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RFP: Provision of Engineering Consultation Services for Rehabilitation of Thirteen (13) Wastewater Treatment Plants

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Country: Jamaica
Institution: Inter-American Development Bank
Sector: Water Supply and Sanitation
Deadline: 31 October 2013

This request for proposal follows the General Procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business Reference No: IDB104-04/12.

The Government of Jamaica through its agency the National Water Commission has received a non-reimbursable technical cooperation grant, GRT/FM-12726-RG from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (acting in its capacity as a Global Environmental Facility Fund agency), to implement the Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management Project (CReW), and hereby intends to contract engineering consultation services related to this project.

In this instance, the National Water Commission (NWC), as executing agency for the CReW in Jamaica now invites sealed proposals from eligible consulting firms who are nationals of member countries of the IDB for the “Provision of Engineering Consultation Services,” for the rehabilitation of thirteen (13) Wastewater Treatment Plants: Acadia, Bay Farm Villas, Blackwood Gardens, Boscobel, Dela -Vega City, Elletson Flats, Ensom City, Hughenden, Lionel Town, Longville Park, Paisley Pen, Red Hills Pen and Shrewsbury.

The services to be performed include inter alia the review and approval of the designs and technical specifications of all components to be addressed under the program, contract administration and Resident Engineering services necessary to ensure that works are executed in accordance with the respective contracts and satisfying the requirements. The estimated duration of the consulting services is twelve (12) calendar months.

Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Policies for the Procurement of Works and Goods financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (GN-2349-9) and in accordance with the Government of Jamaica Procurement Guidelines and is open to all bidders from Eligible Countries as defined in the IDB Policies.

Interested eligible applicants may obtain the documents as of Wednesday, September 11, 2013,between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each weekday at the National Water Commission, 18 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica W.I. (E-mail:, Tel: (876) 926-5825-7, Fax: 929-1480). Documents will be available at a non-refundable cost of J$5,000.00 (or US$ 50.00) each. Payments will be accepted in cash or manager’s cheque, and should be paid at the address stated. Interested applicants who wish to have documents forwarded to them via courier services (FEDEX, DHL, etc.) will be required to make the necessary arrangements to pay for all other charges.

All bids must be delivered to the address below by 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2013. All bids will be publicly opened at 2:15 pm on Thursday, October 31, in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids will be rejected.

“The Tender Box”, Ground Floor Receptionist Area,
National Water Commission,
18 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I.
Tel: (876) 926-5825-7
Fax: (876) 929-1480

Proposals must be submitted in a plain package/envelope (as outlined in the Request for Proposal), which is sealed and appropriately marked on the outside of the envelope/package:

“Provision of Engineering Consultation Services for thirteen (13) Wastewater Treatment Plants: Acadia, Bay Farm Villas, Blackwood Gardens, Boscobel, Dela -Vega City, Elletson Flats, Ensom City, Hughenden, Lionel Town, Longville Park, Paisley Pen, Red Hills Pen and Shrewsbury.”

The overall evaluation process will be conducted using the two (2) stage envelope bidding system by reviewing the technical and financial aspects separately. Therefore the technical and financial aspects of the bids received must be in separate, sealed and clearly marked bid envelopes with the bid name and Bidder’s name. The separately sealed Financial Proposals will remain sealed and opened at a later date subsequent to the evaluation of the Technical Proposals.

Please note that locally registered firms are expected to have a valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) at time of bid submission whilst overseas based firms, if successful are required to have valid TCC before the Contract can be awarded.

The National Water Commission is not obliged to accept the lowest or any bid and reserves the right to terminate the bid process at any point to the award of Contract without incurring
liability to any of the participants.


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