GOVERNMENT OF GRENADA
BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND PROGRAMME
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR GENDER SENSITIZATION TRAINING
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of Grenada (GOGR) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$2.7 Million towards the cost of Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme 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 Government of Grenada 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 the Government of Grenada shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Rural Development Unit (RDU), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for a Gender Sensitization Training.
The objective of the training sessions are to sensitize the participants about:
1. Distinguishing between sex and gender,
2. Understanding the social construction of gender,
3. Examining the agents of socialization that create and maintain gender stereotypes,
4. Addressing stereotypes and inequalities to end violence against women and girls,
5. Learning simple gender analysis of texts, songs, and other social media, AND
6. Identifying and tackling gender bias in curriculum materials.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of two (2) days – September 15, 2022 and September 16, 2022.
The Rural Development Unit (RDU) 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:
(a) the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(b) 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 (January, 2021), as published on CDB’s website.
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 8:00am and 4:00pm hours Monday to Friday.
One hard copy of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 4:00pm hours on Friday July 22, 2022 and one electronic 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 Gender Sensitization Training”. Details of the Terms of Reference can be obtained from the following website: https://www.procurement.gd/
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. The Rural Development Unit (RDU) 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.
Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme
Kirani James Blvd
Tel: (473) 435-6802/6803
The Procurement Officer
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408