Request for Quotations: Consultancy on minor engineering works at Fisheries

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD), implementing the New Zealand funded Tuvalu Fisheries Support Programme Phase 2 (TFSP), is seeking quotations from suitably qualified and experienced national consultants to design and cost minor engineering works at the Tuvalu Fisheries Department site at Teone. The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be downloaded at http://www.tuvalufisheries.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Terms-of-Reference-for-Technical-Assistance_1-2.pdf

Timing and delivery

It is expected that inputs of around 20 working days will be required. The consultancy will start as soon as possible after this selection process, and consultants should confirm their availability.

Requirements (qualifications and experience)

Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria by the senior management committee of the TFD:

· Relevant qualifications for the design and costing of engineering works;

· Experience of designing and costing building, land reclamation and similar minor works on Funafuti;

· Experience of preparing drawings, Bills of Quantities for ordering construction materials and estimating the costs of materials and labour;

· Value for money.

Submission of proposals

Interested consultants should submit the following information in support of their proposal:

a) Confirmation of the dates on which they will be available;

b) A brief curriculum vitae of the consultant or consultants with information on similar projects that they have undertaken;

c) A cost estimate providing fees (daily rate and total) and any incidental costs. A lump-sum contract in Australian Dollars, with payment based on deliverables, is preferred.

Proposals should be delivered by hand to the Fisheries Department or sent by email to michaelb@tuvalufisheries.tv and should reach him by 5.00 p.m. local time (in Tuvalu) on Friday 19th February 2021. Any questions on the proposed consultancy can be sent to the same email address and will be answered within 3 working days.

This request for proposals should not be construed as an offer to any consultant contacted. TFD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to negotiate with any bidder if the original proposal is not acceptable.

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