Consulting Engineering Services for Design and Construction Supervision- Jamaica

12 Apr 2017






1.01 The Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) is a multi-donor trust fund established by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in March 2012 with resources being provided by the Government of Canada acting through Global Affairs Canada, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting through its Department for International Development and the European Union (EU) through resources provided to CDB under the African Caribbean Pacific-EU-CDB Natural Disaster Risk Management in CARIFORUM Countries Project. The purpose of CDRRF is to provide grant funding for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and/or climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives at the community level in CDB Borrowing Member Countries, with the exception of Haiti. The DRR/CCA initiatives undertaken at the community level should seek to enhance livelihoods, resilience, and sustainability within the community. Additional information on CDRRF is shown at the following website:

1.02 The Jeffrey Town Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction Project (JTIDRRP) has benefitted from CDRRF and is currently under implementation. As part of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure component of the project, a footbridge is to be constructed to facilitate safe access for residents to areas of the Spring Garden Community during heavy rains. CDB now wishes to procure consulting engineering services for the design and construction supervision of this infrastructural element to benefit the Jeffrey Town Farmers Association Limited (JTFAL). The full Terms of Reference for the assignment can be sought from the below address.


2.01 The objectives of the assignment are to:

(a) Visit the site and gain a clear understanding of the proposed location for the footbridge and the scope of the problem to be addressed;

(b) Obtain design information and support the requests for approvals from relevant authorities;

(c) Ensure that design criteria, based on the Spring Garden location and intended use for the footbridge, meet the minimum requirements of suitable local design standards and/or international engineering design standards where applicable;

(d) Design a low cost, low maintenance and environmentally friendly footbridge that will be deemed safe and fit-for-purpose;

(e) Produce bidding documents and assist in the evaluation and selection of a suitable contractor to carry out the construction works;

(f) Provide construction supervision to ensure that high quality construction is achieved and that all work is carried out in accordance with the engineering design, drawings, technical specifications, and any other relevant contract documents;

(g) Verify contractors claims and issue payment certificates; and

(h) Produce brief reports subsequent to site visits and/or inspections informing CDB and JFTAL of the adherence to construction standards and on the progress of works during construction.


(a) A draft design report of the footbridge indicating the:

(i) engineering standards utilised;

(ii) design criteria and a summary of calculations; and

(iii) drawings of the final proposed scheme.

(b) A final design report incorporating any changes deemed appropriate, after discussions with the relevant parties.

(c) Standard Bidding Documents for the footbridge that meet CDB requirements.

(d) Tender Evaluation Report for the selection of a contractor.

(e) A minimum of two site visit reports during construction phase.


3.01The duration of the assignment is estimated to be a period of approximately 12 weeks. The initial six weeks should address deliverables (a) to (d) and six weeks for the construction phase addressing deliverable (d). This estimated timeline may vary according to the proposed time schedule of the contractor.


4.01 CDB now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of consulting services for the design and construction supervision for the Spring Garden Footbridge.

4.02 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 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 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.

4.03 Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

4.04 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.


5.01 In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to:

(a) Technical competence, qualifications and experience including the ability to field a team with graduate or post graduate qualifications including at least ten years’ experience in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Project Management or other related fields.

(b) Knowledge and familiarity with Sustainable Design in Engineering as well as experience in Water Resources as it pertain to water catchments, hydrology, and the determination of surface water flows.

(c) Evidence of financial capability and a summary of existing commitments demonstrating the capacity of the firm to undertake the project.

(d) Experience in report writing, preparation of bidding documents and familiarity with the tender evaluation process.

(e) Excellence in computer and analytical skills, communication including the ability to relate well to persons at the technical and non-technical levels.

(f) Local and regional experience on similar assignments. Experience in community-driven projects will be considered an asset.

5.02 All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the address below between 9:00 a.m. and 16:00 p.m. Monday to Friday local Barbados time.

5.03 Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the email address below no later than 16:00 hours on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Each submission must include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consulting Engineering Services for the Design and Construction Supervision – Spring Garden Footbridge”.

5.04 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.

5.05 Submit Expressions of Interest to the following email address:


Procurement Officer
Caribbean Development Bank
Post Office Box 408
St. Michael
Barbados, West Indies
Tel: +1 (246) 431-1600
Fax: +1 (246) 426-7269

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