Press Release

Premier's Office
British Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency
Release Date:
Friday, 14 October 2022 - 5:53pm

The Government of Virgin Islands (GOVI) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$65,291,000 towards the cost of CDB No. 12/SFR-OR-BVI: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan – Hurricane Irma Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOVI and upon approval by CDB and will besubject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibitswithdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, ifsuch payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council takenunder Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOVI shall derive any rights from the FinancingAgreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure the services of a Social and Gender Safeguards Specialist for the assignment in relation to the development/revision and then implementation of the RDA policies and procedures.     

The objective of the consultancy is to facilitate the participation of communities in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring phases of infrastructure projects, integrating social and gender considerations into the Project, while managing stakeholders and liaising with the affected communities in a socially inclusive and gender-responsive manner.  The assignment is expected to be executed on a full-time basis over an initial period of One (1) year. 

The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency now invites interested eligible individual consultants to submit Expressionsof Interest indicating qualifications and experience required to provide these consultancy services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a)        the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(b)       in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby anysubstantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not acitizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 5.15 and 5.17 of Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (2019), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest for the selection of consultants.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments.

All information must be submitted in English.  Further information including a copy of the Terms of Reference may beobtained from the first address below between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday.

Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received  at the first address below no later than 4:00 PM on Friday 28 October 2022 and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second address below. Each submission must be a single PDF file, with a maximum file size of 30MB.  The body of the email submission should include the name and address of the applicant and the subject of the email shall be, “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Servicesfor Social and Gender Safeguards Specialist”

Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invitedto negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services. The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency reserves theright to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assignany reason for not engaging the services of any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.


Director of Procurement

Recovery and Development Agency

Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park

1-2/F 52 Pier Park Drive- Unit 8

Road Town

Tortola VG1110


Tel: (284) 340-2605




Procurement Officer                 

Caribbean Development Bank

P.O. Box 40, Wildey

St. Michael

BARBADOS, W.I., BB 11000                                                                                          

Tel:       (246) 539-1600




Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387