The Selection of a Firm
European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program
Grant No.: TF013973
Assignment Title: Mapping and Clarification of the Boundaries of a Forest Sanctuary in Northern Armenia
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): ADA ARM/CQS-1
WWF-Armenia 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.
This consulting service (“the Service”) is aimed at having an updated mapping information on a forest sanctuary in Northern Armenia and its clarified boundaries, later on to become a part of respective governmental decision on approval of the clarified boundaries.
The expected time of commencement of the service is October-November 2014. Additional details are given in the Terms of Reference, attached to this announcement.
WWF-Armenia invites eligible firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing this service. Interested Consultants should provide information that they have the required qualifications and experience to perform this service, according to these (shortlisting) criteria:
· Company certified by the State Cadaster Committee;
· Extent of experience in the field of cadastral mapping, the experience in the field of protected areas mapping is an advantage;
· Extent of experience in negotiation with stakeholders;
· Respective technical resources for mapping activities (cameral and field work).
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.
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method. Your experience and qualification (described in your Expression of Interest, EOI) will be evaluated as follows:
(i) Overall experience relevant to the assignment: 20%
(ii) Qualifications and competence specifically for the assignment: 60%
(iii) Communication and language skills: 20%
Total maximum points (percentages): 100%
Consultants may submit their EOIs as an individual firm or in association in the form of a joint venture or – sub-consultancy. All the members of the joint venture shall be jointly and severably liable for the entire assignment. The experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing. Interviews might be held, if deemed necessary.
The best qualified and experienced Consultant shall be selected and only this one selected Consultant shall be asked to submit a combined Technical and Financial Proposal. Further information can be obtained and application documents must be delivered (in a written form) to the address below (in person, by e-mail, fax or mail) by 14 October 2014.
Attn: Mrs. Siranush Galstyan
11 Proshyan str., 0019 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: +374 (10) 546156
Fax:+374 (10) 588983