Palladium has been awarded a five-year Contract to implement USAID’s Creating Economic Opportunities Project which is being implemented in six departments including Guatemala. The Project promotes economic growth, private sector development, competition, and job creation in Guatemala. It also strengthens promotion of investment and trade, serves as a catalyst to develop productive infrastructure, facilitates workforce development and fosters a business enabling environment. A core objective of the Project is to strengthen the private sector as a motor of development to reduce poverty, improve living conditions, and create sustainable economic opportunities for Guatemalans in Guatemala. By focusing on the country’s intermediate cities as natural platforms for investment and growth, cultivating alliances between stakeholders in the public, private, and civil society sectors, and placing emphasis on an ecosystem conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship, the Project plays a central role in creating jobs, facilitating investment, and promoting prosperity in the country.
The purpose of these Terms of Reference (ToRs) is to contract a Guatemalan or eligible international Consulting Firm with experience in planning and designing urban and industrial projects to perform a Peer Review of the Ciudad Reformadores Master Plan and to develop the Conceptual Design for the Technology District in the Municipality of Villa Nueva in the department of Guatemala.
The Consulting Firm will: