Strengthening Governance Towards an Increased Mainstreaming of Environmental and Social Sustainability 

Strengthening Governance Towards an Increased Mainstreaming of Environmental and Social Sustainability

Strengthening Governance Towards an Increased Mainstreaming of Environmental and Social Sustainability

Selection # RG-T3671-P001

Selection Method: Simplified Competitive Process

Country: Regional Sector: VPS> CSD/CCS

Funding – TC #: RG-T3671/ ATN/OC-18331-RG

Project #: Multidimensional Country Diagnostic Assessments

TC name: Strengthening Governance Towards an Increased Mainstreaming of Environmental and Social Sustainability

Description of Services: To produce a set of multidimensional country diagnostic assessments for 15 countries to identify and assess environmental and social issues to be considered during the preparation of each country strategy process. The assessments will provide clear quantitative and qualitative information on key environmental and social challenges and opportunities, including in the transition to an inclusive and sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery. The analysis will constitute an important source of baseline information and contribute to focusing political dialogue and cooperation with the country on key opportunity areas to bolster an inclusive and sustainable development.

Link to TC document: EZSHARE-211867261-14

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is executing the above mentioned operation. For this operation, the IDB intends to contract consulting services described in this Request for Expressions of Interest. Expressions of interest must be delivered using the IDB Portal for Bank Executed Operations ( http://beoprocurement.iadb.org/home) by: [February 1st, 2021], 5:00 P.M. (Washington D.C. Time).

The consulting services (“the Services”) include produce a set of multidimensional country diagnostic assessments for 15 countries3 to identify and assess environmental and social issues to be considered during the preparation of each country strategy process. The assessments will provide clear quantitative and qualitative information on key environmental and social challenges and opportunities, including in the transition to an inclusive and sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery. The analysis will constitute an important source of baseline information and contribute to focusing political dialogue and cooperation with the country on key opportunity areas to bolster an inclusive and sustainable development. Activities will be undertaken over the course of 12 months. Different country strategies will be developed throughout the year, a schedule will be provided at launch meeting, but a significant quantity of work will take place in the first two quarters.

Eligible consulting firms will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policy for the Selection and Contracting of Consulting firms for Bank-executed Operational Work – GN-2765-1. All eligible consulting firms, as defined in the Policy may express an interest. If the Consulting Firm is presented in a Consortium, it will designate one of them as a representative, and the latter will be responsible for the communications, the registration in the portal and for submitting the corresponding documents.

The IDB now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services described above the draft summary of the intended Terms of Reference for the assignment. Interested consulting firms must provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the Services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Eligible consulting firms may associate in a form of a Joint Venture or a sub-consultancy agreement to enhance their qualifications. Such association or Joint Venture shall appoint one of the firms as the representative.

Interested eligible consulting firms may obtain further information during office hours, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, (Washington D.C. Time) by sending an email to: gregoryw@iadb.org

Inter-American Development Bank

Division: Climate Change Division CCS/CSD

Attn: Gregory Watson

1300 New York Ave, NW, Washington DC 20577, USA

Tel: +1 202 623-2667

E-mail: gregoryw@iadb.org

Web site: www.iadb.org

Deadline: 8 February 2021 (please note that this is the correct deadline date even if it is indicated elsewhere as being earlier)

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