Government of Belize
Belize Social Investment Fund (BNTF9)
SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF DIGITAL DUPLICATORS AND ACCESSORIES FOR
BNTF9 SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE, BELIZE (BNTF9)
INVITATION TO BID
The Government of Belize (GOB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to USD5.4mn towards the cost of the Basic Needs Trust Fund Cycle 9 Project (BNTF 9) 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 Digital Duplicators and Accessories for BNTF9 Schools Nationwide, Belize (BNTF9).
The Firms whether bidding individually or in the form of a Joint Venture, shall:
- be legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an Eligible Country;
- be more than fifty (50) percent beneficially-owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an Eligible Country, or by a body corporate or bodies meeting these requirements, as far as the ownership can be reasonably determined; or
- owned or controlled by the Government of an eligible country provided that it is legally and financially autonomous and operated under the commercial law of an eligible country and otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of the CDB Guidelines for Procurement (2006).
Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.
Eligible bidders will be required to submit full qualification information with their bids establishing their eligibility to bid and 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.
A secured “sample” electronic Bid document can be shared with interested Bidders at the address below, starting June 14, 2021, on week days between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for viewing purpose only (has a time restriction for viewing). A complete set of Bidding documents (hardcopy or electronic version) can be purchased by interested bidder upon payment of a nonrefundable 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 Digital Duplicators and Accessories for BNTF9 Schools Nationwide, Belize (BNTF9)”. 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 interested eligible bidders will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 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. Firms 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 Digital Duplicators and Accessories for BNTF9 School Nationwide, Belize (BNTF9)” and must be delivered to the first address below no later than July 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (Belize Time). Bids will be opened virtually at 10:15 a.m., July 12, 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: Mrs. Therese Arzu
Social Investment Fund
3rd Floor, #1902 Constitution Drive
Belmopan Cayo District