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Clarification #2 to Queries Raised RE: Invitation for Bids “Supply and Installation of PV System at Community Multi-purpose Emergency Center in San Ignacio”

Ref: NCB Contract No. 76/2019/Italy/Belize/CCCCC – Response #2 to Queries Raised

We write with reference to paragraph 6 of the Instructions to Bidders (ITB) that addresses the subject of ‘Clarification of Bidding Documents’. In accordance with paragraph 6 of the ITB, a Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Purchaser in writing. The Purchaser must respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification. The Purchaser is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source.

Additional queries and Purchaser’s responses are as follows:

Query #4: Could you kindly provide us with the blue prints of the roof of CMEC where the solar panels are intended to be mounted on.
Answer #4: Please see file here.

Prospective Bidders are reminded that the deadline for seeking clarification on any matter is today October 3rd 2019.

Peruse the official Clarification #2 – Supply and Installation of PV System at Community Multi-purpose Emergency Center in San Ignacio

See Invitation For Bids For The Supply Of One (1) PV System – CMEC In San Ignacio

See Clarification #1 to Queries Raised Re: Invitation for Bids: “Supply and Install either one (1) 5 kWp or one (1) 3 kWp GridTied Solar Photovoltaic System at the Community Multipurpose Emergency Center at San Ignacio, Cayo District”

Clarification #1 to Queries Raised Re: Invitation for Bids: “Supply and Install either one (1) 5 kWp or one (1) 3 kWp GridTied Solar Photovoltaic System at the Community Multipurpose Emergency Center at San Ignacio, Cayo District”

Ref: NCB Contract No. 76/2019/Italy/Belize/CCCCC – Response #1 to Queries Raised

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre writes with reference to paragraph 6 of the Instructions to Bidders (ITB) that addresses the subject of ‘Clarification of Bidding Documents’. In accordance with paragraph 6 of the ITB, a Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Purchaser in writing. The Purchaser must respond in writing, provided the clarification is requested prior to the deadline for clarification. The Purchaser is also required to include in the response a description of the inquiry without identifying its source.

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

Query #1: Will there be a Pre-Bid On-Site meeting? We would like to determine what equipment need to be powered by the Battery Back-up and thus, be able to submit a proposal that works for your needs. Perhaps, a list of the equipment can be shared.
Answer #1: There will be no Pre-Bid On-site Meeting. The building was recently constructed. The expected load from the use of the PV system will include: lighting, small appliances – radio NEMO equipment. Please be guided by the Technical Specifications outlined in Annex III of the Bid Documents.

Query #2: May we ask who generated the Technical Specifications on Annex III?
Answer #2: Comments on the technical specifications that can result in improvements to the requirements will be welcomed from prospective bidders.

Query #3: While there is no mention nor is it a part of the required checklist of Bidding documents, Annex V states “fail to or refuse to furnish Performance Security in the amount of 10% of the Contract Value.” Would the Performance Security be acceptable via the Bank or an Insurance company?
Answer #3: The checklist in Annex IV of the Bid Documents shows a list of documents to be submitted with Bids. Bidders are not required to provide Bid Security. Only Bid Securing Declaration was requested. The Performance Security is not a requirement of Bid submission. Only the selected bidder will be required to provide Performance Security. A Guarantee from a reputable Bank or Insurance Company will be acceptable Performance Security from the selected Bidder.

Peruse the official Clarification #1 – Supply and Installation of PV System at Community Multi-purpose Emergency Center in San Ignacio

See Invitation For Bids For The Supply Of One (1) PV System – CMEC In San Ignacio

IMPORTANT: Re-submission of Tender/ Expressions of Interest / Service Provider Registration Forms

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is inviting Consultants / Service Providers that submitted an interest, or any related query / clarification, between July 15, 2019 and September 27, 2019, in relation to any of the following specified tender opportunities, to forward previous communication (showing the initial submission date) to the email address: procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz. Previous submissions made between July 15, 2019 and September 27, 2019 may not have been transmitted due to technical glitches:

Contract Reference, Assignment Title, Submission Deadline

  • #66/2019/GCF/Barbados/CCCCC – Consultancy to Prepare an Integrated Needs Assessment: Water Usage, Accessibility and Storage Needs in Barbados Monday August 26, 2019. Kindly note that this opportunity was re-advertised. The new deadline for submission of Interest in Monday, October 14, 2019. See link for re-advertisement: http://www.caribbeanclimate.bz/invitation-for-bids-for-the-supply-of-one-1-pv-system-cmec-in-san-ignacio/
  • #75/2019/Italian/Dominica/CCCCC – Technical Assessment of the Renewable Energy Needs of Two DOWASCO Water Pumping Stations – Monday ,September 30, 2019
  • #76/2019/Italy/Belize/CCCCC – Supply and Install either (1) 5 Kw OR (1) 3 kW Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic System at the Community Multipurpose Emergency Center at San Ignacio, Cayo District – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • #70/2019/GCF/Barbados/CCCCC – Supply and Delivery of Six (6) Water Tanker Vehicles to the Barbados Water Authority, BARBADOS – Thursday, October 24, 2019

Service Providers that submitted Registration Forms between the period July 15, 2019 and September 27, 2019 are also invited to re-submit these forms to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

The deadline for forwarding (re-submitting) any communication previously submitted between July 15, 2019 and September 27, 2019 at the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz is Monday, October 7, at 07:59 AM Belize Time (GMT-6).

Please note that the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre will bear no liability for the technical glitches experienced or for non-receipt of any submissions.

Request for proposal – SVG Port Modernization Project

As part of the Port Modernization Project in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, an assessment of the host communities for resettlement and relocation is required. The Port Modernization Project is inviting interested consultants to submit proposals for Consultancy Services to conduct an ESIA on the Host Communities where the Project Affected Persons will be resettled.

Peruse the following official documents:

The deadline for submission of proposals is October 4th, 2019.

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

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) invites bids from eligible bidders for the “Supply and Delivery of Six (6) Water Tanker Vehicles to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), BARBADOS”.

Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures as specified in the CCCCC’s Procurement Manual, and is open to all eligible bidders.

Peruse the official Invitation to Bid and the accompanying Bidding Documents could be accessed below.

The deadline for submission of bids by electronic means is 2:00 PM Thursday, 24 October, 2019.

(RE-ADVERTISEMENT) Request for Expressions of Interest – Consultancy to Develop a Product Development and Marketing Strategy

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking the services of an Individual Consultant to develop a Product Development and Marketing Strategy for the conducting of bathymetric and topographic surveys and data analyses within the Caribbean region and internationally.

Peruse the official Request for Expressions of Interest and associated Terms of Reference containing additional instructions and information.

Interested Consultants are invited to submit their Expression of Interest no later than Monday October 14th, 2019.

(RE-ADVERTISEMENT) Request for Expression of Interest – Consultancy to Prepare an Integrated Needs Assessment: Water Usage, Accessibility and Storage Needs in Barbados

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is seeking the services of a Consulting Firm to conduct an Integrated Needs Assessment to identify the Water Usage, Accessibility and Storage Needs in Barbados to identify the Most Vulnerable Households, polyclinics, schools, communities and farmers in Barbados for participation in a Water Storage and Rainwater-Harvesting (RWH) programme.

Peruse the following official documents:

Interested Firms are invited to submit their Expression of Interest no later than 11:59 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Monday October 14, 2019 to the email address procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz.

ENVISION Training for WSRN S-Barbados

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, in collaboration with the Barbados Water Authority, is having the ENVISION® Credentialing Workshop for the Water Sector Resilience Nexus for Sustainability in Barbados (WSRN S-Barbados) Project. This Workshop will be held in Barbados at the Barbados Water Authority’s Training Room on October 7 – 8, 2019 and is being led by Ms. Ifetayo Venner, PE ENV SP. The purpose of the training is to equip participants to use ENVISION®

ENVISION® is a new sustainability rating system applied to project design and operation for improved infrastructure. It is expected that 30 persons from the Barbados Water Authority and other stakeholders will participate in this Workshop.

Invitation for Bids for the Supply of one (1) PV system – CMEC in San Ignacio

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the supply and installation of EITHER ONE (1) 5 kWp OR ONE (1) 3 kWp grid-tied Solar Photovoltaic System at the newly constructed Community Multi-Purpose Emergency Center (CMEC) at the Victor Galvez Stadium, San Ignacio Town, Cayo District.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures as specified in the CCCCC’s Procurement Manual, and is open to all eligible bidders with demonstrated experience and track record in PV Systems design and installation, registered and licensed to work in Belize.

Peruse the official invitation for bids and its accompanying bidding documents below:

The deadline for submission of bids at the CCCCC’s Office in Belmopan, BELIZE is 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Investments to address Climate Change are Good Business

Recently, about 21 authors from Universities and Institutions around the world most of whom had worked on the IPCC’s special report on 1.5, including UWI’s Dr Michael Taylor and Dr Adelle Thomas from the University of the Bahamas and Climate Analytics, came together to co-author an article for Science. The accompanying Press Release was released worldwide this afternoon.

The link to the article is here: https://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.aaw6974

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