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9403 College and staff house furniture

Sierra Leone has received a credit from International Development Association (IDA) in various currencies toward cost of Sierra Leone Third Education Project; it is intended that part of proceeds of this will be applied to eligible payments under contract for supply of college and staff house furniture (teachers' tables and chairs, students desk and chairs, laboratory work benches and stools, dining room tables and chairs, beds and mattresses and miscellaneous items including book cases, storage cupboards, file cabinets and floor carpets). Sierra Leone invites sealed bids from bidders from eligible source countries as defined in World Bank Guidelines to submit applications for supply of furniture required for new Freetown Teachers

College being constructed at Jui, near Freetown. Bids will be considered per package. Bidders may quote for one or more complete package(s): package 1: beds/mattresses; package 2: chairs/tables; package 3: tables, desks, workbenches; package 4: miscellaneous items. Eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect bidding documents at office below. A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by any eligible bidder on submission of a written application and payment of a non-refundable fee of US$30 or Leone equivalent for local bidders. Bidders requiring documents to

sent by post will have to pay extra for registered air mail or DHL or EMS mail services. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of at least 2.5 percent of bid amounts and must be delivered to office of: Secretary, Central Tender Board, Secretariat Building, George Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone on/ before noon 9/12/95. Bids will remain valid for 120 days. Bids for all packages will be opened same day in presence of bidders' representatives who choose to attend at 1500 hours, at Office of Financial Secretary, Department of Finance, Secretariat Building, George Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Contact: Project Coordinator, Sierra Leone/IDA Third Education Project, 23 East St. (Third Floor), Private Mail Bag, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Tel: 232 22 226 697. Fax: 232 22 222 780. Deadline: noon 9/12/95.

Please send a copy of your response to:

No reply address. Refer to: T0001.

Sierra Leone - Foreign Government Tender

S1611 Road reconstruction project

The Philippines, through Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), invites contractors classified by and registered with Inter-Agency Committee on Registration and Classification of Contractors as medium B for roads to apply for prequalification and submit bid for rehabilitation of Urdaneta- Asingan-Tayug Road Project, Asingan, Pangasinan. Estimated cost of contract works is 30 million pesos (US$1=26 pesos). Prequalification and bid documents are available to prospective bidders at Central PBAC Secretariat, 5th Floor, DPWH Building, Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila, Philippines, upon presentation of letter of intent, originals of contractor's license, certificate of registration and classification for authentication. Bid documents may be purchased upon payment of non-refundable fee of 2,000 pesos on/or before 9/25/95. Pre-bid conference is scheduled on 9/12/95 at 10 a.m. Duly-accomplished prequalification statement (Pre-C) and price proposal for project in two separate sealed envelopes shall be submitted to Central PBAC Secretariat at 10 a.m. 9/25/95. All participating contractors shall be notified of results of evaluation of their pre-C's. Opening of price proposal is tentatively set on 10/19/95 at 2 p.m. Prequalified contractors shall submit their respective bid securities in an amount of not less than 2 1/2 percent of their total bid at date and time of opening of bids, while predisqualified ones will receive their respective sealed price proposal on same date. All particulars relative to prequalification, bid bond, performance bond, pre-bid conference, bid evaluation and award of contract shall be governed by provisions of P.D. 1594 and its implementing rules and regulations as amended, and other applicable rules and regulations. Post contact: Ejdoria.

Contact: Jesus P. Cammayo, Ceso II, Chairman, Central PBAC for Civil Works and Construction Equipment, Department of Public Works & Highways, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila, Philippines. Bid no.: NA. Bid opening: 9/12/95 10 a.m. (pre-bid conference); 10/19/95 2 p.m. (bid opening).

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Manila, APO AP 96440. Refer to: T0078.

Philippines - Foreign Government Tender

8517 Electrical apparatus for line

telephony or telegraphy

Secretaria de Estado da Saude de Minas Gerais is receiving price quotes from companies interested in selling following equipment: 15 vertical sterilizers (hts no. 8419); 2 horizontal sterilizers (hts no. 8419); 2 digital ultrasound scanners; 1 anesthetics equipment; 1 processor; 1 calendering machine (hts no. 8420.10); 15 binnocular microscopes (hts no. 9011.80); 2 spotlights (hts no. 9405); 14 digital spectrophotometers (hts no. 9027.30). There is a fee of 150 reais (US$160.77) for receipt of bidding material, that must be collected personally at Banco do Basil, agency no. 0033-7, located at rua Rid de Janeiro, 750, Downtown, Belo Horizonte, Mg, Brazil. Bidding material will not be mailed. Deposit should be made on behalf of Secretaria de Estado da Saude de Minas Gerais/Projeto Nordeste, account no. 754-428-6. Bidding is funded by World Bank. U.S. companies should participate in bidding process through an appointed representative in Brazil. Post contact: Jmaciel.

Contact: Leonardo Canabrava Turra, Chief of Staff, State Secretariat of Health, Secretaria de Estado da Saude de Minas Gerais, Rua Tupinambas, 351 Belo Horizonte, Mg, Brazil. Tel: 55 31 212 5000 (ext. 117). Fax: 55 31 273 12. Refer to: international bid/lease agreement no. 2699-BR, Northeast Basic Health Project. Deadline: 10/3/95 6 p.m.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Consulate General, Sao Paulo, APO AA 34030. Refer to: T0005.

Brazil - Foreign Government Tender

8504310000 Consultancy service for

study a detailed engineering design

of medium scale hydropower plant

projects on two river basins

Purchase is financed by Ethiopian government. Bidders can obtain bid documents

from Water Resources Development Authority upon payment of non-refundable fee of 2,000 birr (about US$320). Cost of having documents returned to U.S. by DHL courier service is approximately US$35.50. In order to receive bid documents promptly, contact office below.

Contact: Medium Scale Hydropower Study Project Office, P.O. Box 8775, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tel: 251 1 614501. Fax: 251 1 515 900. Telx: 21134 AWWPRO ET. Tender no. NA. Deadline: 11/1/95.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (TOP), American Embassy, Addis Ababa, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2030. Refer to: 0049.

Ethiopia - Foreign Government Tender

8414 High pressure compressed air

equipment for geothermal wells


Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) invites local and foreign firms to participate in public tender no. 6236 for acquisition of high pressure compressed air equipment for geothermal well induction, totally new with zero hours of use, to be used in pressurization activities at Miravalles Geothermal Project in Guanacaste province. Compressed air equipment must consist of: transportable heavy-duty air compressors, propelled by heavy-duty diesel motors, skid mounted, inter and post-coolers, forced-type lubricating system damped/cushioned-type operated valves, control panel, safety mechanism, and pneumatic-tire trailer for equipment transport. Bidder must supply a high

pressure hose, 25 meters long, capable of supporting 150 bars pressure. This tender is funded by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under loan no. 572/ OCCR, and has an estimated value of US$512,500. Participation bond is 1 percent of offer value and performance bond is 5 percent of total award. Tender documents can be obtained at ICE Procurement Department for approx. US$6. U.S. companies should contract a Costa Rican representative. To assist them in identifying and contracting a local representative, we offer our gold key service, a customized appointment schedule program that allows U.S. companies to meet suitable and reliable local firms. This program includes an interpreter as well as briefing and debriefing. Contact our office in U.S. Embassy in San Jose, tel 506 220 3939, fax 506 231 4783 if you desire gold key service.

Obtain tender documents from: Giovanny Hernandez, Tender Department Manager, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Apartado 10032-1000, Costado Norte de la Sabana, San Jose, Costa Rica. Tel: 506 220 7326. Fax: 506 296 0426. Refer to: public tender no. 6236. Deadline: 11/9/95 10 a.m.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, San Jose, Unit 2508, APO AA 34020. Refer to: T0053.

Costa Rica - Foreign Government Tender