INTERNATIONAL INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE
SUPPLY OF BUTANE GAS IN MAURITANIA FOR A PERIOD OF
TWO YEARS STARTING 01/11/2013
The National Hydrocarbons Commission, acting on behalf of authorized importers of butane gas, launches a Call for Tenders to choose a supplier who will be responsible for the supply of butane gas in Mauritania for a period two years starting 01/11/2013. During this period, the only authorized imports for this product will be those carried out under the contract resulting from this Tender.
The commission invites, through this tender notice, bidders allowed to compete, to present their sealed bids for this market. Are allowed to compete only those bidders who fulfill both following criteria:
a) First criterion: have an average annual global turnover for the last three years equal or higher than a billion (1 000 000 000) U.S. dollars;
b) Second criterion: to provide a testimony from a competent and independent authority certifying that the bidder owns or holds lease, in time charter or not, ships to transport Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
If the Bidder is a jointly liable consortium of bidders, a consolidation of sales and the situation of ships will be made for the members of that group.
The bidders will not take into account either the turnover or the vessels, of the parent company or a subsidiary of the bidder, if it is not part of the jointly liable consortium of bidders that this submission.
Bidders may ask questions or propose amendments to the Tender Document until no later than October 6, 2013 at 16:00 UT. The proposed amendments could, in particular, include such things as the above qualification criteria.
The Commission will give its probable answers to questions and publish any possible Addendum no later than October 14, 2013 at 22:00 UT.
The bid bond shall be in the amount of four hundred thousand (400,000) U.S. dollars.
Interested eligible Bidders may obtain or may examine the Tender Document in the offices of the National Hydrocarbons Commission, at the address indicated below.
"National Hydrocarbons Commission, Sabkha area located at No. 0008 D between the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines and the Ministry of Equipment and Transport COMMISSION. TEL +22 24 52 44 527. FAX +22 24 52 44 528. E-mail:
The Tender Document may be obtained by bidders, starting from September 19, 2013 upon request, from the National Hydrocarbons Commission, and upon payment of a non refundable amount of One Million Ouguiyas (1000000 UM) or its value in a freely convertible currency, through a transfer of funds to the account N° 300 11 79, open at the Central Bank of Mauritanie (Banque Centrale de Mauritanie, BCM), Nouakchott Mauritania on behalf of the National Hydrocarbons Commission.
All bids must be submitted no later than October 21, 2013 before 10:00 GMT, and addressed to the Chairman of the Commission at the aforementioned address of the National Hydrocarbons Commission.
Technical Bids will be opened in the presence of those of the bidders' representatives who wish, on October 21, 2013 at 10AM UT, in the meeting room of the National Hydrocarbons Commission at the aforementioned address.
The Chairman of the National Hydrocarbons Commission