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Consultancy Services for Risk Management Capacity Building for the Advance Cargo Information System Team at CARICOM IMPACS
Risk Management Capacity Building for the Advance Cargo Information System Team at CARICOM IMPACS
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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.  

The objectives of the consultancy are to:

  1. Review and finalise an Organisational Framework for Managing Risk in CARICOM. 
  2. Develop a comprehensive Risk Management Plan/Strategy for participating Member States.
  3. 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.


CARICOM IMPACS now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  1. the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
  1. 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[1].  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 (November 2019) as published on CDB’s website.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments existing commitments and specifically:

The Technical Expert should have at least ten (10) years of experience in Risk management or a related field and work at a senior level. 

[1] Occasionally contracts may be financed out of special programs that would further expand or restrict eligibility to a particular group of member countries. When this is the case, it should be mentioned in this paragraph.


All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. hours Monday to Friday.

An electronic copy of the Expressions of Interest must be sent in PDF format to the email in the first address below no later than 3:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 01, 2022, and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second email address below. The Expression of Interest will be deemed to have been received at the time that it is received by CARICOM IMPACS at the first email address below. The burden of proving receipt of the e-mail will be on the applicant and will not be met solely by a read receipt or sent items report generated by the Consultant’s computer. The e-mail containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant. The subject line shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Technical Assistance for Risk Management Capacity Building for the Advanced Cargo Information System (ACIS) Team at CARICOM IMPACS”

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services.

CARICOM IMPACS 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 engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


Nadine Bushell

Programme Coordinator


19 Keate Street, Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.  

Tel: 1 (868) 235 5511



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Caribbean Development Bank

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