Pakistan: REDDPreparation Project - P152465
Ministry of Climate Change | Published January 13, 2016 - Deadline February 1, 2016
Develop Forest Reference Emission Levels/forest Reference
Level And National Forest Monitoring System (nfms)- Measurement And Reporting And
Verification (mrv) System For Redd+
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Project Name: Readiness PreparationProposal- Readiness Fundof the FCPF
Implementing Agency: The FederalMinistry of Climate Change
Consultancy Services for: Develop Forest Reference Emission Levels/Forest Reference Level andNational Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)- Measurement and Reporting andVerification (MRV) System for REDD+
Grant No. TF-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 to;
Develop Forest Reference Emission Levels/Forest Reference Level and National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) ? and Measurement, Reporting andVerification (MRV) System for REDD+
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations FrameworkConvention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed at the seventeenth Conference of the parties (COP 17) that"forest reference emissionlevels and/or forest reference levels expressed in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, are benchmarks for assessing eachcountry's performance in implementing [REDD+] activities". Guidance on FREL/FRLs is provided through Decisions 4/CP.15, 12/CP.17and 13/CP.19. Decision 4/CP. states that FREL/FRLs should be established transparently taking into account historic data, andadjustedfor national circumstances. Accordingly, Decision 12/CP.17 provides guidance on FREL/FRL construction (modalities forFREL/FRLs) and the annex to this decision provides guidance on the information which needs to be included in a FREL/FRL submissionto the UNFCCC. Decision 13/CP.19 provides details on the technical assessment of the FREL/FRLs.
Following these guidelines Islamic Republic of Pakistan intends toestablish benchmark against which future greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and removals can be measured by taking intoaccount historic emissions and removals, adjusted for national circumstances where necessary to improve reliability. One of themain objectives of the R-PP is to assisting Pakistan todevelop and apply strategies to address the drivers of deforestation and forest degradationand design and develop Pakistan's Forests Reference Emission Level (FREL), Forest Reference Levels (FRLs) following theguidelines for developing REDD+ reference levels (FRLs) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC). As part of the process it is also intended tobuild capacities of the National REDD+ Office and other key stake-holders at the national and sub-national level to identify andquantify decreases and increases in forest carbon stocks themselves and to project future trends. This will help the National REDD+Office understand the potentialof various REDD+ interventions in terms of carbon emissions/fluxes and to assess the relatedstrategic options.
In the REDD+ framework, develop Pakistan's National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS)to estimate the forest related GHG emissions and removals following the IPCC guidelines. It will also monitor a wide range of otherbio-physical and socio-economic parameters such as forest health, biodiversity, socio-economic and environmental functions offorests and relevant legal frameworks and will assess multiple benefits, impacts, governance and safeguardsMBIGS.
Similarly a Measurement, Reporting andVerification (MRV) Systemis required to estimate the forest related GHG emissions and removalsto meet the needs of both the national and international reporting requirements for Pakistan as acore requirement of 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 land use planning guidelines, drivers of deforestation, stock change analysis,information system development, collection and assessment of field inventory statistics and a sound understanding of activity dataand emission factors. Should have completed at least one similar project of this scale and complexity and in comparableorganizations and geographical context. Due weightage shall be accorded for completing higher number of assignments. .
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 onecomponents.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, revised (July2014).
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.pkExpressions of interestmust be delivered to the address below by or before 1300 hours (PST) on February 1,2016.
Inspector General ofForests
Ministry of Climate Change,
5th Floor, Local Government and rural DevelopmentBuilding,
Tel: 92 51 9245586
Instructions ForConsulting Firms
Develop Forest Reference Emission Levels/Forest Reference Level; National Forest MonitoringSystem (NFMS)- Measurement, Reporting and Evaluation (MRV) System for REDD+
Readiness Preparation Proposal- Readiness Fund of the FCPF
The Federal Ministry of Climate Change
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 national and international conflict resolution/grievance redressal systems, particularlyin forestry sector
6. If the EOI consists of more than one volume,the applicant must clearly number the volumes constituting the EOIand provide an indexed table of contents for each volume. Alldocuments should be securely bound.
7. Guidelines for Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers, can be accessed at the 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 EntityFirm(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.
Office of the Inspector general of Forests,
Ministry of Climate Change,
Attn: Syed Mahmood Nasir
5th floor, Local Government Building, G-5/2
44000 Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: + 92 51 9245589
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