TENDER NOTICE – REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) – EOI/UNON/13/034 Construction of 200 Low Cost Housing Units in Burao, Somaliland




BENEFICIARY COUNTRY:                          Somaliland  

DESCRIPTION:                                                     Construction of 200 Low Cost Housing Units in Burao, Somaliland

DATE OF THIS EOI:                                    Tuesday 9 July 2013               

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF EOI:                         Friday 26 July 2013


Description of Requirements:

UNON on behalf of UN-HABITAT seeks the interest of qualified firms to participate in the upcoming solicitation exercise for the provision of Construction of 200 Low Cost Housing Units in Burao Town, Somaliland. The works are being carried out under the 2nd Phase of the ProjectShelter Provision, Reintegration and Improved Livelihoods for Returnees and IDPs in 3 Towns in Somaliland, implemented by UN-Habitat with financial support from the Government of Japan.


The scope of works consists of the construction of 200 core housing units, with 3 rooms and a built-up area of 10 x 9 meters ( 90 square meters) each, inclusive of kitchen, sanitary facilities, water tank court-yard, and veranda. The works will be carried out at a dedicated resettlement area, South-East of Burao Town.


The work includes excavation, site preparation, concrete work, compaction, form work, reinforcement, wall and roof construction, and supply of construction materials.


Please note that this notice does not constitute a solicitation and UNON reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the EOI or ensuing tender process.




Eligible Contractors must meet the following qualification criteria:

a)      Valid certificate of registration by the Somaliland Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing.

b)      Registration at the Burao Municipal Authority / Current operational Business License.

c)      Confirmation of an established office and/or construction yard in Burao (or demonstrated access/ability to establish the same).

d)     Experience with construction works of a similar nature and magnitude.


Eligible vendors may be required to attend an in-country pre-bid meeting and site visit as part of the requirement for participating in the tender process.


Vendors must submit a signed vendor response form, no later than Friday 26 July 2013 to the attention of Adeline.Singoei@unon.org with a copy to Margaret.Mathenge@unon.org indicating their intention to participate in the tender.  Hard copies of the vendor response forms can also be obtained from the UN-Habitat Hargeisa Office (administration and finance section), and delivered to the attention of Paolo Pompili, UN-Habitat Office, Hargeisa, Somaliland.

All vendors interested in fulfilling the requirement described above must be registered with UNGM and may wish to visit www.ungm.org for full registration information in order to be eligible to participate in any solicitation.  More information on the registration process can be obtained from UNON (via email to Naomi.Njuno@unon.org).

The Burao low cost housing works are funded through contributions from the People of Japan and implemented by UN-Habitat.