The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience/Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (PPCR/DVRP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for consulting services for Construction Supervision of the East Coast Road Works.

The Consulting Services ("the Services") include the supervision of construction of approximately 43.3 km of East Coast Road Works. The Services shall be for a period of thirty-three (33) calendar months. The Consultant shall be required to commence services within twenty-one (21) days of Contract signing, which is anticipated to take place no later than May 31, 2019.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment are attached to this request for Expressions of Interest.

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal, Project Coordination Unit 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 for the Consultants include:

  • At least ten (10) years' experience in civil and structural engineering design and construction, with proven experience and success in the supervision of construction and rehabilitation of roads, bridges, slopes and drainage
  • At least two successful similar assignments for supervision of rehabilitation or construction of roads, bridges, slopes and drainage during the past six (6) years, of which at least one had a project value in excess of US$30 million
  • Demonstrated experience in construction project management, the management of multiple contracts, dispute resolution, and sound construction health and safety management practices
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and mitigating environmental and social impacts, and in applying environmental and social risk management plans
  • Experience working in the Caribbean and in steep terrain, and the inclusion of Dominican or Caribbean nationals as experts will be assets
  • All applicants that meet the qualifying criteria will be ranked based on assessment of outlined criteria and level of exceedance. The highest ranked applicants will be invited to participate in the next stage of the procurement process

Key experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage and CV's must not be submitted.

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 revised November 2017 and August 2018 ("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 method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1600 hours.

Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail by 2300 hours on January 14, 2019.

You may also view the Terms of Reference (TOR) (PDF, 606 KB) for this expression of interest.

Attn: Collin Guiste
Project Coordinator
Project Coordination Unit
Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP)
Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal
38 Cork Street, 1st Floor
Roseau, 00109-8000
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: (767) 266 3139/3141
Fax: (767) 448 3873
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Posted: 06/12/2018