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Caribbean Export, in implementing the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), has made it a priority to increase market penetration by CARIFORUM firms in new markets, as well as to assist in the fostering and development of strategic in-market partnerships.

During a Regional Consultation on Market Intelligence hosted by the Caribbean Export in June 2014, firms indicated the need for a basic online platform which would provide initial matchmaking support by enabling Business to Business (B2B) interactions with potential buyers, distributors and other strategic partners, allowing them to showcase their product/service offerings in real time, prior to face to face discussion and further transactions.

It is envisaged that a B2B platform that is accessible via the existing CE Intelligence Portal ( ) will provide firms with a single, easy to use, web-based platform that will facilitate the introduction of potential business contacts, company profiling and viewing of available products/services, and provide a unique location for preliminary business discussions to take place. It will also include a market place where firms can identify products and services that they demand, or are able to supply, making it easier to source regional goods and services. With this platform, it is expected that CARIFORUM SMEs will increase their engagement with in-market distributors and potential buyers.

Caribbean Export therefore seeks a consultant/firm to develop a business to business (B2B) portal for CARIFORUM firms.

The total budget for this project is EURO 42,000.

Interested parties should read the full terms of reference and submit a technical and financial proposal for services addressed to the Manager – Competitiveness and Export Promotion. The proposal should be sent by email to [email protected] copied to [email protected] and [email protected] no later than 13 September 2018.

Download the full terms of reference here