POMSSUP: Tendering Process on Schedule

Monday July 21, 2014 – The official opening of contractors prequalification for the Port Moresby Sewerage System Upgrade Project (POMSSUP) was held today at IPBC headquarters in Port Moresby. Representatives from IPBC, POMSSUP, Eda Ranu and NJS Consultants from Japan conducted the opening of the applications for prequalification.

The opening of applications is part of the pre-qualification process and a requirement for selecting potential contractors and their suppliers to bid on large scale contracts with complex and highly specialized services under the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loans.

The objectives of the Prequalification are to ensure that invitations to bid are extended to technically and financially qualified bidders and to enable prospective bidders to express their interest for this project of national importance.

Project Director of POMSSUP, Mr. Werner Gebauer acknowledged the continuous support from IPBC as the implementing agency, especially of IPBC Managing Director, Mr. Wasantha Kumarasiri and his Senior Management Team, Eda Ranu, JICA and NJS Consultants under the supervision of Central Supply and Tenders Board (CSTB) to ensure the right process is followed towards the finalization of the procurement process within the given timeframe.

“The POMSSUP procurements process is well on schedule and it is good to see all parties working together in one spirit for this major project which will impact on the environment and social development for Port Moresby’s coastal residents,” he said.
A joint committee is evaluating the Tender Pre-Qualification applications for a potential contractor to build and upgrade Port Moresby’s first K248 million state of the art sewerage system.
Successful applicants are then consequently invited to bid on the tender for construction of POMSSUP.