(EOI)-Solicitation of Contractors interest for the construction of specialist contract packages for implementation of the Short Term Low Volume (STLV) Sea Water Desalination Plant project in the Southern Governorate, Gaza
UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) – Reference [EOI/JERA/WASH/STLV/2013/004]
Subject: Solicitation of Contractors interest for the construction of specialist contract packages for implementation of the Short Term Low Volume (STLV) Sea Water Desalination Plant project in the Southern Governorate, Gaza
Date of readvertisement of the EOI: 22 September 2013
Closing Date of readvertisement the EOI: 30 September, 2013
Address EOI by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Contractors who have manifested interest during the first publication, will also be considered, and do not need to re-apply.]
SPECIFICATIONS / TERMS OF REFERENCE / STATEMENT OF WORK
UNICEF has been supporting Palestine Authority initiatives to improve the existing water and sanitation situation. Such interventions include drilling wells in Gaza, rehabilitation of wells in West Bank, rehabilitation water and sewerage networks and sewage pumping stations. As part of provision of the safe water in Gaza, UNICEF is in the process of implementing the Short Term Low Volume (STLV) Desalination Plant project to deliver safe water to the targeted population in Khan Younis and Rafah. The project comprises of a sea water desalination plant of 6,000 m3 per day capacity to serve around 75,000 people in Rafah and Khan Younes, and includes the following major components;
The design phase of the desalination project started in January 2013. The construction phase is scheduled to commence in late 2013 and the plant is expected to be in operation at the beginning of 2015.
UNICEF intends to request proposals from contractors with proven relevant technical and professional experience and with a substantial presence and extensive experience within Gaza, for construction of the specialised contract packages based on the major components mentioned above. The contracting firms will be working under the direction of UNICEF team headed by an international team leader and supervised by a technical team consisting of senior members from UNICEF, PWA and CMWU.
The proposed key construction activities are envisaged to be separated into four specialised Contract Packages:
Package 1 - Reverse Osmosis Desalination Process Plant with associated Civil Mechanical & Electrical Works (including but not limited to the following activities).
· Construction of sea water intake facilities with the drilling of beach wells
· Construction of buildings for housing plants and machinery;
· Construction of pumping stations;
· Electrical, Mechanical and Process plant installations;
· Interconnecting pipeworks, Electrical networks and other facilities.
Package 2 - Flow Transfer Main (including but not limited to the following activities)
· Rehabilitation of large diameter pipe networks;
· Installation pipe lines and, water distribution networks;
Package 3 - Enabling, Civil and Structural work (including but not limited to the following activities)
· Earthworks, site preparations and landscaping;
· Construction office, laboratory and administration type buildings;
· Construction of water retaining structures, reservoirs, water tanks;
· Construction of access roads;
· Basic infrastructure services and temporary works;
Package 4 - Electrical Power Supply (including but not limited to the following activities)
· Connections to the National grid system
· Installation of power transmission lines and transformers
· Installation of standby generators.
SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
Interested service providers are encouraged to complete and submit the supply profile form attached below:
Supply Profile Form - Download Here
Annex A, B and C - Download Here
EOIs should be sent to e-mail: email@example.com , not later than 8th September, 2013. Please quote [EOI/JERA/WASH/STLV/2013/004] as subject in your correspondence.
Service providers are also requested indicate the specific specialised packages that they are qualified and interested in bidding for. Service providers should note that only Contractors with joint venture partnerships with highly reputed international desalination plant suppliers/contractors will be entertained for consideration in expressing interest for Package 1.
We do not require bids or proposals at this stage; we merely solicit your expression of interest in participating in the Bid process. A response to this Request for Expression of Interest does not automatically ensure that you will be selected to participate in the bid.
UNICEF reserves the right to change or cancel the requirement at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. UNICEF also reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions as and when issuing the final bid document.
If you have any additional technical question about this EOI, please send it to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.