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MCA educate bidders on its guidelines

The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) held a pre-bidding conference late last week to familiarise potential contractors with its bidding process guidelines for work to be done at state veterinary offices, community skills development centres as well as schools across the country.
The upcoming MCA-N tenders comprise of the construction and upgrading of five state veterinary offices in Eehana, Outapi, Omuthiya, Epukiro and Okakarara, eight community skills development centres in Ondangwa, Otjiwarongo, Gobabis, Swakopmund, Windhoek, Rundu, Tsumeb and Opuwo as well as 14 schools in the Kavango, Khomas, Ojozondjupa, Omaheke and Kunene regions.
The conference familiarised potential contractors with bidding procedures, forms, evaluation and qualification criteria. Much to the relief of the local industry, MCA has relaxed its guidelines to ease access to the building process.
In a brief interview with the Economist, Rosa Hamukuaja-Thobias, public outreach manager at MCA said that the organisation cannot reveal how much will be spend on the work to be done at these offices, centres and schools. She however said the contracts will be worth millions.
The tender application process is expected to close on 2 April, pending a successful outcome of the tenders and the contracts could be awarded in early June. Construction in all regions is expected to commence in July.
The conference was attended by representatives from 32 construction companies of which 30 of the participants represented local companies.
According to the organisation, half of all its contracts to the value of N$548.4 million have been awarded to the local industry.

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