Consultancy Services For Technical Consultant Quality Assurance – CROSQ

CARICOM REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDS AND QUALITY 

STRENGTHENING OF REGIONAL QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME    

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT QUALITY ASSURANCE

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$ 752,850 towards the cost of Strengthening of Regional Quality Infrastructure Programme 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 CROSQ 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 CROSQ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

CROSQ, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Technical Consultant Quality Assurance.

The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to two testing laboratories, through the use of the Stepwise Improvement Programme (SIP) methodology, towards the implementation of internationally recognised Quality Management Systems (QMS) so that they can provide services to manufacturers and exporters.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 75 person-days over a period of 12 calendar months.

CROSQ now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

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 qualifications and experience on similar assignments.   All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the third address below between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Five (5) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018, and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy services for Technical Consultant Quality Assurance”

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services.   CROSQ 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 engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

1.

Mr Deryck Omar

Chief Executive Officer

CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality

2nd Floor Baobab Tower

Warrens St Michael

Barbados

Email: deryck.omar@crosq.org

2.

Procurement Policy Unit

Caribbean Development Bank

P.O. Box 408 Wildey

St Michael

Barbados, WI. BB11000

Tel: 246 431 1600

Fax: (246) 426-7269

Email: procurement@caribank.org

3.

For Further Information

Mr Terry Hutchinson

Project Coordinator

CARICOM Regional Organisation

for Standards and Quality

2nd Floor Baobab Tower

Warrens St Michael

Barbados

Tel: 246 622 7683

Email terry.hutchinson@crosq.org