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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

Regional Call for Regional Private Sector Financial Organisations Seeking GCF Accreditation Status

The Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (Government of Jamaica) is seeking your assistance to disseminate a CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR REGIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR FINANCIAL ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN SEEKING ACCREDITED ENTITY STATUS UNDER THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND TO SUPPORT THE CARIBBEAN REGION.

The Call is related to the final component of the private sector readiness grant “Mobilising the Private Sector to Support Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development in Jamaica and Other CARICOM States”: Accreditation Support. As you are aware, to become accredited potential candidates will have to undertake a thorough review against the GCF fiduciary standards and environmental and social safeguards and gender requirements.

Peruse the official Request for Expressions of Interest along with the accompanying Annex for completion to assist with the shortlisting of potential candidates for accreditation.

 The submission deadline is Friday, October 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5).

Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultancy to Develop Concept Notes and Project Proposals for a Fisheries Sector Climate Resilience Project – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby invites Expression of Interest from suitably qualified Individual Consultants for the “Consultancy to Develop Concept Notes and Project Proposals for submission to the Green Climate Fund for increasing resilience in the Fisheries Sector of Caribbean SIDS”. The attention of Interested Consultants is drawn to the eligibility requirements outlined in the Request for Expressions of Interest.

This Consultancy is expected to produce the following key deliverables:

  1. GCF SAP Concept Note; and
  2. Revised GCF Concept Note.

Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically by 10:00 am Belize time (GMT-6) on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

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

Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy to Develop Concept Note and Supporting Studies for a Proposed Water Sector Climate Resilience Project – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) hereby invites Expression of Interest from Individual Consultants for the Consultancy to Develop a Concept Note and Supporting Studies to complement a Full Project Proposal for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other funding agencies for a proposed Water Sector Climate Resilience Project in the Caribbean. The attention of Interested Consultants is drawn to the eligibility requirements outlined in the Request for Expressions of Interest.

This Consultancy is expected to produce the following key deliverables:

  1. Concept Note;
  2. Project Log Frame
  3. Detailed Budget;
  4. Implementation Timeline;
  5. Feasibility Study Report;
  6. Environmental and Social Assessment and Management Plan;
  7. Risk Management Plan;
  8. Gender Assessment & Stakeholder Inclusion Action Plan.

Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically by 10:00 am Belize time (GMT-6) on Monday, October 28, 2019 to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

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

WSRN S-Barbados ENVISION® Credentialing Workshop

PRESS RELEASEBelmopan, Belize; October 7, 2019. – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), in collaboration with the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), will be hosting an ENVISION® Credentialing Workshop for the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Project, from October 7 to 8, 2019.

Envision® is a new rating system which aims to improve infrastructural projects from project design through to construction and operation. The system considers 100 sustainability criteria in five categories namely Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate & Resilience. Participants who successfully complete the ENVISION® credentialing training course and examination will be able to use the ENVISION® Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) designation and are expected to be better prepared for their roles in improving infrastructural projects in Barbados.

The ENVISION® Credentialing Workshop is one of several professional certification courses to be delivered under Component 4 of the WRNS S-Barbados Project, that is geared towards capacity building and, public education and awareness. The initiatives were designed to support the water sector in Barbados by building partnership and professionalism that is necessary to continually innovate and adapt to climate change.

More than 30 people from the Barbados Water Authority and other stakeholders are expected to participate in this Workshop that will be held in Barbados at the BWA Training Room. Sessions will be led by Ms. Ifetayo Venner, Water Sustainability Leader at Arcadis and Dr. Maya Trotz, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida.

The Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Project, valued at USD 45.2M, is being implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in collaboration with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Government of Barbados and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).


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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This carbon-free summit is uniting islands worldwide to share sustainable development solutions

Islands, Worldwide: The first ever Virtual Island Summit (October 6-10th 2019) is bringing together experts from around the world to share information on sustainable practices and some of the most pressing issues for island communities.

The event will be completely free to the public, and over 5,000 registered guests are expected to join. Confirmed speakers include former Australian Senator Christine Milne from Tasmania, who was the second woman to lead an Australian political party, Godfrey Baldacchino, a world-renowned academic in Island Studies at the University of Malta, James Stockan, leader of the Orkney Islands Council, Laura Watts author of “Energy at the End of the World: an Orkney Islands Saga”, and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

Other speakers will be announced in the coming weeks with representatives from places as diverse as Fiji, Jamaica, Greenland, Madagascar, the Isle of Man, Mauritius, Taiwan, Tierra del Fuego, Cape Verde and Japan.

Topics for the conference will be wide ranging, with the idea of finding commonalities across diverse island communities and sharing information. Panels are sustainable development, geopolitics, cultural preservation, journalism, communications and other topics pertinent to all island communities.

Former Prime Minister of Aruba Mike Eman, who is also speaking at the summit, greeted the launch with enthusiasm saying: “The Virtual Island Summit is bringing together island communities from around the world with a shared purpose of making their islands more sustainable, more prosperous and securing well-being for all of their citizens. This is a fantastic opportunity to exchange information between islands facing similar challenges and opportunities, and I am looking to sharing my own experiences and learning from all attending.”

The summit prides itself on being ‘zero carbon’, meaning all sessions will be hosted online from the comfort of your own home or office – this is the first time ever an island summit has been done remotely. The event has a vision of a more sustainable world, and welcomes anyone interested to be a part of this unique project that is the ‘Virtual Island Summit’. With ever more efficient technology, summits like this could become the mainstream and help to reduce our need for flying.

The summit is hosted by Island Innovation, an organization working with diverse island communities around the world to develop innovative solutions for sustainable development and build digital bridges between far-flung islands. Founder James Ellsmoor said: “The Virtual Island Summit will recreate an in-person conference experience to the extent possible, maximizing opportunities to exchange information between attendees. Not only that, but we are avoiding greenhouse gas emissions by moving to an online platform – demonstrating how technology can now be used to eliminate the need for much business travel.”

For further information, images or to set up an interview with any of the speakers or organizers please contact James Ellsmoor at:

 Email:              james@islandinnovation.co

Phone:             +1 510-426-7206

Whatsapp:       +1 919-338-4564

Skype:             james.ellsmoor

More information and registration on our website: www.islandinnovation.co/summit

Conference video to embed in writeups: https://youtu.be/jvetIQopfBs

More photos and information: www.bit.ly/islandpresskit

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