GOVERNMENT OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) ENHANCEMENT PROJECT INVITATION FOR BIDS
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis (GOSKN) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD eight million (USD 8,000,000.00) towards the cost of the TVET Enhancement Project (the Project) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of GOSKN 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 GOSKN shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Project is being implemented by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis through its Ministry of Education has contracted Consultants who will assist the TVET Project Coordinating Unit with delivering the Project. The Consultants have prepared designs and contract documentation and will assist in tender administration and evaluation and supervise Project activities.
The Ministry of Education now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Construction of Gingerland Secondary School, Nevis (Technical Wing). The works include, but are not limited to the following:
SCOPE OF WORKS
The project comprises mainly building works including the substructure and superstructure along with their attendant ancillary components for the proposed two-storey reinforced concrete building.
The project scope including complementary civil infrastructure, encompasses:
• earthworks and excavation;
• substructure (foundation and ground floor slab);
• superstructure (columns, beams, walls, suspended floor slabs);
• roof accessories (drainage and sealing);
• finishes (tiling, doors, windows, ceilings etc.);
• built-in furniture (worktops, cupboards, shelving);
• services (electrical, plumbing, fire and air conditioning);
• external works (staircases, access ramps, walkways, drainage and landscaping).
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 are 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 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).
Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.
Eligible bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their bids establishing their eligibility to bid and qualification to perform the contract if the bid is accepted. Tender and qualification information are to be submitted in the English Language on the prescribed forms inserted in the Bid Documents. Submissions that do not provide the information required, or do not demonstrate the prospective contractor’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.
Qualification requirements include, inter alia:
a. an average annual turnover (defined as certified payments received for works in progress or completed) within the last three (3) years of at least one million, one hundred thousand United States dollars (USD 1.10mn);
b. a demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of one hundred and eighty five thousand United States dollars (USD 185,000.00); and
c. experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least three (3) years assignments of a nature, scope and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last three (3) years (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete).
Bidding Documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the first address below, at no charge. Requests may be made by written application including email. Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bidding Documents for Construction of Gingerland Secondary School, Nevis (Technical Wing)”, along with the name, address and contact information of the bidder for which Bidding Documents are being requested.
Submissions in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Bid for the Construction of Gingerland Secondary School, Nevis (Technical Wing)”, must be received at the address below not later than 04:00pm on 11th December 2019. Bid opening will take place on 12th December 2019, at the address below in the presence of bidder's representatives who choose to attend. Qualification information only must be simultaneously submitted to the address below. The pre-bid meeting will be held on 13th November 2019, at the Gingerland Secondary School, Gingerland, Nevis at 1:00pm.
All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 5% of the Construction Cost.
The Project Coordinator, TVET Enhancement Project, Ministry of Education, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidder(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidder(s) of the grounds for Project Coordinator’s, TVET Enhancement Project, action. The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.
Address for Correspondence, Qualification Information, Bid Submission and Opening
Attention: Kertney L. Thompson, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
St. Kitts-Nevis TVET Secretariat
Project Coordinator: TVET Enhancement Project
Ministry of Education
Stanford Building, Golden Rock
Basseterre, St. Kitts, W.I