Procurement Notice/Advertisement to Bid for Small Works – ITB Lusaka Province

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The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting qualified companies to submit a bid for the renovation of two health facilities in selected Higher and Tertiary Education Institutions in Zambia Lusaka province.

UNESCO seeks to utilize the services of legally registered and experienced contractors to provide professional engineering services in accordance with general engineering practices and industry best practices in Zambia.

UNESCO is implementing the Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future Plus (O3 Plus), a project that aims to ensure that young people in higher and tertiary education institutions (HTEIs) in Zambia realize positive health, education, and gender equality outcomes. This is achievable through sustained reductions in new HIV infections, unintended pregnancy, and gender-based violence (GBV), enabling them to reach their full educational potential and contribute more effectively to the development of their countries and regions as graduates, professionals, and young leaders. The work of the project will be delivered through four complementary pillars or work streams:

  • Institutional strengthening for sustainability
  • Student health and well-being
  • Safe and inclusive campus environments
  • Evidence-building and knowledge-sharing

Under the institutional strengthening for sustainability and student health and wellbeing pillars, the project will support the renovation and upgrading of campus health facilities to offer a standard package of youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services to students. All the health facilities in the project require some renovations and modernising to be more appealing to their key target constituencies, students in higher and tertiary education.


Bids shall be received complete including all items listed per health facility/institution and only bids covering two health facilities/institutions will be accepted.

The work entails the following tasks listed according to the institutions

1. Proposed Youth & Adolescent Friendly Space, Kwacha Common Room – University of Zambia Lusaka

I. Demolitions
II. Linings and Drywall Partitions
III. Metalwork
IV. Specialist Fittings and Movables
V. Floor, Wall and Ceiling Finishing
VI. Paintings and Decoration
VII. Prime Cost and Provisional Sums

2. Proposed Extension to Evelyn Hone Clinic, Lusaka

I. Substructure
II. Concrete Work
III. Bar Reinforcements
IV. Brickwork and Blockwork
V. Roofing Sheet
VI. Carpentry and Joinery
VII. Ironmongery
VIII. Metalwork
IX. Specialist Fittings and Movables
X. Floor, Wall and Ceiling finishing
XI. Glazing
XII. Paintings and Decorations
XIII. Lighting Installation
XIV. Small Power Installation


Expected duration of the assignment is 4 months from the date of notice which is issued after contract signature.


The purpose of this notice is to provide general information on the requirements for the procurement process and to inform interested suppliers how to obtain a copy of the Solicitation Documents.

Interested companies who wish to participate in the ITB must request for a complete set of Solicitation Documents, available free of charge, by sending an email at: [email protected] specifying the reference Ref: LSK/HAR_DIR/2023/ITB00002_Request for Solicitation Documents in the email subject.

UNESCO reserves the right to amend the documents at any time during the solicitation process. Any amendments or clarifications will be communicated directly to all Bidders who have requested for a complete set of solicitation documents and officially confirmed their intention to submit a bid. No remuneration will be made to companies for preparation and submission of their bid.

The electronic tenders must be sent to the email address as specified in the solicitation document on or before 2 June 2023 at 23:59 hours in strict compliance with the instructions as stipulated in the Solicitation Documents.

For and on behalf of UNESCO:
Education for Health and Well-Being Sector

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