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19/06/12
Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for the Kazungula Bridge Project

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

THE KAZUNGULA BRIDGE PROJECT OFFICE, KASANE, BOTSWANA

 

Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for the Kazungula Bridge Project

 

Background

 

The Governments of Botswana and Zambia have secureda loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the construction of abridge, access roads and border facilities.

 

The Kazungula Bridge Project lies on the north-south transport corridor at Kazungula crossing, a vital trade route serving major trade-dependent economies within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), such as Botswana and Zambia. Other beneficiaries of the corridor include Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique. The primary objective of the Project is to significantly reduce transit time at the Kazungula border thus mitigate border uncertainties and associated high transport and trade cost. The crossing is currently being serviced by pontoons/ferries.

 

 The project provides vital transport infrastructure on the corridor that: (i) facilitates easy access for intra and inter-regional trade; (ii) facilitates easy access to international markets through connectivity with major sea ports; (iii) contributes to maximising the operational efficiency of the corridor, and (iv) promotes social and economic integration of the two countries.

 

Project Brief

 

This Project is envisaged to take seventy- two (72) months and consists of: (i)  a curved 930m long, 18.5m wide, extra dosed cable-stayed road-rail bridge;(ii) one stop border post facilities in both countries,each coveringan area of 590m X 350m to accommodate among others 500msq of buildings, including parking spaceand; (iii) a total of 6km of bridge approach ramp and access roads. The Project has also received a grant from the European Union (EU)-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund through association with the African Development Bank for specific technical assistance activities.

 

The consultancy services include:

 

a)      Design Review

b)      Production of Bidding Documentations

c)       Supervision of Works

d)      Post Construction Services (Defects Liability Period)

 

A consulting firm will be selected in accordance with the Procurement Guidelines of JICA,“The employment of consultancy and procurement of goods and services”(Handbook for Procurement under Japanese ODA loans, March 2009).

 

Qualification of Consultants

 

Interested consultants/ Joint Ventures must provide information Indicating that they are qualified to perform the services(brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate resources and skills among staff, etc) and additional information as mentioned below:

·         Name, address, telephone ,fax numbers and email address

·         Structure and Organisation of the firm

·         Present work load(amount and type of work, country and assignment and experts deployed)

·         Recentpast projects(amount and type of work, country and assignment and experts deployed)

·         Any other details deemed fit to provide and enable the Client to appreciate their relevant capability.

 

Consultants may associate to enhance or complement their qualifications in the form of a joint venture or of sub-consultancy.

Interested firms may obtain further information from the Transport Hub in Gaborone (Botswana) or Road Development Agency in Lusaka (Zambia) between 08:00hrs and 16:00hrs local time.

 

Submission of Expression of Interest

 

Sealed Expressions of Interest marked “Expression of Interest for the Consultancy Services for KazungulaBridge Project” should be delivered to the address below by Monday, 9th July, 2012 at 1400 hours local time and will thereon be opened at the Project Office at the Chobe Land Board Offices in Kasane, Botswana in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend.

 

The expression of interest should be submitted in one (1) original and six (6) copies in hard copies, in a sealed envelope labeled to the physical address below.

 

Late submissions, telegraphic, facsimile, telephone, telefaxed or e-mailed submissions will not be accepted.

 

Physical Address           

Kazungula Bridge Project

Project Office

C/O Transport Hub Coordinator

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Chobe Land Board Office

President Avenue Street

P. O. Box 50

Kasane, Botswana

Tel: +2676250371; Fax:+2676250324

Email: Botswana puseone@gov.bw ; tleareng@gov.bw, ,  Zambia ctumelo@roads.gov.zm, kmumba@roads.gov.zm,

Cellphones:  Botswana +26772192672, +26771634540, Zambia +260977830681, +260973369430, +260955192527

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