RFQ launched for Pakistan grain storage PPP

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RFQ launched for Pakistan grain storage PPP

The Government of Sindh (Pakistan) has invited Prequalification Applications from prospective bidders for the execution and completion of the project involving the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of specified grain storage facilities across Sindh.

The Government aims to modernize Sindh's grain storage facilities and undertake steps to enhance quality, reduce losses and wastage of grain in Sindh and safeguard strategic reserves through more scientific and modernized storage facilities. In order to encourage greater private sector participation in the wheat sector, the Government, acting through the Authority, envisages a Public Private Partnership model, for the introduction of bulk grain storage facilities in Sindh.

The project will be structured as a 22-year BOO contract which includes a construction period of up to 2 years. At the end of the concession agreement, ownership of all project land and facilities will remain with the winning bidder of the Project, who will have no further obligations towards the Authority, unless the concession agreement is extended on mutually agreed terms.

The schedule for the process is the following:
  • Invitation for Prequalification: Jan 01, 2014
  • Clarification Requests Submission Deadline: Jan 20, 2014
  • Prequalification Applications Submission Deadline: Feb 17, 2014
  • Announcement of Prequalified Bidders: Feb 27, 2014
  • Meeting with Prequalified Bidders: Mar 10-12, 2014
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is advising the state government for the project.See RFQ: http://pppunitsindh.gov.pk/site/downloads/mgsfp/RFQ_Silos_Jan%2001%202014.pdf

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