(REOI) CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOLS/COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SELECTED SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES

GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA/ EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (EQuIP)

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SCHOOLS/COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SELECTED SCHOOLS AND
COMMUNITIES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

REQUEST
FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Republication)

 

 

The Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards
the cost of the Education Quality Improvement Project (EQuIP) 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 GOSL 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 GOSL shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any
claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

 

The
Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations,
the Executing Agency, is now seeking to engage consultancy
services to support the transformation of school/community relationships and
establish a National Parent Teachers Association.

 

The
objective of this consultancy is to
enhance
the relationships among schools, parents and selected communities, and assist
the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations (DOE) in
developing the framework for the establishment of a National Parent-Teachers
Association.

 

 

The duration of the assignment
is expected to be for a
maximum
of 90 person-days over a period of fifteen (15) months. The consultants should
possess at least eight (8) years’ experience in undertaking similar assignments
in education, gender responsive reviews and institutional audits,
socio-economic assessments and interventions, development of frameworks,
implementation plans, and action plans. Individual resumés are not required at
this stage of the procurement process.

 

The consultancy
team should have post-graduate expertise in educational administration and
management, social psychology, community development, change management,
institutional development or related field at the post-graduate level.
Experience in addressing community-based projects in the Caribbean context is
highly desirable. Experience in training/coaching related to the consultancy is
desirable. The Consultants should also demonstrate capacity for strategic
thinking, as well as excellent communication and analytical skills. Knowledge
of the education sector in Saint Lucia as well as those in the Region would
also be an asset.

 

The
Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations
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 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.
  All information must be submitted in English.
Further information may be obtained from the Address 1 below between 09:00
and 16:00 hours Monday to Friday.

 ONE electronic copy of the Expressions of Interest, in Portable
Document Format (PDF), must be received at the email address provided below in
Address 1 no later than 16:00 hours on May 29, 2020 and ONE electronic copy
must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the email address provided below in
Address 2. The subject of the electronic copy should read: “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for
the Improvement of Schools/Community Relations in Selected Schools and
Communities and the Establishment of a National Parent Teachers Association
.

 

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. GOSL 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.

Address 1    

Project Coordinator (EQuIP)

EQuIP Project Coordinating Unit

Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations

2nd Floor, Hasache Complex

Goodlands, Castries

SAINT LUCIA

 

Telephone: (+1 758) 468 5251/5257

Email: equipprojectslu@gmail.com

 

 

Address 2

Procurement Officer

Caribbean Development Bank

 

 

Email: procurement@caribank.org