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Tenders, 8/11/2006

Planning of the continuation of the Regional Human Rights Education project in Central America (Guatemala and Honduras)

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean hereby invites tenders concerning the preparation of Project Document for continuation of  the Regional Human Rights Education project in Central America (Guatemala and Honduras).

The tender shall include the CVs of each proposed expert, the price (fees for each expert, EUR/day) and time of delivery. The Terms of Reference is included as an annex to this invitation. It should be noted that the ToR is a draft version. The ToR will be finalised within the forthcoming weeks, but no major changes are expected.

The evaluation of tenders will be based on economically most advantageous principle (quality & cost). Criteria for selection are:  technical quality (expert´s relevant experience in developing countries, relevant professional experience and education), fees and time of delivery. The evaluation shall be carried out by an evaluation team at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Tenderer must comply with the requirements and conditions set forth in this invitation and attached annex. A non-compliance with the tender dossier may result in the disqualification of the tender.

Joint tenders are also accepted. In case of joint proposal, one tenderer shall be nominated as the leading partner with whom the agreement will be signed.

The other costs besides the fees of the mission will be reimbursed according to the Standard Terms for the Payment of Fees and Reimbursement of Costs by the Ministry. The other conditions for the services are described in the General Conditions for Consulting Services available in -pages.

The Tender shall be valid and the personnel proposed in the Tender shall be available for 60 days from the closing date of the Tender.

The Tender Dossier becomes public when the invitation to tender is signed. CV's are not deemed confidential.

Companies are reminded that according to the guidelines participation to this mission will disqualify from participation to the tendering of the possible implementation of the project. The Ministry does not bind itself to accept any Tender.

The language of the Tender shall be English.

The field mission to Guatemala and Honduras is scheduled to take place  in the end of September -beginning of October, 2006, and the duration of the mission will be 25 days including briefings and five days for writing the Project Document.

Consultancy companies interested in tendering are requested to inform their intentions by  21st  August, 2006, at 16.00 hrs in writing or by e-mail. After the 21st August all the correspondence concerning the tendering process will be addressed only to the Tenderers who have indicated their intention to submit a proposal.

The Tender must be received by the Ministry not later than 11th September, 2006. The Tender must be submitted by e-mail to and by mail: 

Maria Söderlund, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, Katajanokanlaituri 3, 00160 Helsinki.

Contact person in the Ministry will be Maria Söderlund tel. +358-9-16055522 or e-mail

Veikko Soralahti
Acting Director
Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean

Tender documents

Draft Terms of Reference (Annex I)

Extract of the Conditions for Consulting Services (Annex II)

Background and reference information

Project Document (2004-08)

Mid-term evaluation report (May, 2006)

This document

Updated 8/11/2006

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