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Marine Science Advisor for the Submissions on Enforcement Matters Process

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is charged with the implementation of the Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process under Articles 24.27 and 24.28 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA” or “CUSMA”, in English). The Legal Affairs and SEM Unit serves as the main legal counsel for the Secretariat and is responsible for implementing the SEM process, including analyzing submissions and preparing factual records.

The CEC is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to assist with reviewing submissions and researching, as well as developing factual records. Specifically, the CEC Secretariat is looking for a Marine Science Advisor to support the Legal Affairs and SEM Unit with science and regulatory matters arising during the preparation of factual records, as authorized by the CEC Council members.

Estimated Level of Resources Required

The maximum budget for this contract will be US$50,000 (fifty thousand US dollars), including professional fees and expenses.

If a currency other than US dollars is used, the consultant should indicate the total cost of the professional services in US dollars as well as the currency of choice, for comparison purposes, detailing the exchange rate used.

Deadlines for Proposal Submission and Decision

The proposal, including all relevant attachments, must be received by the CEC Secretariat by 23h59 Eastern Standard Time on 3 May 2024. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to
Doris Millan
Assistant, Legal Affairs and SEM

Proposals must be in Adobe PDF or MS Word format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, the CEC will confirm receipt within three business days.
The CEC Secretariat intends to select the consultant and notify the applicants within a reasonable period following the proposal submission deadline.

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May 3, 2024 11:59pm


The maximum budget for this contract will be US$50,000


The consultant will telework from their own office.

About the CEC and SEM Process

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was created by Canada, Mexico, and the United States under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The CEC now operates under the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) as of July 1, 2020.

The CEC facilitates effective cooperation and public participation to conserve, protect and enhance the North American environment in support of sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process under Chapter 24 of the CUSMA allows any national of or entity established in Canada, Mexico, or the US to file a submission asserting that a Party to CUSMA is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.