Belize to implement ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures

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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017. 11:43 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Marine Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation Project (MCCAP) in the coastal areas of Belize is being implemented by the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development (MFFSD) with fiduciary management assistance from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) as the National Implementing Entity (NIE) and the World Bank as Multilateral Implementing Entity (MIE).

The objective of MCCAP is to implement a priority ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef System and its productive marine resources.

Specifically, the project will support, (i) improvement of the reef’s protection regime including an expansion and enforcement of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Replenishment (no-take) Zones in strategically selected locations to strengthen climate resilience, (ii) promotion of sustainable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef, and (iii) building local capacity and raising awareness regarding the overall health of the reef ecosystem and the climate resilience of coral reefs.

The project has four components:
· Component 1: Improving the protection regime of marine and coastal ecosystems;
· Component 2: Promotion of viable alternative livelihoods for affected users of the reef;
· Component 3: Raising awareness and building local capacity;
· Component 4: Project Management

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s “Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers”, dated January 2011 and revised in July 2014; and “Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers”, dated January 2011 and revised in July 2014.

Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank’s international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and for large-value contracts for consultancy services will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business, the PACT website www.pactbelize.org, Government of Belize website www.belize.gov.bz as well as local and regional newspapers.

The MCCAP Project Implementing Agency Group (PIAG) is seeking to identify suppliers for:
· Marker buoys
· Installation of marker buoys
· Field gears, uniforms, boots
· Develop infomercials
· Water quality monitoring equipment
· Lab glasswares, lab consumables, calibration solutions, reagents
· Engines spare parts & accessories

MCCAP PIAG invites suppliers in the abovementioned areas to register with the PIAG. For more information or clarification please contact the Project Coordinator at pc.mccap@fisheries.gov.bz or
223-0723.

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