REQUEST FOR TENDER
Consultant to undertake a preliminary independent review of existing studies and conclusions regarding the scientific assessment of nuclear contamination in the Pacific, including in the nuclear test site at Runit
At their 51st Meeting, convened from 11 to 14 July 2022, in Suva, Fiji, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) ‘Leaders reiterated their strong concerns for the significance of the potential threat of nuclear contamination to the health and security of the Blue Pacific, its peoples and prospects.’
- Leaders noted ‘the arrangements for a Preliminary Independent Review relating to Nuclear Contamination Issues in the Pacific, including nuclear Test Site at Runit Dome Island of the Republic of Marshall Islands, which is expected to commence in the second half of 2022.’
- This Terms of Reference (TOR) shapes the objective, the scope of work, and other arrangements for the engagement of a consultant to carry out the preliminary independent review.
The objective of this consultancy is to undertake a preliminary independent review of existing studies and conclusions regarding the state of nuclear contamination in the Pacific, including in the Runit nuclear waste site in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and other islands and atolls where tests have been conducted, including Kiribati and French Polynesia.
Scope of Wor
- In pursuit of the objective, the Consultant is required to:
- undertake a desktop study to identify all relevant scientific studies relating to nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific, including on the environmental and health effects of such tests and on remaining depositions of radioactive materials (including their location);
- produce a summary report of the studies identified in (1); and
- identify gaps in existing studies relating to nuclear contamination issues in the Pacific.
The TOR document can be downloaded from www.tenders.net/forumsec.
HOW TO APPLY
Submissions should be entitled:
REQUEST FOR TENDER – Consultant to undertake a preliminary independent review of existing studies and conclusions regarding the scientific assessment of nuclear contamination in the Pacific, including in the nuclear test site at Runit.
Method of Submissions:
Submissions must be forwarded in PDF format following the instructions at www.tenders.net/forumsec
Note: Tenders must be submitted on the document labelled T.4.23 – Response Template.
Deadline for Submissions:
Submissions need to reach the Secretariat by 4.30 pm, Wednesday 8 March 2023.
Late or incomplete tenders will not be considered.
Questions and Answers
All queries or request for information must be submitted via the Question and Answer Forum at www.tenders.net/forumsec . Tenderers may submit questions in writing to the mentioned Question and Answer Forum before the stated “deadline for requesting clarifications” 4pm, on Tuesday 7 March 2023. The Secretariat has no obligation to provide clarification after this date.
Note: The Secretariat will not be responsible for non-receipt/non-delivery of the Bid documents due to any reason whatsoever.
Any complaints regarding the Secretariat’s tender must be directed to the following email: Tender.Complaints@forumsec.org. This email address will forward your complaint to a person that is independent and removed from the tender process. Complaints must be well founded and should not be used as a mechanism for notifying displeasure with the outcome of a tender award. Further information on making a complaint can be found on the Policies & Information page at http://tenders.forumsec.org.
In the event that further information is required by the Secretariat in relation to the tender for consultancy, the Secretariat reserves the right to seek the required information without the need for calling for resubmission of proposals.