Consultancy services on the “Mine Action Review” project in 2021-2023
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is a Norwegian humanitarian and development non-governmental organization (NGO), with global operations. NPA started humanitarian mine action operations in Cambodia in 1992, an activity that has developed into a consolidated Humanitarian Mine Action and Disarmament program (NPA MAD). Currently NPA MAD has field operations in more than 20 countries and other areas, undertaking survey and clearance of landmines, cluster munitions remnants, and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). NPA implements its own programmes, with international and local staff, often in cooperation with national authorities, United Nations (UN) agencies and other international Mine Action NGOs. In addition to the field programmes, NPA MAD works to maintain and develop the international normative and legal framework protecting civilians from effects of armed conflicts, as well as developing new programme and policy responses addressing the humanitarian harm caused by explosive weapons. The overall aim of the NPA’s programme is to protect civilians from explosive weapons.
About Mine Action Review
“Mine Action Review” is an independent research project supported and published by NPA. Through its annual publications, Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants and Clearing the Mines, and associated monitoring of the Treaty Action Plans, Mine Action Review monitors and analyses progress in survey and clearance of cluster munition remnants and anti-personnel mines globally, including implementation of the clearance obligations in the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
NPA calls for tenders for consultancy services for a three-year period for the Mine Action Review project for the following three consultancy roles:
Editor for the Mine Action Review Project (2021 to 2023)
Researcher and Project Support for the Mine Action Review Project (2021 to 2023)
Researcher for the Mine Action Review Project (2021 to 2023)
Timelines will be developed and agreed upon between consultant and NPA as part of the consultancy contract.
Additional instructions and requirements for submitting a tender/bid for one of the three consultancy positions detailed above
Scope of Services:
Please see the hyperlink above for the Scope of Services for each of the three consultancy positions
The bid shall be received by Norwegian People’s Aid no later than 15 January 2021. The bid shall be presented either as a printed document with relevant documents attached or sent via email to the email address provided below, with all relevant documents in standard PDF format.
Bids arriving after the deadline may be rejected. The bid shall be valid for 60 days after the tender deadline. Costs related to the development of the bid will not be refunded.
Norwegian People’s Aid
Attention of Siv Mjaaland
Postbox 8844 Youngstorget
N-0028 Oslo NORWAY
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following text in the subject line: «Mine Action Review Consultancy 2021-2023»
Criteria for Selection
A successful consultant will need to present and document a solid understanding of the humanitarian and political parameters underpinning global humanitarian mine action and demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality research and analysis within the mine action sector within agreed timelines.
NPA will score the bids with the following criteria (not prioritised):
- Knowledge of Mine Action Sector: 30%
- Experience: 30%
- Ability to deliver within timeline: 20%
- Price: 20%
NPA will select the bidder that overall presents the most relevant bid for NPA and maintain the right to use or cancel received bids according to circumstances.
As a minimum, a bid needs to include the following:
Knowledge of Mine Action Sector
- Proven results from relevant work in the mine action sector
- Experience with research relevant to Mine Action Review publications.
- Experience with and knowledge of mine action stakeholders.
- Updated CV, including the highlighting of competences of particular relevance for the required tasks.
- Overview of consultant’s experience with the thematic issues.
- Relevant results from previous work in the thematic areas.
Ability to deliver within timeline
- Ability to deliver high-quality products within tight deadlines.
- Must be able to work independently.
- Reference to previous tasks of high-quality delivered within agreed timelines.
The tender value submitted should include the full and total financial sum for the annual consultancy services described in the scope of services for the respective consultancy position. The consultant is responsible for his/her own taxes, insurances, pensions and health care and all other work-related expenses.
Field research trips and any additional Mine Action Review-related trips, as approved by the Project Manager, will be covered by NPA.
The bidder is responsible for the necessary registration related to payment.
The bid should also include the following:
Written acceptance of the “NPA Ethical guidelines for procurement, marketing and investment”
Written acceptance of the “NPA Declaration of confidentiality”
Written acceptance of “NPA code of conduct”
Bids will be opened only after the 15 January 2021 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 Mine Action and Disarmament department. The bids will be confidential and NPA will keep all information from bidders confidential.
NPA retain the right to contact bidders first for follow-up and clarification after the bids have been opened. NPA retain the right to reject some or all the bids received.