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Request for Proposals: Raising Awareness of Peatland Management and Protection Activity in Aceh

SUMMARY OF PROCUREMENT

WRI intends to award a $25,000 fixed price plus reimbursable type contract for raising awareness of peatland management and protection in Aceh. The objective of this activity is to increase capacity and raise awareness of community to peatland management and protection in Aceh province. The result will show the capacity development and knowledge improvement of community and related stakeholders on the status quo of peatland management and protection in Aceh. WRI expects the work to commence starting from May 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: www.pantaugambut.id is the coalition’s main public-facing avenue to engage the public on all peat related missions and initiatives. This awareness-raising activity will combine technology and field information for increasing better understanding of sustainable peatland management. Activities will be focused on community development, biophysics identification, stakeholder engagement and key issues identification related to peatland management in Aceh.

SCOPE OF WORK

The scope of work will be focusing on:

  1. Awareness method and strategy

    • Prepare and share community awareness strategy
    • Prepare resources and capacity mapping for community development
    • Prepare powerful and measurable deliverables
  2. Community and stakeholder engagement

    • Identify the community and stakeholder
    • Effective and efficient communications strategy
    • Community and related stakeholder encouragement strategy
  3. Preliminary analysis and spatial land mapping

    • Remote Sensing visual interpretation of distribution of Peatland in Aceh Province
    • Identification of Peatland use and utilization
    • Land use evaluation
  4. Data Collection and Processing

    • Collect and analyze all quantitative and qualitative data for the targeted area
    • Collect reliable data based on field finding
    • Prepare recommendation to targeted actor based on field finding

TIMING

The organization is expected to provide the services from May 2020 to December 2020. The anticipated kickoff date of the project is on Tuesday 5th May 2020.

BUDGET

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

GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Requirements

  • Demonstrate experience, portfolio and previous past projects on issue pertaining peatland restoration, community development, forestry and/or sustainable development are required
  • Capability to conduct spatial analyses and field activities, demonstrated by past work on community-based approach and stakeholder engagement
  • 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
  • Strong research experience and writing skill
  • Highly experience in producing research product with reliable data
  • Expertise in:
    • Remote Sensing Analysis
    • Peatland mapping
    • 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 April 1st 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: Procurement-Indonesia@wri.org & almo.pradana@wri.org

All proposals must be sent by April 1st 2020 16:00 PM Jakarta in electronic format to the same contact listed above.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION

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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