REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)

 

 

Commonwealth of Dominica

Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project

Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: TF016912/Credit No.5495-DM/Grant No.TF016955

 

Assignment Title: Consulting Services for Training and Technical Assistance for the Development and Support of the DOMINODE Spatial Data Sharing Platform

Reference No.: PPCR/DVRP/CS-05/18

 

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

 

The consulting services (“the Services”) include Training and Technical Assistance for the Development and Support of the DOMINODE Spatial Data Sharing Platform.  The assignment is expected to continue for the duration of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project contingent on the performance of the firm in achieving the objectives outlined in the Terms of Reference and is expected to commence in February 2019.

 

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment is attached to this Request for Expression of Interest.

 

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal 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:

 

·         Demonstrable experience in the development and support of complex applications based on the GeoNode, Geonetwork, or an equivalent web based spatial data management platform within the last 2 years.

 

·         Demonstrable experience in Ubuntu Linux Server Support within the last 5 years including delivery of training in Linux systems administration.

 

·         Demonstrable experience in the last 3 years with automation and virtualization technologies preferably; ansible, vagrant and Citrix XenServer (or equivalent virtualization environment).

 

·         Demonstrable experience in the use of cloud technologies for spatial data management and delivery of high availability geospatial applications.

 

·         Demonstrable experience with GeoServer, or equivalent FOSS map server, deployment and development in the last 5 years.

 

·         Experience with catalog service for the web metadata catalogs and ISO 19115 based metadata implementations.

 

·         Demonstrated experience in developing high quality web and print cartographic products for topographic mapping.

 

·         Experience in preparing budgets and training plans.

 

·         Experience with the following technologies is desirable: vector tile servers, tile creation tools, WebGL based point cloud/map viewers, open source GIS data collection solutions, sensor web APIs, RESTful APIs.

 

·         Experience working in developing countries, especially in the Caribbean region is highly desirable.

 

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 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 Consultant Qualification Selection (CQS) Procurement method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0800 to 1700 hours on Mondays and 0800 to 1600 hours from Tuesdays to Fridays.

 

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 1500 hours on January 23, 2019.

 

Attn: Collin Guiste

Project Coordinator

Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project

38 Cork Street (First Floor)

Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica

Tel: 1 (767) 266 3139 / 266 3199

Fax: 1 767 448 3873

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