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Invitation for bids from TPL

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

Date: 26/05/2015

Grant no. and Title: G0347-0348-TON. Tonga Outer Island Renewable Energy Project.

Contract no. and Title: TPL_OIREP_1 Tonga Outer Island Renewable Energy Project (OIREP).Package 1.

Deadline for Submission of Bids: Friday 24/07/2015.

  1. The Tongan “Ministry of Finance and National Planning of Tonga” has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the “Outer Island Renewable Energy Project (OIREP)”. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB as described in Section 5 of the

Bidding Document. This contract will be jointly financed by Australian Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The eligibility and procedures of ADB will govern the bidding process.

 

  1. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s “Single Stage” Bidding Procedure. Tonga Power Limited (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction and completion of “Design, supply and installation on a turnkey basis of (“the Facilities”):

 

a)            200 kWp solar PV facility on ‘Eua Island, Tonga.

b)            550 kWp solar PV Hybrid plant on Lifuka Island, Tonga.

c)            Rework on the existing PV and storage system in Vava’u, Tonga.

 

  1. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders    should contact:

Mr. Johnny Lillis,

Tonga Power Ltd,

Corner of Taufa'ahau & Mateialona Roads,

Nuku'alofa,

Tonga,

PO Box 429.

Tel: +676 876 3208.

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Bidding Document for _______ Procurement of Plant  Single-Stage, Two-Envelope

 

 

  1. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should:
  • Write to the address above requesting the bidding documents for “G3047-0348-TON. Outer Island Renewable Energy Project (OIREP), Package 1”.
  • Pay a non-refundable fee of US$50 by electronic fund transfer (EFT).
  • The documents shall be posted to your address.

 

  1. Deliver your bid:
  • To the address above.
  • On or before the deadline: Friday 24/07/2015.
  • Together with a Bid Security Declaration as described in the Bidding

 

Document:

Bids will be opened immediately after the closing date and time as specified in the Bid Data Sheet in the presence of the Bidder's representatives.

 

Bidding Document for _______ Procurement of Plant  Single-Stage, Two-Envelope

 

Prime Minister completes high-level meetings in Asia

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28 November 2013 : On Saturday 23 November, 2013, the Honourable Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano returned to Tonga after completing high-level meetings overseas since the beginning of November.

The 2nd China Pacific Island Countries Cooperation Forum held in Guangzhou, China was an opportunity for Tonga to maximize trade and development opportunities with the People’s Republic of China. The Government of the People’s Republic of China extended invitations and partially funded the delegation from various sectors of Tonga’s agriculture, fishery, trade, tourism and new energy technologies sectors to attend the Forum and formulate development proposals with their Chinese counterparts. The outcome of such an opportunity was that Tonga was able to submit its own development initiatives to China. The outcome of the high-level meetings between Tonga’s delegation and the PRC gave a positive indication that China will consider these proposals, whilst assistance towards agricultural development such as the sea cucumbers project have been confirmed for years to come. Tonga continues to consolidate bilateral relations and economic cooperation with the People’s Republic of China. The most significant outcome of the Forum is that bilateral meetings steered by the Lord Prime Minister led to the signing of the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement for a grant of 50 million RMB.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was held in Sri Lanka from 15-17 November concluded on a successful note with Tonga’s Prime Minister agreeing with Sri Lanka’s President to strengthen ties between the two countries, following this year’s CHOGM.

The CHOGM has provided an unprecedented opening for Tonga and Small States to discuss escalating debt issues and inadequate access to financing. Leaders welcomed the report and options suggested by the Commonwealth High Level Mission (CHLM) such as the Debt Swaps for Climate Change and Mitigation. Leaders continued to highlight the importance of sustained collaboration within the Commonwealth Secretariat, the IMF and the World Bank to further elaborate the member states proposals and build small states resilience. The CHLM is led by the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis and supported by four Commonwealth States comprising of Finance Ministers from Jamaica, Samoa, Seychelles and Tonga’s Minister for Finance and National Planning – Hon. Lisiate ‘Aloveita ‘Akolo.

The CHOGM focused on a range of global issues from Sustainable development, post 2015 development framework, climate change, youth affairs, civil society, trade, migration, human rights, gender equality to information and communication technology. Tonga underscored the need for continued and enhanced meaningful collaboration amongst development partners and Commonwealth members in order to find innovative sustainable solutions to address these issues.

Meanwhile, Heads of Government accepted the offer of the Prime Minister of Malta to host the next CHOGM in 2015 and the offer by Vanuatu to host CHOGM 2017 followed by Malaysia in 2019.

The Prime Minister concluded the high-level meetings in Bangkok, Thailand last week – with the meetings of ICT Ministers and Heads of State and Government at the ITU Connect Asia-Pacific Summit. Tonga’s new fibre optic cable system offers investment opportunities for the people, with expected job creations and economic growth and social development generated from getting connected and having access to the Internet and its endless possibilities for business ventures, education and improved health communication systems


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Issued by the : The Prime Minister's Office, Press Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644 Ext. 215 Fax: (676) 23 888; Media enquiries: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:08 )
 

AGENCIES: Government Agencies (as of January 2015)

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Since the Government restructure of July 1, 2012, 9 bodies and Departments of the Government were declared Agencies, one that is independent of a Minister and one that is represented by a Ministerial Portfolio.These are latest update as of 2015

1

Palace Office

Office of Lord Privy Seal/Nat, ID Office

The Palace Office is made up of 5 departments responsible for management of the affairs of the Head of State and the Royal Family. His Majesty's Departments include the Office of the Lord Privy Seal, Office of the Lord Chamberlain, Master of the Royal Household and Tonga Traditions, The National Identity Card Office and the administrative Palace Office. Independent Agency
2

His Majesty's Armed Forces (HMAF)

Tonga Defence Services is now known as His Majesty's Armed Forces. It is an Independent Agency of the Government and public service

More information www.defence.gov.to

Independent Agency
3

Public Service Commission (PSC)

The Public Service Commission is Tonga's Office that is responsible for the welfare of the civil servants being employed under the Government Public Service.

More information www.psc.gov.to

Agency Reporting to a Minister (Prime Minister)
4

Attorney General's Office (Crown Law)

The Attorney General's Office was previously known as the Crown Law Department. It is headed by the Attorney General (equivalent to Ministerial portfolio) and the Head of Department (CEO) is the Solicitor General.

More information www.crownlaw.gov.to

Independent Agency
5

Audit Office

The Audit Office is an independent body of Government that reports directly to Parliament. It is headed by an Auditor General. Independent Agency
6

National Bureau of Statistics (Statistics Dept)

The National Bureau of Statistics was formerly known as the Statistics Department.It is headed by the Government Statistician Agency Reporting to a Minister (Minister for Finance and National Planning)
7

Legislative Assembly  (Parliament Office)

The Legislative Assembly is an independent body and second form of Government including the Cabinet and the Judiciary. Its members is elected by the people in General Elections (17 constituencies) plus 9 representatives of the Nobles of the Realms. The Legislative Assembly is presided by a Speaker and the members of the House of Parliament elects the Head of Government (Prime Minister) and the Prime Minister-elect elects his Cabinet from members of the House.

More information www.parliament.gov.to

Independent Agency
8 Lord Chamberlain Office Independent Agency
9

Public Relations Commission (PRC)

Independent Agency
OTHERS -
Tonga Electoral Commission  (TEC) Quasi-Government - Agency Represented by Minister for Justice
Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM) www.energy.gov.to
Friendly Islands Shipping Agency  (FISA) www.fisa.to
National Retirement Fund Board www.nrfb
Last Updated ( Monday, 16 March 2015 13:54 )
 

The Tongan Judicial

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The third form of Government is the Judicial.

Tonga's court system consists of the Court of Appeal (Privy Council), the Supreme Court, the Magistrates' Court, and the Land Court. Judges are appointed by the monarch.  Supreme Court (judges are appointed by the monarch); Court of Appeal (Chief Justice and high court justices from overseas chosen and approved by Privy Council)

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE - The Ministry of Justice was established to oversee the administration of justice through the courts of law.  Its mission is to provide, promote, support and protect an independent judiciary.

  • Minister for Justice - Hon. Clive Edwards
  • Secretary for Justice - Ms. Susana Faletau
  • Chief Registrar - Manakovi Pahulu
  • Chief Justice - Lord Chief Justice Michael Dishingtin-Scott
  • Courts Judges - Supreme Court Judge - Justice Charles Cato; Police Magistrates Judges - Salesi Mafi, Folau Lokotui

OFFICE OF THE LORD CHANCELLOR

  • Lord Chancellor - Mr Albert Harison Waalkens Esquire K.C. (Interim)

CROWN LAW DEPARTMENT - Since 1988, the role of the Crown Law Department  has been to provide to His Majesty's Government with the traditional legal services provided by the Law Officers, including legal advice, litigation (prosecutions, and civil and land matters), and legislative drafting.

  • Attorney General - Mr. Neil Adsett
  • Solicitor General - Mr. 'Aminiasi Kefu
  • Assistant Senior Crown Counsel - Mr. Sione Sisifa
  • Crown Counsels - James Lutui; Annis Finau; Elisapeti Lavakei'aho Langi;
  • Assistant Crown Counsel -Juliana Lafaiali'i Lutui; Joan Puloka; Silivia Atiola; Leotrina Macomber

LAW LORDS - Members of the Privy Council

  • Lord Dalgety (President) ; Lord Tupou ; Lord Tufui ; Lord Madraiwiwi

TONGA LAW SOCIETY

  • Mr. Laki Niu (President)
Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:19 )
 

Public Enterprises - Chief Executives Officers

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PE NAMES TITLE
1 Tonga Communications Cooperation Mr. Rizvi Jurangpathy CEO
2 Tonga Power Ltd Mr. Robert Matthews
CEO
3 Tonga Airport Ltd Mr. Viliami Ma'ake CEO
4 Port Authority Tonga Mr. Mosese Lavemai CEO
5 Tonga Water Board Mr. Saimone Helu CEO
6 Tonga Development Bank Mrs. Leta Havea Kami
CEO
7 Tonga Post Limited
Mr. Siosifa Pomana Acting CEO
8 Tonga Broadcasting Commission Ms. Nanise Fifita General Manager
9 Tonga Cable Limited
Mr. Robert Bolouri
Acting General Manager
10 Tonga Market Corporation Ltd Mr. Metuliki Fakatava General Manager
11 Friendly Island Shipping Agency
Mr. Mosese Fakatou CEO
12 Waste Authority Limited Mr. Tapu Panuve
Acting Interim CEO
13 Tonga Forest Products Limited Mr. Sefanaia Tauake
CEO
14 Tonga Assets Managers and Associates Limited
Mr Tevita Hu'akau General Manager
15 Tonga Export Quality Management
Mr Tsutomu Nakao Interim General Manager
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:42 )
 
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