Invitation for Bids Date:
18 March 2016
Loan No. and Title:
40173-044- PNG: Highland Region Road Improvement Investment Program (HRRIIP) – Project 3 CSTB No. 3531: Improvement and Long Term Performance Based Maintenance Services for the Nipa - Munihu Road, Southern Highlands Province
Contract No. and Title: Deadline for Submission of Bids:
09 May 2016 at 10.00 a.m. (Local Time)
The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has applied for a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost Highland Region Road Improvement Investment Program (HRRIIP)- Project 3. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. This contract will be jointly financed by European Union and GoPNG. The eligibility rules and procedures of the ADB will govern the bidding process. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB.
The Independent State of Papua New Guinea (“the Employer”) represented by the Secretary of the Department of Works (DoW) invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the improvement works and maintenance services for the 28 km Nipa - Munihu Road in the Southern Highlands Province. The Improvement Works to be carried out in 24 months will be administered by the Department of Works (DoW) and consist of the following:
Clearing the right-of-way; Trimming and shaping the existing road formation and subgrade to form a road bed; Constructing and testing of embankments to form road bed; Hauling and disposing of all unsuitable material; Stockpiling excavated material for embankment construction; Excavating and removing unsuitable material from soft spots and backfill, including providing and placing a geofabric filter layer where directed; Excavating, trimming and shaping drainage ditches and forming cut batters; Excavating and disposing of overburden from borrow pits; Extracting, crushing, grading and testing material for capping layer, sub-base, base course and concrete; Hauling material for construction of capping layer, sub-base and base course; Pavement surfacing with double bituminous seal; Checking and ensuring that roads, including hauling routes, are capable of carrying construction traffic and undertaking maintenance as necessary; Installing new culverts including headwalls, curtain walls, aprons and associated works; Cleaning and removing debris as well as silt from inlets and outlets of silted-up or blocked existing culverts;
Installing road furniture including guardrails, traffic regulatory and control signs, culvert marker posts, and fenders at bridge sites; and Refurbishment of existing bridges Routine maintenance during the Defects Notification Period
Long Term Performance Based Maintenance services will be administered by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a period of five (5) years following the issuant of the Taking over Certificate for the Improvement Works. For these services, payment will be based on the level of performance achieved. Maintenance services include the following: Vegetation Control; Pothole patching and pavement repair; Crack Sealing; Edge failure repair; Shoulder reinstatement; Drain and culvert clearing; Guardrails replacement, Resealing of 28 km road, and Emergency Works, if necessary 3.
International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s SingleStage: One-Envelope without Prequalification procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document.
Only eligible bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding:
have a minimum of 5 years general construction experience have successfully completed at least one contract during the last five years of similar size and nature to the subject contract and of value greater than USD22.00 Million equivalent have a minimum average turnover over for the last three years of USD21.00 Million equivalent have sufficient working capital and lines of credit to cover the running costs of the subject contract together with existing contract commitments for construction period of 24 months. have a positive net worth calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities. have no pending litigation which if resolved against the Bidder would represent more than 50% of the Bidder’s net worth.
To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact: The Secretary Department of Works Waigani Drive, Boroko National Capital District Telephone:+675 324 1114 e-mail: [email protected]
facsimile: +675 324 1102
To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should:
submit a written application to the Chairman of the Central Supply and Tenders Board (CSTB) at the address shown below, requesting the bidding documents for CSTB No 3531: Improvement and Long Term Performance Based Maintenance Services for the Nipa - Munihu Road in Southern Highlands Provinces and pay a non-refundable fee of K800.00 or equivalent US Dollar amount by cash or bank draft. copies of the Department of Works Specification for Road and Bridge Works 1995 and the General Conditions of Contract (Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer, Multilateral Development Bank Harmonized Edition June 2010 prepared by FIDIC) will be provided to Bidders as a part of the Bid Documents. an extra fee of K 650.00 or equivalent US Dollar amount should be added if courier service is required.
Bids should be delivered to:
The Chairman Central Supply and Tenders Board (CSTB) First Floor, Westpac Waigani Branch Building, Waigani Drive Port Moresby National Capital District Papua New Guinea
on or before the deadline: 09 May 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (Local Time). Together with a Bid Security / Bid Securing Declaration as described in the Bidding Document.
Bids will be opened at the CSTB Office immediately after the deadline in the presence of those bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.