REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (CARCIP)
Caribbean Telecommunications Union Grant No.: H772-6R
Public Private-Partnership (PPP) Transaction Advisor to Support the Implementation of Broadband Backbone Networks in three countries, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Reference No.: CTU-CARCIP-C-QCBS-3
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) has received a grant from the World Bank towards the cost of providing support to the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP) Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include but are not limited to:
(i) Provide advisory services including advice on the legal, technical and financial aspects of the PPP contract negotiations for the Project; and
(ii) Undertake the supervision of the implementation of the PPP contract under the project.
The Caribbean Telecommunications Union now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria will include:
(i) Core business and years in business
(ii) Experience in the field of assignment
(iii) Technical and managerial organisation
(iv) General qualifications and number of key staff
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines.
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 800 to 1600 hrs local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 6th June 2016 before 1600 hrs local time.
Project Coordination Unit
Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Attn: Junior McIntyre, Project Coordinator
4 Mary Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago Tel: 868-622-5871 ext. 236/238