Call for Proposal: Development of Middelburg dam, including precinct plan, environmental impact analysis and geotechnical investigation

The Governance Support Programme (GSP II) is a partnership programme agreed to between the Governments of South Africa and Germany. It is a technical cooperation programme co-steered at national level in a partnership between the Department of Cooperative Governance, the Department of Public Service and Administration, the National Treasury, the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the latter responsible for the implementation of the development contributions on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United States Agency for International Development.

The GIZ GSP II is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified service provider to support the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (STLM) in developing Middelburg dam precinct plans. In line with Section 10 of the Steve Tshwete By-law on Spatial Planning and Land Use Management, 2016, the municipality embarked on the process of development precinct plans for Middelburg CBD and Mhluzi areas as spatial transformation tools. Special attention in terms of development and potential for tourism was given to the area of Middelburg dam.

The dam has potential to contribute to the local economy through offering a range of tourism activities. The proposed tourism initiatives and the development of Middelburg Dam aim at revitalization and stimulating the local economy as part of the long-term plan vision 2040 of STLM that was supported by GSP II. The total work package and tasks to be performed by the service provider consists of 3 elements: the Middelburg Dam Precinct Development Plan, Environmental Impact Assessment and Geotechnical Investigation.

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa, to participate in this tender. Tender documents are available for downloading until 10 February 2021.  Your proposal must be submitted to ZA_Quotation@giz.de by 15 February 2021. Please quote reference 83372839 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.