Procurement Notice


Guyana, with technical assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is currently implementing Stage II Tranche I of the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP).  The Stage II Tranche I HPMP project is a comprehensive strategy aimed at phasing-out ozone depleting substances (ODS), and in particular, the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector.  To achieve this objective the Ministry of Agriculture has been working to improve practices in the use of ODS and alternatives technologies within the refrigeration and air conditioning sector.  To this end, the Ministry of Agriculture is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake the following activities:


  • Develop one (1) study and training manual for refrigeration and air conditioning technicians to be licensed on safe handling of refrigerants
  • Conduct one training workshop for technicians based on the manual to better equip technicians to undertake the written assessment in order to be licensed
  • Assist technical institutions in setting up refrigeration and air conditioning training laboratories


  • Specialised training in refrigeration, air-conditioning or related field from a recognised institution.
  • Minimum experience of at least 10 years in training on refrigeration and air conditioning and alternative technologies
  • A minimum of 10 years working experience in education and curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of Montreal Protocol related issues and of environmental policy will be considered an asset.

Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from Hydrometeorological Service, 18 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, or email: or downloaded from the right rail of this page.

Curriculum Vitae along with proposed cost should be submitted to the Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, Hydrometeorological Service, 18 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown or email: no later than July 10, 2017.


Hiring Consultants

70% of UNDP’s procurement expenditures are spent for services. These could be executed by companies or individuals. At the country office level, the first step in selecting Suppliers is often market research, particularly if the product or service has not previously been procured. Business Units may source Suppliers through an expression of interest for commonly procured goods, registration of prospective Suppliers at UNGM and/or business seminars, where applicable.

Every country office establishes and manages its own supplier database. Once a roster of potential qualified Suppliers has been generated, Business Units evaluate each Supplier’s capabilities and resources to successfully perform on a contract, if awarded. The key parameters, which guide Supplier appraisal, include:

  1. Technical capacity to deliver the goods and/or services as per schedule;
  2. Financial strength, where the quick ratio is the most widely used test of a company's financial strength and liquidity.
  3. The commitment of management to comply with UNDP General Terms and Conditions; and
  4. Evidence of meeting national or international quality standards for the product offered; or evidence of national and international acceptance of its services;
  5. Production capacity to provide after-sales-service for the goods or services provided;
  6. Environmental compliance (i.e. ISO 14000 Certification); and
  7. Participation in the UN Global Compact.


Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.