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Clarifications: Invitation To Bid: Works – Retrofitting Existing Cisterns And Installing Water Storage Tanks At Educational Institutions, St. Kitts & Nevis

Kindly see below the Corrigendum document for the invitation to bid stated above. Peruse original post here.

Invitation to Bid: Works – Retrofitting Existing Cisterns and Installing Water Storage Tanks at Educational Institutions, St. Kitts & Nevis

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Project: Ensuring Water Security in Vulnerable Schools in St. Kitts & Nevis through onsite water storage capacity though the provision of  water tanks.

The works consist of retrofitting existing cisterns and installing water storage tanks at educational institutions in St. Kitts & Nevis. These institutions include nurseries, day care centers, primary and secondary schools. Existing systems will be retrofitted, and pumping systems installed. In other cases, new storage tanks will be installed along with pumps, electrical, plumbing systems and housing for equipment. The HPDE water tanks will be provided to the contractor.

Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Invitation to Bid and bidding documents below:

The deadline for submission of electronic Bids is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Monday 10th August 2020. The Centre’s electronic-procurement system shall be used to manage the submission, withdrawal, substitution, or modification of Bids. Bidders are invited to register at www.caribbeanclimate.bz/bid-submission.

The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION: Refurbishment of Top Well and Bottom Well – Union Island, SVG; Contract Number: Contract#66/2020/USAID-CCAP/SVG/CCCCC

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the “Refurbishment of Top Well and Bottom Well – Union Island, SVG.

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre now invites bids for the Refurbishment of Top Well and Bottom Well – Union Island, SVGBecause of the demand for water for all its wide range of purposes, these two wells have been in constant use and have suffered deterioration.  This assignment involves the refurbishment of the wells including the purchasing of materials, concrete works on the walls and security walls, installation of gates and purchase and installation of a solar submersible pump systems.

Eligible Bidders are invited to peruse the following biding documents: The deadline for submission of electronic proposals, mail to: procurement@caribbeanclimate.bz and addressed to the Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, is:  on/or before Friday July 17th 2020 by 2 PM Belize Time (GMT-6).

Response to Queries: REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply Of Water Tanks To St Vincent & The Grenadines

Kindly peruse the Response to Queries for the above Request for quotations here.

 

For further details, peruse the official Request for Quotations here.

Response to Queries- REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply Of Water Tanks To St KITTS & NEVIS

Kindly peruse the Response to Queries for the above Request for quotations here.

For further details, peruse the official Request for Quotations here.

Request for Expression of Interest/Proposals: Consultancy Services for Building Awareness on the Issues of Water Security and Climate Change on Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Project: Adapting to the Effects of Drought through increasing water storage capacity to address climate change on Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Request for EOIs/PROPOSALS: The deadline for submission of electronic EOIs is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on on or before 2:00pm (GMT-6), Tuesday 30 June, 2020 to the email address procurement@carribeanclimate.bz. Consultants will be selected through the fixed budget procurement procedure. The maximum budget available for this consultancy is USD13,000. The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply of Water Tanks to St KITTS & NEVIS

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Project: Ensuring Water Security in Vulnerable Schools in St. Kitts & Nevis through onsite water storage capacitythough the provision of  water tanks.

Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Request for Quotations. The deadline for submission of electronic EOIs is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Tuesday 30th June, 2020 to the email address procurement@carribeanclimate.bz.

The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS: Supply of Water Tanks to St Vincent & the Grenadines

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre has received financing from the USAID, toward the cost of USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the Adapting to the Effects of Drought through increasing water storage capacity to address climate change on Union Island, Mayreau and Canouan of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines through the provision of 178  household and community water tanks.

Eligible bidders are invited to peruse the Request for Quotations. The deadline for submission of electronic EOIs is 2:00 PM Belize time (GMT-6) on Tuesday 30th June, 2020 to the email address procurement@carribeanclimate.bz.

The Centre is not bound to accept any Bids received and may cancel the procurement process at any time prior to the award of contract without liability.

CCCCC adds LiDAR to boost Caribbean’s Climate Change Fight

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Belmopan, Belize; November 30, 2018 – The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) through the USAID-funded Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP) is about to launch its most recent initiative to significantly boost the Caribbean’s ability to limit the ravages of climate change by improving its capability to monitor and plan for physical changes to the land and marine environments.

On Monday, December 3, the Centre will launch a US$2million Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) System, acquired through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) three-year CCAP Project.

The acquisition of an Airborne LiDAR system by the Centre – also known as the 5Cs – is possibly the most significant achievement for data capture in the Caribbean. For decades, countries of the region have clamoured for LiDAR produced data the high cost all but prohibited its application; and the use of  LiDAR was made more difficult since such services had to be sourced from outside the region, adding to costs. At the same time, the requirement for more accurate data to provide evidence of climate change impacts has grown and is rapidly becoming the standard for climate financing.

The purchase of the LiDAR system was made possible through funds provided by the Barbados-based USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean Office through the 5Cs executed Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP).  The use of an airborne LiDAR is the result of a collaboration with Maya Island Air (MIA), a locally-owned Belizean airline company. These critical developments also influenced the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Italy to provide financial support for the LiDAR system, which is soon to become operational in a region-wide exercise to map some 10,000 square miles of vulnerable coastal areas in the region.

Dr Kenrick Leslie, the Executive Director of the Centre welcomed the launch of the Centre’s latest tool in building climate resilience.  The system enhances the Centre’s capacity to provide the region with critical data essential for building climate resilient communities. He noted that with the LiDAR system, “Caribbean leaders will now have access to the data set necessary for the development of tools for use in vulnerability and capacity assessments and early warning systems, and tangible adaptation and disaster risk reduction initiatives.  The documentation of the state of the current coastal bathymetric and topographic environment will allow for the development and implementation of appropriate sustainability policies.”

The technology is capable of simultaneously gathering topographic and bathymetric (depth of the seafloor) data, which are to be used to provide detailed information of the region’s coastal areas, reefs and seafloor to produce flood and inundation maps and other products.

Christopher Cushing, Mission Director of the USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean is expected to formally hand over the equipment to the 5Cs at the launch. This is the Agency’s latest contribution to the regional data enhancement capability under the USAID CCAP. In addition to the LiDAR, five data buoys have been added to the regional Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) network, and 50 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) have been added to the regional climate and weather monitoring and data collection efforts in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.

The project has also provided a computer server that will enhance the input, processing and sharing of the vast amount of data generated from the equipment acquired under the project. The information will ensure that the CCCCC, its partners and regional Universities are able to provide accurate and country-specific climate and climate change data to help countries improve their countries abilities to protect their citizens from the effects of climate change.

Dr Leslie has expressed gratitude to USAID,  the Caribbean Development Bank, the Government of Italy and his own staff for the commitment to the Centre and the region.  The Executive Director also commended Maya Island Air for collaborating with the Centre to outfit a plane with the LiDAR.

With a brand new Cessna aircraft fully customised to fly LiDAR missions, the partnership between the 5Cs and Maya Island Air also represents a new era of public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility for the benefit of resilience building to the impacts of climate change in the Caribbean.

“Their support will help us to provide a system that was otherwise prohibitive.  It is the tangible demonstration of the Airline’s corporate contribution to the Region’s Climate Change initiative”, said Dr. Leslie.

The USAID CCAP Project is helping to build the capacities of regional, national, and local partners to generate and use climate data for decision-making in government and other sectors. The project is also working to strengthen the ability of beneficiary countries to develop successful proposals to access international climate financing.

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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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CCCCC begins handover of data collection devices

PRESS RELEASE – Belmopan, Belize; November 15 – On Wednesday November 14, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) began its handover of data collection devices purchased with funding from the USAID Climate Change Adaptation Program (USAID CCAP) to nine countries in the eastern Caribbean.

Executive Director Dr. Kenrick Leslie and officials from USAID Eastern and Southern Office (USAID ESO) handed over the first of the 50 Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and the 5 Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to the government St Vincent and the Grenadines at a ceremony held at the Argyle International Airport.

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Under the project, one AWS and one CREWS station were installed in SVG. St. Lucia and Grenada also received one each AWS and CREWS station; two AWS and one CREWS were installed in St Kitts, while four AWS and one CREWS station were installed in Antigua.

Automatic Weather Station installed in Antigua

Other beneficiaries are Guyana with 21 AWS, Suriname with 16 and the CIMH in Barbados with three. These data collection devices are to enhance the region’s ability to monitor Marine and Terrestrial Environmental parameters to provide more reliable climate and climate change data.

More than US$3 million dollars were spent under USAID CCAP to enhance the region’s data collection capabilities as the Centre and its partners seek to build the Caribbean’s resilience to climate variability and change.

The marine and land-based data gathering systems were installed with assistance from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the governments of recipient countries. The CIMH has responsibility for maintenance under an agreement with the Centre.

The new CREWS data buoys provide Caribbean scientists and researchers with marine data that allow them to monitor reef health, sea temperature changes, winds (speed and gusts), barometric pressure, precipitation, photo-synthetically active/available radiation (PAR, light), air temperature, and salinity. Other instruments may be added through arrangement with the host countries. The AWS’ collection of critical data to support climate services and climate change modelling in the region by improving the monitoring and collection of environmental variables including temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, atmospheric pressure and rainfall.

The systems are critical tools for building resilience, providing data to support climate and climate change science and information to aid decision makers. USAID CCAP supports activities that are critical for the successful implementation of climate change adaptation strategies across the Caribbean.

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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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