Request for Proposals - Feasibility Study for A Pan-African Conservation Trust Fund

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The concept of A Pan-African Conservation Trust (A-PACT) has been co-created by the co-organisers of the African Protected Areas Congress (African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)) and the Africa Protected Area Directors (APAD) in response to the challenges Protected Area directors face with securing sustained and sufficient financing for operations, particularly in the face of the abrupt downturn of revenues from tourism that accompanied the global lock-downs to address COVID-19 health risks.

The purpose of A-PACT is to create a sustainable financing mechanism for all 8,609 of Africa’s protected and conserved areas including state, private and community areas in terrestrial and marine environments of North, South, East and West Africa. The mechanism proposed is a Conservation Trust Fund with sufficient endowment (US$ 95-225 billion) to pay out $2.63-6.7 billion annually assuming a 3% return on investment, which equates to between $390 and $990 per km2 for each area.

AWF as the APAD Secretariat invites qualified bidders to submit a proposal for the provision of consultancy services for the Feasibility Study for A Pan-African Conservation Trust Fund (A-PACT).

RfP Issue Date: November 30, 2021
RfP Closing Date and Time: December 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm Nairobi Time
Estimated Contract Award Date: December 31, 2021

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Technical and financial proposals must be submitted via email in PDF format showing each the nature of the offer concerned (technical or financial offer), and the firm’s name and both put in subfolder marked as follows: “Provision of consultancy services for the Feasibility Study for A Pan-African Conservation Trust Fund (A-PACT).” not later than December 15, 2021, 05:00 pm (Nairobi time) to eoeri@awf.org and copy aathanas@awf.org and ianangwe@awf.org.

IMPORTANT: Submitted documents must be password-protected so that they cannot be opened and read before the submission deadline. Please use the same password for all submitted documents. After the deadline has passed and no later than 5:00 pm on December 16, 2021, please send the relevant password to the same email address as used for submitting your Proposal. This will ensure a secure bid submission and opening process. Please DO NOT email the password before the deadline for Proposal submission. Proposals must be prepared in English.