We are seeking a consultant/company to develop a staged redevelopment plan for the Solomon Islands Government Ministry Offices
The Solomon Islands Government comprises 23 Ministries, each of which is supported by offices and other workspaces with public servants to carry out the mandated roles of these Ministries. Approximately 6,400 public servants are based in Honiara. Originally, the Ministries were all located on government-owned land, with headquarters mainly in the Point Cruz area of Honiara.
As time went on, many of these Ministries outgrew their limited floor spaces, and the supply of government land likewise diminished. Many Ministries have partially or entirely relocated their headquarters to privately rented office space, and some Ministries are now physically fragmented due to the unavailability of sufficient office space for entire Ministries.
The Solomon Islands Government is spending almost $30 million per year on private office and warehouse rentals rather than constructing sufficient office space on government-owned land.
To date, many SIG Ministries have prepared their redevelopment plans in isolation to each other. There has been no attempt until now, to encourage a coordinated approach to redeveloping government land for all Ministries. Some government-owned land can be developed to house multiple Ministries.
- Determine the site suitability
- Prepare a redevelopment plan
- Determine the stages of redevelopment
Qualifications and experience
The firm/consultant must have necessary personnel with knowledge and experience in civil engineering and urban design with expertise in urban design and planning, architecture and survey and stakeholder engagement.
- Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in undertaking urban design planning and architectural or urban planning management projects, preferably within a Pacific Islands context.
Evidence of at least three (3) similar projects that have been completed in the last ten (10) years.
- Lead consultant to hold PhD or Masters level qualification in Civil Engineering, Architecture or urban planning, land management or similar field.
- Excellent communication, consultation and reporting writing skills including stakeholder engagement and cross-cultural skills. Proficiency in English language – written and spoken
How to Apply:
The full Request for Tender can be downloaded from: https://www.cardno.com/media/5145/sirf-rft-redevelopment-plan-for-sig-ministry-offices.pdf
Proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 17th December. 2019
Any questions about the requirements of the activity or tender should be sent by email to the address above by 12th December.
Cardno has been engaged by DFAT to manage the Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF). SIRF is an integrated facility that delivers both Technical Assistance and Deployee Support Services, in Solomon Islands. The Facility: