The Gambia seeks contractors for health project

July 20th, 2023

The Gambia’s Ministry of Health has invited bids without prequalification for the contract to build a biomedical engineering unit and a national food and drug quality control laboratory.

The project is being supported with funding from the World Bank.

The work entails constructing a new building at Farato dedicated to fixing medical equipment machines and a laboratory at Brusubi, along with external works such as paving, lighting and landscaping.

The construction period for the biomedical engineering unit is 10 months and 16 months for the laboratory.

Bidders should have 15 years of experience in construction, with at least five building projects completed over the past 10 years worth in excess of US$ 8 million for each contract. Average company turnover for the past five years must be US$25 million. Bidders should also have experience of constructing laboratories of at least 600 square metres, preferably in Africa.

Interested bidders may obtain further information from:
Name:               The Coordinator,
Office:               Projects Coordination Unit, Ministry of Health
Address:            Kairaba Ave, Opposite Giepa, First Floor, The Gambia.
E-mail address:,
Telephone:         337-3333 / 765-3185

Bidding documents can be inspected during office hours 08h00 to 16h00 Mondays to Thursdays and 08h00 to 12h00 on Fridays at the address given above.

Bids must be delivered to the address above on or before 15h00 on 28 August 2023. Electronic bidding is permitted.

The invitation to bid can be viewed here.

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