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  1. This Request for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in dgMarket online 26th July 2011 and published Issue no 804, 16th August 2011 and re-advertised 30th March 2015.

2.  The Government of Tonga (GoT) is currently implementing the Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP), supported by the World Bank. The project’s implementing Entity is Tonga Airports Limited (TAL), with project implementation support from the Technical and Fiduciary Services Unit (TFSU). TAL now intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for the Contract – Consulting Services – TFSU Technical Adviser - Pavement Specialist.

  1. The PAIP Program is a regional aviation project with the development objective to provide safe and secure air transport operations and environmentally sustainable and efficient airports and is being implemented in five (5) Pacific Island countries: Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu.
  2. TAL now seeks a TFSU Technical Adviser - Pavement Specialist to provide technical advice and support as part of the team of TFSU technical advisers on an as needed basis to support implementation of runway pavement rehabilitations under the Program.

A detailed description of the requirements of the position is included in the Terms of Reference (TOR). You may download a copy of the TOR from following link:

The assignment commence as soon as possible July 2018 over 6 months period, on a Task Order basis. A Time Based Contract will be signed in which both parties will agree on a unit daily fee rate fixed for the duration of the contract.

  1. TAL now invites interested and eligible persons to provide their Expression of Interest consisting of a i) Curriculum Vitae, ii) list of 3 references with relevant contract details and iii) a Statement addressing the Selection Criteria contained within the TOR, demonstrating that they possess the relevant qualifications and experience to perform the services. The consultant will have but not limited to:
  • Tertiary qualifications in civil engineering, at an advanced professional or educational level;
  • Demonstrated experience of at least (10) years’ professional work experience in civil engineering in runway and pavement construction and design;
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills in English, networking and coordination skills, including high-level report-writing skills;
  • Experience with donor funded projects and in small island developing states will be an advantage

Qualified and suitable candidates may be interviewed prior to negotiating a Contract.

  1. A firm is eligible to nominate an individual – however, note that only the experience and qualifications of the nominated individual shall be used in the selection process, and that (their) corporate experience shall not be taken into account. The firm, if proposing an individual must specify whether the contract would be signed with the firm or the proposed individual.
  2. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  3. The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the “Guidelines; Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011, which can be accessed at .
  4. Please submit your Expression of Interest details to the address below no later than 29th June 2018. Email submissions will be accepted. Your Submission should be clearly marked “Expression of Interest for TFSU Technical Adviser – Pavement Specialist, Contract Reference Number  TAL/ICS/D10.5”

10. Attention:  Ms Pua Latu

Physical Address: PAIP TFSU Project Office, Ground Floor, TAL Building, Poutaha, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

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