EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

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Trade leads on this page are listed according to type of lead. Codes preceding each industry/product heading represent classifications according to the Harmonized System of tariff codes published by the Bureau of the Census. An accompanying box outlines section product classifications under the HS codes.

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GOVERNMENT TENDERS

7318 Steel anchor bolts/accessories

8413 Water pumps

Costa Rican institute of electricity invites local and foreign firms to participate in public tender no. 6285 for acquisition of steel anchor bolts/ accessories and water pumps to be used in its third electrical development program. Tender consists of following: 7,500 anchor bolts 46 mm diameter, 3,500 mm long; 12 anchor bolt pushers 46 mm diameters; 2 starter test equipment for anchor bolts 46 mm diameter; 2,750 swellex-type anchor bolts 3,6 m long; 7,000 swellex-type anchor bolts 3,9 m long; 200 swellex-type anchor bolts 9 m long; 6 water pumps; 6 anchor bolts installation arms; 2 starter test equipment. This tender is funded by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under loan no. 796/0C-CR, and has an estimated value of US$458,000. 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$27. U.S. companies should contract a Costa Rican representative. To assist U.S. companies in identifying/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 a 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. Post contact: Rrojas.

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. 6288. Deadline: 10/17/95 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: T0056.

Costa Rica - Foreign Government Tender

847300 Computer supplies

Company invites tenders for computer supplies (specified in tender documents). Tender documents should be requested directly from Helsinki by 10/9/95 and tenders submitted by 10/17/95. Tenders should be valid until 1/17/96. Estimated value of purchase is 2.4 million markka (US$558,000). Post contact: Tkunnas.

Contact: Reima Kettumaki, Purchasing Center of Helsinki, Suvilahdenkatu 10 E, Fin-00580 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: 358 0 731 231. Fax: 358 0 7312 2475. Bid deadline: 10/17/95.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Helsinki, APO AE 09723. Refer to: T0023.

Finland - Foreign Government Tender

85 Rural electrification project

Tunisia has received a loan from African Development Bank (ADB) to finance cost of rural electrification project (electricity V) in Tunisia. Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz (STEG) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply of 45,000 ground poles of galvanized copper or iron tubes with following measures: length 2 meters, diameter 17 mm with penetration points and connectors. Only suppliers from member countries of African Development Bank (AFDB) and participant states of ADF are eligible to bid. All goods and ancillary services to be supplied must originate from member countries of AFDB and participant states of ADF. A complete set of bidding documents may be obtained by any eligible bidder by writing to address below. In case of dispatching by mail or any other mode, borrower cannot be held responsible for non-reception of documents by bidders. All bid proposals must be addressed under two envelopes stamped to attention of president of bid committee of STEG and must be deposited at STEG's by 10/18/95 at 10 a.m. local tine. External envelope must be marked with references of bid and mention: ''do not open." Bidders will be committed by their proposals within a period of 90 days fron submission deadline of proposal. Technical proposals will be opened in presence of bidders' representatives who choose to attend 10/18/95 at 10:30 a.m. local time at address below. During evaluation of

financial proposals, STEG will give a preference to supplies provided in Tunisia, and proposed by eligible suppliers to this preference according to rules and procedures of AFDB group. Eligible bidders may obtain additional information and examine bidding documents in offices of STEG. Post strongly suggests that bid proposals be submitted in French. Project is co-financed by African Development Bank.

Contact: Direction de la Distribution, Service Achats Distribution, Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz, 38 rue Kamel Ataturk, 1080 Tunis, Tunisia. Tel: 216 1 24 3522/3500. Fax: 216 1 34 9981. Telex: 14020, 13080. Refer to: UN development business issue of 08/16/95, (AFDB64-420/95). Bid deadline: 10/18/95 10 a.m. local time.

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Abidjan, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2010. Refer to: T0068.

Ivory Coast - Foreign Government Tender

8704 Diesel trucks to operate with

hydraulic arm to be installed

8429 Tire, caterpillar shovel loaders

8705 Concrete mixer motor vehicles

8413 Submersible, centrifugal water

pumps

8430 Drilling machines, pneumatic

hammers

8431 Drillers/tools for tunnel

perforation

8414 Air compressors

3917 Vinyl ducts

8462 Metal curving machine

Costa Rican institute of electricity invites local and foreign firms to participate in public tender no. 6225 for acquisition of machinery, equipment, accessories for tunnel excavation for Angostura Hydroelectric Project. Tender consists of: two diesel trucks to operate with hydraulic arms (Intradym AG brand, Meyco model) to be installed; two diesel, tire shovel loaders, with bucket capable of working with very abrasive materials and capacity of 5,75 cu m, breakout force lift capacity of 24,000 kg, static tipping load straight capacity of 26,000 kg, minimal tram capacity of 12,000 kg and minimal external turning radius of 7,500 mm; four concrete mixer motor vehicles, diesel, four wheel drive, with mixing capacity of 7 cu m of concrete, concrete discharge conduit 01,25 m long with two extension of one meter each; 78 submersible, centrifugal water pumps, supplied with multi-conductor cable (4 conductors) of 22 m long; 30 pneumatic drilling machines, manual operation, 24 to 28 kg weight each, 200 rpm, 33 to 42 hz; 84 drilling machines with double action pushing foot for tunnel perforation, pressure work of 5 bar, 200 rpm, 41 to 51 hz; 125 pneumatic breaker hammers for pressure work of 6 to 6.5 bar; 20 anchorage bolt (stopers) drilling machines; 1,102 integral drills of 800 mm long 40 mm bisel diameter; 1,943 integral drills 01,600 mm long, 39 mm bisel diameter; 841 integral drills of 2,400 mm long, 38 mm bisel diameter; 665 integral drills of 3,200 mm long, 37 mm bisel diameter; 144 pilot bars; 180 drills for hole ream; 300 moil points; 400 narrow chisel ends; 300 steel diggers; 100 spades; 300 asphalt cutters and other tunnel drilling tools; six air compressors, stationary, with three-phase electric motor of 440 to 460 volts, 60 hz, able to produce 34 cu m per min at pressure 0125 psi; 5,700 m vinyl duct 1,600 mm diameter; 2,200 m 1,200 mm diameter; 350 m 1,000 mm diameter; one metal curving machine with electric motor of 220/440 vca, three- phases, 60 hz, minimal power of 45 kw, capable to bend w profile steel beams of 203 x 203 mm x 46,22 kg/m; one complete auto-transportable projection concrete system comprised of one diesel truck of 2,5 m wide, 7,5 m long, 3 m high; one hydraulic robot arm, electric hydraulic system of 440 volts, 60 hz, three-phase, 7,5 kw; 6,5 m arm vertical reach; one concrete throwing machine, three-phase electric motor of 440 volts, 60 hz, 7 kw power; one liquid additive dosing machine; one water pump with three-phase electric motor of 440 volts, 60 hz, kw power; one caterpillar shover loader, diesel motor, 110 kw power, with discharge bucket of 1,6 cu m capacity, breakout force capacity of 16,000 kg, tipping load capacity of 10,500 kg. This tender is funded by Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) under loan no. 796/0C-CR, and has an estimated value of US$7 million. 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$27. U.S. companies should contract a Costa Rican representative. To assist U.S. companies in identifying/contracting a local representative, we offer our gold key service, a customized appointment schedule program that allows U.S. companies to meet suitable/reliable local firms. This program includes an interpreter as well as a 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. Post contact: Rrojas.

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. 6225. Deadline: 10/18/95 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: T0055.

Costa Rica - Foreign Government Tender

S4941 Water project

Morocco has received a loan from African Development Bank (ADB) to finance cost of sixth water project. Office National de l'Eau Potable (ONEP) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for drinking water works and supplies for Sidi Kacem from Tihili water drillings. Bid components lot 70/DE/95: supply and installation of 19.5 km of pipes of 400 mm diameter; lot 72/DE/95: renewal of three drilling equipment for a total production of 180 liters/second and construction of a station; lot 73/DE/95: construction of semi-ground tank of capacity of 2.5 km of canals of distribution of diameter of 60-150 mm. Only suppliers from member countries of African Development Bank (AFDB) and participant states of ADF are eligible to bid. All goods and ancillary services to be supplied must originate from member countries of AFDB and participant states of ADF. Eligible bidders may obtain further information

from and inspect bidding documents at addresses below. Information may be obtained from ONEP, Division Logistique at addresses below. A complete set of bidding documents may be obtained by any eligible bidder upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 2,100 dirham (8.5 dirham=US$1) for lot 70/DE/95 and 1,000 dirhams for each of other lots, or obtain through post office against an application, and along with a check of 2,100 dirhams for lot 70/DE/95 and 1,000 dirhams for each of other lots, in name of ONEP, and payable to a Moroccan bank. Alternatively, bidder may pay an amount of 2,100 dirhams to bank account no. 060279-43 opened in name of ONEP at SGMB, Agency Moulay Youssef, Rabat, and join to application wire transfer statement. Refer to: UN development business issue of 8/16/95, (AFDB62-420/95). Deadline for submission of bids: 10/18/95 by 11 a.m. (local time). All bids must be accompanied by a security deposit equal to 300,000 dirhams for lot 70/DE/95 and 150,000 dirhams for each of other lots, and must be delivered to Directeur General of ONEP by 10/18/95 11 a.m. or must be submitted to president of bidding committee at bid opening session. Bids will be opened in presence of bidders' representatives who choose to attend at 10 a.m. local time 10/20/95 at office of Direction de l'Equipement of ONEP, at Rabat, Quartier Administratif. Post strongly suggests that bid proposals be submitted in French. Project is co-financed by African Development Bank.

Contact: Bureau d'Ordre de la Direction Generale, Office National de l'Eau Potable, 6, bis rue Patrice Lumumba, Rabat, Morocco. Division Logistique de la Direction de l'Equipement, Office National de l'Eau Potable (ONEP), Quartier Administratif, P. Rabat Chellah, Rabat, Morocco. Directeur General, Office National de l'eau Potable, 6, bis rue Patrice Lumumba, Rabat, Morocco. Tel: 212 7 76 7247/7257. Fax: 212 7 76 7244. Refer to: UN Development Business issue of 08/16/95, (AFDB62-420/95). Deadline for submission of bids: 10/18/95 11 a.m. (local time).

Please send a copy of your response to:

Commercial Section (FCS TOP), American Embassy, Abidjan, Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20521-2010. Refer to: T0066.

Cote d'Ivoire - Foreign Government Tender