Request for Proposals – Stakeholder Mapping in Chile
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: December 9, 2022, 5 pm (ET time)
RFP # VPSHR215
The complete RFP and instructions for submitting are available here.
For questions and answers related to this Request for Proposal, please see the bottom of this page.
The Voluntary Principles Initiative issued a Call for Proposals to develop a Stakeholder Mapping Report in Chile.
Purpose of Consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a stakeholder mapping report identifying relevant stakeholders — including government, companies, and civil society representatives — that have significant activities in the extractive sector in Chile, namely mining and oil and gas, or are involved in addressing human rights issues related to business operations in the extractive sector in the country. The objective of the report is to support the creating of a new In-Country Working Group in Chile.
- Resident of Chile (with residence in Chile during the time of the consultancy);
- High degree of fluency in Spanish; and
- Proven ability to draft documents and communicate in English, with a high degree of proficiency.
Proposals must be submitted by e-mail no later than December 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm (ET time) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR or simply Voluntary Principles) are an internationally recognized set of principles that guide companies on how to conduct their security operations while ensuring respect for human rights.
The Voluntary Principles were created in 2000 when companies, governments, and NGOs committed to work together to address security-related human rights abuses and violations in the extractive sector. Today, the Principles help companies in various industries.
To promote the implementation of the Principles, the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) was created. The Initiative is comprised of over 60 members including companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations that share best practices and mutually support the implementation of the Principles. For additional information, please visit: http://www.voluntaryprinciples.org/.
Q1. The RFP includes multiple aspects that must be addressed in the final report. Considering the abundance of stakeholders in the mining sector, could the report exceed the limit of 45 pages?
A1. The report can be slightly longer than the 45 pages indicated in the RFP if there is a justification for it during the development of the project. However, it should not be significantly longer than the stipulated.
Q2. Regarding the stakeholder mapping report, the RFP focuses on the “extractive” sector in Chile. However, only mining is an extractive industry in the country. Both the national oil and gas industry is focused on processing and distribution. In this context, will those industries be excluded from the study? Or will they be incorporated in another form? Please specify.
A2. The mapping should include detailed information about the extractive industries of significance in Chile (e.g. mining). If no relevant oil and gas producers operate in the country, the report should convey that information and describe the characteristics of the oil and gas industry in Chile.
Q3. If the study industries are reduced, are additional sectors considered? Such as the forestry industry?
Q4. Please indicate if the budget of the proposal should consider a lump sum or reimbursable expenses.
A4. The RFP requires that bidders provide a detailed budget for delivering the project, which will be taken into consideration when assessing the proposals. The budget should reflect the methodology proposed to carry out the work. Please note that it is not anticipated that any travel is required to carry out the work.
A5. The estimated timeline for developing the mapping should be included by bidders on their proposals.
Q6. Considering the abundance of mining companies in Chile, would it be possible to limit the study to large-scale copper mining and to the two large non-metallic mining companies (Soquimich and Albemarle)?
A6. As per the RFP, the final report should identify as many as possible state-owned, national and international companies in the industries of oil, gas, and mining with relevant operations in Chile.
A7. Yes, anyone may bid on this contract so long as your organization is domiciled in Chile, you are a resident of Chile, or one of the organizations or individuals in a joint submission meets the same criteria.