DEVELOPMENT & COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Our Contracts

We publish monthly updated lists of all live (not expired) contracts held by the Falkland Islands

Government.

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We also publish forthcoming planned tenders so you will be aware of new opportunities due to being released in the next six months.  You should note however that this list is not exhaustive and some

procurements will be short notice.

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Recently Awarded Contracts

As an open and transparent organisation, FIG publishes quarterly a list of awarded tenders in accordance with FIG Financial Instructions. below you can download the list of the latest awarded contracts.

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Contracts Awarded between September 2020 to End February 2021
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Tender Opportunities

In line with our processes, tenders will be advertised in the Penguin News, on Falkland Islands Radio

and in SAROS. 

We are also developing a Facebook Page with the current procurement opportunities added

PROCUREMENT

"Procurement" is the process of acquiring goods, services, or works from an external source, often via a tendering or competitive bidding process.  This process spans the whole life cycle from initial concept and definition of business needs through to the end of the useful life of an asset or end of a services contract.

Good procurement is important to meet business needs whilst ensuring projects are delivered within agreed cost, quality and schedule parameters and with a transparent audit trail.

In all its procurement activities the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) aims to uphold the core principles of openness; equality; non-discrimination; and transparency

The Falkland Islands Government spends a significant part of its annual budget on externally purchased goods, services and works, ranging from stationery, furnishings, plant & vehicles, maintenance contracts; to more specialised service provision, for example, management consultancy; and finally to large capital projects such as roads and other important infrastructure.

The provision of these goods and services play a vital part in supporting FIG to meet its business objectives. It is important that we obtain best value for money from these purchases.

Our procurement should:

  • Be based on genuine and fair competition
  • Withstand scrutiny by internal and external auditors and examiners
  • Encourage an innovative market response
  • Deliver a solution that meets our requirement
  • Protect FIG through suitable contracting approach and standard terms and conditions

All FIG tendering activity is governed by the FIG Financial Instructions and any tenders estimated to be over £50,000 in value are handled through the central procurement office in the Development and Commercial Services Directorate.

Currently live tenders

 

Tender NumberTender NameDepartment Tender Advertised Date Closing Date Contact Person Contact Person Email address Telephone Number 
 T-825 Supply and Build of the New Vulnerable Persons Facility Building  PWD   24 Jan 2020  26 Mar 2020 Alex McShane  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  +500 28437
T-826 Stanley Leisure Centre - Retiling works DCS  31 Jan 2020 13 March 2020 Lynn Brownlee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +500 28430
 T-827 Demolition of 7 Brandon Road Flats and Build of New Apartment Block  PWD   14 February 2020  26 March 2020  Lynn Brownlee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  +500 28430
 T-828 Supply of Culvert Materials for PWD Highways  PWD   26 February 2020  20 March 2020  Alex McShane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 +500 2843

 

 

Our Procurement Process

FIG officers follow set processes to undertake procurement for goods and services.

For lower value purchases (up to £50,000) quotes are sought from bidders.  A quotation process may use a template with instructions that require some detailed responses or may simply be a request for a price for the provision of item/s or service/s.

Over £50,000 a formal tender process is followed.  This will include an Invitation to Tender document (ITT) that provides instructions and guidance to bidders.  It will include how the tender will be evaluated – ie. whether FIG is looking for the lowest price, or more usually, how quality will be considered along with the price. A specification of what we require will be included in this document or will be provided separately.

The documentation pack may also include:

Quality Evaluation Questions

These allow you to explain how your company is suitable to provide the goods or services to the Government.  The questions will be weighted based on which are more important than others.

Pricing Schedule

This is where you put your price for the goods or services.  It may be a Word document or an Excel Spreadsheet.  Excel is used for the more complicated pricing and will do most of the calculations for your

Drawings, diagrams, maps, or specific requirements

These are commonly used for construction or engineering contracts.

Free Training Available

If you have ever wondered how to best put your company forward to work with the Falkland Islands Government and provide contracts for us, you may benefit from our “What makes a Winning Bid” training sessions.

“What Makes a Winning Bid”

Each session will offer hints and tips on how to respond to quotes and tenders and explain terms regularly used in procurement.

Training materials and procedures will be based on local experiences and will help you understand what FIG needs from you as suppliers.

Training is free and will be held at the Argos Building, H Jones Road, for a maximum of 8 attendees.  If a larger group is required these courses will be held at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Courses will be scheduled subject to demand and therefore if you are interested, please email Lynn Brownlee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the training list.  The first courses are likely to be starting in April 2021. Once we have a minimum of 5 attendees, we will book a course date to suit you.