Request for an Expression of Interest for a National Agricultural Value Chain Study in Suriname
GOVERNMENT OF SURINAME
AGRICULTURAL SECTOR VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS PROJECT
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR CONDUCT OF AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The Government of Suriname (GOS) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, towards the cost of the Agricultural Sector Value Chain Analysis Project 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 GOS and upon approval by CDB and the ICD, 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 and ICD, 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 GOS shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MOTI&T), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services to conduct an agricultural sector value chain analysis.
The objective of the consultancy is to inform policy makers and key stakeholders in Suriname of opportunities for investments in the agricultural sector in support of socially inclusive, gender-equitable sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of six months.
MOTI&T now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit an Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;
(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(c) 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 and IsDB member countries who are not member countries of CDB.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 10:00 and 15:00 hours Monday to Friday.
Four hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 15:00 hours on Tuesday January 15, 2019 and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Conduct of Agricultural Sector Value Chain Analysis”
Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOS 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 short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
Address One Address Two
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism
Nieuwe Havenlaan #1
Mr. Jerrol Renfurm
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P,O. Box 408, Wildey
Tel: +246 431-1600