Location: St George's, Grenada with travel to other parts of the country
Duration: 16 person weeks or 80 person days over the period of August 2012 to May 2013
Closing Date: 28 Aug 2012
In September 2011, the Government of Grenada through the Ministry of Environment, Foreign Trade & Export Development requested for technical assistance from the Commonwealth Secretariat in reviewing the expiring National Export Strategy and developing a phase two of NES with an Implementation roadmap for the Country. The NES will respond and support the just formulated national strategic vision for promotion of growth and reduction of poverty. Grenada government with the assistance of Commonwealth Secretariat and International trade Centre (ITC) developed a NES in 2006 which identified key sector constraints and sub-optimal performances for 2 key sectors Agriculture and Tourism. One of the key outcomes of the strategy was the establishment of a National Export Council that would coordinate, monitor and manage the export Strategy. This has not been established due to capacities in legislation drafting.
Over the last five years a number of achievements have been made. These include the Bureau of Standards undertaking capacity building for institutional strengthening and human resources development and undertaking product branding programmes for international ISO accreditation. The Small Business Policy has also been developed and housed in the Grenada Industrial Development Council (GIDC) which will support the new Investment Promotion Strategy. Grenada is in process of establishing the National Export Council and Trade Information Portal as two of the major 2006 NES outputs.
As part of the NES development process a national working team on NES was established under the Ministry of Environment, Foreign Trade & Export Development and it is envisaged that a similar approach will be taken in this initiative.
The following are the main objectives:
The Commonwealth Secretariat is therefore inviting proposals from consultants to provide the required technical.
Phase I - Review of the 2006 NES.
This will entail the following:
Phase II - Development of a new National Export Strategy & Implementation Plan for the next 5 years
This will entail the following:
The successful consultants will deliver the following:
For Phase 1: Review of 2006 NES
Phase 2: NES and Implementation Plan
Draft versions of these reports will have to be submitted and reviewed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Grenada Ministry of Environment Foreign Trade and Export Development.
The level of effort required from the successful consultants is 16 person weeks over the period September/October 2012 to May 2013
An all-inclusive budget of £37,000 has been allocated for consultancy services which will cover professional fees of £1500 per person week, daily subsistence allowance economy class international air fares to Grenada for four return trips.
The Commonwealth Secretariat will meet all the costs of the consultation meetings and workshops, printing of reports and support to national teams.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to hire the services of a team of consultants possessing the following attributes:
The consultants should possess a good understanding of trade policy issues affecting small states.
Proposals should clearly indicate the flowing:
The 2006 National Export Strategy document will be provided to the successful bidder as background information.
The successful consultant will sign a contract with the Commonwealth Secretariat which will be responsible for making contractual payments to the successful consultant.