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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT II (BEPII)

GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA BASIC EDUCATION PROJECT II (BEPII)

  1.  Mary’s Secondary School, Irene B. Williams Secondary School

And Sir McChesney George Secondary School, Invitation for Bids

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Basic Education Project II (BEPII) 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 GOAB 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 GOAB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The BEPII Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Education through its Planning Unit. The overall objective of the project is improved access, quality and effectiveness of early childhood development and basic education in Antigua and Barbuda. The Ministry of Education has contracted Consultants who will assist the Contractor 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, Planning Unit, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Antigua and Barbuda Basic Education Project II (BEPII): St. Mary’s Secondary School, Irene B. Williams Secondary School and Sir McChesney George Secondary School.  The works include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. MARY’S SECONDARY
  2. Construction of two new building blocks featuring classrooms, administration spaces, restrooms, circulation systems, underwater storage cistern and other specialized spaces.
  3. The expansion of one existing classroom block to feature three (3) additional classrooms.
  4. The upgrade and rehabilitation of existing spaces within the school.
  5. Civil works to the site to include drainage, sanitation and parking.

IRENE B. WILLIAMS SECONDARY

  1. Construction of a new two-story building block featuring four (4) Classrooms, one (1) Computer Lab, one (1) Science Lab, one (1) Home Management Lab and Male and Female Rest Room facilities.
  2. The upgrade and rehabilitation of existing spaces within the school.
  3. Civil works to the site to include drainage, sanitation and parking.

SIR. MC CHESNEY GEORGE SECONDARY

  1. Construction of a new two-story building block featuring: administration spaces, four (4) classrooms, and a library. A new kitchen and dining block will also be constructed.
  2. The upgrade, rehabilitation and remodelling of existing spaces within the school.
  3. Civil works to the site to include drainage, sanitation and parking.

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:

  • 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
  • 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 five (5) years of  USD$1,259,259.25;

(b)           a demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of USD$222,222.22 per month; and

(c)           experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least one (1) assignments of a nature, scope and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last six (6) years  valuing USD$1,222,222.22 or greater. (To comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete).

Bidding Documents (electronic copies in pdf. format) may be obtained by eligible bidders from the first address below at no cost. Alternatively, the Bidding Documents can be downloaded from the website listed below. Bidders will have the option to bid on one, two, or all three schools.

Pre-bid meetings will take place as follows:

St. Mary’s Secondary School:                       Wednesday 17th May, 2017 – 10:0am at the school site.

Irene B. Williams Secondary School:           Wednesday 17th May, 2017  – 2:00 pm at the school site.

Sir McChesney George Secondary School:  Thursday 18th May 2017 – 10:00 am at school site.

Two (2) hard copies of submissions in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Bid for the Antigua and Barbuda Basic Education Project II (BEPII): St. Mary’s Secondary School, Irene B. Williams Secondary School and or Sir Mc Chesney George Secondary School”, must be received at the first address below not later than 2:00pm on Thursday 15th  June, 2017.  Bid opening will take place immediately after the deadline for submission at the first address below in the presence of bidders representatives who choose to attend.  Qualification information only must be simultaneously submitted to the second address below.

All bids must be accompanied by a signed Bid Declaration Document.

GOAB/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 GOAB/Ministry of Education action.  GOAB/Ministry of Education will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.

  1. Address for Bid Submission and Bid Opening

    Antigua and Barbuda Tenders Board
    Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
    Parliament Drive
    Government Office Complex
    St. John’s

    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
    Tel. +268-562-5825/26
    Fax. +268-562-1717
    Email: tenders.board@ab.gov.ag

  2. Address for Completed Qualification Information Only

    Procurement Officer
    Procurement Policy Unit
    Caribbean Development Bank
    P.O. Box 408, Wildey
    St. Michael

    BARBADOS. W.I.
    Tel. +246-431-1600
    Fax. +246-426-7269
    Email: procurement@caribank.org.

 

WEBSITE TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: www.moest-antigua.org