Guatemala is one of the most irrigated countries, with large, freshwater deposits and fifty-two major rivers in six watersheds and 38 basins, that comprise 23 lakes as well and 120 lagoons. Rainfall is optimal and the proximity of Oceans Atlantic and Pacific also contributes to an abundance of water supply. However, most of the water bodies are polluted by untreated waste waters, impacting in the health, nutrition and food security of the most vulnerable populations.
Since 2018, Guatemala embarked on a process of decentralization of central powers to municipalities and associations of municipalities (mancomunidades). HEP+ has provided technical assistance to this process, which created the opportunity of coordinating efforts with municipalities in the Naranjo River Basin, located in San Marcos, in the Western Highlands where most of the population is descendant from the First Nations. The municipalities in the Naranjo River Basin have made large strides toward an improved governance in water and sanitation. However, there are still some areas where coordinated work is needed to improve local, departmental and national level guidelines, procedures and resources for WASH, and making this sustainable by seeking delegation of powers in ensuring water quality for San Marcoans.
Health and Education Policy Plus calls civil society organizations to submit technical and financial proposals that allow:
Guidelines for submission of proposal:
Interested parties should send inquiries to Suzette Higueros (Suzette.Higueros@thepalladiumgroup.com) with
(1) technical proposal including:
(2) financial proposal with rates in U.S. dollars or Guatemalan quetzals including:
Please forward your tender in accordance with details for submission attached by January 8, 2021, 6:00 PM EST to Suzette.Higueros@thepalladiumgroup.com.