Invitation for Expression of Interest for Construction of tissue culture lab at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Invitation for Expression of Interest for Construction of tissue culture lab at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

1.0 Introduction:

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (ITA) is a nonprofit organization that works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. IITA's research-for-development (R4D) focuses on addressing the development needs of tropical countries. The Institute was established in 1967 and headquarters located in Ibadan, Nigeria, with several research stations spread across Africa. The organization is governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by several countries and the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Center.

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2.0 Objective of The Expression of Interest:

The objective of this expression of interest is to attract eligible and qualified Contractors to indicate their interest in providing construction works to meet the Institute's requirements. Nothing in this invitation is to be construed as creating any binding contract for the services (express or implied) between the Institute and any potential Contractor.

3.0 Scope of Work:

Construction of a double storey building (Tissue culture Laboratory and Offices) sitting on approximately 600square meters ground floor and 600square meters first floor as a "Labour only Contract".

Criteria for Eligibility:

Evidence of Company Registration (Certificate of Incorporation or Registration of business name)

Evidence of Company's Income Tax for the last three years

National Council for Construction Certificate Category B-Grade 4 or 3

Valid EIZ and ZPPA Certificates

Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate (NAPSA)

Valid Workers' Compensation Certificate

Company's profile and the CVs of key professional staff with academic, professional certificates and valid registration to their mother body attached.

Copies of Audited Account of the company in the last three years.

Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of letter of reference from reputable commercial bank.

Verifiable documented evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last five (5) years including letters of awards or purchase orders and payment certificates.

For any further information related to this EOI, please contact:

Jane Kasaro

Procurement Officer

Please note: Any Contractor not meeting the minimum mandatory requirements or who do not submit all the required supporting documents will not be shortlisted.

Application Closing Date

14:00 Noon, 28th March 2023.

4.0 Submission of EOI Documents:

EOI must be sealed in an envelope, clearly marked "Expression of interest for Construction of Double Storey Building" and addressed


The Regional Hub Administrator

Plot 14588, Ngwerere Road

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (ITA)

ITA-Ngwerere Road, Kabangwe, Lusaka,


Job Info
Job Category: Tenders in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 28 March 2023,
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 14-03-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-03-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-03-2066
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