INVITATION FOR BIDS
ZAMREN/ORD/01/22: TENDER FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A DOUBLE STOREY OFFICE BLOCK AND ASSOCIATED WORKS
The Zambia Research and Education Network (hereinafter referred to as “ZAMREN”) started its operation in 2012 and has grown to become one of the leading Internet Service Providers and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for education and research institutions in Zambia. The growth of ZAMREN has been founded on strong relationships with local education and research institutes, access to regional and international research and education electronic resources and professional ICT expertise.
In the 2022 budget, ZAMREN has provided for funds for the construction of a double storey office block within the University of Zambia premises, Great East Road Campus, Lusaka, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to payments under the Contract for which the tender has been invited.
The ZAMREN Procurement Committee now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders registered with the National Council for Construction in Grade 3 Category B or better for the construction and associated auxiliary works for the office block. Bidding will be conducted through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures.
All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Securing Declaration. Qualification requirements include experience as a prime contractor in similar works.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents from the Procurement and Supplies Unit, ZAMREN, University of Zambia- Great East Road Campus, School of Education Building, First Floor West Wing, from 08:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 local time during working days. The phone number is +260-955-981219 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Zambian Kwacha One Thousand (ZMW1, 000.00).
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, prospective bidders must deposit the non-refundable fee into the following account:
Account Name: Zambia Research and Education Network – Projects Account
Account No: 57723295000449
Branch: Acacia Park
Sort code: 01-00-86
Branch code: 086
Bids clearly labelled and marked must be delivered to the Procurement and Supplies Unit, ZAMREN at the above address at or before 10:00 hours on July 8, 2022. Electronic bidding shall not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately after tender closing in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the address above.
There shall be a mandatory site visit on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 starting at 10:00hrs. Prospective bidders and/or their representatives are advised to gather at the ZAMREN construction site situated inside the University of Zambia premises near the exit gate along Kamloops Road before 10:00hrs.
Procurement and Supplies Unit
FOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
ZAMBIA RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK