TERMS OF REFERENCE
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and forest landscape restoration through sustainable coffee in Lac Duong district, Lam Dong macadamia seedling supplier
Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is an international policy initiative that has been developed through international negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that aims to provide results-based financial incentives to developing countries for actions which reduce emissions from forested lands and investing in low-carbon paths to sustainable development.
Vietnam has demonstrated considerable interest in REDD+ and has made important progress to date in terms of preparing for REDD+ implementation at both national and sub-national levels. Recently, Vietnam became one of the few developing countries in the world to have completed meeting the REDD+ ‘readiness’ requirements under the Warsaw Framework (or ‘REDD+ rulebook’). One of the core requirements is to have a National Strategy or Action Plan, and the Government of Vietnam approved an updated National REDD+ Action Programme (NRAP) in 2017. The new NRAP provides a clearer orientation towards the integration of REDD+ in the context of sustainable development/green growth. It identifies 7 work packages with a total of 35 policies and measures for the development and implementation of actions to achieve REDD+ in addition to a further 4 work packages which focus on REDD+ readiness and programme management, monitoring and evaluation. Several of the new policies/measures indicate REDD+ actions beyond the forest sector - notably reviewing land use planning and the promotion of sustainable and deforestation-free agriculture in key forest landscapes.
In this context, and in an effort to support the provincial government of Lam Dong to implement its stated policies and plans, SNV – The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) has obtained funding from the International Climate Initiative (ICI) for a project entitled ‘Coffee Agroforestry and Forest Enhancement for REDD+ in Lam Dong’ (CAFÉ-REDD). The project aims to establish and develop a public-private-producer partnership (4P) approach for forest landscape conservation and restoration in one of Lam Dong’s most important forested landscapes i.e. the Langbiang Biosphere Reserve comprised of Bidoup Nui Ba National Park and Buffer Zone in Lac Duong District. Activities will include; i) strengthening public sector capacity for climate-smart/sustainable land use planning and collaborative management of forests with communities; ii) working with coffee-buying companies to improve monitoring and traceability systems to prevent deforestation in supply chains; and iii) investing in (mainly ethnic minority) smallholder farmers to promote climate-smart, sustainable coffee production techniques leading to improved coffee quality and prices, whilst also promoting landscape restoration through mixed agroforestry systems and alternative livelihoods.
Café REDD project has a budget to buy intercropping seedlings that grow well in the natural conditions of Lac Duong district to develop Coffee Agroforestry model. Therefore, the project is seeking for a seedling supplier with quality assurance and the seedling origins or sources have been recognized by the competent authorities.
The overall objective of the assignment is:
To provide high quality macadamia seedings in 2021 for local farmers in Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province.
The individual or company is expected to provide Macadamia seedlings with high quality and must have a seed/seedling certificate issued by the competent authority/ Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). The tender profile must specify the seedling standards, planting & tending processes.
Capacity profile should include the following documents:
- A valid license for seedling production and business
- A photocopy of the certification for the original ortet and Hedge orchard issued by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development or the competent authority (for grafted trees).
- Seedling varieties of macadamia should be recognized by the competent authorities and licensed for production
- Technical standards for planting, production and harvesting for macadamia
- The ability to supply macadamia seedlings in 2021.
- Quotation (including taxes and transportation to communes in Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province)
- Advanced due diligence framework (TO BE COMPLETED BY THE INDIVIDUALS/ COMPANIES).
The work specified in this term of reference must be completed by the end of July 2021.
The successful supplier of this tender should provide seedlings to each village/commune specified by Café-Redd project from May to July 2021.
Number of Macadamia seeding: approximately 31.000 seedlings
Please noted that the exact quantity of seedlings will be updated when signing the contract with supplier.
Please submit the required profile following the link https://smrtr.io/5bS5L by 17.00 on 26th March, 2021.
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