02.07.2003 -

Call for Expressions of Interest ASEMP

related to UNESCO - Regional Bureau for Science in Europe - Adriatic Sea Environmental Master Plan (ASEMP) - Internet Planning Tool - Module Croatia (IT-Venezia) 2003/S 118-105347. Deadline : 1 August 2003

The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Europe based in Venice, Italy, plans to undertake the Adriatic Sea Environmental Master Plan (ASEMP) - Module Croatia as a priority project identified by the Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning (MoEPP) to be implemented under the aegis of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the context of the activities of Working Table II of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (SP). Funding for the activity will be provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Italy via the Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (DGCS). The aim of the ASEMP is to develop a Master Planning Tool, available over the Internet, using Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Decision Support Systems (DSS), which will assist in identifying and prioritizing investments promoting sustainable management of the Croatian coastal zone. Specific objectives of the ASEMP Tool are to support environmental master planning in the coastal zone of Croatia, provide a central system for storing, updating and integrating planning data, and serve as a tool for the identification of pilot environmental improvement projects for various user categories. The ASEMP Tool will be in Croatian and English. UNESCO wishes to recruit a Consultant or firm to develop the ASEMP Tool for the Croatian coastal zone. The consultant's objectives will include the development of a methodology for using various forms of planning data for coastal zone management and delivering this in the form of computer (IT) infrastructure, software, manuals and data. Existing IT infrastructure at various locations within the MoEPP is expected to be available. The consultant shall prepare a project feasibility report justifying the proposed methodology and deliver the ASEMP Tool to the satisfaction of MoEPP. The overall duration of the assignment shall be 52 weeks during which time an inception report, interim report, draft final report and final report shall be produced. The expected overall budget to complete the tasks is 400 000 USD. The consultant will have specific experience in the technical and managerial aspects of IT based environmental management systems, ideally in the Balkans region. The consultant will have demonstrable ability in undertaking coastal zone management studies; environmental master planning; GIS and development of Internet based information systems. Croatian language competencies would be a distinct advantage. Cooperation with local experts and partnership organizations is specifically encouraged. UNESCO intends to draw up a short list of 3 to 5 service providers who will be invited to tender. In the case of group bidders, this should be in the legal form of joint and several liability. The short-list will be drawn up based on an assessment of: - demonstrated technical capability in the key tasks required under the contract; - proposed personnel and resource availability; - past performance on International projects of a similar nature, - references from other clients (minimum of 3), - evidence of effective management of experts and sub-consultants, - quality management systems. Expressions of interest (5 copies) in the English language consisting of a capability statement of no more than 5 pages, abridged CVs key staff, summary company financial data, and supporting references are required. Prices are not needed at the expression of interest stage; however, when required, all prices must be in Euro, and all payments under the contract will be made in Euro. Contract award criteria will be indicated in the invitation to tender. The contract will be governed by Italian law. UNESCO reserves the right to annul the contract process and not to award a contract. Expression of interest should be submitted in electronic (Adobe Acrobat pdf) and printed format and received by 1 August 2003 and addressed to: UNESCO - ROSTE Palazzo Zorzi, Castello 4930 I-30122 Venice - Italy Tel.: +39 041 2601512 Fax: +39 041 5289995 E-mail: p.pypaert@unesco.org




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