Project Name
Belize Social Investment Fund Loan IV (BSIF IV)
Consultancy Services For The Design Of Infrastructure Works For Four Bsif Iv Sub-Projects
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The Government of Belize (GOBZ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards implementing the Belize Social Investment Fund IV Loan Project (BSIF IV) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of the (GOBZ) and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Loan 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 Loan Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Loan.

The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) is the Executing Agency (EA) of this Project and now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Design of Infrastructure works for four BSIF IV sub-projects.

The objective of the consultancy is to prepare detailed designs and cost estimates, procurement documents, Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP), Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (CRVA) and an estimate of the level of climate financing included in each of the four sub-projects. Designs shall be gender-responsive, socially inclusive, environmentally friendly and climate-resilient. 

The assignment includes the full architectural and structural design of the Orange Walk Polyclinic and the Belize City Family Care Centre; the addition of a first floor to the Caye Caulker Polyclinic; and provision of potable water to the Corozal Free Zone. The selected Consulting firm will be required to review existing designs (where available); advise on the scope and adequacy of the sub-project interventions; and provide detailed designs, engineer estimates, and priced activity schedules. The work must consider thematic areas such as gender, environmental sustainability and climate change and shall seek to integrate disaster risk mitigation measures into designs.

Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference (TOR) or the TOR could be made available upon request by contacting Address 1 below or downloaded from the Specific Procurement Notice on CDB’s website.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 6 months


Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. Consultants are advised to review the detailed eligibility criteria detailed in Section 4 and conflict of interest provisions in Section 5 of the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (January 2021), as applicable and as published on CDB’s website (

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability, and existing commitments. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.


Interested consultant teams are required to submit their Expression of Interest using the “EOI Consulting Firms template” attached to this REOI or could be made available upon request by contacting Address 1 below.  All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CST) Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays.

The Expression of Interest must be received electronically at the first (BSIF) and second (CDB) address below no later than 10:00a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, February 23, 2024. The submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for the Design of Infrastructure Works for the Four BSIF IV Sub-Projects.”

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOBZ reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety.  It will not be bound to assign any reason for not selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


(1) Senior Procurement Officer
Belize Social Investment Fund
(501) 822-0239
(501) 822-0279
(2) Procurement Officer
Caribbean Development Bank