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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Monitoring of Peatland Management and Protection Activity in Papua


WRI intends to award a $25,000 fixed price plus reimbursable type contract for monitoring activity of Peatland management and protection in Papua. The objective of this activity is to monitor the commitment and investigate the authorized stakeholders’ activities on peatland area. The result will show the field verification of stakeholder based on pre-analysis of indicative breaches with the visualization of evidence. WRI expects the work to commence starting from July 2020 to December 2020.

About the World Resources Institute

Founded in 1982, The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

About WRI Indonesia

WRI Indonesia is a national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI has worked with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia. Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country focusing on forests and land use governance and strengthening our impact on the ground. In the short-to medium-term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include climate, energy, as well as cities, transportation, and peatland restoration programs.

About the Pantau Gambut project

The Pantau Gambut initiative started in 2016 and stems from shared concerns about the fulfillment of government pledges or commitments related to the restoration of peatland ecosystems. Peatland in Indonesia is a unique ecosystem with high biodiversity and economic value. Peatland has various functions including hydrological functions or water storage and management, carbon storage function that relate with climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation function. However, peatland is a vulnerable to degradation, subsidence, and fire, particularly when peatland is being drained. Massive forest and peat fires in 2015 contribute to country and public loss of approximately IDR 221 trillion. The responsibility for conducting restoration activities is not the responsibility of government alone but should also involve civil society and the private sector. Pantau Gambut coalition has now grown into 23 members that consist of civil society organizations in 8 provinces with technical niches ranging from research, campaign and capacity building. Pantau Gambut main virtual platform: is the coalition’s main public-facing avenue to engage the public on all peat related missions and initiatives. This monitoring activity will combine technology and field information to verify the indication of breaches by stakeholders on peatland area. Findings will be focused on area that isn’t enacted with peatland restoration commitment.


The scope of work will be focusing on three aspects:

1. Monitoring method and strategy

  • Prepare and share investigation strategy and method

  • Prepare resources and capacity mapping for investigation

2. Spatial and preliminary analysis

  • Desktop study and preliminary analysis of:

    • Traceability of market chain and corporate loan/funder

    • Conflict with society

    • Sustainable issues

    • Regulation breaches of permit, peatland management and others related law

    • Law enforcement

    • Economic and financial analysis of breaches impact

  • Remote Sensing visual interpretation of:

    • land use and land cover change

    • burn-scars area

    • tree cover loss (deforestation)

    • drained peatland activity

    • Peat opening related to Acacia Plantation Production, oil palm plantation or other purpose within targeted area

3. Data Collection and Processing

  • Collect and process all secondary data from government and other reliable sources

  • Collect and process all medium resolution imagery for the targeted area

  • Collect reliable data based on field finding

  • Collect and process peatland breaches within targeted area


The organization is expected to provide the services from July 2020 to December 2020.


The budget for this service is capped at $25,000. All prices or quotes should include VAT and tax, as applicable.



  • Demonstrate experience, portfolio and previous past projects on issue pertaining peatland restoration, forestry and/or sustainable development are required

  • Capability to conduct spatial analyses and investigation activities, demonstrated by past work on analyzing on regulation breaches by stakeholder

  • Having social oriented portfolio and brand

  • The organization is a legal entity in Indonesia and can demonstrate a strong network locally and with current engagement/project with local communities

  • Highly experience in producing analysis on remote sensing and spatial analysis

  • Expertise in:

    • Data analysis

    • Remote Sensing Analysis

    • Spatial Analysis on Land Cover Changes

    • Spatial Analysis on Area Calculation of The Peat Forest and Production Forest Opening

    • Data Collection from Various Sources

    • Integration of Data from different sources

Proposal content

Prospective organizations shall submit:

  • A statement of interest describing the proposed team and how it meets the above requirements;

  • CVs of team members;

  • Examples of and references for similar previous work;

  • An outline of the proposed methodology and workplan;

  • An account of how the work and/or organization is sustainable;

  • A proposed budget with a breakdown of costs sufficient to assess reasonableness and compliance with our funder requirements;

  • Competitive payment schedule associating amounts with work milestones/termins proposed;

  • Copy of NPWP; Copy of SIUP number; Copy of Deed of Establishment.

Expression of Interest, Deadline for Questions, and Proposal

All expressions of interest and questions about this RFP must be received via email to the contact below by July 17th 2020 16:00 PM Jakarta. Answers to the questions will be shared will all parties who have asked questions or otherwise expressed interest.

WRI Contact Name : Almo Pradana

Title : Sr.Manager Energy & Climate

Email addresses : &

All proposals must be sent by July 17th 2020 16:00 PM Jakarta in electronic format to the same contact listed above.


Evaluation Criteria

The following elements will be the primary considerations in evaluating all proposals submitted in response to this RFP:

  • Quality of the proposal;

  • The extent to which the organization’s proposal fulfills WRI’s stated requirements as set out in the RFP;

  • Portfolio of past projects;

  • Sustainability – WRI values sustainability and all other factors being equal, will favor a proposal to more sustainably perform the work;

  • Overall value for money.

The bidder offering the best overall value will be selected. For this procurement, price and non-price aspects are considered to be of approximately equal importance. WRI welcomes a consortium consist of more than 1 organization to apply under one single proposal submission.

Selection Process

No proposal development costs shall be charged to WRI / all expenses are to be borne by the bidders. WRI may award to the bidder offering best value without discussions. However, WRI reserves the right to seek bidder clarifications and to negotiate with those bidders deemed to be within a competitive range. WRI may, at its discretion and without explanation to the prospective organizations choose to discontinue this RFP without obligation to such prospective organization or make multiple awards under this RFP. As part of the selection process, selected bidders could be invited to present their proposal to WRI procurement team

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