Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka


Invitation for Bids (IFB)





1. The Chairman, of the Department Procurement Committee on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (hereinafter referred to as the DFAR) now invites sealed bids from prospective bidders who are eligible to supply International Maritime Satellite (Inmarsat) C Service and configure the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) terminals of the existing satellite based VMS which monitors the movement of 1200 high sea fishing vessels installed with VMS transceiver model Sailor 6140 mini C, covering distance of 1500 Nautical Miles (NM).

2. Local or foreign accredited Agents those who provide International Maritime Satellite (Inmarsat) System Services and shall possess billing authority from INMARSAT, and possess more than 03 years’ experience in suppling INMARSAT services are eligible for applying for this service.

3. The Intended Service Period is two years.

4. Bidding will be conducted through International Competitive Bidding procedure.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Accountant (Supplies) of Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Tel: 011-2472185 or 071-4425594 (e-mail: and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm on working days from 22nd May 2020 to 2nd July 2020.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English language may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Sri Lankan rupees Twelve thousand five hundred (LKR 12,500 / = ) per set on working days 22nd May 2020 to 2nd July 2020 from the finance Division 3rd floor, The method of payment will be incash.

7. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10.00 am on 03rd June 2020 at the Conference Hall in 3 rd Floor of the address given below.

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of 1,000,000.00 Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) in favor of Director General, Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources in the form of a Bank Guarantee using the format given in the Bidding Document, issued by a commercial bank which is approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. It should be valid up to 19th Oct, 2020 from the date of bid opening.

9. Bids shall be valid for a period of 91 days from the date of deadline for submission of the Bids.

10. Bids must be delivered to the address below or could be placed in the Tender Box kept in the room of the Accountant (Supplies), Finance Division, 3rd Floor, at the same premises before 10.00 am on 03rd July 2020. Late bids will be rejected.

11. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidder’s representatives who choose to attend at the Conference Hall, 3rd Floor, of the same premises immediately after the closing of bids (at 03rd July 2020).

12. DFAR will not be responsible for any costs or any expenses incurred by the Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids.

13. The Director-General of the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.

14. The address referred to above is:  Director General

                                                       Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

                                                       New Secretariat Building,

                                                       In Maligawat,

                                                       Colombo 10.


                           Contact Person:    Accountant (Supplies),

                                                     DFAR Tel: 011-2472185 or 071-4425594

                                                     Fax: 011-2472185



Department Procurement Committee

Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources