Tender for Rehabilitation of Runway
The Namibia Airports Company has put out a tender for the Rehabilitation of the Runway and other facilities at Eros Airport in compliance with ICAO/NAMCARs Standards. Acting CEO of the Namibia Airport Company, Tamer El-Kallawi said: “The proposed work will include the rehabilitation, upgrading and extension of the Runway pavement designs; Runway Geometrics; Surface Water Drainage Systems and Aeronautical Ground Lighting System.”
El-Kallawi said that this was part of the turnaround strategy through which NAC would continuously strive to commit to safety and security standards at all eight airports around the country under their authority. He continued by saying that the consultants should come up with the safest and most effective runway design that can be implemented with the least disturbances to the operations at the airport seeing that Eros is the busiest airport in terms of private operations.
“Additionally, companies that comply with a Black Economic Empowerment status in terms of ownership, management and staff will have preference and an added advantage. They must also demonstrate a corporate social responsibility towards the Namibian economic growth,” he added.
More compliances with the tender process include the fact that companies must be accredited/registered with the Association of Consulting Engineers. Firms must also have a Certificate of Good Standing with the Social Security Commission and Inland Revenue. The letter of intent must be accompanied by a synopsis of the methodologies intended to be applied to ensure a successful procurement of this project and Joint Venturing with local consulting firms will be highly recommended.
El-Kallawi emphasized that the NAC Tender and Technical Committee and ultimately the Board abide by credible rules, procedures and regulations in awarding tenders and members are guided by high levels of integrity and accountability.
“The NAC has a procurement policy for specialist consultancy services, whereby specialist service providers are invited to tender for the works.
These service providers are grouped in terms of their areas of speciality; the experience of the firm in the related area of specialization; professional experience of staff and lastly the systems they have in place in executing projects of similar nature and etc. After all – we only want the best for the job as it is of national importance to the whole country.”