Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project General Procurement Notice

BELIZE

CLIMATE RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT

AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECTOR

GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE

Loan No: 9347-BE

Project ID No.: P172592

The Government of Belize has received financing in the amount of US$ 25,000,000 equivalent, from the World Bank toward the cost of the Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works (if necessary), non-consulting services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed by Local Beneficiaries and Unguaranteed Commercial Financing.

The project will include the following components:

Part 1: Institutional Strengthening: focuses on strengthening the capacity of key public institutions (government agencies and academic organizations) to support a more productive and sustainable agricultural sector. The component will finance goods, small works, equipment, studies, training, consulting, and advisory services.

Part 2: Investments in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA): strengthening the capacity of farmers and participating financial intermediaries engaging in climate-smart agricultural investments under the Project, as to be able to take advantage of the provision of financing to farmers (matching grants and loans from PFIs) to adopt CSA technologies and practices, and increasing their productivity, levels of income and resiliency to climate change and weather events.

Part 3: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation: finance incremental and operating costs, goods and equipment for the Project Implementation Unit (PIU)

Part 4: Contingent Emergency Response: contingent financing mechanism which will permit Belize rapid access to World Bank support in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency.

The following processes are intended to be procured through international competitive procurement:

 

Brief Description Category Selection Method
Climate Smart Training (soil & water management) Consulting Services LCS
Supply, delivery and training of equipment for Plant pathology and entomology Goods RfQ
Supply and delivery of equipment for food safety (Liquid Chromatograph-tandem mass spectrometers) Goods RFB

 

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016) (Procurement Regulations) and is open to all eligible firms and individuals as defined in the Procurement Regulations. After project negotiations, the World Bank shall arrange the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection.

Specific procurement notices for contracts subject to open international competitive procurement will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business online, on the World Bank’s external website, CARICOM official portal, Government of Belize website, and Belize Social Investment Fund website and/or newspapers of national circulation in Belize.

Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works (if necessary), non-consulting services and consulting services for the above-mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Borrower at the address below:

 

Organization/Department Belize Social Investment Fund

Name: Mr Carlos Tun

Title: Executive Director

Address: P.O. Box 459 / 1902 Constitution Drive (3rd Floor)

City: Belmopan

Country: Belize

Phone: +501 822-0239

Fax: +501 822-0279

Email: carlos.tun@sifbelize.org

Website: www.sifbelize.org

 

 

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