EU Officials Pay Courtesy Call on RSS

EU Officials Pay Courtesy Call on RSS

EU Officials Pay Courtesy Call on RSS

Regional Security System | Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Executive Director of the RSS, Commodore Errington Shurland, and Executive Director of CARICOM IMPACS, Lt. Col. Michael Jones (right), met with (L-R) EU Head of Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska; Deputy Director General, Directorate General for International Partnerships of the European Commission, Myriam Ferran; and Managing Director, Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brian Glynn.

Management of the Regional Security System (RSS) and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) recently received a courtesy call from officials of the European Union’s (EU) Headquarters in Brussels, at the RSS Headquarters.

EU Head of Delegation to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, introduced the Brussels team, comprising of Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for International Partnerships of the European Commission, Myriam Ferran; Managing Director, Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brian Glynn; and Team Leader for the Caribbean, International Partnerships of the European Commission, Olga Baus,. Members of the EU Delegation Office also included Ovidiu Naftanaila, Felipe de la Mota and Luc Patzelt.

Executive Director of the RSS, Commodore Errington Shurland, and Executive Director of CARICOM IMPACS, Lt. Col. Michael Jones, outlined the various activities and roles of the two regional security organisations and highlighted initiatives currently being undertaken to reinforce security within the region.

Lt. Col. Jones highlighted the results of strengthened EU cooperation and noted the establishment of new offices within the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) of CARICOM IMPACS including the World Customs Organisation, the United Kingdom Liaison Office and the Interpol Regional Office.

Meanwhile, Commodore Shurland shared a number of current and emergent security matters which were affecting the RSS Member States, and the wider Caribbean. He emphasised that these trending security issues would steer the organisation towards strengthening strategic partnerships to help improve security of maritime borders and cyber space, as well as expand the support provided to RSS Member States in asset recovery, counter-terrorism financing and compliance with financial rules and regulations.

The presentations were keenly acknowledged by the EU party, who expressed an interest in deepening its relationship with the RSS in the future.

As part of the meeting, the visiting party toured the RSS Headquarters’ facilities, particularly the Digital Forensics Laboratory, the Asset Recovery Unit, and the RSS Air Wing.

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CARICOM IMPACS Issues Request For Proposals

CARICOM IMPACS Issues Request For Proposals

CARICOM IMPACS Issues Request For Proposals

Regional Security System | Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), with funding from the Kingdom of Spain, is seeking to procure equipment for the Expansion of the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) in CARICOM Member States.

The objective of the project is to strengthen the security of the borders of the CARICOM Member States by expanding the existing Advance Passenger Information system (APIS) through improved technologies, capacity development and training.

Eligible tenderers are asked to submit both a technical and financial offer consistent with the Instructions to Tenderers included with this Request for Proposals notice. Documents must be submitted through the webshare link outlined in the Instructions to Tenderers provided, which may be viewed here.

The deadline for the submission of completed tender documents is January 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. (Local time – Trinidad and Tobago.)

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CARICOM IMPACS Vacancies

CARICOM IMPACS Vacancies

CARICOM IMPACS Vacancies

Regional Security System | Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) is currently undertaking a recruitment and selection process to attract suitably qualified individuals, to fill the following positions at their Sub-Agencies:

Chief of Operations, Border Security at the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC)

Chief of Operations, Intelligence at the Regional Intelligence Fusion Centre (RIFC)

All applications are to be received by CARICOM IMPACS no later than 30 November 2021, and must include nationality, work experience, educational qualifications, a summary of professional skills, the contact information of three references (at least two of whom are familiar with your work or education), and other relevant information. Interested persons may email careers@carimpacs.org or mail applications to The Executive Director, PO Box 4585, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Supply Contract Notice For CARISECURE Project

Supply Contract Notice For CARISECURE Project

Supply Contract Notice For CARISECURE Project

Regional Security System | Monday, May 10, 2021

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​The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) is inviting tenders for the supply and installation of equipment to host the production of Environment, Development and Testing Environment and Disaster Recovery Environment for the CARISECURE project.

This aims to improve CARICOM IMPACS’ ICT infrastructure to enable them to host the CARISECURE Application.

Participation is open to all natural and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping of tenderers) of any nationality, and to international organisations. All supplies under this contract may originate from any country.

The tender documents may be obtained by clicking here or by visiting https://caricomimpacs.org. Tenders must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on June 14, 2021, using the standard Tender Form for a Supply Contract included in the tender documents.

Tenderers with questions regarding this tender should send them in writing to Assistant Director, Strategic Services, CARICOM IMPACS, 19 Keate Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago or via email at projects@carimpacs.org.

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Tenders Invited For Draft Model Legislation To Support CARICOM Agreement On The Return Or Sharing Of Recovered Assets

Tenders Invited For Draft Model Legislation To Support CARICOM Agreement On The Return Or Sharing Of Recovered Assets

Tenders Invited For Draft Model Legislation To Support CARICOM Agreement On The Return Or Sharing Of Recovered Assets

Regional Security System | Thursday, May 6, 2021

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The CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) is currently engaged in the execution of a project entitled Capacity Building For CARIFORUM Member States on Financial Compliance, Asset Recovery and Cybercrime. The programme, which is funded by the 11th European Development Fund, aims to improve the sustainability of safety and security in the CARIFORUM region.

CARICOM IMPACS, therefore, invites experts to submit bids to develop draft model legislation for CARICOM Member States in support of the CARICOM Agreement on the Return or Sharing of Recovered Assets.

To view the full Tender Dossier click here or visit https://caricomimpacs.org/. Tenders must be sent to the contracting authority by 4:00 p.m. on June 25, 2021.

Tenderers may submit questions in writing to the following address up to 21 days before the deadline for submission of tenders, specifying the publication reference and the contract title:

Mr. Earl Harris

CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS)

19 Keate Street,

Port-of-Spain

Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: 235-5511

Fax: 627-2064

E-mail: 11edf@carimpacs.org

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