Jul 27, 2012
Bids sought for Blantyre water upgrades and expansionsBack
© Reuse this
The projects, which form part of the second phase of Malawi’s multimillion- dollar National Water Development Pro- gramme, is funded by a pool of financiers led by the World Bank.
The water board explains that the Chileka pumpstation project will include the replacement of eight pumps, pipework and fittings, besides others.
It says the intended implementation period is 18 months. Prospective bidders must have five years’ experience as a contractor, with a proven record of having successfully executed at least three similar contracts in the last five years. They must also have had a minimum average turnover of $10-million in the last three years and must have liquid assets or access to credit of at least $1.5-million.
The Walkers Ferry treatment plant project will include the upgrading of presettling tanks, the installation of new chemical dosing equipment, pipework, the rehabilitation of the dosing and distribution chamber, clarifiers and filters, and the construction of a chlorination building.
To qualify for this assignment, which is expected to last 14 months, bidders must have five years’ experience as a contractor, as well as a proven record of having successfully executed at least two similar contracts in the last five years, a minimum average turnover of $5-million for the last three years and liquid assets or access to lines of credit of at least $5-million.
The bid submission deadline for both assignments is August 29.
Meanwhile, the Blantyre Water Board is also seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified consulting firms for the construction supervision of the two projects.
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest was July 18.
In a related development, Malawi’s Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation is inviting bids for the supply and installation of water monitoring equipment.
The assignment will be financed by the African Development Bank as part of the National Water Development Programme.
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
Other Construction News
Updated 9 minutes ago The most-active iron-ore futures in Singapore has sunk below $40/t for the first time, Investec Securities noted on Monday when it reported that additional iron-ore supply was about to be shipped from Gina Rinehart’s new Roy Hill iron-ore mine in Australia. Quoting...
Updated 1 hour 7 minutes ago World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining meant to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels. They arrive at United...
Updated 1 hour 47 minutes ago South Africa is already feeling the negative effects of global warming, the Presidency said on Monday ahead of the Paris climate change summit. In a statement the Presidency qouted Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa as saying: “The impacts of climate change...
Recent Research Reports
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and...
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
This Week's Magazine
The BMW Group will invest R6-billion at BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA’s) Rosslyn plant to produce the next-generation X3 sports-activity vehicle (SAV) for the local and export markets. Rosslyn will continue production of the current 3 Series through its lifecycle,...
The lack of consequences for poor performance and transgressions on the part of contractors remains a significant hurdle to tackling South Africa’s service delivery challenges, delegates heard at the Consulting Engineers South Africa Infrastructure Indaba, on...
City of Ekurhuleni executive mayor Mondli Gungubele earlier this month officially named the city’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, Harambee.
About 58% of unstructured data stored by companies is dark data, which means that the value or regulatory importance of the data has not been determined. Subsequently, most of the stored data add costs, rather than increasing revenue or reduce regulatory risks, says...
Effective logistics, import/export and manufacturing consulting services require detailed industry knowledge and experience, but can add significant value to these industries by providing expert advice on various technical elements in their value chains, says...