Civil Works Design and Construction Supervision– Antigua and Barbuda

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING

REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION LOAN (HURRICANE IRMA)

CIVIL WORKS DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructure damage as a consequence of the passage of Hurricane Irma and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued.  Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOAB and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement.  The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purposes of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.  No party other than GOAB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

Consultancy services are required for the completion of designs for the civil works, for the provision of assistance to GOAB in managing the procurement of the contractors for the same, and for supervision of construction.

The objectives of the assignment are as follows:

(a) to ensure that designs for the bridge and road rehabilitation works are completed in accordance with the highest practicable local and international engineering and design standards.

(b) to ensure that high quality construction is achieved and to ensure that all work is carried out in full compliance with the engineering designs and technical specifications.

(c) to provide support to the executing agency in the execution of the project management functions including monitoring and evaluation functions.

This Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Works and Housing, through the Project Implementation Management Unit (PIMU). 

The PIMU will engage a Project Engineer to facilitate the works of the Consultants and make available all relevant studies, reports and data relevant to the completion of the exercise and will act as liaison between the Consultant and GOAB officials and stakeholders.

The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of thirty (30) months.

GOAB now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualification and experience required to provide these services.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if:

(a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements;

(b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and

(c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011).

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments. All information must be submitted in English.  Further information may be obtained from the third address below between 0800 and 1600 hours, Mondays to Fridays.

Four (4) hard copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address no later than 1500 hours on February 26, 2018 and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second e- mail address below.  The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy – Civil Works Design and Construction Supervision – Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Loan (Hurricane Irma).

The selection method will be on the basis of Quality and Cost Based Selection, therefore, following the assessment of submissions, a shortlist of Consultants will be drawn up comprising a minimum of three and a maximum of six firms.  Only the shortlisted firms will be invited to submit Proposals for the Consultancy Services.  The evaluation of the proposals shall be carried out in two stages, first the Quality, and then the Cost.  Evaluators of technical proposals shall not have access to the financial proposals until the technical evaluations, including bank reviews and no objection are concluded.  The evaluation shall be carried out in full conformity with the Request for Proposal.

GOAB reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety.  It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

 1.

Chairman, Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
Government Office Complex
Queen Elizabeth Highway
St. John’s
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Tel: + (268) 562-5825 / 5826
Fax: + (268) 562-1717
Email: tenders.board@ab.gov.ag

 

2.

Procurement Officer
Procurement Policy Unit
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box 408, Wildey
St. Michael
BARBADOS, W.I.
Tel: + (246) 431-1600
Fax: + (246) 426-7269
Email: procurement@caribank.org

 3.

Project Coordinator
Ministry of Works and Housing
St. John’s Street
St. John’s
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Tel:   + (268) 562-1867
Fax:   + (268) 462-4622
Email:  projectcoordinator.works@ab.gov.ag