ANNOUNCEMENT: (Deadline Extended) Invitation for pre-qualification of contractors, Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports




The Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports (MPW) wishes to procure the services of contractors for the Roseau Enhancement Project- Phase Two.

This Project will be implemented by the Technical Services Division of the Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports. The Chief Technical Officer and/or a designated officer or Consultant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of project activities including tender administration and supervision of the contract.

MPW (hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”) intends to pre-qualify contractors for the following works under this project:

  • Roseau Enhancement Project – Phase Two

It is expected that Invitations to Bid will be issued by September 2018.

The project will be divided into four Lots as follows:

  • Lot 1: Independence Street and a section of River Street                                                     (total length of roadway 535 meters)
  • Lot 2: Great George Street and a section of River Street and Kings Lane                       (total length of roadway 470 meters)
  • Lot 3: King George V Street (total length of roadway 540 meters)
  • Lot 4: River Bank (total length of roadway 360 meters)

The principal works comprise the rehabilitation of the above mentioned streets within the capital city Roseau, to include construction of main utility chamber to house electricity and telecommunication services, installation of storm drainage pipes, construction of surface drains and sidewalks and road construction.

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

The requirements for pre-qualification will include:

  • an average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last five years of United States Dollars (USD) 1.5 million equivalent for civil works;
  • demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of United States Dollars (USD) 500,000 equivalent;
  • experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least one assignment of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last six years or alternatively two projects in the last ten years (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete); and
  • Project Manager with eight years experience, five of which has been spent in works of an equivalent nature and scope, including not less than five as a Project Manager.

On the basis of the Expression of Interest (EOI) evaluation, qualified Contractors will be shortlisted and invited to participate in bidding for civil works

MPWWRM&P should be contacted at the address listed below for the relevant EOI and past experience forms. Submissions of applications for pre-qualification shall be in English and must be received in sealed envelopes, clearly marked “Application to Pre-qualify for the Roseau Enhancement Project – Phase Two”. Applications must be either delivered by hand, by registered mail or courier to the first address below not later than 1:00 p.m. on 7th September 2018.

MPW reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present prequalification notice partially or in its entirety.  MPW will not be bound to assign any reason for not pre-qualifying any applicant and will not defray costs incurred by applicants in the preparation and submission of the pre-qualification documents.

Applicants will be advised in due course of the results of their application.  Only contractors and joint ventures pre-qualified under this procedure will be invited to bid. Invitations to participate in Tenders, and any subsequent contract, will be issued in accordance with the rules and procedures of Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.


Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Public Works, Water Resource Management and Ports

Government Headquarters, Roseau

Commonwealth of Dominica

 Tel:                 (767) 266-3524/3231/3928

Fax:                (767) 440-4799


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1 Comment

  1. RastarMarn
    August 25, 2018

    Why Public Works Department cannot do this project why and how is the government finding these funds to give to the private sector,,,

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