Preparation of detailed designs and cost estimates for a new library – University of Guyana






The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$149,985 towards the cost of the preparation of detailed designs and cost estimates for the construction of a new library for the University of Guyana and intends to apply 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 University of Guyana and upon approval by the 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 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 the Government of Guyana of Guyana shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The University of Guyana, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the preparation of detailed designs and cost estimates for the construction of a new library.

The objective of the consultancy is to prepare detailed designs and cost estimates for the construction of a new library located at the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana guided by an Environmental and Social Management Framework in order to produce a gender-responsive, socially-inclusive, environmentally-sensitive and hazard and climate-resilient new facility.

The University of Guyana 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 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 the 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 first address below between 09:00 and 15:00 hours, Monday to Friday or email or Telephone# 592-222 4186/2118.

Two hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 15:00 hours on Monday, July 30, 2018 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to the 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 “Consultancy Services for the Preparation of Detailed Designs and Cost Estimates for the Construction of a New Library for the University of Guyana.”

Consultants may submit an Expression of Interest as a single entity or a joint venture.

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with the full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. The University of Guyana 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.

Address 1 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor    

Planning and International Engagement 

(Ground Floor- The Vice-Chancellery)    

University of Guyana    

Turkeyen Campus      


Tel: (592) 222-4186/2118   

Address 2

The Procurement Officer

The Caribbean Development Bank

P.O. Box 408   

Wildey, St. Michael

Barbados, W.I. BB11000

Tel: (246) 431-1600