Cook Islands Ridge to Reef Project (R2R)

REQUEST FOR QUOTES (RFQ): Consultant, Marine Ecosystem Services Valuation (MESV) (position #26)

The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) is seeking a Consultant to lead the development of a Marine Ecosystem Services Valuation (MESV) to assist with implementation of the Cook Islands Ridge to Reef Project (R2R). R2R is funded by the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with the Cook Islands Government. The project aims to enhance the capacity of the Cook Islands to effectively manage its protected areas and sustainably manage its productive landscapes at local scales while considering food security and livelihoods.

The primary output from this consultancy will be a Marine Ecosystem Service Valuation (MESV) report. This report will provide an important strategic input to the development of marine spatial plans (MSP) for Marae Moana, designation of ocean zones, and ecologically sustainable use of marine resources.

A copy of the Request for Quotes (RFQ) (including selection criteria and how to apply) can be found below or by emailing Hayley Weeks, R2R Project Manager on

Closing date: 3.00pm 5 June 2020 Cook Islands local time (GMT-10 hours)

Late applications will not be considered.

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