Job Category: Procurement

10 Nov
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Request Expired: REOI – Consulting Services for Guyana Revenue Authority

REOI – Consulting Services for Guyana Revenue Authority TOR
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16 Sep
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Request Expired: REOI – Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project Consultancy Services for Project Supervision (St.Kitts & Nevis)

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis (GSKN) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$5,792,000 towards the cost of the Street and Flood Light Retrofitting 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 GSKN 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 GSKN shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the Supervision of the Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project.

The objective of the consultancy is to support SKELEC and the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) during the implementation of the Project. This includes the provision of assistance for tendering processes, the preparation of an Environmental and Social Management Plan, the formulation of implementation plans and reports and the monitoring of the installation of street and flood lights in St. Kitts and Nevis. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of seventeen (17) months.

SKELEC now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  1. in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;
  2. in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
  3. 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 technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments including:

  1. Available resources that have at a minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in an energy related field e.g. electrical engineering.
  2. The consultancy firm should have experience in undertaking at least three (3) assignments which included project management for electrical installation over the past five (5) years.
  3. Demonstrate successful experience in undertaking similar assignments in the Caribbean region and/or other Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
  4. The consultancy firm should demonstrate that it has the financial capacity to undertake the assignment through provision of audited financial statements for previous three fiscal years.
  5. Demonstrate the capacity to undertake assignments given existing commitments.All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (0800 and 1600 hours) Monday to Friday.

Two (2) hard copies of the Expression of Interest along with one (1) CD or DVD with the complete Expression of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 1600 hours on August 21, 2017 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 Supervision of the Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project”
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. GSKN 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.

Ms. Lavern Queeley
The Coordinator
Ministry of Sustainable Development
Bladens Commercial Development
Wellington Road
Basseterre
St. KITTS AND NEVIS
Tel: 869-467-1255/1057
Fax: 869-466-7398
Email: lcqueeley@gmail.com
lavernqueeleyskn@gmail.com
warner.rena@gmail.com
byharris60@gmail.com
beverly.harris@gov.kn

Procurement Officer
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P O Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael
BARBADOS, W. I.
Tel: +246-431-1600
Fax: +246-426-7269
Email: procurement@caribank.org

REOI – Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project Consultancy Services for Project Supervision TOR (St.Kitts & Nevis)
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16 Aug
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Request Expired: REOI – Capacity Building for Tariff Productivity Improvement in the Electricity Sector (Jamaica)

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has allocated financing towards the cost of providing Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector in Jamaica and intends to award a contract for the above-mentioned services. Payments shall not be made 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.

CDB now wishes to procure consultancy services for providing Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector in Jamaica. The objective of the intervention is to increase the capacity of regulatory authorities and in particular the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR) in Jamaica about tariff productivity improvement practices and advice on appropriate productivity target-setting methodologies. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of up to three (3) months.

Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference available here (attach TORs).
CDB now invites interested eligible consulting firms to 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 organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent 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 persons 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.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, regional experience, experience on similar assignments, indicative personal and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the address below between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in English electronically by email to: procurement@caribank.org, in pdf format no later than 9:00 am Barbados time on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The email subject line should state “Expression of Interest for Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for the Electricity Sector – Jamaica” and the email body must state the name and address of the applicant. The Expression of Interest will be deemed to have been received at the time that it is received by CDB. The burden of proving receipt of the e-mail will be on the applicant and will not be met solely by a read receipt or sent items report generated by the bidder’s computer.

The selection method shall be Consultants’ Qualifications selection. Therefore, following the assessment of submissions, firms shall be assessed and compared, and the best qualified and experienced firm shall be selected. Only the selected firm shall be asked to submit a combined technical and financial proposal and, if such proposal is responsive and acceptable, be invited to negotiate a contract. CDB 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 selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

Caribbean Development Bank REEE-Unit; Peter Werner
P.O. Box 408
Wildey
St. Michael, BB11000 Barbados, W.I.
Tel: (246) 431-1897

REOI – Capacity Building for Tariff Productivity Improvement in the Electricity Sector TOR (Jamaica)
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02 Jun
By: Tanika Jones 0

Request Expired: Consultancy Service for Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for Electricity Sector (Jamaica)

Since 2014, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has increased its focus on the promotion of Sustainable Energy in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) with the overall goal of transforming the energy sector to significantly increase energy security and sustainability, thus enabling economic growth. This followed the approval of CDB’s Climate Resilience Strategy in 2012, which highlighted initiatives in both adaptation and mitigation to combat the impacts of climate change.

1. BACKGROUND

1.01 The Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), a multi-sector regulatory agency, was established by an Act of Parliament, the OUR Act of 1995 (amended 2000), to regulate the provision of utility services in Jamaica. These services include electricity, telecommunications, water supply and sewerage. The OUR has functioned publicly since January 1997 and it has focused on ensuring that the interests of the utility consumers and those of the utility companies alike are protected. The mission of the OUR is “To contribute to national development by creating an environment for the efficient delivery of utility services to the customer whilst assuring that service providers have the opportunity to make a reasonable return on their investments.” The electricity sector is governed primarily by the OUR Act, The Electricity Act, 2015 and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) Electricity Licence 2016 (Licence 206). The Licence 2016, which governs the economic behaviour and technical operations of JPSCo, emphasizes, among other things, the importance of crafting rates that takes into account the advancement of economic efficiency.

1.02 The electricity sector in Jamaica is comprised of a vertically integrated company, the JPSCo that owns the transmission and distribution grid and accounts for 71% or 903 MW of the total generating capacity on the national grid. The remaining 26% of firm capacity is provided by four (4) independent power producers. There are also three (3) large scale independent renewable energy suppliers that provide energy on a variable basis to the grid. Pursuant to its License 2016, JPSCo is the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica.

1.03 The Caribbean Development Bank in cooperation with the OUR intends engage a Consultant(s) to provide advice on the productivity improvement methodology to be employed JPSCo Rate Reviews and built capacity among OUR and regional stakeholders. The need for a review of productivity improvement methodologies has arisen out of the introduction of License 2016), which has resulted, among other things, in the replacement of a price cap tariff regime with a revenue cap methodology. The new revenue cap regime as defined in the Licence 2016 is less explicit in respect of the components of the productivity mechanism when compared to the previous price cap methodology. In this respect, it is critical at this stage that an appropriate approach be established well in advance of the next Rate Review scheduled for 2019.

2. OBJECTIVES

2.01 The Consultant will be required to provide an identify and analyse the methodological options available for the computation of utility productivity targets for the Jamaican electricity sector under the new revenue cap regulatory framework and deliver a training about the results of the assessment to OUR and other stakeholders. To achieve this goal the intervention will:

(a) Conduct an assessment of the various approaches and methodologies that may be applied to incentivize productivity improvement in the electricity sector, in the context of a revenue cap/target framework.
(b) Advise the OUR on an appropriate productivity target-setting methodology along with the supporting computational procedures to be applied in its Rate Reviews for the electricity sector.
(c) Provide a training to the technical staff of the OUR and other stakeholders in Jamaica and across the region on the productivity improvement methodology developed.

3. SCOPE OF SERVICES

3.01 Activities performed by the Consultant(s) s will include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) Conduct virtual meeting with CDB representative and OUR, to review TOR and available data, discuss approach, work plan and schedule;
(b) Review the relevant sections of the following documents:
(i) The All-Island Electric Licence 2011;
(ii) The Electricity Licence 2016;
(iii) JPS’ three (3) Rate Review Applications since 2004;
(iv) The OUR’s three (3) Rate Review Determination Notices since 2004; and
(v) All other relevant material provided by the OUR on the development of the X-factor in the Jamaican electricity sector.
(c) Review suitable approaches and methodologies that may be applied to incentivize productivity improvement in the electricity sector;
(d) Engage in initial consultation with the JPS on their productivity improvement outlook;
(e) Assess the methodologies available to the OUR for computing and setting productivity improvement targets, while taking into account of specific characteristics of the Jamaican economy and electricity industry;
(f) Conduct a benchmark analysis of the productivity outturn for key performance indicators in the electric industry in comparable jurisdictions as well as those that are global leaders;
(g) Provide a clear recommendation on the productivity target methodology that is appropriate for the Jamaican electricity industry;
(h) Provide a training on the productivity improvement methodology developed to set efficiency targets for JPS.
(i) Develop a final report including:
(i) An evaluation of JPS’ performance on key performance indicators relative to what obtains in comparable utilities and electricity companies that exhibit the best practice;
(ii) An evaluation of the productivity methodologies/models (including those that employ stretch factors) available to be used in deriving efficiency improvement targets for the JPS;
(iii) A recommendation of the methodology/model that should be applied in deriving the productivity improvement measure for the JPS in their Rate Reviews;
(iv) A model to project a 10-year trajectory of JPS’ productivity improvement target, making all the assumptions data used accessible; and

(j) Prepare and deliver a two (2) day seminar on the productivity improvement model to the
technical staff of the OUR, the JPS and other national and regional stakeholders.

4. KEY DELIVERABLES

4.01 The Consultant will be required to provide the following deliverables:

Item Description Schedule
1. Inception Report which outlines the approach the
Consultant will take in the execution of the assignment.

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Consultancy Service for Tariff Productivity Improvement Advice for Electricity Sector TOR (Jamaica)
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02 Jun
By: Tanika Jones 0

Request Expired: GPN Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project (Jamaica)

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), in an amount equivalent to£35,515,000 towards the cost of the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under contracts procured under this project. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) 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 GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The following consultancy assignments will be procured under the project:

  1. Off-farm Irrigation System and Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure – Engineering Designs and Construction Supervision Services.
  2. Development and Delivery Farmer Advisory Services in Climate Smart Agriculture and GLOBALG.A.P.
  3. Conduct of a Climate Vulnerability Assessment.
  4. Development of Gender-responsive Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Economic Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups in Agriculture and Organisational Strengthening.
  5. Conduct of a Cost of Service and Tariff Study for the National Irrigation Commission.
  6. Development of an Operational Plan for Essex Valley.
  7. Conduct of an Energy Audit for National Irrigation Commission Facilities.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period June 2017 to December 2021.

The following goods and/or works and/or non-consultancy services will be procured under the project:

  1. Conduct of a Cadastral Survey of the Essex Valley Area.
  2. Development of irrigation wells.
  3. Development of off-farm Irrigation Infrastructure – including pumps, water storage tanks and pipe distribution network.
  4. Development of an estimated 3.1 megawatts photovoltaic System with an estimated 850 kWh electric storage for the irrigation system.
  5. Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (Buildings).
  6. Upgrading of Farm Access Roads.

It is expected that these will be procured during the period June 2017 to December 2023.

Consultants and/or Contractors and/or Suppliers from member countries of CDB will be eligible to participate in these procurement opportunities.

The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, GOJ is the Executing Agency for the project. Further details of the project can be obtained by contacting the address below.

Address and Contact Information of Executing Agency
Project Execution Unit, EVADP
C/o National Irrigation Commission Ltd. 191 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6
JAMAICA, W.I
Mr. Milton Henry
Tel: (876) 977 6624
Email: miltonh@nicjamaica.com

GPN Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project TOR (Jamaica)
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02 Jun
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Request Expired: Cost of Service and Tariff Study (Dominica)

The Government of Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD9.147 million to towards the cost of Third Water Supply Project “WA-1 Network Upgrade” and intends to apply the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under contracts procured under this project. 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.

Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO), the Executing Agency, wishes to procure consultancy services for a Cost of Service and Tariff Study. The Consultant will be required to, inter alia, evaluate existing tariffs and tariff structures with respect to the recovery of costs, local, social and financial factors and develop a tariff calculation model that takes into consideration water demand, operating costs, economic sustainability, and investment options and costs.

The objective of the consultancy is to evaluate DOWASCO’s operations to determine the cost of water and wastewater services provided, and assess the appropriateness of the current tariff structure. The duration of the assignment is not expected to exceed six (6) months.

DOWASCO now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  1. in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;
  2. in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
  3.  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 list of Member Countries may be found at http://www.caribank.org/about-cdb/member-countries.

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 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 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on Mondays and 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Tuesdays to Fridays, local time.

Three (3) hard copies of the Expression of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 4:00 pm on December 21, 2016 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 COST OF SERVICE AND TARIFF STUDY”.

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 shall be invited to submit Technical and Financial Proposals to undertake the assignment. The 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.

Mr. Nigel A. John
Project Coordinator
Project Management Unit
Dominica Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd Goodwill Road
P.O. Box 185
Roseau
COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA

Procurement Officer
Caribbean Development Bank P.O. Box 408
Wildey
St. Michael
BARBADOS, W.I., BB11000
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269
Email: procurement@caribank.org

Cost of Service and Tariff Study TOR (Dominica)
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