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Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) of a New Coreshed at Mawe Complex in Kalulushi

1.0 Background

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc. (ZCCM-IH) is an investment holding company with diversified interests in mining, energy, banking, property and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The company has a primary listing under ISIN number ZM0000000037on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, and secondary listings on London Stock Exchange and Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.

The Zambian Government (GRZ) directly holds 17.25% of the shares in ZCCM-IH and 60.28% indirectly through Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), an investment company wholly owned by the Zambian Government. With the remaining 22.47% being held by institutions and individuals. The geographical spread of the minority shareholders, who number around 4300, covers over 29 countries in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, Asia and the USA.

2.0 Project Summary

ZCCM-IH owns and runs seven (7) core sheds situated at Mawe Complex in Kalulushi District. The core sheds were constructed in the 1960s to store drilled cores resulting from exploration activities undertaken within the Republic of Zambia. The core sheds serve as a source of historical geological information. The assets cover an area of approximately 2,850m2 containing drill cores from close to 2,500 boreholes from various prospects. The total core length stored is approximately 110,000m which would require nearly US$13 million to drill at the cost of diamond drilling rate of US$120/m. At Privatisation of ZCCM Limited, the core sheds were taken over by the Chamber of Mines of Zambia which ran the facilities from 2000 up until 2013 when ZCCM-IH, the successor company to ZCCM Limited took over the former Technical Services premises.

Over the years, there has been an increase in the volume of drilled cores being stored at the existing core sheds. As a result, Mawe Complex has run out of storage capacity in the existing structures. The drill cores are stored in timber core boxes which are prone to deterioration over a period of time. A lot of core boxes are just lying on the corridors of the existing core sheds thereby making cataloguing difficult and also exposing the boxes to adverse weather conditions which cause damage to the wooden core boxes especially during the rainy season. This entails frequent replacement of the core boxes which is a cost to the company as ZCCM-IH has to periodically replace damaged core boxes in a bid to maintain the integrity of these cores. Given these challenges, ZCCM-IH intends to expand the storage capacity by building one core shed to help alleviate the storage problem.

ZCCM-IH therefore seeks the services of an experienced firm with expertise in providing an innovative and aesthetically pleasing modern design of the core shed and supervision of the construction works. The assignment is divided into two (02) parts:

Part I: Design, Provision of Specifications and Production of Drawings;

Part II: Supervision of the Construction Works.

ZCCM-IH now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Interested firms must provide information to demonstrate that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc.).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours between 08:00 – 13:00 hours and between 14:00 – 17:00 hours local time from Monday to Friday.

A consultant will be selected using Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method. Interested consultants must submit one (01) original and three (03) hard copies of the Expression of Interest to the address below not later than Tuesday, 20th November 2018.

Procurement Manager
ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc
ZCCM-IH Office Park
Stand No. 16806, Alick Nkhata Road
Mass Media Complex Area
P.O. Box 30048

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