(This is a republication of a notice issued on February 23, 2022)
The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (GOCB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to EUR330,963 towards the costs of “Enhancing the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) of The Bahamas through the Establishment of the Metrology Laboratory” 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 the GOCB and the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) 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 GOCB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The BBSQ, the executing agency now wishes to procure consultancy services from a Consulting Firm to streamline the development and provision of services to be offered via the Bureau’s laboratory facility which is to provide industrial metrology services to government and industry sectors. The objective of this consultancy is to provide BBSQ with technical assistance to:
- Assess the demand for calibration services and develop a strategy to guide the expansion of metrology services in The Bahamas;
- Establish a competent calibration service to meet identified demands among current and potential users of metrology services; and
- Develop and implement a quality management system in preparation for accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be implemented in one hundred and fifteen (115) person-days over a period of twelve calendar months. Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference (TOR).
The BBSQ now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.