A multi-donor private sector development program financed by

Request for Expressions of Interest Consulting Services

Project Name: COMPETE CARIBBEAN: Private Sector Development and Competitiveness
Loan No: ATN/CJ-12159-RG
Project No: RG-X1044
Selection No: RG-X1044-SN12
The Compete Caribbean Program is a private sector development program that provides technical assistance grants and investment funding to support productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) development activities in the Caribbean region. The program, jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Canada (the Government of Canada), supports projects in 15 Caribbean countries. The program’s estimated value is US$40.0 million, of which DFID and the Government of Canada contributed US$32.55 million. Projects in the OECS countries are implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank. Included within the resources of the Program is financing toward the cost of the Program’s monitoring and evaluation, some of which is intended to be applied as proceeds for this MID-TERM EVALUATION CONSULTANCY.
The Compete Caribbean Program has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the project COMPETE CARIBBEAN: Private Sector Development and Competitiveness, for the midterm evaluation that will take into consideration the Program’s relevance, effectiveness and efficiency levels; and identify lessons learned and opportunities for improvement. The evaluation’s main goals are to determine the extent to which: Program design is currently relevant in addressing the challenges of Private Sector Development in the Caribbean; the objectives and expected results of the Program have been met and/or achieved; and, the objectives and expected results of the Program are likely to be achieved by the time of the completion of the Program..
The Inter-American Development Bank now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information establishing that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.
It is expected that the firm will have at least five (5) years of experience in contracts involving the evaluation of development programs such as the scope envisioned for the Compete Caribbean Program. In-depth knowledge of private sector development and preferably, a good understanding of the Caribbean region, plus experience in evaluating technical assistance or projects financed by international financing institutions and comparable experience in other continents with transferable experience to the Caribbean Region will be considered. The main coordinator or expert for this consultancy must have at least 10 years of experience in the field.
Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Inter-American Development Bank: Policies for the selection and Contracting of Consultants financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (current edition) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (US Eastern Time).
Expressions of interest must be delivered via e-Sourcing application at: https://enet.iadb.org/BidderWeb/signOn.aspx by Sep 02, 2013 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time).
Inter-American Development Bank
Division: CTI
Assignment: COMPETE CARIBBEAN: Private Sector Development and Competitiveness
Attn: Elliott, Wayne A.
1300 New York Ave, NW, Washington DC 20577, USA
E-mail: waynee@iadb.org
Tel: (246) 627-8521
Fax: (202) 623-1579
Web site: www.iadb.org