Design and Construction Supervision of Building Works – Antigua and Barbuda

22 Feb 2018








The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructure damaged as a consequence of the passage of Hurricane Irma. GOAB 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 GOAB 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 GOAB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH), the Executing Agency, through its Project Implementation Management Unit now wishes to procure consultancy services for Design and Construction Supervision of Building Works.

The objectives of the assignment are as follows:

(a) assist GOAB in preparing designs and bid documentation, and facilitating the bid process to build-back better building infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda associated with the education, water, and agriculture sectors, including the conduct of climate vulnerability assessments, and

(b) provide construction supervision services.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of twenty-four (24) months commencing April 2018.

GOAB now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these services.

Firms or Joint Ventures (JV) are 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 beneficial owners are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the firm or JV 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:

(a) technical competence, validated by references, in the delivery of design and construction supervision services for education, agriculture and administrative facilities,

(b) local, regional, and international experience of the firm or JV in the provision of relevant services. Experience with projects funded by Multi-lateral Development Banks or similar international financial institutions would be an asset;

(c) capacity to provide the required expertise in architecture, civil and structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, and project or construction cost management For each discipline, a maximum of three (3) key personnel available to the firm or JV, their combined years of relevant experience, and the total number with relevant post-graduate qualifications should be provided. The total number of technical and administrative staff available to support the key personnel should also be provided. Individual CVs are not required;

(d) financial capability, by way of a statement confirming that the firm or members of the JV is/are neither bankrupt nor engaged in bankruptcy proceedings and confirmation, if requested, that financial statements for the past two (2) years can be provided; and

(e) existing commitments, by way of provision of a descriptive list of current assignments during the length of the project including the role being/to be performed by the firm or members of the JV.

All information must be submitted in English. Four (4) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address no later than 1500 hours local time on March 22, 2018. The sealed envelope containing each submission should indicate the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Design and Construction Supervision of Building Works, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan – Hurricane Irma. In addition, one copy in pdf format must be submitted simultaneously by email to CDB to, with the email subject line stating “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Design and Construction Supervision of Building Works, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan – Hurricane Irma and the email body stating the name and address of the applicant.

The selection method for the award of consultancy shall be Quality and Cost Based Selection. Therefore, following the assessment of submissions, a shortlist 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.

GOAB 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.

Further information may be obtained from the third address below between 0800 and 1600 hours local time, Mondays to Fridays.


Chairman, Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
Government Office Complex
Queen Elizabeth Highway
St. John’s
Tel: + (268) 562-5825 / 5826
Fax: + (268) 562-1717


Procurement Officer
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269


Project Coordinator
Ministry of Works and Housing
St. John’s Street
St. John’s
Tel: +(268) 562-1867
Fax: + (268) 462-4622

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