Monday, July 10 2017| NEW ERA WORLD 18 Standing her ground… A demonstrator is peppersprayed after climbing onto a police vehicle. The police stopped the “Welcome to Hell” demo on Thursday night with brute force. Demonstrating innocence… Protesters take part in the “Welcome to Hell” protest march on Thursday in Hamburg, Germany. Photos: NBC & Spiegel Protests turn violent for Trump’s maiden G20 HAMBURG Demonstrations turned violent late Thursday ahead of a tricky first G20 summit for US President Donald Trump, as German police clashed with a hard core of masked anticapitalist activists hurling bottles and stones. What should have been a peaceful march by around 12,000 people in Hamburg protesting against globalisation was halted as police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse around 1,000 far-left militants. Seventy-six police officers were injured, a spokesman for Hamburg’s police told AFP. “Police are still being attacked,” he said. O f f i c e r s c a l l e d w i t h loudspeakers on protestors to remove their masks but this was ignored and after more objects were thrown, authorities decided to separate them from the other protestors, police said on Twitter. “Unfortunately it has come to the first clashes. We are implementing corresponding measures,” read another tweet. P r o t e s t e r s w e r e s e e n scrambling to leave the scene, while others defiantly stood in the way of water cannon trucks as they moved in surrounded by riot police with helmets and batons. Police tweeted a photo of a car and flames and said shop windows were smashed. The main “Welcome to Hell” march was then called off but thousands of people remained as night fell and demonstrators engaged in smaller skirmishes in the back streets of Germany’s second city, AFP correspondents said. Up to 100,000 demonstrators are expected before and during the two-day Group of 20 meeting gathering Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping of China starting on Friday. There were 20,000 police on standby together with armoured vehicles, helicopters and surveillance drones. A holding centre for detainees has been set up in a former hardware store with space for 400 people. “War, climate change, exploitation are the result of the capitalist system that the G20 stands for and which 20,000 police are here to defend,” demonstrator Georg Ismail told AFP. Major events like the G20 have in recent years usually been held in remote locations, but Germany was forced by its logistical demands to host it in a large city with a big venue and dozens of hotels. Hamburg is desperate to avoid a rerun of the kind of major clashes seen at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa or the Frankfurt opening of the new European Central Bank building in 2015. In Hamburg, some 30 demonstrations have been announced, organised by antiglobalisation activists and environmentalists, trade unions, students and Church groups. “Welcome to Hell” organiser Andreas Blechschmidt said the motto is “a combative message... but it’s also meant to symbolise that G20 policies worldwide are responsible for hellish conditions like hunger, war and the climate disaster”. The main focus of attention inside the G20 venue on the first day of the summit on Friday will be Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Putin. Speaking in the Polish capital earlier on Thursday in front of 10,000 people, Trump didn’t mince his words about Moscow. “We urge Russia to cease its destabilising activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes -- including Syria and Iran -- and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defence of civilisation itself,” he said. Arriving in Hamburg later Thursday, Trump headed to talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has vowed to defend the 2015 Paris climate accord despite the US leader’s decision to withdraw. Merkel said before meeting the US president that Trump was facing isolation within the G20 over the issue -- one of several topics where the new US leader is likely to clash with his fellow leaders. “We are not going to paper over the differences but rather, we will call discord, discord. Because there are also different opinions on some important questions,” Merkel said. Trump held a dinner with leaders of South Korea and Japan, focusing on North Korea’s successfully test of an intercontinental ballistic missile this week. He tweeted afterwards only that the meeting was “great”. In his first public remarks since the test, Trump said in Warsaw that Pyongyang’s military sabre-rattling must bring “consequences” and warned he was considering a “severe” response to its “very, very bad behaviour”. - Nampa/AFP UN chief urges warring sides in Ukraine to adhere to ceasefire KIEV United Nations Secretary- General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels to adhere to a ceasefire deal aimed at easing the bloody conflict in the country’s east. Guterres spoke to journalists at the start of a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, while making his first visit to Kiev. “We know that fighting is still happening. And, of course, our appeal is for a complete ceasefire,” Guterres stressed. The UN chief specified that he was referring to last month’s agreement on a socalled “harvest ceasefire.” Brokered by the international monitors, the latest ceasefire agreement went into force on June 24 and was intended to make it possible for local farmers to harvest their crops. Guterres made the appeal as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met President Petro Poroshenko for talks in Kiev expected to reinforce US support for Ukraine and urge it to enact reforms. The latest ceasefire has helped reduce fighting in the 38-month separatist conflict but sporadic clashes along the volatile frontline have nonetheless killed nine Ukrainian soldiers and wounded dozens. More than 10,000 people have been killed since the pro- Russian insurgency began in April 2014, which Kiev and the West accuse Moscow of masterminding. The US and EU have imposed sanctions on Russia, but Russia has denied backing the rebels. A number of international organisations, including several UN-run bodies, are working to help those caught up in the conflict that has seen some 1.7 million forced to flee their homes. “You can count on our strong commitment to support humanitarian action to bring some relief to the people that have been displaced,” Guterres said. – Nampa/AFP
Monday, July 10 2017| NEW ERA 19 TENDER INFORMATION As an added bonus for our readers we will publish the results of all tenders opened in public from Mondays to Thursdays on a regular basis. This information is noted and reported by a New Era Reporter Closing at Namibia Airports Company 09 June 2017 Maintenance of X-Ray and Security Equipment (Scanners) Four offers were received for the maintenance of X-Ray and Security Equipment (Scanners) for the Namibia Airports Company when tender nr. NAC/ SCA/001/2017 closed at it’s Head Quarters, 5th floor, Sanlam Centre in Independence Avenue, Windhoek at 11H00 on Friday, 09 June 2017. Tender prices and mandatory certificates attached as announced for: 1. Xpro Solutions joint venture Zanola Investments 6 250.00 per month 2. PC Centre 576 560.00 3. Shamrock Investment 840 737.49 4. Cybernam 929 800.00; copies of affirmative action compliance certificate, good standing with inland revenue certificate, authorization letter of approval of completion certificate and approval certificate from astrophysics attached Closing at NamWater 04 July 2017 Control Switchboard for Eenhana Tower Pump Station Three offers were received for the supply and delivery of one (1) Control Switchboard for the Eenhana Tower Pump Station to the Namibia Water Corporation when tender nr. G/RFQ/NW-023/2018 closed at the Namibia Water Corporation Head Quarters, 176 Iscor Street, Windhoek at 11H00 on Tuesday, 04 July 2017. Tender prices (excluding VAT) and mandatory certificates attached as announced for: 1. Industrial Control and Engineering 618.91; no good standing inland revenue certificate attached; all other mandatory certificates attached and valid 2. Dynamic Power Solutions 863.99; all mandatory certificates attached and valid 3. Central Technical Supplies 387.89; all mandatory certificates attached and valid DEFINITIONS IN NEW PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT “procurement” means to obtain/get hold of goods, services, works, non/consultancy services by means of purchase (buying), rental, lease or hire-purchase “Minister” referred to in this Act means the Minister of Finance “public entity” means an office, ministry or agency of the Government, including: A Local Authority A Regional Council A Public Enterprises as referred to in the Public Enterprises Governance Act A body or trust that is owned or controlled by the Government, when engaged in any procurement individually or in a consortium and An entity declared as public entity by the Minister of Finance “accounting officer” means the accounting officer of a public entity “bid” means an offer or proposal submitted in response to a request to supply goods, works or services, or any combination thereof, and, where applicable, includes any pre-qualification process “bidder” (tenderer/ contractor) means a participant in procurement or prequalification process, and includes a contractor “bidding document”- means any document issued by a public entity on the basis of which bidders prepare bids; and includes any document which contains instructions to bidders, specification, maps, designs, terms of reference, work schedules, evaluation criteria, bills of quantities, conditions of contract or other similar items “bid evaluations committee” means an ad hoc (needed only for a specific purpose/interim) bid evaluation committee established for the evaluation of bids required and in terms of section 26 of the Act “bid security” mean security/guarantee that may be required for the original bid submission/performance of a contract “Board” means the juristic body (consisting of nine members), appointed by the Minister of Finance to be known as the Central Procurement Board of Namibia. “consultancy services” means services of an advisory or intellectual nature not necessarily related to the provision of goods and services or execution of works “goods” means objects of every kind and description, including commodities, raw materials, manufactured products and equipment, industrial plant, objects in solid, liquid or gaseous form, electricity as well as services incidental to the supply of the goods such as freight and insurance “procurement management unit” means the division or department in the public entity that is responsible to carry out procurement functions as required “procurement contract” means an agreement between a public entity and supplier resulting from a procurement process “responsive” , in relation to a bid, means responsive to the basic requirements of a bid regarding ability to perform and complete on time “services” means any object of procurement, a contract or framework agreement for consultancy and nonconsultancy services “supplier” means a person delivering goods, works, consultancy services or other services “threshold” means a threshold amount prescribed for the procurement of goods, works, and consultancy services or non-consultancy services, including disposal of assets for the mandatory application of prescribed procedures “works” means any work associated with the construction, reconstruction, demolition, repair or renovation , site preparation, excavation, erection, building installation of equipment or materials, decoration and finishing, as well as services incidental to construction such as drilling, maping, satellite photography, seismic investigations and similar services Fiduciary (legal/administrative/guardian) duties and improper conduct by members of the Central Procurement Board A member of the Board must at all times- Act with fidelity (), honesty, integrity and in the best interest of the Board and procurement system. Exercise reasonable degree of care and diligence in the performance of his/her duties. Strive to achieve the highest standard of transparency, accountability and the need to obtain best value for money; and Attend to any aspect of general application relating to the procurement of goods, works and services as directed by the Minister A member of the Board may not- Make improper use of information gained by means of his/ her position as a member to gain, directly or indirectly, an advantage for him/herself or any other person or cause detriment to the Board Maker use of his/her position as a member to gain, directly or indirectly, an advantage for him/herself or any other person or cause detriment to the Board Divulge confidential information entrusted to the member or obtained by the member during his/her exercise or performing of powers/functions under or in terms of this Act or any other law. TENDER TIPS OF THE DAY Before submitting a tender, remember to first ensure compliance as to: WHAT: Valid mandatory/obligatory documents are required? a). copy of company registration certificate or good standing certificate with the Ministry of Trade and Industry b). original, stamped certificate of good standing with Social Security Commission, bearing a date that is within the running period of the tender tendered for c). original good standing tax certificate from the Receiver of Revenue. If exempted from paying taxes, submission of written proof from the Receiver of Revenue d).close corporation certificate from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (if company is a close corporation) e). certificate of registration as a small medium enterprise from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (if company is a SME) f). certificate of registration as a black economic empowerment (if company is a BEE) g). tenderers who apply for the affirmative action price preferences must attach a valid Affirmative Action Certificate issued by the Employment Equity Commission Are the pre-qualification criteria required (with proof)? a). quantity and quality of goods/products to be delivered or services to be rendered b). skills (capabilities), experience (similar projects completed satisfactory in a similar environment) and qualifications (e.g. civil engineering degree) c). support/advice/inputs/innovative ideas (during the project) or after sales services (e.g. when supplying vehicles, installing goods) d). track record (positive references from previous companies where completing similar projects) e). preference will be given to tenderers who tender market related prices and to companies with 51% Namibian ownership of which 30% shall be from previously disadvantaged groups (woman, racially disadvantaged, physically challenged) f). performance guarantee, tender security (bid bond) or letter of intend to spread the risks involved in the contract to a certain percentage, e.g. insurance against losses g). all tender prices must remain firm for the duration of the tender DISCLAIMER: NOTE THAT NEITHER NEW ERA NOR THE TENDER BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WRONG INFORMATION OR ERRORS.