Development of Trafficking In Persons Training Curricula and Ministerial Task Force on TIPs Code of Conduct – Guyana

GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA 

COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS PROJECT 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR 

DEVELOPMENT OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (TIPS) TRAINING CURRICULA AND
MINISTERIAL TASK FORCE ON TIPS CODE OF CONDUCT 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

The Government of Guyana (GOGY) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$149,950 towards the cost of the Combating Trafficking in Persons 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 Government 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 GOGY shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Ministry of Public Security, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Development of Trafficking In Persons (TIPs) Training Curricula and a Code of Conduct for the Ministerial Task Force on TIPs.

The objectives of the consultancy are to:

(a) develop a socially inclusive and gender-responsive TIPs Training Curricula for targeted groups from government agencies and NGOs;

(b) facilitate a training of trainers (learning facilitators) workshop in use of the TIPs Training Curricula; and

(c) develop a Code of Conduct for the Ministerial Task Force which outlines formal operational procedures for conducting its affairs, and enforcement mechanisms and/or measures to support compliance.

The purpose of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of Government and non-government partners to effectively combat TIPs in Guyana. The assignment will be socially inclusive,[1] giving direct attention to vulnerabilities associated with, inter alia, disability,[2] gender, ethnicity, geography (hinterland versus coast), age (child, youth, working age and elderly), and socioeconomic status. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of three (3) months.

The Ministry of Public Security 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 first address below between 8:00 hours and 15:30 hours Monday to Friday.

Two (2) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 9:00 hours on 13th August 2018 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 the Development of Trafficking In Persons (TIPs) Training Curricula and Ministerial Task Force on TIPs Code of Conduct”. 

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. GOGY 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. Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Public Security
Lot 6 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana.
Switchboard: 592-226-1717/226-3454
Permanent Secretary’s Secretariat: 592-226-5221
Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons’ Secretariat: 592-226-5306.

Facsimile: 592-226-2740

Email: ps@mops.gov.gy

  1. Caribbean Development Bank

P.O. Box 408
Wildey, St. Michael
Barbados, W.I.
BB11000

 Email: procurement@caribank.org
 Telephone: 246-431-1600

[1] Social inclusion is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity (http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/socialdevelopment/brief/social-inclusion). This process includes those who are traditionally excluded due to inequalities associated with, inter alia, gender, poverty, disability, age cohort, geographic location (urban/rural/peri-urban), ethnicity, race and indigenous peoples’ identity. The exclusion experienced may be evident in stereotypes, stigmas, and superstitions based on group identity and intersection of multiple identities. The GOGY is signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Guyana also has the Persons with Disabilities Act (2010), Amerindian Act (2006), and National Youth Policy. There is ongoing work to develop a National Gender Policy. The said provisions demonstrate the country’s commitments to mainstreaming gender, indigenous peoples, youth and disability.

[2] Disability may range from mild, moderate, severe to profound. The types may include inter alia, intellectual, visual, physical, learning, speech, deafness, mental illness, and multiple types.