ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for “Habitats survey in Prespa National Park (PNP)” (Provide expertise on the identification and mapping of selected habitat types in Prespa National Park, according to annexes of the EU Habitat Directive)

Habitats survey in Prespa National Park (PNP): (Provide expertise on the identification and mapping of selected habitat types in Prespa National Park, according to annexes of the EU Habitat Directive) Reference No.: BMZ-N-S-24 ___________________________________________________________________ 1. Question received and respective answers After the pubblication of the ITB on March 23, 2022, some questions from potential bidders were raised as stated below and the respective answers are provided. Question 1: In the Terms of Reference, chapter 3, it is stated: The consultancy will work under the overall supervision and report to the Team Leader. Reply 1: The Team Leader referred to is the Team Leader of the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa Project. Question 2: Is it possible that a consortium applies for this assignment? Reply 2: The Joint venture (JV) or Sub-contracting are not foreseen for this assignment. Question 3: In case one firm or NGO applies, is it possible that the firm/NGO engages external experts that are not regular staff of the firm / NGO? Reply 3: In the case an NGO is the applicant, it is possible for them to conclude contracts directly with external experts. If the NGO concludes contracts with other companies or other NGOs to fulfill the contract, it is not possible because that would be a sub-contracting, which is not allowed for this assignment. (refer reply 2). Question 4: Are available background informations/previous studies related to the assignemnt information such as for forestry, mushrooms etc.? Project ID: BMZ 201366830 Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Prespa Project, Phase II - Albania