CTCN/UNIDO Call for proposals: Resilience to climate variability in the building sector of Antigua and Barbuda


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Climate Technology Centre and Network
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The Climate Technology Centre is seeking proposals for resilience to climate variability in the building sector of Antigua and Barbuda.

Hurricanes, floods, and droughts are becoming increasingly destructive in Antigua and Barbuda. The recent hurricane Irma left behind three casualties, 1,800 evacuated inhabitants and 95 percent of Barbuda's buildings and infrastructure damaged or destroyed.

It is crucial that Antigua and Barbuda manage the reconstruction of key public buildings by “building back better”, ensuring that critical public service buildings and emergency services can withstand major local disasters.

The technical assistance includes technical assessments of the structural damage of selected public buildings.

The activities to be undertaken are:

•    Development of a generic work scope, method statements and quality standards for the increased structural resilience of up to 30 municipal buildings for insertion into bid documents;

•    Development of up to 30 detailed work packages consisting of a works list and a basic site plan for insertion into bid documents;

•    Development of engineering cost estimates for each work package and converting these into unit rates and costing rules of thumb;

•    Preparation of basic drawings for the parts of the buildings that will be worked on;

•    Building the capacity of the national workforce to apply the work packages to other municipal buildings through practical experience under expert guidance for the up to 30 buildings;

•    Remote advice during the procurement and implementation works;

•    Monitoring and communication.

The result of this technical assistance will be used to prepare a full-scale Green Climate Fund proposal that aims to increase the resilience of the population in Antigua and Barbuda to extreme climate events.

The completed offer must be submitted via the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) e-Procurement portal  https://procurement.unido.org  by 19 April 2018 at 17:00 (Vienna, Austria time zone).  Please refer to documents below for complete terms of reference and bidding information.

Please note: In the event that your institution is not yet a CTCN network member,  you may bid for implementation of the technical assistance, subject to the condition that you submit your completed application for CTC Network membership before the bid closure and your application is acknowledged by the CTCN. Furthermore, the contract award – should your bid be selected – is conditional to your network membership application having been successfully approved by the Director of CTCN. Should the bidder decide to partner with another institution to deliver the services described in these Terms of Reference, it is expected that the partner institution also joins the CTC Network.


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