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Tenders, 4/20/2007

Forest policy and economics education and research - FOPER, mid-term review

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Unit for Western Balkans  hereby invites tenders concerning the carrying out of the project "Forest Policy and Economics Education and Research - FOPER", implemented by the European Forest Institute (EFI) in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro and Serbia.

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 will be based on economically most advantageous principle (quality & cost). Criteria for selection are technical quality (expert´s relevant experience in the countries concerned, 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 on the Website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland:

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 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 Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina is scheduled to the end of May and the duration of the mission will be approximately three weeks.

Consultancy companies interested in tendering are requested to inform their intentions before 24.4.2007 at 4 p.m. in writing or by e-mail. After the 24.4.2007, all the correspondence concerning the tendering process will be addressed only to the Tenderers who have indicated their intention to submit a proposal (contact person below).

The Tender must be received by the Ministry not later than 7.5.2007 at 4 p.m. The Tender must be submitted by e-mail to  and by mail:

Anu Rämä
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Unit for Western Balkans
P.O. Box 176
00161 Helsinki

Contact person in the Ministry will be Anu Rämä tel. +358-9-16055675 or e-mail

Juha Ottman
Unit for Western Balkans

Tender documents

pdfTerms of Reference (draft) (PDF, 30 kB)

This document

Updated 4/20/2007

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