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The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (GCOB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD4.740 million towards the cost of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute Enhancement 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 GOCB and upon approval by CDB and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions for the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than GOCB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. 

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure consultancy services to Design and Develop a Strategic Marketing Plan. 

The objective of the consultancy is to assist BTVI with the design and implementation of a strategic marketing framework that: 

(a) Reflects the Values, Mission and Vision of the Institution’s Strategic Plan 2021–2025. 

(b) Drives and supports the goals and strategic objectives of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. 

(c) Supports enhancement of student recruitment. 

(d) Promotes the viability and image of TVET programmes. 

(e) Defines, builds and advances the BTVI brand. 

(f) Builds on the momentum gained from greater attention to TVET since COVID-19, to propel the institution to a greater presence in the post-secondary education landscape. 


The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of five months. 

BTVI now invites interested eligible individuals to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these services. 

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if: 

(a) In the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements. 

(b) In the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country. 



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


Eligible countries are member countries of CDB. 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest. 

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 0900 and 1600 hours EST Monday to Friday. 

Expressions of Interest must be received by electronic mail to the first address below no later than 1600 hours EST on Monday, August 16, 2021, and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to the CDB at the second address below. The subject line of the email for each submission should state “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services to Design and Develop a Strategic Marketing Plan”. 


Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOCB reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest. 




1. Project Coordinator


BTVI Enhancement Project

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute

Old Trail Road

Nassau, The Bahamas

Tel: (+1 242) 829 8872

Fax: (+1 242) 393 4005

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2. The Procurement Officer


Caribbean Development Bank

Wildey, St. Michael

Barbados W. I.

Tel: (+1 246) 539 1600

Fax: (+1 246) 426 7269

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