Ocean Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation - Models for innovation and reform : Bay of Bengal Project

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

Posted on June 19 2017

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Country: INDIA
Project: Ocean Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation – Models for Innovation and Reform
Grant No: TF 018233
Assignment Title: International Technical Consultant (ITC)
Reference No: OPP-BOB/PP-2/2017-18/ITC

The Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Bay of Bengal Pilot under the umbrella project ‘Ocean Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation – Models for Innovation and Reform (OPP)’ , and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services (for project information  see www.oppbob.org).

The consulting services (“the Services”) include:

[a] providing  technical expertise in the fields  of fisheries policy,  economics,  management  with specific focus on the Bay of Bengal;

[b] providing  complementary technical expertise in the areas of social and institutional  analysis;

[c] assisting in and advising on the development of methodologies  for both fisheries policy analysis and sectoral analysis;

[d] contributing  to the identification  and analysis of the future options for fisheries management, including  the possible future design and implementation  of a new approach, in close collaboration  with a full range of relevant stakeholders and stakeholder organisations;  

[e] assisting in the design and implementation  of new strategies for human and institutional  capacity-building,  knowledge transfer, and knowledge  management;

 [f] assisting  in the development  of a set of business cases and strategies for future investment in highly migratory and straddling tuna and tuna-like  fisheries in India and the Bay of Bengal (BOB) region;

[g] contributing  to the production and finalization  of relevant key outputs from the analytical studies, mainly in the form of technical reports, but also including  conference presentations, meeting reports and policy briefs, as appropriate;

[h] providing  support, in general, to the Project Implementing  Unit (PIU) – BOBP-IGO – through close collaboration in all aspects of the technical work which make up the regional project, and to act in a mentoring  role, and provide capacity-building inputs  and knowledge  transfer, as appropriate, and agreed with the PIU;

[i] contributing  to collaborative activities between the regional projects of the OPP, in areas of common activity and work, with other local, national,  regional  and international  initiatives   relevant to fisheries  development;  in  particular,  to work closely  with  relevant  community-based  organisations   in  India,  private  sector firms  in  fisheries,  and international  development  initiatives   such as the World  Bank-funded Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Project (CDRRP) in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, India.

The Consultancy will focus on India, but will work within the general context of the Bay of Bengal region and link with regional partners in Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka in particular.  An initial  period of work - Phase 1 – has undertaken a range of scoping studies (available  upon request from BOBP -IGO), and will be completed by June 2017. Phase 2 will build upon the earlier work.

The duration of the contract is from 1 August 2017 to 31 December 2018.

The BOBP-IGO now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their Expression of Interest (EoI) 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:

  • At least 10 years’ experience of fisheries analysis and development work in India and in the Bay of Bengal Region;
  • Demonstrable technical capacity and expertise in fisheries policy,  fisheries economics and fisheries management, particularly  in the Bay of Bengal region;
  • Additional and complementary technical capacity in social and institutional  analysis, and stakeholder engagement and consultation,  with reference to fisheries;
  • Demonstrable  evidence  of  a  sound  methodology   contributing   to  inclusive,   multi-stakeholder consultative processes and capacity-building  in support of fisheries development, particularly in India and the Bay of Bengal region;
  • At least 10  years’ experience  of leading  and implementing   fisheries  programmes  in  developing countries, and collaborating with a full range of organisations  at all levels (international,  national, regiona l and local), particularly in India and the Bay of Bengal region;
  • Demonstrable evidence of contribution  to international  and national fisherie s policy analysis, polic y forums and development activities, particularly in India and the Bay of Bengal region;
  • Demonstrable  evidence of the successful management of technical inputs (through consultancy or other arrangements) to fisheries development  programmes, particularly  in India and the Bay of Bengal region.

To respond to the EoI, the following  information  should be provided adhering to the page limits  indicated (Font: Times New Roman, size 11) below:

  • Provide information  showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment (2 pages).
  • Methodology (Brief outline  of the proposed work, delivery, transfer of knowledge, etc.) (2 pages).
  • Provide information  on the technical and managerial capabilities  of the firm. (2 pages).
  • Provide detailed CVs of proposed key experts (Not to exceed 2 pages per expert).
  • Provide information  on their core business and years in business (2 pages).

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 and as revised in July 2016 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality-based Selection (QBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Key criteria will include:

  •  Consultants specific experience in the Bay of Bengal region (maximum 20 points)
  •  Methodology (maximum 40 points)
  •  Qualification and experience of key experts (maximum 40 points)

Further information  can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 0900 to 1800 hours Indian Standard Time. 

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) within 21 days from the date of advertisement

Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation
Attn: Dr Yugraj Singh Yadava
Project Manager
91, St. Mary’s Road, Abhirampuram
Chennai, Tamil Nadu  600 018, INDIA
Tel: +91 44 249 36 188; Fax: +91 44 249 36 102
Em ail: yugraj.yadava@bobpigo.org