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Services - 426370-2019

Submission deadline has been amended by:  472565-2019
11/09/2019    S175    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Kampala: Ferry boats

2019/S 175-426370

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: eleQtra Ltd
Postal address: 6 Acacia Place, 4th Floor Acacia Avenue, Kololo Box 35501
Town: Kampala, Uganda
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: W1W 8RG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7795598622

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Commercial entity voluntarily complying with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Infrastructure Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Owner’s Engineer Services for Selection and Construction Supervision of Shipbuilder on New Build

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement is seeking a qualified firm to provide assistance to East Africa Marine Transport Co. Ltd. in the selection of a suitable shipbuilder and supervision of the subsequent construction actives for a new build ferry on Lake Victoria.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

One site shall be on the Lake Victoria. The shipyard location will be decided by the shipbuilder.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

East Africa Marine Transport Co. Ltd. ("EAMT") is looking to retain the services of a qualified and experienced engineering firm to provide technical advisory services as Owner’s Engineer for the Project during the turnkey shipbuilder procurement phase and the ferry construction phase of one roll-on/roll-off (“RoRo”) freight ferry with the option of a second vessel exercisable by EAMT. The scope will cover:

(i) the selection of the turnkey shipbuilder from initial solution to Notice to proceed under the Shipbuilding Contract (NTP) and throughout the construction period to completion and takeover, and during the defects liability period (“Phase 1”); and

(ii) if requested, throughout the construction to completion and takeover of the second Vessel (“Phase 2”).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 28
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The procurement is for one roll-on/roll-off (“RoRo”) freight ferry with the option of a second vessel (each a “Vessel” and collectively the “Vessels”) exercisable by East Africa Marine Transport Company Limited

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The bidder will need to access and register (for free) with the site to access the Procurement documents and for submission. The bidder will be able to access the Procurement documents by searching 'eleQtra Ltd' once registered.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 07/10/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 07/10/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This project is being funded by InfraCo Africa Limited (“InfraCo”). InfraCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group Ltd (“PIDG”), an infrastructure development and finance organisation delivering pioneering infrastructure in the poorest and most fragile countries. PIDG is funded by six governments (UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Germany) and the IFC. This procurement will be conducted under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) of the United Kingdom.

This service will be funded by EU-Africa ITF.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

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VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: eleQtra Ltd
Postal address: 6 Acacia Place, 4th Floor Acacia Avenue, Kololo Box 35501
Town: Kampala, Uganda
Postal code: W1W 8RG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7795598622

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: