Pakistan: REDDPreparation Project - P152465
Ministry of Climate Change | Published January 13, 2016 - Deadline February 1, 2016
Preparing A Fgrm For Redd+ After An Explicit Assessment Of
Existing Feedback And Grievance Redressal Mechanisms (fgrm)& Developing Strategic
Environmental And Social Assessment (sesa), Environmental And Social Management
Framework (esmf) And Safegard
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Project Name: Readiness PreparationProposal- Readiness Fundof the FCPF
Implementing Agency: The FederalMinistry of Climate Change
Consultancy Services for: Preparing a FGRM for REDD+ after an explicit assessment ofExisting Feedback andGrievance Redressal Mechanisms (FGRM)
Developing Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA), Environmental and Social ManagementFramework (ESMF) and Safeguard Information System (SIS)
Grant No. A0709
The Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, represented by the Ministry ofClimate Change has received agrant to promote REDD+ (Reduction of Emissions from deforestation and degradation) program for preservation of forests throughprivate sector led carbon sequestration and carbon credit generation. The World Bank as the delivery partner to Forest CarbonPartnership Facility (FCPF) is assisting Pakistan with financial and technical support focused on reducing emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancementof forest carbon stocks. During the Preparation phase the Ministry of Climate Change intends to apply part of the funds to covereligible payments for hiring services of qualified experienced and reputable consulting firms for;
1. Preparing a FGRM for REDD+after an explicit assessment of Existing
Feedback andGrievance Redressal Mechanisms (FGRM)
2. Developing Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA),Environmental and Social ManagementFramework (ESMF) and Safeguard Information System (SIS)
One of themain objectives of the Pakistan's Readiness Preparation Proposal R-PP is preparation of a National REDD+ for Pakistan. Strategic environmental and socialassessment (SESA) is its key component. Theintegration of the socialand environmental considerations will be handled using the ESMF tool.For transparent and equitable implementation, we need a mechanism to address the complexity of issues of diverse stakeholdersespecially those of forest dependent ethnic groups and local communities may lead to numerous questions, inquiries, and potentiallygrievances about the REDD-plus strategy or process a mechanism needs to be put in place early in the R-PP implementation phase, inorder to be ready to handle any request for feedback or complaint that stakeholders may have about Readiness activities. It willfocus on flexible problem solving approaches to dispute resolution through options such as fact finding, dialogue, facilitation ormediation.
Apart from the existing organizational systems and resources established by national government agencies toreceive and address concerns about the impact of their policies, programs and operations on external stakeholders. There is need tohave a system that complements the existing legal system through stakeholder input albeit not replacing, formal legal channels formanaging grievances. However not barring stakeholders from availing the option to moreformal and potentially more complex, costly and time-consuming alternatives, including legal remedies.
The ESMFas an output of SESA will ensure that National REDD+ policy/REDD+ scheme "do no harm" and, instead,should "do good? to all environmental and social aspects. It will provide a framework to examine the issues and impacts associatedwith REDD+ activities, or relevant policies/regulations that may occur in the future but are uncertain or not known atthe presenttime.
Strategic environmental and social issues includes biodiversity and ecosystem services; micro-climate; waterservices and quality; soil condition; food security, placement of people and fauna, cultural and social problems resulting frommigration and immigration, land ownership, land tenure, land accessibility, energy supply and gender equity and other benefits toimprove education and health of the people while pursuing growth with low emissions from land use change.
The R-PPenvisages that a country-driven safeguard information system for REDD+ will be developed in accordancewith the decisions of the Cancun agreement. The system will ensure and report on how safeguards are being addressed and implementedin REDD+ initiatives. The Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment and the Environmental and social Management Framework andPlan developed under the R-PP would be setting up a safeguard information system that to take into account the grievances mentionabove to REDD+.
Ministryof Climate Change now invites eligible consulting firms/joint ventures of consulting firms to indicatetheir interest in providing the required services. Consultants with documented track of conducting similarwork in past five yearsin any REDD+ country with sound knowledge of World Bank's environmental and social safeguards policies will be required. Knowledgeof Pakistan's laws relating to the environment and social aspects will have due weightage. They should have a strong background ofunderstanding of legal aspects of forestry issues and previously designed national and international conflict resolution/grievanceredressal systems, particularly in forestry sector. Should have completed at least one similar project of this scale and complexityand in comparable organizations and geographical context. Due weightage shall beaccorded for completing higher number ofassignments. .
Consultants are encouraged to provide only materials that would be specific tothe proposed services, and toavoid submitting generic promotional material.
Consultants are encouraged to make association(s) (sub-consultancy) or Joint Ventures (JVs) to enhance theirqualifications, however, Lead Firm must be clearly mentioned in the EOI. Moreover, it isenvisaged that international expertisewould be required for the consulting services under requisition. Also, in case of Joint Venture, experience of all the firms in theJV will be considered for evaluation. Consultants may submit separate expression of interests for one or more than onecomponent.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultantsby World Bank Borrowers,January 2011, revised (July 2014).
Interested consultants may obtainfurther information at the address below during officehours from 0800 to 1300 hours (Pakistan Standard Time (PST) and/or Instructions for the Consulting Firms for the assignment may be downloaded from the websites www.ppra.org.pk and mocc.gov.pk Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by or before 1300 hours (PST) on (February 01 2016).
Inspector General ofForests
Ministry of Climate Change,
5th Floor, Local Government and rural DevelopmentBuilding,
Tel: 92 51 9245586
Instructions For ConsultingFirms
For Submission of
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Developing a Feedback andGrievance Redressal Mechanisms (FGRM)
Strategic Environmental and SocialAssessment (SESA), Environmental and SocialManagement Framework (ESMF) and Safeguard Information System (SIS)
Readiness Preparation Proposal- Readiness Fund of the FCPF
The Federal Ministry of Climate Change
December , 2015
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN
1. The Ministry of Climate Change invites eligibleconsulting firms/ Joint Venture(s) with specific and proven competence and experience to indicate their interest in providing theservices. Eligible firm(s) should submit Expressionof Interest (EOI) in Englishlanguage along with relevant complete details of the qualificationand experience requested under Part-II.
2. Interested consulting firm(s)/ Joint Venture(s)must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform above services (e.g. descriptions of similar assignments,value of previous assignments, experience under similar conditions, availability of appropriate professionals etc.).
3. In accordance with World Bank Guidelines, an association of consultants can take either be in theform of joint venture (JV) or a subcontract (sub-consultancy). Therefore, the consultant submitting their Expression of Interest inassociation should clearly mention whether their association is a Joint Venture or Sub-consultancy. Moreover under JV, each partnerhas to be reasonably qualified to take over the responsibilities and role of any of the partners in case one of them fails toperform or withdraws. Thus, the experience of all the firms in the JV will be considered for evaluation. In case of Sub-consultancyassociation, the Lead Firm must be clearly mentioned in the EOI.
Aconsulting firm(s)/ Joint Venture(s) will beselected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011 (revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"). The selection of the consultants will be madefollowing"Quality & Cost Based Selection (QCBS)" method.
It is expected that the interested firm(s)/ joint venture(s) will haveexpertise in the areas of; legal aspects of environmental and social safeguards in forestry, with specialization of socio- environmental impact studies
If the EOI consists of more than one volume, the applicant must clearlynumber the volumes constituting the EOI and provide an indexed table of contents for each volume.All documents should be securelybound.
Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, can be accessed atthe website: www.worldbank.org/procure.
(ESSENTIAL INFORMATION REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED BYCONSULTANT)
Name, address, Phone, Fax and E-mail address along with postal and telegraphic address for thehead office, branch offices and contact personnel.
Certificate of Registration of the firm as Legal Entity
Firm(s)/ joint venture(s) name, address, copy of theRegistration Certificate with relevant professional bodies of the concerned Government, supported bylatest/ updated renewal,Country of Operations (if the firm is registered and operating in several countries). Memorandum/ Article of Association/Partnership Deed or Joint Venture Agreement (if applicable) etc;
Names and short CVs of principals, proprietor, managing director, partners and directors,including their individual copyof the Registration Certificate with relevant professional bodies along with updatedrenewal.
Details of the technical personnel available with the firm either as permanent staff or retainerconsultants with their qualifications and expertise, briefly.
Sound financial position with documentary evidence in the form of last three years auditedfinancial accounts' statement of the firm/joint venture members.
National Tax Number of the firm/joint venture/consortium members (for nationalfirms)
Data Sheets of relevant (similar and specific experiences) assignments/works, duly substantiated,by the firm(s)/ Joint Venture(s) members either completed or in progress, with the following details.
Name of the ProjectCost of the ProjectName and address of the Client If case of association of Consultant(s), the type of association i.e. either JV or sub-consultantsbe mentioned clearly along with names and address of all the partners.Consultancy services rendered along with the Start & Completion Date.A firm, which was a partner in a previous joint venture(s), should furnish a statement providingdetails of work, component of works performed individually and its over-all share (percentage)in the works performed by the jointventure.
Any additional documents to support relevant experienceof firm(s)/ Joint Venture(s);
List and status of litigation/arbitration by the firmor any member of the joint venture(s) against a client, if any.
Affidavit from all the participating partners of theassociation confirming that: (a) applicant firm(s)/ joint venture(s) have never been blacklisted by any International, Government/Semi Government Organization and (b) All the information provided by the applicant firm(s)/ joint venture(s) iscorrect.
Any further information/clarification may be sought from;
Aurangzeb Ashraf Awan,
Assistant Inspector General Forests
Office of the Inspector General of Forests
4th Floor, LG&RD Complex,G-5/2, Islamabad Pakistan
Phone +92 51 9245596
Inam Ullah Khan,
National REDD+ Coordinator,
Office of the Inspector General of Forests
4th Floor, LG&RD Complex,G-5/2, Islamabad Pakistan
Phone +92 51 9245586