DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SMART SCHOOL INSPECTORS COURSE AND CONDUCTING SMART SCHOOL ASSESSMENT TRAINING
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of the British Virgin Islands through the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has received financing from the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), managed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), towards the cost of the Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities Through Non-Governmental Organisation Partnerships Project, and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.
Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of DDM and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than DDM shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Department of Disaster Management, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Development of a SMART School Inspectors course and Conducting Smart School assessment training. The objective of the consultancy is to develop a course for individuals who are involved in the education sector and are interested in upgrading their schools to meet the international standards for safe, healthy and green facilities. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of six (6) months.
The Department of Disaster Management now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of the consultancy services.Interested Consultants should provide information on their qualifications and relevant experience and capability to carry out the assignment.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
- the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
- in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.
Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information, including the Terms of Reference for the assignment, may be obtained from the first address below during office hours from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. British Virgin Islands time.
Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be emailed to the first address below and copied to CDB at the second address below. The Deadline for submission has been extended to no later than 3:30 p.m.Friday, February 16, 2018. The email submission must include the name and address of the applicant and the subject line shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest –For the Development of a Smart School Inspectors Course and Conducting of Training in Smart School Assessment”.
Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide consultancy services. The Government of the British Virgin Islands through the Department of Disaster Management reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
The Director The Procurement Officer
Department of Disaster Management Caribbean Development Bank
Government of the BVI Wildey, St. Michael
Simmonds Building Barbados, West Indies
DeCastro Street, Road Town
British Virgin Islands
Telephone number: (284) 468-9255