POMSSUP: Bidders Atend Pre-bid Meeting

Friday November 21, 2014 – The Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrade Project Team conducted a pre-bid meeting for interested bidders in Port Moresby this week. The two-day meeting was followed by a tour of existing pump stations, Morata Sewerage Pond and Sewerage Treatment Plant Site at Kilakila.

The meeting was an opportunity for bidders seeking clarification on bid documents and to see for themselves what they would be dealing with under the construction phase of the project. Bid documents were released to interested bidders after tender for construction works for the project was advertised in the local dailies last month.

POMSSUP Project Director Craig Mecklem made a power point presentation and gave a project overview.  The presentation covered works for the project comprising the following components; construction of Sewer Network, 13 Pumping Stations, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), procurement of vehicles for the operation and maintenance of sewerage system and executing social and environmental programme.

“Pump station requirements must be addressed both in design and construction,” said Mr Mecklem.

He said the principle contractor should consider important items ranging from a permanent Pump Station access road for service vehicles to relocation of an existing service for example transformer and power pole which need to be executed in compliance with PNG Power guidelines and other appropriate authorities.

Other issues covered were contractor’s tax requirements, business registration with the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) and workers safety and safety rescue methods.

More than 15 participants among representatives from Eda Ranu, JICA and the Independent Public Business Corporation attended the pre-bid meeting, which is part of the bidding process for a potential contractor to carry out upgrade work for the sewerage project.