The United States of America, acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Republic of Zambia, acting through its Government (the “Government” or “GRZ”) signed a Millennium Challenge Compact on May 10, 2012 (“the Compact”) that sets forth the terms and conditions upon which the MCC has provide funding not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Four Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand Six Hundred and Forty United States Dollars (US354,757,640) to the Government (“MCC Funding”) for the Millennium Challenge Account program assistance to advance economic growth and reduce poverty in Zambia. The Government, acting through the Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia Limited (the “Employer”), intends to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under contracts for which the Invitation for Bids is issued. Any payments made under the proposed contracts will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Compact and related documents, including restrictions on the use of MCC Funding. No party other than the Government and MCA-Zambia shall derive any rights from the Compact or have any claim to the proceeds of MCC Funding.
The Compact program will support the Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Project (LWSSDP). The LWSSD Project will include infrastructure improvements for the intake/treatment plant, transmission lines, and the primary distribution network, along with specific interventions aimed at achieving reductions in unaccounted for or Non-Revenue Water (NRW); rehabilitation and expansion of certain water supply distribution lines; rehabilitation and expansion of certain sewer systems; and rehabilitation of specific drainage infrastructure. Further information regarding the MCC is available on their website (www.mcc.gov) and information on the Compact program is available at the MCA-Zambia website (http://www.mcaz.gov.zm).
The Works and the Contract(s) expected to be awarded, are divided into the following Construction Packages (CP):
Bombay Drainage Project
Lot 1: CP 7 North
Lot 2: CP8 South
This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice that appeared in dgMarket online, MCA Zambia website http://www.mcaz.eov.zm and United Nations Development Business (UNDB) online on 23,J July, 2014 and local newspapers: Zambia Daily Mail on 28″ and 31s1 July, 2014, The Times Printpark Zambia Ltd on 30th July and 31st July, 2014, and The Post Newspapers Ltd on 29th July, 2014.
The Invitation for Bids (IFB) is open to eligible Bidders who wish to respond.
Contractors are allowed to bid on Lot 1 or Lot 2 or both. Contractors will be selected using the Competitive Bidding procedures as described in the Bidding Document accompanying this Invitation for Bids. Bidders are advised that these procedures are governed by MCC Program Procurement Guidelines which can be found on the MCC website. Although these procedures are similar to those set out in the World Bank Standard Bidding Documents for Procurement of Works, there are several significant differences and firms arc advised lo review these instructions carefully.
Bidders interested in submitting a Bid should register their interest by sending an e- mail, giving full contact details of the Bidder, to the Employer:
Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia Limited (MCA-Zambia)
Attn: Procurement Agent MCA-Zambia,
with a copy to the Procurement Director:
The complete Bidding document including the Letter of Invitation, Technical, Specifications, Drawings and Bill of Quantities will be made available to interested Bidders after registration, via electronic download from the MCA-Zambia website. Additionally, following registration, the same complete set of Bidding Documents in English on a CD may be obtained from the offices of the Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia, at the address specified below.
A Site Visit and a Pre-Bid Meeting will be held as described in the Bid Data Sheet (“BDS”), Section II of the Bidding Document. Attendance is strongly advised for all interested Bidders or their representatives, but is not mandatory.
The Employer is not bound to accept any Bid, and reserves the right to annul the Invitation for Bids (“IFB”) process, at any time prior to Contract award without thereby incurring any liability to any Bidder.
The Closing date and time for receipt of Bids is 24th March 2015, at 10:00 hours Lusaka time at the address indicated below. Bidders should be aware that distance and customs formalities may require longer than expected delivery time. Late Bids will not be accepted under any circumstances and will be returned unopened at the written request and cost of the Bidder. Please note that electronic Bids will not be accepted. Bids received after this time and date shall not be considered. Bids sent through e-mail shall NOT be accepted.
Clarifications may be requested by e-mail at the address indicated above.
Chibvve D. Mwelvva Procurement Director,
Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia Limited,
Stand No. 1200, Twikatane Road,
Off Addis Ababa Drive, Rhodes Park,
Lusaka – Zambia
Deadline for the Presentation of Bids: 24th March, 2015 at 10:00 hours, Lusaka time.