Education Sector Reform Programme Phase II – Belize

GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE

EDUCATION SECTOR REFORM PROGRAMME PHASE II

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

The Government of Belize (GOBZ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD35.461 million towards the cost of Phase II of the Education Sector Reform Programme and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under contracts procured under this project. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOBZ 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 GOBZ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The following consultancy assignments will be procured under the project:

(i) Resource Allocation Consultancy;
(ii) Consultancy for the Development of an Early Stimulation and Emergent Learning (ESEL) Programme;
(iii) Consultancy for Determining the Implications of Increasing the Age of Compulsory Education;
(iv) Consultancy for the Review and Rationalization of the School Feeding Programme;
(v) Consultancy for the Development of a Maintenance Policy and Plan for Schools;
(vi) Consultancy for the Development of an Early Identification System (EIS) for Children At-Risk in the Education System;
(vii) Consultancy for the Development and Implementation of a Public Education and Communications Strategy; and
(viii) Consultancies for Design and Construction Supervision.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period April 2016 to December 2017.
The following goods and works will be procured under the project:

(i) Construction of thirty-five (35) schools across pre-primary, primary, and secondary levels;
(ii) Provision of furniture and equipment (basic furniture, lab equipment, appliances, agricultural equipment, computers, printers and accessories); and
(iii) Procurement of two (2) vehicles.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period April 2016 to December 2018.

Consultants, Contractors and Suppliers from member countries of CDB will be eligible to participate in these procurement opportunities.

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture (MoEYSC) is the Executing Agency for the Project.

Further details of the project can be obtained by contacting the Project Coordinator at the address below:

Dr. Ellajean Gillett
Project Coordinator
Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture
1899 Constitution Drive
City of Belmopan
Belize, Central America
Tel: (501) 828-5147/5148
Email: Ellajean.gillett@moe.gov.bz