Advertisement: A Services Contract for the Procurement of Consultancy Services for the preparation of Gaborone Region Master Plan 2036
Advertised on behalf of: Government of Botswana
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Application Deadline: The closing time for receipt of tender offers is 10:00hrs (CAT) on 10th November 2017. Late tender offers will not be accepted. Telephone, Telegraphic, Telex or facsimile tenders will NOT be considered.
Additional Category: Open International
Languages Required: English
Collection of tender documents:
Physical Address: Department of Town & Country Planning, The Square Building, west wing, Gaborone CBD, Plot 54381, P/Bag 0042, Gaborone, Botswana. Documents may be collected during working hours from 07:30 am – 12:45 pm and 13:45 pm - 16:30 pm from the 25th September 2017 at the office of the Accounts Officer, office 709 or 711.
Online access: The tender documents can also be accessed from the 25th September 2017 at; http://www.urbangateway.org/opportunities
A non-refundable deposit of P2000.00 paid by cash or bank guaranteed cheque made in favour of the Government of Botswana payable at Revenue office no. 709 or 711 seventh (7th) floor Department of Town & Country Planning, Plot 54381 The Square Building, West Wing, Gaborone CBD, is required on collection of the tender documents. NB: Revenue office opens from 0730 am – 12:45 pm and 13:45 pm -1530 pm.
NB: Local Youth Companies who are interested in participating in this tender are required to pay 50% of the deposit amount.
All bidders will be expected to pay the non-refundable deposit prior to submission.
Submission of tender:
A two (2) envelope procedure will be followed. Technical Proposal sealed in one envelope marked ‘TECHNICAL’ and Financial Proposal sealed in one envelope marked ‘FINANCIAL’ then the two envelopes must be sealed in one big envelope labelled “Tender No. MTC/MLWS/DTCP/ GABORONE REGION MASTER PLAN 2036/1940/07092017” and shall be addressed to ‘The Ministerial Tender Committee, Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, Private Bag 00434, Gaborone, Botswana’ and to be delivered and deposited into the available tender box placed at Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services, 2nd floor, Reception Area, West Wing, AKD House, Main Mall.
The advert invites Tender Bids for the preparation of the Gaborone Region Master Plan 2036.
The Project comes about as part of the Ministry of Land Management Water and Sanitation Services (MLWS) land management exercise for the capital city to make it more functional and progressive. This is particularly urgent because the last city development plan review was in 2009 thus 8 years ago, instead of the planned 5 year reviews. Nonetheless the city continues to experience many challenges including increase of people into the city, traffic congestion, inadequate services, shortage of land for settlement, shortage of recreational facilities, adequate capacity of line/infrastructure services, underutilization of land (rail, open spaces, river corridors and road reserves), development/business approval delays and a general dilapidation of old parts of the city which could be addressed by a good spatial strategy.
While the above obtains, the draft National Spatial Plan (NSP) 2036 has identified a need to plan the city together with its immediate hinterland as part of same City Region and develop the city in a holistic manner integrated with its hinterlands by way of a regional strategy. To this end, Gaborone and its hinterland as a region, is part of 11 functional regions identified around the country solely to make service provision more effective and functional.