Life-Skills Training

Call for Expressions of Interest: Life-Skills Training

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has received financing from the World Bank to implement the Public and Social Sector Transformation Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include the delivery of life-skills training to complement the implementation of a Temporary Employment Programme (TEP) under the Antigua and Barbuda Skills Training and Empowerment Programme (ABSTEP) component of the project. ABSTEP is being implemented by the Labour Department.

The Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance now invites eligible consultants /consulting firms (“Consultants) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Experience in life-skills and literacy training for adult learners;
  • Experience in curriculum review;
  • Design and implementation for adult learning;
  • Teaching credentials, with sound knowledge of the needs of adult learners;
  • Interactive educational programmes and behavioural interventions; and
  • Experience in programmes involving skills transfer and trainer training.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011) (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method as set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 0900 to 1700 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by email) by June 17, 2016:

Procurement Specialist
Project Management Unit
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
1st Floor, Bryson’s Building
Friar’s Hill Road
St. John’s, Antigua
Tel: (268) 736-0130