Request for Expression of Interest – Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Communications of Gender Policies and Action Plans

Closing Date: July 7, 2023
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CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT

PILOT FOR STRENGTHENING GENDER-RESPONSIVE PLANNING AND REPORTING ON GENDER STATISTICS PROJECT

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND COMMUNICATIONS OF GENDER POLICIES AND ACTION PLANS.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount to US$78,000 towards the cost of Study and travel for the Pilot For Strengthening Gender-Responsive Planning And Reporting On Gender StatisticsProject 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 CARICOM Secretariat 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 CARICOM Secretariat shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

CARICOM Secretariat, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for The Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Communications of Gender Policies and Action Plans.

The objective of the consultancy is to strengthen gender-responsive planning with:

  • the development, implementation and monitoring of the gender equality policies and action plans;
  • capacity development for Gender Focal Points, Parliamentarians, Cabinet Members for gender mainstreaming on the content, implementation and monitoring of the NGAPs, gender analysis for policy implementation; gender data analysis for MDAs;
  • development and guidance for implementation of communications, outreach and awareness strategies for the NGAPs within Ministries and communities;
  • support the delivery of a regional workshop to disseminate lessons learned; and
  • guidance for initial six months of implementation of the NGPAPs.

Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference.  The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 22 months over 104 working days.

The CARICOM Secretariat now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  • the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

  • 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.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 5.15 and 5.17 of Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (2019), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest for the selection of consultants.


In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments.

All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 08:30hours and 16:30hrs hours Monday to Friday.

Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received simultaneously by the persons listed below at the email addresses provided below no later than 16:30 hours (GMT-4) on Friday, 7 July 2023. The emails containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and should clearly indicate in the Subject “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for The Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Communications of Gender Policies and Action Plans.”

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. The CARICOM Secretariat 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 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.

  1. Address 1                                                          2.  Address 2

Mr. Chester James                                            Dr. Maria Ziegler

Programme Manager,                                        Gender Specialist, Social Sector Division

Procurement                                                     Caribbean Development Bank

CARICOM Secretariat                                      P.O. Box 408

Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown                         Wildey, St. Michael

Guyana                                                             Barbados, W.I., BB11000

(592) 222-0001 – 6 ext. 2616                            Tel: +1(246) 431-1600 or (246) 539-1792 

procurement.tenders@caricom.org                     maria.ziegler@caribank.org

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