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Call for tenders: Researchers for Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) calls for tenders for senior research consultancy services for the production of Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2019. The scope of the services sought are 3-5 full-time consultancies for 2-18 weeks each, in the first half of 2019.

Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor is a new research programme established and managed by NPA. It is a de facto monitoring regime for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The programme monitors universalization and implementation of the TPNW and progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons, and provides knowledge which is essential for an informed public debate on nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor report for 2018 is available on www.banmonitor.org .

For the production of Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2019, NPA is seeking experts on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues as well as experts in international humanitarian and disarmament law, to each contribute to one or more of the following areas of work:

  • Data collection and analysis on universalization and implementation of the TPNW
  • Data collection and analysis of key challenges in the progress towards a world free of nuclear weapons
  • Data collection and analysis on development, production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons
  • Data collection and analysis on harm from nuclear weapons
  • Data collection and analysis on representation issues within the TPNW and other nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation forums
  • Writing of state profiles
  • Database management
  • Visualization of data
  • Population of website under development

A timeline for 2019 will be developed and agreed between the consultant and NPA as part of the contract.

Address, deadline and period of validity

Questions regarding the tender shall be directed to:

Grethe Lauglo Østern, NPA’s Managing Editor of Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

Email: gretheo@npaid.org

Mobile: + 33 649 24 82 61 

The bid shall be sent via email to the email address provided below, along with an indication of the area(s) of work you wish to contribute to and which weeks you would be available for during the first half of 2019. The bid must contain a price structure and any special conditions under which the consultancy will be performed.

Email address:

tender@npaid.org

with the following text in the subject line: «Ban Monitor Consultant 2019»

Deadline: February 5th 2019

Bids arriving after the deadline may be rejected. The bid shall be valid for 30 days after the tender deadline. Costs related to the development of the bid will not be refunded.

Criteria for Selection

A successful consultant will need to document a solid understanding of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues and/or international humanitarian and disarmament law, as well as the humanitarian and political parameters underpinning the TPNW, in addition to demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality analysis within agreed timelines.

NPA will score the bids with the following criteria:

Technical and/or legal expertise:     25%

Experience:                                        25%

Ability to deliver within timeline:      25%

Price:                                                  25%       

NPA will select the bidders that overall present the most relevant bids for NPA, and maintain the right to use or cancel received bids according to circumstances.

Selection process

Bids will be opened only after the February 5th deadline. The bids will be opened and reviewed by a select committee of NPA employees, including as a minimum, one employee from a department separate from the Humanitarian Disarmament department. The bids will be confidential and NPA will keep all information from bidders confidential.

NPA retains the right to contact bidders first for follow-up and clarification after the bids have been opened. NPA retains the right to reject some or all of the bids received.

Other information

The bidder is responsible for the necessary registration related to payment.

Payment will be done on the basis of invoices from the consultant according to the contracts entered into and timelines agreed.

The consultant is responsible for his/her own taxes, insurances, pensions and health care and all other work-related expenses.

Any field research trips will be covered by NPA.

22.01.2019