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26/07/2016

REI: Further development of the Methodology to Assess Volumes of Illegally Logged Timber in Russia

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTING SERVICE

Russia

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

Grant No.: TF013973

Assignment Title: Further development of the Methodology to Assess Volumes of Illegally Logged Timber in Russia

Reference No.: RUS/CQS-15  

WWF-Russia has received financing from the World Bank (through WWF International) toward the cost of European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting service (“the Service”) implies further development of an earlier prepared draft of the Methodology to Assess Volumes of Illegally Logged Timber in Russia through its testing in three pilot regions and extensive discussion with regional and federal experts.

The total work duration is approximately 100 working days within 5 calendar months.

WWF-Russia now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • The Consultant shall have not less than 5 years of work experience in the field of tackling illegal loggings and turnover of illegally harvested timber, including dedicated business consulting, services in the field of voluntary forest certification, system ensuring legality of forest products supplies,  increasing awareness of stakeholders on illegal loggings (for a non-governmental environmental or scientific-educational organization);
  • The company shall have not less than two specialists, having a perfect command of the Russian language and core education in forest management, forestry engineering, economics or legal studies;
  • Preferences will be given to companies which will be able to present documentary evidence of their experience in assessment of the volumes of illegal forest use at the regional or federal level.

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. 

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 severable liable for the entire assignment. However, the experience of sub-consultant will not be considered while short-listing.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS method (Selection Based on the Consultants Qualification) set out in the Consultant Guidelines. If the selection is based on the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS), the best qualified and experienced firm shall be selected and only this one selected firm shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal.

 Further information can be obtained and Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 9 August 2016.

E-mail: JRumyantseva@wwf.ru

Attn: Julia Rumyantseva, Project administrator

Tel: +7 8182 288841


Terms of Reference “Further development of the Methodology to Assess Volumes of Illegally Logged Timber in Russia” (317 kB)
Техническое задание «Доработка методики оценки объемов незаконно заготовленной древесины в России» (334 kB)

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