5th February, 2021





The Government of Guyana (GOGY) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of the Linden to Mabura Hill Road Upgrade Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds to eligible payments under this contract.  Payment by CDB will be made only at the request of GOGY and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement.  The Loan Agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the Loan Account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.  No party other than GOGY shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Loan.

The Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), through its Works Services Group (WSG) is responsible for the overall implementation of the project.  A Project Management Unit (PMU) is being established to coordinate the various activities within the Project.  The WSG intends to prequalify contractors for upgrading approximately 121 km of gravel road extending from Linden to Mabura Hill to an asphaltic concrete road. The Works will improve the connectivity between Guyana’s hinterland and coastal regions.

The key elements of the scope of works are as follows:

  • Construction of sub-base and base courses and an asphaltic concrete surface course;
  • Construction of two (2) reinforced concrete bridges of approximate span 20m;
  • Construction of five (5) reinforced concrete twin box culverts;
  • Installation of seventeen (17) reinforced concrete minor pipe culverts; and
  • Construction of geocell lined drains and concrete lined drains.

During the execution of the Works the Contractor is expected to place significant emphasis on social and environmental safeguards to mitigate the adverse impacts of the project on the physical and biological environments and communities.

It is expected that Invitations for Bids will be issued in May 2021.

Firms whether applying individually or in the form of a Joint Venture, shall:

  1. be legally incorporated or otherwise organised in, and have their principal place of business in an Eligible Country;


  1. be more than fifty (50) percent beneficially-owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an Eligible Country, or by a body corporate or bodies meeting these requirements, as far as the ownership can be reasonably determined; and


  1. have no arrangement and undertake not to make any arrangement whereby the majority of the financial benefits of the contract, i.e., more than fifty (50) percent of the value of the contract, will accrue or be paid to sub-contractors or sub-consultants that are not from an Eligible Country.
  2. in all cases not be subject to any restrictions under European Council Regulation No 2580/2001 of 27 December 2001 or the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) 2009 of the UK with a view to combating terrorism.


Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

The requirements for pre-qualification will include:

  1. an average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of United States dollars US$ 80 million;


  1. demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of US$ 13.5 million equivalent; and


  1. experience as prime contractor in the construction of at least 2 assignments of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed project activity within the last 5 years, each of a value of at least (US$) 80 million (to comply with this requirement, works quoted should be at least 80 percent complete).


Interested eligible applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the Prequalification Documents at the Works Services Group, Ministry of Public Works at the first address below, Monday to Friday from 09:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs.  A complete set of the prequalification documents in English may be obtained by interested applicants through the following means:

  1. Purchasing from the first address below (hard copy) for a non-refundable fee of Five Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$5,000).  Payment shall be in the form of cash, bank draft or bank guaranteed cheque payable to: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works.
  2. Requesting an electronic copy via the email address stated in the first address below. The subject of the email must be “Request for Pre-qualification Document for Linden to Mabura Hill Road Upgrade” and the email must contain the name, address and contact information of the firm requesting the document.


Prequalification submissions must be in English and must be submitted to the second address below by 09:00hrs hours, local time on March 30, 2021.  Submissions must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the second address.  Applications cannot be submitted electronically.

One (1) original, three (3) hard copies and a single pdf copy of the entire submission on a flash drive must be included in a sealed envelope. The sealed envelope containing the submissions must include the name and address of the Applicant and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify for the Works of the Linden to Mabura Hill Road Upgrade, Ref. No.: 03/2021/31.

MoPW reserves the right to return late Applications unopened to the Applicants or to cancel the prequalification process.  MoPW will not be bound to assign any reason for not pre-qualifying any applicant and will not defray costs incurred by applicants in the preparation and submission of the pre-qualification documents.

Address 1 for Reviewing & Purchasing Documents and Requesting Information


Address 2 for Bid Submission and Bid Opening

The Project Coordinator - Linden-Mabura Hill Road Upgrade

Works Services Group

Ministry of Public Works

Fort Street, Kingston





Telephone number: 0011 (592) 225-5650


The Chairman

National Procurement and Tender Administration Board

Ministry of Finance

Main & Urquhart Streets






Telephone number: 0011 (592) 226-7241