The Government of The Bahamas (GoTB) has received financing from the European Union via the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) 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 GoTB 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 GoTB shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Loan.
The GoTB’s Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) is the Executing Agency for the Project, and is responsible for the overall implementation of the project. The BBSQ invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of the Metrology Equipment and Supplies, as further detailed in Annex A
The bidding process is conducted according to the procedures specified in the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (January, 2021), as published on CDB’s website and is open to all bidders from eligible countries
Eligible countries and Bidders are those detailed in Annex B paragraph 3. Bidders are advised to review the relevant eligibility criteria detailed in Anne B and the conflict of interest provisions in Section 5 of the Procurement Procedures for Projects Financed by CDB (January, 2021), as published on CDB’s website.
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. Qualification requirements include, inter alia – Refer Annex C.
Bidding 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 supplier’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.
Bid documents will be available from Feb 5th, 2024. A complete set of Bidding documents can be obtained by interested bidder at no cost. Requests may be made in writing at email@example.com. Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bid Documents for the Supply of Enhancing Bahamas National Quality Infrastructure through the Establishment of a Metrology Laboratory Project” and provide
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an email address for the receipt of the bid documents. The documents will be promptly dispatched, but under no circumstance will GoTB, be held responsible for late delivery, loss or damage to the documents.
Bidders are to submit their Bids electronically. The electronic Bidding submission procedures shall be: