Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector – Jamaica

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR TARIFF PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT ADVICE FOR THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR – JAMAICA

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated financing towards the cost of providing Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector in Jamaica and intends to award a contract for the above-mentioned services. Payments shall not be made 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. 

CDB now wishes to procure consultancy services for providing Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector in Jamaica. The objective of the intervention is to increase the capacity of regulatory authorities and in particular the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica about tariff productivity improvement practices and advice on appropriate productivity target-setting methodologies. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of up to three (3) months.

Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference available here.

CDB 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:

(a) 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;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) 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, regional experience, experience on similar assignments, indicative personal and existing commitments.  All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the address below between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in English electronically by email to: procurement@caribank.org, in pdf format no later than 9:00 am Barbados time on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  The email subject line should state “Expression of Interest for Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector – Jamaica” and the email body must state the name and address of the applicant. The Expression of Interest will be deemed to have been received at the time that it is received by CDB.  The burden of proving receipt of the e-mail will be on the applicant and will not be met solely by a read receipt or sent items report generated by the bidder’s computer. 

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. CDB 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.

Caribbean Development Bank
REEE-Unit; Peter Werner
P.O. Box 408
Wildey
St. Michael, BB11000
BARBADOS, W.I.
Tel: + (246) 431-1897