Zero Cost Electric Landscaping Equipment Available to Landscapers in the Cashew Hill Watershed Area
The Department of Environment (DOE) is inviting interested individuals and/or landscaping companies to apply to obtain and operate zero-cost climate-friendly electric landscaping equipment.
Persons/companies living/existing in the Cashew Hill, Briggins, Bendals and Golden Grove areas will receive priority.
Individuals who receive access to the zero-cost electric equipment will be required to assist in providing landscaping services along the Cashew Hill waterway, extending through Briggins, Cashew Hill, Golden Grove and Bendals Communities. Litter-picking services will also be required. These activities are aimed at helping to maintain the waterway by reducing flooding and reducing mosquito breeding sites. The Schedule and Route will be provided to successful applicants.
This activity is supported by the Green Climate Fund and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda under the project “Integrated Physical Adaptation and Community Resilience Through an Enhanced Direct Access Pilot in the Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors of Three Eastern Caribbean Small Island Developing States”
Interested parties should email the Department of Environment for further details. Include:
“Respondent’s company name: Provision of Landscaping and Litter Picking Services for Cashew Hill Waterway”
DOE Procurement Officer
Department of Environment
#1 Victoria Park, Botanical Gardens, Factory Road
P.O. Box W693
St. John’s, Antigua
The respondent shall send an Expression of Interest (EOI) via e-mail and/or submit a link (e.g., Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.) with the following:
- Cover Letter/Proposal and CV inclusive of:
- Title of EOI
- Experience with similar activities
- Testimonials and/or three (3) references
“Integrated Physical Adaptation and Community Resilience Through an Enhanced Direct Access Pilot in the Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors of Three Eastern Caribbean Small Island Developing States”, also known as the Green Climate Fund Enhanced Direct Access or GCF-EDA Project, is focused on the high risk and populated watershed on the west, northwest of Antigua. The project area is vulnerable to climate change, undergoing urban expansion, and supports low income and lower middle-income families.
The project’s goals are to strengthen institutional capacities and increase the resilience of at least 5% of the population to climate variability and change, of which 50% are women. In addition, the project targets the following sectors: adaptation in infrastructure, strengthened buildings and enhanced ecosystem services. The project seeks to reduce vulnerability of the community, by increasing the ability of the watershed to handle extreme rainfall, while increasing the resilience of the built environment simultaneously to cope with the multiple stressors of climate change. This integrated approach will ensure that the community will be able to withstand projected climate change impacts while the ecosystems can accommodate increased rainfall. This project has four main components: 1) Enhanced capacity for climate adaptation planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation via direct access; 2) Governments implement concrete adaptation measures using ecosystem-based approaches where appropriate; 3) Community resilience to climate impacts is enhanced through tangible adaptation benefits; 4) Privately owned physical assets of vulnerable populations are more resilient to climate.
For more information on this project please contact Mr. Jasiel Murphy at 462-4625 or email [email protected] You can also visit https://www.environment.gov.ag/projects-reports#An-integrated-approach-to-physical-adaptation-and-community-resilience-in-Antigua-and-Barbuda%E2%80%99s-northwest-McKinnon%E2%80%99s-watershed.