One of the main difficulties encountered by the environment sector in Guinea-Bissau, often manifesting as protests by the general population, is the ineffectual application of relevant laws stemming from lack of regulations. The Government of Guinea-Bissau is well aware of the need to formulate regulations based on the two important laws in the field and aims to lay down the most needed environmental regulations through UNDP project, “Strengthening the Capacity and Civil and Political Engagement in Natural Resources Management.”
The Government wishes that the environmental regulations restore and enhance the environmental quality of life, ensure socio-economic development, serve the interests of national security and ultimately fulfill human rights. The regulations should encourage inter-sectorial coordination and adopt a participatory approach so as to improve the decision-making process in the benefit of all stakeholders. In order to achieve effective and sustainable regulations, they should respect the following principles:
As well-formulated and effective regulations, the following criteria must also be met:
A group of five national consultants (hereafter “the Group of National Consultants) was hired to draft six regulations – one each on an environmental fund, general inspection of the environment, environmental audit, environmental licensing, public participation, and study of environmental and social impacts) based on Laws No. 1/2011 of 2 March and No. 10/2010 of 24 September as well as on the principles mentioned above.
This document specifies the terms of reference for an International Consultant (hereafter “the International Consultant”) who assists the Group of National Consultants in analyzing and editing the above draft regulations. The main role of the International Consultant is to advise the Group of National Consultants in improving:
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
Interested candidate consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Lump sum contracts
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight – 70
Financial Criteria weight – 30
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 point would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria: