their Statements of Capability.  In submitting their Statements of Capability, applicants should be aware that they will be assessed based on the following areas:

    (a) Qualifications

    (b) Experience of the individual relative to the particular assignment

    (c) Availability of Candidate for the proposed consultancy period.

    The terms of reference for the assignments can be viewed on-line at http://www.belize.gov.bz,                                   http://www.pactbelize.org  or can be requested from andrea@pactbelize.org.

    One original and two (2) hard copies of each submission in the English language must be delivered by June 22, 2015 to:

    Procurement Officer, Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)

    #3 Mango Street, Belmopan

    Email: andrea@pactbelize.org

    The sealed envelope containing the Statement of Capability must include the name and address of the applicant and should be clearly marked “Statement of Capability: Communication Officer”

    PACT shall not be bound to assign any reason for not selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by the applicant in the preparation and submission of statements.

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