Education Quality Improvement Project – Saint Lucia

GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA

EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (EQuIP)

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

The Government of Saint Lucia has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) equivalent to US$16,192,000 towards the cost of implementing the EQuIP project which falls within the portfolio of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations. A portion of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under contracts procured under this Project. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of the Government of Saint Lucia, 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 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 the Government of Saint Lucia shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The following activities will be procured under the project during the period September 2018 to August 2022:

A. Consultancy Services:

  • Engineering and consultancy services for design review and construction supervision – construction/expansion/rehabilitation of four (4) schools
  • Assessment of the current Special Needs Education Provision across the basic education sub-sector in Saint Lucia and the Region
  • Development of a gender-sensitive Special Needs Education Policy and Strategy
  • Review and enhancement of current policy for psycho-social support services
  • Curriculum review and revision to incorporate a focus on Special Needs Education
  • Preparation of detailed designs and costings for a new Special Needs Facility and Transitional Education Centre
  • Assessment of a Secondary School to determine programme and infrastructure needs to facilitate delivery of an alternative curriculum
  • Development of an institutional framework to strengthen capacity and system leadership within the education sector
  • Development of a National Qualifications Framework
  • Review and enhancement of the Education Act 2008
  • Mid-term evaluation of the EQuIP Project

B. Goods, Works and Training:

  • Works: Expansion and/or rehabilitation works including renewable energy/energy efficiency (RE/EE) improvements at four (4) Schools:
  • Goods: Furniture, Equipment, learning resources and assistive devices for new and rehabilitated facilities and other specially identified schools.
  • Training: Skills training and certification for educators in various disciplines.

Consultants, contractors and suppliers from member countries of the CDB will be eligible to participate in these procurement opportunities.

The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations is the Executing Agency for this project. Further details of the Project can be obtained via the following address:

Chief Planning Officer
Corporate Planning Unit
Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations
3rd Floor, Francis Compton Building
Waterfront, Castries
SAINT LUCIA
Tel: + (758) 468 5251/5258/5259/3257
Email: cpusecretary@education.gov.lc