Contract Award Notice – ALL– updated 17th January 2017 (click on the link for the actual notice)






The PAIP TFSU on behalf of the Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD), Kiribati, would like to advise you in accordance with Appendix 1 item 7 of the World Bank Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants Under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011, this notification of contract award for Management and Operation of Kiribati International Airport.


(a)   The names of all consultants in the short list, specifying those that submitted proposals

Firm and Association Country Proposal Submitted (Y/N)
Flughafen Munchen GmbH Germany N
Korea Airports Corporation Republic of Korea N
JV NTU International A/S, and FRAPORT AG Denmark and Germany Y
Aeroports de la cote d’Azur France N
JV Egis Avia (lead) and Egis Airport Operation France Y
IOS Partners USA Y


(b)   The overall technical scores and scores assigned for each criterion and sub-criterion to each consultant

Name of Consultant Adequacy and quality of methodology and work plan in responding to TORs

35 points

Key Experts’ qualifications and competence for the assignment

55 points

Transfer of Knowledge

(Training Program)

10 points

Total Technical Score
JV NTU International A/S, and FRAPORT AG 29.50 33.90 9.85 73.25
JV Egis Avia (lead) and Egis Airport Operation 27.00 41.52 8.30 76.82
IOS Partners 29.50 35.35 7.40 72.25


(c)   The prices offered by each consultant as read out


FIrm Price
JV Egis Avia (lead) and Egis Airport Operation 2,421,035 EUR excluding local indirect taxes


(d) Evaluated prices of each bid that was evaluated

Firm Price
JV Egis Avia (lead) and Egis Airport Operation 2,421,035 EUR + 302,629 EUR indirect local taxes



(e) The contract has been awarded to:


Name of Consultant Total Price Duration Scope of Contract
JV Egis Avia (lead) and Egis Airport Operation 2,421,035 EUR + 302,629 EUR(indirect local taxes) 24 months Management and Operation of Kiribati International Airports






The Government of the Republic of Kiribati has received a grant for assistance from the International Development Association under the Pacific Aviation Investment Project (PAIP). It is intended that part of the proceeds of this credit will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract for Physical Works for the Construction of a Seawall, , Tarawa, Kiribati.

The PAIP TFSU on behalf of the Kiribati’s Ministry of Information Communication Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD) is now requesting information from interested parties for the Physical Works for the Construction of a Seawall, , Tarawa, Kiribati.

The current site for the construction includes a rock revetment constructed along 170m of shoreline southeast from the existing reinforced concrete wall to the reef conglomerate headland. The void behind the existing reinforced concrete seawall should be backfilled and additional rock armour may optionally be placed fronting the wall to reduce overtopping during future increased sea levels. The work extents are the western end of the existing sandbag wall where land eroded needs to be reinstated by backfill and the wall needs to be extended some 20 m westward to prevent outflanking and to re-join the existing backshore.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY issued solely to gather information that could assist the Purchaser in the development of a future procurement process. In the event that sufficient information is received, the MICTTD may, but is not obligated to, initiate a competitive bidding opportunity.

The purpose of issuing this RFI is to:
a) determine the level of market interest;
b) obtain recommendations that would enhance the success of a future procurement opportunity for this project;
c) obtain high-level cost estimates for budget purposes; and,
d) provide industry with an opportunity to comment on the potential procurement opportunity.

Interested parties are invited to respond to this RFI by submitting a response to the TFSU. Respondents are advised that the Employer will not pay for any costs incurred in response to this RFI.

Responses are requested in the following format:
a) name of a key contact person, including telephone number, fax number and email address;
b) your best estimated price range to complete the required works, lowest estimate to highest estimate;
c) your best estimated time frame for completing the project; and
d) Identification and discussion of key factors that the respondent recommends the Purchaser to consider when establishing its future business requirements.

Respondents are specifically requested not to submit price proposals (other than high-level cost estimates for budget purposes) or information about the qualifications or experience of their firm or individuals in their firm. This RFI will not be used to evaluate, rank or select contractors, nor will it be used to pre-qualify or screen contractors for a subsequent competitive bidding process, if any.

If subsequent competitive bidding opportunities are issued, the Employer is under no obligation to advise any firm responding to this RFI. Firms are advised DG Market website ( for any such opportunities, which will be open to all companies regardless of whether or not a response to this RFI has been submitted.

All responses to this RFI become the property of the Employer and will be held in confidence. Respondents to this RFI consent to the Employer incorporating any submitted ideas, concepts, approaches, or strategies into any planning, design, procurement, or contractual activities related to any aspect of the project without any obligation, liability, or consideration on the part of the Employer. The Employer will not be responsible for any costs incurred by any vendor in responding to this RFI.

Responses should be delivered by hand, regular mail, facsimile or email to the following location by 3rd February 2017, and should quote RFI Number “Construction of Seawall, Tarawa, Kiribati.”

PAIP TFSU Project Office

Attention: Henry Aho

Tonga Airports Limited

Ground Floor, TAL Building, Poutaha,

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Tel: +676 27620,







The Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) is funded by the World Bank (WB) and has the development objective to (i) improve the safety, security, efficiency, management and environmental sustainability of airports, and (ii) improve regional harmonization of aviation safety standards. In August 2014, the Government of Samoa (GoS), through the Implementing Agency (IA), Samoa Airport Authority (SAA), entered into a financing agreement. As part of the regional PAIP, the Samoa Aviation Investment Project (SAIP) has been established and is currently being implemented with the support of the WB.). SAIP is part of a series of projects under the PAIP, which involves similar activities in Tonga, Tuvalu, and Kiribati. A Technical Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU) based in Tonga, provides support services and oversees the overall implementation of the PAIP and these collective projects.

This phase of the SAIP is to enable air transport infrastructure and operations of Faleolo International Airport (APW) to meet International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards, and to improve sustainability of the airport and civil aviation of Samoa.

The SAIP & TFSU, on behalf of the Government of Samoa, are now preparing bid documents for the Design-Build Contractor to rehabilitate the APW Pavement. The tender is expected to be released early 2017.

This notice is to advise the market community about the upcoming opportunity. Shall your company wish to be considered to receive Invitation for Bid, please email TFSU Contracts and Bid Administrator, Manase Vaoahi at





With the recent installation of a Security X-Ray machine at Lupepau’u Airport, Vava’u, Tonga Airports Limited has embarked on a mission to advance preparations for regional connectivity through direct air links to Vava’u.  The Security equipment, manufactured in Germany specifically for the Vava’u Terminal by Smiths Detection is valued at TOP$130,000.  The X-Ray unit will be used for screening of passengers and hand-held luggage on departing international flights, as required by international aviation security standards.

An upgrade of the Vava’u Terminal was also recently completed with the renovation work providing new bathroom and toilet facilities, new signage throughout the terminal and an upgrade to the check-in counter area.   The renovation work also valued at TOP$130,000 was completed last week.

According to the Chief Executive of Tonga Airports Limited, Mr Viliami Ma’ake, “we are currently in discussions with Fiji Airways to explore opportunities for direct flights from Nadi to Vava’u and also connecting Vava’u directly to Australia, Samoa, New Zealand and the US.  It is important that the support facilities at Lupepau’u Airport (Vava’u) are strategically planned to facilitate the proposed regional and international flight links, he said.

“The economic value that these new routes will bring to the Vava’u economy will be significant as more jobs will be created. Opportunities to boost tourism development in Vava’u will be major with increased flights and new markets,” Mr Ma’ake said.

“TAL is grateful to the World Bank for their ongoing support in developing safe and secure air transport operations and environmentally sustainable airports in the region. In addition to the new security system and the recent terminal upgrade, Lupepau’u Airport will also receive new Navigational Aids and a new runway, all financed by the Tonga Aviation Investment Project.  Their support towards sustainable development of the aviation sector in Tonga is greatly appreciated by TAL,” Mr Ma’ake said.

Construction of the Vava’u Airport Runway by McConnell Dowell will commence early next month with an expected completion date by end June 2015.   Installation of the Navigational Aids is expected to commence later this year in July.

The Tonga Aviation Investment Project is a component of the Pacific Aviation Investment Program financed by the World Bank supporting aviation sector expansion in Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tonga.



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