Internal Procurement

13 January 2022

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Development of a Communications Strategic Plan) Closing Date: February 4th, 2022

ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

NAME OF PROJECT - OECS REGIONAL HEALTH PROJECT GRANT NO.: D513

 

Assignment Title: Consultancy for the Development of a Communications Strategic Plan and Campaign to Support the Acceptance of the OECS Unique ID System

 

Reference No. LC-OECS COMMISSION-148809-CS-CQS

 

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the OECS Regional Health Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services for the Development of a Communications Strategic Plan and Campaign to Support the Acceptance of the OECS Unique ID System.

 

The core objective of this assignment is to develop a communications strategic plan and campaign to support the successful implementation of the OECS Unique ID for the four OECS Protocol Member States. To achieve the core objective, the Consulting Firm will have to take into consideration the existing body of work, initiatives, and projects at both the national and regional levels related to the development/implementation of the OECS Unique ID System. Moreover, the Consulting Firm will have to pay close attention to the cultural, political, social, language and economic nuances in each of the Protocol Member States to develop national specific communications strategies.

 

The OECS 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 minimum required qualifications and experience are listed in section 6.0 of the TOR below.

 

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 and revised in November 2017 and August 2018 (‘Procurement Regulations’), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment:

 

Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interests of the Borrower. Without limitation on the generality of the foregoing, Consultants shall not be hired under the circumstances set forth below:

 

  1. a firm that has been engaged by the Borrower to provide Goods, Works, or Non-consulting Services for a project (or an affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that firm), shall be disqualified from providing Consulting Services resulting from, or directly related to, those Goods, Works, or Non-consulting Services. This provision does not apply to the various firms (Consultants, contractors, or suppliers), which together are performing the contractor’s obligations under a turnkey or design and build contract;
  2. a firm that has been engaged by the Borrower to provide Consulting Services for the preparation or implementation of a project (or an affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that Consulting firm), shall be disqualified from subsequently providing Goods, Works, or Non-consulting Services resulting from, or directly related to those Consulting Services. This provision does not apply to the various firms (Consultants, contractors, or suppliers), which together are performing the contractor’s obligations under a turnkey or design and build contract;
  3. neither a Consultant (including personnel and sub-consultants), nor an affiliate (that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with that Consultant), shall be hired for any assignment that, by its nature, creates a conflict of interest with another assignment of the Consultant;
  4. Consultants (including their experts and other personnel, and sub-consultants), that have a close business or family relationship with a professional staff of the Borrower, or of the project implementing agency, or of a recipient of a part of the Bank’s financing, or any other party representing or acting on behalf of the Borrower, that is directly or indirectly involved in any part of:
    1. the preparation of the TOR for the assignment;
    2. the selection process for the contract; or
    3. the supervision of the contract, may not be awarded a contract, unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a manner acceptable to the Bank throughout the selection process and the execution of the contract.

 

 

To obtain the maximum degree of comparison among Expressions of Interests (EOIs) and facilitate the evaluation process, the EOI should be a maximum of 40 pages and include the following information included below:

  • Title page with name of firm submitting the EOI: should contain name of firm (or joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy, if applicable), address, email, telephone, name of contact person and date of submission.
  • Expression of Interest: including the firm’s general and specific experience, pool of experts etc.

 

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 Consultants’ Qualification selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 08:30 a.m. – 4:00

p.m. (0830 to 1600 hours).

 

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States OECS Regional Health Project

P.O. Box 179 Morne Fortune Castries

Saint Lucia

TEL: +1 758-455-6349/68

E-mail: procurement@oecs.int

 

An electronic copy of the Expressions of Interest must be sent by February 4, 2022 to:

Yasmine Anatole, Procurement Officer

At the following email address:

procurement@oecs.int

copied to: faith.hjnbaptiste@oecs.int clarence.henry@oecs.int

 

The email submissions should include the name and address of the Consulting Firm/Joint Venture and shall be clearly marked in the subject line as “Expression of Interest – Consultancy for the Development of a Communications Strategic Plan and Campaign to Support the Acceptance of the OECS Unique ID System”.

 

The Terms of Reference for this consultancy is provided below.

 

 

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