Construction works for Tal Znoub public school_ConTra/GIZ


Call for Expression of Interest:

General Contracting Companies interested in the implementation of construction works for the rehabilitation and extension of the school building in Tal Znoub municipality for the Construction and Training Program (ConTra) of GIZ Lebanon.


1. Context/Background

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provides services in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education, working around the world to shape a future worth living. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

The ConTra-Project, implemented by GIZ-Lebanon is part of the special initiative “Tackling the root causes of displacement, stabilizing host regions, supporting refugees” (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) and implements a Construction and Training programme with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) as governmental partner. The programme involves vulnerable Lebanese citizens and displaced Syrians in the improvement of municipal infrastructure through employment-intensive construction measures.

Cash for work is an instrument used by several organizations and programmes in 4 countries where most refugees in the context of the Syrian crisis are seeking support and shelter. The CfW concept creates short-term employment opportunities mainly for unskilled worker. In the ConTra programme the short-term employment opportunity is 60 working days and will be combined in parallel to the implementation of construction works with “on-the-job” training that aims to enhance the chances for the unskilled worker on the job market. Selected participants will attend a training to qualify for long-term employment opportunities in the construction sector.

The nine partner municipalities of ConTra have been selected in cooperation with the institutional partner MoSA. During the programme duration, ConTra intends to implement in total 15 activities in Ras Baalbek, Deir el Ahmar, Al Bohaira, Tal Znoub, Bkassine, Baadaran, Falougha, Ablah and El Qaa.

2. Objectives

ConTra is interested to have onboard a General Contracting Company for the implementation of construction works for the rehabilitation and extension of the school building in Tal Znoub municipality. The general contractor shall be experienced the implementation of construction works and – if possible - with the focus of labor-intensive construction measures in the scope of “Cash for Work” projects.

3. General scope of work

The requested scope of services includes the implementation of construction works as specified below with the inclusion of unskilled cash workers selected in close cooperation between the contractor and the ConTra-project. The cash worker will be paid by the funds of the ConTra project. 

The project consists of Tal Znoub public school’s rehabilitation. Tal Znoub is a municipality in West Beqaa, one of the Al Bohaira Federation of Municipalities. The school is located in a two- floor building and occupies the ground floor of the building. The area dedicated to the school was formerly used as multipurpose hall, which had been divided with little construction effort into unequal classrooms and, because of the small area, proportionally for an intermediate school. Four classrooms are merged in two rooms, with lack of natural lightening.

The municipality funded an extension of the roof slab, without being able to complete the other tasks and construction works below (walls, windows, doors, installations etc.) because lack of funding. GIZ intends to complete this works under. The building further needs waterproofing and accessibility for disabled people. Based of the history of earthquakes in the area, the SoW must include structural strengthening of the structural loadbearing elements as studied and detailed in the BoQ.

Cash for Work concept’s knowledge and experience is welcome and a criterion for the contractor selection, where the unskilled labor (cash worker, provided and financed by the ConTra-project) will be working under the technical supervision of skilled labor of the contractor. The unskilled labor will be selected by GIZ. A detailed workplan and the cash worker coordination will be done in close cooperation with the GIZ-ConTra-project and its representatives. The cash worker further will be provided with food, transportation and accident insurance from the financial means of the ConTra-Project.

4. Requirements for interested consultants/group of consultants/company

a. The general contractor is member of the Lebanese Contractors Syndicate of Public Works and Buildings

b. The general contractor is classified as Class 3, minimum, by the Lebanese Contractors Syndicate of Public Works and Buildings

c. The general contractor is capable to work in the project region as specified above

d. The general contractor shall be able to provide by his own means the necessary infrastructure, resources and technical equipment to implement the construction work as specified above

e. The general contractor shall have experience in structural strengthening of existing buildings

f. The general contractor shall have experience in schools’ rehabilitation

g. The general contractor shall have at least 1 year of experience in working with the development sector

h. The general contractor shall be able to communicate written and spoken fluently in Arabic and English language.

i. The general contractor shall implement a qualified system of quality assurance measures.

It’s most welcome, but no precondition, if the general contractor has experience with the implementation of cash for work projects.


5. Time frame for implementation of the construction works

appr. 15.10.2020 – appr. 15.02.2021

How to apply

6. Application process

The applicant shall submit Expression of Interest (EoI) to the following email address: [email protected] accompanied by copies of all the required documents (listed below) in PDF format on Monday, September 28, 2020 by 23:59 Beirut Local Times at the latest. The subject line must be clearly marked as follows: “Construction works for Tal Znoub public school”


Required documents including name and contact details of the consultant containing the following (for details see also annex A12 and A12a):

a. General presentation of the consultant’s office

b. Description of the previous work experience as requested in chapter 4. “requirements”

c. Evidence of financial and economic productive capacity

d. Description of technical aptitude

e. Fully completed questionnaire A12

f. the registration paper of the company

If you have questions about this call for expression of interest, please contact us at the following email ([email protected]). Deadline for questions is Wednesday, September 23, 2020 before 23:59.

Important Notes and general assessment criteria:

  1. Only applications containing the mentioned documents will be taken into consideration.
  2. Only applications fulfilling all minimal requirements as requested in chapter 4. will be taken into consideration.
  3. A minimum of 1.000.000 USD (or an equal amount in LBP) is requested as annual turnover during the last 3 years (see annex 12a), applications below this will not be taken into consideration.
  4. After evaluation of the applications max. 8 companies with the highest score will be shortlisted and asked for an offer.  
منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
الاثنين, 28. سبتمبر 2020
نوع الدعوة
دعوة لتقديم طلبات
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
تنمية, إعادة تأهيل البنى التحتية والخدمات, إعادة تأهيل