Expression of Interest: Life Skills Health and Family Life Education/Gender-based Violence Programme – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A LIFE SKILLS HEALTH AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION/GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE PROGRAMME 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines 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 the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (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, National Reconciliation and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MOE), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Development of a Life Skills Health and Family Life Education (HFLE)/Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Programme.

The objective of the consultancy is to assist MOE with the design of a Life Skills/HFLE programme, including a focus on Gender Based Violence (GBV) to be implemented at the Technical Institutes, as part of the training.  The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of four months.

MOE now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  • 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 on similar assignments, 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 Monday to Friday. 

Four hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 1400 hours on Friday, November 3, 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 Development of a Life Skills Health and Family Life Education/Gender-Based Violence Programme”

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.   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 selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

1.

Project Coordinator

Education Project & Implementation Unit 

Ministry of Education

1st Floor Coreas Hazells Building

Halifax Street Kingstown

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tel: (748) 457-0178

Faz: (748) 451-2493

Email: pmedubep@vincysurf.com

 

2.

The Procurement Officer

Caribbean Development Bank

Wildey, St. Michael

Barbados W.I.

Tel: (246) 431-1600

Fax: (246) 426-7269

Email: procurement@caribank.org