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RFP: RESEARCH AND WRITING SERVICES FOR CAYMAN TURTLE CENTRE – CAYMAN ISLANDS

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RFP: RESEARCH AND WRITING SERVICES FOR CAYMAN TURTLE CENTRE – CAYMAN ISLANDS
29Nov 2016

Brief Scope: The Cayman Turtle Centre (CTC) located in the Cayman Islands requires off campus research and writing services from a university’s research Foundation, or equivalent organization, under the leadership of a University’s Veterinary Professor or equivalent level expert overseeing a Veterinary/Science/Grant-application Writer for the furtherance of the conservation, education, and research missions of the CTC, for a fixed period of four (4) years at a fixed total price. The Services are scheduled to commence works in early February 2017, with completion by February 2021 (4 years). Earlier commencement (January 2017) would be favourable. Description of Services: A. The university’s research Foundation will propose a program comprising a list of collaborative projects in research, conservation, and education that the Foundation will undertake jointly with CTC. The program is to span four (4) years. B. The Veterinary Professor overseeing the technical/science/grant-application writer, in consultation with the CTC and its scientific and executive management team will provide supervision and direction to the writer and ensure that an integrated approach is used to fulfill the collective strategic approach of the parties through preparation, collation, and production of several different documents and plans including but not limited to: technical, descriptive, narrative, and regulatory documents; grant applications and other accreditation applications; various plans in respect of species of particular interest to CTC; various documents related to the public communications of CTC; and scientific publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals and other channels of dissemination. Eligibility: Interested Research and Writing Services Providers will need to meet the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered and evaluated: ? Tenderers must have proof of relevant prior experience in terms of completing projects of similar size and nature ? Officially recognized non-profit status and direct, close affiliation with an accredited veterinary educational institution ? Must have all the relevant CITES permits for multiple tissue and sample types and multiple species including but not limited to sea turtles and other reptiles, birds, fish and other marine life, and land mammals, to the extent that such species are classified as subject to CITES restrictions ? The services are to be rendered in the English language ? The technical/science/grant-application writer can be located in any country in which they can properly perform this contract however the overseeing University’s Doctorate Professor must also be located within the same city as the writer so as to ensure highly effective supervision and production of the deliverables ? Tenderers are reminded that the bids should be inclusive of all costs necessary for them to conduct business with an entity in the Cayman Islands, which will include frequent communication by telephone, email, video conferencing (typically Skype) and other electronic media as appropriate. Tenderers are advised that robust, reliable communication facilities are therefore essential and must be factored into the provider’s costs. Further details of criteria are contained in the tender documentation. Evaluation: The criteria for evaluation and the relative points weighting will be included in the tender documentation. Particular attention will be paid to the eligibility criteria listed above. Access to Tender Documentation: Tender documentation will be made available via email as of Friday 25 November, 2016. Electronic PDF copies of all tender documents can be obtained by emailing Office Manager at the address mentioned below. Tenderer bears the responsibility of producing any hard copies necessary in preparation of their bid. Return of Tenders: The return date is scheduled to close at 12 noon Friday 16th December 2016. Bids are to be returned in a sealed envelope (via Fedex/DHL/Others) to: TAC Tender # CTC/1617/001 (Research & Writing for CTC) Attn: Office Manager, for Tender Assessment Committee Cayman Turtle Centre 786 Northwest Point Road, West Bay Cayman Islands Ph: +1 (345) 949-3894 Ext: 1002 Further Information: All bidders are requested to submit any questions they may have at least five days prior to the tender return date. For additional information on this invitation contact the Office Manager at: tenders@turtle.ky phone: +1 (345) 949-3894 Ext. 1002. Late bids will not be accepted. The Cayman Turtle Centre will not defray any cost incurred by bidders and shall not be bound to assign any reason for not accepting any tender.