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The Government of Rwanda has received a grant from the Kingdom of Belgium for the implementation of Support Program to the Development of the Forestry Sector and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultancy services. The services include the execution of forest inventories and revision of forest management plan for 6 districts, and training modules development for forest management plan and forest inventory. I.

Background

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country in Central Eastern Africa of 26,338 km². The population of Rwanda was estimated at 10.537.522 million people in 2012 according to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). The land use of Rwanda is very intensive, due to the high population density and suitability of the soils for farming, in spite of its rolling landscapes. Steeper slopes are the only significant land portions where forest plantations can be established with limited competition with farming and actually supporting farming by preventing soil erosion. The development of the forestry sector in Rwanda has to take into account a number of general constraints which are land scarcity, limited soil fertility, steep relief and small size of the forest management units. II.

Requested Services

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Development of management tools at District level (for 6 districts) and for specific forest block

The services include: o

Execution of forest inventories at District level

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Establishments of the new regional/district volume tables for the main tree species

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Establishment of a system for monitoring District forests and measuring tree growth

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Revision of the 6 District Forest Management Plans

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Elaboration of Simplified Forest Management Plan for 6 “forest management units�

2. Elaboration and provision of training modules in collaboration with The Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of Rwanda (ISAE) on forest inventories and forest management plans The services include: -

Developing training modules on general and simplified forest management plans

Developing training module on forest inventory techniques including the inventory of agroforestry areas Developing a training module on the management of inventory data (forest cartography and databases)


The indicative starting date of the assignment is September 2013 with a period of execution (including closure period, payments, audit and evaluation) of maximum 1 year and 8 months. The Rwanda Natural Resource Authority now invites eligible consultants (private national and international consultancy firms, consortia constituted by consultancy firms with possibility of additional collaboration with University/Training Institution if desired) which are well-established and experienced in the relevant topics) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Law No 12/2007 of 27/03/2007 on Public Procurement and Ministerial Order establishing regulations on public procurement and standard bidding documents (No 001/09/10 Min of 15 Jan 2008). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 16/07/2013 at 10h00 a.m local time. Electronic submissions are not acceptable. The opening session will be the same day, at 10h 30 a.m in RNRA conference room. The Corporate Service Division Manager Rwanda Natural Resource Authority Attention: PAREF.Be2 Project Procurement Officer KIGALI – REMERA (2nd floor of the yellow building next to “chez Lando”) Telephone: +250 788890862 Electronic mail address : procurement.parefbe2@yahoo.fr with copy to :alphomut@hotmail.com or jacques.peeters@btcctb.org Done at Kigali on June 18th ,2013 RUTAGENGWA Faustin Corporate Services Division Manager - See more at: http://www.dgmarket.com/tenders/np-notice.do~9550616#sthash.qqmjaoSn.dpuf


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