Procurement of Goods and Services


                                     The Selection of a Firm
Date: 02.10.2015

European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program  

Grant No.: TF013973

Assignment Title: Implementation of pilot projects on identification, mapping and evaluation of forests with high conservation values (HCVs) in Armenia with recommendations for incorporation of the HCVF concept into forest policies and legislation, publication and training

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): ADA/ARM/CQS-7

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.
The aim of this consulting service (“the Service”) is to promote the concept of forests with HCVs at national level and build capacities for application of the concept for improvement of the system of protected areas and as contribution to sustainable forest management. 
The expected time of commencement of the service is November 2015 – August 2016. 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:
  • Experience in the field of studies of flora and fauna of Armenia.
  • Experience in implementing projects in the environmental field to include organization of workshops, trainings and publications.
  • Knowledge of Armenian and English languages.
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 severally 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 17 October 2015.
Attn: Mrs. Siranush Galstyan
11/1 Proshyan str., 0019 Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: +374 (10) 546156
Fax:+374 (10) 588983

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