Closed: REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Consultant for an Independent Verification of the Disbursement Linked Indicators for the PROP Project in Tuvalu

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting and non-consulting services.

This non-consulting services (“the Services”) include reviewing the text of the Palau Arrangement and reports of meetings of the parties to understand how the VDS works and the Party Allowable Effort is set each year; familiarize with FIMs and TUFMAN systems; conduct the verification of DLI reports for 2020 and 2021 and produce an Assurance Report for each verification task.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded here at http://www.tuvalufisheries.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/ToR-for-Tuvalu-DLI-Verification-final-WB-AdvertisingF.pdf

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (attach curriculum vitae with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, official copies of certificates and transcripts etc.). Firms’ staff may express interest through the employing firm for the assignment and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be considered in the selection process. The criteria for selecting the Consultant are:

· Qualifications and Experience

· Relevant or related experiences

· Skills and Abilities

The attention of interested Consultants (including firms) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition)

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V of the Consultant Guidelines. Firms expressing interest and proposing the name of an individual for the assignment should take note of paragraph 5.5 of the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the PROP Office, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries & Trade, Alapi, Funafuti TUVALU OR you can email to proptuv@gmail.com / proptuv@tuvalufisheries.tv during office hours from 0900 to 1600 hours.

All expressions of interest must be addressed to: Director of Fisheries at the above address and be delivered by e-mail to the above email address no later than March 5, 2021.

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