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.: TF017553
Assignment Title: Conducting a Full-Scale TEEB Study for the Forestry Sector of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia
Procurement Plan Reference No: ADA/GEO/IC-6
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 ADA.
The consulting service (“the Service”) involves conducting a full-scale TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) study for the forestry sector of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia. The overall duration of the assignment is approximately eight calendar months, including weekends and holiday period(s). Consequently, the number of net working days within this period, required for the completion of the assignment, should be offered by the consultant. The expected time of commencement of the service is August 2015. 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 fax, or by e-mail) by 27 July 2015.
WWF-Caucasus Programme Office
Attn: Mr. Ilia Osepashvili
11 Aleksidze Street
0193 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: 00995 32 2237500
Fax: 00995 32 2237501