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EXTENDED – CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW JAMAICA HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT AT NATIONAL HEROES PARK

EXTENDED – INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW JAMAICA HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT AT NATIONAL HEROES PARK

REF No: 400:211-1

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, 2015 and the Public Procurement Regulations, 2018 hereby invites suitably qualified firms to prequalify for the construction of the Houses of Parliament Building at the National Heroes Park, Kingston, Jamaica. Prequalification will be conducted via International Competitive Bidding (ICB) utilizing the Government of Jamaica’s eProcurement (GOJEP) System.

The prequalification may be followed by a Request for Proposals or Invitation to Bid where only prequalified firms will be invited by UDC to submit offers for the construction of the Houses of Parliament Building at the National Heroes Park, Kingston, Jamaica.

BACKGROUND
The project site is the 52 acres National Heroes Park (NHP), located in Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston. The approximately 52-acre National Heroes Park is a historic public urban park honoring Jamaica’s National Heroes, former Governor Generals, Prime Ministers and Patriots. Monuments to the honorees are located on the site as the “Shrine and Patriots Circle”.

Main features within the new Park design include the Shrine and Patriot Circle, a public plaza and pavilion, a water-wall/fountain feature, underground water storage, a substantial addition of local tree varieties, a working plant nursery for maintaining the park, public toilets, new perimeter fence and renovated existing fence, army barracks, enhancement of the Shrine and Patriots areas along with security features throughout the park

DESCRIPTION OF WORKS
The construction work may include but is not limited to: –
(1) Construction of the new Houses of Parliament building located on an 11.2-acre site within the park,
(2) Upgrading of the historic public urban park,
(3) Construction of support buildings, infrastructure upgrades and the redevelopment and landscaping of the National Heroes Park (NHP).
For the detailed Scope of Works, please review the Invitation to Prequalify

ELIGIBILITY
Domestic Bidders are required to submit the following documents along with their application
1. Valid Certificate of Registration with the Public Procurement Commission in the categories of: Building Construction and/or Civil Engineering Works; Grade 1
2. Valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC)

International Bidders are required to submit the following documents along with their application
Proof of tax compliance in country of residence
For the complete list of documents to be submitted, please review the Invitation to Prequalify

AVAILABILITY OF BIDDING DOCUMENTS
Bidding Documents are available for download on the Government of Jamaica Electronic Procurement website (www.gojep.gov.jm)

CLARIFICATION AND QUERIES
The UDC will respond to any request for clarification received by Monday, December 27, 2021. Bidders are required to upload all requests for clarifications in the GOJEP Portal.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Applications must be submitted online via www.gojep.gov.jm by Monday, January 3, 2022 at 2:00pm. Late applications will be automatically rejected by the system.

APPLICATION OPENING
An online application opening will take place on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 2:15pm.
An online application opening report will be generated by the GOJEP System and will be accessible to all Bidders who apply.

CONTACT INFORMATION
This is an online tender where applications will only be made available and accepted via the Government Electronic Procurement Portal (www.gojep.gov.jm). No offline (hardcopy) bids will be accepted and there will be no physical box for drop-off of applications. Bidders are required to upload all request for clarifications in the GOJEP Portal.

To participate in this bid opportunity, Bidders must first be registered on the GOJEP System via the platform www.gojep.gov.jm

To register, please select the ‘Register as a supplier’ link from the system home page.

For assistance regarding training, download and upload of bid documents, please contact the Ministry of Finance, the Office of Public Procurement Policy Customer Care Desk at 876 932 5220/932 5253/932 5251/932 5244 or email at opppcustomercare@mof.gov.jm

For Further information bidders can contact the UDC Procurement team at the below contact details:
Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
e-mail: tenders@udcja.com

The Urban Development Corporation reserves the right not to accept the lowest, or any other application or to annul the bidding process and reject all applications at any time prior to the award of contract without incurring any liability.