Evaluation of CDB’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES (DiMSOG) OF THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR EVALUATION OF DiMSOG

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) intends to apply a portion of its own funds towards the cost of contracting a Consultant to conduct the evaluation of CDB’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines (DiMSOG),

The objectives of the consultancy are:

(a) To gather evidence and lessons (based on successes, major issues and challenges) that will inform a new iteration of DiMSOG.

(b) To understand the relevance and effectiveness of DiMSOG, especially with regards to:

  • pro-actively supporting BMCs to reduce risk through strengthening their disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience and adaptation efforts;
  • responding to disasters through Emergency Relief Grants, Immediate Response Loans and Rehabilitations/Reconstruction Loans;
  • mainstreaming DRM within CDB’s strategic planning, project cycle, country strategy papers, poverty reduction papers, policy based loans; and
  • working with regional development partners and frameworks.

(c) To identify CDB’s comparative advantage regarding DRM in the region and the best role for it to play given CDB’s focus, capacity and lending instruments.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 60-70 days, spread over a period of four months (February – May, 2018).

CDB now invites interested consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.  All countries are eligible to submit an Expression 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.  See link for further information on the Terms of Reference. All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from  procurement@caribank.org between 09:00 and 16:00 hours EST Monday to Friday.

Interested consultant teams are required to submit:

(a) A letter of interest including their evaluation profile / experiences and expertise as a firm as well as the individuals who would be part of this assignment, their interest in undertaking the evaluation, as well as a statement confirming their availability given the timeframe.

(b) CVs of each individual on the evaluation team.

(c) Two executive summaries from recent evaluation reports that individuals on the proposed team have conducted.

An electronic copy of the Expression of Interest must be received at the address below no later than Monday, January 22, 2018, at 17:00 EST.  The email subject line should read “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for the Evaluation of CDB’s Disaster Risk Management Strategy and Operational Guidelines (DiMSOG).”

The selection method shall be Consultants’ Qualifications selection.  Therefore, following the assessment of submissions, firms shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced firm shall be selected. Only the selected firm shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal and, if such proposal is responsive and acceptable, be invited to negotiate a contract. 

The Caribbean Development Bank 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.

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