Dominica Editor's Choice ANNOUNCEMENTS



GOVERNMENT OF the Commonwealth of Dominica

Dominica Water Sector Strategic Development PROJECT



The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GOCD) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) towards the cost of the Water Sector Strategic Development Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of the (GOCD) and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Loan Account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than (GOCD) shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Loan.

The Dominica Water & Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO) is the Executing Agency of this Project and now wishes to procure consultancy services for Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC) for the WSSDP.

The objective of the consultancy is to undertake the construction supervision and to complete Engineering and Construction-related Services of the WSSDP within the PMU. Further details can be found in the attached Terms of Reference (TOR). The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of 18 months (withestimated 46 staff-months by key experts). DOWASCO now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the provision of these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  • in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b)     in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c)   in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. Consultants are advised to review the detailed eligibility criteria detailed in Section 4 and conflict of interest provisions in Section 5 of the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (January, 2021), as applicable and as published on CDB’s website.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability, and existing commitments. Key Experts will not be evaluated at the EOI submission stage.

Interested consultant teams are required to submit their Expression of Interest using the “EOI Consulting Firms template”. The Draft Terms of Reference for the assignment and the “EOI Consulting Firms template” can be made available upon request by contacting Address 1 below or downloaded from the Specific Procurement Notice on CDB’s website.

All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 08:00 and 16:00 hours (local time in Dominica) Monday to Friday.

The Expressions of Interest shall be submitted electronically ONLY in PDF format and must be received at the first address below no later than 15:00 hours (local time in Dominica) on Wednesday, April 8, 2024, and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second email address below. The subject of the email attaching each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly read “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC) for the WSSDP”.

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOCD reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety.  It will not be bound to assign any reason for not selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

(1)  Attention: OSCAR MONROY MOSOS Project Coordinator (PMU – DOWASCO) Tel: (767) 440 9346 or (767) 275 6236 Email: [email protected]    (2)    Caribbean Development Bank Tel: (+1246) 539-1600 Email: [email protected]  
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