Government of Belize
Belize Social Investment Fund III Loan (BSIF III)
Supply and Delivery of Information Technology (IT) Equipment for the Maria Crawford Health Center, Crooked Tree Village, Belize District
INVITATION TO BID
The Government of Belize (GOB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD10.0mm towards the cost of the Belize Social Investment Fund III Loan Project (BSIF III) and intends to apply a part of the funds to cover eligible payments under the Agreement. The GOB has appointed the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) as the Implementing Agency (IA) for the Project, and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOB and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing 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 GOB shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.
The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF), the IA, now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Bidders for the Supply and Delivery of Information Technology (IT) Equipment for the Maria Crawford Health Center, Crooked Tree Village, Belize District
All Countries are eligible.
Bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their bids establishing their qualification to perform the contract if the bid is accepted. Tender and qualification information are to be submitted in the English Language on the prescribed forms inserted in the Bid Documents. Submissions that do not provide the information required or that do not demonstrate the prospective contractor’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.
Bid documents will be available for inspection at the address below, from Monday, September
6, 2021, on week days between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A complete set of Bidding Documents (hard-copy or electronic version) can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of BZ$150.00. Requests may be made by personal application or in writing to the address below. Written applications must be clearly marked: “Tender for Supply and Delivery of Information Technology (IT) Equipment for the Maria Crawford Health Center, Crooked Tree Village, Belize District”. The method of payment will be by cash deposited to, or Bank transfer to BSIF’s Bank Account only. Banking details can be requested at the address below. Cash payment will not be accepted at the BSIF Office.
A Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting with bidders will be held at 2:00 p.m. (Belize Time) on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The link is https://bit.ly/31ACuQU. Bidders can participate in the meeting to address any queries about the bidding document or the contract scope. Persons that purchase packages are urged to attend.
Hard copies of Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes, with the name and address of the bidder, and be clearly marked “Tender for Supply and Delivery of Information Technology (IT) Equipment for the Maria Crawford Health Center, Crooked Tree Village, Belize
District” and must be delivered to the address below no later than October 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (Belize Time). Bids will be opened virtually at 10:15 a.m., October 4, 2021 at the Social Investment Fund, 3rd Floor, #1902 Constitution Drive, Belmopan, Cayo District in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to participate. The link is https://bit.ly/31ACuQU. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. All bids must be accompanied with a “Bid-Securing Declaration”.
BSIF reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidder(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidder(s) of the grounds for BSIF action. BSIF will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.
Address for Inspection, Collection and Clarification of Bidding Documents, Bid Submission and Bid Opening
Contact: Ms. Ruby Pascascio
Senior Procurement Officer
Social Investment Fund
3rd Floor, #1902 Constitution Drive
Belmopan Cayo District