PROJECT ‘NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING’: SAFETY AND SECURITY, ENJOYED, RESPECTED AND VALUED BY EVERYONE

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR CAPACITY BUILDING AND ORGANISATIONAL STRENGHTHENING FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Government of Suriname (GOS) has received for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of financing the Neighbourhood Policing 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 GOS and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement. The Grant Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing 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 GOS shall derive any rights from the Grant Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Project Management Working Group (PMWG), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services for the design and supervision of Neighbourhood Policing.

The objective of the consultancy is to develop curricula and training materials for the training of Neighbourhood Police Officers (NPOs) for the Neighbourhood Policing Programme (NPP) in Suriname, develop training material to train Supervisors of the programme and Neighbourhood Watch Groups (NWGs), to revise the job description of NPOs, and to develop a Gender-responsive Operations and Procedural Manual to guide the operation of the programme. A stakeholder analysis and engagement plan will also be developed to provide a framework for deepened and more meaningful engagement of all stakeholders at the community level. The curricula and materials are expected to provide practical direction to NPOs in the execution of their duties. This will facilitate the certification of trainers and NPOs and lay the foundation for the enhancement of the level of operational efficiency in programme. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of six to twelve months.

The PMWG, the Executing Agency, now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.
Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 percent 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 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 shortlisting stage.

All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between the hours of 8:00 am and 14:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be emailed to the first address below and copied to the CDB at the second address below, no later than 15:00 hours on Friday, January 10, 2022. The email submission must include the name and address of the consultant and shall be clearly marked in the subject line “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for Capacity Building and Organizational Strengthening for Neighbourhood Policing – Government of Suriname”.

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. GOS 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 short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

Address 1:                                                           Address 2:

Ms. Monique Pierau                                       Procurement Officer
Project Manager                                            Caribbean Development Bank
Neighbourhood Policing                                 Barbados
Duisburglaan 43-45, Korpsstaf KC                Tel: +1-246-431-1600
Flora                                                               E-mail: procurement@caribank.org
Paramaribo, SURINAME
E-mail: neighbourhoodpolicingkps@gmail.com

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