Friday, October 21, 2011

Laiagam - Porgera and Mendi - Kandep Roads - Tender Bid Notice

Date
:
29 March 2011
Loan No.
:
2496 & 2497 (SF)-PNG: Highland Region Road Improvement Investment Program (HRRIIP)
Contract No. and Title
:
CSTB No. 2140: Improvement and Long Term Performance Based Maintenance Services for Laiagam - Porgera and Mendi - Kandep Roads
Deadline for Bid Submission
:
11 May 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

1.    The Independent State of Papua New Guinea has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of rehabilitation and upgrading of roads in the highlands provinces. Part of this loan will be used for payments for the improvement works under the contract named above. The Long Term Performance Based Maintenance Services will be funded by the Road Fund. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB.
2.    The Independent State of Papua New Guinea ) ("the Employer") represented by the Secretary of the Department of Works (DoW) and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Roads Authority (NRA), invites sealed bids from bidders for the improvement works and maintenance services for the 65 kms. of the Laiagam to Porgera Road in Enga Province and for the improvement works and maintenance services for the 50 kms. of the Mendi to Kandep Road in Southern Highlands Province.
3.    The Improvement Works 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.
4.    Long Term Performance Based Maintenance services for both road sections will be administered by the National Roads Authority for a period of ten (10) years following the issue of Taking Over Certificates 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,
  • Re-sealing of 125 kms road, and
  • Emergency Works, if necessary
5.    International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Single-Stage: One-Envelope Bidding Procedure.
6.    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 US$51.2 Million equivalent
  • have a minimum average turnover over for the last three years of US$38.4 Million equivalent
  • have sufficient working capital and lines of credit to cover the running costs of the subject contract together with existing contract commitments, as determined by the formula (7x Working Capital + Credit - 40% of Current Contract Commitments) >= Bid Price
  • have available owned or leased construction plant and equipment of type, size and number sufficient to undertake and complete the Works within the specified contract period, including motor graders, excavators, loaders, bulldozers, compaction equipment, and equipment for crushing and screening aggregates for pavement construction. The detailed list is given in Criterion 2.6, Section 3: Evaluation and Qualification Criteria of the Bidding Document.
  • have technical and supervisory personnel with a minimum of 5 years experience in the construction of similar types of work under similar conditions. The detailed list of required key personnel and corresponding years of experience is given in Criterion 2.5, Personnel, Section 3: Evaluation and Qualification Criteria of the Bidding Document.
  • have experience in the key activities (average production rates) enumerated in Criterion 2.4.2(b): Construction Experience in Key Activities in Section3: Evaluation and Qualification Criteria of the Bidding Document.
  • 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.
7.    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: jluma@daltron.com.pg facsimile: +675 324 1102
8.    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 either CSTB No. 2140/1: Improvement and Long Term Performance Based Maintenance Services for Laiagam - Porgera Road or for CSTB No. 2140/2: Improvement and Long Term Performance Based Maintenance Services for Mendi - Kandep Road or for both bidding documents and pay a non-refundable fee of K 375 or US$ 150 equivalent by cash or bank draft for either bidding document or a non-refundable fee of K 500 or US$ 200 equivalent by cash or bank draft for both bidding documents.
  • 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 March 2006 prepared by FIDIC) will be provided to Bidders as a part of the Bid Documents.
  • an extra fee of K 650 or US$ 250 equivalent should be added if courier service is required.
9.    Bids should be delivered to:
      The Chairman Central Supply and Tenders Board First Floor, Westpac Waigani Branch Building, Waigani Drive Port Moresby National Capital District Papua New Guinea
  • on or before the deadline: 10.00 a.m. on 11 May 2011.
10.     Bids for either of the Contracts must be accompanied by a Bid Security of Kina 160,000 or US$ 64,000. Bids for both of the Contracts must be accompanied by a Bid Security of Kina 320,000 or US$ 128,000.
11.     Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline in the presence of those bidders' representatives who choose to attend.

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