May 05

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in implementing the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) continues to assist CARIFORUM Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMES) in increasing their export competitiveness, through the provision of trade and business intelligence as well as research and advisory services.

Caribbean Export has recognized that regional firms have a very limited understanding of the complex rules and requirements which govern the trade agreements their countries have signed, as well as limited knowledge on how to take advantage of the improved market access provided through these agreements. As such, the Agency wishes to engage in the breakout and simplification of various trade agreements, starting with the CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), with the objective of providing much needed information which can be readily interpreted and used by our exporters.

Caribbean Export is therefore pleased to invite interested and eligible firms and consultants to review the Terms of Reference attached and submit technical and financial proposals for the provision of these consultancy services. Firms and individual consultants from Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries and the EU may apply.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 4:30pm EST. No late submissions will be accepted.

Further information can be obtained by submitting queries to zmoodie@carib-export.com and copied to cmcnair@carib-export.com.

Download the full terms of reference here.