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 2020. The scope of the services sought are 3-7 consultancies for up to 400 hours each, depending on the combination of the qualifications and availability of the chosen bidders.
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 2019 is available on www.banmonitor.org .
For the production of Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor 2020, 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:
A timeline for 2020 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
Mobile: + 47 900 78 208
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 2020. The bid must contain a price structure and any special conditions under which the consultancy will be performed.
with the following text in the subject line: «Ban Monitor Consultancy 2020»
Deadline: February 26th 2020
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%
Ability to deliver within timeline: 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.
Bids will be opened only after the February 26th 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.
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.