REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY FIRM FOR UNDERSTANDING RISK – MICROZONATION STUDIES (073611)

Loan No. 8581-JM  

  1. Background

 The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) was established in 1996 as a component of the Government of Jamaica’s strategy to reduce poverty.  The Fund promotes, appraises, finances and supervises social and economic infrastructure projects, including schools, roads, agro-processing, water, sanitation, health centres, community centres, homes for children and the elderly, as well as, vocational skills training, counselling, parenting, life skills, education and organizational strengthening. The Government of Jamaica has received a loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the JAMAICA DISASTER VULNERABILITY REDUCTION PROJECT (JDVRP). The Jamaica Social Investment Fund as the executing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract. 2. Scope of WorkThe consulting firm to provide in-house and in-field training for microzonation surveys and execute fieldwork across two target locations Alligator Pond – Manchester and Port Maria – St Mary to facilitate their use in development decisions, emergency response and hazard risk reduction. 3. Objective of the Project                                           The project objective is to improve risk identification by broadening the scope of hazard information available for decision-makers to use in development and investment decisions in coastal areas. 4. Qualifications and Experience The Consultant must show its capability to complete the works by showing a complement of staff or Consultants with the qualifications and past relevant experience (or previous work) that will provide the caliber of work expected. The team should consist of the following minimum skills and experience as listed in the table below. Position  Minimum QualificationMinimum Experience in Related Work Geologist/ GeophysicistMSc Geophysics/ Geology OR related field10 yearsEngineering SeismologistMSc. Seismic Engineering OR related field10 yearsGeospatial AnalystMSc. Geo-Information Science OR related field8 years 5. Duration of Contract The duration of this contract is twelve (12) months.  6. Selection MethodConsultancy Firm will be selected using the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank Guidelines for the Selection and Employment of Consultants (Revised October 2017). Attention of Interested Consultancy firm is drawn to the World Bank policy on eligibility; Clause 1.13(b) which states - Government-owned enterprises or institutions of the borrower’s country may participate in the Borrower’s country only if they can establish that they (i) are legally and financially autonomous, (ii) operate under commercial law, and (iii) are not dependent agencies of the Borrower or Sub-BorrowerPlease visit the JSIF website, http://www.jsif.org to view the detailed Terms of Reference and the EOI Submission Standard Forms.   Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be submitted in the formats provided on the  EOI Submission Standard Forms and  must be delivered to the address below or emailed to contracting@jsif.org  before 5:00 p.m. on  Wednesday, October 13, 2021.     Procurement ManagerJamaica Social Investment FundGround Floor, The Dorchester11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Road)Kingston 5, JamaicaTel: (876) 968-4545/ Fax: (876) 929-3784E-mail: contracting@jsif.orgWebsite:  http://www.jsif.org

Collection Period: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:30am to Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:00pm