Consultancy Notice- Environmental and Social Assessment

The BCRC-Caribbean is seeking to recruit an Environmental and Social Assessment Consultant under the project Caribbean Incubator Facility for the Sustainable Management of Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in SIDS (ISLANDS) Programme.

The Consultant will be expected to conduct a high-level Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment; Environmental and Social Management Framework and; Stakeholder Engagement Plan for the Facility in accordance with the Inter-American Development Bank’s Environment and Safeguards Compliance Policy (OP-703).

This phase of the project is being executed by the BCRC-Caribbean and implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The general objective of the facility is to support the sustainable management of hazardous Chemicals and Wastes (C&W) in the Caribbean. The specific objectives are: (i) to finance the development and strengthening of policy, legal, regulatory, and financial frameworks, tools, and instruments; and (ii) to channel financing to the private and public sectors to advance the sustainable management of hazardous C&W. The facility will support the following countries (Participating Countries): Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, in improving the management of hazardous C&W identified in multi-lateral environmental agreements such as the Basel, Rotterdam, Minamata, and Stockholm Conventions, the Montreal Protocol and Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). For purposes of this facility, other SIDS countries recognized by GEF’s Global Island Program, namely Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia, could also be eligible for support and financing under the “de-minimis” approach.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Interested bidders are invited to apply by submitting a detailed technical and financial proposal on or before 6:00 pm (Trinidad and Tobago, GMT – 4) on May 17, 2021.

TERMS OF REFERENCE: Environmental and Social Assessment

CLARIFICATIONS ON BIDS: Clarification for TOR: BCRC_10767_2021_001 (last updated May 11, 2021)

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