Project Name
Kingstown Port Modernisation Project
Consultancy Services for Project Manager
02:00 PM


The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD185 Million towards the cost of the Kingstown Port Modernisation 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 GOSVG 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 GOSVG shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Ministry of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Seaports, Grenadines Affairs, and Local Government, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Project Manager (PM).

The Project Manager (PM) will report to the Chairperson, Board Steering Committee (BSC). He/she will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring all aspects of the implementation of the Project. The PM will be supported by an Assistant PM, a Procurement Specialist, an Environmental Safeguards Specialist, a Community Liaison Officer and, administrative staff within the Ministry of Ministry of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Sea Ports, Grenadines Affairs and Local Government. The PM will be a member of the BSC.

  1. The PM’s duties will include, but not be limited to carrying out the day-to-day coordination and supervision of the Project, including the preparation of regular progress reports and a Project Completion Report (PCR);
  1. Managing the financial aspects of the Project including monitoring and controlling of project cost, preparing/reviewing withdrawal applications, supervising preparation of financial reporting and submit to the BSC and CDB. Preparing and submitting to CDB, a Quarterly Report on the Investment Cost of the Project, in the form specified by CDB, within two weeks after the end of each calendar quarter, commencing with the quarter following the commencement of the assignment.
  • liaising with CDB on all technical and administrative aspects of the Project;
  • developing key partnerships with stakeholders and liaising with them to inform about the Project and its implementation status;
  • organising meetings in collaboration with stakeholders at strategic times to discuss all aspects of project implementation, including any current and/or potential obstacles to timely implementation;
  • assisting in the preparation of inter-agency Memorandum of Understanding to formalise roles and responsibilities;
  • develop close working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders (including NGOs, government departments, private sector, and Local Government officials) to achieve a shared vision of the Project and its objectives;
  • representation of GOSVG in all its dealings with all consultants, suppliers and contractors;
  • oversight of the integration of the social and gender aspects of the project, including incorporating and monitoring the social and gender aspects at strategic points during implementation;
  • management and administration of the implementation of the construction contracts;
  1. advertise for, and assist, in the selection and engagement of the various consultants;
  1. ensure that all contractual obligations are adhered to and make all necessary arrangements to ensure implementation meets projected targets;
  1. submission to CDB of the Civil Works Implementation Completion Report and as-built drawings referred to in the Reporting Requirements contained in CDB’s Appraisal Report, within two (2) months after the date of issue by the engineering consultants of a certificate of practical completion of the last Civil Works contract; and

The Consultant should possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Project Management or other related field with a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in the management and implementation of multi-sectoral projects.
  1. Experience in managing marine construction projects valued no less than USD20mn.
  1. Strong communication, supervisory and monitoring skills and good relations with local stakeholders are desirable.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of no more than thirty-six (36) months. The successful Consultant must be able to relocate to St. Vincent full-time.

The Ministry of Urban Development, Energy, Airports, Seaports, Grenadines Affairs, and Local Government 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. 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.

The submission should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae of the Consultant.
  2. At least two current and relevant references for similar activities.
  3. Professional portfolio of previous work experience relevant to the assignment.


All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 08:00 and 16:00 hours Monday to Friday.

The deadline for submission is Thursday April 28, 2022, at 14:00 hours St. Vincent and the Grenadines Local Time. Submissions must be sent electronically via PDF document to: as per the first address below, and on the same e-mail, copy to, as per the second address below, either as an attached document or through a download link within the email message.

The “Subject” field of the email message must read: “Expressions of Interest – Consultancy Services for Project Manager – Kingstown Port Modernisation Project” and the body of the email shall include the name and contact details for the individual consultant.

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


Address 1

Mrs. Laura Anthony – Browne


Board Steering Committee

Port Modernization Project

Project Implementation Unit

Randy’s Supermarket (3rd Floor)

Lower Bay Street


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

+1 (784) 456 1831
Address 2

Procurement Officer

Procurement Policy Unit

Caribbean Development Bank

P.O. Box 408


St. Michael


(246) 539-1600