REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)
Belize Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project (CRESAP)
Loan No.: 9347-BE
Project ID No.: P172592
Assignment Title: Procurement Officer
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): CS 06
The Government of Belize has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) is for a suitable qualified fulltime PROJECT STAFF- PROCUREMENT OFFICER as part of the Project Implementation Unit of the CRESAP within the Belize Social Investment Fund. The Procurement Officer will be primarily responsible for the management of project procurement activities undertaken as part of the CRESAP implementation, supervise the international and national bidding process for goods, non-consultant services, consultant services and if needed, also civil works; prepare and submit bid evaluation reports, negotiate contracts and make recommendations for awarding contracts, conforming to terms and conditions stipulated in the subsidiary agreement and World Bank procurement regulation.
The GOB has appointed the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) as the implementing agency for the project and the BSIF is seeking to recruit an individual to fill the position of Procurement Officer.
The consultancy is expected to be for an initial period of Twenty-four (24) months commencing November 2022. The Procurement Officer will be supervised by the Project Coordinator (PC) of the CRESAP.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained by submitting a request in writing via e-mail to email@example.com or at the following link https://sifbelize.org/wp–content/uploads/2022/10/CS–06–Term–of–Reference–TOR–
The Belize Social Investment Fund now invites eligible individuals (“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 (such as cover letter, Curriculum Vitae etc.).
Minimum Mandatory Requirements *(Required) Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Law, Procurement, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or any other field related to this assignment.
Five (5) years’ experience working in public or private sector performing tasks that include drafting of reports, chairing of meetings, writing meeting minutes, procuring of goods or services etc. (max 20 points).
*If these minimum requirements are not met, the candidates will not be considered for the process*
Additional Requirements (Desirable)
- Three or more years working experience at procurement officer level (max 30 points)
- Working experience conducting procurement under strict guidelines of IFIs (e.g. World Bank, IDB, CDB, EU etc.) (max 20 points)
- Project Management or Procurement training completed (max 15 points)
- Experience working in a project environment (max 15 points)
Minimum total points required to be considered for the assignment is 75 points.
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 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection of Individual Consultant method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, i.e. 0800 to 1600 hours Belize Time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by October 28, 2022 at 16:00 hours Belize Time.
Belize Social Investment Fund
Attn: Nellie Trench, Finance Coordinator
P.O. Box 459, 1902 Constitution Drive (3rd Floor), Belmopan, Belize