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The Government of Turkmenistan is aware that land and water availability will be crucial to maintaining economic growth and social cohesion within the agricultural sector. Driven by heightening concerns over food security, water scarcity and land productivity, the Government has announced the goal to bring additional 300,000 ha of arable land under irrigation by 2030 and is now investing heavily in new irrigation infrastructure. Hundreds of km of new channels, drainage network, and large water storage facilities are being built, all requiring additional energy to operate and bring much-needed water to its end-users. The government has also adopted a new integrated national strategy for water and agriculture in 2011 which addresses the efficiency issues in cotton and wheat farming.
To address issues in this area, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources and other agencies of the Government of Turkmenistan, is developing a new project, whose objectives are twofold: a) to reduce GHG emissions from energy use in Turkmenistan water sector and b) to prevent degradation of arable land and pastures by adopting, demonstrating and promoting a range of low-carbon and sustainable land management (SLM) technologies and practices in the entire agricultural and water supply sector, introducing relevant standards and supporting their enforcement, as well as developing capacity of local professionals, governmental staff, and water users’ associations and farmers for integrated energy, water and land management.
In this regards, UNDP Country Office in Turkmenistan is seeking proposals from individual consultants for the provision of the Individual Consultancy Services described in the abovementioned subject.
All interested applicants may submitt quotations on or before close of business (18:00) on June 02, 2014 and via:e-mail, fasmile, in a sealed envelops marked "Procurement Notice-National Leading Consultant on estimation of green-house gas emissions" to the following address:
To assist you in understanding the requirements of this assignment, we have attached hereto the following :
- The Terms of Reference for the assignment described in the Procurement Notice;
- The standard Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, which you must accomplish and submit to UNDP;
- P11, CV; and
- The Individual Contract and its General Terms and Conditions, which you would be expected to sign in the event you are the selected Offeror in this procurement process.
Interested applicants with questions regarding this assignment should send them in writing to:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that possible additional information or clarifications/questions will be posted on the www.undptm.org site.
Proposals must be submitted, to the below e-mail address, on or before COB Local Time on 02 June 2014 at the below address:
UNDP Turkmenistan Registry
Galkynysh 40, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Telephone: + 993 12 425250
Fax: + 993 12 425317
Kindly refer to the attached Individual Consultant Procurement Notice and the related Annexes.