CARDTP – Consulting Services to Coordinate the Delivery of Advanced Level Digital Skills Certification and Job Coaching in the OECS

Closing Date: April 5, 2024
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Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

Caribbean Digital Transformation Project (CARDTP)

Grant No.: IDA – D6520

Assignment Title: Consulting Services to Coordinate the Delivery of Advanced Level Digital Skills Certification and Job Coaching in the OECS

Reference No.: LC-OECS COMMISSION-395107-CS-CQS

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission has received funding from the World Bank toward the cost of the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project (CARDTP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for Consulting Services to Coordinate the Delivery of Advanced Level Digital Skills Certification and Job Coaching in the OECS.

The objective of the consulting services (“the Services”) is to support the implementation of the CARDTP by coordinating advanced-level digital skills training, certification and job coaching to at least three hundred (300) beneficiaries from the project countries in the following areas:

  1. Enhancing national and regional capacities for remote working opportunities with global firms and clients.
  2. Strengthening capacity for digital transformation.
  3. Complementing digital skill training activities undertaken at the national level of CARDTP member countries.
  4. Increasing the number of individuals utilizing advanced digital skills to secure employment opportunities.

The assignment is expected to be undertaken over a period of twelve (12) months.

The OECS 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 minimum required qualifications and experience are listed in section 9 of Terms of Reference (TOR).  The details of the services required are available in the TOR which is available on the official website: www.oecs.org or can be obtained at the address given below.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Fifth Edition, September 2023 (‘Procurement Regulations’), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

To obtain the maximum degree of comparison among Expressions of Interests (EOIs) and facilitate the evaluation process, the EOI should be a maximum of 30 pages and include the following information included below:

  • Title page with name of firm submitting the EOI: should contain name of firm (or joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy, if applicable), address, email, telephone, name of contact person and date of submission.
  • Expression of Interest: including the firm’s general and specific experience, similar assignments, curriculum vitae of the pool of experts, etc.

Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants’ Qualification selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (0830 to 1600 hours).

Ms. Jenna Flavien
Procurement Officer
Caribbean Digital Transformation Project
OECS Commission
Morne Fortuné
P.O. Box 1383
Castries
Saint Lucia
Telephone: 758-455-6424/285-1980

Email: procurementbids@oecs.int   

Copied to:

Mr. Imran Williams, imran.williams@oecs.int    

An electronic copy of Expressions of Interest are to reach the OECS Commission by April 5, 2024 addressed to:

Ms. Jenna Flavien, Procurement Officer

At the following email address:

procurementbids@oecs.int

copied to imran.williams@oecs.int

The email submissions should include the name and address of the Consultant and shall be clearly marked in the subject line as “Expression of Interest – “Consulting Services to Coordinate the Delivery of Advanced Level Digital Skills Certification and Job Coaching in the OECS”.

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