Enhancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the Lower Secondary School Level – Suriname

GOVERNMENT OF SURINAME

ENHANCEMENT OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AT THE LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

The Government of Suriname (GOS) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$21.94 mn towards the cost of implementing a project entitled Enhancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at the Lower Secondary School Level in Suriname, 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 GOS 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 GOS 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:

(a) Design and Construction Supervision Services;

(b) Competency-based Curriculum Revision and Development;

(c) Enhancing of the Services Curriculum;

(d) Development of Second Language Acquisition Strategies;

(e) Development and Delivery of Teacher Training and Professional Development Programmes;

(f) Development of a National Qualifications Framework;

(g) Development of a Public Education and Awareness Strategy;

(h) Strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture;

(i) Development of a Maintenance Policy and Plan;

(j) Institutional and Functional Assessment for the Operation of Practical Instruction Centres;

(k) Enhancing Community Competence;

(l) Project Management Support.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period May 2016 to December 2019.

The following goods and/or works and/or non-consultancy services will be procured under the project:

(a) Construction of eight Practical Instruction Centres at locations across the country;

(b) Construction of residential accommodation for teachers;

(c) Equipment/tools, furniture, appliances and supplies for Practical Instruction Centres and residences;

(d) Training to enhance the capacity of teachers and instructors.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period May 2016 to December 2019.

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

The Programme Management Unit of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture is the Executing Agency for the project.  Further details of the project can be obtained by contacting the address below:

Marie Levens
Program Manager
Program Coordination Unit
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Rode Kruislaan 11A
Tel: +1 (597) 499-808
Email: secretarytvet@gmail.com