Closed: Request for Expressions of Interest: Consultancy to establish size limits for key species of coastal finfish in Funafuti Lagoon

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The Tuvalu Government has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP), and the project intends to apply part of the proceeds for the following consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the following objectives:

  • Identify 20 or so ‘key species for Funafuti that important for food security ad seem to ne at risk of excessive harvesting before reaching sexual maturity;
  • Design a practical and cost effective sampling programme, building on existing creel surveys that will provide robust estimates of the size at maturity of these species taking into account seasonality;
  • Initiate sampling programme and provide training for TFD staff in assessing gonad development in a range of species as well as compiling and analyzing the results to produce sound based recommendations for size limits;
  • The propose level of input for this assignment is around 35 days and to start as soon as travel restriction eases or lifted.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment can be downloaded here: ToR for Tuvalu reef fish size limits study

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department now invites eligible consulting firms (“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.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s http://www.worldbank.org/html/opr/consult/contents.html (January 2011 edition), and (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. The best qualified firm to carry out the services will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultant’s Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines, and based on the following criteria  Firm’s core business and years in business, Relevant experience in the area of this assignment, Technical and managerial capability of the firm, Mandatory requirements highlighted in the TOR.

For further information you can email: proptuv@gmail.com/ OR proptuv@tuvalufisheries.tv  during office hours: 0800 to 1700.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by e-mailed to the above email address before the close of business on April 23, 2020.

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