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Trade Lead Information By For Trinidad: Invitation to Provide Design-Finance-Construct Services for Construction of a Judicial Complex.
Basic Information:
Date Published: 04/11/2013 Expiration Date: 05/09/2013
Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (S)
Industry : ACE, Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC
Industry : FNS, Financial Services

Contact Information:
Issuing Organization: National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC)
Contact Name: The Chairman of the Tenders Committe
Voice: 1(868) 625-8750

Lead Description:
Foreign Government Tender

NATIONAL INSURANCE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR DESIGN-FINANCE-CONSTRUCT SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARLSEN FIELD JUDICAL COMPLEX, INCLUSIVE OF FIXED FURNITURE, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. The National Insurance Property Development Company Limited (NIPDEC), acting on behalf of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), invites Proponents for the provision of Design-Finance-Construct (DFC) Services for the construction of the Carlsen Field Judicial Complex. Local and Foreign Firms are invited to submit a Proposal for the above works. Applications will be evaluated according to the following basic criteria among others as requirement by this Request for proposal (RFP): i. General Background of the Firm ii. Financial Capability of the Firm iii. Performance history iv. Work experience of the Firm in performing construction services for projects of similar value and nature. v. Qualification based on submission of required statutory certificates. Prospective Proponents should have successfully undertaken at least one(1) previous construction project with cost of at least Forty Million Trinidad and Tobago Dollars(TT$40M) over the past five (5) years. RFP Documents may be viewed without cost at NIPDEC's Head Office. 56-60 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 625-8750 Ext. 4734. Proponents are advised that Request for Proposal (RFP) Packages will be available from 6th March, 2013: From the office of the company Secretary at 56-60 St. Vincent Street. Port of Spain, between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 3:00p.m. There is a non-refundable Tender Fee of TT$3,000.00 VAT exclusive, which must be paid at any bank of First Citizens Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Limited. Account #1448112 Swift Code FCTTTTPS. For intermediary banking information, please refer to: To be allowed access to the RFP Packages, Proponents must present their payment receipts to the office of NIPDEC's Company Secretary. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS WILL BE CLOSED ON 9th MAY, 2013 at 2:00p.m. Complete Proposals must be addressed to: The Chairman of the Tenders Committee National Insurance Property development Co. Ltd.(NIPDEC) 56-60 St. Vincent, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Sealed packages must be placed in the appropriately marked box situated in the Security Booth, Late submissions will not be considered. Tender submissions will not be accepted electronically. There will be a Pre-Submission Briefing and site visit at 9:00 am. On 18th March, 2013 to be held at the Proposed Carlsen Field Site. Proposals will be opened at a public ceremony at NIPDEC's Head Office, 56-60 St. Vincent Street Port of Spain in the presence of Proponent's representatives on 9th May, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Only Firms who have purchased packages shall be permitted to submit a Proposal. The Proposal must be accompanied by a Tender Security of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Trinidad and Tobago Dollars (TT$350,000.00). Please be advised that NIPDEC's criteria for the acceptance of Banks and Insurance Companies that provide surety for bonds to Contractors are as follows: a. With respect to Banks, Bonds would be accepted where shareholders equity is at least Ten Million Trinidad and Tobago Dollars (TT$10M.) b. For Insurance Companies, paid up capital plus free reserves must be at least Thirty Million Trinidad and Tobago Dollars (TT$30M) and certification by the Supervisor of Insurance of the Company's capacity to issue the bond and the requisite re-insurance is in place. Further note that: a. Proponents shall bear all costs associated with the preparation preparation and submission of the Proposal: b. Foreign Proponents are expected to comply with the requirements in the RFP packages to the extent to which such requirements are applicable to them: c. NIPDEC is not bound to accept the lowest price of any Proposal submitted. Further information or clarification can be obtained from the Company Secretary, at NIPDEC Telephone: 1(868)625-8750 Extension 4203. E-mail: Assistant Company Secretary National Insurance Property Development

Language: English
Seller: Agents and Distributors acceptable
US Firm Information:
Timing: Will purchase in short term (2-6 months)
Trade Lead ID: 10051

Issuing Agency: Ministry of Justice
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