Environment and Social Impact Assessment- Grenada
4 Jul 2017
GOVERNMENT OF GRENADA
GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT – GRENADA
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT – EXPLORATORY TEST DRILLING PHASE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of Grenada (GOG) has applied for financing under the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean, funded inter alia, by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and managed by the CDB, towards the cost of its Geothermal Resource Development Project. GOG 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 GOG 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 GOG shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Ministry of Finance and Energy, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the exploratory test drilling phase of the Geothermal Resource Development Project in Grenada.
The general objective of the assignment is to undertake an ESIA for exploratory test-drilling in targeted areas in Northern Grenada, to ensure that any potential environmental and social impacts associated with geothermal exploration activities are clearly identified and any impacts which may occur post-exploration are also highlighted and considered. This includes opportunities for creating/enhancing environmental and social effects/benefits. Also to ensure that, all geothermal exploration activities are managed in order to avoid or minimise negative environmental and social impacts, and that stakeholders have opportunities to contribute to the process of environmental assessment and management.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of ten (10) months.
The Ministry of Finance and Energy now invites eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consulting 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 and the IDB.
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. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 0800 and 1600 hours Monday to Friday.
Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than, 1600 hours (Grenada Time) July 28, 2017, and a copy shall be sent simultaneously to CDB, at the second address below. Submission shall either be in hard copy or in electronic format in the form of a PDF document sent by email. A. The submission should include the Consultant’s name and address, and shall be clearly marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT – GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT – GRENADA” on the envelope for submissions in hard copy or on the email subject line for electronic submissions.
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. GOG 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.
Dr. Wayne Sandiford
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