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CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH THE LEGAL BASIS FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN ENERGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY

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ORGANISATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES

THE SECRETARIAT

 

Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority Project

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH THE LEGAL BASIS FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN ENERGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY

 

IDA Credit : 4935-GD;   4936-LC

 

                                                            Project ID Number P101414

 

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

 

The Governments of Grenada and St. Lucia have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services to Establish the Legal Basis for the Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority (ECERA).

 

The consultancy is estimated to have duration of ten (10) calendar months and is divided into two phases comprising, but is not limited to the following services:

 

Phase I- Draft the ECERA Treaty

 

(i)                 Determination of the scope and mandate of ECERA in the two participating countries;

(ii)               Hold consultations with various stakeholders in the process of developing the Treaty, including workshops and presentations to stakeholders;

(iii)              Preparation of the Legal Treaty to establish the ECERA.

 

Phase II – Modify or Draft New National Laws

 

(iv)             Examination of Electricity Supply Acts, Legislative frameworks, national energy policies and energy sector framework of the two OECS Countries currently participating in ECERA;

(v)               Hold consultations with various stakeholders in the process of identifying the gaps in the domestic laws; and

(vi)             Preparation of amendments for review by the Attorney General’s Chambers.

 

The full Terms of Reference is available on the following website www.oecs.org or could be obtained by sending a request to ecera@oecs.org.

 

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat, acting on behalf of the beneficiary countries, now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

 

No.

Evaluation Criteria

Maximum Score

1. General Experience in similar projects in energy policy advisory issues

–          level of responsibility, not just number of projects;

–          as a principal or an associate to a lead consulting firm?

–          experience of the firm or individuals before they joined the firm?

10

2. Experience working with project implementing agencies similar to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, which is a regional Organization.

10

3. Experience in climatic, geographical and cultural areas similar to those of the project (small island developing states).

10

4. Specific Work experience in the kind of service(s) under consideration (Treaty Drafting and Legislative Reforms)

30

5. Work volume in monetary value over the last 3 years (state projects and contract amounts in US$)

10

6. Number and qualification (brief background) of key expert staff attached to the firm or available for assignments

25

7. Presentation and language of profile (please note that the language of this consultancy is English)

5

 

TOTAL

100

 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s

Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants ) by World Bank Borrowers May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  Consultants can also visit the website http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPROCUREMENT/Resources/ConGuid-10-06-RevMay10-ev2.pdf

 

 

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

 

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost Based Selection Method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

 

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (09:00 to 16:00 hours).

 

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by 4:00 pm (16:00 hours) (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by Monday February 25, 2013.

 

The Project Manager

Eastern Caribbean Energy Regulatory Authority (ECERA) Project

OECS Secretariat

Morne Fortune, P.O.Box 179

Castries,Saint Lucia

Tel:  (758) 455 6327

Fax: (758) 453 1628
E-mail: ecera@oecs.org
Website: www.oecs.org

 

 

 

 



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