Botswana Vaccine Institute LTD was established in 1979 as an autonomous and totally self-financing company wholly owned by the Government of Botswana (GoB). Since its establishment, BVI has forged a strong technical cooperation with Merial (the animal health division of Sanofi), a leader in the research, manufacture and supply of livestock vaccines. BVI was initially established to research on FMD viruses in Botswana and produce FMD vaccines to provide biological safeguards to ensure Botswana’s livestock industry freedom against FMD and to maintain exports of animals and animal products worldwide which was the key export earner before discovery of minerals. However, over the years BVI has extended its mandate to produce other livestock vaccines including Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Vaccine (CBPP), Peste des Petits Ruminants Vaccine (PPR), Anthrax vaccine and Quarter Evil/Blackquater vaccine.
Botswana Vaccine Institute has a plan to expand the vaccine Blending and Filling Laboratory. Since this is a pharmaceutical production facility; the new laboratory must comply with the requirements of European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP) and with the Office International des Épizooties (OIE) Manual of Standards, an international (world organisation for animal health).
Botswana Vaccine Institute wishes to invite the Local as well as International Engineers to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to provide Basic and Detailed Design Studies on the Blending and Filling Laboratory Project and to manage the construction of the building until its commissioning and qualification and must fulfil the following conditions;
BVI will shortlist (pre-qualify) service providers based on assessment of the received expressions of interest using the information requested above. Short listed service providers will be invited to tender for the required services by responding to a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP).
Applicants are expected to submit one original copy and four copies of Expression of Interest proposals in envelopes clearly labelled: BVI/01/2016/PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY TO DO BASIC DESIGN STUDY FOR BLENDING AND FILLING PROJECT.
The Closing Date for submission of proposals is 30 May 2016.
Clarifications pertaining to this call for expression of interest may be obtained from Procurement & Supplies Manager on email address firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +267 3912711 during office hours [07:30 to 16:00 hours Monday to Friday]. Or hand delivered to:
The Procurement & Supplies Manager
Botswana Vaccine Institute
Lejara Road, Broadhurst Industrial