Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation- Antigua and Barbuda
20 Oct 2017
GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING
SECOND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE REHABILITATION PROJECT
INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) 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 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 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), Road Division. A Project Coordinator within the Road Division 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.
MWH (hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”) intends to pre-qualify contractors for the following design-build works under this project:
(a) The proposed works include the rehabilitation and or reconstruction and resurfacing of four arteries which are critical to the long term economic viability of the island. A total of 28 km of roads are expected to be rehabilitated, together with the associated drainage and traffic management improvements. The roads to be rehabilitated or reconstructed are:
(i) Lot 1 – Sir Sidney Walling Highway – 14 km
(ii) Lot 2 – Anchorage Road – 1.44 km, Old Parham Road – 2.9 km, and Valley Road – 9.54 km
It is expected that Invitations to Bid will be issued during the fourth quarter of 2017.
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 is either:
(a) more than 50% beneficially-owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country or countries, or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting these requirements; or
(b) 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).
( c) And, not subject to any restrictions under European Council Regulation No. 2580/2001 of 27 December 2001 or the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) 2009 of the UK with a view to combating terrorism.
Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.
The requirements for pre-qualification will include:
(a) A minimum average annual construction turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of five million United States dollars (USD5 mn) equivalent.
(b) A minimum average annual design turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of two million United States dollars (USD2 mn) equivalent.
(c) Demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of three million United States dollars (USD3 mn) equivalent.
(d) Experience under construction contracts in the role of contractor, sub-contractor, or management contractor in the construction of at least one assignment of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last 5 years with a value of at least five million United States dollars (USD5 mn) (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete). The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity, methods/technology or other characteristics as described in Section VI, Employer’s Requirements.
(e) Participation as designer, in at least 3 contracts within the last 6 years, each with a value of at least five million United States dollars (USD5 mn), that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed works.
(f) Project Manager with 15 years’ experience, 10 of which have been spent in works of an equivalent nature and scope, including not less than 5 as a Project Manager.
Eligible applicants may obtain the pre-qualification information documents by calling, writing, or emailing to the first address below. The request must clearly state “Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Works – Government of Antigua and Barbuda”. Potential applicants who request that hard copies of the documents be forwarded to them are required to submit an account number from a local courier agent, which accepts freight collect charges. MWH will promptly dispatch the documents but under no circumstances will the Ministry be responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so transmitted.
Submissions of applications for pre-qualification shall be in English and must be received in sealed envelopes, clearly marked “Application to Pre-qualify for Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Works – Government of Antigua and Barbuda”. Applications must be either delivered by hand or by registered mail to the second address below not later than 2:00 p.m., November 13, 2017. A copy of the Application for Prequalification should be simultaneously submitted to CDB at the third address below.
MWH reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the prequalification process. MWH will not be bound to assign any reason for not pre-qualifying any applicant and will not defray costs incurred by applicants in the preparation and submission of the pre-qualification documents.
Applicants will be advised in due course of the results of their application. Only contractors and joint ventures pre-qualified under this procedure will be invited to bid.
Antigua and Barbuda Tenders Board
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