REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICE
European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program
Grant No.: TF013973
Assignment Title: Create a basis for the establishment of the market links for wood certified in Georgia: identify potential markets (buyers)
Procurement Plan Reference No: GEO/IC9
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office has received financing from the World Bank (through WWF International) toward the cost of the regional Program European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The FLEG2 program is financially supported by the European Commission and Austrian Development Agency (ADA). This consultancy is supported by the EC.
The consulting service (“the Service”) involves the determination of timber production potential of Georgian forestry sector (for specific timber products which can be certified under voluntary forest certification schemes) and identification of potential buyers of these products in the EU and, possibly, other parts of the globe.
The overall duration of the assignment is approximately 20 working days within the period of about two calendar months. The expected time of commencement of the service is beginning of May 2016. Additional details are given in the Terms of Reference, linked to this announcement.
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office now invites eligible Individual Consultants to submit CVs demonstrating that they have the required qualifications to perform the Service. The provision of Cost Estimate of Services is optional at this stage. The minimum qualification criteria are:
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 and 1.11 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, setting forth the Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultants method. Your experience and qualification shall conform to the requirement as specified in the Terms of Reference. The CV will be evaluated for the qualification and experience of the candidates in accordance with the following criteria:
(i) Overall experience relevant to the assignment - 20
(ii) Qualifications and competence specifically for the assignment - 60
(iii) Communication and language skills - 20
Total Points: 100
Interviews might be held, if deemed necessary. The best qualified consultant will be invited to contract negotiation. Further information can be obtained and application documents must be delivered (in a written form) to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 22 April 2016.
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office
Attn: Mr. Ilia Osepashvili
11 Aleksidze Street
0193 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: 00995 32 2237500
Fax: 00995 32 2237501