TENDER FOR SUPPLY, DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF A GAS SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

The Bank of Zambia has made a provision towards the Supply, Delivery and Installation of a Gas Suppression System at the Head Office in Lusaka and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this provision to cover eligible payments under the contract.

Bidding will be conducted using the Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures specified in the Public Procurement Act of 2008 and the Public Procurement Regulations of 2011, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in these Bidding Documents, that meet the qualification criteria indicated in the Standard Bidding Document.

The Bank of Zambia now invites sealed bids from prospective Bidders for Supply, Delivery and Installation of a Gas Suppression System at Bank of Zambia Head Office in Lusaka.

Interested bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding Documents at the Bank of Zambia, 7th Floor, Annex Building, Lusaka or Bank of Zambia, Procurement and Maintenance, Regional Office, Buteko Avenue, Ndola.

Interested bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the Bidding Documents at the Bank of Zambia, 7th Floor, Annex Building, Lusaka or Bank of Zambia, Procurement and Maintenance, Regional Office, Buteko Avenue, Ndola.

The fax numbers are +260 211 221648 and +260 212 614251, respectively. Bidding Documents can also be accessed on the Bank of Zambia Website; http://www.boz.zm.HOWEVER, TELEFAX OFFERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders from the Bank of Zambia, 7th Floor, Annex Building, Cairo Road, Lusaka or Bank of Zambia Regional office, Buteko Avenue, Ndola upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Five Hundred Kwacha Rebased (K500.00) inclusive of VAT or its 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 on the 7th Floor, Annex Building, Bank of Zambia, Cairo Road, Lusaka on or before Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 at 10:00 hours local time and must be accompanied by a bid security of at least two (2) per cent of the bid sum or a Bid Securing Declaration. The bid security must be in the form of (a) a bank certified cheque or (b) a bank Guarantee or Bid Bond by an Insurance Firm (c) an irrevocable Letter of Credit issued by a reputable bank. A Sample form for the Bid securing Declaration is attached. 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:

for a Citizen- influenced Company, by 4% for a Citizen- empowered Company, by8%,

for a Citizen- owned Company, by 12%, and

for domestically manufactured goods by citizen-influenced company, citizen-empowered or citizen-owned company – 15%

Prospective Bidders are invited to attend a Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, 4h March, 2015 at 14:30 hours in the Procurement and Maintenance Conference Room, 7th Floor, Annex Building.