INVITATION TO TENDER

DAR RAPID TRANSIT AGENCY

Dar es salaam 14/01/20 -20/02/20

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REVISED ADVERTISEMENT FOR TENDER NO. AE/053/2018/2019/NC/06



FOR PROCUREMENT OF SERVICE PROVIDER FOR
SUPPLY, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BUSES FOR THE DART SYSTEM



Date: Tuesday, 14th January,
2020



1.                      
This
Invitation to Tender follows the General Procurement Notice Issue 33 dated
Tuesday August 14, 2018 which appeared in Public Procurement Regulatory
Authority Journal and Tenders’ Portal of 7th August, 2018.



2.                      
The Government of
the United Republic of Tanzania is intending to procure a long term (12 years) concession
bus operator to supply, operate and maintain buses for the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) system which includes 5
terminals, 27 stations, 4 feeder stations, 3 connecter stations, 3 pedestrian
bridges, 1 depot and 21 kilometres of busways.  



3.                      
Operation of the
BRT under an interim services contract, which is intended to demonstrate BRT
prototype services, has commenced since 16th May 2016.



4.                      
The purpose of
issuing the request for qualification (RFQ)
is to enable the DART Agency to qualify interested applicants who wish to be
involved in project phase 1, by assessing whether they fulfil the DART Agency’s
qualification requirements, it is intended that the RFQ and subsequent
processes will be conducted in a transparent and open manner in order to ensure
that all eligible and interested applicants are given equal opportunities to
compete in providing services, ensure fairness in procurement process, value
for money, demonstrate economy and efficiency in the operation of the bus rapid
transit project and finally ensuring that the DART Agency’s achieve its objectives
intended in the operation of phase 1. The qualification process will identify a
short-list of qualified applicants, who will be invited to submit detailed
technical and financial offer at a later stage.



5.                      
The objective of
the RFQ includes ensuring that those interested applicants who successfully
qualify:



(a)                  
have the financial prerequisites; and



(b)                 
have an established track record in relevant operations as to enable
the interested applicant to successfully provide the required services.



6.                      
The DART Agency
now invites Application for Qualification (AFQ)
from eligible applicants for the supply, operation and maintenance of buses
equipped with validators and driver’s consoles compatible with the AFCS and
ITS, in line with quantities and specifications to be provided by the DART
Agency (indicatively up to 177 18-meter buses for trunk operations and up to 128
12-meter buses for feeder operations); and the provision of bus services for a
period of 12 years according to line description and frequency as decided by
the DART Agency. Tendering will be conducted through the international “competitive
tendering” “solicited proposal” selection procedure specified in the Public Private
Partnership Act 2010 (as amended) and Public Private Partnership Regulations
2015.



7.                      
Interested
eligible applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the RFQ documents
at the office of the Secretary, DART
Agency Tender Board, P.O. Box 724, Dar es Salaam, Ubungo Maji, Morogoro Road,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel. No: (255) 22 – 2700486
from 09.00 – 15.30 hours local time on Mondays
to Fridays inclusive except on public holidays.



 



8.                      
A complete set of RFQ document is available for issuance and
can be purchased by interested applicants
on the submission of a written application to the address given under paragraph
7
above

and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of TZS 500,000 (equivalent to USD 230).
 Payment should be made to the DART
Account through control number. For the control number, please visit DART
Agency office.



9.                      
Subject to any changes in the RFQ, it
is currently intended that in accordance with the Public Private Partnership Regulations 2015:



(a)                  
all AFQ
documents
must be
delivered on or before 14.00 hours of
Thursday 20-February-2020;  



(b)                 
a Request for
Proposals (RFP) shall be issued to all
shortlisted applicants on or before Friday,
06-March-2020
; and  



(c)                 
all RFP
proposals
must be
delivered on or before Tuesday 28-April-2020



 



 



CHIEF EXECUTIVE,



DAR RAPID TRANSIT AGENCY,



Ubungo Maji, Morogoro Road,



P.O.BOX 724, DAR ES SALAAM,



TEL. +255 22 2700486



www.dart.go.tz




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