Invitation for Bids
Date: 5 September 2016 (Cook Island Time)
Loan no. and Title: L3193-COO Cook Islands Renewable Energy Sector Project
Contract no. and Title: Electricity distribution system MV and LV upgrade for Mauke and Mitiaro Islands under Cook Islands Renewable Energy Sector Project (COO46453-002) – Phase 1
Deadline for Submission of Bids: 18 October 2016, 12:00 midday (Cook Island Time)
1.The Government of the Cook Islands has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the Renewable Energy Sector Project. Part of this financing will be used for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB and eligible for procurement under the European Union regulations as described in Section 5 of the Bidding Document. The contract will be jointly financed by the European Union. The eligibility rules and procedures of ADB will govern the bidding process.
2.The Office of Prime Minister, Government of Cook Islands (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the design, construction, installation, integration in the existing power system infrastructure and commission of renewable energy facilities (“the Facilities”) as shown below:
- Refurbishment of the medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) distribution networks on Mauke and Mitiaro islands within the country of Cook Islands.
3.International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single-Stage: One-Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from countries as described in the Bidding Document.
4.To obtain further information and obtain an electronic copy of the bidding documents, eligible bidders should contact:
Attention: Tangi Tereapii
Street Address: Vakatini Road
City: Avarua, Rarotonga
ZIP Code: 0000
Country: Cook Islands
Telephone: 682 29300
Electronic mail address: tangi [dot] tereapii [at] cookislands [dot] gov [dot] ck
5.To purchase a (single) hard copy of the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should:
- Write to the address above requesting the bidding documents for Electricity distribution system MV and LV upgrade for Mauke and Mitiaro Islands under Cook Islands Renewable Energy Sector Project (COO46453-002) – Phase 1
- Pay a non-refundable fee of 100 New Zealand Dollars by cash or transfer through a bank account.
The Bank account of the Employer:
- Name of Bank: Bank of the South Pacific
- Swift: BOSPCKCR
- In favor of: CIG Public Account
- Account No.: 0127107401
6.An optional pre-bid meeting will be held at the Office of Prime Minister, Renewable Energy Development Division, on Monday, 12 September, 2016, at 11:00 am.
7.Deliver your bid:
- to the address above
- on or before 11 October 2016, 12:00 midday (Cook Island Time)
- together with a Bid Security as described in the Bidding Document
Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. Late bids will be rejected.