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UNDP/MUS/CFP/2018/001 Call for Proposals for the Implementation of Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Projects for Marine Protected Areas, by NGOs in the Republic of Mauritius
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - MAURITIUS
Deadline :23-Nov-18
Posted on :24-Oct-18
Development Area :OTHER
Reference Number :50956
Link to Atlas Project :
00090446 - Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the management of CZM
Documents :
UNDPMUSCFP2018001 Call for Proposal NGO's
Section 6 CSO Responsible Party Agreement
Templates Call for Proposal
Overview :

Call for Proposals for the Implementation of Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Projects for Marine Protected Areas, by NGOs in the Republic of Mauritius

CFP No.: UNDP/MUS/CFP/2018/001

Project: Mainstreaming biodiversity into the management of coastal zone in the Republic of Mauritius

Project id: 00096201

Country: Mauritius

Background

The overall 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.

Objectives and Expected Outputs/ Deliverables 

The objective of this Call for Proposals is to implement the sustainable alternative livelihood opportunities for local communities to reduce the pressure on lagoon resources so as to demonstrate the benefits of MPA’s in the Republic of Mauritius. This project aims to present a renewed commitment to working with local community leaders, women and unemployed men potentially affected by the operationalisation of MPA’s, unemployed women in coastal VCA’s in collaboration with Women’s Centres, National Women’s Council and National Women’s Entrepreneur Council, Social Welfare Centre and Community Welfare Centres, to enhance social service delivery, provide sustainable economic opportunities for young men and women and subsequently provide alternative livelihood to them.

This call for originates from Output 2.1 i.e planning at various levels applied to MPA management more specifically to activity 2.1.3 which is to develop livelihood opportunities for local communities to reduce pressure on lagoon resources and demonstrate the benefits of MPAs

The detailed scope of work and related outputs and deliverables are provided in the Terms of Reference at Annex 1

Final Beneficiaries

Eligible proposals will be those focused on achieving the specified results in the project document and targeting the following:

  • Projects on Rodrigues will be run by (a) women and young unemployed men potentially affected by the operationalisation of the four no-take Northern Marine Reserves and also by the presence of SEMPA. Activities identified must improve livelihoods and thus increase compliance with regulations. 
  • Projects on Mauritius, with the support the Women’s Centres, National Women’s Council and National Women’s Entrepreneur Council, Social Welfare Centre and Community Welfare Centres must be run by (a) unemployed women in coastal VCAs and (b) young unemployed men potentially affected by the operationalisation of Marine Parks and Fishing Reserves.

In order to achieve the above objective of ensuring that the relevant beneficiaries participate in the projects, the NGO shall demonstrate in its proposal how the relevant stakeholders will be involved.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Call for Proposals (CFP) for the above-referenced subject.

Deadline for Submission: 23 November 2018 at 15 00 hrs (Mauritius Local Time).

Applicants shall bear all costs related to proposal preparation and submission.

Applicants must submit their proposals in one envelope to:

For hard copy submission:

UNDP Mauritius and Seychelles Country Office
6th Floor, Anglo Mauritius House
Intendance Street
P.O Box 253, Port-Louis
Attn: The Head of Procurement Unit

OUTER ENVELOPE must include name of Offeror and the following reference:

  • Name of bidder
  • REF. No.:  UNDP/MUS/CFP/2018/001
  • Closing date of the CFP: format (23/11/2018 AT 15:00hrs MAURITIUS TIME)

Number of copies:

Original: One (1) Hard Copy

Copies: 1 USB or 1 CD

The following documents must be submitted in order for the submission to be considered:

  1. Detailed Proposal
  2. CVs of key personnel proposed
  3. Information and details of facility proposed for this beneficiary focused project including photos of classes, training equipment and the location. All in PDF format
  4. Audited financial statements for past two years, including management report.
  5. Copy of the registration certificate at national level.
  6. Any recommendation and endorsement letters from UN partners and INGOs.
  7. Duly filled CACHE form as at Annex 3.

Only one submission per organization for each location is allowed. Once the application is complete and submitted, revised versions of proposal documents will not be accepted.

Potential applicants should refer to the “Frequent Asked Questions” posted in UNDP’s website. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/about_us/frequently_askedquestions.html

For additional questions about the Call for Proposals Guidelines or application forms, please e-mail nishi.sewsurn@undp.org, cc: parmananda.ragen@undp.org

Note; UNDP reserves the right not to fund any proposals arising from this Call for Proposals

Estimate Competition Timeline

Below is an estimated timeline for this Call for Proposals.

24.10.2018: Call for Proposal opens and relevant documents are circulated.

23.11.2018: Deadline for organizations to submit proposals under this Call.

30.11.2018: Assessment and selection processes will take place.

07.12.2018: Selected applicants will be notified.

Deadline for Submission: 23 November 2018 at 15 00 hrs (Mauritius Local Time).