Internal Procurement

16 November 2021

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Consultancy for the Development and Implementation of the HL7/FHIR Interface Module in CARPHA instance of Senaite LIMS DEADLINE: DECEMBER 10TH, 2021

The consulting services (“the Services”) include:

Implement the HL7/FHIR protocol in the opensource SENAITE LIMS application and pilot data exchange with one CARPHA Member State; and facilitate the exchange of clinical information patient data among laboratory health information systems. The services are expected to take nine (9) months and intended to start in the year 2021.


The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment is attached to this request for expressions of interest. (See Annex A)


The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:


  • Interested firms must provide experience of having completed at least two (2) contracts similar in scope and nature with sufficient description (including location/country, name of the Employer/Client, type of services provided, period of contract, contract amount, starting and completion dates).


  • Availability of appropriate skills/expertise among the consultant's staff to demonstrate technical capability of the firm.  The following experts are required for the assignment: Project Lead and Application Developer / Programmer. The general qualifications, Experience requirements of key staff are provided in the Terms of Reference.



  • The consulting firm shall be legally registered by the regulatory authorities and the following documents shall be submitted;


(i)   A certificate of incorporation/registration for the firm.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment (i.e., 3.17 of the Procurement Regulations)


Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.


A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Selection method (CQS) set out in Procurement Regulation.


Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:00am to 4:00pm Mondays to Fridays. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below by e-mail by 10th December 2021.


Caribbean Public Health Agency

Kern Cassell – Procurement Officer

16-18 Jamaica Boulevard, Federation Park

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: 1-868-622-4261

Fax: 1-868-622-2792



  1. EOI-Activity12241-Consultancy(Firm)fortheDevelopmentandimplementationoftheHL7FHIRGG-revised.pdf 11/17/2021 2:27:32 AM