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Tendering Notice on Activity to “Improve Enterprise Owner-Managers’ Awareness and Capability in Biodiversity Conservation by Integrating Climate Change”
Date: 11-06-2014
  

To whom it may concern:


To cope with the challenges arising from the loss of biological diversity, in 2007, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Finance and the UNDP jointly developed “China Biodiversity Partnership and Framework for Action (CBPF). As much as 32.38 million USD is invested into the CBPF program and under the umbrella program there are a total of nine peer projects operationalizing currently. In May 2010, MoF, MEP and UNDP worked together again to develop “Priority Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development to Implement China Biodiversity Partnership and Framework for Action (CBPF-IS Project), aim to improve the institutional arrangement and strengthen capabilities of management bodies in biodiversity conservation in China.”


According to the CBPF-IS project work plan, the PMO is embarking on a major activity to “improve Enterprise Owner-Managers’ awareness and capability in biodiversity conservation by integrating climate change” aimed to, through baseline analysis and field visits to pilot enterprises, research into the promotion mechanism and corresponding institutional arrangement by designing, distributing and recouping no less than 3000 questionnaires and process data to find out the training needs of SMEs of various scales and across territories and walks of life in China. Based on the information obtained and data analyzed, the status of awareness & capability, motivation of engagement and other relevant parameters are defined so as to form the basis for the development of training modules and courseware applied to provide at least 300 enterprises (over a period of a year’s time)with a series of capacity building workshops and promotion campaigns. The project is finally aimed at the improvement and activation of a biodiversity conservation promotion mechanism to be integrated into the existing national SME training system whose capacity is strengthened in the specific aspect of biodiversity adapting to climate change.


PMO is now planning to resort to public tendering and select an eligible Contractor to carry out the task; the essential information entailed by this tendering document is the following:

I. work scope

The implementation is a consecutive process composed of three consistent steps:


Step one: through field visit to enterprise and baseline analysis, research into the design, development and functioning of the current SME Service System that integrates a promotion mechanism specialized in biodiversity adapting to climate change and other issues such as GHG reduction and energy conservation.


1. Design, distribute and recoup questionnaire for data collection and processing, applied to draft report and compile case studies.

2. Analyse training needs for the SMEs and conduct baseline study.

3. Research in-depth into the current SME Service System and its operationalization modality, and look into the ways and channels of trainings provided to SMEs

4. Come up with an action plan to activate a promotion mechanism specialized in biodiversity adapting to climate change including other relevant issues such as GHG reduction and energy conservation and, to integrate the biodiversity specialized promotion mechanism into the current SME Service System.


Implementation Requirements:

consulting PMO and with its approval of the PMO, draft “Annual Training Programme”;

pay visit to pilot enterprises and design questionnaire;

support the expert seminar organized by the PMO on which the questionnaire design is discussed and reviewed;

with the approval of PMO, distribute among SMEs no less than 3000 questionnaires;

recoup questionnaires, analyse data and draft study report;

Compile case studies covering the contents related to good practices, success stories, experience drawn and lessons learnt of SMEs practicing biodiversity adapting to climate change, with a focus on GHG management and energy conservation.


Step2: develop capacity building training package applied to a series of training workshops delivered to SMEs across various territories and sectors

1. look into the training needs of SMEs and based on which, develop training modules and courseware that constitutes a systematic package

2. According to the Annual Training Work plan, apply the training package to provide a series training workshops delivered to SMEs across various territories and sectors


Step3: conduct M&E under the supervision of PMO and promote training effectiveness and impact and improve the promotion mechanism specialized in biodiversity adapting to climate change.

1. consulting with the PMO and with its approval, organize experts to visit SMEs and assess the training results;

2. invite multi-stakeholders for a promotion workshop to review the results, summarize experience and promote the outputs;

3. Communicate, with the approval of PMO, all the deliverables generated from the project including, data, information, knowledge product, communication materials, reports, compilation of case studies, questionnaire, etc. to stakeholders through different channels and platforms


II. Outputs

“Questionnaire on SMEs’ Awareness of Biodiversity Adapting to Climate Change”

”Study Report on SMEs’ Awareness of Biodiversity Adapting to Climate Change”

“Compilation of Good Practices on SMEs Engaging in Biodiversity Conservation”

”Study Report on Integrating Biodiversity into a Specialized Promotion Mechanism of National SME Service System”

A training package as good as to meet the needs of SMEs for no less than 8 hours lecturing in training and at least is composed of the following:

Checklist and self-assessment for SMEs to identify issues related to biodiversity and climate change;

Manual on SMEs integrating biodiversity related principle and indicator into the enterprise strategies of climate change and environmental management;

Guidebook on how to integrate biodiversity and climate change issues into enterprise sustainability strategy;

Guidebook on how to integrate biodiversity related issues into CSR report;

Enterprise Biodiversity Strategy &Action Plan-SAP

No less than 300 SMEs receive trainings to meet the objective set out by the Annual Training Workplan.

”Study Report on Training Effectiveness and Impact”

Guideline and policy recommendations on integrating biodiversity into the National SME Service System


III. Implementation


All activities defined by the work scope and all outputs defined by the ToR (refer to a separate document as attached) should be completed before Dec 15, 2015, counting from the date of the contract signed by the Contractor.


IV. Qualification and eligibility requirements


The Contractor needs to have the following eligibility, qualifications, background, abilities and resources:

1. Qualified as a legitimate business with legal person, sound financial and operational conditions;

2. eligible to affect a large number of SMEs across the country andwork experience in training SMEs in the fields of climate change, environmental protection and energy conservation and possess relevant international cooperation experience;

has a good working relationship with relevant government departments, social organizations and international agencies;

advantageous in the planning, research, training and consulting;

deep understanding of the challenges facing SMEs in addressing biodiversity adapting to climate change, incl. pull and push factor,

risks and opportunities, ongoing and future incentives, policies, international development dynamics and industry regulations, etc.

able to conduct research for the needs of SMEs, design promotion and training kits (including training courseware and other knowledge products) to help tackle challenges arising from climate change and biodiversity conservation in business and industry value chains;


3. capable of providing a range of high-quality training for pilot SMEs, regularly monitor the implementation process and evaluate the results of the assessment and promotion of training experience among stakeholders;


4. able to use a range of media resources and partnerships to promote results through a variety of channels for multi-stakeholder enterprise, community, public and government regulators and other stakeholders to use.


Those interested work units and service providers please contact the following contact persons to acquire free blank tendering documents. Please, fill out and submit the tendering document to the recipient (whose contact information is indicated below) before Nov.25, 2014 (Beijing time). The submission should contain one stumped original technical proposal and one stamped financial proposal, and five copies respectively. Those who submit later than the date will not be considered.


Contact: Mr. Zhao Yang

Tel. 0086-10-82268759

email:zhao.yang@mepfeco.org.cn

Recipient of bidding document


Ms. Yan Wei

Tel:0086-10-82268848

email:yan.wei@mepfeco.org.cn 

Postal address:No. 5, Houyingfanghutong, Xicheng District, Beijing, PRC, zip code:100035

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