Under Section 18 of the Forests Act (2005), KFS is empowered to establish a Forest Management & Conservation Fund that will be used as a resource mobilization vehicle for funds to be directed towards conservation. The advert below appears in the Daily Nation and E.A. Standard today seeking a consultancy service to guide and recommend modalities on how the Forest Management and Conservation Fund should be established and operated. The EOI closes on 14th April, 2010 at noon.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION FUND
Kenya Forest Service (KFS) is a State Corporation established by the Forest Act 2005 mandated to establish, develop, sustainably manage, conserve and rationally utilize the country’s forest resources for the socio- economic development of the country. The Forest Act 2005, under section 18 provides for the establishment of the Forest Management and Conservation Fund which shall consist of monies appropriated by Parliament, monies levied upon forest beneficiaries, income from investments such as grants, donations, bequests or other gifts.
The purpose of the Fund will be to promote the development of forests, maintenance and conservation of indigenous forests, the promotion of commercial forest plantation, provision of forest extension services, promotion of community based forest projects, facilitation of education and research activities, the establishment of arboreta and botanical gardens, among other purposes specified in the Forest Act, 2005.
Kenya Forest Service therefore seeks expression of interest from suitably qualified firms for consultancy to design and recommend modalities on how the Forest Management and Conservation Fund should be established and operated.
Interested firms must have a proven track record in this field. Other eligibility requirements include submission of:-
1. Detailed individual or company profile
2. Copies of PIN, VAT Reg. Cert of Incorporation/ Reg., tax clearance certificate
3. Audited accounts for the last two years, (2008 and 2009)
4. Names and CVs of key staffs, other staffs and their qualifications
5. Referees from 3 (three) reputable firms
6. Physical address and telephone contacts
The EOI clearly marked EOI No: KFS/03/2009/2010- “FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION FUND” Do not open before 12.00 noon, 14.04.2010 must be delivered to
KENYA FOREST SERVICE
P.O.BOX 30513- 00100
The documents should be placed in the tender box situated on Ground Floor reception area of KFS, Headquarters Karura off Kiambu Road so as to be received on or before 14.04.2010 at 12.00 noon. EOI submitted later than the indicated closing date and time shall automatically be disqualified. EOI Opening will take place immediately on the same date in the same building in the Main Boardroom. Interested parties or their representatives who wish to attend are invited to witness the opening.
Kenya Forest Service reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the EOI either in whole or in part and is not bound to give reasons thereof
D. K. MBUGUA