The Maldives government has announced receiving finance from the International Development Association (IDA) – the World Bank towards the implementation of the Maldives Clean Environment Project. The government intends to apply part of the proceeds of the financing for the supply and delivery of island waste management equipment for islands in Zone 2.
The Maldives Clean Environment Project is a nationwide initiative launched by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology.
Moreover, the Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Ministry of Environment has announced annulling the previous bidding process, dated October 18, 2022. The ministry has thus, re-invited bids from local and international eligible and qualified bidders for the project once more.
Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Procurement policy of the ministry, using a request for bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” World Bank Procurement Regulations for Borrowers under Investment Project Financing, dated July 1, 2016, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the regulations.
Interested bidders shall register with the Ministry of Finance for the project, between February 13, 2023, to March 30, 2023, between 08:30hrs and 14:00hrs on all working days – and between 09:30hrs and 13:00hrs during the month of Ramadan. The interested bidders must register by making a payment of a non-refundable registration fee of MVR 1,500 or USD100 – to be paid through the online payment portal – Bandeyri Pay (https://bandeyripay.finance.gov.mv/), and by emailing the name and address of the bidder, name, email, and telephone numbers of the contact persons, and a copy of the payment/transaction receipt.
Bidding documents have already been made available, from February 13, 2023, on the Ministry of Finance’s website.
The bidder must furnish a bid security of USD3,375 or the Maldivian Rufiyaa equivalent of the amount for the project. The bid security shall be valid for 148 days from the date of the bid opening. Bids will be valid for a period of 120 days from the date of bid opening and shall be delivered to the ministry’s address on or before 13:00hrs on April 02, 2023 – which is the bid opening date.