Consultancy Services for Development of a Climate-Resilient and Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plan

    The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$7.03 million towards the cost of the Dominica Climate Resilience and Restoration 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 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 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 Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MOE), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the development of a climate-resilient and gender-responsive education Sector Plan (ESP).

    The objective of the consultancy is to assist MOE with the preparation of an ESP (2019-2025), which are based on key development priorities including climate resilience and gender equity. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of eight (8) months.

    MOE now invites 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:

      • the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
      • 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.

    The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB's Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB's policy on conflict of interest.

    In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 8:00 hours and 16:00 hours Monday to Friday.

    Three (3) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 16:00 hours on Monday December 17th, 2018 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked "Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for the development of a climate-resilient and gender-responsive education Sector Plan (ESP)."

    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. GOCD 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 short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

    Address 1:
    Attn: Mr. Timothy Lavinier
    Project Procurement Officer
    Education Planning Unit
    Education Science & Technology Building
    Cornwall Street
    Commonwealth of Dominica
    Tel: (767) 266 5512/225 4159
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Address 2:
    The Procurement Officer
    Caribbean Development Bank
    Wildey, St. Michael
    Barbados W.I
    Tel: (246) 431-1600
    Fax: (246) 426-7269
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Posted: 30/11/2018