Calls

WaterPOrT

Capacity building on water resources management in a changing climate in Egypt

Deadline: May 9, 2017 - Closed



Reference : WM2017/02

The application documentation referred to in the following call is available in a ZIP archive.

The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:

Project manager: As a minimum 7 years' professional experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control of the delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution experience in a project of a similar size, nature (IWRM and adaptation to climate change) and technical expertise as relevant for the respective assignments.

Experts: The team should include at least:

  • 1 expert for Lot 1,

with a university degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in fields relevant to the implementation of the IWRM approach, covering collectively all following topics:

  • Governance in the water sector in Egypt
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver reports or technical tools that are acceptable and valued by the water agencies in Egypt is an advantage

Please provide proof of the required skills using the CV form to be found in the tender documentation, Annex 3.

Language competence: The team of experts must collectively prove capacity of working in English language when tendering for all Lots, and in English and Arabic when tendering for all Lot 1, without any need to resort translation, with a minimum language level B2 in reading understanding. At least 2 members of the team should have advanced language skills in English (minimum language level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing1, as demonstrated by a certificate or relevant experience.

Please provide this information using the form provided in the tender documentation, Annex 7.

Contract duration

  • The assignment is expected to begin in May 2017.  
  • The tasks shall be completed until June 30, 2017.
  • The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed.
  • The successful tenderer(s) will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

How to apply

Applicants should submit one or more offer(s) comprising for each lot:

  1. A technical offer, developed according to the Technical Application Form available in the tender documentation, Annex 1, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  2. A financial offer, developed according to the Financial Offer Template available in the tender documentation, Annex 8.

Identification of the tenderer:

  1. Evidence for exclusion criteria.
  2. Evidence for selection criteria.

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offers are available in the tender specification documentation..

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier, or by email.

a) In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary
(Reference: WM2017/02)
Lot 1

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape.

The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and the other containing the financial offer (Annex 8). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b) In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

The deadline for the receipt of offers is May 9, 2017, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

Pricing

The maximum budget is fixed for each individual lot:

Lot 1:        € 15, 000

including VAT and should include international travel costs, expert fees, and all other content related costs. 

Evaluation and award criteria

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender documentation, Chapter 2.

In accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages


WaterPOrT

Capacity building on water resources management in a changing climate in Egypt

Deadline: Mar 27, 2017 - Closed



Reference: WM2017/01

The application documentation referred to in the following call is available in a ZIP archive.

Background

The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) of the WATER SUM project focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for dialogue and for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change, working with water authorities at national level and with a broad selection of stakeholders. The component aims to achieve the following results: methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of the skills of respective national authorities; the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and strengthened abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Objectives of the assignment

The REC is inviting applications from experts to provide capacity-building activities to broaden the knowledge and skills of national water authorities concerning the application of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as the basic methodological framework for improving water resources management and adaptation measures in a changing climate in Egypt. This includes supporting improved understanding and knowledge about climate change and adaptation measures; assisting in incorporating climate change aspects into country-specific flood and drought risk management plans; and preparing technical reports and trainings according to a methodology to be agreed with the beneficiaries.

Division into lots

This service contract is divided into three lots (see Section 3. 5 of the tender specification document). Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots.

The contractor will ensure the following:

Lot 1 – Water resources management in a changing climate

Task 1 – Water and climate change practice framework assessment

Lot 2 – Capacity building on coastal flood risk management and adaptation

Task 1 – Capacity building on overall guiding principles concerning coastal flood risk management (FRM) and adaptation

Lot 3 – Capacity building on water-related extremes

Task 1 – Training on general concepts for the analysis of water-related extreme events

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in Section 3.5 of the tender specification document.

Place of performance

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor’s premises, or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the REC’s premises

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Final report

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in Section 3.6 of the tender specification documentation.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Tenderers (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified sub-contractors) must comply with the following criteria:

  • The tenderer must prove a range of consulting experience and knowledge in the fields of (a) integrated water resources management (IWRM); (b) adaptive capacity building for water management under climate change (including potential impacts and uncertainty analysis); and (c) information technology (IT) in the field of data processing, modelling and water management simulation, with at least two projects successfully completed in each of the above fields in the last 10 calendar years (2006–2016).
  • The tenderer must prove their capacity to communicate, lecture and draft reports in English.
  • The tenderer must prove their experience and capacity to provide consulting services, with at least two projects successfully completed in Egypt, or other countries with a comparable physical and institutional environment, in the last 10 calendar years (2006–2016).
  • The above-mentioned experience/projects must include the following (more than one area may be covered under each project):
    • an evaluation of policy implementation;
    • the management of international projects;
    • the development and use of project management tools and methods; and
    • the drafting of reports and recommendations.

The following evidence should be provided to fulfil the above criteria:

  • A description of relevant services provided through the above-mentioned projects, with amounts, dates and service recipients, whether public or private. The project descriptions must be accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution, specifying that the projects have been carried out in a professional manner and have been fully completed (Annex 2).

Personnel requirements

The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:

Project manager. The project manager should have a minimum of seven years' professional experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control of the delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution experience in a project of a similar size, nature (IWRM and adaptation to climate change) and technical expertise as relevant for the respective assignments.

Experts. The team should include at least:

  • one expert for Lot 1;
  • two experts for Lot 2; and
  • two experts for Lot 3.

The experts should have a university degree and at least five years of professional experience in fields relevant to the implementation of the IWRM approach, covering, collectively, all of the following topics:

  • governance in the water sector in Egypt (Lot 1);
  • adaptation to climate change (all lots);
  • flood and drought management, including coastal risk management, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and mathematical modelling (Lots 2 and 3); and
  • information technology in the field of data processing, modelling and water management simulation (Lots 2 and 3).

A demonstrated capacity to deliver reports or technical tools that are acceptable and valued by the water agencies in Egypt is an advantage (all Lots)

Please provide proof of the required skills using the CV form available in the tender documentation, Annex 3.

Language competence. The team of experts must collectively prove their capacity to work in English when submitting a tender for all lots, and in English and Arabic when submitting a tender for Lot 1, without any need to resort to translation, and with a minimum language level B2 in reading understanding. At least two members of the team should have advanced language skills in English (minimum language level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), as demonstrated by a certificate or relevant experience).

Please provide this information using the relevant form provided in the tender documentation, Annex 7.

Contract duration

  • The assignment is expected to begin in April 2017.  
  • The tasks shall be completed by June 30, 2017.
  • The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed.
  • The successful tenderer(s) will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

How to apply

Applicants should submit one or more offer(s) comprising, for each lot:

  1. A technical offer, developed according to the Technical Application Form available in the tender documentation, Annex 1, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  2. A financial offer, developed according to the Financial Offer Template available in the tender documentation, Annex 8.

Identification of the tenderer:

  1. Evidence for exclusion criteria.
  2. Evidence for selection criteria.

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offers are available in the tender specification documentation annexes.

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier, or by email.

a) In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

2000 Szentendre

Ady Endre ut 9-11

Hungary

(Reference: WM2017/01)

Lot: [Please specify]

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape.

The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and the other containing the financial offer (Annex 8). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b) In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

The deadline for the receipt of offers is March 27, 2017, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

Pricing

A maximum budget is fixed for each individual lot (including VAT):

Lot 1:        EUR 15, 000

Lot 2:        EUR 25, 000

Lot 3:        EUR 35, 000

The budget should include international travel costs, expert fees, and all other content-related costs. 

Evaluation and award criteria

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender documentation, Chapter 2.


WaterPOrT

Capacity building and awareness raising on water issues

Deadline: Jan 13, 2017 - Closed



The deadline for this call has been extended. Applications already received will be evaluated, although applicants may re-submit their application if they wish.

We are looking for enthusiastic activists to join forces and to contribute to ideas and solutions connected to water and environment! 

Through the Dialogue and Cooperation action of the WATER SUM project / WATER POrT project component, the REC is launching a call for applications targeting Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia for the development and implementation of actions and activities in cooperation with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and organisations active in gender-related issues.

Applicants can request a contribution of up to EUR 5,000 each. The awarded organisations will work in the coming months with selected members of the WATER SUM team on their proposed actions and activities. The total budget available for this call is up to EUR 75,000.

This call opportunity is open to two distinct categories of applicants:

  • CSOs and NGOs that are focused specifically on water and/or environment; and
  • CSOs, NGO and women’s associations or organisations that are principally engaged in addressing gender-related issues and gender mainstreaming within water-related and/or environment-related themes.

The aim of the call is to support the development of civil society, the main actor involved in the process, through a range of services and activities linked to the in the water realm, namely:

  • leading and organising water management, capacity-building and awareness-raising efforts;
  • developing leadership skills and abilities to build up and operate successful organisations;
  • supporting coordination and networking schemes within the civil society, as well as with other stakeholder sectors; and
  • facilitating common understanding of the needs of water practitioners and stakeholders with regard to cooperation and taking a regional approach in managing water challenges.

We are searching for committed people to identify challenges and to suggest potential, tangible actions and activities that can lead to innovative solutions in the water sector.

Schedule

  • Application period: December 16, 2016 – January 13, 2017
  • Announcement of results on the WATER SUM webpage, the WATER POrT Forum and WATER SUM social media channels (FB, Twitter): by January 23, 2017
  • Implementation period: January – March 2017 
  • Presentation of results: March 22, 2017 | World Water Day 2017

Contributions

  • Contributions up to EUR 5,000 each are available for NGO/CSO-led activities and projects in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia.
  • Contributions may be used for new activities and/or actions that build on recently finalised projects and initiatives (referenced finalised projects should have ended not more than one year ago).
  • Awarded organisations will manage contributions on the basis of a specific agreement signed with the REC. Final decisions will be made based on a discussion of details of the winning applications. 

How to apply

  • Download the full Application Package here.
  • Fill in each of the four mandatory documents – which form part of the full  Application Package – by following the provided guidelines:
    • ANNEX 1 – Executive Summary (in English language only)
    • ANNEX 2 – Narrative Statement (in English OR French/Arabic languages)
    • ANNEX 3 – Organisation Identification Sheet (in English language only)
    • ANNEX 4 – Budget
  • Send back your application TO waterport_waterport@rec.org and CC vponzo@rec.org
  • The deadline for sending your application is January 13, 2017

Selection criteria

 

  • The applicant(s) must be legally registered in Egypt, Jordan or Tunisia
  • The scope of proposed actions and activities must be connected to at least one of the three key themes of the WATER POrT project component of the WATER SUM project.
  • Actions and activities must be designed by and led by either an NGO, CSO or women’s association or organisation.
  • Ideas connected to youth participation and social innovation and entrepreneurship are considered as an added value.
  • Actions and activities must state clear objectives and be results-oriented.
  • Actions and activities must be based locally, while also envisioning activities that can contribute to building skills and leadership.
  • Actions and activities should be inclusive, and should also involve other water actors and stakeholders to a certain extent.
  • The applicant(s) cannot be a for-profit entity.

Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee for this call comprises REC experts and the WATER SUM project partners.

Further information

waterport_waterport@rec.org


WaterPOrT

Capacity building on water resources management in a changing climate in Egypt

Deadline: Aug 18, 2016 - Closed



Service contract notice: Reference WM2016/05

Application documentation

The application documentation referred to in the following call is available in a zip file.

Background

The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) of the WATER SUM project focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for dialogue and for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change, working with water authorities at national level and with a broad selection of stakeholders. The component aims to achieve the following results: (i) methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of the skills of respective national authorities; (ii) the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and (iii) strengthened abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Objectives of the assignment

The Regional Environmental Center is inviting applications from experts to provide capacity-building activities to broaden the knowledge and skills of national water authorities concerning the application of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as the basic methodological framework for improving water resources management and adaptation measures in a changing climate in Egypt. This includes supporting improved understanding and knowledge about climate change and adaptation measures; assisting in incorporating climate change aspects into country-specific flood and drought risk management plans; and preparing technical reports and trainings according to a methodology to be agreed with the beneficiaries.

Tasks

The contractor will ensure the following:

  • Task 1 – Water resources management in a changing climate
    • Sub-task 1.1 – Water and climate change practice framework assessment
    • Sub-task 1.2 – Public consultation
    • Sub-task 1.3 – Vulnerability to the impacts of climate change: Activities at demonstration sites
  • Task 2 – Capacity building on coastal flood risk management and adaptation
    • Sub-task 2.1 – Preparation and delivery of a national workshop on overall guiding principles concerning coastal flood risk management and adaptation
    • Sub-task 2.2 – Coastal flood risk management planning: Exercise at demonstration site
    • Sub-task 2.3 – Flood prevention and control warning system: Exercise at demonstration site
  • Task 3 – Capacity building on water-related extreme event expectations
    • Sub-task 3.1 – Training on general concepts of water-related extreme event analyses
    • Sub-task 3.2 – GIS-based modelling tool calibration and operationalisation: Preliminary needs assessment for the demonstration site
    • Sub-task 3.3 – Software introduction course

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document, Chapter 3.5.

Place of performance

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor’s premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the REC’s premises

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Punctual reports linked to the conclusion of specific implemented activities and deliverables
  • Interim progress report
  • Final report

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document, Chapter 3.6.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Tenderers (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified sub-contractors) must comply with the following criteria:

  • The tenderer must prove a range of consulting experience and knowledge in the fields of (a) integrated water resources management (IWRM); (b) building adaptive capacity for water management under climate change (including potential impacts and uncertainty analysis); and (c) information technology (IT) in the field of data processing, modelling and water management simulation, with at least two projects successfully completed in each of the above fields in the last 10 calendar years (2005–2015).
  • The tenderer must provide proof of their ability to draft reports in English.
  • The tenderer must prove relevant experience and capacity to provide consulting services, with at least two projects successfully completed in Egypt or other countries with a comparable physical and institutional environment in the last 10 calendar years (2005–2015).
  • The experience/projects mentioned in the points above must include the following (more than one area may be covered by each project):
    • evaluation of policy implementation;
    • management of international projects;
    • development and use of project management tools and methods; and
    • drafting of reports and recommendations.

The following proof should be provided in relation to the above criteria:

  • A description of relevant services provided through the above-mentioned projects, with amounts, dates and service recipients, whether public or private. Please provide this information using the Reference form found in the tender documentation, Annex 2.
  • The project descriptions must be accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution, specifying that the projects were carried out in a professional manner and that they have been fully completed, with evidence of final payment.

Personnel requirements

The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:

Project manager: The project manager should have, as a minimum, 10 years' professional experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control of the delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution experience in a project of a similar size and nature (IWRM and adaptation to climate change), and technical expertise relevant to the respective assignments from working in countries with a comparable physical and institutional environment to Egypt.

Experts: The team should include at least three experts with a university degree and at least five years’ professional experience in fields relevant to the implementation of the IWRM approach, covering, collectively, all of the following topics:

  • governance in the water sector in Egypt;
  • adaptation to climate change;
  • flood and drought management, including coastal risk management, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and mathematical modelling; and
  • information technology in the fields of data processing, modelling and water management simulation.

Demonstrated capacity to deliver technical tools that are acceptable and valued by water agencies in Egypt is an advantage

Please provide proof of the required skills using the CV form to be found in the tender documentation, Annex 3.

Language competence: The team of experts must collectively have a proven ability to work in English and Arabic, without the need to resort to translation and with a minimum level B2 in reading understanding. At least two members of the team should have advanced language skills in English (minimum level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing, as demonstrated by a certificate or relevant experience).

Please provide this information using the form provided in the tender documentation, Annex 7.

Contract duration

  • The assignment is expected to begin in September 2016.  
  • The tasks shall be completed by April 14, 2017.
  • The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed.
  • The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

How to apply

Applicants should submit an offer comprising:

  1. A technical offer, developed according to the Technical Application form available in the tender documentation, Annex 8, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  2. A financial offer, developed according to the Financial Offer template available in the tender documentation, Annex 9.

Identification of the tenderer:

  1. Evidence for exclusion criteria (detailed information can be found in the tender documentation, Chapter 2.2).
  2. Evidence for selection criteria (detailed information can be found in the tender documentation, Chapter 2.3).

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offers are available in the tender specification documentation.

Only English-language applications, using the forms supplied (Annexes 2 to 9), will be accepted and processed.

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier, or by email.

a) In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

2000 Szentendre

Ady Endre ut 9-11

Hungary

(Reference: WM2016/05)

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape.

The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and the other the financial offer (Annex 9). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b) In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the Reference: WM2016/05 should be indicated in the subject field.

The automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

The deadline for the receipt of offers is August 18, 2016, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

In the case of further questions or requests for clarifications, please contact Ms Jovanka Ignjatovic via email: wmt@rec.org by August 15, 2016.

Pricing

The maximum budget is fixed at EUR 65,000, including VAT (including fees and other content-related costs, as specified in the tender documentation). The price for the tender must be given in euros (EUR).  

Evaluation and award criteria

All documents of proof related to the eligibility requirements should be sent in English. In case the original document(s) is unavailable in English, the document(s) must be accompanied by a written and signed self-declaration in English that clearly states the nature and content of the document(s) and to which eligibility requirement they refer.

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender documentation, Chapter 2.


WATER SUM

Conference and event organiser for WATER SUM events and activities (Egypt and Jordan)

Deadline: Jul 17, 2016 - Closed



The application documentation referred to the call below is available in a
 zip file.

Background

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is launching an invitation to tender for the provision of services as a conference and event organiser for WATER SUM events and activities in Egypt and Jordan through framework agreements.

Nature of the contract

The current invitation to tender is divided into two lots, according to the geographical location in which the events will be organised:

Lot 1: Egypt — Global value up to EUR 300,000
Lot 2: Jordan — Global value up to EUR 800,000

Tenderers can submit tenders for one or more lots.

The selected candidate(s) will be invited to sign framework agreement(s) with the REC.

Signing the agreement imposes no obligation of purchase. The only thing binding on the REC is the implementation of the framework agreement through order forms or specific contracts.

The general terms of the framework agreement can be found in the documentation application file, while the specific terms will be negotiated separately.

Details of all documents that must be included in the submitted tender, as well as a draft contract, can be found in the tender specifications. Bids must be submitted in English, by no later than July 17, 2016, 16:00 CET (UTC+1 / Budapest time).

Contract duration

The framework agreement resulting from this call will enter into force from the date on which the last contracting party has signed. The provisional duration period for the framework contract is from July/August 2016 to April 2017. The contract may be terminated at an earlier date if the contractor’s performance is deemed unsatisfactory.

Estimated task volume

The number, volume and duration of specific requests and tasks may vary throughout the project implementation period. The expected total number of events is around 5-10 per lot, but this is only an estimate and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the contracting authority regarding the actual volume of services. The estimated number of specific requests will be communicated to the contractor in due course.

Key tasks

Depending on the event's purpose, size, duration and location, one or more of the following services will be requested:

  • Venue booking and management
  • Organisation of flights for participants
  • Organisation of local travel arrangements for participants
  • Booking of accommodation for participants during low season
  • Booking of accommodation for participants during high season
  • Catering
  • Interpretation services and translation
  • Provision of technical equipment and assistance
  • Provision of conference packages for participants
  • Support visa procedures for participants (when needed)

Eligibility requirements

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All proofing documents related to the eligibility requirements should be sent in English. In case the original document(s) is unavailable in English, then the document(s) must be accompanied by a written and signed self-declaration in English that clearly states the nature and content of the document(s) and to which eligibility requirement they refer.

All proofing documents should be collected in one single compressed file (named “Eligibility Requirements”), possibly within separate sub-folders, with each file name clearly stating the eligibility requirement to which it refers, and included in the tender submission according to the provided guidelines.

A checklist for the eligibility requirements can be found in Annex 10 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES

  • The contractor must be a member of the IATA and/or the International Congress and Convention Association in order to prove their ability to organise these events.
  • The company must have at least five years of experience in the field of event organisation
  • The contractor must have an annual turnover of more than EUR 250,000 in the last two years. As proof, the candidate should enclose relevant financial reports and audit statements (if relevant company law requires these financial statements to be audited).
  • The contractor must have at least 10 employees in order to guarantee the smooth implementation of this contract. As proof, the candidate should enclose endorsed and signed copies of relevant forms or other relevant documents (e.g. list of employees certified by national labour office) that clearly indicate the presence of at least 10 employees.
  • The contractor must be a member of relevant national bodies and must also have a valid tourist licence issued by the relevant state authority for carrying out the foreseen events and activities in the country or countries of interest connected to the different lots of this call.
  • The contractor must have strong prior involvement in the organisation of meetings and conferences in the MENA region. As proof, the candidate should provide a reference list of significant meetings organised in the past three years.
  • The contractor must have permanent presence in the country or countries corresponding to the lot it tendered for, with at least three staff members on the ground.
  • The contractor must have the capacity to allocate one staff member to be available for permanent support (on-the-spot presence).

How to apply

Tenderers may submit tenders for one or more lots.  If the tenderer wishes to submit tenders for more than one lot, the tenderer must prepare and submit tenders for each lot separately. They must be submitted in separate letters and each letter must clearly state for which lot the tender is submitted.

Applicants are requested to submit their offer, which includes the following:

A.    Eligibility requirements/Technical offer:

  • A copy of documents demonstrating that the aforementioned eligibility requirements are met(please refer to guidelines provided in “Eligibility requirements” section above and to the checklist in Annex 10 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • A copy of the “Legal entity form for private companies or public entities” and a copy of the associated documents requested(Annex 4 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • A copy of the “Subcontractor identification data sheet”(Annex 5 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • A copy of the declaration of honour(Annex 7 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • A copy of the “Consortium description”, if applicable
  • Proof of technical and professional capacity (Annexes 2,3 and 8 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
    • A description of the structure of the event team that specifies the names and tasks of the members of the contractor’s team that will be assigned to organise events. 
    • Detailed CVs of all key personnel who will be assigned to organise events.(Annex 9 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)

B. Financial offer

  • A copy of the “Financial offer” (Annex 6 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)

Bids may be submitted either by post/courier or by email.

In the case of bids sent by post or courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary
(Reference: CALL WATER SUM 2016/05 CONF/EVENT ORGANISER LOT X TENDER)

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape. The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the Eligibility Requirements/Technical Offer: (enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10; and the other the Financial Offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

  • In the case of bids sent by email, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.  

Tenders submitted by email must follow this submission procedure:

Tenders submitted by email must follow this submission procedure:

Each email should be clearly identified with the number of this call and for which lot the tenderer is applying for, both the subject line and the e-mail body.

(Reference: CALL WATER SUM 2016/07 CONF/EVENT ORGANISER LOT X TENDER)

Tenders must be:

  • signed by the tenderer or the tenderer’s duly authorised representative; and
  • perfectly legible so that there can be no doubt as to words and figures.

The period of validity of the tender, during which the tenderer may not modify the terms of the tender in any respect, is three months from the date of submission.

The submission of a tender implies acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out in this invitation to tender, in the tender specification and in the draft contract and, where appropriate, the waiver of the tenderer's own general or specific terms and conditions. The submission of a tender is binding on the tenderer to whom the contract is awarded for the duration of the contract.

All costs incurred during the preparation and submission of tenders are to be borne by the tenderers and will not be reimbursed.

Before the final date for submission of tenders:

  • At the request of the tenderer, the REC may provide additional information solely for the purpose of clarifying the nature of the contract.
  • Any requests for additional information must be made in writing only to Mr. Radoje Lausevic (RLausevic@rec.org)  
  • Requests for additional information received less than five working days before the closing date for submission of tenders will not be processed.
  • The REC may, on its own initiative, inform interested parties of any error, inaccuracy, omission or any other clerical error in the text of the call for tenders.

Tendering documents and any additional information, including that referred to above, are posted on the REC website: www.rec.org/positions.php; and the WATER SUM project website: www.watersum.rec.org.

Potential tenderers are requested to regularly check the internet websites.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each bid:

  • Technical offer: 70 points
    • Economic and financial capacity – 30 points maximum
    • Technical and professional capacity – 40 points maximum
    • Financial offer: 30 points
      • Prices proposed

A proposal shall be rejected at the evaluation stage if it does not address important aspects of the terms of reference.

After the opening of tenders

  • If clarification is required, or if obvious clerical errors in the tender need to be corrected, the REC may contact the tenderer — provided that the terms of the tender are not modified as a result.
  • This invitation to tender is in no way binding on the REC. The obligation of the REC commences only upon signature of the contract with the successful tenderer.
  • Up to the point of signature, the contracting authority may either abandon the procurement or cancel the award procedure, without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to claim any compensation. This decision must be substantiated and the candidates or tenderers notified.
  • Once the REC has opened the tender, the document shall become the property of the REC and it shall be treated confidentially.
  • Tenderers will be informed directly as to whether or not their tender has been accepted.
  • If an offer includes a subcontracting component, it is recommended that contractual arrangements with subcontractors include mediation as a method of dispute resolution.

If a reply to the invitation to tender involves the recording and/or processing of personal data, or if any personal data are requested, the REC will use these data solely for the purpose of evaluating the bid in accordance with the specifications of the invitation to tender.


WaterPOrT

Capacity Building on Hydrology in Tunisia and Jordan

Deadline: Jul 22, 2016 - Closed



Service contract notice: Reference WM2016/04

The application documentation referred to in the call below is available in a zip file.

Objectives of the assignment

The objective of the present assignment is to provide expertise in hydrology for the implementation of capacity building activities for Water Resources Protection and Adaptation to Climate Change in Tunisia and Jordan.  This includes interpretation of existing hydrological data, proposals for optimising the monitoring networks and contribution to the identification of flood management actions (for Tunisia only).

Tasks

The contractor will ensure the following:

  • Task 1 – Capacity building for monitoring of surface and ground waters
  • Task 2 – Capacity building and assistance on data processing and exchange
  • Task 3 – Analysis and application of hydrologic data concerning flood issues in Tunisia
    • Sub-task 1.1 – Screening of the existing monitoring networks of surface and ground waters in Jordan and Tunisia
    • Sub-task 1.2 – – Participation in national workshops on water monitoring in Tunisia and Jordan
    • Sub-task 1.3 – Expert contribution to Guidance for Water Monitoring Techniques applicable in the MENA region
    • Sub-task 1.4 – Expert participation in a training on water monitoring in demonstration sites in Tunisia and Jordan
    • Sub-task 2.1 – Participation in a regional workshop on data processing and exchange
    • Sub-task 2.2 – Recommendations for the development of protocols for exchange and processing of hydrological data
    • Sub-task 2.3 – Contribution to trainings on data processing and exchange
    • Review of the hydrological data and recommendations concerning flood-risk management planning (exercise at demonstration site)

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document (see Chapter 3.4).

Place of performance

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor’s premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the REC’s premises.

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare and submit reports every two months. Timelines for the delivery of the reports will be reviewed and adjusted, taking into account the (expected) specificities of participating countries and dynamics of input from other experts.

How to apply

Applicants should submit an application comprising:

  • A cover letter, presenting the name and full contact details for further communication, as specified in the tender specification (see Chapter 1.3).
  • A CV developed according to the available template document (see Annex II).
  • Relevant copies of diploma, publications, certificates etc.
  • A price quote developed according to the available template (see the tender specification document in Annex III).

Identification of the tenderer:

  • Evidence for exclusion criteria
  • Evidence for selection criteria

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offer are available in the tender specification documentation.

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier or by email.

a) In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary
(Reference: WM2016/04)

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape.

The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; and the other the financial offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b) In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

The deadline for the receipt of offers is July 22, 2016, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

Pricing

The maximum budget is fixed at EUR 20,000, including VAT (including fees, travel and all other content-related costs). The price quote should specify the unit price (per workday) as well as the total price, taking into account a total budget of envisaged 35 working days. The price for the tender must be given in euros.  

Evaluation and award criteria

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender specification document (see Chapter 2).


WaSe

Support to the development of the Water, Growth and Stability Network

Deadline: Jul 6, 2016 - Closed


The deadline for this call has been extended. Tenders already received by the previous deadline will be evaluated, although tenderers may re-submit their application if they so wish. 

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is inviting tenders for service contracts to provide support to the development of the Water, Growth and Stability Network in two lots:

  • LOT 1: Customisation of the existing distance learning platform and localisation for the Arabic language
  • LOT 2: Development of a customised platform for the Water, Growth and Stability Network

Details of all documents that must be included in the submitted tender, as well as a draft contract, can be found in the tender specifications. Bids must be submitted in English, by no later than July 6, 2016, 16:00 CET (UTC+1 / Budapest time).

Bids may be submitted either by post/courier or by email.

  • In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary
(Reference: WGSI TENDER)

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape. The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical application (enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; and the other the financial offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

  • In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.  
  • The technical bid, comprising Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8, should be addressed to; tender.technical@rec.org
  • The financial offer (Annex 6) should be addressed to tender.financial@rec.org

Tenders must be:

  • signed by the tenderer or the tenderer’s duly authorised representative; and
  • perfectly legible, so that there can be no doubt as to words and figures.

The period of validity of the tender, during which the tenderer may not modify the terms in any respect, is three (3) months from the date of submission.
The submission of a tender implies the acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out in this invitation to tender; the tender specifications; the draft contract; and, where appropriate, a waiver of the tenderer's own general or specific terms and conditions. The submission of a tender is binding on the tenderer to whom the contract is awarded for the duration of the contract.
All costs incurred during the preparation and submission of tenders are to be borne by the tenderers and will not be reimbursed.

Prior to the final date for submission of tenders

  • At the request of the tenderer, the REC may provide additional information solely for the purpose of clarifying the nature of the contract.
  • Requests for additional information may be submitted, in writing only, to: wase_watersum@rec.org.
  • Requests for additional information received within fewer than five working days before the closing date for the submission of tenders will not be processed.
  • The REC may, on its own initiative, inform interested parties of any error, inaccuracy, omission or any other clerical error in the text of the call for tenders.

Tendering documents and any additional information (including the above) are posted on the REC website and the WATER SUM project website. Prospective tenderers are requested to check these websites on a regular basis.

After the opening of tenders

  • If clarification is required, or if obvious clerical errors in the tender need to be corrected, the REC may contact the tenderer — provided that the terms of the tender are not modified as a result.
  • This invitation to tender is in no way binding on the REC. The obligation of the REC commences only upon signature of the contract with the successful tenderer.
  • Up to the point of signature, the contracting authority may either abandon the procurement or cancel the award procedure, without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to claim any compensation. This decision must be substantiated and the candidates or tenderers notified.
  • Once the REC has opened the tender, the document shall become the property of the REC and it shall be treated confidentially.
  • Tenderers will be informed directly as to whether or not their tender has been accepted.
  • If an offer includes a subcontracting component, it is recommended that contractual arrangements with subcontractors include mediation as a method of dispute resolution.

If a reply to the invitation to tender involves the recording and/or processing of personal data, or if any personal data are requested, the REC will use these data solely for the purpose of evaluating the bid in accordance with the specifications of the invitation to tender.

Enclosures


WATER SUM

Conference and event organiser for WATER SUM in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

Deadline: Jun 20, 2016 - Closed



The application documentation referred to in the call below is available in a
 zip file.

Background

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is launching an invitation to tender for the role(s) of conference and event organiser for WATER SUM events and activities in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia through framework agreements.

Nature of the contract

The current invitation to tender is divided into three lots according to the geographical location in which the events will be organised:

  • Lot 1: Egypt – global value up to EUR 300,000
  • Lot 2: Jordan – global value up to EUR 800,000
  • Lot 3: Tunisia – global value up to EUR 600,000

Tenderers may submit tenders for one or more lots.

The selected candidate(s) will be invited to sign framework agreement(s) with the REC. Signing the agreement imposes no obligation of purchase. The only thing binding on the REC is the implementation of the framework agreement through order forms or specific contracts. The general terms of the framework agreement can be found in the documentation application file, while the specific terms will be negotiated separately.

Details of all documents that must be included in the submitted tender, as well as a draft contract, can be found in the tender specifications. Bids must be submitted in English, by no later than June 20, 2016, 16:00 CET (UTC+1 / Budapest time).

Contract duration

The framework agreement resulting from this call will enter into force on the date on which the last contracting party has signed. The provisional duration period for the framework contract is from June/July 2016 to April 2017. The contract may be terminated at an earlier date if the contractor’s performance is deemed unsatisfactory.

Estimated task volume

The number, volume and duration of specific requests and tasks may vary throughout the project implementation period. The expected total number of events is around 5 to 10 per lot, but this is only an estimate and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the contracting authority regarding the actual volume of services. The estimated number of specific requests will be communicated to the contractor in due course.

Key tasks

Depending on the event’s purpose, size, duration and location, one or more of the following services will be requested:

  • Venue booking and management
  • Organisation of flights for participants
  • Organisation of local travel arrangements for participants
  • Booking of accommodation for participants during low season
  • Booking of accommodation for participants during high season
  • Catering
  • Interpretation services and translation
  • Provision of technical equipment and assistance
  • Provision of conference packages for participants
  • Support visa procedures for participants (when needed)

Eligibility requirements

  • The contractor must be a member of the IATA and/or the International Congress and Convention Association in order to prove their ability to organise these events. The company must have at least five years of experience in the field of event organisation.
  • The contractor must have an annual turnover of more than EUR 250,000. As proof, the candidate should enclose relevant financial reports.
  • The contractor must have at least 10 employees in order to guarantee the smooth implementation of this contract. As proof, the candidate should enclose endorsed and signed copies of relevant forms or other relevant documents that clearly indicate the presence of at least 10 employees.
  • The contractor must be a member of relevant national bodies and must also have a valid tourist licence issued by the relevant state authority for carrying out the foreseen events and activities in the country/ies of interest connected to the different lots of this call.
  • The contractor must have strong prior involvement in the organisation of meetings and conferences in the MENA region. As proof, the candidate should provide a reference list of significant meetings organised in the past three years.
  • The contractor must have a permanent presence in the country or countries corresponding to the lot tendered for, with at least three staff members on the ground.
  • The contractor must have capacity to allocate one staff member to be available for permanent support (presence).

How to apply

Tenderers may submit tenders for one or more lots. If a tenderer wishes to submit tenders for more than one lot, tenders must be prepared and submitted for each lot separately. The tenders must be mailed separately, and each e-mail/envelope must clearly state the lot for which the tender is being submitted.

Offers must includes the following

A. Technical offer

  • A copy of the legal entity form for private companies or public entities and a copy of the associated documents requested
    (Annex 4 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • A copy of the subcontractor identification data sheet
    (Annex 5 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • A copy of the declaration of honour
    (Annex 7 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
  • Proof of technical and professional capacity (Annexes 2,3 and 8 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)
    • Relevant references regarding event organisation over the past three years.
    • A statement that describes the current management structure and shows the average annual number of staff members employed over the past three years.
    • A description of the structure of the event team that specifies the names and tasks of the members of the contractor’s team that will be assigned to organise events.
    • Detailed CVs of all key personnel who will be assigned to organise events.
  • Copies of relevant forms or other relevant documents that clearly indicate the presence of at least 10 employees, with at least three staff members in the country for which lot the tenderer is bidding
  • Proof of economic and financial capacity:
    • Proof that annual compound turnover exceeds EUR 250,000.
    • Audit statements (if relevant company law requires these financial statements to be audited).
  • A copy of the consortium description, if applicable (Annex 9 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)

B. Financial offer

  • A copy of the financial offer
    (Annex 6 in the zip file 04_Tender_Specification_WATERSUM_Conf&EventOrg_ANNEXES)

Bids may be submitted either by post/courier or by email.

In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary
(Reference: CALL WATER SUM 2016/06 CONF/EVENT ORGANISER LOT X TENDER)

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape. The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical application (enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; and the other the financial offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

  • In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.  
  • The technical bid, comprising Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8, should be addressed to; tender.technical@rec.org
  • The financial offer (Annex 6) should be addressed to tender.financial@rec.org

Each email should be clearly identified with the number of this call and for which lot the tenderer is applying for, both the subject line and the e-mail body.

(Reference: CALL WATER SUM 2016/06 CONF/EVENT ORGANISER LOT X TENDER)

Tenders must be:

  • signed by the tenderer or the tenderer’s duly authorised representative; and
  • perfectly legible, so that there can be no doubt as to words and figures.

The period of validity of the tender, during which the tenderer may not modify the terms in any respect, is three (3) months from the date of submission.

The submission of a tender implies the acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out in this invitation to tender; the tender specifications; the draft framework contract; and, where appropriate, a waiver of the tenderer's own general or specific terms and conditions. The submission of a tender is binding on the tenderer to whom the contract is awarded for the duration of the contract.
All costs incurred during the preparation and submission of tenders are to be borne by the tenderers and will not be reimbursed.

Prior to the final date for submission of tenders

  • At the request of the tenderer, the REC may provide additional information solely for the purpose of clarifying the nature of the contract.
  • Requests for additional information may be submitted, in writing only, to: Mr. Radoje Lausevic (RLausevic@rec.org).
  • Requests for additional information received within fewer than five working days before the closing date for the submission of tenders will not be processed.
  • The REC may, on its own initiative, inform interested parties of any error, inaccuracy, omission or any other clerical error in the text of the call for tenders.

Tendering documents and any additional information (including the above) are posted on the REC website and the WATER SUM project website. Prospective tenderers are requested to check these websites on a regular basis.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each bid:

  • Technical offer: 70 points
    • Economic and financial capacity – 30 points maximum
    • Technical and professional capacity – 40 points maximum
  • Financial offer: 30 points
    • Prices proposed

A proposal shall be rejected at the evaluation stage if it does not address important aspects of the Terms of Reference.

After the opening of tenders

  • If clarification is required, or if obvious clerical errors in the tender need to be corrected, the REC may contact the tenderer — provided that the terms of the tender are not modified as a result.
  • This invitation to tender is in no way binding on the REC. The obligation of the REC commences only upon signature of the contract with the successful tenderer.
  • Up to the point of signature, the contracting authority may either abandon the procurement or cancel the award procedure, without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to claim any compensation. This decision must be substantiated and the candidates or tenderers notified.
  • Once the REC has opened the tender, the document shall become the property of the REC and it shall be treated confidentially.
  • Tenderers will be informed directly as to whether or not their tender has been accepted.
  • If an offer includes a subcontracting component, it is recommended that contractual arrangements with subcontractors include mediation as a method of dispute resolution.

If a reply to the invitation to tender involves the recording and/or processing of personal data, or if any personal data are requested, the REC will use these data solely for the purpose of evaluating the bid in accordance with the specifications of the invitation to tender.


WaSe

National Coordinator for LWSAP in Tunisia: Framework Agreement

Deadline: Jun 19, 2016 - Closed


Terms of Reference

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is launching an invitation to tender for a framework agreement for the provision of services as a national coordinator for local water security action planning for improved water management in Tunisia in the framework of the WATER SUM project.

Objective of the assignment

The objective of this assignment is to provide support to the development of local water security action plans (LWSAPs) for improved water management in selected local communities in Tunisia.

Tasks

According to the objective of this assignment, the contractor will:

  • Support the work of the project team and LWSAP coordinators, one in each selected local authority in Tunisia, support LWSAP development and implementation according to the REC’s methodology guidelines, and support the implementation of pilot projects in the following selected local authorities:
    • Nefza delegation
    • Bir Mcherga delegation
    • Matmata delegation
    • Sidi Ali Ben Aoun delegation
  • Engage one person to be responsible for providing technical and narrative reports regarding implemented activities; maintaining continuous communication with the REC; providing technical and administrative support during the overall implementation of activities; and facilitating communication in Arabic.
  • Ensure LWSAP documents are developed and adopted by the local authority following the REC’s methodology guidelines.
  • Ensure investment projects are developed, tendered and implemented (one in each local authority).
  • Provide around 25m2of its furnished office space for the activities mentioned above and cover all costs related to its maintenance for the period of validity of this agreement.
  • Provide support in project-related communications with relevant authorities in selected delegations in Tunisia.
  • Provide support in further tailoring the LWSAP methodology to fit local needs, and translate it into Arabic.
  • Engage experts to assist local authorities in Tunisia, according to the needs, to support the LWSAP process.
  • Support the establishment of the Water, Growth and Stability Initiative and enable inputs from national and local level in Tunisia to support MENA regional cooperation and the identification of viable tools and solutions.

Nature of the contract

The selected candidate will be invited to sign a framework agreement with the REC. Signature of the agreement imposes no obligation on the REC to purchase. Only the implementation of the framework agreement through order forms or specific contracts is binding on the REC.

The general terms of the framework agreement can be found here, while the specific terms will be negotiated separately.

The global value of the framework contract is estimated to be no more than EUR 100,000.

Contract duration

The eligible duration of the framework agreement resulting from this call is from the signing of the contract, expected in July 2016, to March 31, 2017. The consultant will be directly accountable to the REC, represented by the executive director Ms. Marta Szigeti Bonifert. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will, in this regard, appoint a focal person(s) to whom the consultant will report directly.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to submit an offer that includes:

  • A company profile (including number of personnel and relevant references).
  • A technical proposal including technical specifications of the envisaged work.
  • A financial offer (according to the Price Quotation Template provided). The budget must be stated in euros (EUR).

Please submit the company profile and technical proposal via e-mail to: tender.technical@rec.org. The financial offer must be sent to the e-mail address: tender.financial@rec.org

Please state the name of the call in the subject line of each e-mail.

At the request of the tenderer, the REC may provide additional information solely for the purposes of clarifying the nature of the contract. Requests for additional information should be submitted in writing to wase_watersum@rec.org.

The closing date for receipt of offers is June 19, 2016, 17:00 (UTC+1 Budapest time)

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used for the evaluation of bids:

  • Relevant references for previous work in Tunisia and the MENA region: 35%
  • Technical proposal: 25%
  • Financial offer: 40%

Pricing

The proposed price for this exercise must be fixed, must include VAT, and should be quoted in euros (EUR), according to the template (Price Quotation) provided.

Proposals will be rejected at the evaluation stage if they do not respond to important aspects of the Terms of Reference.


WATER SUM

Production of documentary videos

Deadline: Jun 14, 2016 - Closed


 
The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is inviting applications in response to a call to produce three short videos about the WATER SUM project and the Water, Growth and Stability (WGS) Initiative.

Description of the task and deliverables

In the framework of this ToR, the subcontractor will produce three documentary videos. The following specifications should be taken into consideration: 

  • Develop and finalise an overall concept and scenario for the videos.
  • Develop the scripts to be used in the videos.
  • Visit project sites and interact with local communities to provide context of project impacts.
  • Include in the documentaries filmed interviews with selected individuals, including project beneficiaries, local government officials, implementing partners and key project staff.
  • Supply an adequate amount of original, relevant video footage.
  • Submit draft versions of documentaries for comment.
  • Produce three final documentary videos (one 8-minute video about WATER SUM; one 8-minute video about the WGS Initiative; and one 5-minute promotional video).
  • Videos should include relevant logos of the projects, initiatives, donors.

The subcontractor is in charge of completing all tasks related to the videos. This includes finalising scripts in cooperation with REC experts, an animated representation of the text (if needed), music, voiceover and production of final outputs in FULL HD video files in both English and Arabic (including audio and subtitles for both languages).

The style and tone of the video must be developed according to the design standards of available communication materials of the WATER SUM project and WGS Initiative.

All copyrighted transferable material and non-material products stipulated under terms of the contract will be transferred to the REC/WGS Initiative/WATER SUM project with the entry into force of said copyrights.

The planned production schedule is the following:

  • May 27 / Call for bids
  • June 14 / Submission deadline for bids
  • June 16 / Evaluation of bids
  • June 17 / Announcement of bid results
  • June 22 / Contracting
  • July 4 / Script finalisation
  • July 11–Aug 5 / Video shooting (July 11-15 / Video shooting of Tunisia event)
  • August 22 / Delivery of finished videos (English and Arabic versions)


Tender and technical requirements

The successful applicant should comply with the following technical requirements:

  • In terms of work on projects of similar nature

The applicant will have sufficient experience in organising and preparing video products, and proven experience in implementing at least three (3) projects of a similar nature worth at least EUR 15,000 (each).

  • In terms of staff qualifications and experience

The applicant will be responsible for proposing to the REC the team that will be in charge of coordinating and implementing this assignment.  

Documents for proof of resources

The applicant must provide certified copies of documents showing financial capacity, experience and qualifications, as follows:

  • Information statement concerning the applicant’s experience, and general services to be provided by the subcontractor and/or proposed key expert(s); and
  • Information-statement containing a list of completed projects of a similar nature.

The bid should contain the following elements:

  • A technical brief, including methodology for carrying out the assignment
  • A draft concept of the video(s)
  • A schedule for implementing the assignment (please include planned shooting days/venues)
  • Documents for proof of experience (project references, preferably including video files)
  • Documents for proof of resources
  • Detailed cost calculation in EUR (please note that international travel costs should not be calculated, as justified and pre-approved travel and accommodation costs will be covered directly)

Evaluation criteria

The contract will be awarded to the tender that is deemed most advantageous, both in terms of quality and cost-effectiveness.
Evaluation criteria:

  • Experience (10 points)
  • Staff (10 points)
  • Technical offer (20 points)
  • Draft concept of the video (20 points)
  • Financial bid (40 points)

Bids should be sent, electronically in e-mail, by no later than June 14, 2016, 2 pm CET to tender.tender@rec.org.

Please write “WATERSUM Video” into subject line!

Payment and other terms

The deadline for completing the assignment is August 22, 2016.

Payment will be made in two (2) instalments.

  • First instalment (30% of the amount) to be paid after completion and approval of the script.
  • Second instalment (70% of the amount) to be paid after submission and approval of the video, and in keeping with August 22, 2016 deadline.

Any products developed under the present contract represent the sole property of the REC WATER SUM project and WGS Initiative.

For any issues not mentioned in the present call, regulations of the Hungarian Civil Code are applicable.
WaSe

Framework agreement for a conference and event organiser in Tunisia

Deadline: Mar 7, 2016 - Closed


Background

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is re-launching an invitation to tender for a framework agreement for a conference and event organiser in Tunisia. The events are to be organised within the framework of the WATER SUM project.

Nature of the contract

The selected candidate will be invited to sign a framework agreement with the REC. Signature of the agreement imposes no obligation on the REC to purchase. Only the implementation of the framework agreement through order forms or specific contracts is binding on the REC.

The general terms of the framework agreement can be found here, while the specific terms will be negotiated separately.

Contract duration

The framework agreement resulting from this call will enter into force on the date on which it is signed by the last contracting party. The date envisaged for starting the framework contract is March 2016, and the expected duration is until March 2017. The contract may be terminated early due to the contractor’s unsatisfactory performance.

Estimated volume of tasks

The number, volume and duration of specific requests and tasks will vary during the project implementation period. The total number of events is expected to be up to 10. However, this is only an indication and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the contracting authority as to the actual future volume of services. The estimated number of specific requests will be communicated to the contractor in due course.

The global value of the framework contract is estimated to be no more than EUR 100,000.

Key tasks

Depending on the purpose, size, duration and location of a specific event, one or more of the following services will be requested:

  • venue booking and management;
  • organisation of participants’ travel arrangements (flights);
  • organisation of participants’ local travel;
  • support in relation to visa procedures for participants from Tunisia for foreign travel (when needed);
  • booking of participants’ accommodation in low season;
  • booking of participants’ accommodation in high season;
  • organisation of catering services;
  • interpretation services and translation;
  • provision of technical equipment and assistance;
  • provision of conference packages for participants; and
  • logistical support in selected delegations (local rural self-administration units in Tunisia) in local water security action planning (when needed).

 

Eligibility requirements

  • The contractor must have IATA certification and/or be a member of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as proof of their ability to organise such events. The contractor must have at least seven years of experience in the field of event organisation.
  • The contractor must have an annual turnover of over EUR 250,000. Applicants should enclose relevant financial reports as evidence.
  • The contracted company must have at least 10 employees in order to guarantee the smooth implementation of this contract. As proof, applicants should enclose endorsed and signed copies of relevant documentation that clearly indicates a staff of at least 10 employees.
  • The contractor must be a member of relevant national bodies and must have a valid tourist licence issued by the relevant state authority.
  • The contractor must be strongly involved in the organisation of meetings and conferences in the MENA region, and as proof applicants should provide a list of the main meetings organised in the last three years.
  • The contractor must have a permanent presence in Tunisia, with at least three staff members on the ground.
  • The contractor must have the capacity to allocate one staff member to be available for permanent support (presence) in Tunisia.

 

How to apply

Applicants are requested to submit an offer that includes the following:

  • A cover letter clearly indicating the name of the tenderer.
  • A copy of the resolution, law, decree or decision establishing the entity in question. Failing this, any other official document attesting to the establishment of the entity by the national authorities.
  • A company profile.
  • Formal evidence for eligibility requirements:
    • a copy of relevant certificates proving membership in ICCA bodies;
    • proof of economic and financial capacity — that is, proof that annual compound turnover exceeds EUR 250,000 — and audit statements (if the relevant company law requires these financial statements to be audited); and
    • proof of technical and professional capacity — a statement showing the average annual number of staff members employed during the last three years, and the current management structure.
    • Relevant references regarding event organisation over the past three years (2013, 2014 and 2015).
    • The REC’s Subcontractor Identification Data Sheet (Annex I), signed and stamped.
    • A description of the management plan indicating how the key tasks listed above will be implemented and the structure of the team, specifying the names and tasks of the contractor’s team that will be assigned to the organisation of events.
    • Proof of permanent presence in Tunisia.
    • Detailed CVs of all key personnel who will be assigned to the events to be organised, including the CV of the staff member to be available for permanent support (presence) in Tunisia.
    • A financial offer (Annex II), using the REC template.

 

The submission of a tender implies acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out in this invitation to tender, in the tender specifications and in the framework agreement.

Offers should be submitted by email to wase_watersum@rec.org, quoting the call title in both the subject line and the body of the e-mail.

The deadline for the receipt of offers is Monday, March 7, 2016, at 17:00 (UTC+1 Budapest time).

INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate bids:

  • Economic and financial capacity (20%)
  • Technical and professional capacity criteria and evidence (50%)
  • Financial offer (30%)

 

Proposals will be rejected at the evaluation stage if they do not respond to important aspects of the Terms of Reference.


WaterPOrT

Capacity building on water resources management in a changing climate in Jordan and Tunisia

Deadline: Mar 7, 2016 - Closed


Service contract notice: Reference WM2016/03

The application documentation referred to in the following call is available in a zip file.

Background

The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) of the WATER SUM project focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for dialogue and for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change, working with water authorities at national level and with a broad selection of stakeholders. The component aims to achieve the following results: (i) methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of the skills of respective national authorities; (ii) the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and (iii) strengthened abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Objectives of the assignment

The REC is inviting applications from experts to provide capacity-building activities to broaden the knowledge and skills of national water authorities concerning the application of the integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as the basic methodological framework for improving water resources management and adaptation measures in a changing climate in Jordan and Tunisia. This includes supporting improved understanding and knowledge about climate change and adaptation measures; assisting in incorporating climate change aspects into country-specific flood and drought risk management plans; and preparing technical reports and trainings according to a methodology to be agreed with the beneficiaries.

Tasks

The contractor will ensure the following:

  • Task 1 – Water resources management in a changing climate
    • Sub-task 1.1 – Water and climate change practice framework assessment
    • Sub-task 1.2 – Public consultation
    • Sub-task 1.3 – Vulnerability to the impacts of climate change – Activities at demonstration sites
  • Task 2 – Flood risk management and adaptation in Tunisia
    • Sub-task 2.1 – Preparation and delivery of a national workshop on overall guiding principles concerning flood risk management and adaptation
    • Sub-task 2.2 – Flood risk management planning – Exercise at demonstration site
    • Sub-task 2.3 – Flood prevention and control warning system – Exercise at demonstration site
  • Task 3 – Drought management and water scarcity and adaptation
    • Sub-task 3.1 –Preparation and delivery of a national workshop on overall guiding principles concerning drought management and water scarcity and adaptation
    • Sub-task 3.2 – Identification of good practices
    • Sub-task 3.3 – Water scarcity and drought e-practicum

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender document, Chapter 3.5.

Place of performance

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor’s premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the REC’s premises

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Punctual reports linked to the conclusion of specific, implemented activities and deliverables
  • Interim progress report
  • Final report

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender documentation, Chapter 3.6.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Tenderers (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified sub-contractors) must comply with the following criteria:

  • The tenderer must provide proof of a range of consulting experience and knowledge in the fields of (a) integrated water resources management (IWRM); (b) building adaptive capacity for water management under climate change (including potential impacts and uncertainty analysis); and (c) information technology (IT), data processing, modelling and water management simulation. The tender must have successfully completed at least two projects in each of the above fields in the last 10 calendar years (2005–2015).
  • The tenderer must provide proof of their ability to draft reports in English.
  • The tenderer must provide proof of experience and capacity to offer consulting services covering both targeted countries, with at least two projects successfully completed in Jordan and Tunisia in the last five calendar years (2010–2015).
  • The experience/projects mentioned in the points above must include the following (more than one area can be covered under each project):
    • evaluation of policy implementation;
    • the management of international projects;
    • the development and use of project management tools and methods; and
    • the drafting of reports and recommendations.

The following proof should be provided in relation to the above criteria:

  • A description of relevant services provided through the above-mentioned projects, with amounts, dates and service recipients, whether public or private. Please provide this information using the Reference form, found in the tender documentation, Annex 2.
  • The project descriptions must be accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution, specifying that the projects were carried out in a professional manner and that they have been fully completed, with evidence of final payment.

 

Personnel requirements

The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:

Project manager: The project manager should have 10 years' professional experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control of the delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution experience in a project of a similar size and nature (IWRM and adaptation to climate change), and technical expertise relevant to the respective assignments obtained from working in countries with a comparable physical and institutional environment to Jordan and Tunisia.

Experts: The team should include at least three experts with a university degree and at least five years’ professional experience in fields relevant to the implementation of the IWRM approach, covering, collectively, all of the following topics:

  • governance in the water sector in Jordan and Tunisia;
  • adaptation to climate change;
  • flood and drought management, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and mathematical modeling; and
  • information technology in the fields of data processing, modelling and water management simulation.

Demonstrated capacity to deliver technical tools that are acceptable and valued by the water agencies in targeted countries is an advantage

Please provide proof of the required skills using the CV form to be found in the tender documentation, Annex 3.

Language competence: The team of experts must collectively have a proven ability to work in English, Arabic and French, without the need to resort to translation and with a minimum language level B2 in reading understanding. At least two members of the team should have advanced language skills in English (minimum language level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing, as demonstrated by a certificate or relevant experience).

Please provide this information using the form provided in the tender documentation, Annex 8.

Contract duration

  • The assignment is expected to begin in the second half of March 2016.  
  • The tasks shall be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract.
  • The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed.
  • The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

 

How to apply

Applicants should submit an offer comprising:

  1. A technical offer, developed according to the Technical Application Form available in the tender documentation, Annex 9, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.
  2. A financial offer, developed according to the Financial Offer Template available in the tender documentation, Annex 6.

Identification of the tenderer:

  1. Evidence for exclusion criteria.
  2. Evidence for selection criteria.

 

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offers are available in the tender documentation annexes. Further information can be found in the information note.

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier, or by email.

a) In the case of bids sent by post or courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

WATER POrT
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across the tape.

The outer envelope must contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; and the other the financial offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b) In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

-      The technical offer, comprising Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 should be sent to: waterport_watersum@rec.org

-      The financial offer (Annex 6) should be sent to ZHonti@rec.org

The deadline for the receipt of offers is March 7, 2016, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

 

Pricing

The maximum budget is fixed at EUR 130,000, including VAT (including fees, travel and all other content-related costs). The price for the tender must be given in euros.  

Evaluation and award criteria

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender documentation, Chapter 2.


WaterPOrT

Capacity building on water resources protection in Jordan and Tunisia

Deadline: Mar 17, 2016 - Closed


Service contract notice: Reference WM2016/02

The application documentation referred to in the call below is available in a zip file.

Background

The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) of the WATER SUM project focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for dialogue and for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change, working with water authorities at national level and with a broad selection of stakeholders. The component aims to achieve the following results: (i) methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of the skills of respective national authorities; (ii) the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and (iii) strengthened abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Objectives of the assignment

The objective of the present assignment is to improve the skills and capacities of the respective authorities in Tunisia and Jordan for water resources protection (WRP). This includes improving knowledge about the ecosystem aspects of watersheds, optimising monitoring networks, and introducing effective and efficient methodologies for monitoring, data management and exchange.

Tasks

The contractor will ensure the following:

  • Task 1 – Capacity building for the monitoring of surface waters and groundwater
    • Sub-task 1.1 – Preparation and delivery of national workshops on the monitoring of water quality in Tunisia and Jordan
    • Sub-task 1.2 – Feasibility studies for optimising the monitoring of surface waters and groundwater in demonstration sites in Tunisia and Jordan
    • Sub-task 1.3 – Elaboration of guidance for water monitoring techniques applicable in the MENA region
    • Sub-task 1.4 – Preparation and delivery of a training on water monitoring in demonstration sites in Tunisia and Jordan
  • Task 2 – Capacity building and assistance on data processing and exchange
    • Sub-task 2.1 – Regional workshop on data processing and exchange
    • Sub-task 2.2 – Development of protocols for the processing and exchange of hydrological, meteorological and water quality data
    • Sub-task 2.3 – Trainings on data processing and exchange
    • Sub-task 2.4 – Recommendations for follow-up activities

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document, Chapter 3.5.

Place of performance

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor’s premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the REC’s premises.

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Punctual reports linked to the conclusion of specific, implemented activities and deliverables
  • Interim progress report
  • Final report

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document, Chapter 3.6.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Tenderers (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified sub-contractors) must comply with the following criteria:

  • The tenderer must provide proof of a range of consultation experience and knowledge in the fields of (a) integrated water resources management (IWRM); (b) water monitoring (including qualitative and quantitative parameters); and (c) information technology (IT) in the field of water monitoring and data management with at least two projects successfully completed in each of the above fields in the last 10 calendar years (2005–2015).
  • The tenderer must provide proof of their ability to draft reports in English.
  • The tenderer must provide proof of their experience and capacity to offer consulting services covering the targeted region, with at least two projects successfully completed in Jordan, Tunisia, or any other MENA country, in the last five calendar years (2010–2015).
  • The above experience/projects need to include the following (more than one area can be covered under each project):
    • water resources protection;
    • water monitoring;
    • the development and use of water management tools and methods; and
    • the drafting of reports and recommendations.

The following proof should be provided in relation to the above criteria:

  • A description of relevant services provided through the above-mentioned projects, with amounts, dates and service recipients, whether public or private. Please provide this information using the Reference form, found in the tender specification document, Annex 2.
  • The project descriptions must be accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution, specifying that projects were carried out in a professional manner and that they have been fully completed, with evidence of final payment.

 

Personnel requirements

The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:

Project manager: The project manager should have at least 10 years' professional experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, responsibility for quality control of the delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution in a project of a similar size and nature (i.e. IWRM and water resources protection).

Experts: The team should include at least three experts with a university degree and at least five years’ professional experience in fields relevant to the implementation of the IWRM approach, covering, collectively, all of the following topics:

  • governance in the water sector in Jordan and Tunisia;
  • water quality assessment;
  • monitoring of surface waters and/or groundwater; and
  • data management, related to the water sector.

Please provide proof of the required skills using the CV form found in the tender specification document, Annex 3. 

Language capacities: The team of experts involved in the project must collectively have a proven ability to work in English, Arabic and French, without the need to resort to translation with a minimum language level B2 in reading understanding. At least two members of the team should have advanced language skills in English (minimum language level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing, as demonstrated by a certificate or relevant experience).

Please provide this information using the form found in the tender specification document, Annex 8. 

Contract duration

  • The assignment is expected to begin in April 2016.  
  • The tasks shall be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract.
  • The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed.
  • The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

 

How to apply

Applicants should submit an offer comprising:

  1. A technical offer, developed according to the Technical Application Form available in the tender specification document, Annex 9.
  2. A financial offer, developed according to the Financial Offer Template available in the tender specification document, Annex 6

Identification of the tenderer:

  1. Evidence for exclusion criteria
  2. Evidence for selection criteria

 

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offer are available in the tender specification documentation.

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier or by email.

a)    In the case of bids sent by post/courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

WATER POrT
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across this tape.

The outer envelope must also contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; and the other the financial offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b)    In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

-      The technical offer, comprising Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 should be sent to the address: waterport_watersum@rec.org

-      The financial offer (Annex 6) should be sent to: ZHonti@rec.org

The deadline for the receipt of offers is March 17, 2016, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

 

Pricing

The maximum budget is fixed at EUR 100,000, including VAT (including fees, travel and all other content-related costs). The price for the tender must be given in euros.  

Evaluation and award criteria

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender specification document, Chapter 2.


WaterPOrT

Capacity building on water demand management in Jordan and Tunisia

Deadline: Feb 26, 2016 - Closed


Service contract notice: Reference WM2016/01

The application documentation referred to in the following call is available in a zip file.  

Background

The WATER POrT component (Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer) of the WATER SUM project focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for dialogue and for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change, working with water authorities at national level and with a broad selection of stakeholders. The component aims to achieve the following results: (i) methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of the skills of respective national authorities; (ii) the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and (iii) strengthened abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Objectives of the assignment

The REC is inviting applications to provide capacity-building activities for the national water authorities in relation to the integration of the water demand management (WDM) approach into the water resources planning process in Jordan and Tunisia, in addition to the existing water supply management (WSM) approach. The assignment includes helping to improve knowledge and understanding of the economic nature and technical aspects of water demand, providing sectoral assessments of WDM, and preparing technical reports and trainings according to a methodology to be agreed with the beneficiaries.

Tasks

The contractor will ensure the following:

  • Task 1 – Water demand management: General aspects
    • Sub-task 1.1 – Needs assessment
    • Sub-task 1.2 – National workshops
  • Task 2 – Economic aspects of WDM: Activities at demonstration sites
    • Sub-task 2.1 – Economic analyses and recommendations
    • Sub-task 2.2 – Demonstration site trainings
  • Task 3 – Structural and operational WDM techniques
    • Sub-task 3.1 – Survey of good practices
    • Sub-task 3.2 – Regional workshop

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document, Chapter 3.5.

Place of performance

The place of performance of the tasks shall be the contractor’s premises or any other place indicated in the tender, with the exception of the REC’s premises

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare the following reports:

  • Inception report
  • Punctual reports linked to the conclusion of specific, implemented activities and deliverables
  • Interim progress report
  • Final report

A detailed explanation of all foreseen tasks and deliverables is available in the tender specification document, Chapter 3.6.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Tenderers (in the case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all tenderers and identified sub-contractors) must comply with the following criteria:

  • The tenderer must provide proof of a range of consultation experience and knowledge in the fields of (a) integrated water resources management (IWRM); (b) economic analysis (including water pricing and cost-benefit analysis); and (c) structural and operational IWRM techniques, with at least two projects successfully completed in each of the above fields in the last 10 calendar years (2005–2015).
  • The tenderer must provide proof of their ability to draft reports in English.
  • The tenderer must provide proof of their experience and capacity to offer consulting services covering both targeted countries, with at least two projects successfully completed in Jordan and Tunisia in the last five calendar years (2010–2015).
  • The above experience/projects must include the following (more than one area can be covered under each project):
    • evaluation of policy implementation;
    • the management of large international projects;
    • the development and use of project management tools and methods; and
    • the drafting of reports and recommendations.

The following proof should be provided in relation to the above criteria:

  • A description of relevant services provided through the above-mentioned projects, with amounts, dates and service recipients, whether public or private. Please provide this information using the Reference form, found in the tender specification document, Annex 2.
  • The project descriptions must be accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution, specifying that the projects were carried out in a professional manner and that they have been fully completed, with evidence of final payment.

 

Personnel requirements

The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:

Project manager: The project manager should have at least 10 years' professional experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, responsibility for quality control of the delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution in a project of a similar size, nature (i.e. IWRM and economic aspects of water uses) and coverage/geographical scope (i.e. at least one of the targeted countries, Jordan or Tunisia).

Experts: The team should include at least three experts with a university degree and at least five years’ professional experience in fields relevant to the implementation of the IWRM approach, covering, collectively, all of the following topics:

  • governance in the water sector in Jordan and Tunisia;
  • economic analysis (including water pricing and cost-benefit analysis);
  • structural and operational WDM techniques; and
  • the overall design of programmes of structural and operational measures.

Please provide proof of the required skills using the CV form to be found in the tender specification document, Annex 3.

Language competence: The team of experts must collectively have a proven ability to work in English, Arabic and French, without the need to resort to translation and with a minimum language level B2 in reading understanding. At least two members of the team should have advanced language skills in English (minimum language level C1 in understanding, speaking and writing, as demonstrated by a certificate or relevant experience).

Please provide this information using the form provided in the tender specification document, Annex 8.

Contract duration

  • The assignment is expected to begin in mid-March, 2016.  
  • The tasks shall be completed within 12 months of the signature of the contract.
  • The execution of the tasks may not start before the contract has been signed.
  • The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

 

How to apply

Applicants should submit an offer comprising:

  1. A technical offer, developed according to the Technical Application Form available in the tender specification document, Annex 9, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.
  2. A financial offer, developed according to the Financial Offer Template available in the tender specification document, Annex 6.

Identification of the tenderer:

  1. Evidence for exclusion criteria.
  2. Evidence for selection criteria.

 

The templates to be used by applicants to present their technical and financial offers are available in the tender specification documentation.

Applications may be submitted either by post/courier, or by email.

a)    In the case of bids sent by post or courier, the postmark or the date on the deposit slip shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch. Bids should be addressed to:

WATER POrT
The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
2000 Szentendre
Ady Endre ut 9-11
Hungary

Tenders must be placed inside a sealed envelope. If self-adhesive envelopes are used, they must be sealed with adhesive tape and the sender must sign across the tape.

The outer envelope must contain two sealed envelopes, one containing the technical offer, enclosing Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8; and the other the financial offer (Annex 6). The envelopes must be clearly marked “Technical” and “Financial”.

b)         In the case of bids sent by e-mail, the automatic delivery notification shall be regarded as evidence of the date of dispatch.

- The technical offer, comprising Annexes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 should be sent to: waterport_watersum@rec.org

- The financial offer (Annex 6) should be sent to ZHonti@rec.org

The deadline for the receipt of offers is February 26, 2016, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

Pricing

The maximum budget is fixed at EUR 100,000, including VAT (including fees, travel and all other content-related costs). The price for the tender must be given in euros.  

Evaluation and award criteria

Detailed information about the evaluation criteria can be found in the tender specification document, Chapter 2.


WaSe

Development of educational content for the distance learning platform on local water security action planning

Deadline: Feb 14, 2016 - Closed


Background


Jordan and Tunisia are the focal countries for the WaSe component of the WATER SUM project. Following stakeholder consultations, eight self-governing territories were selected in Jordan and Tunisia for the development of local water security action plans (LWSAPs):

In Jordan:

  • Al-Karak Municipality
  • Jarrash Municipality
  • Al Salt Municipality
  • Ajloun Municipality

In Tunisia:

  • Nefza Delegation
  • Bir Mcherga Delegation
  • Matmata Delegation
  • Sidi Ali Ben Aoun Delegation

 

To support the process of introducing and drafting LWSAPs in these self-governing territories, a local water security action planning manual is currently being developed by the REC for use by practitioners. The manual will be structured in such a way as to enable replication in other local communities interested in developing an LWSAP.

The forthcoming manual will be used by LWSAP development teams and as part of a distance learning platform for the training of development teams.

Objectives of the assignment

The overall objectives of this assignment are to:

  • develop content adjusted for blended learning and for distribution on the cTree™ platform; and
  • update and customise existing PowerPoint and Word materials for delivery on the cTree™ platform.

Specific goals are related to:

  • the development of educational content;
  • assessment and analytics;
  • design of Word and PowerPoint documents; and
  • provision of support.

 

Expected results

The contractor will ensure the following:

  • Development of teaching materials related to specified knowledge, skills and competences for a given educational level and according to a blended learning concept for vocational education.
  • Development of associated learning outcomes in line with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) to provide a level of education following a blended learning approach to education and training.
  • Grouping of specified outcomes in teaching units for cTree™ implementation.
  • Creation of interconnections between descriptors (knowledge, skills and competences) with associated learning outcomes.
  • Updating and customisation of existing designs of PowerPoint and Word materials to enable a high level of interactivity and accessibility among interconnected units and elements, as well as elements of blended learning processes.
  • Creation of a matrix for verifying learning outcomes (assessment) and its practical implementation in the educational process.
  • Analysis of the assessment results in one of three ways (reference, normative, ipsative/individual).
  • Continued support to students/practitioners who obtain the status of alumni in relation to any future changes in the subjects.

Contact person

The contractor shall appoint and delegate one person as project manager. The work breakdown structure (WBS) will be harmonised and approved at a requirements meeting after the kick-off meeting. The harmonised WBS, as a deliverable-oriented breakdown of an assignment/project into smaller components, will serve as the guideline for project development.

Personnel requirements

There are no specific requirements in terms of personnel. It is up to the contractor to put together the optimal team to meet the specified targets.

Location

The majority of the development work shall be undertaken from the contractor’s own offices. Information shall be exchanged via email, Internet video calling (e.g. Skype) and telephone.

Office facilities

Adequate office accommodation of a reasonable standard and size shall be provided by the REC for each meeting scheduled according to the harmonised WBS.

Facilities to be provided by the contractor

No specific facilities shall be provided by the contractor.

Equipment

No equipment is to be purchased on behalf of the contracting authority. Any equipment required by the contractor for the completion of the work must be provided by the contractor at no additional cost to the contracting authority.

Reporting

The contractor shall prepare the following progress reports:

  • Inception report
  • Interim progress reports, as defined in the WBS
  • Final report

 

All reports must be presented in English and must be of a professional standard.

The contracting authority team will comment on all reports within two calendar days. In the absence of comments from the project team within the stipulated deadline, the report will be considered approved.

Within two calendar days of receiving comments, the contractor must submit a definitive report taking these comments fully into account, either by following them precisely or by explaining clearly why they have not been followed. Should the contracting authority still not consider the report acceptable, the contractor will be invited to amend the report until it is completed to the satisfaction of the contracting authority.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Applicants should be professional service companies with the following experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the area of curriculum and training material development based on modern education principles.
  • At least three projects in the field of curriculum and training material development in the past three years.
  • At least three experts with relevant experience in the field of curriculum and training material development based on modern educational principles.
  • Experience in providing services on the international market will be an advantage.  

 

Contract duration

The assignment is expected to begin by the end of February 2016, with a duration of up to 60 days.  

The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

How to apply

Applicants should submit an offer comprising:

Applications must be submitted by e-mail only to: wase_watersum@rec.org

The deadline for the receipt of offers is February 14, 2016, at 16:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

Pricing

The proposed price for this assignment must be fixed, must include VAT, and must be quoted in euros (EUR) according to the price quotation section in the template provided.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria and share values will be used to evaluate applications:

Total years of professional experience in the area of curriculum development based on modern education principles

30%

Financial offer

30%

References/projects in the relevant field

25%

Qualifications of proposed experts

15%

Proposals will be rejected at the evaluation stage if they fail to address important aspects of the terms of reference.


WaSe

Distance learning platform for local water security action planning

Deadline: Feb 12, 2016 - Closed


Background


Jordan and Tunisia are the focal countries for the WaSe component of the WATER SUM project. Following stakeholder consultations, eight self-governing territories were selected in Jordan and Tunisia for the development of local water security action plans (LWSAPs):

In Jordan:

  • Al-Karak Municipality
  • Jarrash Municipality
  • Al Salt Municipality
  • Ajloun Municipality

In Tunisia:

  • Nefza Delegation
  • Bir Mcherga Delegation
  • Matmata Delegation
  • Sidi Ali Ben Aoun Delegation

To support the process of introducing and drafting LWSAPs in these self-governing territories, a local water security action planning manual is currently being developed by the REC for use by practitioners. The manual will be structured in such a way as to enable replication in other local communities interested in developing an LWSAP.

The forthcoming manual will be used by LWSAP development teams and as part of a distance learning platform for the training of development teams.

Objective of the assignment

The REC is inviting applications from contractors to develop a distance learning platform/teaching management system platform for activities under the WaSe component of the WATER SUM project.

Tasks

  • Developing the platform in accordance with the REC's requirements.
  • Setting up the platform on the contractor’s cloud server.
  • Providing licences for use of the platform for 12 months.
  • Providing training on use of the platform to staff of the WaSe component of the WATER SUM project (project managers and associated experts).
  • Providing support/help desk services for the platform for 12 months from the start of the assignment.

 

Required elements of the platform

The distance learning platform/teaching management system platform should have the following features:

  • User management that will allow users to register/log in and find content targeted to them.
  • A content management system allowing content storage and distribution to predefined groups of people.
  • Document management that will allow users to handle documents.
  • Password protection to ensure the privacy of the data and user data.
  • Task management and scheduling, allowing the scheduling and distribution of content and the collection of results from assignments.
  • Management of assessment documents.
  • An internal messaging system for communication between teachers and students.
  • An event management and notification system.

Competencies, qualifications and expertise

Applications are invited from professional services companies with the following experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the area of software development.
  • At least 50 relevant engineers in the field of web and mobile (iOS and Android) development.
  • At least one project in the field of online collaboration.
  • At least one project in the field of digital content distribution through the network.
  • Experience in the creation, setting up and maintenance of distributed systems will be an advantage.

Contract duration

The assignment is expected to begin in February 2016, with a duration of 12 months. The successful applicant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will appoint a focal person(s) to whom the selected applicant will report directly.

How to apply

Applicants should submit an offer comprising:

 

Applications must be submitted by e-mail only to: wase_watersum@rec.org

The deadline for the receipt of offers is February 12, 2016, at 16:00 CET (UTC+1, Budapest time).

Pricing

The proposed price for this assignment must be fixed, must include VAT, and must be quoted in euros (EUR) according to the price quotation section in the template provided.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria and share values will be used to evaluate applications:

Relevant expertise in the area of software development, number of relevant staff

30%

Financial offer

45%

References/projects in the field of online collaboration

15%

References/projects in the field of digital content distribution through the network

10%

Proposals will be rejected at the evaluation stage if they fail to address important aspects of the terms of reference.




WaSe

Development of the publication Manual for Local Water Security Action Planning

Deadline: Oct 13, 2015 - Closed


Objective of the assignment

The Regional Environmental Center (REC), which is implementing the WATER SUM project, is inviting expressions of interest from consultants to write specific chapters of the forthcoming Manual for Local Water Security Action Planning. A draft outline of the manual can be found here. The text of the manual draws from and builds on previous REC experience in local planning.

Tasks

The contractor will provide input for the following chapters and subchapters:

1. Water security

1.1.    Setting the scene (4–5 pages)
1.1.1.  Defining scope and scale of the local water security (LWS) action planning process
1.1.2.  Overview of the LWS action planning process
1.1.3.  Organisation of the LWS action planning process (Who will do what?)

2.       Forming and facilitating the local planning team (up to 10 pages)
2.1.    Stakeholder analysis and identification

3.       Assessment of the current status of water security (up to 15 pages)
3.1.    Assessment of LWS objectives and targets
3.1.1.  Resources (availability, supply, demand)
3.1.2.
 Ecosystem health (quality, stress)
3.1.3.
 Infrastructure (demand, condition, treatment)
3.1.4.
 Human health (access, reliability, impact)
3.1.5.
 Capacities (financing, education, training)
3.2.    LWS assessment process
3.2.1.  Collecting information and data
3.2.2.
 Identifying key water issues (indicator based)
3.2.3.
 Identifying data availability and accessibility
3.2.4.
 Identifying prior water-related studies and obtaining access to information
3.2.5.
 Identifying existing indicators
3.2.6.
 Risk assessment and backcasting: Status in relation to water security goals


4.       Problem analysis based on problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA) methodology  (up to 10 pages)
5.       Action planning (2–4 pages)
6.       Implementation mechanisms (2–5 pages)
7.       Monitoring and evaluation (2–5 pages)

Requirements

Contract duration

The assignment is expected to begin on October 15, 2015. The consultant will be directly accountable to the REC. The contract will be managed through the REC, which will in this regard appoint a focal person or persons to whom the consultant will report directly.

How to apply

Interested individuals or companies should send an offer to: LocalExperts@rec.org. The offer should include:

Please state clearly in a cover letter which chapter(s) and/or subchapter(s) you are interested in writing.

The closing date for receiving offers is October 13, 2015, 16:00 CET (UTC+1 Budapest time)

Pricing

The proposed price for this exercise must be fixed, must include VAT, and should be quoted in euros (EUR) according to the price quotation section in the template provided.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria and share values will be used to evaluate applications:

Relevant education and expertise

35%

Financial offer

30%

Previously published work

20%

Relevant experience in the MENA region

10%

Written command of the English language

5%

   

Proposals will be rejected at the evaluation stage if they fail to address important aspects of the Terms of Reference.


WATER SUM

Conference and event organiser in Tunisia

Deadline: Nov 4, 2015 - Closed


Background

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is launching an invitation to tender for the role of conference and event organiser for WATER SUM in Tunisia through a framework agreement.

Nature of the contract

The selected candidate will be invited to sign a framework agreement with the REC. Signing the agreement imposes no obligation of purchase. The only thing binding on the REC is the implementation of the framework agreement through order forms or specific contracts.

The general terms of the framework agreement can be found here, while the specific terms will be negotiated separately.

Contract duration

The framework agreement resulting from this call will enter into force on the date on which the last contracting party has signed. The provisional duration period for the framework contract is from November 2015 to March 2017. The contract may be terminated at an earlier date if the contractor’s performance is deemed unsatisfactory.

Estimated task volume

The number, volume and duration of specific requests and tasks may vary throughout the project implementation period. The expected total number of events is around 10, but this is only an estimate and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the contracting authority regarding the actual volume of services. The estimated number of specific requests will be communicated to the contractor in due course.

The global value of the framework contract is estimated to be no more than EUR 100,000.

Key tasks

Depending on the event's purpose, size, duration and location, one or more of the following services will be requested:

  • Venue booking and management
  • Organisation of flights for participants
  • Organisation of local travel arrangements for participants
  • Booking of accommodation for participants during low season
  • Booking of accommodation for participants during high season
  • Catering
  • Interpretation services and translation
  • Provision of technical equipment and assistance
  • Provision of conference packages for participants

Eligibility requirements

  • The contractor must be a member of the IATA and/or JASTA and/or the International Congress and Convention Association in order to prove their ability to organise these events. The company must have at least seven years of experience in the field of event organisation.
  • The contractor must have an annual turnover of more than EUR 500,000. As proof, the candidate should enclose relevant financial reports.
  • The contractor must have at least 10 employees in order to guarantee the smooth implementation of this contract. As proof, the candidate should enclose endorsed and signed copies of relevant forms or other relevant documents that clearly indicate the presence of at least 10 employees.
  • The contractor must be a member of relevant national bodies and must also have a valid tourist licence issued by the relevant state authority.
  • The contractor must have strong prior involvement in the organisation of meetings and conferences in the MENA region. As proof, the candidate should provide a reference list of significant meetings organised in the past three years.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to submit an offer that includes the following:

  • A copy of the resolution, law, decree or decision establishing the entity in question; or, failing that, any other official document attesting to the establishment of the entity by relevant national authorities.
  • A copy of relevant certificates proving membership of IATA and/or JASTA bodies.
  • Relevant references regarding event organisation over the past three years (2012, 2013 and 2014).
  • A qualified subcontractor identification data sheet (Annex I), signed and stamped. The template is available here.
  • Proof of economic and financial capacity:
    • Proof that annual compound turnover exceeds EUR 500,000.
    • Audit statements (if relevant company law requires these financial statements to be audited).
  • Proof of technical and professional capacity:
    • A statement that describes the current management structure and shows the average annual number of staff members employed over the past three years.
    • A description of the structure of the event team that specifies the names and tasks of the members of the contractor’s team that will be assigned to organise events. 
    • Detailed CVs of all key personnel who will be assigned to organise events.
  • Financial offer (Annex II). The template is available here.

The submission of a tender implies acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out in this invitation to tender, both in the tender specification and in the framework agreement.

Offers should be submitted by  email to: watersum@rec.org  with reference to Call No. 2015-012 in both the subject line and the e-mail body.

The closing date for receipt of offers is November 4, 2015, at 17:00 CET (UTC+1 Budapest time).

INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the bids:

  • Economic and financial capacity (25%)
  • Evidence of technical and professional capacity (45%)
  • Financial value (30%)

A proposal shall be rejected at the evaluation stage if it does not address important aspects of the terms of reference.


WaterPOrT

Call for expression of interest (Reference number: 2015/03)

Deadline: Oct 16, 2015 - Closed


Position: Country Water Assistants in Tunisia

for providing mid-term consultancy services in the implementation of a SIDA-financed REC project entitled “Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer (WATER POrT)” to be implemented from 2014 to 2017

Location of positions:

North Africa: Tunisia

Area of expertise: Water Management

The Water POrT project focuses on promoting and enhancing sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It offers a platform for building skills and transfer of knowledge on integrated water resources management, dialog and adaptation to climate change, by embracing water authorities at national level and a broad selection of stakeholder This will be achieved through the following results: (i) introduced methodological capacity building and reinforcement of skills of respective national authorities; (ii) promoted framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and (iii) strengthened abilities of practitioners to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Description of tasks:

  • Facilitate communication between WATER POrT project teal and various stakeholders, International and Regional organisations active in Tunisia, and relevant Projects and initiatives, securing a smooth progress of work;
  • Desk research and information processing;
  • Recognizance trips and interviews;
  • Translation of documents up to max 3 pages;
  • Reporting in English and Arabic/French;
  • Assistance in preparing project documents and organizing project events

Envisaged workload and duration of the assignment:

Estimated 100 workdays during 12 months time period

Education required:

Bachelor degree in water management, environmental sciences, international relations, or another relevant field.

Functional knowledge and abilities:

  • 0 - 5 years of professional experience in specified fields.
  •  Good interpersonal skills and analytical capabilities
  • Understanding of regional and national circumstances concerning water management issues is an asset
  • Interest in global and national water initiatives and development trends.
  •  Subject matter expertise in public participation, decision making and activities related to environmental and water issues is an asset

Skills required:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic/French language
  • Ability to work in and cooperate with a multi-ethnic international team
  • Ability to work in a flexible manner and to meet tight deadlines
  • Computer literacy.

Expressions of interest must contain a motivation letter and CV (format attached) in English, including contact details, information on educational background and experience, as well as a price offer per month.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the education, experience, price offer and availability of the expert.

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is October 16, 2015.

Expressions of interest must be submitted in electronic form to: wmt@rec.org. Please indicate the reference number in the subject line!


WATER SUM

Framework contract for translation services

Deadline: Oct 16, 2015 - Closed


Background

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) is launching a call in the framework of the Water SUM project for proposals to provide services under a framework contract for the translation and editing of materials from English to Arabic, and vice versa.

The texts will be of medium difficulty, containing technical vocabulary related to the following topics:

The REC is seeking the services of an individual or organisation with the required high-level capacity to undertake these translations in an efficient and swift manner.

Nature of the contract

The contract will take the form of a framework contract.

The framework contract will be implemented through the agreement and signing of specific task sheets that will define in detail each particular assignment.

The framework contract and the specific agreements will come into force on the day on which they are signed by the contracting authority.

The signing of the framework contract does not commit the contracting authority to place orders, nor does it give the contractor any exclusive rights to the services covered by the framework contract.

The contracting authority reserves the right to cease placing orders without the contractor having the right to any compensation. It may do so at any point in the duration of the framework contract.

Contract duration

The framework contract resulting from this call for proposals will enter into force on the date on which it is signed by the last contracting party. The provisional date for starting the framework contract is the end of September 2015.

The framework contract will have an initial duration of one year from the date on which it is signed, and may be renewed up to three times for an additional period of up to six months.

Its renewal will be subject to the approval of the contracting authority, before the period indicated in the model framework contract ends. Renewal does not imply any modification or deferment of existing obligations.

The overall duration of the framework contract shall not go beyond April 2017. The contract may be terminated early due to unsatisfactory performance on the part of the contractor.

Estimate of volume

The number, volume and duration of specific requests and tasks may vary from year to year.

The number of expected pages per year is around 600. This is only an indication, however, and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the contracting authority as to the actual future volume of services. The estimated number of specific requests per year will be communicated to the contractor in due course.

The global value of the framework contract is estimated to be no more than EUR 18,000.

Tasks

Requirements

How to apply

Participation in this call for tenders is open to both individuals and organisations (with or without subcontractors), and/or to groupings in any form.

Applicants are requested to submit an offer that includes:

to: watersum@rec.org, with a reference to the call in the subject line.

The closing date for receiving offers is October 16, 2015, 17:00 h. (UTC+1).

A decision will be made by the Evaluation Committee by October 23, 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for negotiation.

Evaluation criteria

The following criteria will be used for the evaluation of the bids:


WaterPOrT

Reopened - Call for expressions of interest (Reference number: 2015/01)

Deadline: Sep 16, 2015 - Closed


Position: Country water assistants

We are looking for additional candidates for the position of country water assistant to provide mid-term consultancy services for the project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM) under the project component “Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer (WATER POrT)”, implemented between 2014 and 2017 by the Regional Environmental Center with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Location of position

Morocco

Area of expertise: Water Management

The Water POrT project component focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change with the involvement of national water authorities and a broad selection of stakeholders. The expected results include the introduction of methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of skills among the respective national authorities; the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and the strengthening of practitioners’ abilities to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Description of tasks

The country water assistants will:

Envisaged workload and duration of the assignment

An estimated 100 workdays over a 12-month period

Education required

A bachelor’s degree in water management, environmental sciences, international relations or other relevant field.

Functional knowledge and abilities required

Skills required

Expressions of interest must contain a motivation letter and CV (format attached) in English, including contact details, information on educational background and experience, as well as a price offer per month.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the expert’s education, experience, price offer and availability.

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is September 16, 2015. Expressions of interest must be submitted in electronic form to: wmt@rec.org.
Please indicate the reference number in the subject line!


WATER SUM

Financial support for MENA Water World Café 2015 (Reference number: 2015/02)

Deadline: Jul 5, 2015 - Closed


Brief description

The MENA World Café will explore and discuss: how countries from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can contribute to meeting new water-related sustainable development goals (SDGs); how to foster dialogue and build trust among decision makers; how to cope with water scarcity; and how to encourage local communities to work together. Organised in the framework of the WATER SUM project, which is funded by the Government of Sweden, the event will address three topics in three rotating working groups: (Group 1) water and governance; (Group 2) water and climate change; and (Group 3) water and security.

Date: August 25, 2015 (from 14:00 to 15:30)
Location: World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden
Venue: City Conference Centre

Eligibility

The main target group comprises water professionals and representatives of municipalities, civil society and academia. Applicants must be nationals of and work and live in the WATER SUM project countries (Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia). As part of our commitment to gender equality, both women and men are encouraged to participate.

Financial support

Financial support for event participants includes:

Recipients are, however, responsible for all the other incidental costs, such as telephone use.

Application instructions

Financial support will be awarded based on written work based on the Application Form. All applicants should submit a brief (max. 400 words) written justification for financial support to wmt@rec.org by July 5, 2015. Please indicate the reference number in the subject line.

Important: Please visit the official MENA World Water Café website for detailed information on the topics to be discussed.

The WATER SUM project team will review applications and confirm awards of financial support, subject to the availability of places, by July 15, 2015.


WaterPOrT

Call for expressions of interest (Reference number: 2015/01)

Deadline: Jun 15, 2015 - Closed


Position: Country water assistants

Applications are invited for the position of country water assistant to provide mid-term consultancy services for the project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM) under the project component “Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer (WATER POrT)”, implemented between 2014 and 2017 by the Regional Environmental Center with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Location of positions

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia

Area of expertise: Water Management

The Water POrT project component focuses on promoting and enhancing the sustainable use of regional water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It offers a platform for building skills and transferring knowledge on integrated water resources management and adaptation to climate change with the involvement of national water authorities and a broad selection of stakeholders. The expected results include the introduction of methodological capacity building and the reinforcement of skills among the respective national authorities; the promotion of a framework for common understanding among water practitioners and stakeholders; and the strengthening of practitioners’ abilities to deal with the impacts of climate change on water resources.

Description of tasks

The country water assistants will:

Envisaged workload and duration of the assignment

An estimated 100 workdays over a 12-month period

Education required

A bachelor’s degree in water management, environmental sciences, international relations or other relevant field.

Functional knowledge and abilities required

Skills required

Expressions of interest must contain a motivation letter and CV (format attached) in English, including contact details, information on educational background and experience, as well as a price offer per month.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the expert’s education, experience, price offer and availability.

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is June 15, 2015. Expressions of interest must be submitted in electronic form to: wmt@rec.org.
Please indicate the reference number in the subject line!