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4230 Min Infrastructure 1-21 December 2017


Ministry of Infrastructure

Transport Sector Consolidation Project (TSCP)


Contract Number: MOI/AF-MPD/NCBWB07.1.2

This invitation for bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the DgMarket, October 3rd, 2008.

The Government of Tonga has received Additional Financing (AF) from the World Bank towards the cost of the Transport Sector Consolidation Project (TSCP). The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) as the Project Implementing Agency intends to apply part of the proceeds of this funding to payments under Contract MOI/AF-MPD/NCBW-B07.1.2, Safety Improvement Works in Pangai Ha’apai Taufa’ahau Port and Vava’u Halaevalu Port (2 Lots).

Ministry of Infrastructure now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Safety Improvement Works in Pangai Ha’apai Taufa’ahau Port and Neiafu Vava’u Halaevalu Port. The delivery/construction period is four (4) months.

Procurement will be conducted using National Competitive Bidding procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines on Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, January 2011 (revised July 2014) which can be accessed from the World Bank website (

Qualification requirements are as follows: 

General Information

  1. Average annual turnover of construction works over the last three (3) years
  2. The number of one (1) similar projects in the last three (3) years
  3. Essential equipment requirement
  4. Suitably qualified site personnel
  5. Liquid assets/Credit facilities

Prospective bidder’s attention is drawn to Section I – Instruction to Bidders in these bidding documents.

Bidders may associate to enhance their qualifications. If Bidders choose to respond to this Bid as an Association or as a Joint Venture, then they must clarify in their Bids, the nature of the Association – i.e. whether it is a Joint Venture or a Sub-Contract.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the Ministry of Infrastructure at the address below from 9:00am - 4:00pm. A complete set of bidding documents in English can be viewed and picked up free of charge from the address below.

All bids shall be accompanied by Bid Securing Declaration as indicated in Chapter 2 of the Bid Data Sheet and in the format provided in Section 4 Form 2B.

Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 2:00pm, Tonga Time, 21st December 2017. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

Bids will be open in public in the presence of the bidders’ representatives, who choose to attend in person at the address below:

Address for Obtaining of Bid Documents

Attention:  Sila Va’Enuku
Email: svaEnuku [at] tscp [dot] to

TSCP Office, Ministry of Infrastructure, Vaololoa, Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at MOI Conference Room on 13th December 2017 at 10:00am.