External Evaluation of the Caribbean Development Bank’s Gender Policy and Operational Strategy

28 Feb 2018

 

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATION OF THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S GENDER POLICY AND OPERATIONAL STRATEGY

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) intends to apply a portion of its own funds towards the cost of contracting a Consultant to conduct the evaluation of CDB’s Gender Policy and Operational Strategy (GEPOS).

The objectives of the consultancy are:

(a) To examine the extent to which the Bank’s activities have promoted gender equality and gather lessons and recommendations to inform a new iteration of GEPOS.

(b) To assess GEPOS against four criteria:

  • The relevance of the Bank’s approach to promoting gender equality;
  • The effectiveness of operations that seek to support gender equality;
  • The sustainability of gender equality outcomes; and
  • The institutional factors that influence investment in, and mainstreaming of, gender equality in Bank activities.

Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference.

The level of effort of the assignment is expected to be 90 person days, spread over a period of eight months (April – November, 2018).

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, 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 Office of Independent Evaluation (OIE_helpdesk@caribank.org).

Interested consultant teams are required to submit:

(a) A letter of interest including their evaluation profile / experiences and expertise as a firm as well as the human resources the firm could offer for this assignment, as well as a statement confirming their availability given the timeframe.

(b) Two executive summaries from recent reports of evaluations specific to gender equality that individuals on the proposed team have conducted.

An electronic copy of the Expression of Interest must be received at first address below no later than March 16, 2018, at 17:00 EST. The email subject line should read “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for GEPOS”.

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.

The Caribbean Development Bank 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.

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

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