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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

Credit: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. Not for use without written permission.

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

The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).

 

Vacancy – Executive Assistant, CCCCC

Credit: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. Not for use without written permission.

A vacancy exists at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) for an Executive Assistant (EA) to the Executive Director (ED)

CONTRACT TERMS

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

Invitation for Bids: “Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems and other Components for specified Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations”: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/CCCCC: Response #2 to Additional 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 (the Employer) in writing or raise enquiries during the pre-Bid meeting. The Centre / Employer shall: (i) respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification and (ii) forward its response to all potential bidders who acquired the Bidding Document. The Centre / Employer is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source. The additional queries received to date and Centre’s responses are as follows:
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: For more information, see The deadline for submission of Bids is Tuesday, March 31st 2020 at 10:00 AM (Barbados Time which is GMT-4).

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

Invitation for Bids: “Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 4.5 MW Solar photovoltaic generation and 2.0 MW MicroTurbine systems and other Components for specified Barbados Water Authority Pumping Stations”: Ref: ICB No. Contract # 13/2020/WSRN S-Barbados/GCF/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 (the Employer) in writing or raise enquiries during the pre-Bid meeting. The Centre / Employer shall: (i) respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification and (ii) forward its response to all potential bidders who acquired the Bidding Document. The Centre / Employer 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: 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).

Key Government Staff Benefit From Training In Climate-Smart Planning

 

Participants in the CCORAL training

Ainsley Henry brings greetings on day 3 of the training workshop.

Participants from various national agencies hard at work as they complete practical activities from the CCORAL handbook on day 2 of the training held at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston.

Keith Nichols, project development specialist with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, walks participants through the basics of climate on Day 1 of the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation TooL training, held in Kingston from February 11 to 13.

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

United States Government Hands Over Data Gathering Equipment to St Lucia

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.

For more information contact: pr@caribbeanclimate.bz.

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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.

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Request for Proposals to Supply Energy Efficient Lighting for 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 its associated 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 its associated Terms of Reference.

Deadline for submission of bids is on or before 2:00 p.m. (GMT-6) Friday, 6 March, 2020

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.

The Secretary
Central Tenders Board
Office of Director of Finance
Ministry of Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation,
External Affairs and Public Service
2nd Floor
Finance Administrative Centre
Pointe Seraphine,
Castries
SAINT LUCIA

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”.

Vacancy – National Adaptation Plan Project Coordinator, Antigua and Barbuda

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 antiguaenvironmentdivision@gmail.com and michai.robertson@ab.gov.ag 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.

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