Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

PRC Tacloban Emergency Warehouse - Demolition and Redesign

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is seeking to contract an Engineering Consultant to assist the demolition and redesign of the Red Cross Emergency Warehouse in Tacloban (Philippines). This work will contribute to the reinforcement of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC)'s capabilities within the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. The duration of this project will be 6 – 8 months, commencing in September 2023

A brief summary about this RFP and what we are looking for is as follows:
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in funding of a warehouse at Tacloban, which post completion was discovered to exhibit some deficiencies in construction and suitability for its intended purpose. The structure is a 3-storey reinforced concrete and steel structure, with plan dimensions of 26 m x 24.80 m and height of 11.80 m.
Given that the structure is not compliant to the current NSCP 2015 for both strength and earthquake detailing requirement, and considering that the complexity and cost of strengthening the existing structure is relatively difficult and uneconomical, a decision was made to undertake construction of a new building.
The Engineering Consultant will provide professional services to plan and support the demolition (performed by specialist contractor, to be procured with the Engineering Consultant's support) and assist in developing a design for the replacement warehouse.
Therefore, MFAT and the PRC require an Engineering Consultant with structural design expertise of similar steel span warehouse type buildings. Experience in the Philippines construction market will be beneficial, and ideally the successful consultant will have a local presence in Tacloban or the wider Philippines.

Please note that this Request for Proposals is a two-step process: Step 1 is providing a written response to this RFP, from which a selection of respondents will be shortlisted and invited to Step 2 - delivering a presentation to the evaluation panel either in Manila, or via Microsoft Teams.
If you have any further questions regarding this opportunity, please contact

Department/Business Unit: Crown Funding

Status Closed
Closed 6 Jun 2023 5:00 PM NZST
Reference 27375682
Notice Type Request for Proposals (RFP)
Regions International
Customer Reference ACT-0101186
Contact Details Isobel Welsford-Ackroyd
Published 10 May 2023 3:00 PM NZST

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