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Trash Capture Device Deployment and Operation for the project Reduction of Marine Litter

Deadline: February 21, 2022 5:00pm

Updated – Tentative sites 

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to deploy and operate trash capture devices at three project sites in North America (one per country). Specifically, the consultant would be expected to recommend a type of trash capture device, deploy the selected device(s) in three waterways, and report results on the litter collected.

The CEC was established by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, the environmental side agreement to NAFTA. An intergovernmental organization, the CEC brings together citizens and experts from governments, nongovernmental organizations, academia and the business sector to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable economic development.

The CEC’s Council, its governing body, approved the project entitled Reduction of Marine Litter as part of the Operational Plan for 2021, with the purpose of preventing marine litter by demonstrating, educating, and communicating about the flow of marine litter from inland communities to the marine environment.

Proposals must be submitted via e-mail to lroy@cec.org. Proposal format may be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, the CEC will confirm receipt within three business days. If receipt is not confirmed by e-mail within this time, applicants must contact the CEC. The contact person is:

Lauren Roy
Project Lead, Ecosystems Unit
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
700 de la Gauchetière St. West, Suite 1620
Montreal, QC, Canada H3B 5M2
Tel: 514-350-4300; Fax: 514-350-4314

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About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and the United States of America (United States) through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a side agreement concluded in connection with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As of 2020, the CEC operates in accordance with the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, which entered into force at the same time as the new trade agreement known as CUSMA, T-MEC and USMCA in each of these three countries, respectively. 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 Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States 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.