Notification of contract award

The Vanuatu Government signed on May 12th the contract for Bauerfield rehabilitation works with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and its joint venture partner, Northwest Civil Airport Construction Group. The signing marks the beginning of what is a critically important project for the people of Vanuatu as far as tourism is concerned and the overall economy of the country. The Vanuatu Project Management Unit together with the Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) hereby publishes the following notification of contracts in accordance with appendix 1 item 7 of the World Bank Guidelines for Procurement of Goods, Works and Non Consulting Services January 2011. The notification of contract award for Bauerfield airport (Lot 1) is here while for Pekoa and Whitegrass (Lot 2) is available here.

Procurement Specialist – Periodic (TAL/TFSU/D44.4) - REOI

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.

Tonga Airports Ltd (TAL) is currently implementing the Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) for Tonga, Tuvalu Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu, and this is being managed within TAL by the Technical and Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU). 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 in the five (5) countries.

PAIP now seeks a Periodic Procurement Specialist to provide operational procurement services, advice, and support to the TFSU and PAIP/PASO stakeholders, and to undertake procurement of all facets of PAIP/PASO investments, following World Bank Procurement Guidelines for Goods, Works, Services and Non-Consulting Services. 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:

It is anticipated that this role require up to 100 days input starting as soon as possible over 12 months peroid. The Consultant will be providing services from her/his home-base with visits to PAIP countries as required.

PAIP now invites interested and eligible persons to provide their Expression of Interest consisting of a i) Curriculum Vitae, ii) list of 3 references with relevant contract details and iii) a Statement addressing the Selection Criteria contained within the TOR, demonstrating that they possess the relevant qualifications and experience to perform the services. The consultant will have but not limited to:

i. Tertiary qualifications from a recognized institution in a relevant discipline, for example, law, procurement, engineering, architecture, commerce;

ii. Minimum 5 years of demonstrated previous experience in the Procurement of Goods, Works and Services following World Bank guidelines in at least 3 developing countries.

iii. Current knowledge in concepts, principles and practices which govern international procurement, the contracting of consultant services, technical specifications in design, engineering and construction of facilities, etc

iv. Demonstrated experience in a developing country context, including experience in training and on-the-job mentoring.

v. Strong communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, negotiating and resolving highly complex issues, both orally and in writing;

vi. Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues;

vii. Fluency in written and verbal English.

Qualified and suitable candidate may be interviewed prior to negotiating a Contract.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Guidelines; Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011, which can be accessed at .

Please submit your Expression of Interest details to the address below no later than 2nd March 2017. Email submissions will be accepted. Your Submission should be clearly marked “Expression of Interest for PAIP Periodic Procurement Specialist, Contract Reference Number TAL/TFSU/D44.4”

Attention: Ms Pua Latu Physical Address: PAIP TFSU Project Office, Ground Floor, TAL Building, Poutaha, Nuku’alofa, Tonga Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REOI- Consulting Services - Firm Selection


The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu (GoV) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Vanuatu Aviation Investment Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include provision of management and construction supervision services for the civil works at Bauerfiled International Airport, Port Vila, designed and procured by the upstream design assignment by Tonkin & Taylor. This relates specifically to: (i) civil works upgrade of the Bauerfield International Airport pavements and (ii) Installation of the NAVAID/AGL civil works contracts for Bauerfield International Airport. The Consultant will be engaged by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU), working in close association with the Vanuatu Project Management Unit (VPMU) and Airports Vanuatu Limited (AVL), to undertake these services. The full details are available in PDF here.

SAIP Project Accounting Support - REOI



Pacific Aviation Investment Program

Samoa Aviation Investment Project

Grant No.:P143408 


Reference No. SAA/LCS/S-D39.2

The Government of Samoa (GoS) have received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Samoa Aviation Investment Project and intend to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The consulting services (“the Services”) include project accounting services for Samoa Aviation Investment Project (SAIP). The consultant will be responsible for the day-to-day financial transactions under SAIP, under the direction of the SAIP Project Manager, in close liaison with the Technical and Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU). 

The firm will require to deploy at least one expert on a regular as-required basis starting as soon as possible for an initial two year period, with a possible two year extension, and will be based in-country.

The Implementing Agency, Samoa Airports Authority (SAA) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Full details here.


Request For Epressions Of Interest - Consulting Firm


Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): MCTTD/FBS/K-C04

The Government of Kiribati has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Kiribati Aviation Investment Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include provision of management services for Kiribati’s two international airports, Bonriki International Airport on Tarawa and Cassidy International Airport on Kiritimati Island for a period of two year with an addition one year option. The objective is to provide support to the Government of Kiribati in providing more efficient, safe and financially sustainable airport operations and to introduce and develop appropriate management systems to support ongoing efficient airport operations. The full REOI is downloadable here.