Invitation for Bids – Rehabilitation of the Philip Goldson Highway (Miles 8.25 to 19.25) and the Mexico Creek Bridge at Mile 20.8, Belize District, Belize

Invitation for Bids

Belize

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project

Loan No.: 8416 – BZ

Contract Title: Rehabilitation of the Philip Goldson Highway (Miles 8.25 to 19.25) and the Mexico Creek Bridge at Mile 20.8, Belize District, Belize

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): BZ-SIF-156539-CW-RFB

1 The Government of Belize has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts for Rehabilitation of the Philip Goldson Highway (Miles 8.25 to 19.25) and the Mexico Creek Bridge at Mile 20, Belize District, Belize:

Lot 1:     Rehabilitation of the section from International Airport Junction in Ladyville (Mile 8.25) to Burrell Boom Junction (Mile 15.4); and

Lot 2:     Rehabilitation of the section from Burrell Boom Junction (Mile 15.4) to Old Northern Highway Junction (Mile 19.25) and retrofitting works to the Mexico Creek Bridge located at mile 20.8.

2 The Belize Social Investment Fund now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the above contracts. The construction period is 18 months. Domestic preferences will not apply.

Bidders shall meet the following minimum qualification criteria:

(a)Minimum cash flow requirements net of other commitments:

(i) Lot 1: two million US Dollars (US$2,000,000);

(ii) Lot 2: one million five hundred thousand US Dollars (US$1,500,000);

(iii) For both lots: three million five hundred thousand US Dollars (US$3,500,000);

(b) Minimum average annual construction turnover:

(i) Lot 1: seven million US Dollars (US$7,000,000);

(ii) Lot 2: five million US Dollars (US$5,000,000);

(ii) for both lots: twelve million US Dollars (US$12,000,000)

calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress and/or completed within the last five (5) years (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015), divided by five (5) years.

(c) Experience under construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, JV member, sub-contractor, or management contractor for at least the last ten (10) years, starting 1st January 2010.

(d)A minimum number of similar contracts specified below that have been satisfactorily and substantially completed as a prime contractor, joint venture member, management contractor or sub-contractor between 1st January 2010 and bid submission deadline:

(i)Minimum requirements for combined contract(s) shall be the aggregate requirements for each contract for which the Bidder has bid for as follows, and N1 and N2 shall be different contracts:

      • Lot 1: N1 = 3 contracts, each of minimum value V1 = US$4,000,000;
      • Lot 2: N2 = 3 contracts, each of minimum value V2 = US$3,000,000;

or

(ii)

      • Lot 1: N1 = 3 contracts, each of minimum value V1 = US$4,000,000; or number of contracts less than or equal to N1, each of minimum value V1, but with total value of all contracts equal or more than N1 x V1 = US$12,000,000;
      • Lot 2: N2 = 3 contracts, each of minimum value V2 = US$3,000,000; or number of contracts less than or equal to N2, each of minimum value V2, but with total value of all contracts equal or more than N2 x V2 = US$9,000,000.

or

(iii) Subject to compliance as per (ii) above with respect to minimum value of single contract for each lot, total number of contracts is equal or less than N1 + N2 but the total value of all such contracts is equal or more than N1 x V1 + N2 x V2 = US$21,000,000.

(e) average annual production rate over any five consecutive years between 1st January 2010 and bid submission deadline:

(i) Lot 1:

      • construction of 2 km of public urban highways using chip and seal or hot mix or rigid pavement; and
      • construction of 4 km of public highways using chip and seal or hot mix or rigid pavement;

(ii) Lot 2:

      • construction of 2 km of public urban highways using chip and seal or hot mix or rigid pavement; and
      • construction of 4 km of public highways using chip and seal or hot mix or rigid pavement.

(iii) Both lots: a sum of the minimum requirements for individual lots (d) (i) and (d) (ii) above, i.e.

      • construction of 4 km of public urban highways using chip and seal or hot mix or rigid pavement; and
      • construction of 8 km of public highways using chip and seal or hot mix or rigid pavement.

(f) For contracts substantially completed and under implementation as prime contractor, joint venture member, or subcontractor between 1st January 2010 and bid submission deadline, experience in managing environmental and social risks and impacts in the following aspects:

(i) One (1) road construction contract with a Traffic Management Plan;

(ii) One (1) road construction contract with a Communication Plan

These requirements apply to any or both lots.

  1. Bidders may bid for any contract or both, as further defined in the bidding document. Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case they are awarded more than one contract will be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in the Letter of Bid.
  2. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, edition of January 2011 and revised July 2014 (“Procurement Guidelines”), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Belize Social Investment Fund and inspect the bidding documents on the Belize Social Investment Fund’s web-site (http://sifbelize.org/procurement/) with free access or at the address given below during office hours from 09:00 to 17:00 hours (Belize time).
  4. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be downloaded by interested eligible bidders for free from the Belize Social Investment Fund’s web-site (http://sifbelize.org/procurement/) upon registration on the specified web-site or upon the submission of a written application to the below address.
  5. Bids must be delivered to the below address on or before April 7 2020 at 2:00 pm. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the below address on April 7 2020 at 2:00 pm.
  6. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as appropriate of

Lot 1: four hundred thousand Belize Dollars (BZ$400,000) or the equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency;

Lot 2: three hundred thousand Belize Dollars (BZ$300,000) or the equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency.

The Bid Security is required for each lot as per amounts indicated against each lot. Bidders have the option of submitting one Bid Security for all lots (for the combined total amount of all lots) for which Bids have been submitted, however if the amount of Bid Security is less than the total required amount, the Employer will determine for which lot or lots the Bid Security amount shall be applied.

  1. The address(es) referred to above is:

Belize Social Investment Fund

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project

3rd Floor, 1902 Constitution Drive

Belmopan, Belize

Attn: Procurement Officer

Tel: 501 822 0239

Fax: 501 822 0279

e-mail: procurement.crip@sifbelize.org

Web site: www.sifbelize.org

 

Register for bidding documents at http://sifbelize.org/bid-register/

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