PROJECT NAME

Agri-Food Sector Development and Strengthening of the National Food Safety System in Grenada


ROLE/SERVICE
Consultancy Services For Post-Harvest Technology Training For Fresh Produce Value Chain


COUNTRY
Grenada


DEADLINE 
Mar 4, 2022
03:00 PM


TYPE
Consultancy 


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OVERVIEW

The Government of Grenada (GOGR) has received financing from the CDB in an amount equivalent to EUR236,070 towards the costs of “Agri-Food Sector Development and Strengthening of the National Food and Safety System in Grenada” 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 GOGR 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 GOGR shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Grenada Bureau of Standards (GDBS), the implementing agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for Post-Harvest Technology Training for fresh produce Value Chain – Grenada. The objective of this consultancy is to increase knowledge and inform participants on the fundamentals of post-harvest technology, to increase skills in post-harvest handling techniques, and to demonstrate best practices of post-harvest handling systems applicable to Grenada through practical examples. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for thirty (30) workdays over a period of four calendar months. Further details can be found in the draft Terms of Reference (TOR).

GDBS now invites interested eligible consultancy firms to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

ELIGIBILITY

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

onsultants shall be eligible to participate if:
1. 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 percent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;
2. in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country;
3. 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; and
4. Consultants from member countries of CDB, as well as EU Member Countries which are not CDB Member Countries, and other countries which are eligible under EU procurement provisions, will be eligible to participate in these procurement opportunities[1].
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments, existing commitments and specifically:
 1. An advanced University degree in Agriculture or related area.
 2. At least ten years’ experience as a trainer in Horticulture and Post-harvest technologies and handling.
 3. Familiarity horticulture and post-harvest issues in small island states and developing countries.
4. Experience working in the Caribbean/CARICOM Member Countries or Small Island Developing States would be an advantage. 
5. Excellent presentation and communication skills in English.
Consultants are advised to review the detailed eligibility criteria detailed in Section 4 and conflict of interest provisions in Section 5 of the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (January 2021), as published on CDB’s website.


[1] See eligible countries listed in Part II of Annex A2a of the European Union Procurement procedures and practical guide at: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/document.do?isAnnexes=true

INSTRUCTIONS



All information must be submitted in English. Further information, if necessary, may be obtained from the first email address and copied to the second email address below between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Grenada time) Monday to Friday.

An electronic copy of the Expressions of Interest must be sent in PDF format to the email in the first address below no later than 3:00 p.m. (Grenada time) on Friday March 4, 2022, and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second email address below. The Expression of Interest will be deemed to have been received at the time that it is received by GDBS at the first email address below. The burden of proving receipt of the e-mail will be on the applicant and will not be met solely by a read receipt or sent items report generated by the Consultant’s computer. The e-mail containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant. The subject line shall be clearly marked “Consultancy Services for Post-Harvest Technology Training for Fresh Produce Value Chain – Grenada - Agri-Food Sector Development and Strengthening of The National Food Safety System in Grenada”.

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services. If this applicant is unsuccessful, the process shall repeat with the next best qualified and experienced applicant. GDBS 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 inform or assign any reason for not engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest. 

CONTACT

1. ADDRESS

MR. ROBERT MEDFORD
Project Coordinator/Director
Grenada Bureau of Standards
Queen’s Park
St. George’s
Grenada

E-mail: gdbs@spiceisle.com

Tel: (473) 440-5886/6783
Email: robert_medford@spiceisle.com 

2. ADDRESS

Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408
Wildey
St Michael
Barbados, W.I. BB11000

Tel: (246) 539 1600
Email: procurement@caribank.org 

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