UN World Food Programme seeks firms for engineering design services

25 Jun 2020

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has asked for FIDIC’s help in in circulating news of an engineering design services tender notice to the global engineering industry.

WFP is the leading humanitarian organisation delivering food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience by assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year.

The organisation is planning to award multiple long-term agreements (initially for three years) with capable suppliers for the provision of multidisciplinary engineering services in its global regions of operation to benefit the WFP and other UN agencies. The WFP uses the FIDIC model forms of contracts for its operations.

Selected suppliers will be required to provide a broad range of engineering design services in support of various building and infrastructure projects. A typical list of the projects that will be undertaken is provided below:

  • Warehouses & Silos
  • Office Premises
  • Residential Quarters
  • Canteens
  • Vehicular Access Roads & Bridges
  • Rural Roads
  • Airstrips
  • Port Infrastructure
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Projects
  • Water Harvesting & Catchment
  • Soil Conservation
  • Irrigation Project

WFP is currently investigating the market and is inviting eligible suppliers to express their interest in providing at least three of the following services: -

  • Topographical Surveys
  • Geotechnical Surveys
  • Hydrological Surveys
  • Civil Engineering Services
  • Structural Engineering Services
  • Mechanical Engineering Services
  • Electrical Engineering Services
  • Architectural Services
  • Blast Design and Seismic Analysis
  • Environmental / Sustainability Assessments
  • Cost Estimation / Quantity Surveying
  • Project Management
  • Technical Peer Review
  • Site Supervision

To participate in a pre-qualification exercise for this tender, companies need to complete all sections of a capability questionnaire that can be found in the tender Request for Expression of Interest document that is available on the United Nations Global Marketplace website.

Click here to download the tender EOI document and access the capability questionnaire.

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