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We kindly request you to submit your quotation for Rehabilitation of key infrastructure to support agriculture activities in La Sagesse, Grenada, as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFQ. When preparing your quotation, please be guided by the form attached hereto as Annex 2.
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Caribbean countries share similar economic and sustainable development challenges, including a small population, remoteness, susceptibility to natural disasters, and most importantly, vulnerability to climate change. Given the current condition of the marine environment, most coastal areas have few defences against the raging surfs of hurricanes and tropical storms, and the likely consequences would be significant coastal damage including beach erosion and infrastructure damage. Negative impacts associated to climate change on land, water resources and biodiversity have also been predicted, and ultimately, tourism and agriculture will be negatively impacted by these changes. Meanwhile, Caribbean countries emit such relatively small amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, which mean that they will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change.
The Government of Japan has been one of leading donors in the target of climate change. Japan has delivered development assistance total of $17.6 billion to vulnerable countries from October 2009 to December 2012 for mitigation and adaptation. The Government of Japan intends to continue its assistance in this area to create enabling environment with a view to formulate a new framework applicable to all Parties by COP 21 in 2015. Especially, the Government of Japan sees it important to assist Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), and in this context, is interested in establishing a new regional assistance programme for Caribbean and/or CARICOM in the area of climate change under the framework of the Partnership for Peace, Development and Prosperity between Japan and the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
As such, the Government of Japan through the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership aims to support the implementation of actual technology that is both low-emission and advances climate risk management, including demonstration in the target countries. To this end, eight demonstration projects are planned for Grenada which are tailored to meet the specific needs and vulnerabilities within local communities.
Specifically, the required services will support one approved pilot initiative with a disaster risk resilience and sustainable agriculture focus through the implementation of climate smart infrastructure to reduce flooding of the agricultural lands in the target area and to rehabilitate key infrastructure to increase agricultural productivity and improve climate resilience among small farmers.
OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The contracted firm will provide support to the Grenada Federation of Agricultural and Fisheries Organisations Inc (GFAFO) for:
- Rehabilitation of a local dam used for flood control and to support the communal irrigation scheme for adjacent small farm holdings
- Opening of internal drains and construction of box drains and culverts to improve drainage on the different plots
- Reinforcement of the river bank to minimize erosion and siltation
- Rehabilitation of river crossing to allow for unobstructed passage to other model farm lots
- Rehabilitation of the storage house facility
- Reconstruction of the pump house facility
This objective supports the implementation of the J-CCCP approved pilot initiative “La Sagesse Flood Project.”