This Request for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in dgMarket online October 21, 2018.

The Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP) is currently being prepared by the Government of the Solomon Islands (SIG) and The World Bank and will be supported through a Project Preparation Advance. SIRAP will form part of the regional Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) being implemented respectively in Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa and Vanuatu. PAIP has a development objective to (i) improve the safety, security, efficiency, management, and environmental sustainability of airports; and (ii) improve regional harmonization of aviation safety standards. The program recognizes the key role air transport plays in the economic and social development of each participating country and the need to strengthen the efficiency and viability of this sector.

The Executing Agency is the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT), who will lead the project via the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) as Implementing Agencies. A Project Support Team (PST) will be recruited and will be responsible for day-to-day project management, with support from the PAIP Technical and Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU) who provides regional program implementation support across the PAIP program. The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) and other line ministries are also involved in supporting project implementation, providing inputs, and performing roles within their respective mandates.

The consultancy is to develop Airport Master Plans for the MCA and Solomon Islands Government that support both Honiara and Munda International Airports. Details here.