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Developing a national framework for the standardization of stalls and procedures for a climate s ... Request for EOI

Reference: EOIUNON18592
Beneficiary countries: Bahamas
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 09-Jun-2021
Deadline on: 08-Jul-2021 00:00 0.00

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), on behalf of Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) invites qualified interested firms to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the upcoming solicitation for provision of technical assistance implementation of the Technical Assistance on "Developing a national framework for the standardization of stalls and procedures for a climate smart street side vendor throughout The Bahamas." United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on behalf of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) requires the services of an institution to deliver the technical assistance as approved by National Designated Entity from The Bahamas. The overall objective of the Technical Assistance is to develop a framework and feasibility study to implement standardization of stalls and a sustainable program for the establishment of open green spaces for Street Side Vendors. Currently at The Bahamas, 90% of the food is imported, and there are many street side vendors, who are operating out of the normal and unrecorded. The goal is to organize them more into the formal economy. As stated by The Most Honorable Prime Minister of The Bahamas: “Over the years there has been a proliferation of Street-side vendors. This phenomenon has resulted in several unfortunate developments including but not limited to: ● unsightly makeshift facilities, ● unsafe placement of vendor carts or booths, ● illegal placement of vendor carts or booths, ● unsanitary vendor operations, and ● evasion of proper government business and regulatory protocols. In The Bahamas there is a need for a greater commitment to strengthen strategic planning mechanisms for the empowerment of Bahamians. In recent years economic hardship and a lack of regulatory enforcement has led to a greater manifestation of the parallel economy, including street vendors selling food from vehicle trunks on roadsides and on construction sites, peanut vendors, fish vendors, and makeshift roadside stalls. The ultimate goal is to remove all roadside vendors, into zones. Starting first with New Providence, the largest island, establish 5 zones and then each zone will have 2 open marketplaces, where the vendors will be organized. It is the Government’s intention to regulate roadside vendors to ensure that the activity of supplying goods and services are organized in safe green spaces for buyers and sellers. This is particularly important as the country adjust to changes in a post Covid-19 economy This technical assistance seeks solutions for hazard risks to the island of New Providence from climate change events, advocates for the introduction of green spaces to increase liveability and proposes innovative mechanisms for storage of produce and goods. This innovative new concept will be accompanied by a policy that will lead the vendors towards these open green spaces, so they will no longer be on the streets. Resilience will increase as a result, having a great impact on the livelihood of the people in The Bahamas, namely on the island of New Providence. Some of the expected outputs are: i. Development of implementation planning and communication documents; ii. Analysis of key stakeholders and consultations; iii. Market assessment for open green market spaces; iv. Establishing baseline/site selection for two open green market spaces; v. Establish a framework of requirements, capacity and loads of renewable energy systems, organic waste produce and water management; vi. Feasibility assessment of applicable climate technologies on open green market spaces and their sustainability; vii. Business model for open green spaces/markets to function effectively and governance The complete details of the requirement will be provided in the tender documents that will be issued to bidders after this request for EOI is closed.

Ms. Jecinta Cheruiyot