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Study on the Management of Paper, Plastic and Bioplastic Postconsumer Waste and Secondary Markets in Mexico

The CEC is requesting proposals from prospective consultants related to the preparation of a complementary study regarding the three flows of postconsumer waste and its secondary markets in Mexico: paper, plastics, and bioplastics. This study seeks to improve the understanding of opportunities in the recycling sector, closing information gaps to provide a basis for facilitating decision-making in the country and to contribute to the design of public policies that foster circularity.

Specifically, the consultant would be expected to review and complement a series of missing aspects with respect to the Mexico information contained in studies that have been conducted on these materials in earlier stages of the CEC project, thereby complementing the findings made for Canada and the United States, which will bring about economic and environmental benefits for the region. Publication of these studies is pending, and will be provided to the consultant for his or her work.

Estimated Level of Resources Required

The maximum budget for this activity is C$100,000 (one hundred thousand Canadian Dollars), including professional fees and expenses.

If the proposal was presented by a consultant established in Mexico, the applicable value-added tax will be 0%, in accordance with Article 29, section IV, paragraph a) of Mexico’s VAT Act, as these are technical services that were engaged from abroad.

For universities and nongovernmental organizations, note that the CEC accepts that overhead be charged for administration and other indirect costs up to 15% of the total value of the contract.
If a currency other than Canadian dollars is used in the proposal, the consultant should indicate the total cost in Canadian 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 12:00 EDT on July 29. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to:

Antonia Andúgar Miñarro
Project Lead
Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Proposal format must be in Adobe PDF format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, the CEC will confirm receipt within three (3) 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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July 29, 2024 12:00pm


The maximum budget for this activity is C$100,000 (one hundred thousand Canadian Dollars), including professional fees and expenses.


The consultant will work in his or her own offices.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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.