The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$650,470 towards the cost of Establishment of Integrated Border Systems for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of CARICOM IMPACS 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 CARICOM IMPACS shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
CARICOM IMPACS, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Technical Assistance for Risk Management Capacity Building for the Advanced Cargo Information System (ACIS) Team at CARICOM IMPACS.
- Review and finalise an Organisational Framework for Managing Risk in CARICOM.
- Develop a comprehensive Risk Management Plan/Strategy for participating Member States.
- Review and finalise a comprehensive Risk Assessment/Targeting and Selectivity Manual specific to high-risk cargo/shipment.
At the end of the assignment, it is expected that a Risk Management Framework is established at the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) in relation to Advance Cargo Information to assist Member States’ Customs Administrations in strengthening the safety and security of the Region, through adequate risk mitigation. The staff at CARICOM IMPACS should have developed skills to recognise and analyze risks, mine and analyse data, determine appropriate risk treatments, develop trends, identify and develop risk indicators, develop well-defined risk criteria. The consultant is expected to provide technical support to CARICOM IMPACS in the above-mentioned areas. Additionally, the consultant will review risk criteria developed by the JRCC based on seizure data collected from participating Member States from the commencement of ACIS operations and develop a Risk Management Strategy with accompanying implementation plan and will review and finalise Draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the collection and, management of information (seizure data, open-source data, etc.).
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 5 months not exceeding 100 person-days.