The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) towards the cost of the Road and Bridges Rehabilitation Loubiere to Bagatelle - Post Tropical Storm Erika Project (Phase 1 – Loubiere to Grandbay Junction) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of GOCD 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 a 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 GOCD shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) is the executing agency for the Project and is responsible for its implementation in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Digital Economy. CREAD will coordinate the various activities within the Project.
CREAD now invites Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experience consulting firms for the provision of Construction Supervision Services for the “Rehabilitation of approximately 10.6km road section inclusive of Road Pavement, improved Drainage, Slope Stability, Retaining Walls, Improved Road Alignment, width, and Safety, and the construction of several culverts, and single spans bridges at Loubiere, Brewery, Pichelin, Grandbay North & Mitcham”.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSULTING SERVICES
The key objectives of the construction supervision assignment are to:
(a) ensure that high-quality construction is achieved and that all work is carried out in full compliance with the contract documents and technical specifications; and
(b) provide support to CREAD in the execution of its project management functions, including its monitoring and evaluation functions inter alia.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 20 months during the construction period and associated support during the 12 months of defects liability period.
Further, it is expected that Request for Proposals will be issued at the end of November 2021 with a contract award by March 2022.