TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF GROUP LIFE ASSURANCE SERVICES FOR THE YEAR 2014

In its Recurrent Expenditure Budget, the Bank of Zambia has made a provision towards the cost of Provision of Group Life Assurance Services to Bank of Zambia and intends to apply a portion of this provision to eligible payments under this Contract.

The Bank of Zambia now invites proposals from Life Assurance Companies to provide the Group Life Assurance services for 2013 to Bank of Zambia.

Firms will be selected under Quality and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) procedures described in this RFP.

The RFP includes the following documents:

Section 1 – Letter of Invitation
Section 2 – Information to Consultants
Section 3 – Technical Proposal – Standard Forms
Section 4 – Financial Proposal – Standard Forms
Section 5 – Terms of Reference
Section 6 – Standard Forms of Contract

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding Documents at the Bank of Zambia, 7th Floor, Annex Building or Bank of Zambia, 5th Floor, Regional Office – Ndola. The fax numbers are 01-221648 or 02 614251.
HOWEVER, BIDS SUBMITTED VIA FACSMILE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The Bidding Document can also be accessed on the Bank of Zambia Website; http://www.boz.zm

Bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders from the Bank of Zambia, 7th Floor, Annex Building, Cairo Road, Lusaka, or from Bank of Zambia, Regional Office, 5th Floor, Buteko Avenue, Ndola upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of Five Hundred Kwacha (K500.00) inclusive of VAT or it’s equivalent in a freely convertible currency at the prevailing exchange rate, in cash or Bankers’ cheque.

Sealed bids must be deposited in the tender box situated at the 7th Floor, Annex Building, Bank of Zambia, Cairo Road Lusaka on or before Friday, 15th November 2013 at 14:30 hours local time. Late Bids will be rejected. Tenders will be opened thereafter in the presence of bidders who choose to attend.

The Bank of Zambia shall, in evaluating a bid, adjust the bid price in order to facilitate preferential evaluation of a bid as follows:

a) For a Citizen- influenced Company, by 4%
b) For a Citizen- empowered Company, by 8%,
c) For a Citizen- owned Company, by 12%, and
d) For domestically manufactured goods by a citizen-influenced company, citizen-empowered company and citizen-owned company, by 15%.

Nationality of the bidder shall not be a condition for eligibility.

Prospective Bidders are invited to attend a Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, 23rd October, 2013 at 14:30 hour’s local time in the Procurement and Maintenance Conference Room, 7th Floor, Annex Building Lusaka.

Prospective Bidders are reminded to bring with them identification cards/information to facilitate their entry into the Bank.

Director-Procurement & Maintenance
Bank of Zambia
7th Floor, Annex Building
P O Box 30080
LUSAKA
Tel: 228888