Deadline: Friday, 20th June, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST

Institution: Inter-American Development Bank
Country: Barbados
Project: Compete Caribbean
Sector: Private
Abstract: To provide general technical support, facilitation services, advice and training to Clusters selected for development of a Cluster Competitiveness Improvement Plan (CCIP) under the Program’s Support to Cluster Initiative, and to elaborate and present the CCIP in the program’s format on behalf of the Cluster.
Project No.: RG-X1044
Deadline: June 20th, 2014

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), have established a co-financing program called “Compete Caribbean” (RG-X1044).

The ultimate goal of this Program is to contribute to the increase in the standard of living and quality of life in the Caribbean, the enhancement of the competitiveness of the Caribbean region, and increase the development impact of private sector development projects while emphasizing gender equality and environmental sustainability.
The Program is organized in three components: (1) Comprehensive Framework for Private Sector Development and Knowledge Management, (2) Business Climate and Competitiveness Enhancement Facility (3) Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund (EICF).

The consulting services to be provided relate to Sub-component 3.1 of the program. The objectives of Sub-component 3.1 are to: (a) enhance the development of the productive sector, by supporting clusters and value chains to compete in regional and global markets; and (b) increase the generation of employment and income by strengthening Caribbean businesses with resources to finance innovative ventures, develop new products, implement new business models, and enter new markets. Services to be provided under this consultancy include working closely with clients to oversee and support the successful implementation of the cluster initiative.

Compete Caribbean now invites eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the aforementioned services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

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 GN-2350-9 and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.

Further information can be obtained from the Program Coordinating Unit at (246) 627 8557 or by directing email queries to Sharece Carrington at sharecec@iadb.org .

Expressions of interest must be delivered by email to sharecec@iadb.org by midnight on June 20th, 2014. Please include the following text in the subject heading:

“Expression of Interest – Cluster Facilitation Firm”

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