Maritime and Waterways Safety Project
| Published January 27, 2016 - Deadline March 9, 2016
Invitation for Bids
1. The Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has received a Loan from the
Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Maritime and Waterways Safety Project
(MWSP). Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. This
contract will be jointly financed by Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
The eligibility rules and procedures of ADB will govern the bidding process.
2. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s
Single-Stage One- Envelope bidding procedure and is open to Bidders from eligible source
countries of ADB.
3. The National Maritime Safety Authority ("the Employer") now invites eligible bidders to
provide sealed bid for the following contract:
Navaids Replacement and Installation Work in Milne Bay & Central Provinces of
PNG. Estimated time to complete the installation work is 4 months.
The navaids replacement and installation work include: (a) Preparatory works for
footings and foundations; (b) Construction and placing mixed concrete in site for GRP
tower or any monopile on land; (c) Purchasing, installing, and testing of pile for the
monopoles and buoy, new navigation lights, solar panels, batteries, reflectors,
associated electrical equipment and cabling; and (d) Environmental protection works and
implementation of maritime safety practice of communities.
4. The following qualification criteria, in clear cut fail-pass, will be applied:
(i) The bidder shall have (i) a minimum average annual turnover of US$ 4,300,000 within
the last Three (3) years; and (ii) as a minimum, the bidder’s net worth should be positive;
(ii) The bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial sources such as
liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other
than any contractual advance payments to meet a cash-flow requirement of
US$ 1,630,000 plus bidder’s cumulative financial resources for current contract
Date: 27 January 2016
2978-PNG: Maritime and Waterways Safety Project
MWSP/CWP-01 - Navaids Replacement and Installation Work
(Milne Bay & Central Provinces)
09 March 2016, 10:00 hours (Port Moresby Local Time)
(iii) The bidder must have specific experience in at least one (1) contract within the last five
(5) years, with a value of at least US$ 1,730,000 that have been successfully or are
substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed works; and
(iv) Within the last five (5) years, the bidder must have: (a) some experience in the installing
of maritime navigation aids (including monopiles and lights) in sea water areas, (b)
experience in implementing environmental mitigative measures especially in a coral reef
area, and (c) experience working in the Melanesian culture context.
5. Bidders may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the bidding
documents, at the office of the Employer, at:
Project Implementation Unit (PIU),
National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA),
Defens Haus Building, Level 4, Cnr of Champion Parade & Hunter St, PO
Box 668, PORT MORESBY, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea.
Telephone: +675 321 8940 / +675 321 4332
Facsimile number: +675 321 3051
6. To purchase the bidding documents in English including softcopy in a CD or flashdrive
(pdf files), eligible bidders should:
• Write to address above (or through email) requesting the bidding document for Navaids
Replacement and Installation Work (Milne Bay & Central Provinces) - MWSP/CWP-01.
• Payment of a nonrefundable fee of US$300 excludes bank fees or in PNG currency
equivalent, the exchange rate published by Bank of Papua New Guinea on the date of
payment to the following bank account:
Acct Name: Maritime and Waterway Safety Project Acct No: 1011203526
Bank: South Pacific, PORT MORESBY, PO Box 78, Port Moresby, National
Capital District, Papua New Guinea.
SWIFT Code No: BOSPPGPM
The bidding documents will be issued during normal working days from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm at
the address under 4 above until 9 March 2016.
7. Deliver your bid:
• To the following address, at or before 10:00 hours (Port Moresby Local Time), 09
Central Supply & Tenders Board,
First Floor, Westpac Bank Building, Waigani Drive, PO Box 6457
National Capital District,
Papua New Guinea
• Together with a Bid Security in the amount specified in the Bidding Document and in a
standard form provided in the bidding document.
Bids will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of bidders' representatives who
choose to attend.