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[Tender Advertisement] – Lead Consultancy Services for Wairabetia Economic Zone Project – Construction Implementation Unit

[Tender Advertisement] – Lead Consultancy Services for Wairabetia Economic Zone Project – Construction Implementation Unit

1. The Government of Fiji through the Director of Fiji Procurement Office invites written signed tender(s) from eligible bidders for the above subject tender.

2. Competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with government procurement procedures and guidelines and is open to all eligible suppliers.

3. The following Sections attached will form part of the Bidding Documents:

3.1. Terms & Conditions of Tender in Section 1
3.2. Technical Specification and additional requirement – Section 2
3.3. Evaluation Criteria – Section 3
3.4. Companies Particulars – Section 4

4. Bids must be delivered and should reach the tender box before 2:30 pm on Wednesday 25th October, 2017 at the Ministry of Finance, Ro Lalabalavu House, 4th Floor West Wing, Suva. The envelope should be addressed as follows;

Tender N: WSC 301/2017
The Secretary
Government Tender Board
Ministry of Economy,
Ro Lalabalavu House, 4th Floor West Wing,
Suva

5. Interested parties must register their interest to this tender at the Fiji Procurement Office in Suva. Hard copies of the tender documents will be distributed to you from the office. All documents are in the English language.

6. Tender documents are available from the Fiji Procurement Office, Ro Lalabalavu House, Suva, Fiji, upon payment of a document fee of FJD$120; Please note that this fee is mandatory and non-refundable.

Payments are to be in the form of CASH or BANK CHEQUE payable to “Government of Fiji”.

For electronic-payment, please remit into the account reflected hereunder, and liaise with the designated contact-person(s) for the tender documents:

Name of Account: Supplies Consolidated Fund – Trading & Manufacturing Account
Name of Bank: Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Fiji
Account number: 203793
Swift code: BOSP FJFJ
Address: Ground floor, Pacific House / Private Mail Bag, Suva

When making payment, please reference the
i. Tender-number
ii. Company-name.

Alternatively, for overseas companies a Bank Cheque of FJD$135.00 (inclusive of $ 15 Bank-charges) payable to “Government of Fiji” is to be enclosed with tender-bids submitted.

It is important to note that such registrations need to be made in the name of the entity that is submitting a tender / proposal. Documentation verifying payment of the fee, such as the stated Bank Cheque, or a copy of the relevant receipt/deposit-slip, must accompany the bid/proposal.

7. Bidders are to pay close attention to details of the Conditions of Contract and specifications and provide necessary details and documents as requested.

8. The completed tender submission, accompanied with a Two Thousand Dollars (FJD$2,000.000) refundable tender deposit, shall be delivered or dispatched to reach the tender box before the closing of the tender. The deposit is to be in form of a Bank Cheque payable to Government of Fiji.

9. Bidders are required to submit compliance letters/certificates from FNPF and FRCA as part of their bids. Failure to provide these may result in elimination of bids.

10. Bidders are to note that tender bids once submitted will not be returned to the bidder(s) and becomes the property of Government.

11. Late tenders will not be accepted. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that the sealed envelope is delivered to the appropriate tender opening location or office by the specified closing time.

12. The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted.

13. Failure to comply with the requirements of the Bidding Documents may invalidate your tender bid.

14. Entities seeking further clarification/information should contact Mr. Seru Tagicakibau at the Construction Implementation Unit (Ministry of Economy) on Ph. 3221379 or email: s.tagicakibau@economy.gov.fj

[Press Release] FIJI WINS BEST MARKETING AWARDS AT KOTFA’S 20TH BUSAN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FAIR (BITF)

[Press Release] FIJI WINS BEST MARKETING AWARDS AT KOTFA’S 20TH BUSAN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FAIR (BITF)

The Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in South Korea, in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism (MITT), won the award for best marketing and public relations booth at the 20th Busan International Travel Fair (BITF), which was from 8 – 11 September, 2017 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) in Busan.

BITF is regarded as one of the leading travel fairs in Korea and this year’s exhibition saw a number of international and national tourism organizations, including two hundred six four (264) organizations, representing forty three (43) countries. Over the period of four (4) days the Fiji booth recorded well over a thousand visitors. The overall fair recorded approximately one hundred and four thousand (104,000) individuals.

Tourism Officer Ms. Anne Chong who represented the Ministry, contributed a diverse range of promotion materials including Tourism Fiji branded merchandises including caps, USB sticks, luggage tags, notebooks, among other goods. The Embassy booth showcased major tourism themes through visual displays that featured the unique aspects of Pacific culture and beautiful scenery.

In order to increase the visibility of the booth, the Embassy incorporated social media into the marketing strategy and set up an on-site promotional campaign that rewarded visitors for posting pictures of Fijian products with hashtag “Fijian made” or by following Facebook or Instagram accounts of Tourism Fiji. Complimentary Noni tea, Fiji water and Fiji Bitter and Fiji Gold were also served to visitors who visited the booth.

Ms. Chong said, “I am delighted to see that Fiji is well positioned as a holiday destination with a positive image of its clean environment and friendly people in South Korea. It is also demonstrated in the statistics that South Korea as the second-largest visitor group to Fiji in the Asia region in 2016. I hope to have an enhanced partnership next year as there is still much diversity in the rage of Fijian-made products and services we can exhibit in a travel fair like this.”

The fair provided a valuable opportunity for both the Embassy and the Ministry to promote Fiji as an attractive tourist destination for the Korean people.

[Press Release]SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE “MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI MILITARY FORCES AND THE KOREA HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC AGENCY

[Press Release]SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE “MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI MILITARY FORCES AND THE KOREA HYDROGRAPHIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC AGENCY

A Memorandum of Understanding on “Reinforcing the Capacity for Responding to Climate Change and Ocean Management of Fiji” was signed between the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA) at the Embassy in Seoul on Monday 18 September, 2017. Signing on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Fiji, Hon. Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and Mr. Lee Dong-jae, Director General of the KHOA.

The signing ceremony was organized during the visit of the Commander of RFMF to Korea to attend the biennial Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC) which took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul from the 1621 September, 2017.

The MOU establishes the arrangement under which the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency of the Republic of Korea and the Fiji Navy Hydrographic Unit of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces are expected to work together in conducting oceanographic and hydrographic surveys under the Official Development Assistance (ODA) Project.

The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency, through the ODA and by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for the period 2016 – 2020, has offered to assist Fiji in terms of equipment, training and other technological gadgets to enhance charting capability. Part of the assistance offered is the training of Fijian personnel in South Korea through exchange programmes in the area of hydrography.

“As Fiji is an archipelago of more than three-hundred (300) islands in the South Pacific Oceans, we have a heavy dependence on oceans as a source of life and majority of the nation’s cargo is carried by water-born transportation, all of those ships rely on nautical charts to find their way,” said the Commander. “We believe that the Fiji Navy Hydrographic Unit will benefit from this MOU by accelerating our capacity development in expertise and resources to carry out a Hydrographic survey of our maritime domain.”

Reciprocating similar sentiments, Director General Lee said, “We are delighted to sign this memorandum which will enable the RFMF and KHOA to deepen their cooperation on issues of common interest and contribute to stability and security of Fiji’s coastal waters. We hope that it is the first step in what is expected to be a long-term collaboration between the two countries.”

The Commander was accompanied by two (2) military officers including Captain Mafi Kolinisau, Personal Staff Officer to the Commander and Force Sergeant Major Waisake Ratu, Warrant Officer Class 1. The attendees also included three (3) representatives of KHOA including Dr. Lim Chae Ho, Director of Nautical Chart Division, Mr. Martin Park, Acting Officer of International Cooperation Team and Ms. Aeri Yu, Interpreter, KHOA and three (3) other representatives of Maritime Information Technology (MIT), a Korean company commissioned by the Government of the Republic of Korea to undertake the work associated with the ODA.