|Notification of Contract Award - Tourism Taxation Study|
Inter-American Development Bank
(Selection and Contracting of Consulting Services)
Project: BELIZE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROGRAM (STP)
Country of Project: BELIZE
The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture (MTCAC) has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the project Sustainable Tourism Program, to carry out a Tourism Taxation Review of the industry to examine the level of taxation levied on the Belize tourism industry with a view to assessing whether the current taxation regime impacts unfairly on tourism and its key sectors, identifying any inequities relative to other industries and establishing whether the current taxation regime places Belize’s tourism industry at a competitive disadvantage relative to the taxation regime of competitor countries. The review will identify gaps, and make recommendations for tax revision where necessary and strategies and actions to improve the current revenue base while improving industry competitiveness. Assessment and recommendations will be undertaken using guiding principles of good taxation which include equity, efficiency, neutrality, compatibility, adequacy, convenience and simplicity.
Contract/Bid No.: IC-PS-001
The selection and contracting of the consultant will be carried out in accordance with the provisions set forth in Document GN-2350-7 ("Policies for the selection and contracting of Consultants Services, IDB July 2006") which can be found at the following website: http://www.iadb.org/procurement
List of Individual Consultants:
Mr. Daniel Artana
Any Consultant is entitled to a debriefing to ascertain the grounds on which its proposal was not selected, by making a formal request at the address indicated below.
Awarded Bidder: MR. MARK RIDER
Country of Awarded Bidder: USA
Contract Amount: BZ$100,000
Duration of contract: 4 months