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Roads and Aviation Project: General Procurement Notice (GPN) : Solomon Islands

Project ID: P166622

Solomon Islands - P166622 - Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project

Country: Solomon Islands

Project Id: P166622

Project Name: Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project

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Manase Vaoahi


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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP)



Loan No. IDA-V1670

Project ID No. P166622


The Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP) is currently being prepared by the Government of the Solomon Islands (SIG) and The World Bank and will be supported through a Project Preparation Advance. SIRAP will form part of the regional Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) being implemented respectively in Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu, Samoa and Vanuatu. PAIP has a development objective to (i) improve the safety, security, efficiency, management, and environmental sustainability of airports; and (ii) improve regional harmonization of aviation safety standards. The program recognizes the key role air transport plays in the economic and social development of each participating country and the need to strengthen the efficiency and viability of this sector.

The Executing Agency is the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT), who will lead the project via the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (MCA) and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) as Implementing Agencies. A Project Support Team (PST) will be recruited and will be responsible for day-to-day project management, with support from the PAIP Technical and Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU) who provides regional program implementation support across the PAIP program. The Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) and other line ministries are also involved in supporting project implementation, providing inputs, and performing roles within their respective mandates.

SIRAP will be financed by US$51 million, which is a blend of national IDA financing of US$27 million and regional IDA financing of US$24 million. The project consists of the following components:

  • Component A: Honiara and Munda Airports Infrastructure Investments. Major procurements will include open competitive bidding for Runway, Taxiway and Apron Resurfacing Works, Design and Supervision Services for all Aviation Investments, Airfield Ground Lighting, Rescue Fire Services Station, Automated Weather Observation Station, VSAT Satellite Communications System, ADS-B Ground Stations & aircraft equipage, Stand by Generators, Terminal Building Concept Design, Terminal Building including flight service tower, Passenger Handling Equipment, UXO survey and removal (for Honiara Munda)
  • Component B: Malaita Road Improvement and Maintenance Program. Major procurements will include open competitive bidding for Resealing of existing sealed section (North and South Roads) (17km), Upgrading of bridges on the Auki-Dala section (North Road) (2 log bridges, 1 steel truss bridge),  Spot Upgrading for Climate Resiliency, Design and Supervision Services for Road Investments, Road safety improvements.
  • Component C: Institutional Strengthening. Major procurements will include open competitive bidding for Training Needs Analysis, Operational Training, Regulatory Training, Airline Strategy Review, Airport Master Planning Study, Aviation Sector Strategy, Technical Support to CAASI, TA: Support for planning and asset management, TA: Asset management system upgrading, TA: Road safety, TA: Addressing Gender Based Violence, TA: Operational Training, Preparation of Auki Gwaunaru'u Airport Infrastructure Investments.
  • Component D: Project Implementation Support. Major procurements will include open competitive procurement of individual consulting services for positions of Project Support Team (Project Manager), Project Support Team (National Safeguards Specialist), Project Support Team (Community Liaison Officer), Project Support Team (Project Accountant) and Project Support Team (Administrative Assistant).
  • Component E: Contingent Emergency Response. This is contingent emergency response component (CERC) which designed to provide swift response in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency,[1] by enabling the government to request the Bank to reallocate project funds to support emergency response and reconstruction.

[1] Defined as “an event that has caused, or is likely to imminently cause, a major adverse economic and/or social impact associated with natural or man-made crises or disasters”, OP/BP 8.00, Rapid Response to Crises and Emergencies.

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (July 2016 revised August 2018) (Procurement Regulations), and is open to all eligible firms and individuals as defined in the Procurement Regulations. After project negotiations, the World Bank shall arrange the publication on its external website of the agreed initial procurement plan and all subsequent updates once it has provided a no objection.

Specific procurement notices for contracts subject to open international competitive procurement will be announced, as they become available, in UN Development Business online, on the World Bank’s external website and, or

Prequalification/Initial Selection of suppliers and contractors will not be required.

Interested eligible firms and individuals who would wish to be considered for the provision of goods, works, non-consulting services and consulting services for the above mentioned project, or those requiring additional information, should contact the Borrower at the address below:

Manase Vaoahi

Contracts and Bid Administrator

Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP)