REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
“European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program” and “ENPI East Countries FLEG II: Complementary Measures for Georgia and Armenia Single Donor Trust Fund
1.Assignment Title: Consulting firm for the follow up work on the forest functionality analysis - assessment of Forest Landscape Restoration opportunity in Georgia (Reference No.: ADA/GEO/C/CQS/6).
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of implementing the EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT EAST COUNTRIES FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GOVERNANCE II PROGRAM" and “ENPI East Countries FLEG II: Complementary Measures for Georgia and Armenia Single Donor Trust Fund and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include the follow up work on the forest functionality analysis - assessment of Forest Landscape Restoration opportunity in Georgia and specifically:
Team composition: the usual composition for this work would entail 2-3 people for a period of approximately 70-90 days over a 4-6 month period, depending on access and time required for site visits to the 4 communities.
This work will be done in close cooperation with the state Forest management authorities and included in the final report.
The IUCN now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteria must be met by the organization and its key personnel:
The assignment should be fulfilled within a 6-months period starting May 10, 2016.
The attention of interested Consultant firms is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank’s Guidelines “Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & Grants by World Bank Borrowers” (January 2011) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
The full Terms of References (TORs) are available. Interested Consultant Firms must submit their CVs and Expressions of Interest (EOIs) as an individual firm or in association in the form of a joint venture or – sub consultancy. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severably liable for the entire assignment. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selections Based on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The best qualified and experienced firm shall be selected and only this one selected firm shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in the written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by May 10, 2016. Please provide reference No: ADA/GEO/C/CQS/6 in all your mail.
Further information can be obtained at the address below:
Marika Kavtarishvili, IUCN, ENPI FLEG Country Program Coordinator in Georgia
1 Assessing Forest Landscape Restoration opportunities at the national level. P. 38-39. https://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/forest/fp_our_work/fp_our_work_thematic/fp_our_work_flr/approach_to_forest_landscape_restoration/restoration_opportunities_assessment_methodology/ (visited April 6, 2016)