IBRD Loan or IDA Credit No.: KDP (P-087716)/ Grant No.H4040 -LA

Date: 30 July 2012


(KDP C2-NCB-G-007)

1. The Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has received a Grant from the International

Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Khammouane Development Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the Grant to eligible payments under the Contract for which this Invitation for Bids is issued by Khammouane Province acting as Implementing Agency.

2. The Khammouane Development Project now invites your Company to submitted sealed bid for supply and installation of Four (4) sets of New Steel Pontoons for Irrigation Pump Station along Lower Xebangfai: Lot 3. Bidders must bid for the whole lot, i.e. for all items in the specified quantities, otherwise the bid will be treated as non-responsive. Bid evaluation and contract award will be on a lot wise basis. The delivery period is Ninety (90) days from the date of notification of contract award.

3. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with National Competitive Bidding procedures of the World Bank’s Procurement Guidelines, May 2004, and the Public bidding procedures specified in the decree of government Procurement of goods, Works, Maintenance and services date 9 January 2004 and

Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), Ministry of Finance no. 0063/MOF, 12 March 2004, to the extent that the Decree and IRR are consistent with the World Bank’s Procurement Guidelines.

4. This procurement is open to all eligible bidders.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents from the officers in charge at the addresses given from 08:00 to 16:00 hours (Standard Lao PDR time).

6. A complete set of the Bidding Documents may be purchased by the interested bidders on the submission of a writing application to the address below beginning July 30, 2012 and upon payment of non-refundable fee of LAK 100,000. Payment may be made by cash, bank manager’s check.

7. The Government of Lao PDR and the World Bank will respectively declare a firm ineligible either indefinitely or for a stated period of time, to be awarded a contract funded by the Government of Lao

PDR and the World Bank, if it at any time determines that the firm has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent, coercive or collusive practices in competing for or in executing a contract.

8. All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security in amount of not less than LaK 10,000,000 (ten Million Kip only). The bid Security form shall be a bank guarantee in accordance with the form provided in the Bidding Document.

9. The Bid shall be delivered no later than 09:00 AM on 30 August 2012 to the Downstream Irrigation

Management Unit (DIMU), Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO), Thakhek District, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. Opening of Bid will be opened at 09:00 AM on 30 August 2012,

Downstream Irrigation Management Unit (DIMU), Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO), Thakhek District, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR in the presence of the Bidding Committee and the bidder’s representatives who choose to attend.

Mr. Khamhou Phanthavong

Component 2 Manager, KDP

Department of Irrigation

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

Tel: +856-20-22401576, +856-51-251246, +856-21-265051


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