Project Name
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Development Project - Construction of Smart Classrooms
Construction of Smart Classrooms at the Barrouallie Technical Institute
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The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GOSVG) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD 12.6 million dollars towards the cost of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Development Project (the Project) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under this contract.  Payment 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 Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation (MOE) through its Education Project Implementation Unit (EPIU). Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation has contracted Consultants who will assist the EPIU with delivering the Project.  The Consultants have prepared designs and contract documentation and will assist in tender administration and evaluation and supervise Project activities.

MOE now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Construction of Smart Classrooms at the Barrouallie Technical Institute.   The works include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The construction of a two (2) storey building of reinforced masonry construction to house:
    1. On the Ground Floor: Marine Technology Lab with Instructors’ Office, Tool Storage and Agriculture lab
    2. First Floor: Three Classrooms; 1 Fully Smart Classrooms and 2 Semi-Smart Classrooms (one of which is fully computerized), Principal’s and Reception Offices and toilet facilities.


Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms, which are legally incorporated or otherwise, organized in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country and are either:

  1. More than 50% beneficially owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country, or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting these requirements; or
  1. Owned or controlled by the Government of an eligible country provided that it is legally and financially autonomous and operated under the commercial law of an eligible country and otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of the CDB Guidelines for Procurement (2006).

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

Eligible bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their bids establishing their eligibility to bid and qualification to perform the contract if the bid is accepted.  Tender and qualification information are to be submitted in the English Language on the prescribed forms inserted in the Bid Documents.  Submissions that do not provide the information required, or do not demonstrate the prospective contractor’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.

Qualification requirements include, inter alia:

  1. An average annual turnover (defined as certified payments received for works in progress or completed) within the last 5 years of at least EC$1,500,000.00;
  1. A demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of EC$250,000.00;
  1. Experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least two (2) assignments of a nature, scope and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last 10 years (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 70 percent complete);
  1. A list of all projects completed within the past five (5) years.  Indicate whether they were completed (i) on schedule, or (ii) beyond schedule, and the reasons why.


Bidding Documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the first address below for no charge.  Requests may be made by written application including email.  Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bidding Documents for the Construction of Smart Classrooms at the Barrouallie Technical Institute,” along with the name, address and contact information of the bidder for which Bidding Documents is being requested.

Applicants who request that hardcopy documents be forwarded to them must submit an account number from a local courier agent that accepts freight collect charges.  Documents will be promptly dispatched, but under no circumstance will the GOSVG or MOE or their authorized agent be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so transmitted.

Submissions in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Bid for the Construction of Smart Classrooms at the Barrouallie Technical Institute,” must be received at the second address below not later than 14:00 hrs (local time) on February 15, 2022.  Bid opening will take place immediately after the deadline for submission at the second address below in the presence of bidder’s representatives who choose to attend.  Qualification information only must be simultaneously submitted Electronically to the third address below.

All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of Two Thousand East Caribbean Dollars (EC $2,000.00).

GOSVG reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidders(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidders(s) of the grounds for GOSVG action.   GOSVG will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.


1. Address for Correspondence
The Project Coordinator

TVET Development Project

           Ministry of Education

           1st Floor Coreas Hazels Building

            Halifax Street


            St. Vincent and the Grenadines


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(+1-784) 457-0178
(+1-784) 451-2493
2. Address for Bid Submission and Bid Opening
The Secretary

 Central Procurement Board

     Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

     2nd Floor Administrative Complex


     St. Vincent and the Grenadines

3. Address for Completed Qualification Information Only
Procurement Officer

Procurement Policy Unit

Caribbean Development Bank

    P.O. Box 408


    St Michael

    Barbados, WI. BB11000

(246) 539 1600