University of the West Indies Open Campus Development Project

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES OPEN CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$13.16 mn towards the cost of the University of the West Indies Open Campus 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 UWI 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 UWI 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)    Developing A Maintenance Plan for Infrastructure Facilities At UWI Open Campus Country Sites (OCCSs) – St. Lucia and St. Vincent and The Grenadines; and

(b)    Preparation of an Implementation Framework for the Single Virtual University Space.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period March 2015 to December 2017.

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

(a)    Expanded and rehabilitated OCCS in St. Lucia;

(b)    Expanded and rehabilitated OCCS in St. Vincent and the Grenadines;

(c)    Furniture, fixtures and equipment for the OCCSs in St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and

(d)    Technology upgrades at the OCCSs in St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period March 2015 to October 2017.

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

The University of the West Indies Open Campus is the Executing Agency for the project.  Further details of the project can be obtained by contacting the address below.

University of the West Indies Open Campus

Office of the Principal

P.O. Box 1341

Bridgetown BB 11000

BARBADOS, W.I.

Tel: + (246) 417-4022

Fax: + (246) 424-0722

Email: principal@open.uwi.edu