Expression of Interest for Air Navigation Systems Specialist

Closing Date: July 12, 2022
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NAME OF PROJECT: CARIBBEAN REGIONAL AIR TRANSPORT CONNECTIVITY PROJECT (CATCOP)

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

Individual Consultant Title: Air Navigation Systems Specialist

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): LC- SLASPA-297757-CS-INDV

The Government of Saint Lucia has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Caribbean Regional Air Transportation Project, Saint Lucia (CATCOP-SLU), 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.

The Project includes five components: (1) improvement of Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) runway safety and resilience; (2) modernization of air navigation systems; (3) institutional strengthening; (4) Project Management; and (5) Contingent Emergency Response. Total Project cost is estimated at US$45 million. Implementation is anticipated to require about six years – from 2020 through 2026.

Component 2 of the Project – the focus of this Terms of Reference – seeks to improve air traffic safety and efficiency through the modernization of air navigation systems. Specifically, it includes: (a) acquisition and installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) for UVF (or similar advanced air navigation aid or aids) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) for all of St. Lucia, including one or more ground stations, a receiver antenna, air traffic control tower monitors and onboard transmitters for St. Lucia-based aircraft and (b) technical assistances for corresponding design, procurement and supervision activities, and training, as needed, in particular, procedure design and specifications, ADS-B receiver antenna siting, and UVF aeronautical charts preparation.

Full details of the tasks involved in this Consultancy are provided in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

The assignment is expected to start in Q3 2022 under contract for an initial period of 18 months with an estimated number of 90 days (minimum) over the period. Depending on the needs of the project, the contract can be extended over the remaining period of the project.

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

https://cloud.slaspa.com/s/9iG9czPmbcsbPRK

CATCOP-SLU hereby invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. The Consultant should have the following Qualifications, Skills and Experience as detailed in the TOR:

  • An Engineering or other relevant 4-year technical degree from an accredited university.  A pilot’s license would be an advantage.
  • At least 15 years of aviation-related infrastructure and system design and implementation experience with a substantial emphasis on air navigation systems. Air traffic control experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience overseeing air navigation systems design and implementation projects, including design reviews and quality inspection of implementation activities. 
  • Familiarity with the Caribbean region and donor / lender development projects as well as experience in World Bank funded projects would be an advantage.
  • Sound understanding of ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) relating to airport infrastructure, facilities, and air navigation systems. Knowledge of ECCAA rules and procedures would be advantageous.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the guidelines set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, which can be found at:

https://thedocs.worldbank.org/en/doc/178331533065871195-0290022020/original/ProcurementRegulations.pdf

Further information can be obtained via email request sent to:

 Email: CATCOP.procurement@slaspa.com

Expressions of interest must be delivered by email to the address below by:

11:45PM local St. Lucia time July 12, 2022.

Expressions of Interest should be clearly marked:

“EOI for Consultancy Services of Air Navigation Systems Specialist”

Address for submission of Expression of Interest:

Attention: Ms. Josanne Teelucksingh, Procurement Officer, CATCOP-SLU

Email: CATCOP.procurement@slaspa.com

Notice expires at 3:06pm on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

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