LAND-at-scale Tender: Colombia | Land Portal

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is seeking (an)  organization(s) to implement the LAND-at-scale intervention in Colombia. 


LAND-at-scale is a land governance support programme for developing countries. A large part of the world’s population depends on having secure access to land for their incomes. LAND-at-scale aims to contribute to fair and just tenure security, access to land and natural resources for all. 

The Dutch embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, submitted an idea to the LAND-at-scale program that was selected by the LAND-at-scale Advisory Committee and resulted in the following tender.

Project objectives

The overall long-term project impact of the LAND-at-Scale project is to contribute to improved livelihoods due to just, inclusive and sustainable land governance by filling the Multipurpose cadastre with information about land titles and natural resources of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, which is obtained in a fair, efficient and effective manner, and create security for the communities to invest in sustainable income generating activities in those areas.

The objective of the project is to finetune a Fit for Purpose approach with and for indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities with specific attention for income generation and natural resource protection, in order to create land tenure security and improve livelihoods. The approach and results should be documented and shared throughout the project with the appropriate stakeholders in order to scale up in other areas in Colombia.

The objective of this European procurement assignment is to support a participatory process to create a well-defined plan, and support the first steps for indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities to be able to attract (financial) resources to sustainably develop income generating activities while protecting and developing the natural resources in the communities. The results of this method and the lessons learned will be used for scaling up of the Fit for Purpose approach in other areas.


The focus on an integrated approach is meant to strengthen land tenure security for all in the community, while at the same time starting the discussion on what can be reached when land tenure is secure: how to plan for income generating activities which respect natural resources? How to plan for a sustainable future for men, women, youth, elderly, vulnerable people within the communities? By piloting and approaching land formalisation to spark broader development, the fieldwork of all implementors will be done simultaneously. Where -during and after mapping- Kadaster International will focus on the achieving land formalisation and thus governmental actors needed to upscale the FIT FOR PURPOSE approach, the other implementor(s) will mostly focus on the non-governmental actors who could become involved in land formalization processes, and find (financial) support for the chosen pilot areas to kick start their income generating activities and natural resource protection, for which the foundations will be laid during this project.

Please refer to the full tender documents for a complete description of the proposed assignment, as well as tender procedure and requirements. In case of any differences between those documents and this announcement, the information in the official tender documents on Tendernet prevails.

Tender Timeline

October  19th, 2020 - Deadline questions and clarifications about the tender

November 13th, 2020 - Deadline tender submissions

December 14th, 2020 - Deadline selection of tender candidates

February 1st, 2021 - Contract starting date



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