The United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) Programme funded by the Foreign, and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) and administered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) supports economic infrastructure in eight countries and one Overseas Territory. The current portfolio includes seven road projects, two port projects, two water/sanitation projects, two irrigation and agricultural development projects and one energy project. Both CDB and FCDO are committed to promoting disability inclusion in their development work, including in the infrastructure sector.
CDB, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the completion of an assessment of disability inclusion into the portfolio of the UKCIF Programme.
The objective of the consultancy is to facilitate improved integration of disability inclusion considerations in the UKCIF portfolio, so that the infrastructure built, and services provided through UKCIF (and beyond as far as possible) better meet the needs of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the beneficiary countries.
The Consultancy will be conducted under two components. Component I – will include the completion of a disability audit, checklist and a portfolio of recommendations; Component II – will include in-country user testing processes involving PWDs, through a highly consultative process and the review of any relevant literature on infrastructure user-testing processes. The overall consultancy assignment is estimated to take a total of 35-40 person-days over a maximum of three calendar months, inclusive of a review of reports by stakeholders. Components I and II can be conducted concurrently as deemed appropriate/feasible by the Consultant.
CDB now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.