Priority Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development to Implement
the China Biodiversity Partnership and Framework of Action
Tender Notice on Study on incorporating biodiversity into Environmental Impact Assessment
In response to the challenges facing biodiversity conservation in China, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Finance joined with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2007 to have developed the China Biodiversity Partnership and Framework for Action Prgramme (CBPF). Currently there are nine projects under the CBPF framework, with total funds amounting to $32,380,000. In May 2010, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environmental Protection and UNDP jointly developed Priority Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development to Implement China Biodiversity Partnership and Framework for Action (IS Project), aimed to reinforce pro-biodiversity mechanisms and improve capacity of the institutions in China.
In line with its Year 2012-2013 Work Plan, the IS Project is intending to carry out a Study on incorporating biodiversity into Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to serve the needs of strengthening the biodiversity protection in China and establish a good foundation to deal with the biodiversity protection problem in EIA. It had been decided that a service provider should be selected through public tendering and therefore relevant information is the following:
I. main responsibilities of service provider:
1. Make a workplan based on the terms of reference of the project and other requirement of the PMO;
2. Study the international EIA experiences in biodiversity assessment, including the assessment methods, technology, indicators and regulations;
3. Summary the biodiversity survey and assessment methods to fulfill the requirement of EIA;
4. Propose reliable and scientific biodiversity impacts assessing technology regulation;
5. Organise a seminar on Biodiversity Assessment Technology Regulation of Environment Impacts Assessment to improve the study report based on the comments from the experts;
6. Select pilot point to carry out biodiversity field survey and research and finish a biodiversity assessment report based on the upon technology regulation;
7. Based on the pilot study results, integrating the comments of the experts to improve the biodiversity assessment technology regulation and finish the primary version of Biodiversity Assessment Technology Regulation of Environment Impacts Assessment;
8. Organise experts to evaluate the Biodiversity Assessment Technology Regulation of Environment Impacts Assessment Study report. Improve the study report based on the comments of the experts and submit the final report;
9. Submit the framework and template of biodiversity assessment technology of EIA.
II. Major Output
1. Study Report of Biodiversity Assessment Technology Regulation of Environment Impacts Assessment;
2. Pilot Case Study;
3. The case template of Biodiversity Assessment Technology Regulation of Environment Impacts Assessment.
All responsibilities as stipulated in the TOR should be completed before the end of December, 2014, to be effective since the date on which the contract is signed.
IV. Qualification requirement for bidding units
The experiences of EIA or research in biodiversity protection and assessment in China are necessary. The potential consultants should have the work and research experiences in EIA and familiar with the relevant EIA methods and technology. The consultant could be research institute, university, enterprise and etc. Under same conditions, proficiency in English is a merit.
Those interested should contact us for RFP documents before September 25th, 2013. The tendering documents should be submitted prior to 17:00 (Beijing Time), September 30th, 2013 and it should include officially sealed technical proposals and financial proposals (one original document and ad five copies respectively). Please note that those who submit later than the date will not be considered.
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