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Consultancy to carry out a Feasibility Study for a REDD+ Project at Tsitongambarika, Madagascar

Application deadline
Friday 14 January 2022

Proponent: BirdLife International

BirdLife International (“BirdLife”), in collaboration with Asity Madagascar (“Asity”), invites services of a specialist firm to carry out a feasibility assessment to support the development of a new REDD+ project in Tsitongambarika, southeast Madagascar. Proposals, comprising both a Technical and a Financial Proposal, should be submitted in accordance with Section 1 of this RfP. The detailed Terms of Reference are in Section 2.

BirdLife Contact:

Andrew Kirkby

Head of Forests Programme

BirdLife International, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, UK

[email protected]

Process and conditions:

The RfP is being issued to a small number of firms by direct invite. Other firms not in receipt of this RfP directly from BirdLife may request to submit a proposal by contacting BirdLife directly (see contact above).

By participating in this RfP, Proposers accept the conditions set out in this RfP, and that any Proposer must abide by the anti-bribery, anti-corruption and ethical standards of BirdLife.

BirdLife is not bound in any way to enter into any contractual or other arrangement with any Proposer as a result of issuing this RfP. BirdLife reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time prior to contract award.

Proposals submitted in response to this RfP are to remain valid for a period of 90 calendar days from the RfP closing date.

The evaluation of Proposals shall be carried out exclusively with regards to the evaluation criteria and their relative weights specified below.

Proposers are to direct any queries and questions regarding the RfP to the above BirdLife Contact. No other BirdLife or Asity personnel are to be contacted in relation to this RfP.

Technical proposal format

Technical proposals may be structured to best convey the information, but at a minimum must include:

  • A detailed description of the Proposer firm, including organizational structure, relevant history and qualifications to undertake the project
  • Examples of similar previous work undertaken within the last 5 years
  • Methodology, describing how the Proposer intends to undertake the project delivery
  • Work plan for the activities and tasks identified in the Methodology, including

description of phases, interim products, milestones, or proposed feedback sessions with BirdLife and other stakeholders

  • Description of the project team, including roles, particular expertise, and CVs

References, including contact details of at least three previous clients or collaborators in similar work

Financial proposal format

The Financial proposal should be submitted in pounds sterling (GBP) currency.

Information on salaries may include project team member name, position and rate.

Travel should include number of flights, per-diem, local transportation, miscellaneous expenses, etc. Other expenses must include description, quantity, unit price, and total.

For activities for which BirdLife or Asity staff participation is proposed, do not include staff time as a cost. However, do note if other relevant costs required for said participation, such as travel, are included or excluded from the budget.


Proposers must submit their Proposal by email to the BirdLife Contact no later than midnight GMT on 13 of January 2021. BirdLife will not consider any proposal received after this RfP deadline, or any Proposal that is incomplete.

BirdLife International reserves the right to start the selection process of applications after the first two weeks of opening up the call and may choose an applicant if they score high on all criteria and so applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their proposals as soon as possible.

Documents are to be submitted in PDF only. If multiple files are attached, they must be clearly organized and labelled. Proposals may be withdrawn or changed at any time prior to the RfP deadline by written notice to the BirdLife contact. No changes or withdrawals will be accepted after the RfP deadline.

Evaluation criteria

The selection criteria will consist of a technical and financial component. Weighting will be as follows:

  • Technical Weighting Factor 80%
  • Financial Weighting Factor 20%

The technical component involves an evaluation of the following criteria based upon the information provided in the proposal:

  • Clarity and logic of the project methodology and work plan 30%
  • Experience in REDD+ project design in similar contexts 30%
  • Evidence of consideration of governance, environmental, climate and social risks associated with the project 20%
  • Experience in Madagascar 20%

Terms of Reference.