Baseline Studies for Seventeen Vulnerable and Volatile Communities to Support the Community Renewal Programme- Jamaica

GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA

COMMUNITY RENEWAL PROGRAMME (CRP)

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR

CONDUCTING BASELINE STUDIES FOR SEVENTEEN VULNERABLE AND VOLATILE COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY RENEWAL PROGRAMME

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of conducting baseline studies in 17 vulnerable and volatile communities to support the Community Renewal programme (CRP) 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 the GOJ 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 GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Conducting Baseline Studies for Seventeen Vulnerable and Volatile Communities to Support the Community Renewal Programme.

The objective of the consultancy is to collect data for a gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation system designed and operationalized to better inform the programming decisions and benchmarks for intended outcomes and impact of the interventions within the most vulnerable and volatile CRP beneficiary communities, and to train the CRP staff and key stakeholders in the management and use of the data. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of twelve (12) months.

The PIOJ now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) 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, financial capability and existing commitments.  All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from the address below between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.

The original and one hard copy of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday November 24, 2017 and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB by email 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 Conducting Baseline Studies for Seventeen Vulnerable and Volatile Communities to Support the Community Renewal Programme”.

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full Terms of Reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOJ 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 short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

1.

Project Coordinator
Community Renewal Programme
Planning Institute of Jamaica
16 Oxford Road
Kingston 5
JAMAICA, W.I.
Tel: + (876) 906-4463-4
Fax: + (876) 906-5011
Email: crp@pioj.gov.jm

 

2.

Procurement Officer
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael
BARBADOS, W.I.
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269
Email: procurement@caribank.org