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Congo Call for Tenders: Development of a manual of procedures for the recognition of private certification in the SVL of the APV Congo

13.11.2019

The ATIBT team, as part of its activities in the Republic of Congo, is launching the following call for tenders: Development of a manual of procedures for the recognition of private certification in the SVL of the APV Congo.

ATIBT implements various projects aimed at improving private sector involvement in the FLEGT mechanism, particularly in VPAs (through the FLEGT-REDD and FLEGT IP projects, FAO project in Congo), and in certification (through collaboration with PPECF). These projects are being implemented in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, DRC and Côte d’Ivoire.

In Congo, the implementation of these projects is carried out by the ATIBT Congo team, which has been operational since July 2018.

As part of the implementation of the « Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade » (FLEGT) process, a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was signed on 17 May 2010 in Brussels between the Republic of Congo and the European Union (EU). This provides for the marketing of timber and products derived from legal cuts in Congo.

As part of this agreement, Congo is in the process of establishing a Legality Verification System (LVS) to ensure that timber for export is obtained in accordance with the legislation in force in Congo. The LAS is based on the Government’s monitoring, control and verification of the management and use of forest resources.

To avoid duplicating verification efforts with private certification systems, the VPA provides in Annex III on the LAS, and in particular in point 3.3, Verification of legality in certified forest concessions, for the IGEF to recognise private systems on the basis of a formal assessment.

The ATIBT team, as part of its activities in the Republic of Congo, is launching the call for tenders: Development of a manual of procedures allowing the recognition of private certification in the SVL of the APV Congo.

Applications (in French) must be received by 30 November 2019 at the ATIBT Congo offices at the following address:  ATIBT Congo, Immeuble Bolloré Transport et Logistique Congo, avenue Felix Eboué, Brazzaville, République du Congo Or by email: alain.tiotsop@atibt.org.

They must include for each candidate:

1. A CV presenting the experiences necessary for the conduct of this study and the contacts of referent persons; 2. a document proving the legal existence of the consultant’s legal structure (company, salary support, etc.);

3. A detailed working method describing the conduct of the study, which presents a clear understanding of these terms of reference. Only selected candidates will be contacted.