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WSRN-S Barbados hosts Water Sector Resilience Symposium

PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 20, 2019. – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in collaboration with the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the University of South Florida (USF) is hosting the Water Sector Resilience Symposium during the Ministry of Energy & Water Resources’ Renewable Energy Expo on 22nd November 2019 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in St. Michael, Barbados.

The Symposium will focus on the four thematic areas of the WSRN S-Barbados Project Building Capacity for Water Sector Resilience, Building Resilience by Bridging Water and Energy, Financing Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – from household to utility level, and Reducing Non-Revenue Water and Addressing Water Scarcity. The line-up of presenters is drawn from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), the Private Sector, the University of the West Indies, and the University of South Florida.

Speakers are expected to discuss topics that include the definition of resilience, the integration of gender into designs and decisions, expanding the solar water industry, managing smart transportation fleets, sustainably managing groundwater resources, BWA’s Non-Revenue Water Strategy, Revolving Adaptation Funds for investment in adaptation, and private sector investment in utilities – insights from Jamaica, and the policies that are needed for Barbados.

This symposium is one of the activities being organised through the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Project, a USD 45.2million Green Climate Fund (GCF), Government of Barbados (GoB) funded project being implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the GOB and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).

The symposium will take place from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and is free to the public. The Renewable Energy Expo aims to bridge the gap between Barbados’ renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders and the public.

Peruse the WSRN S-Barbados Symposium Agenda.


The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change. We maintain the Caribbean’s most extensive repository of information and data on climate change specific to the region, which in part enables us to provide climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to CARICOM member states through the CARICOM Secretariat. In this role, the Centre is recognized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. The Centre is also a United Nations Institute for Training and Research recognised Centre of Excellence, one of an elite few. Learn more about how we’re working to make the Caribbean more climate resilient by perusing The Implementation Plan.

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Request for Proposals – Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning and Warranty for Energy Efficient Lighting (EEL) Technologies and 30 kW Roof Array Type Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System at Georgetown Second- Kingstown Public Library, SVG

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) (UNEP) for the purpose of implementing the project “Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean (ESD)” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract:
  1.  Supply and Installation of 30 kW Roof Array Type Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System at Georgetown Secondary School, St. Vincent and the Grenadines-Contract #92/2019/GEF-UNEP/ SVG /CCCCC.
Peruse the official Request for Proposals and its associated Terms of Reference.
2.   Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Energy Efficient Lighting at the Georgetown Secondary School in St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Contract #90/2019/GEF-UNEP/ SVG /CCCCC
Peruse the official Request for Proposals and its associated Terms of Reference.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT-6) Friday, 6 December, 2019

Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultant to Develop Revolving Adaptation Fund Facility (RAFF) Charter and Operations Manual

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the purpose of implementing the project “Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados)” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract “Consultant to Develop Revolving Adaptation Fund Facility (RAFF) Charter and Operations Manual”.

Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest and its accompanying Terms of Reference.

The CCCCC now invites interested consultants to submit proposals for this consultancy.

The deadline for submission is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6)Tuesday, 29 November, 2019.

CCCCC’s Newsletter; Issue 1 Volume 2

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is pleased to share its Newsletter with you. You can download the issue here: Issue1 Vol2 GCF/CCCCC-1-News

If you wish to be a part of CCCCC’s mailing list for dissemination of news and updates from the CCCCC, please send your email address to pr@caribbeanclimate.bz with the subject: Subscription to CCCCC’s mailing list.

Request for Proposals – Supply and Installation of PV system at NEMO SVG

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) (UNEP) for the purpose of implementing the project “Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean (ESD)” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract:

Supply and Installation of 40 kW Roof Array Type Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System at National Emergency Management Organisation Building (NEMO) Building, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Peruse the official Request for Proposals and its accompanying Terms of Reference.

Deadline for submission of proposals is on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT-6) Friday, 15th November, 2019.

Request for Proposals – Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning and Warranty for Energy Efficient Lighting (EEL) Technologies – Kingstown Public Library, SVG

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) (UNEP) for the purpose of implementing the project “Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean (ESD)” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contract:

1. Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning and Warranty for Energy Efficient Lighting (EEL) Technologies Change of Electrical Wiring to Accommodate Individual Light Switches – Kingstown Public Library in St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Contract #82/2019/GEF-UNEP/ SVG /CCCCC.

Peruse the official Request for Proposals and its accompanying Terms of Reference.

Deadline for submission of proposals is on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT-6) Friday, November 1, 2019.

Vacancy – Consultancy to Prepare an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Proposed Carriacou SWRO Desalination Plant using Renewable Energy

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby invites Expression of Interest from Individual Consultants for the Consultancy to  Prepare an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the Proposed Carriacou SWRO Desalination Plant using Renewable Energy.

Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest (which includes the criteria for evaluation of applications) and the related Terms of Reference.

Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically by 10:00 am Belize time (GMT-6) on Thursday October 24, 2019 to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

Request for Proposals to Supply Energy Efficient Lighting etc Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and Sir Edney Cain Building

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received funds from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) (UNEP) for the purpose of implementing the project “Energy for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean (ESD)” and intends to apply a part of the proceeds towards payments for the Contracts:

1. Supply, Energy Efficient Lighting, Ceiling Tiles, Electrical Wiring, Occupancy Sensors, Photocells, and the Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning and Warranty for Energy Monitoring and Air Conditioner Units in  the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (Belize).

Peruse the official Request for proposals and the accompanying Terms of Reference.

2.     Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning and Warranty of Energy  Efficient Lighting, Air Conditioning and Energy Monitoring at Sir Edney Cain Building Belmopan City, Belize.

Peruse the official Request for proposals and the accompanying Terms of Reference.

Deadline for submission of bids is on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT-6) Friday, 8 November 2019

To confirm availability for pre-bid walk through at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (Belize) and Sir Edney Cain Building (Belmopan) on October 25, 2019, please contact:

Deon Kelly, Energy Officer, Energy Unit, Government of Belize via phone at numbers 501-828-7868 or 501-822-2396.

Extended Deadline – Vacancy – Consultancy for expansion of the National Designated Authority Online Platform

Extended Deadline for the Consultancy for Communications firm/team for the expansion of the National Designated Authority Online Platform

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has received financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), toward the cost of the project “Belize GCF Readiness II – Building Capacity for Direct Access to Climate Finance” and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards the contracting of a Communications firm/team for the expansion of the National Designated Authority Online Platform. Peruse the following official documents:

The CCCCC now invites interested consultants to submit Expression of Interest for this consultancy. The deadline for submission is on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Friday, 18th October, 2019.

Clarification#1 to Queries Raised RE: Supply and Delivery of Water Tanker Vehicles to the Barbados Water Authority

Ref: ICB No. Contract # 70/2019/GCF/Barbados/CCCCC: Response #1 to Queries Raised

We write with reference to paragraph 7.1 of the Instructions to Bidders (ITB) that addresses the subject of ‘Clarification of Bidding Documents’. In accordance with paragraph 7.1 of the ITB, a Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Centre in writing and the Centre shall respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification. The Centre is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source.

The queries received to date and Centre’s responses are as follows:

Query #1: A 4500litre / 1200 USG tank is a relatively small unit and would normally be put on a chassis, as opposed to being put on a trailer to be towed behind a tractor unit. This is not the norm and would add significant cost to the unit. Can we tender for a 5000 Litre/ 1500 USG Tanker?

Answer #1: Please see Addendum #1 to Bidding Documents. We have now amended the specifications as
follows:
i. “PART 2 – SPECIFICATIONS FOR TRACTOR VEHICLES” to read: “2b. Truck Unit Specifications for 1,200 – 1,600 USG tanks.”
ii. “PART 3 – SPECIFICATIONS FOR WATER TANKERS, FITTINGS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES” to read: “ii. Capacity: b. Five (5) x 1,200 – 1,600 US Gallons Tanks.”

Query #2: Regarding the 5000 USG water tanker, the specifications in the BDS has asked for a tandem rear axle. Our Manufacturer has advised that a tank of this size would not normally require a tandem rear axle and that is an overspecification. They are advising that it should come with a single axle, and this would give significant cost reduction on the unit. Therefore, can we get some clarification on this requirement and advise if it would be more prudent to tender on a unit with a single axle?

Answer #2: Regarding the 5,000 USG water tanker; the preferred specification is the tandem rear axle as specified in the Bidding Documents. Any alternative offer may be disqualified.

Query #3: Will the tanks be mounted to the truck chassis or will the tanks be a pull behind trailer type? (the spec calls it out both ways).

Answer #3: i. The five (5) x 1,200 – 1,600 US Gallons Tanks will be mounted to a truck chassis. See Addendum # 1 to Bidding Documents and responses to Query #1 above.
ii. The one (1) x 5,000 US Gallons Tanks will be mounted on a Tractor with pull behind trailer.

Query #4: Do they require (2) pto driven water pumps, each producing 75gpm or can we use (1) pump that produces 150gpm? It is very difficult to install (2) pto driven water pumps on (1) truck chassis.

Answer #4: Please see Addendum #1 to Bidding Documents. We have now amended the specifications as follows:
“PART 4 – SPECIFICATIONS FOR CENTRIFUGAL PUMP” to read: “xii. Pump System: Each tank shall be fitted with either two (2) trailer / chassis mounted 75 GPM centrifugal pumps or one (1) trailer / chassis mounted 150 GPM centrifugal pump….”

Peruse the official Clarification #1 – Supply and Delivery of Six (6) Water Tankers – WSRN S-Barbados Project October 2019 and its accompanying ADDENDUM #1 – Bid Document for the Supply and Delivery of Six (6) Water Tankers – WSRN S-Barbados Project October 2019.docx

See Invitation to Bid for the Supply of Six (6) Water Tankers for the Barbados Water Authority

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