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32 ADVERT Friday, September 1 2017 | NEW ERA NEPC Thought Leaders Series 2017 “African Leadership, Development & Sharing of National Resources” PLO Lumumba When: 6 September 2017 Venue: Gateway Conference Center, Corner of Florence Nightingale and Hans Dietrich Genscher Street, Khomasdal. 17h30 for 18h00 N0 per/person Tickets available at Contact us: Brought to you by: Contact us: Tel: +264 61 273 300 | Email:

Friday, September 1 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERT 33 INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST REFERENCE NO: NWR/EOI – 02/2017 ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT VENTURE/S WITH NAMIBIA WILDLIFE RESORTS LIMITED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF GREEN FIELD RESORTS & RENOVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SELECTED RESORTS Issue Date: 01 September 2017 Closing Date: 06 October 2017 Tourism has been identified as Namibia’s third largest and fastest growing economic sector. As indicated in NDP5, the government has recognised the tourism industry’s additional socio-economic growth potential through its broad-based impact on capital investments, trade reserves, job creation and rural development as well as protecting heritage and cultural values. Namibia Wildlife Resorts Limited (NWR) is a state owned commercial enterprise charged with the responsibility of providing quality tourism and hospitality management services in Namibia’s wildlife parks. The company has been operational since 1998 and it reports to the Ministry of Public Enterprises as well as to the line Ministry, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Among the objectives of the company are to conduct a wildlife resorts service in conformity with the development strategies and policies of the government of the Republic of Namibia through, inter alia: • managing, controlling, maintaining, utilising and promoting in the national interest the wildlife resorts service according to general business principles; • developing with or without the participation of the private sector commercially viable enterprises or projects concerning the wildlife resorts service or the tourism industry in general; Furthermore, NWR is empowered to “establish subsidiary companies or acquire an interest in any other company or co-operative society or enter into a partnership or joint venture with any person”. At the recently concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2017, the shareholder, which is the Government of the Republic of Namibia represented by the line Ministry, approved a comprehensive Strategic Business Plan which identifies clear greenfield options to be explored as well as the need for transforming NWR into a commercially sustainable and financially profitable company. Joint venture partnerships with members of the private sector who have a proven record of accomplishment in developing and operating sustainable tourism entities to complement the NWR Vision are a critical component of that strategy. The objectives of joint venture partnerships are to: 1. Ensure the sustainability and profitability of NWR through the implementation of business models to derive maximum returns from NWR’s current resorts and facilitate NWR’s growth through the development and management of green field sites. 2. To contribute to the repositioning of the NWR brand as a provider of quality tourism and hospitality services supporting Namibia’s unique wildlife, heritage and cultural experiences. 3. To maintain and grow Namibia’s position as a global leader in conservation and tourism humanitarian. Within the above context, Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from established tourism and hospitality operators willing to enter into a Joint Venture partnership with NWR in which NWR shall hold a 51% stake. Interested companies must provide information indicating their capability, experience and qualification in developing, managing and operating successful tourism and hospitality entities by submitting the following documentation: A. Firm/Company profile including Namibian and/or empowerment credentials B. Statement indicating the lack of any conflicts of interest with regards to the operations of NWR C. Description of similar operating partnerships undertaken by the Company in Southern Africa D. Reference projects and core competencies which support the eligibility and value of the Company intending to enter into a partnership with NWR E. Demonstration of the Company’s ability to provide integrated solutions which will support NWR in meeting its strategic objectives F. Demonstration of the availability of investment capital ready for deployment G. References showing experience and success factors including skills development practices The review of submissions will be at NWR’s discretion and will include a comparison of the competitiveness amongst each of the expressions of interest received. NWR will shortlist (pre-qualify) companies based on assessment of the received submissions using the information requested above. Short listed companies or firms will be invited to tender for the required services by responding to a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP). Clarifications pertaining to this call for expression of interest should be direct in writing to the office of Managing Director, to not later than Friday, 29 September 2017. Expressions of Interest should be deposited, on or before Friday, 06 October 2017 at 12h00 noon, in the Tender Box situated in the Office of the Managing Director, 181 Gathemann Building, Independence Avenue. Late or faxed Expressions of Interest shall be rejected. All submissions should be marked as follows: JOINT VENTURE SUBMISSIONS: NWR/EOI – 02/2017 DISCLAIMER • At this stage, the Expression of Interest does not constitute an RFP or a promise to issue an RFP in the future; • The request for information does not commit NWR to enter in to further communications of any kind; • Further, NWR at this stage, is not seeking proposals and is not accepting unsolicited proposals; • NWR is not paying for any information or administration costs incurred in the response to the Expression of Interest – all costs associated with responding to this Expression of Interest are solely for the interested party’s expense. A Recognized Leader in Tourism and Hospitality Services in Namibia

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