The Water and Sewerage Company Incorporated (WASCO) of St. Lucia has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the John Compton Dam Rehabilitation Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of WASCO and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or 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 WASCO shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
WASCO now wishes to procure an Environmental Monitoring Officer (EMO) who will be responsible for ensuring that environmental requirements are adhered to during the construction phase of the Caribbean Development Bank-financed projects implemented by the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO).
The EMO will report to Head, Project Management Unit (HPMU).
His/her duties will include, but will not be limited to:
(a) reviewing mitigation measures in the contractor’s Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for suitability and appropriateness and likelihood of meeting performance requirements as stated in the bid documents/contract specifications and project design details including specific items such as responsibilities for environmental monitoring, safety, environmental reporting, public information, consultations and grievance mechanisms;
(b) liaising with the engineering and supervision consultants engaged by WASCO to ensure effective and timely implementation of environmental management measures;
(c) undertake regular site supervision visits to projects under implementation to check compliance with EPP implementation at each project site by conducting environmental inspections and preparing Environmental Inspection Reports (EIR) for each such visit. EIR should validate the monthly reports received from the engineering and supervision consultants;
(d) obtain feedback about EPPs and their implementation process from various concerned stakeholders to resolve issues faced during implementation and strengthen compliance in future activities;
(e) review Compliance Reports on EPPs submitted by the consulting and supervision engineers engaged under the assigned projects; and
(f) monitor environmental-related activities to be carried out by consulting and supervision engineers as necessary.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be twenty-four months.
WASCO now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest for this Consultancy.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:
(a) the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(b) 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.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience and local and regional experience on similar assignments. Prospective candidates should have a minimum of the following qualifications:
(a) a Masters Degree in Environment Engineering/Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies or related field;
(b) eight years’ relevant experience; and
(c) Environmental Impact Assessment/Environmental Management Plan/Environmental Management Framework implementation/monitoring experience including on construction projects.
Experience in forestry and watershed management will be an asset. The Expressions of Interest must include a detailed curricula vitae and all information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 08:00 and 16:30 hours Monday to Friday.
Four (4) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the second address below no later than 12:00 hours on October 12, 2016 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the third address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Environmental Monitoring Officer”.
Following the assessment, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicants will be invited to interview for the post and, if successful, to then negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services.
WASCO 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.
Mr. Gordon Wyke
Head – Project Management Unit
Water and Sewerage Company Inc.
Tel: + (758) 453-2790
Email: [email protected]
The Secretary, Central Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Social Planning
2nd Floor Financial Centre
Bridge Street, Castries
Tel: + (758) 468-5520
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408
Wildey, St. Michael
BARBADOS W.I. 11000
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269
Email: [email protected]