Press Release

Premier's Office
British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
Release Date:
Thursday, 28 May 2020 - 4:03pm

The Government of Virgin Islands (GOVI) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$65,291,000 towards the cost of CDB No. 12/SRF-OR-BVI: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan – Hurricane Irma 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 GOVI 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 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 GOVI shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure the services of a Community Liaison Officer for the assignment to facilitate the participation of communities in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring phases of infrastructure projects.   

The objective of the consultancy is to facilitate the participation of communities in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring phases of infrastructure projects, integrating social and gender considerations into the Project, while managing stakeholders and liaising with the affected communities in a socially inclusive and gender-responsive manner.  The assignment is expected to be executed on a part-time basis over 30 months.

The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

  1. the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
  1. 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 CDB1

1 Occasionally contracts may be financed out of special programs that would further expand or restrict eligibility to a particular group of member countries. When this is the case, it should be mentioned in this paragraph.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 5.15 and 5.17 of Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (2019), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest for the selection of consultants.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments. 

All information must be submitted in English.  Further information including a copy of the Terms of Reference may be obtained by writing to between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday.

Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 4:00 PM on Monday 15 June 2020 and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services to facilitate the participation of communities in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring phases of infrastructure projects”

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services. The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency 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 engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387