TVET 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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$5mn towards the cost of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development Project 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)          Support for the operational effectiveness of the Sector Skills Development Agency and National Qualifications Department;

(b)         Conduct an institutional assessment and restructuring of the management and operations of the technical institutes;

(c)          Development of a strategy for the promotion and marketing of technical and vocational education and training;

(d)         Development  of  a  monitoring  and  evaluation system  for  the technical  and  vocational education and training system;

(e)          Training of technical and vocational education and training teachers/instructors to deliver literacy and numeracy education; and

(f)          Design and supervision consultancy for construction/rehabilitation works at four technical institutes and selected secondary schools.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period March 2013 to December 2014

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

(a)          Equipment/tools, furniture and supplies for technical vocational education and training;

(b)         Training to the Diploma and bachelor levels for technical and vocational education and training teachers/instructors; and

(c)          Construction/rehabilitation  works  at  four  technical  institutes  and  selected  secondary schools.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period June 2013 to December 2015.

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

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

1.   Project Coordinator

Education Project Implementation Unit

Ministry of Education Halifax Street Kingstown

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Tel: + (785) 457-0178

Fax: + (784) 451-2493

Email: pmedubep@vincysurf.com

epmu@vincysurf.com