Invitation for bids - Procurement of Statistical Hardware and Software





Invitation to Bid



Procurement of Statistical Hardware and Software


This invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project which appeared in the Development Business, Issue no. UNDB 737 dated October 31, 2008.


The bidding document can be found here: BID_3_-_Procurement_of_Statistical_Software_and_Hardware_-_FINAL_VERSION.pdf


The Government of Barbados, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in order to Modernise the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the Technical Infrastructure and Public Outreach component of the Project.


The Project Coordinating Unit, Barbados Statistical Service now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of statistical hardware and software in the following lots:


Lot 1 – Statistical Software

Lot 2 – Supply of twenty (20) Desktop Computers


Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Policies for the Procurement of Works and Goods GN-2349-9 financed by the Inter-American Development Bank and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Policies.


Interested eligible bidders may obtain further clarifications from the Barbados Statistical Service, Project Coordinating Unit: Mrs. Judith Small-Clarke, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on submission of a written application or an email to the below stated address and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred (Bds$100.00) Barbados dollars or equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. The method of payment will be a Certified Cheque, Bank Draft or International Money Order, made payable to the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL. The Bidding Documents in pdf format will also be available at the following website of the Barbados Statistical Service Please note that all transaction costs are the responsibility of the bidder.


Bids must be delivered to the address below before 11.00a.m. on June 25, 2015 as specified in section D of the Bidding Data Sheet ITB 24.1. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. A pre-bid conference will be held at the address below at 1:30 p.m. on June 18, 2015. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as listed in section C of the Bidding Data Sheet ITB No. 21.2.


The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (1) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid licence or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud which can result in ineligibility to be awarded.


The sealed envelope labeled Bid for Hardware and Software must be addressed to:


Mrs. Judith Small-Clarke

Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinating Unit

Modernisation of the Barbados Statistical Service Project

Barbados Statistical Service

6th Floor, Baobab Tower building

Warrens, St. Michael.