Project Supervision- Street and Flood Light Retrofitting Project- St. Kitts and Nevis
4 Aug 2017
GOVERNMENT OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
STREET AND FLOOD LIGHT RETROFITTING PROJECT
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR PROJECT SUPERVISION
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
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:
(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.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of 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:
(a) Available resources that have at a minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in an energy related field e.g. electrical engineering.
(b) 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.
(c) Demonstrate successful experience in undertaking similar assignments in the Caribbean region and/or other Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
(d) 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.
(e) 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
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