Project Name
Seventh Power Project – Caye Caulker Interconnection, Belize
Submarine Cable for the Caye Caulker interconnection to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye; under the Seventh Power Project
10:00 AM


(Extension of Bid Submission Period)

The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Seventh Power Project 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 BEL 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 purpose 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 BEL shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

BEL now invites electronic bids from eligible bidders for the supply of 9.5 Miles of 34.5kV Submarine Cable for the Caye Caulker interconnection to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye; under the Seventh Power Project. The works include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, manufacture, testing, transport, delivery to the Employer in Belize of 34.5 kV submarine cable and the accessories.


Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms which are legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country and are either:

  1. more than 50% beneficially-owned by citizen or citizens and/or bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting these requirements; or
  1. owned or controlled by the government of an eligible country provided that it is legally and financially autonomous and operated under the commercial law of an eligible country and otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of the CDB Guidelines for Procurement (2006).

Procurement eligibility is extended to include all countries which are not CDB Member Countries.

Eligible bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their bids establishing their eligibility to bid and qualification to perform the contract if the bid is accepted. Tender and qualification information are to be submitted in the English Language on the prescribed forms inserted in the Bid Documents. Submissions that do not provide the information required, or do not demonstrate the prospective bidder’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.

Qualification requirements include, inter alia:

1. If the Bidder is a manufacturer:

  • Financial Capability

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s):

  1. Average Annual Turnover: the Bidder shall have at least the Average Annual Turnover mentioned below over a period of best three years within last five years. i.e., 5 years counting backward from the date of publication of ICB of at least USD8,000,000.

Bidder will submit audited financial reports along with the bid or if not required by the law of the Bidder’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Employer, for the last five (5) years to substantiate average annual turnover.

  1. Liquid Assets: the Bidder at the time of bid submission should provide documentary evidence of at least the amount of liquid asset or working capital or credit facility or their combination of USD8,000,000.
  • Experience and Technical Capacity

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s):

  1. General Experience: The Bidder should have at least five (5) years of general experience in supplying electrical goods and related services (i.e., years counting backward from the date of ICB publication).
  2. Specific Experience: The Bidder will at-least have experience of supplying similar goods (i.e., Submarine Cable/Underground Cable) having similar value in at least three contracts within the last five (5) years (i.e., years counting backward from the date of ICB publication).
  • Documentary Evidence

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement:

  1. The manufacturer should have at least five (5) years of relevant manufacturing experience (i.e., Submarine Cable/Underground Cable). The five-year period will be counted backward from the date of ICB publication).
  2. The manufacturer should have the annual manufacturing capacity of double of the offered quantities under the bid.
  3. The manufacturer should have registration with the local Chamber of Commerce and Industries or similar entity within the manufacturer's country.

2. If Bidder is not a manufacturer:

If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorisation Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 3 contracts of similar goods valuing at least USD4,000,000 in the past 5 years.


Bidding Documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the first address below for a non-refundable fee of one hundred United States dollars (USD100). Requests must be made by written application including email. Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bidding Documents for the Supply of 9.5 Miles of 34.5kV Submarine Cable for Seventh Power Project”, along with the name, address and contact information of the bidder for which Bidding Documents are being requested. Payment should be by wire transfer or bank draft made payable to: Belize Electricity Limited. Information to pay by wire transfer can be obtained from the first address below. Proof of payment is required before bidding documents are issued.

Documents will be promptly dispatched via registered email, but under no circumstance will BEL or their authorised agents be held responsible for late delivery or any other issue related to the issuance of the documents.

Electronic submissions in registered email with subject title “Bid for the Supply of 9.5 Miles of 34.5kV Submarine Cable for Seventh Power Project”, must be received at the third address below not later than 10:00 a.m. Belize time on Thursday, May 19, 2022. A virtual bid opening will take place at 11:00 a.m. Belize time on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the second address below in the presence of bidders representatives who choose to attend virtually.

BEL reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidder(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidder(s) of the grounds for BEL’s action. BEL will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.

Address for Correspondence
Address Bid Opening

Magazine Road Conference Room

Belize Electricity Limited

Corporate Headquarters

2 ½ Mls. Philip Goldson Highway

Belize City



Address for Bid Submission