Quantity Surveyor-Second Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project- Antigua and Barbuda
4 Jul 2017
GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING
SECOND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT
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 Road Infrastructural Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building 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.
This Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH), through the establishment of a Project Implementation Management Unit (PIMU). A Project Coordinator within the PIMU shall be responsible for the day-to-day management of project activities. Engineering Consultants shall be retained by MWH to assist with the supervision of the contract. Twenty-eight kilometers of Road Rehabilitation is projected for the programme.
MWH (hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”) intends to engage the services of a Quantity Surveyor (QS) for the duration of the project implementation phase. The QS will be engaged to provide professional management services in the administration of the contractual arrangement between GOAB and the Design Build Contractor for the Second Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project being funded by CDB.
The objective of the consultancy is the effective and timely achievement of the project outputs and outcome(s) through efficient delivery of services.
QS will report to the Project Coordinator, PIMU or an officer designated, and will be assigned exclusively to the project. His/her duties will include, but will not be limited to:
(a) Assist with preparation and review of Design-Build Bid Documents prior to issuance.
(b) Assist with the evaluation of the Bid submissions through price analysis.
(c) Conduct periodic inspection of the works as in keeping with the Contractor’s project schedule, namely that of the completion of mile stone tasks, and as the QS shall consider necessary to verify that the works are being executed in accordance to the Conditions of the Agreement, and that the quality of materials and workmanship are in accordance with standard specifications and good engineering practices.
(d) Assessment of claims for direct loss and expense as verified by the Engineering Supervision Consultant and negotiate any settlement with the contractor on the behalf of the GOAB in consultation with the Consulting Engineer.
(e) Verification of measurement of works as completed by the contractor as executed where provisional or approximate bills of quantities are provided.
(f) Visit the site, measure and evaluate all of the Contractor’s claims.
(g) Assist with the process of Project Cost Control with the completion of measurements and evaluation of authorised variations.
(h) Re-measurement of provisional sections of works which were not sufficiently determined and measured on the completion of the first formal inspection.
(i) Monitor the Contractor’s and any of his sub-contractor’s work performance in consultation with the GOAB Engineering Supervision Consultant and assist in the completion of cash flow forecasts.
(j) Note any delays which would affect the agreed completion date and make the necessary recommendations which would mitigate any request for extensions of time.
(k) Assist with the preparation and issuance of a certificate on Practical Completion of Works together with a ‘Defects List’ and follow-up the completion of defects by the Contractor prior the issuance of the final account.
(l) The re-measurement of the works on completion of the project to facilitate the agreement of the final account with the Contractor and issue the Penultimate Certificate in consultation with the Engineering Supervision Consultant.
Prospective candidates must be a Quantity Surveyor with a minimum of the following qualifications:
(a) a Masters Degree or equivalent in a Quantity Surveyor discipline, Project Management, Construction Management or related subject together with a minimum of five years’ experience in engineering design and supervision, including project implementation; or
(b) a Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying and a minimum of eight years of suitable experience in construction, engineering design and supervision, including project implementation.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
GOAB now invites interested eligible individuals to submit Expressions of Interest indicating qualification and experience required to provide these services.
Individual Consultant shall be eligible to participate if:
(a) the persons are citizen or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and
(b) 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.
In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments. 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 local time on August 3, 2017 and one hard copy must be sent simultaneously to CDB at the second 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 – Quantity Surveyor, Second Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (SRIRP).
Following the assessment of submissions, the most technically capable and appropriately experienced applicant will be invited to negotiate a contract to provide the consultancy services. 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 selecting any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.
Chairman, Tenders Board
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