Invitation to Bid – Airport Drainage Channel







The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) – United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund towards the cost of the Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under this contract.  Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of (GOAB) 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 (GOAB) shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Works (MOW), through its Project Implementation Management Unit (PIMU). MOW has contracted Consultants who will assist the PIMU with delivering the Project.

GOAB now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Construction of an earthen, grassed swale drain and a culvert outlet structure within the VC Bird International Airport compound.

Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms, which are legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country and are either:

  • more than 50% 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 corporate meeting these requirements; 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 do not demonstrate the prospective contractor’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.

Qualification requirements include, inter alia:

(a)        an average annual turnover (defined as certified payments received for works in progress or completed) within the last five years of at least One hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars($150,000USD) or Four hundred thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD 400,000.00 minimum), of which only the three best years will be evaluated;

(b)        a demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of fifty thousand United States dollars (USD 50,000.00) or One hundred and thirty-five Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD 135,000.00); and

(c)        experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least two (2) assignments of a nature, scope and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity between 1st January, 2015 and submission deadline (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete).

Electronic Bidding Documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the first address below. Alternatively, a hard copy may be obtained from the first address below for a non-refundable cash payment of XCD $150.00.  Requests may be made by written application including email.  Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bidding Documents for the Construction of Airport  Drainage Channel”, along with the name, address and contact information of the bidder for which Bidding Documents are being requested.

Applicants who request that documents be forwarded to them must submit an account number from a local courier agent that accepts freight collect charges.  Documents will be promptly dispatched, but under no circumstance will MOW or their authorised agent be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so transmitted.

Sealed envelopes clearly marked “Bid for the Construction of Airport Drainage Channel”, must be received at the second address below not later than 12:00 noon on 30th November, 2021  Bid opening will take place immediately after the deadline for submission at the second address below in the presence of bidders representatives who choose to attend.

All bids must be accompanied by a signed, completed Bid-Securing Declaration.  Late bids will be rejected.

GOAB 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 GOAB’s action.  GOAB will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.





Address for Correspondence 2. Address for Bid Submission and Bid Opening
Project Coordinator

Ministry of Works

St. John’s Street

St. John’s



Tel:   +268 562-9176

Fax:   +268 462 4622

Email:  [email protected]


Chairman, Tenders Board

Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance

Government Office Complex

Queen Elizabeth Highway

St. John’s



Tel: (268) 562-5825 / 5826

Fax: (268) 562-1717

Email: [email protected]




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  1. The TENDER WHO? a total waste. Who really get the job? will it be this year, next year or maybe you will never know. Unprofessional total waste was my experience

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