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The Central Bank of The Bahamas New Premises Guidance Notes for Completion of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Published: Wednesday February 3rd, 2021
Amended: Monday March 15th, 2021
Questionnaire Purpose

The purpose of this questionnaire is to allow The Central Bank of The Bahamas (the Central Bank) to identify qualified and experienced construction companies that will be invited to submit bids for the following project:

The Central Bank of The Bahamas New Premises Project.

The Central Bank’s new offices and compound will be located at the site of the former Royal Victoria Gardens, Nassau, New Providence. That site is bounded by Shirley Street, Parliament Street, East Hill Street, and East Street.

The Central Bank aims to commence construction as soon as possible and by the end of 2021. The project may bid in stages, releasing advance works packages. In that event, the advance packages will be bid, awarded, and have construction started whilst, concurrently, the remaining design works are being completed. Package awards will be on a lump sum basis, with phased design information release dates for Stage 1 through Stage 3.

  • Stage 1: Package will comprise basement mass excavations, earthwork, and shoring.
  • Stage 2: Package will comprise the overall reinforced concrete building structure, decorative shell, and associated mechanical and electrical (MEP) rough in installations.
  • Stage 3: Package will be bid and awarded by the construction company that is awarded the Stage 2 works.

If staged, works may begin within the second quarter of 2021. However, the Central Bank expects that full construction documents and their approval will precede construction activity.

The Central Bank expects that respondents that submit this Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and future applications for work will be general contractors that are capable of supplying and coordinating the complete range of work as outlined in approved construction documents and in packages listed above, if packages are issued. In addition, the Central Bank will accept PQQ submissions from respondents that are individual specialist trade contractors, capable of completing the Stage 1 works independently.

Please note that preference will be given to companies registered in The Bahamas that can demonstrate a successful record of delivering similar large-scale construction projects with supporting references. Consideration will be limited to companies or joint ventures of companies that are legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in The Bahamas.

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Submitting a Completed Questionnaire

Completed questionnaires must be submitted to:

Tenders/Procurement Committee

The Central Bank of The Bahamas

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

via email:

[email protected]

Subject Line: Central Bank New Premises Project Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Questionnaires submitted using this route should be in a format compatible with Microsoft Word or in Adobe Acrobat and contain a scanned copy or electronic version of the signature of the person making the submission

PQQ submissions must be received at the email above by 26 March 2021, 5:00 PM EST.