Closing Date: April 11, 2022


Request for Expression of Interest

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: P170860

Assignment Title: Detailed Design and Supervision of Works for Runway Rehabilitation at Hewanorra International Airport

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): LC- SLASPA-202845-CS-QCBS

The Government of Saint Lucia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Caribbean Regional Air Transportation Project (CATCOP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. CATCOP aims to enhance regional connectivity by improving the safety of air transport and the resilience of airport infrastructure to natural disasters. It has been approved for a total of US$ 159 million by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in May 2020, including US$ 45 million for Saint Lucia.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the Detailed Design and Supervision of Works for Runway Rehabilitation at Hewanorra International Airport which will be undertaken in four phases:

1.         Phase I Pre-design

2.         Phase II Design

3.         Phase III Procurement Support; and

4.         Phase IV Construction Supervision.

Full details of the tasks involved in each phase are provided in the Terms of Reference.

The assignment is expected to start in Q2/Q3 2022 with the estimated timeframe of 50 months for all 4 phases.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found here:   

SLASPA 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 are:

1.     Full Service Engineering Firm: Core Business and years in business

  1. Significant experience in  airfield rehabilitation  design and supervision of associated civil works demonstrated by at least two successfully completed similar assignments valued at least USD2m each (value of the design and supervision services component) over the last 10 years; and
  2. Demonstrated experience in the small island environment or developing country. Experience in the Caribbean Region  is an advantage.

            Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage

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” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. 

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 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at

Expressions of interest must be delivered by email to the address below by:  11:45PM local St. Lucia time April 11, 2022.

Expressions of Interest should be clearly marked “EOI for the Detailed Design and Supervision of Works for Runway Rehabilitation”.

Address for submission of Expression of Interest:

Attention: Ms. Josanne Teelucksingh, Procurement Officer – CATCOP St.  Lucia


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