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Procurement Notice - Pilot Project on Climate Change Adaptation

end:  17.02.2011.start:  24.01.2011.
Ref.No.: 3-10-20/2-2
PROJECT TITLE:
PILOT PROJECT ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION:
BUILDING THE LINK BETWEEN FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT IN THE SAVA RIVER BASIN

1. BACKGROUND

The Protocol on Flood Protection to the to the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (hereinafter: the Protocol), signed by the Parties to the FASRB on June 1, 2010, and currently in the process of ratification, presents the aims of the four Parties in the field of flood risk management.
By this Protocol, the riparian countries agree on cooperation, inter alia, in:
Preparing the Program for Development of the Flood Risk Management Plan in the Sava River Basin (hereinafter: Program),
• Undertaking of the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment,
• Preparing the Flood Hazard and Flood Risk Maps,
• Developing the Flood Risk Management Plan in the Sava River Basin (hereinafter: Sava FRMP).
Thus, the main goal of the Parties, stipulated by the Protocol, is the development of the Sava FRMP, under coordination of the International Sava River Basin Commission (hereinafter: ISRBC). The climate change issue is recognized and emphasized in the preamble of the Protocol.
Following the adoption of the Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change at the Fifth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) (Geneva, 10-12 November 2009), Parties to the Water Convention decided to foster implementation of the Guidance through a programme of pilot projects and a platform for exchanging experience with adaptation to climate change in transboundary context.
The Sava River Basin has been selected as one of the 3 regions where the pilot projects will be implemented.
The ISRBC and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (hereinafter: UNECE), on August 4, 2010, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (hereinafter: MoU) for the grant No: ECE/GC/ 2010/023. The Grant shall be received and utilized by ISRBC to pay all the costs of the Project: “Pilot Project on Climate Change Adaptation: Building the Link between Flood Risk Management Planning and Climate Change Assessment in the Sava River Basin”.

2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

The whole project covered by the above mentioned grant is comprised of 8 components, as follows:
A1 Preparation of an overview of already completed or ongoing activities and their findings regarding flood risk management planning in the Sava River Basin;
A2 Identification and assessment of existing legislation, strategies and plans related to FRM planning and climate change adaptation (transboundary and national);
A3 Compilation of various existing climate change scenarios for the region, their expected impacts on water cycle and more specifically on frequency and magnitude of extreme flood events;
A4 Initial flood vulnerability assessment in the Sava River Basin and identification of the most vulnerable areas;
A5 Assessment whether additional modelling of climate change impact on flood vulnerability is needed, preliminary identification and description of possible adaptation measures, selection of a package of prevention, preparedness, resilience, response and recovery measures;
A6 Preparation of a detailed Program for Development of the Sava FRMP;
A7 Assessment of data and information needs for preparation of joint Sava FRMP; identification of data sources on national and international level, finding data gaps and defining strategy how to obtain missing data;
A8 Exchange of experience on the implementation of the project with other projects in the programme of pilot projects under the Water Convention and dissemination of results.

3. REQUESTED SERVICES BY THIS ASSIGNMENT

The Secretariat of the ISRBC (hereafter: Secretariat) acting as the Contracting authority for and on behalf of the ISRBC intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services for components A1, A2, A4, A6 and A7. The Service Provider shall also take part in the component A8.
Detailed information on requested services and outputs of this assignment is given in the tender documentation.

4. PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE

The procurement will be conducted through the Open procedure as specified in the Rules of Procurement Procedures of the ISRBC (text can be found at: http://www.savacommission.org/basic_docs ) and according to the selection criteria specified in the tender documents.
Bidding procedure is open to any interested supplier who decides to respond to this procurement notice.
A complete set of tender documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders free of charge upon submission of a written application to the address below:
International Sava River Basin Commission
Attn.: Ms. Janja Zlatić-Jugović
Vladimira Nazora 61, 10000 Zagreb
Fax: + 385 1 4886 986
E-mail: jzlatic@savacommission.org
The documents will be sent by e-mail to the address indicated in the written application. Any further inquiries may be also addressed to the above contact person.
5. TIME LIMITS
Properly equipped bids must be delivered to the ISRBC by 12:00 on February 17, 2011. They will be opened immediately thereafter, in a way prescribed in the tender documents, in the presence of bidders who choose to attend. Late bids will be rejected.

6. BID SECURITY

No bid security is required.

7. SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be ranked according to their combined technical (St) and financial (Sf) scores using following technical criteria:
(i) Specific experience of the Service Provider relevant to the assignment;
(ii) Adequacy of the proposed methodology and work plan in responding to the Terms of Reference;
(iii) Key professional staff qualifications and competence for the assignment.

Details can be found in the tender documents.
Expected commencement date is February 28, 2011.

8. EXPECTED DURATION OF SERVICES

Expected duration of services is March 2011-October 2012.

9. BUDGET

Maximum budget for this services is 70 250 US$.