Rft-Upgrade & Extension Works Along The Unsealed Access Road For The F.E.S. Project Site

Solomon Islands Government
Ministry of Infrastructure Development


Invitation for Tenders (IFT)

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To All Eligible Contractors:

  1. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development, hereinafter called the “Purchaser,” shall fund this procurement from SIG
  2. The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from eligible and qualified tenderers for the above-described
  3. To qualify for award of the Contract, tenderers shall meet the following minimum qualifying criteria:
  • Minimum average annual turnover (average annual gross sales) from construction business in the last five years equivalent to the tender amount;
  • Experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least one successfully completed works of a nature and complexity similar to the Works in the last five years;
  • Able to provide or acquire (by own, lease, hire, etc.) the essential equipment listed in the tender documents;
  • A Construction Manager with five years’ experience in works of similar nature and volume, including no less than two years as Manager; and
  • Liquid assets and/or credit facilities, net of other contractual commitments and exclusive of any advance payments which may be made under the Contract, of no less than 20 per cent of the tender amount;
  • A consistent history of litigation or arbitration awards against the Applicant, or any partner of a Joint Venture, may result in
  1. Tendering will be conducted through the SIG Standard Competitive Tendering Procedures, and is open to all Eligible tenderers as defined in the Tender


  1. The work shall carry out for a period of Five (5) months for The Following Maintenance works during the entire contract period:

1.1. SCOPE

The guidelines herein are provided for the information of the Contractor to assist in submission of Tender Rates and Prices for the Bill of Quantities. This guide will also set the standard general technical specification for actual Road Rehabilitative Maintenance

Works. If, however, the Contractor intends to depart from the method set out in this guide, the Engineer responsible shall pre- approve the new proposed method.

The Work to be carried out under this contract comprises the UPGRADE & EXTENSION WORKS ALONG THE UNSEALED ACCESS ROAD FOR THE F.E.S. PROJECT SITE”  [hereinafter FES-AR] in the vicinity of Tenaru NSS on Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Islands. [Refer to LOCATION MAP]


The work shall be carried out for a period of twenty (20) weeks [equivalence of 5 months], which includes a one-off upgrade and new construction works along the FES-AR. A ‘Defects Liability Period’ of six (6) months shall commence after the works have been deemed ‘Practically Completed’ and certified to that effect.

Upgrade & Extension Works along Unsealed Access Road

  • Verify survey-set out of road reserve, road corridor plus road formation width, reinstating survey TBM if need be;
  • Carry out UXO/AXO BAC over entire road reserve in accordance with SINUS Ed1 (June 2020);
  • Clear & grub entire road corridor, emphasizing on the road formation width;
  • Strip & grade (heavy to medium) entire formation width to required camber and compact road’s sub-grade surface;
  • Excavate & remove all unsuitable materials at areas identified as ‘Soft-Spot’, and thoroughly compact the base of the excavation to 95% of the Maximum Dry Density as determined by AS 1289.5.1.1 or a standard acceptable to the Engineer. Supply approved select fill materials complying with gradation approved standard or as approved by the Engineer, and compact in layers of not less than 50mm, nor greater than 100mm loose Moisten the material as necessary to achieve optimum water content to allow maximum compaction of the road base, rectifying said ‘Soft-Spots’;
  • Where needed, construct proper road embankments using approved suitable materials sourced from road cuttings and/or borrow pits;
  • Supply, spread and layered-compact approved granular base layer (200mm thick);
  • Compact each layer to 98% of maximum Dry Density as determined by AS 1289.5.2.1 or as approved by the Engineer;
  • Install culvert/drainage structures at designated sections along the access road;
  • Properly dispose all spoils from the works at designated disposal site (or as per Engineer’s approval);

The work shall further include all other works, which the Contractor is or may be obliged to undertake by the terms of the Contract, together with any work, which is necessary or incidental to the work and all associated coordination and supervision of such work.

The location of the Works, as mentioned earlier, is along the proposed route for the unsealed access road for the MAL’s FES Project site just behind Tenaru NSS on Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Islands [as provided in the tender document’s Location and Site maps].

The FES-AR” shall be executed using Modern Machinery in accordance to the specifications provided with the incorporation of any approved appropriate method.

In the event that adverse weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstance/s may have affected the Works Program, the Contractor shall notify the Engineer who may extend the Completion date by a period determined by him without additional costs accruing to the Contract, provided the Contractor has supportive documentary evidence to substantiate that the average inclement weather conditions or prevailing unforeseen circumstance/s is over and above such conditions that prevailed in that locality in the previous 5 years.

The Works are to be completed in such time that the Contractor is able to submit his Final Claim by the end of twenty (20) weeks [equivalence of 5 months] after the date of commencement, subject to any EoTs.

MID Specifications:

The works shall comply with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Specifications for Road Maintenance:

  1. MID Specification for road and bridge works, 2019
  2. MID Specification for road maintenance,

The specific works that identified by the employer during contract execution shall also to be carried out by the contractor. These specific works shall be instructed under Emergent works in general items. All litter, rubbish and waste material generated in carrying out the works must be properly disposed of:

Interested eligible tenderers may obtain further information from:

Ministry of Infrastructure Development
Central Project Implementation Unit,
Melanesian Haus Town ground
Mendana Avenue, Honiara,
Solomon Islands
Telephone No.:  21322 or 22262

  1. A complete set of Tender Documents on a CD may be purchased by interested tenderers upon payment of a non- refundable fee of SBD200.00 at the MID / MOFT Cashier. The method of payment will be by
  2. Tenderers invited to attend the pre-tender briefing where the Purchaser will respond to any queries or requests for clarifications they might have on the tender documents. This pre- tender meeting will commence at 1pm on Monday 28th November 2022 at CPIU Conference room at the above address
  3. Tenders must delivered to the address below at or before 2:00 pm on Thursday 1st December 2022. Electronic tendering shall not be permitted. Late tenders will be

The Chairman
Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Point Cruz, Mendana Avenue

  1. Tenders will be physical opened in the presence of the tender’s representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below after 2:00pm on Thursday 1st December 2022. Leaf Haus Ministry of Finance and Treasury Honiara
  2. All tenders shall accompanied by a Tender Security (Bid Securing Declaration) and a copy of the SIG receipt confirming the purchase of the Tender
  3. The Central Tender Board is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender. Failure to comply with the tender instructions may lead to disqualification of the
  4. Any attempt by a tenderer to influence the award of the tender in their favour will result in automatic disqualification and may lead to criminal