Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visits for the ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems
ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems
PRE-BIDDING MEETING AND SITE VISITS
Tuesday March 10th, 2020 commencing 10:00 am (Barbados time)
Venue for Pre-Bid Meeting: Barbados Water Authority Training Room Annex
Peruse the Agenda for Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visits
Interested Bidders desirous of participating in the Pre-Bid Meeting are asked to note that registration will commence at 9:25 AM and end at 9:55 AM on Tuesday March 10th, 2020 to facilitate a punctual start.
For more information, see
- Invitation to Bid – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of PV and Micro-Turbine Systems for Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations and
- CLARIFICATION #1: ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems,
The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).
A vacancy exists at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) for an Executive Assistant (EA) to the Executive Director (ED)
Estimated Time line of Position: 24 months in the first instance with the possibility of renewal. Renewal is dependent on funding and successful performance.
Location: The successful candidate will be located in Belize.
Start date: The successful applicant will be expected to commence work immediately on appointment.
Remuneration: An attractive package awaits the successful candidate.
Peruse the official Vacancy for Executive Assistant, CCCCC.
The deadline for the submission of applications is on or before 2:00pm (Belize time), Thursday, 19th March, 2020.
CLARIFICATION #2: ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems
Query #5: Is a complete geotechnical study mandatory or are pull out tests sufficient to elaborate the physical parameters for structure design? Answer #5: A complete geotechnical study, applicable to LOTS ONE (1), TWO (2) and THREE (3) ONLY, is mandatory.
Query #6: About Bid Security: There are 3 methods provided in the bidding documents. Can we choose any one of them as our bid guarantee? In addition, the calculation method of the bid guarantee amount is not specified in the bidding documents, please be clear. Answer #6: Please note Section II – Bid Data Sheet, ITB 20.1, which supersedes any details in the Section I – Instructions to Bidders. A Bid Security shall not be required. Only a Bid-Securing Declaration shall be required. The template for the Bid Securing Declaration is included in Section IV – Bidding Forms.
Query #7: About the fence project: Please advise whether fence is to be installed by the selected Bidder(s) for the solar photovoltaic facility area, in accordance with the scope as indicated on the conceptual drawings. Answer #7: Yes, the selected Bidder(s) would be expected to enclose the area in which the solar PV facilities for LOTS ONE (1) and TWO (2) ONLY are installed, as defined in the conceptual drawings.
Query #8: About the Microturbine system: Is the installation location of the Microturbine specified? Has the location of the gas supply pipeline been determined? If so, please specify. Answer #8: This applies to LOT FOUR (4) ONLY. The expected location of installation is at Belle Pumping Station outside of and adjacent to the main pumping house. The Beneficiary (Barbados Water Authority) will be responsible for making the necessary arrangements with the National Petroleum Company (NPC) to ensure that the gas supply pipeline reaches the property line at the Belle Pumping Station. The selected Bidder will then be responsible for the connection of the gas supply from the boundary line to the point of connection on the Microturbine facility.
Query #9: For the certification of key personnel mentioned in the bidding documents, are other professional certifications, equivalent to PMP, ACCA, PE, etc. acceptable? Answer #9: This applies to Bidders’ Project Teams for ANY or ALL OF THE FOUR (4) LOTS. Equivalent certification to that specified in Section III – Evaluation and Qualification Criteria may be acceptable. Bidders must provide supporting information as necessary, to establish that any alternative certifications are equivalent, including information on the certifying body.
Query #10: Should the power supply cable from the photovoltaic power station to the main power distribution room of the pumping station be include the bidder’s price? If yes, please state the distance? Answer #10: This applies to LOTS ONE (1), TWO (2) and THREE (3) ONLY. The power cable must be included in Bidders’ price. The exact lengths would be dependent on Bidders’ design. Estimations can be made from the conceptual drawings provided as part of the Bidding Documents. Alternatively, Bidders can make such estimation during site visit or by using mapping software such as Google Earth. Peruse the official:
- Invitation to Bid – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of PV and Micro-Turbine Systems for Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations and
CLARIFICATION #1: ITB No: #13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems
Query #1: Please advise who is responsible for the Geotechnical survey. Answer #1: This study is to be conducted by the selected Bidder(s). See Section VII, Employer’s Requirements: (i) Paragraph 103 Description of Works, page 112 and (ii) Paragraph 109, Information from Geotechnical Survey, page 115 of the Bidding Documents.
Query #2: Who is responsible for providing Autocad drawing for exact dimensions? Answer #2: Bidders are expected to prepare the drawings for the power systems as referenced at Section VII, Employer’s Requirements, Paragraph 103 Description of Works, page 112 of the Bidding Documents.
Query #3: Is any Wind study/code available? Answer #3: Bidders are expected to conduct their own due diligence and observe the applicable codes of Barbados for structural integrity; and design appropriately.
Query #4: Are you only accepting bids for both systems, or can an offer be submitted for one component? Answer #4: Bids are being invited for individual lots (contracts) or for any combination of lots (packages). Please refer to Instructions to Bidders: Clause 17:10 of the Bidding Documents. Peruse the official: Clarification #1 – Bidding Documents – Design Supply and Install 6.5 MW Solar PV and Gas Turbine at the BWA February 2020Download For more information, see Invitation to Bid – Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of PV and Micro-Turbine Systems for Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations. The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).
JAMAICA WAS handed another tool to strengthen its climate resilience when key staff from the Planning Institute of Jamaica, the National Water Commission, and the Institute of Jamaica, among others, were trained in the use of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL).
Representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the National Environment and Planning Agency, and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority were also participants at the training workshop, held at the Courtleigh Hotel in New Kingston from February 11 to 13.
The workshop was funded by the Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).
“Investments in training activities such as these are a very important part of securing the long-term future of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean,” said Ainsley Henry, programme manager for the Caribbean Regional Track of the PPCR.
The training was facilitated by a team from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre based in Belize, with technical support from a member of Grenada’s National Climate Change Committee.
Over the three days of training, participants were exposed to a crash course on climate, as well as current climate change implications in the region. They were also given practical planning activities, which enabled them to make use of CCORAL.
CCORAL, which is run entirely online, was developed for government officials to integrate climate resilience into normal Caribbean decision-making processes and activities, according to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.
The training and tool is a part of Phase 2 of the Caribbean Risk Management Project.
The Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience is a US$10.9 million, five-year project, executed through the Project Management Unit of The University of the West Indies Mona Office of Research and Innovation. The funding comes from the Climate Investment Funds, with financial oversight provided by the Inter-American Development Bank.
CREDIT: The Gleaner - Jamaica
PRESS RELEASE – SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia; February 21, 2020. – The United States Agency for International Development’s Eastern and Southern Caribbean Office (USAID/ESC) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) on Friday, February 21, 2020, handed over one Automatic Weather Station (AWS), and one Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) valued at over US$100,000 to the government of St Lucia under the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID-CCAP). The equipment will form part of an expanded network of weather and climate data collection devices across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean placed under the project.
One of the key objectives of the CCAP is to build the capacity of regional, national, and local partners to generate and use climate data for decision-making in government and beyond. The CCAP has delivered critical equipment across the region since the project began in 2016. These include 50 AWS, five CREWS stations, a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR system) housed at 5Cs in Belize for use by the region, in addition to related data storage equipment.
Speaking at the handing over on Friday, Mr Joaquim Monserate, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, highlighted the importance of having sound climate and marine-related data to protect the countries assets. He noted: “The automatic weather station and coral reef early warning system have been placed in strategic locations to provide data and contribute to evidence-based decision-making. The use of these systems will increase the capacity of St. Lucia to anticipate and manage the impact of changing weather patterns – both on land as well as in the marine environment.”
Dr Colin Young, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, spoke to the use of data from a regional perspective. He said: “The transition from a business-as-usual approach to the adoption of evidence-based decision-making must be supported at many levels and by the various institutions that are mandated to support the management of data instrumentation across the region. Only a regional approach to data collection, dissemination and use will aid the region to respond and adapt to the effects of climate change.”
The CCAP acknowledges that a robust and integrated data gathering system can assist the region in collecting more consistent and accurate data that are critical to the decision-making and the development of countries like St Lucia and the wider Caribbean as a whole.
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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.
Request for Proposals to Supply Energy Efficient Lighting for Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and Sir Edney Cain Building
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).
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.
Consultancy: Saint Lucia 2020 Climate Change Mitigation Assessment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The Government of Saint Lucia is inviting consultants to submit tenders for a consultancy to conduct its 2020 Climate Change Mitigation Assessment for reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Peruse the official Terms of Reference.
Submissions must be made to the following address by 12 noon on Tuesday March 10, 2020.
Central Tenders Board
Office of Director of Finance
Ministry of Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation,
External Affairs and Public Service
Finance Administrative Centre
All information must be submitted in English. Six (6) hard copies of the Submission must be received. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and business address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Consultancy: Saint Lucia 2020 Mitigation Assessment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”.
|Job Title||National Adaptation Plan Project Coordinator|
|Contracting Authority||Department of Environment, Ministry with responsible the Environment, Antigua and Barbuda (‘DOE’)|
|Date of Issue||Monday 17th February 2020|
|Deadline||Friday 14th March 2020, 11:59 PM|
|To Apply||Peruse the official Terms of Reference for a National Adaptation Plan Project Coordinator.
Individual consultants are invited to apply for this opportunity. Please email the Procurement Officer at DOE@ab.gov.ag and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com the following:
Request for Consultancy Services
· Cover letter
· Curriculum Vitae
· Contact information for three (3) references
Please use email subject line: “Application for the National Adaptation Plan Project Coordinator”
|Equal Employment Opportunity||The DOE provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The DOE also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programmes.|
|Late Bids||Late Bids will not be opened and will be returned to Bidder.|
|Immediate Supervisor(s)||Michai Robertson
|Project Manager||Diann Black-Layne|
|Duration||Twelve (12) months, Starting the 1st April 2020. The first six (6) months will be considered as a probationary period for the Contractor.|
Request for Expression of Interest – Supply of Electric Buses and Charging Stations, Antigua and Barbuda
|Title||Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Supply of Electric Buses and Charging Stations for the Department of Environment|
|Contracting Authority||Department of Environment, Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Antigua and Barbuda|
|Date of Issue||Friday 14th February 2020|
|Deadline||Monday 1st June 2020|
|To Apply||Peruse the official Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) For the Supply of Electric Buses and Charging Stations.
Interested persons are invited to apply for this opportunity. Please email the Procurement Officer at DOE@ab.gov.ag the following:
1. Cover letter
2. Technical Proposal
3. Financial Proposal
Please use email subject line: “EOI for Supply of Electric Buses and Charging Stations”
|EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
|The Department of Environment (DoE) provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The DoE also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.|
|LATE BIDS||Late Bids will not be opened and will be returned to Bidder.|