Consultancy Services –  Design Services for Construction of Union Island Secondary School TVET Centre – St. Vincent and the Grenadines 

GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE UNION ISLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL TVET CENTRE 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$ 12.317 million towards the cost of Technical and Vocational Educational Training Development 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 GOSVG 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 GOSVG shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Ministry of Education, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy for Design services for the construction of the Union Island Secondary School TVET centre. The objective of the consultancy is to provide architectural and engineering design services for the construction of the Union Island Secondary School TVET centre. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of Five (5) Months.

Ministry of Education 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:

  • in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised 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;
  • in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide resident or 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.

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 first address below between 0830 and 1600 hours / 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Four hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 1600 hours / 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 and one hard 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 Design Services for the Construction of the Union Island Secondary School TVET Centre”

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. GOSVG 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.

Project Coordinator           

Education Project & Implementation Unit

Ministry of Education

1st Floor Coreas & Hazells Building

Halifax Street Kingstown

St.Vincent and the Grenadines

Tel.:  (784) 457-0178

Fax.: (784) 451-2493

Email: pmedubep@vincysurf.com

 

The Procurement Officer

Caribbean Development Bank

Wildey, St. Michael

Barbados W. I.

Tel 🙁 1-246) 431-1600

Fax: (1-246) 426-7269