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Environment Protection Fund

Job Vacancy

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Environment Protection Fund


REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(FIRM)


Position Title:  Unmanned Aerial/Drone Surveys and Development of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM)

Location: Home-based with travelling to Pakse, Savannakhet and Paksan.

Type of Contract: Time base


Posting Title: National or International Consulting Firm to conduct “Unmanned Aerial/Drone Surveys and Development of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) in the catchment areas of Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet cities (Lao PDR)”

Contracting Agency: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Project Title: Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR

Reporting to: Department of Climate Change (DCC), MONRE

Period of assignment/Duration: 120 days during a period of 6 months

Place of Work: Home-based with travelling to Pakse, Savannakhet and Paksan.

Expected Starting Date: 1st August, 2022

 

Background

The project “Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR” was approved by the Green Climate Fund Board on November 2019 with a GCF grant of US$ 10 million. United Nations Environment Programme serves as the Accredited Entity for the project. Activities will be executed by the State of Lao, PDR through the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and UNEP. The project will be implemented across five years covering four provincial capitals in the country: Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet, and Pakse.

The project aims to shift the paradigm of urban flood management in Laos from a limited, hard infrastructure approach towards an integrated approach that enhances climate resilience. This will be achieved by mainstreaming integrated flood management strategies into planning frameworks and implementing urban ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to decrease climate-induced flooding. The project will be implemented in four cities that have been shown to be the most vulnerable to climate change through climate risk modelling and consultations with relevant planning institutions in Laos. Project interventions will directly benefit 74,600 people and restore 1,500 ha of urban wetland and stream ecosystems. The project focuses on:

Component 1. Technical and institutional capacity building to plan, design, implement and maintain integrated urban           Ecosystems-based Adaptation (EbA) interventions for the reduction of climate change induced flooding.

Output 1.1 Strengthening of institutional capacity for integrated flood risk management a  implementation of urban ecosystems-based adaptation and males and females with increased awareness of climate threats.

Output 1.2 Integrated Climate-resilient Flood Management Strategies and urban EbA guidelines developed.

for Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet and Pakse, and effective Flood Risk Management Committees as coordination mechanisms.

Component 2. Rehabilitation and protection of ecosystem in response to climate variability and change.

Output 2.1 Area of wetland restored contributing to flood reduction and sustainable management of the Nong Peung wetland in Paksan.

Output 2.2 Area of urban streams restored contributing to flood reduction and sustainable management of        urban streams in Savannakhet and Pakse.

Output 2.3 Area of permeable paving solutions installed in public areas contributing to flood reduction in Vientiane, Paksan, Savannakhet and Pakse.

Expression of Interest

The Environment Protection Fund (EPF) on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Lao PDR  invites qualified interested firms to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the upcoming solicitation for provision of technical assistance for the implementation of Unmanned Aerial/Drone Surveys and Development of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) in the catchment areas of Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet cities for the project “Building resilience of urban populations with ecosystem-based solutions in Lao PDR”.

Description of Requirements

The main objective of the assignment is to produce spatial datasets of high-resolution aerial imagery (with contours at 25 cm interval) and creation of accurate DTMs for Paksan, Pakse and Savanakhet using UAV or Drone covering a total estimated areas of 116,400 square kilometres in order to prepare flood hazard and risk maps to facilitate GoL identifying investment options in flood resilience infrastructure in the target cities.

The consultant will work closely with the hydrological technical team established by the MONRE, Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and the Faculty of Water Resources of the National University of Laos to validate geographical areas of interest, collect and analyze the spatial dataset and temporal data and to develop the DTMs.

The following supporting documents must be included in the application:

  1. A cover letter with a concise statement about the firm/organization and its interest working with EPF, including specific details on the area of work and experience with international donors
  2. Firm/organization institutional profile
  3. Registration certificate of the firm/organization
  4. A valid license for aerial/drone surveys for the period 2022/2023 acceptable to obtain flight permission in Lao PDR.

Please note that this REOI is not an invitation for submission of tenders. Its purpose is to identify companies that would be interested and eligible to participate in the solicitation when issued. MONRE will examine the outcome of this request for EOI and will consider those companies that have expressed their interest. MONRE reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. Thus, submitting a reply to this Request for EOI does not automatically guarantee your company will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.

Download Related files Below:

EOI-UAV-DTM-DEM-Final01062022.docx


Application Submission Deadline

The Expression of Interest supported with the above-mentioned documents can be submitted on or before 16:00 pm (Local time) June 17, 2022 in a sealed envelope or via email as follows:

The Express of Interest submitted by email:

The subject of the e-mail shall have clear reference “Expression of Interest for tender on Unmanned Aerial/Drone Surveys and Development of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) in the catchment areas of Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet cities”. TO: phonepaseuth.l@laoepf and sakounsit@gmail.com  with copy to phonesavanh.t@laoepf.org.la;  bounphama.phothisane@laoepf.org.la; phicksaway.vongsaly@laoepf.org.la; and khampasongkhamvene@gmail.com.

The Express of Interest submitted by envelope:

The sealed envelope shall have the following marking:

ATTENTION:                     Environment Protection Fund Office, Address: 2nd floor, Building No 100, Sidamduan Rd, P.O Box 7647, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Tel: +856 21 252739, Fax +85621 252741

REFERENCE:                      Expression of Interest for Unmanned Aerial/Drone Surveys and Development of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) in the catchment areas of Pakse, Paksan and Savannakhet cities

COMPANY:                        (Name and address of your firms/organizations)

NOT TO BE OPENED BY REGISTRY

Interest consulting firms/organizations may obtain further information of clarifications in writing thought submission of the question to: phonepaseuth.l@laoepf.org.la and sakounsit@gmail.com  with copy to phonesavanh.t@laoepf.org.la; bounphama.phothisane@laoepf.org.la; phicksaway.vongsaly@laoepf.org.la; and khampasongkhamvene@gmail.com.

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