The Government of Saint Lucia has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under this contract. Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASCO) and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Loan Account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than WASCO shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Loan.
WASCO is the Executing Agency for the Project, and the Ministry of Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation is responsible for the overall implementation of the project. WASCO’s Project Management Unit (PMU) is responsible for the overall implementation of the project and will coordinate the various activities within the Project. The PMU intends to prequalify contractors for the design and construction of the infrastructure works. It is expected that invitations for bid will be issued in December 2018/January 2019.
The works include but are not limited to the following:
(i) Water production facilities comprising: two river-intake structures; two treatment plants; and three new pumping stations;
(ii) New HDPE Transmission Mains (sizes 450, 350, and 300 mm); and
(iii) Three new Storage Reservoirs totalling 4,000 m3
Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms which are legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country and is either:
All countries are eligible for this opportunity.
The requirements for pre-qualification will include:
Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the Prequalification Documents at the PMU at the first address below, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A complete set of the prequalification documents in English may be obtained by interested applicants through the following means:
Prequalification submissions must be in English and must be submitted by 1600 hours, local time on Tuesday 16th October 2018. The Prequalification submissions are to be submitted to the address below: One original and three hard copies in a sealed envelope. The sealed envelope containing each submission must include the name and address of the applicant and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify for the Vieux Fort Water Supply Redevelopment Project – Design and Construction of Infrastructure Works, Ref. No. VFP01”. An electronic copy of the Application for Prequalification should be simultaneously submitted to CDB at email@example.com.
WASCO reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the prequalification process.
WASCO will not be bound to assign any reason for not pre-qualifying any applicant and will not defray costs incurred by applicants in the preparation and submission of the pre-qualification documents.
Address for Correspondence and Prequalification Submission:
Mr. Gordon Wyke
Head – Project Management Unit
Water and Sewerage Company
Telephone: 1 (758) 453 2790