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New Era Newspaper Thursday July 6 2017

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8 ADVERT Thursday, July 6 2017 | NEW ERA City of Windhoek Vision: To be a Caring and Smart City by 2022 PUBLIC NOTICE PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT SUPPLIERS PRE-QUALIFICATION INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS OF COMPANY/BUSINESS PROFILES FOR PROVISION OF GOODS, WORKS AND SERVICES TO THE CITY OF WINDHOEK PURPOSE: To obtain company/business profiles from suppliers interested in conduction business with City of Windhoek in respect of the supplying of goods and services to be procured during 2017/2018 Financial Year. Service providers are requested to submit the relevant documentation and clearly indicate the type of goods and services they render, which should correspond with the nature of business stated in the founding statement or amendment. CATEGORY A: 1. GOODS • Supply of promotional items • Supply of refreshments • Supply of Safety wear shoes/boots • Supply of office furniture • Supply of corporate gifts • Supply of crockery, cutleries, glasses and other related utensils • Supply of computer equipment and network appliances (including but not limited to computers, laptops • Supply of Conti-Suites • Supply of cleaning materials and equipment or related cleaning supplies • Supply of stationery and cartridges • Supply of first aid supplies • Supply of newspapers, periodicals, books & other media publicity materials • Supply of motor vehicles, spare parts and related supplies • Supply of wellness goods (uniforms, t-shirts, sport gear and other related goods • Supply of equipment, tools and materials • Supply of garden tools and equipment • Supply of building materials, plumbing materials, electrical & appliances • Supply of mechanical materials, tyres and other related materials • Supply of computer/server software and/or other third party software as required (including licensing) • Supply of Safety equipment • Supply of combat uniform for the emergency management • Supply of fuel ,oil and lubricants • Supply of vehicles • Supply of analytical instruments • Supply of water treatment materials • Supply of CCTV cameras • Supply of wheelie bins • Supply of Software and Software Training • Supply of laboratory chemicals, consumables, glassware and related supplies 2. WORKS • Construction ,maintenance, renovation of buildings and fences • Drilling of boreholes • Supply of electrical, Plumbing & office equipment • Security infrastructure development • Construction of ablution facilities • Construction of fencing or boundaries • Construction of fire proof strong rooms • IT Network cabling and wireless installations • Supply of Software Development Services CATEGORY B: 1. CONSULTANCY SERVICES • Architecture services • Engineering services • Interior design services • Survey services • Property Valuation Services • Other consultancy services 2. NON-CONSULTANCY SERVICES • Supply of Air Tickets and arranging of accommodation and shuttles services • Services of Air conditioners, fire extinguishers • Service of security system (access control and surveillance cameras • Provision of advertisement and marketing services • Printing • Supply of flowers and corporate gifts • Supply of events management services and decorations • Hospitality and catering services • Rental of photocopiers • Provision of security services • Entertainment services (live band, cultural group performance etc.) • Services & repair of vehicles • Spray painting and panel beating • Replacement/refilling of gas bottles • Design of newsletters and exhibition materials • Gardening and related services • Carwash services • Supply of liquid chlorine gas • Branding of Services • Rental of mobile toilets • Refusal removal, cleaning and related services • Hiring of events tents, chairs and tables • De-bushing • Provision of cleaning services • Laundry services • Provision of skip containers • Cleaning fire breaks with heavy machinery • ICT Services, maintenance, SLA’s, ad hoc services • Internet Service Providers (ISP) Services, (including but not limited to internet, web hosting, cloud services, • Supply of Short Message Services (SMS) • Provision of analytical laboratory services (subcontracting) • Monitoring borehole sampling service • Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) maintenance and support services • Provision of laboratory accreditation services • Provision of calibration services for laboratory analytical instruments and equipment • Service of fire detection and suppression system • Provision of courier services for samples to external laboratories • Provision of Incineration service for laboratory waste • Service and repair of laboratory instruments and equipment • Short Training Courses, Symposiums & Workshops • Supply of Fencing services NB: The documents outlined below are mandatory in order to qualify for listing as eligible supplier: • A valid Company Registration Certificate • An original valid Good Standing TAX/VAT Certificate • An Original Good Standing Social Security Certificate • A Valid Affirmative Action Compliance Certificate, proof from Employment Equity commissioner that bidder is not relevant employer, or exemption issued in terms of Section 42 of the Affirmative Action Act, 1998 • A copy of the valid SME certificate status (for Bids reserved for SMEs) • A copy of the valid Certificate of Fitness from City of Windhoek (for those that are operating in town) • Original letter from the bank confirmation banking details (should be on letterhead, stamped and signed by the Bank Official. The City of Windhoek shall have the right: a) Ask for clarifications at time of evaluating company profile b) Reject all company profiles, if the above-mentioned conditions are not adhered to. c) Remove non-performing suppliers from the list d) Due to security reasons, some services may require vetting. Interested companies are requested to complete supplier registration form available on the City of Windhoek website under Procurement Management Unit http://www. or can be collected at Procurement Division, Patterson Street, Office Number 9. Submission of profiles must be in sealed envelopes and to be clearly marked bidders name and addressed hand delivered at Procurement Division, Reception. Bid Box will be available. DUE DATE: 04 AUGUST 2017 Administrative Enquiries: Mr Arnold Kavetuna - Tel: 061 290 2645 Ms Aina Mukumba - Tel: 061 290 3621 Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive Officer Corporate Communications, Marketing, Tourism and Customer Care Tel: +264 61 290 2365 / 2044 Fax: +264 61 290 2344 E-mail:

NEW ERA | NDP5 can benefit from Space Data Centre Page 10 Mineworkers’ union vows to fight planned AngloGold Ashanti retrenchments Page 12 INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business Youth unemployment staggeringly high … 70% of 15 to 19 year-olds out of work Edgar Brandt Windhoek Na m i b i a ’ s unemployment rate of 34 percent, or almost 350,000 people, is most prevalent amongst the youth with over 70 percent of those aged 15 to 19 out of work. While the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) already revealed the national unemployment figure in May this year, the agency elaborated on the unemployment rate yesterday when it revealed details of the 2016 Labour Force Statistics. The detailed figures indicate an alarming trend amongst the youth with close to 55 percent of people aged 20 to 24 out of work, about 38 percent of people aged 25 to 29 and approximately 29 percent of the population aged between 30 to 34 unemployed. These figures are based on the total Namibian population in October 2016, which was at 2.3 million people, meaning that a mere 676 885 people were employed at the time. The NSA defines the unemployed as those who were without work during the reference period and were available for work or self-employment during the reference period. “The growing levels of unemployment in Namibia poses a very serious and dangerous picture for the nation and should not be taken for granted as the continued negative social implications thereof could, among others, significantly affect the country’s economic development plans and programmes,” warned Worrying… The 15 – 19 years age category (70.4 percent) is two times more likely to be unemployed than the 30 – 34 age bracket (28.6 percent), according to the broad measure of unemployment. Source: NSA socio-economist Pendapala Hangala. He added that the rate at which unemployment levels have been increasing across the country over the years showcases a high negative trend, which if not nipped in the bud now could derail all national development efforts that were meant to propel the country to an industrialized nation by the year 2030. According to the NSA, the country’s unemployment rate in 2014 stood at about 28 percent, in 2013 was at 30.2 percent and in 2012 was 27.5 percent. “Youth unemployment is very concerning and it is important that we urgently find ways to stimulate employment amongst this, the largest demographic, in order make a meaningful impact on overall unemployment. For instance, the 15 – 19 category (70.4%) is two times more likely to be unemployed than the 30 – 34 age bracket (28.6%) according to the broad measure. Percentage of employed population by industry reflects a decline in agriculture, which is the highest employer. This is understandably a devastating consequence of drought, while a considerably slower consumer economy is reflected in the retail sector,” said Ngoni Bopoto, research analyst at Namibia Equity Brokers. He added that public administration’s lower contribution to employment is oddly welcome and on the positive side accommodation posted a modest increase in its role as an employer. Women encouraged to enter male-dominated logistics sector Edgar Brandt Windhoek Much like most segments of any economy, the logistics sector is very much a maledominated affair but a young South African woman, Nozuko Mayesa, is making impressive inroads and is encouraging Namibian women to do the same. Mayesa is the managing director of her own logistics company, Tulsawiz Logistics, based in Johannesburg, which she founded in 2011 and has grown the business from one truck to an impressive fleet of 30 trucks. “I would like to challenge Namibian women to consider playing a meaningful role in bigger and challenging industries. That is the only way we, as African women, will tap into the wealth of our continent to eradicate poverty,” said Mayesa. Tulsawiz Logistics currently employs eight permanent staff and services Southrand Mining and also takes advantage of many cross-border trucking opportunities. However, while encouraging women to enter the logistics sector, Mayesa cautions that the main challenges at the beginning were access to start-up capital and access to the market. “Through networking I have overcome the barrier to access the market. I know how to pick up a phone call and call anyone at any big logistics company and ask for available opportunities. Financing a trucking business is always challenging in many ways. Banks are not interested in new businesses and back then there was no enterprise supplier development to help start-ups. “In fact, I used savings from my previous employer to get started,” Mayesa explained. She added that to secure new business she lists 10 clients she would like to do business with and from there she enquires about their logistics opportunities and relevant people to speak to and she keeps on calling until she succeeds. Also weighing in on women in the logistics sector, Dr Kenneth Odero, academic director at the Namibian German Centre for Logistics, advised women in the sector and those hoping to enter the sector to collaborate or form a partnership so as to have a greater voice through which they can address their concerns. Such a collaboration, said Dr Odero, would assist women in gaining the necessary skills to enter the sector. “There are never enough women in any sector and there is no doubt that the logistics sector is maledominated,” he said. However, while encouraging women to establish themselves in the sector, Dr Odero noted that logistics is extremely competitive, is highly capitalintensive and procurement arrangements in transport are very technical-specific.

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