CONSULTANCY SERVICES – CULTURALLY RELEVANT EDUCATION TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS FOR ST. MICHAEL RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, BELMOPAN CITY, CAYO DISTRICT, BELIZE

GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE

Basic Needs Trust Fund Ninth Project (BNTF9)

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR CULTURALLY RELEVANT EDUCATION TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS FOR ST. MICHAEL RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, BELMOPAN CITY, CAYO DISTRICT, BELIZE

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Government of Belize (GOB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards implementing the BNTF9 Country Project, which aims to increase access to quality education services in various parts of Belize.  The Project comprises small-scale infrastructure works and capacity building for key stakeholders.  The GOB has appointed the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) as the Implementing Agency (IA) for the Project, and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOB and upon approval by CDB, 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, 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 GOB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The BSIF, the IA, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for Culturally Relevant Education Training for Teachers and Parents for the St. Michael Primary RC School, Belmopan City, Cayo District, Belize.

The overall objective of this consultancy is two-fold: 1.) Equip teachers with culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies to be incorporated into school setting, including adaptation of the  curriculum to draw on students’ cultural traditions and experiences, and enhance engagement with parents and 2.) Enhance collaboration between families and the School through shared values and culturally appropriate communication. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of approximately nine (9) months.

The BSIF now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these Consultancy Services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  • the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
  • 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.   The Member Countries of the CDB can be found at the following web address: http://www.caribank.org/about-cdb/member-countries.

 

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 qualifications and experience on similar assignments.    All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from the first address below between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays.

 

One (1) original and four (4) hard copies of the Expression of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 10:00 a.m. (Belize time) on Friday, May 29, 2020and an electronic copymust be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below.  The sealed envelope containing each submission shall include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “BNTF9 – Expressions of Interest – Consultancy Services for Culturally Relevant Education Training for Teachers and Parents for the St. Michael Primary RC School, Belmopan City, Cayo District, Belize.

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services.   GOBreserves 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 engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

 

 

Envelopes should be addressed to:

1.     Senior Procurement Officer

             Belize Social Investment Fund

             3rd Floor

             #1902 Constitution Drive

             Belmopan

             BELIZE

Tel. (501) 822-0239; Fax. (501) 822-0279

Email: ruby.pascascio@sifbelize.org

2.     Procurement Officer

Caribbean Development Bank

P.O. Box 408

Wildey

St. Michael

BARBADOS, W.I.

Tel. (246) 431-1600; Fax. (246) 426-7269 Email: procurement@caribank.org