GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Project: Support People's Livelihoods in the Fishery Sector in Maldives through Sustainable Energy
Sector: Fisheries Sector
Mode of Financing: Instalment Sale and LLF grant
Financing No: MDV1012
The Republic of Maldives has received financing in the equivalent amount of USD 13,500,000.00 (comprising of Instalment Sale financing for an amount of USD 8.775 million from IsDB and the amount of USD 4.725 million Grant from the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF)) from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) toward the cost of the Support People's Livelihoods in the Fishery Sector in Maldives through Sustainable Energy Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This Project will be jointly financed by the IsDB and Republic of Maldives.
The project will include the following components.
Component A: Enhance Finishing Infrastructure:
A1: Refrigerated Sea Water (RSW) systems: this component is about the design, the supply and the installation on vessels approximately 200 Refrigerated Sea water systems. The size of the RSW system is standardized in the market based on the storage capacity of the fishing vessel. In this project, targets vessels with capacity and the size to carry minimum 15 tons of fish. The minimum technical specifications and requirements will be prepared by the experts of the implementing agencies.
A2: Solar PV plants: this component is about the design, the supply and the installation on approximately 200 vessels solar PV plants to power the wheelhouse equipment, auxiliary lighting and other electrical uses. The technical study undertaken by the consultant shows that with the available space on the fishing vessels few kW only can be installed (between 5 to 10 kW maximum). For this kind of small size, standard solutions are provided by the vendors, only a few adaptations of the vessels are required which will be determined by the vendors in their offers during the selection process.
Component B: Strengthen Market Linkages: This component is about performing studies recommend strategies to promote and/or develop the participation of women in the fisheries business and to help expanding the international market for fish from Maldives. The initial budget will be USD100,000 and the consultancy services will be limited to 3 months activities related to assessment of market linkages and development action plans to: (i) expand the international market for fish from Maldives, (ii) participation of youth and women in the fisheries sector as well (ii) preparation of terms of reference for implementation. From this, the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) may decide to implement the action plans from its internal budget or using the project contingency as necessary. The Procurement of a firm for Consulting services for strengthening market linkage and assessment studies will be conducted following the Quality-and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method among shortlist of international firms.
Component C: Support to Project Management Unit: This component is Supporting the establishment of the Project Management Unit and its associated expenses for implementing the project. Individual consultants including communications manager, Refrigerated Sea Water (RSW) expert, Renewable Energy Expert, Procurement Specialist and Islamic Finance Expert will be recruited as necessary. The procurement of RSW Expert, Renewal Energy Expert and Islamic Finance Expert will be conducted following Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) method using shortlist of International Consultants.
Component D: Financial Audit: An independent external auditing firm (local) acceptable to the Bank will be recruited under this component to perform the projects’ annual financial audit and certification of expenses related to replenishment of special accounts.
Component E: Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC): is a standalone zero-value component embedded in the project to allow the use of the present project resources to cover emergency response activities in case of disaster, pandemic or major flood etc. per the operation directive OD/2020 No.25.
Procurement of Goods contracts financed by Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the Guidelines for Procurement of Goods, Works and Related Services under Islamic Development Bank Project Financing (April 2019 edition, amended from time to time) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Guidelines. Consulting Services will be selected in accordance with the Guidelines for the Procurement of Consultant Services under Islamic Development Bank Project Financing (April 2019 edition, amended from time to time).
Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for the contracts for consultancy services will be announced as they become available, in IsDB Website, on either UNDB Online or DgMarket, Maldives Public Procurement Portal, Maldives’ national Gazette, and in one newspapers with national circulation in Maldives.
Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works and consulting services for the above-mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Beneficiary at the address below:
Ministry of Economic Development
Ministry of Economic Development, 11th Floor, Velaanaage, Ameer Ahmed Magu, Malé City, Maldives
Telephone: +960 3323668
Email: [email protected]