Inicio: 2019-05-13
Cierre: 2019-06-26 17:00:00




Consulting Services for Forest and Climate Change Deadline: 12.06.2019

Country: Colombia

Ref.-N°: REDD for Early Movers Programme REM / Colombia


Ref.: International Competitive Bidding to “Formulate the Forest Zoning Plan in the Guaviare Department in block 1 composed by blocks North A, North B, West A and West B 706.846 hectares”

Tenderer: Patrimonio Natural Fondo para la Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas – Patrimonio Natural

Project Measures: The Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS), through Patrimonio Natural, as Financial Mechanism of the REM Program Colombia – Amazon Vision, intends to use the financial contributions of the results-based programme, “REDD for Early Movers programme / Colombia, co-financed by the Kingdom of Norway, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW, to eligible payments under the contract for which this International Competitive Bidding is issued.

Patrimonio Natural invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the aforesaid consultant services.

Requested Services: Consultant Services to “Formulate the Forest Zoning Plan in the Guaviare Department in block 1 composed by blocks North A, North B, West A and West B 706.846 hectares”.

Brief description of the Project: To elaborate, under the guidelines of the “Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Norte y el Oriente Amazónico – CDA”, the technical document that includes the analysis and study of the forest and a management proposal that guarantees the sustainability of the exploitation, the preservation and improvement of its masses and the local development of their owners supported by the natural resources of their forests.

The predefined area corresponds to block 1 of the study by Andean ONF, composed of blocks North A, North B, West A and B West; covering an area of 706.846 has. “Diagnosis of areas susceptible to processes of forest management sustainable prioritized by the “Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Norte y el Oriente Amazónico – CDA””. Bogota, August 17th 2017.

The project must include the following phases:

  1. Preparation
  2. Diagnosis
  • Participatory zoning
  1. Floristic inventory
  2. Fauna study
  3. Socio-economic study
  • Information processing and formulation
  • Socialization

The consultant should achieve the following goals:

  1. Forest Management Plan for the Guaviare Department, socially accepted by the community, which can be adopted by the Regional Environmental Authority “Corporación para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Norte y el Oriente Amazónico – CDA” by Administrative Act.
  2. Forest Planning Tool, to guide the sustainable development, identifying areas for the production of timber and non-timber forest goods and areas of absolute protection.
  3. Continuous flow of forest products without reducing the future productivity, generating added value to local communities.
  4. Guidelines Document to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts on ecosystem services of forests, caused by deforestation and contribute to its conservation.

The prequalification of experienced Consultants is subject to the regulations contained in the „Guidelines for Assignment of Consultants in Financial Co-operation Projects“ (see. https://www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de/Download-Center/PDF-Dokumente-Richtlinien/Consulting-E.pdf)

Full Prequalification notice available at https://www.patrimonionatural.org.co/convocatorias/aviso-de-precalificacion-para-licitacion-internacional-formular-el-plan-de-ordenacion-forestal-del-departamento-del-guaviare/

The contract will be awarded to an independent qualified consulting firm with extensive certified general experience, minimum five (5) years, in carrying out studies, research, advise or consulting contracted with public, private, or mixed entities on issues related with: Diagnostics, design, implementation, management or environmental plans, programs or projects assessments related to forestry, planning or land use, preferably in Latin America. In addition, a minimum specific experience in the formulation of at least one (1) Forest Zoning Plan or, failing that, at least three (3) Forest Management Plans and/or plans of forest harvesting of tropical natural forests, preferably in the Colombian Amazon.

Tender Documents consisting of Technical-Commercial Bids and Price Bids must be submitted in physical with the respective magnetic copy in PDF format, documentation must be in Spanish language. Translations to spanish are accepted not necessarily certified or official, whenever they come with the original document.

Any questions or request for additional information concerning this International Competitive Bidding are permitted exclusively in writing to Patrimonio Natural Natural to the email adquisicionesprogramaREM@patrimonionatural.org.co , with the subject “request for additional information International Competitive Bidding  to “Formulate the Forest Zoning Plan in the Guaviare Department in block 1 composed by blocks North A, North B, West A and West B 706.846 hectares”.