1. This Request for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in dgMarket online 26th July 2011 and published Issue no 804, 16th August 2011 and re-advertised 30th March 2015.

2. The Government of Tuvalu and the Government of the Republic of Kiribati are currently implementing the Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project (TvAIP) and the Kiribati Aviation Investment Project (KAIP) supported by the World Bank. The projects’ implementing Entity are the Ministry of Communication and Transport, Tuvalu (MCT), and the Ministry of Communication, Transport and Tourism Development Kiribati (MCTTD) with project implementation support from the Technical and Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU) of the Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP). TvAIP and KAIP now intend to apply part of the proceeds to payments for the Contract – Consulting Services –Airport Instrument Flight Procedure Design for Bonriki Airport (TRW) and Funafuti International Airport (FUN). 

3. The PAIP Program is a regional aviation project with the development objective to provide safe and secure air transport operations and environmentally sustainable and efficient airports and is being implemented in five (5) Pacific Island countries: Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu. 

4. The Consultant is expected to design GNSS and NDB approaches for TRW, Kiribati and GNSS approaches for FUN, Tuvalu. 

A detailed description of the requirements of the position is included in the Terms of Reference (TOR). You may download a copy of the TOR from following link: http://www.tongaairports.com/?page_id=960

The assignment is anticipated to primarily be a desktop study. It is expected to take between 4-5 weeks per airfield. Further details here.