The project consists in the construction of the coastal protection elements, landscaping and reconstruction of the Marginal Road from the airport of São Tomé (TMS) until 1 km south of the Pirata Bar to the south of Pestana Hotel (8,8 km)

The Marginal Road is an urban road, which contours the coastal line of the capital and connects it to the main and only international airport of the country (TMS), to the North, and the Estrada San Marçal close to the village of Pantufo, to the South.

The Marginal Road is divided into three lots:

• Lot 1: The Lagarto Bay (Ch 0+000 – Ch 2+760)

• Lot 2: Ana Chaves Bay (Ch 2+760 – Ch 5+900)

• Lot 3: Pantufo Coastline (Ch 5+900) – Ch 8 +820)

Extended Description

The contract will be implemented under the FIDIC conditions of contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works Designed by the Employer (“Red book”) Second ed.2017

Firms originating from all countries of the world are eligible to tender for these Works.

The language is: English with a translation into the Portuguese language.

The works are foreseen to last 24 (maximum) months, plus a 12 months defects notification period.

The project consists of the construction of section Lagarto Bay for approximately 2,8 km. The main works will be:

• reconstruction of the existing Marginal Road:

o pavement rehabilitation,

o replacement of 2 box culverts

• coastal protection elements

o rock protection restoring the existing armourstone

o beach nourishment

• landscaping :

o Creation of a pavement with basalt stone and concrete paving

o Creation of a cycle lane

o A recreational area

o Construction of a new building, a washing point

Eligibility Requirements:

1) Historical financial performance and financial resources

(i) The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means (independent of any contractual advance payment) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as Lot 1: 1,5 million EUR for the subject contract(s) net of the Bidder’s other commitments.

(ii) The Bidders shall also demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Employer, that it has adequate sources of finance to meet the cash flow requirements on works currently in progress and for future contract commitments.

(iii) The audited balance sheets or, if not required by the laws of the Bidder’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Employer, for the last three (3) years shall be submitted.

2) Average annual construction turnover

Minimum average annual construction turnover of Lot 1: 10 million EUR calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress and/or completed within the last three (3) years

3) General construction experience

Experience under construction contracts in the role of prime contractor, JV member, Subcontractor, or management contractor for at least the last ten years, starting 1st January 2012.

4) Specific construction experience

(i) A minimum number of 3 similar contracts specified below that have been satisfactorily and substantially completed as a prime contractor, joint venture member, management contractor or Subcontractor between 1st January 2017 and bid submission deadline:

(i) 3 contracts (N), each of minimum value (V):

Lot 1: 5 million EUR


ii) Less than or equal to 3 contracts (N), each of minimum value (V):

Lot 1: 5 million EUR

but with total value of all contracts equal or more than (N x V):

Lot 1: 15 million EUR

The similarity of the contracts shall be based on the following:

(i) Urban paved road (minimum length 10 km) with 2 or more lanes and coastal protection works (break waters, beach nourishment, and urban landscaping works).

(ii) 2 bridges (prestressed concrete beams) with more than 15 m length on at least two (2) projects in the last 5 years, of which at least one (1) had a project value in excess of one million EUR.

5) Specific construction experience in key activities

For the above 3 contracts executed over the last 10 years a minimum (total/combined) construction experience in the following key activities with quantities greater than shown:

• Stone rockfill from a quarry in a coastal protection armour layer:> 61.000 m3

• Asphalt courses: >115.000 m2

• Concrete: > 10.000 m3

• Reinforced Steel:> 620.000 kg

6) Specific experience in managing E and S aspects.

For the contracts in 4 above and/or any other contracts [substantially completed and under implementation] as prime contractor, joint venture member, or Subcontractor between 1st January 2017 and Bid submission deadline, experience in managing ES risks and impacts according to IFI´s standards or equivalent.

Deadline Date2022-10-10
Publication Date2022-08-12
CountrySao Tome and Principe
Procurement StatusActive
TypeOpen procedure
Contract TypeWorks
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
OrganisationInstituto Nacional de Estradas (INAE)
Attention OfSr. Ing. Gabdulo Quaresma
AddressAv. Marginal 12 de Julho, São Tomé, RDSTP
TownSão Tomé
Postal CodeCP 402
Phone+239 2222837
Class Code45233120
Class DescriptionRoad construction works
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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