The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), implementing New Zealand funded Tuvalu Fisheries Support Programme Phase 2 (TFSP), is seeking quotations from suitably qualified and experienced consultants to advise on the acquisition of new technology to strengthen fisheries surveillance. Details are provided in the attached Terms of Reference TOR at http://www.tuvalufisheries.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Terms-of-Reference-for-Technical-Assistance.pdf
Timing and delivery
It is expected that inputs of around 20 working days will be required, in two stages: (i) initial assessment of requirements, recommendations, and draft tender documents; and (ii) assistance with technical and financial evaluation of the tenders. The consultancy will start as soon as possible after this selection process, and consultants should confirm their availability. All work will be carried out remotely, working from home, but there will be regular Zoom meetings with relevant staff of the TFD and the Fisheries Adviser.
Requirements (qualifications and experience)
Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria by the senior management committee of the TFD:
- Relevant qualifications and experience for providing advice and recommendations on a wide range of monitoring, control, and surveillance technologies;
- Experience of developing, and implementing where appropriate, regional and/or national fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance systems, especially to meet the needs and capacity limitations of small island developing states (preferably in the Pacific Islands);
- Experience of preparing technical specifications for monitoring, control, and surveillance systems and evaluating bids, resulting in successful procurement;
- Value for money.
Submission of proposals
Interested consultants should submit the following information in support of their proposal:
a) Confirmation of the dates on which they will be available;
b) A brief proposal addressing the requirements listed above and an outline of the methodology they will use to approach the assignment;
c) A brief curriculum vitae of the consultant or consultants;
d) A cost estimate providing fees (daily rate and total) and any incidental costs. A lump-sum contract in Australian Dollars, with payment based on deliverables, is preferred.
Proposals should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should reach him by 5.00 p.m. local time (in Tuvalu) on Friday 12th February 2021. Any questions on the proposed consultancy can be sent to the same email address and will be answered within 3 working days.
This request for proposals should not be construed as an offer to any consultant contacted. TFD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to negotiate with any bidder if the original proposal is not acceptable.