Featured Company: S A Asia Cable (Pty) Ltd

Who’s who in your Industry? This week we are featuring S A Asia Cable (Pty) Ltd

 

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Featured Tender: Upgrade of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) Data Center & Communication Network

Upgrade of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) Data Center & Communication Network

Supply, Install or Replacement of High Voltage and Medium Voltage Equipment in Various Substations

Contract Number:

5120400-01/IFB/CB/11/18 – Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)

Description:

Upgrade of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) Data Center & Communication Network

Category Industry
Consultants Power Grid
Institution
Region Site Inspection
Ghana 2018-12-11 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
15 February 2019 at 15:00 (Local Time) This contract will extend beyond the implementation period of the Compact (which closes on September 6, 2021) and the GoG in accordance with the terms of the Compact and the Program Implementation Agreement (PIA) will undertake the commitments subscribed to in this contract after the end of the Compact.

 

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Why Insurance is vital for the Building Industry

Why Insurance is vital for the Building Industry

Did you know that 3% of construction workers sustain a work-related injury each year? – and these stats are just the ones that actually get reported?

In 2015/2016 a total of 43 workers were fatally injured in the construction sector!

You shouldn’t cut corners with any type of insurance but when it comes down to construction insurance, you really can’t afford to make mistakes.

When you have been awarded a contract, before you start on site you need ask yourself the following questions:

  • What if something happens?
  • Do you have enough money to cover for any loss or injury?
  • Will you be able to sustain your business if you have a huge outlay?

Being in the construction industry is a very risky business, it is unpredictable with regards to weather, machinery and the foundation you are working on.

Size doesn’t matter – Some people may think that only large national firms need construction insurance, but even if you are a small company, accidents do occur. Being careless with a blow torch could result in an accidental fire that causes hundreds of thousands of rands damage and you need to be covered.
Larger companies would be able to possibly absorb the loss of income but small companies more than likely need assistance.

If you do not have cover, some customers may not select you to do the work, as it is too much of a risk for them to use your company. They would rather use a company that is covered by insurance. So by being covered may give you more opportunities.

So in closing, if you are not covered for insurance, big or small, get covered!

 

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Featured Tender: Construction of Bulk Earthworks and Bulk Services

Construction of Bulk Earthworks and Bulk Services

Bulk Earthworks

Contract Number:

57Q/2018/19 – City of Cape Town

Description:

Tenders are invited to bid on the Construction of Bulk Earthworks and Bulk Services: Coastal Park Integrated Waste Management Facility, City of Cape Town.

 

Category Industry
Infrastructure Road
Water
Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Western Cape 2018-09-17 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
08 October 2018 at 10:00 No Details

 

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Featured Tender: Consultancy Services for Preparation of RAP VMGP ESIA for Transmission Lines Package 3 Machakos Mwala Salala Malindi Kilifi and Substation Extensions Kyeni Mwingi Malindi

Consultancy Services for Preparation of RAP VMGP ESIA for Transmission Lines Package 3 Machakos Mwala Salala Malindi Kilifi and Substation Extensions Kyeni Mwingi Malindi

Consultancy Services

Contract Number:

KE-KETRACO-66986-CS-QCBS – Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (Ketraco)

Description:

The Government of Kenya has has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Eastern Electricity Highway Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the above-mentioned consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include: Carry out detailed Social Impact studies (Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups Plan (VMGP for each of the proposed transmission lines, Carry out detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed transmission lines, The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. REoI is invited for all the three assignments simultaneously. Firms may express interest for any one or multiple of the packages. Short listing will be prepared for each package.

 

Category Industries
 

Consultants

 

Power Grid
Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Kenya N/A
Closing Date Restrictions
17 July 2018 at 10:00 (Local Time) Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. This may be demonstrated in the form of brochures, description of similar assignments undertaken, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate technical and managerial skills, institutional financial and technical capability…. etc.).. Applicant Firm’s valid professional licence or registration documents or equivalent is also to be submitted with the EoI. The shortlisting criteria are, among others:· Applicant firms’ competence and capability in terms of technical and managerial strength, overall technical experts’ size and mix, financial and institutional strength and good track record in the area of subject consultancy assignment; Satisfactory completion of at least two (2) RAPs for High voltage overhead transmission lines, linear project or large scale infrastructure project that met the requirements of an International Financial Institution within the last eight (8) years preferably in Kenya or in any country of similar social, economic and environmental settings, firms that will demonstrate experience in conducting at least one VMGP will have an added advantage (Relevant completion certificates and/or letters of recommendation from clients MUST be provided). Satisfactory completion of at least two (2) Environmental and social impact assessment studies for high voltage overhead transmission lines, linear project or large scale infrastructure project that met the requirements of an International Financial Institution within the last 8 (eight) years preferably in Kenya or in any country of similar social, economic and environmental settings (Relevant completion certificates and/or letters of recommendation from clients MUST be provided), Relevance of the Firm’s core business area to the assignment including general experience in the consultancy services and implementing Social and Environmental Safeguard standards. Firms that have adequate experience in either Environmental safeguards or Social safeguards but do not meet experience requirements for both, may apply as a joint venture (JV) applicant. At this stage, letter of intent for JV formation or MoU is sufficient for EoI as a JV. Formal JV agreement will be required to be submitted together with the proposals, in case the applicant is short listed and invited for proposals. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. As indicated above, Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

 

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Featured Tender: Development of the proposed Office Building at Nduli Nature Reserve

Development of the proposed Office Building at Nduli Nature Reserve

Nduli Nature Reserve

Contract Number:

03/FY/19 – Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency – Re-Advertisement

Description:

The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency hereby invites bids for the following projects: Development of the proposed Office Building at Nduli Nature Reserve.

 

Category Industries
Building Hospitality & Leisure
Institutional
Office & Commercial
Region Site Inspection
Eastern Cape 2018-05-10 11:00 AM
Closing Date Restrictions
24 May 2018 at 11:00 Evaluation Criteria: Stage 1: Responsiveness; Stage 2: Local Content; Stage 3: Functionality; Stage 4: Price 80, BBBEE 20; Stage 5: Risk Assessments. CIDB Grading: 4GB/ 4GBPE only.

 

 

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Did you Know #DYK: Why should I subscribe to Leads 2 Business (L2B)?

Why should I subscribe to Leads 2 Business (L2B)?

Why should I subscribe to Leads 2 Business (L2B)?

Introduction

Leads 2 Business, which was established in 1999, is a web-based construction information company that publishes project and tender leads. We have 19 years experience in supplying you with reliable, current and viable leads. #experiencedoescount

 

Reasons to subscribe to L2B:

 

1. Saving your Time and Money:

At a touch of a button you will have access to Leads, opportunities and valuable information within the building and construction Industry, to possibly improve and expand your business.

L2B will help you to manage your time efficiently and save you money, as you will not have to try find and purchase various newspapers and search websites with tender notices. We will do all that for you (trust us, we know, it is a mission). We do this by sending you a ‘Daily Advisory,’ which is an e-mail you receive on a daily basis, with all your Leads, specific to what is of interest to you, neatly listed in specific categories, where you will click on the lead of interest and will take you through to the full lead on our website.

 

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This advisory ensures ease of mind, as we don’t want you to miss out on any leads.  If you are going away on business, and will be out the office, you will still receive your advisory and have access to the system, with your username and password. You can also view previous dated advisories, and search the system. You can view the L2B system by using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone as our system is compatible with these devices.

 

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Featured Tender: Funding, Design and Build of Ndarugu 1 Dam (Nairobi – Mavoko – Kitengela) Water Supply Project

Contract Number: Funding, Design and Build of Ndarugu 1 Dam (Nairobi – Mavoko – Kitengela) Water Supply Project – Tanathi Water Services Board

Description: Tanathi Water Services Board – This invitation for bids (IFB) is for Funding, Design and Build of the proposed Ndarugu 1 Dam (Nairobi – Mavoko – Kitengela), Water Supply Project. The Scope of the project includes but not limited to the construction of a 35m high concrete dam with a reservoir capacity of 225 Million m3, a 173 000m3/d treatment works, transmission pipes, Storage tanks and associated works. The Tanathi water services board hereby invites sealed bids from eligible firms for the Funding, Design and Build of Ndarugu 1 water supply project (herein after called “the works”)

Category: Consultants

Industries: Water + Institutional

Region: Kenya

Site Inspection: A pre-bid site visit shall be held on 09 November 2017 at 09:00 (Local Time) at Mavoko Water and Sewerage Company.

Closing Date: 28 November 2017 at 12:00

Restrictions: International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with the government of Kenya Procurement Law and Regulations and the evaluation criteria contained in the bidding documents. The invitation for bids is open to international firms who meet the following eligibility criteria: Minimum average annual turnover as prime contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of 10 Billion Kenya Shillings. Successful experience as a contractor, management contractor, or subcontractor in the execution of at least 1 project of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 10 years, with a value of at least 18 Billion Kenya Shillings. The experience should include minimum key production rate of: Laying of water pipes 800mm diameter at a rate of 2850m per month; Earthworks at a rate of 130,000m3 per month; Concrete works at a rate of 3000m3 per month; Have appropriate equipment and staff as defined in the bidding documents; Access to, or availability of financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments sufficient to meet: A Construction cash – flow requirement of 1 Billion Kenya Shillings. The Overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current commitments. Has the ability to mobilise the required finances to implement the project through support of the applicants Government or Applicants country Export Bank or any other financial institution capable of providing funds with acceptable terms and conditions by the National Treasury. Bids must be accompanied with Bid security of at least 1% of the contract price.

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Did you know #DYK – Cost to build Roads

Cost to build Roads

Cost to build Roads

What is a road?

 

A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road which costs a vast amount of money to build

 

The question “Cost to build Roads” was ignited from Trevor Manual’s speech to CESA (Consulting Engineers South Africa) dated 08 October 2009 (#throwback) where he had mentioned the high cost of building of roads in South Africa.

 

Please Click on link to view the speech: http://www.cesa.co.za/cesaway_presentations/Trevor_Manuel_%20Speech.pdf

Flanders Drive Intersection – Mt Edgecombe:

This is a very difficult question to answer as road construction costs may vary as there are many factors to consider when building a road, please view the list below:

  • Design
  • Amount of environmental mitigation required
  • Terrain
  • Soil Conditions
  • Type of Roads
  • Width of Roads
  • Road Standards
  • Machine and Labour Costs
  • Skill of operators and labours
  • Accommodation
  • Contractors operating cost (such as fuel, labour, interest rates, insurance)
  • Traffic Management
  • Safety Aspects of pedestrians, detours
  • Time available to complete the task
  • Time of the year
  • Construction materials used
  • Availability of materials (shipping material outside the province vs using local materials)

“Road construction techniques are similar throughout the world, you can possibly achieve cost estimates once the main conditioning factors have been identified, by applying figures from similar Road construction projects. For reasons of comparing costs, it is advisable to break down labour and machine costs into different elements. The following breakdown is suggested: Surveying, staking the alignment and clearing right of way; formation of the road; rock blasting; Draining facilities (ditching, culverts); Crushing gravel; Gravelling, grading and compacting; Construction and environment protection works (bridges, retaining structures and soil stabilisation works). The cost of construction; Miscellaneous works (such as transport, delivery and minor earthworks; Projects servicing costs). Once the costs have been calculated for the different elements, unit costs (costs per m, per square m, per piece of construction work) should be developed to facilitate in estimating costs in future road projects and for comparative purposes. http://onlinecivilforum.com/site/index.php/2016/10/27/road-estimate-excel-sheet/

 

What does 1 km of road cost to build in South Africa? Up to R25 million per km according to CSIR (this information is sourced from the link below if you beg to differ please let us know): http://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_1km_of_road_to_build_cost_in_south_africa

 

The question still remains to be answered why are the construction cost of roads still so high and are they paved with “gold”?

 

For your information from OUTA (Organisation undoing Tax abuse): Please see Paper on High Pricing, Collusion and Capture of National Road Construction.

 

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