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Tonga Government Buildings - ECI Services


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RFx ID : 22109546
Tender Name : Tonga Government Buildings - ECI Services
Reference # :
Open Date : Wednesday, 18 December 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Tuesday, 21 January 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Notice of Information (Advance Notice) (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 72000000 - Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : This is a notice of Information - No questions necessary at this stage
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In February 2018, Tropical Cyclone Gita caused widespread damage across Tonga, including destroying Tonga’s Parliament House (Fale Alea) and damaging the Office of the Legislative Assembly which was subsequently condemned.

In partnership with Tonga and Australia, the New Zealand government has agreed to support the rebuild of both buildings (subject to funding approval). The designs will be climate resilient and enable a modern Tongan Parliament to function and govern effectively.

Both buildings serve essential functions in supporting democratic processes in Tonga.

Your opportunity
On Tuesday 21 January 2020, the Ministry intends to issue a Registration of Interest (ROI) where we will seek responses from suitably qualified and experienced Contractors to provide Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) including:

• efficient sequencing, staging and programming of the contract work
• construction materials, methods, transportation, buildability and resource availability
• input to developed and detailed design, prepared by the lead design consultant
• cost savings and efficiencies, including construction and operation of the building
• contractor preliminary & general and margin on subcontractors
• tendering of subcontractors and preparation of a lump sum price for full construction
• compliance with local authority consent and planning requirements
• risk identification and allocation
• other services to be defined

The Fale Alea design must reflect the cultural importance of the Parliament as a key Tongan legal and cultural institution. The design is preferred to be recognisable as a modern interpretation of a Tongan Fale, albeit on an expanded scale with modern materials and durability as would be necessary for a significant public building.

The ROI will be of interest to respondents who have:

• experience in constructing high quality modern buildings in the Pacific
• a demonstrated track-record in providing ECI services
• a willingness to sub-contract Tonga-based trades and expertise into the eventual construction services.

It is intended that the successful respondent will enter into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement contract with MFAT, providing services for the benefit of Tonga.

Indicative Timeframes (subject to change):

ROI release date: 21 January 2020

ROI close date: late February 2020

RFP to shortlisted respondents: mid-March 2020
Successful respondent notified: late March 2020