Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development Project – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

GOVERNMENT OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

The Government of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$12.647 million towards the cost of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Development Project to support the continued transformation and responsiveness of the TVET system as a vehicle for workforce development, consistent with St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ (SVG) human resource development needs, 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 GOSVG 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 GOSVG 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) Enhancement of the operational framework for the School Transportation System;

(b) Development of a Life Skills/Health and Family Life Education/Gender-Based Violence Programme;

(c) Enhancing Access to TVET by Persons with Disabilities;

(d) Establishment of a Code of Conduct – Collaborative Provisions for the Ministry of Education (MOE);

(e) Establishment and implementation of a TVET Student Support Services Framework;

(f) Provision of Engineering Designs and Construction Supervision Services for construction of Smart Classroom Blocks and ancillary works at the Technical Institutes (TIs) and construction of Science and Technology Laboratories for Bishops College and Dr. J.P. Eustace Memorial Secondary School (JPEMS);

(g) Design studies for the establishment of the Marriaqua Technical Institute and the construction of a TVET block at Union Island Secondary School; and

(h) Strengthening of the project management system.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period September 2016 to December 2017.

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

(a) Smart classroom blocks and ancillary works for the TIs;

(b) Science and Technology Labs for Bishops College and JPEMS;

(c) Equipment/Tools, Furniture, Supplies and Curriculum Support Materials; and

(d) Skill Area and pedagogical training of TVET instructors and teachers.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period September 2016 to June 2018.

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

MOE is the Executing Agency for the project. Further details of the project can be obtained by contacting the address below.

Ministry of Education
Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: + (784) 457 0178
Fax: + (784) 451 2493
Email: pmedubep@vincysurf.com