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RFPMAR2018/012 - For strengthening MPA management in the Republic of Mauritius
• Lot 1 - Consultancy services to carry out economic evaluations of coastal and marine ecosystems for Rodrigues and one District (Black River) in Mauritius, two MPAs (SEMPA and Blue Bay) and the northern coastal wetlands
• Lot 2 - Development of an investment framework and financing strategy to realise the values and benefits of MPAs, and increase the financing flows to MPAs
• Lot 3 - Develop operational and business plans for SEMPA, Rodrigues and introduce regular assessments of management effectiveness, using recognised methodologies and guidelines
Project: Mainstreaming biodiversity into the management of coastal zone in the Republic of Mauritius
The objective of the project is to mainstream the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services into coastal zone management and into the operations and policies of the tourism and physical development sectors in the Republic of Mauritius through a ‘land- and seascape wide’ integrated management approach based on the Environmental Sensitive Areas’ (ESAs) inventory and assessment. More specifically, the project will achieve this through a three-pronged approach: (1) support the incorporation of ESA recommendations into policies and enforceable regulations pertaining to integrated coastal zone management (ICZM), thereby mitigating threats to biodiversity and ecosystem functions and resilience with a special focus on tourism and physical development in the coastal zone; (2) support the effective management of marine protected areas (MPAs) across the RM, given that they contain an important proportion of critically sensitive ESAs; and (3) demonstrate mechanisms to arrest land degradation in sensitive locations, focusing on reducing coastal erosion and sedimentation and helping to restore ecosystem functions in key wetland areas.
The TOR comprises three lots as follows:
- Lot 1 – Consultancy services to carry out economic evaluations of coastal and marine ecosystems for Rodrigues and one District (Black River) in Mauritius, two MPAs (SEMPA and Blue Bay) and the northern coastal wetlands.
- Lot 2 – Development of an investment framework and financing strategy to realise the values and benefits of MPAs, and increase the financing flows to MPAs
- Lot 3 - Develop operational and business plans for MPA’s in the Republic of Mauritius and introduce regular assessments of management effectiveness, using recognised methodologies and guidelines
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above-referenced subject.
Deadline for submitting requests for clarifications/ questions: 15 days before the submission deadline i.e 25 October 2018
Contact Details for submitting clarifications/questions: Focal Person in UNDP: Nishi Sewsurn at firstname.lastname@example.org copy to (ii) Parmananda Ragen at email@example.com, Project Manager / Samanta Hardas at firstname.lastname@example.org, Project Assistant
Deadline for Submission: 09 November 2018 at 15 00 hrs (Mauritius Local Time).
Proposal must be submitted to:
The Head of Procurement Unit
UNDP Mauritius and Seychelles Country Office
6th Floor, Anglo Mauritius House
P.O Box 253
Original: One (1) Hard Copy (Financial Proposal and Technical Proposal Envelopes must be completely separate and each must be sealed.)
Copies: 1 USB or 1 CD.
Proposals should be submitted in soft copy in file sizes not exceeding 5 MB.
- One CD/USB for Technical Proposals and one CD/USB for Financial Proposals in their separate sealed envelopes. The CDs/USB shall be clearly labelled with the name of project, title of Consultancy services, and name of bidder.
- Financial Proposal and Technical Proposal Envelopes must be completely separate and each must be sealed.
- Each envelope shall be clearly labelled “RFPMAR2018/012 - Strengthening MPA management in the Republic of Mauritius – Lot 1 and/or Lot 2 and/or Lot 3, Project ID: 00096201 & Award ID: 00090446” and name of bidder.
Note if the envelopes are not sealed and marked, the procuring UNDP entity will not assume responsibility for the Proposal’s misplacement or premature opening.
UNDP will award the contract to: One or more Proposers, depending on the following factors :
Bidders can submit offers for one or any combination or all Lots.
Each proposed Lot must include all the requirements under this Lot. Partially filled Lots are not accepted and will be considered incomplete. For each Lot, the contract will be awarded according to the Combined Scoring Method, using the 70%-30% distribution for technical and financial proposals, where the minimum passing score in technical is 70%.
Deadline for submitting Proposals : 09 November 2018 at 15 00 hrs (Mauritius Local Time)