SERVICE PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICE
Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
Eastern and Southern Africa Region
Beneficiary countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
1. Publication reference
3. Programme title
East and Southern Africa Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
This tender procedure will be launched under suspensive clause, i.e. provision of the services concerned is subject to availability of the budget funds and the signature of a financing decision between the SADC Secretariat, the contracting authority of this service contract and the European Union.
5. Contracting Authority
Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
6. Nature of contract
7. Contract description
The purpose of this Technical Assistance contract is to develop and implement harmonised road transport policies, laws, regulations and standards for efficient cross border road transport and transit networks, transport and logistics services, systems and procedures in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. This includes the following key results areas: 1) Implementation in the beneficiary countries of the Vehicle
Overload Control Management Strategy; 2) Implementation in the beneficiary countries of the harmonized Vehicle regulations and standards; 3) Preconditions for an operation common transport registration and management system implemented; 4) Efficiency of regional transport corridors enhanced.
8. Indicative budget
EUR 9 million
9. Intended timing of publication of the contract notice
17 th October 2016
10. Additional information
The contracting authority may, at its own discretion, extend the project in duration and/or scope subject to the availability of funding. Any extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.
11. Legal basis1
Annex IV to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 as amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 and in Ouagadougou on 22 June 2010. Reference is made to Annex IV as revised by Decision 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 20 June 2014.
There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.
No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.
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