UG-FCPF REDD READINESS - P124296
Ministry of Water and Environment | Published May 18, 2015 - Deadline May 29, 2015
Consultancy Services For Development Of A Redd+ Strategy For
Uganda?s National Redd+ Programme
Ministry of Water and Environment
REDD+ READINESS PREPARATION SUPPORT
Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: Project ID:P124296
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A REDD+ STRATEGY FOR UGANDA'S NATIONAL REDD+PROGRAMME
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SELECTION BASED ON CONSULTANT'S QUALIFICATION (CQS )
The Government of Uganda has received financing from the WorldBank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) toward the cost of the REDD+ Readiness Preparation Support, and intends to applypart of the proceeds for consulting services.
Theconsulting services ("the Services") include the:
1. Preparation of a National REDD+ Strategy. This national REDD+ strategy should also enjoy strong internationalrecognition and be the basis for mobilizing investment and results based phases of REDD+. The Preparation of a National REDD+Strategy shall involve the following specific tasks:
a) Undertaking a complete assessment of the potential strategic options identified in the R-PP and otherrelevant national plans such as those past and current development, climate change,forest, agriculture, energy including biomass energy, land use & land management, finance, private sector, povertyreduction, community development, wetlands, water resources, biodiversity &wildlife conservation, mining, infrastructure, urban development, environment, local government, health, social & gender,education, governance & law enforcement, disaster, information; as a basis for elaboration of these options for addressing theidentified drivers of deforestation, forest degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable management of forests,and enhancement of forest carbon stocks; and prepare a draft Options Assessment report.
b) Undertaking a feasibility assessment of the draftoptions identified in (a) above in terms oftheir socio-economic, political and institutional perspective; full opportunity costs;full implementation costs; full transaction costs; full institutional costs and other costs and benefits; including how they relate to people's livelihoods, alternative income generation potential and fullcosts of biodiversity protection; governance; national development policies and strategies; and policy, legal and regulatoryimplications; risks associated with the specific strategy options and ways to manage and mitigate them; cost of implementation;including costs of citizen participation, compliance and risk management andmitigation;
c) Using the product from the above processes,prepare a draft REDD+ Strategy Options (measures,actions and interventions) Paper; and undertake/facilitate full and effectiveconsultations on it. Using the inputs from the consultations on the "REDD+ Strategy Options (measures, actions and interventions)Paper" Prepare and submit a 1st Draft REDD+ Strategy and a costed Action Plan.
d) Basing on the above, undertake/facilitate fulland effective Disclosure, dissemination, feedback and national validation, and publication of the validated REDD+ Strategy and acosted Action Plan;
e) Prepare a practical tool that could be used tointegrate the REDD+ Strategy with Forest Reference Emissions Levels (FREL/RL), National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS), system forpromoting and respecting REDD+ safeguards, National Greenhouse Gas Inventories & the National CommunicationProcess.
Further information on the assignment can be obtained from the Ministry of Water and Environment website:http://www.mwe.go.ug/.
The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) now invites eligible Consultancyfirms ("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstratingthat they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience toperform the Services.
The assignment will be undertaken by a consulting firm with Knowledge of the international climate change andexperience in natural resources policyformulation.
Short-listing criteria is:
· Experience in at least one similarassignments focusing on formulation of nationalREDD+ Strategies;
· Experience in the region for at least onesimilar assignment.
· Availability of skills among staff with skills and competence in projectscoordination, environmental management, carbon financing, natural resource economics, sociology, communications, policy analysisand legal expertise.
The attention of interested consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: selection andEmployment of consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture ora sub consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. The form of association, where applicable, should be indicated in the Expression ofinterest.
A consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant's Qualification Selection (CQS) method set out in the World Bank's Procurement of Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours(Monday to Friday,08:30-17:00hours, except on public holidays)
Expressions of interest (One original plus three copies) must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow by 10:00 hours, May 29, 2015. The packages must be clearly marked: "Expression of interest for Development of National REDD+Strategy for Uganda's National REDD+ Programme"and addressed to:
Procurement and Disposal Unit
Ministry of Water and Environment
Plot 22/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira
P.o Box 20026
Fax: +256-414-505941 Kampala, UGANDA