The Climate Technology Centre is seeking proposals for the development of relevant indicators and an environmental and climate change information system for Guatemala using open-source tools.
Guatemala has prioritized the development of climate change metrics and established an Environmental and Climate Change Information Unit to “provide all the information needed for decision-making and producing national reports in a timely, transparent and fast manner, as well as for producing, updating and implementing plans and instruments derived from Decree 7–2013, such as the national climate change adaptation and mitigation plan, land zoning plans…” (Ministerial Agreement 5–2016). However, the Government of Guatemala does not currently have a national system of robust indicators to measure vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation.
The main objective of this technical assistance is therefore to aid existing initiatives in developing a climate change information system. The expected outcome is that Gautemalan institutions will gain a system of indicators on the status of the climate and vulnerability of natural and human systems, as well as the knowledge to include these into an open information platform.
Specific outputs include:
- A set of climate change indicators
- Validation of indicators
- Transfer and exchange for the implementation of an environmental and climate change information system using open-source tools
The completed offer must be submitted via the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) e-Procurement portal https://procurement.unido.org by 28 June 2017, 17:00 Vienna, Austria time. Please refer to documents below for complete terms of reference and bidding information.
Please note: In the event that your institution is not yet a CTCN network member, you may bid for implementation of the technical assistance, subject to the condition that you submit your completed application for CTC Network membership before the bid closure and the same is acknowledged by the CTCN. Furthermore, the contract award – should your bid be selected – is conditional to your network membership application having been successfully approved by the Director of CTCN. Should the bidder decide to partner with another institution to deliver the services described in these Terms of Reference, it is expected that the partner institution also joins the CTC Network.