Provision of Psychosocial Services for Children Affected by Natural Disasters- Antigua and Barbuda

20 Oct 2017

 

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

THE SECOND BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PROVISION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to thirteen million, three hundred and eighty-three thousand United States dollars (USD13.383mn) towards the cost of the Second Basic Education 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 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 Education, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for the Provision of Psychosocial Services for Children Affected by Natural Disasters.

The objective of the consultancy is to enhance the provision of socially inclusive and gender-responsive psychosocial services for children in Antigua and Barbuda, following natural disasters. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of two months commencing November 2017.

The Ministry of Education now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and relevant experience for the provision of these consultancy services.

A Consultant shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) the person is a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country; and

(b) 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 qualifications and local and regional experience. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 0900and 1600 hours local time Monday to Friday.

The original and two hard copies of the Expression of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 1500 hours local time on Friday, November 3, 2017 and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB by email at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission, and the email body, should indicate the name and address of the applicant. The sealed envelope shall be clearly marked, and the email subject line should state, “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for the Provision of Psychosocial Services for Children Affected by Natural Disasters”.

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to negotiate a contract 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 selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

1.

Ms. Jessie George-Purcell
Education Officer, Projects
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Government Complex
Queen Elizabeth Highway
St. John’s
ANTIGUA
Tel: + (268) 462-4959
Fax: + (268) 462-4970
Email: Jessie.Purcell@ab.gov.ag

2.

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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