Request For Expressions Of Interest Consulting Services – :  Strengthening Of The National Training Agency’s Competence Certification System

Closing Date: June 8, 2016


The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has received financing from the World Bank to implement the Public and Social Sector Transformation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) are aimed at strengthening the operations of the Antigua and Barbuda National Training Agency’s (NTA) Competence Certification System. The overall objective of the assignment is to provide short-term expertise in:

Making the NTA fully functional
Setting occupational standards from labour market information
Devising and implementing a National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
Developing technical and vocational (TVET) curricula in line with occupational standards
Implementing a system of accreditation and quality assurance
Training instructors, assessors and verifiers to deliver a new competence-based TVET curricula
Strengthening the management of existing institutions
Developing a Management Information System

The Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance now invites eligible consultants /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:  CANTA accreditation with the authority to grant Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) certification; experience delivering instructor, assessor and verifier training linked to the CVQ context in the CARICOM region; experience in coaching and mentoring; and experience in workshop facilitation, writing instructional materials and reporting.

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.

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 Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method as set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1700 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by email) by June 21, 2016:

Procurement Specialist

Project Management Unit

Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance

1st Floor, Bryson’s Building

Friar’s Hill Road

St. John’s, Antigua


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