TENDER FOR CONSTRUCTION, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND COMMISIONING OF A 30 TON CASSAVA MILL PLANT AT MUKANDO SITE IN CHITAMBO DISTRICT OF CENTRAL PROVINCE. PROJECT NAME: AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY AND MARKET ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (APMEP)

SECTOR: AGRICULTURE

GRANT NO: 5570155000501

PROJECT ID: P-ZM-AA0-019

COUNTRY – ZAMBIA

This Invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online on 17th December, 2014 and on the African Development Bank groups internet Website (www.afdb.org)

The government of the republic of Zambia has received Grant from the African Development Bank towards the cost of the Agriculture Productivity and Market Enhancement Project (APMEP). The project is being implemented by the ministry of Agriculture, in the 6 districts, Sinazongwe and gwembe (central province) chongwe and rufunsa (Lusaka Province) Serenje and Chitambo District ( Central) Province and intends to apply part of the agreed amount from this grant to payments under the contract to engage Qualified and experienced contractors for the construction, supply, installation and commissioning of cassava Mill Plant at mukando site in Chitambo district in central province as follows:

         DISTRICT                                  SITE             QTY
1         Chitambo                            Mukando               01

 

Bidding will be conducted through the national competitive bidding in accordance with the Banks Rules and procedure: Rules and Procedures for the procurement of goods and works “ May 2008, revised  July 2012 and provisions stipulated in the financing agreement and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the Guidelines.

The ministry of Agriculture now invites sealed bids from eligible and reputable bidders for construction, supply, Installation and commissioning of cassava Milling Plant at Mukando site in Chitambo District of Central Province.

Interested and eligible bidders may inspect and purchase the bidding documents at the officer of the head, Procurement and supplies Unit, Ground Floor, Room G3 Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue, P.O Box 50197, Lusaka.

Due to the bulkiness of the bidding document, prospective bidders are encouraged to purchase a soft copy.

A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address provided below and upon payment of a non – refundable fee of Zambian kwacha one thousand (K1,000.00) in cash or Bank Certified Cheque. The contact telephone Number is 260-1-253946 and the Telefax Number is 260-1-253946. HOWEVER ELECTRONIC BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The provisions in the Instructions to Bidders and in the general Conditions of contract are the provisions of the African Development Bank Standard bidding Document: Rules and Procedures for the Procurements of Goods and Works, May 2008 edition, Revised July 2012.

Bids shall be valid in the period of 120 days and must be delivered to the address provided below on or before Friday 13th October, 2017 at 10:00 hour’s Local time.

All interested bidders must take a site visit as shown in the table below:

                District                 Site               Date                  Time
Start End
Chitambo Mukando 28th October, 2017 10:00hrs 14:00hrs

 

Pre-bid meeting will be held during the site visit to clarify all issues that bidders may raise.

Bids should be appropriately bound, sealed, bold labeled and clearly marked “ Tender for Construction, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of the Cassava Milling Plant at Mukando site in Chitambo District of central province” and must deposited in the tender box situated at the office of the head, procurement and supplies unit, Ground Floor, Eastern wing Room G3, Mulungushi House, Independence Avenue, Lusaka and will be opened in the presence of bidders who choose to attend at 10:00 hours local time on or before Friday, 13th October, 2017. LATE BIDS SHALL BE REJECTED.

The closing date for receipt of bids is Friday, 13th October, 2017 at 10:00 hour’s local time and any bids received after the time and date stipulated above will not be accepted. The bids will be opened soon after tender closing in the Ministry main Conference Room, Room 436 in the presence of bidders or their Representatives who should to attend.

 

 

 

Head, Procurement and supplies Unit

For/the Permanent Secretary

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE