Government is developing a National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan for the British Virgin Islands.
The plan will act as a roadmap towards strengthening and redeveloping a sustainable local tourism industry.
The key focus of the plan will include enhancing tourism experience and resource sustainability; diversifying tourism products in emerging local destinations for the overnight and cruise market tourism; identifying and developing a proposal for niche tourism products; and strengthening local tourism institutions for policy, destination planning, and management.
Government further said the plan will be aligned with international best practices.
“The plan will define strategies and activities and provide distinct mapping that will catalyze the further development of the BVI’s tourism sector to promote local participation and development based on sustainable tourism principles and practices, including the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria being spearheaded by the United Nations Foundation,” government explained.
To this end, consultancy firms are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to develop the plan.
Terms of procurement process
Expressions of interest may be submitted by a consultant, company or firm or in consortium with other consultants, companies or firms.
Tenders must submit full contact information of the consultant/company detailed corporate profile of the consultant/company and a summary of qualification in similar areas preferably in the Caribbean.
Tenders are also required to submit details of litigation history in relation to the submitting consultant/company or any significant individual consultant thereof, narrative description of the proposed strategy, which takes account of the matters outlined in the project scope above; estimate of the project development budget, and evidence of the consultant/company ability to undertake such a project and proposed work plan.
Interested consultant, company or firm can contact the Procurement Coordinator, Ishma Rhymer at the Procurement Unit at (284) 468-4243.
Tenderers must submit documents to ‘Expression of Interest’ and must be received by the Central Tenders Board Chairman, Ministry of Finance Procurement Unit, Third Floor, East Atrium, Central Administration Complex no later than 10am on Tuesday, September 18.
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