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Author: Fiji Embassy Seoul




The National Occupational Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation Services (NOHSWCS) within the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably recognized local or overseas Institutions to provide Asbestos Training for twenty (20) participants consisting of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Inspectorates and other relevant professionals.

The training course content should be in accordance with the approved guidelines and specific details of the training expectation and requirement are detailed under the Term of Reference (TOR) and this can be obtained from the NOHSWCS office at Level 6, Civic House, Suva or downloaded from the Ministry’s website: .

The course materials should include the course manual, handouts, exercises and relevant reference documents.

The training provider must meet the requirements of the Fiji Higher Education Commission.

For further details of the terms and conditions (guidelines), please contact Mr. Nawal Kishore on telephone (679) 3303 500 or (679) 9905 975 or email:

Applications to be submitted no later than 4.00pm on Friday, 19th January 2018 to:


Mail to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Employment,

Productivity & Industrial Relations

PO Box 2216

Government Buildings



Hand Deliver to:

National Occupational Health

and Safety Service

Level 6, Civic House



Email to:

Please quote this reference in your application: Ref#: 01/17 ASBESTOS




On 5 December 2017, Honorable Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Industry & Trade and Tourism (MITT) represented Fiji at the 3rd Republic of Korea–Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ROK PICs FMM), which was held at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul.

Headed by the Honorable Faiyaz Koya, the Fijian delegation comprised officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MITT and the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji in Seoul.

Representatives from twelve Pacific Island Countries (PICs), namely the Cook Islands, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Nauru, Niue, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu attended the ROK-PICs. The Korean Government also invited the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs).

Prior to the meeting, the Ministers paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea at Cheong Wa Dae as referred to in the Korean language or Presidential Blue House. During the meeting, the respective heads of delegations of the PICs collectively reaffirmed their support for combating climate change and underscored the importance of closer cooperation between Korea and the Pacific Island region to address this issue. President Moon reciprocated similar sentiments and acknowledged that climate change posed a grave threat to the security and economic resilience of Pacific Island countries and agreed on increasing the extent of the Korean Government’s support to effectively address the issue.

Following this, the 3rd ROK-PICs commenced proper with an opening address by Honorable Kang Kyung-hwa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, who recalled the outcomes of the previous ROK-PICs FMM as well as the ROK-PICs Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held last year.

The ROK-PICs FMM focused on various aspects of multilateral cooperation underscoring the need for sustainable development in the Pacific region while addressing four thematic areas of cooperation including development cooperation, climate change, maritime affairs and fisheries, security and other matters of mutual interest. The foreign ministers’ also addressed maritime and fisheries cooperation and further committed to deepening national coordination within their respective countries and overall regional coordination in the Pacific.

During the meeting, Minister Kang announced the increase of the Korean Government’s annual grant to the ROK-PIF Cooperation Fund (RPCF) to USD$1.5 million by 2020.

The discussion also provided an opportunity for PICs representatives to renew the commitment of their respective governments’ in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as part of the roadmap of the development of the Pacific. It was also discussed that a “Green and Blue Pacific” must be consensus-oriented.

In the end, a joint communiqué was released following the meeting citing the outcomes of the discussions of the 3rd ROK-PICs meeting and reaffirming support for the 4th Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers’ Meeting which is scheduled to be held in 2020.

[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,

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: