Request for Bid – Monchy Early Childhood Development Centre

Basic Trust Fund Project Invitation To Bid
  1. The Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) has secured a Grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the implementation of the Ninth Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme (BNTF 9) and now intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments arising out of a number of sub-projects in Education, Human Resource Development, Water and Sanitation Services and Basic Community Access and Drainage to be implemented in 2019 and 2020. Payment by SSDF on behalf of will be made upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement. The Grant Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Grant 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 GOSL shall derive any rights from the Grant Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Grant.
  2. The sub-project to be financed include the following
    Package Sector Sub-Project Contract Type Location
    Package 6 Education Monchy Early Building Monchy,
    Childhood Works- New Quarter of Development Construction Gros Islet Centre
  3. The St. Lucia Social Development Fund (SSDF) is implementing the sub- projects.
  4. SSDF now invites from eligible Contractors seal Bids for the construction of the above works
  5. Consideration of eligibility 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 member country of CDB 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 countries, 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. 6. The requirements for qualification must include inter alia evidence of: (a) An average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last five years: and
    (b) Demonstrable cash flow including access to credit as follows:
    (c) Experience as a prime contractor in the construction of at least two assignments of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last ten years (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete) for each Contract;
    (d) Project Management Team or key personnel with five (5) years’
    experience; equivalent Manager, for nature three each and Package; (3) years scope, and of including which have not less been than spent two in (2) works years of as an a 7. Eligible outlining: capacity, equipment they subject may to contractors (3) (1) litigation. be capabilities their qualifications presently experience are required and involved. and details and experience to record (5) submit of Projects any on of full similar ongoing supervising qualification previously projects, projects personnel, or (2) information in currently financial which (4) 8. Qualification presented Submissions demonstrate will not qualify on information the which the and prospective prescribed will do not not is be to provide contractor’s be considered forms submitted the contained information ability for in further the to in perform English the evaluation required, Bid language satisfactorily, Document. or do and not 9. Bidding address Caribbean application Documents below dollars including for a (EC$350.00). non-refundable may email. be Written obtained Requests applications fee by of eligible Three may must Hundred bidders be be made clearly and from by Fifty; marked: the written East first “Request for Bidding Childhood Documents Development for the: Centre, Construction Gros Islet” of Monchy Early along Bidding bank Development draft with Documents the or Fund bank name, are – guaranteed address BNTF. being and requested. cheque contact made Payment information payable should of to: the be St. bidder by Lucia wire for transfer, Social which Information below. to pay by wire transfer can be obtained from the first address Applicants account Documents GoSL, delivery SSDF number or who loss will or of request be from BNTF the promptly a documents or local that their documents courier dispatched, authorised so agent transmitted. be but that agent forwarded under accepts be no held to freight circumstance them responsible collect must submit charges. will for late The an Submissions in sealed envelopes clearly marked:
    “Bid for the Construction of Centre, the Monchy Gros Islet Early Childhood Development must October, of human be 2019. received resources Bidders at from the in first within the address construction the beneficiary below of not their communities. later bids than should 2:00 consider PM on engagement Tuesday 8th Bid first attend. to the opening address second Qualification will address below take in information place below. the immediately presence only must of after bidders be the simultaneously representatives deadline for submitted submission, who choose by at email the to Bid Bid submission documents deadline. for the sub-project will not be available ten (10) days) prior to the All and bids fifty must East be Caribbean accompanied dollars by a (EC$ Bid Security 3,500.00). of: Three thousand Five hundred GoSL, process incurring the and affected SSDF and and any will SSDF prospective reject liability not reserves defray all to bids, the any bidder(s) the affected at costs any right of incurred time prospective to the accept prior grounds by to any or bidder(s) award for reject bidder GoSl, of any or in contract, and any the bid, SSDF preparation obligation and without action. to annul to thereby of inform GoSL bids. the Payments can be made in local currency.
    *NB. EC, fees EC equivalent and security of payments the quoted can USD be amount made in is ECD at a equivalent conversion rate of $2.6949 10. Addresses for Correspondence
  6. Project Manager Basic Needs Trust Fund Project St. Lucia Social Development Fund Unit 10 Colony House John Compton Highway P.O. Box Choc 8180 Castries Tel: 1(758) 452-6699, 458-1483, 452-4316 Email:; / Copied: Executive Director
    St. Lucia Social Development Fund
  7. Caribbean Development Bank C/o Procurement Policy Unit Caribbean Development Bank P.O. Box 408 Wildey St. Michael BARBADOS, W.I. Tel: + (246) 431-1600 Fax: + (246) 426-7269
  8. Caribbean Development Bank C/o Procurement Policy Unit Caribbean Development Bank P.O. Box 408 Wildey St. Michael BARBADOS, W.I. Tel: + (246) 431-1600 Fax: + (246) 426-7269