| TENDER FOR CONSTRUCTION & REHABILITATION | 8/06/2017 – 14/07/2017  |







The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has budgeted for some construction and rehabilitation works at some of its depots so as to improve the infrastructure.

The works have been divided in the following lots:

Lot No. Description of Works


Completion Period
1 Rehabilitation of district office & ablution blocks at CIDA Depot in Kasama 120 working days
2 Construction of perimeter boundary wall, Three (3) guard houses, and rehabilitation of former Bridge Shipping offices at Bwanamkubwa Depot in Ndola 120 working days
3 Rehabilitation of office block at the Kitwe Grain Silos, in Kitwe 120 working days
4 Rehabilitation of office block and construction of an ablution block at Chingola Depot 120 working days
5 Rehabilitation of guard house and existing office block at Chambishi Depot in Kalulushi District 120 working days
6 Completion of boundary walls at Mongu and Senanga Depots, and rehabilitation of offices, shed, guard house and ablution block at Senanga Depot 120 working days
7 Rehabilitation of sheds, weighbridge offices, office block, ablution block and guard house at Mungwi and Mwembeshi Depots in Lusaka 120 working days
8 Rehabilitation of guard house and JICA offices at Kalomo FRA Depot. 120 working days

Note: Award of contract will be restricted to one lot per bidder

The Agency now invites sealed bids from eligible contractors. The tender is open to firms that are registered in Zambia as Contractors with the National Council for construction (NCC) in categories B and C, Grades 4 and 5 and have a valid tax clearance certificate from the Zambia Revenue Authority, as outlined in the table below. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Constructions Works
  • Rehabilitation works and

          (c)      Alteration works.

Eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the Procurement & Supplies Unit offices, Food Reserve Agency, Plot 7419, Manda Road, Industrial Area, Lusaka.  The telephone numbers are 260-211-286097/286106.


This tender has preferential procurement margins for bidders registered with the Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) as follows:

  • Citizen influenced companies – 4 percent
  • Citizen empowered companies – 8 percent
  • Citizen owned companies – 12 percent

A complete set of bidding documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the Food Reserve Agency Head Office, Plot 7419, Manda Road, Industrial Area, Lusaka, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of K500.00.

The bids should be appropriately bound, sealed and bold labeled “Tender for construction & rehabilitation works at various FRA depots” and addressed to the Procurement Coordinator, Food Reserve Agency, Plot 7419, Manda Road, Industrial Area, P.O. Box 34054, Lusaka, Zambia.

Mandatory Site Visit & Pre-bid meetings will be held on dates and times indicated in the bidding documents.

The bids must be deposited in the Tender Box at the reception area, Plot 7419, Manda Road, Industrial Area, Lusaka, on or before Friday 14th July 2017 at 10:00 hours.

The closing date for the receipt of bids is Friday 14th July 2017 at 10:00 hours and any bid received after the time and date stipulated above will not be accepted. The bids will be opened thereafter in the Board Room, in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend.

Procurement Coordinator

For and on behalf of the


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