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Call for proposals in infrastructure and energy sectors

Assessment of opportunities for UK companies in the Caribbean in the infrastructure and energy sectors

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Call for proposals in infrastructure and energy sectors

The British High Commission (BHC) in Port of Spain would like to invite proposals for a study of commercial opportunities for UK companies in the Caribbean in the infrastructure and energy sectors (including low carbon), focussing on the following markets:

  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Jamaica
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados

The study should focus on the following sub-sectors:

  • Transport infrastructure: port, airports, major roads
  • Construction
  • Energy (including low carbon)

The study should include:

  • A survey of the market, including public, private and aid-funded investment, with analysis of major opportunities over the next five years
  • Assessment of areas/projects with the most potential for UK commercial success
  • “deep dives” of top 10 priority project, based on their potential and value (to be agreed with BHC)
  • Consideration of special government initiatives or incentives
  • Key influencers
  • Analysis of procurement process and financing plans (including PPP and scope for export credit)
  • Challenges, barriers and enablers to market entry
  • Main players, competitors to UK firms

Two versions of the report should be prepared; one for dissemination to British firms and the other for BHC internal use. The chosen implementer would be expected to host a seminar to share findings in the UK.

Interested bidders are invited to submit a short brief (max 2 pages) with proposed methodology including details of the range of sources that will be covered. Proposals should set out the implementer’s expertise and qualifications relevant to the project, a financial quote with a headline breakdown of costs and examples of any previous similar work. Project bids should not exceed £20,000 in value. Selection will be based on value for money and ability to analyse and add value to our understanding of prospects in the local market. Short-listed bidders will be invited to work up fuller project outlines in consultation with BHC staff, drawing on UKTI information on UK commercial strengths.

Proposals should be submitted by 8 August. Please send proposals and any questions to: Economics.PortOfSpain@fco.gov.uk

Published 23 July 2013