GOVERNMENT OF GRENADA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE, PLANNING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
BASIC NEEDS TRUST FUND PROGRAMME
CONSULTANCYSERVICESFORIMPACT ASSESSMENT OF BNTF CYCLE 7 & 8 PROGRAMME
The Government of Grenada (GOGR) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$3.8 Million, towards the cost of the Basic Needs Trust FundProgramme 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 GOGR 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 GOGR 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 an Impact Assessment of the BNTF Cycle 7 & 8 Programme.
i. Conduct an evaluation of the activities and impact of the BNTF Cycle 7 & 8 Programme;
ii. Determine lessons learned from the implementation of the Programme’s activities and the outcomes achieved that will be useful to future Programming; and
iii. Ascertain from beneficiaries their perspectives on the performance of the BNTF with regards to speed of response, efficiency, levels of community participation in the sub-project cycle including; project identification, planning, implementation and supervision.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of six(6) months.
RDU now invites interested eligible consulting firmsto submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
(a) In the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than fifty percent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/ or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;
(b) In the case of unincorporated firms, the beneficial owners are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(c) 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 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 technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments.All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 9:30 and 15:30 hours Monday to Friday.
One electronic copy of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday April 15th, 2020 and a second electronic copy simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The heading shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Impact Assessment BNTF Cycle 7 & 8”.
Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. 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 short-listing 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