CALL FOR EXPRESION OF INTEREST
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR LEASE/PURCHASE
DEVELOPMENT OF AN OFF-THE-PLAN BUILDINGS PROJECT
The Delegation of the European Union to The Republic of The Gambia is searching for a property to be leased or purchased, to be used for office purposes.
This property should meet the European Union's requirements, concerning quality of construction, space, security and location. It should comprise a lot with a stand-alone building located at a minimum distance of 15m. (ideally 20m.) from the perimeter of the lot, in particular from neighboring streets, and surrounded by a boundary wall. The building's surface area should be between 900 and 1300 m² and should consist of a maximum of 4 floors.
The property should preferably be situated in the Fajara area (Fajara, Fajara Booster, Fajara extension), Bakau, Cape Point, or along the Kairaba Avenue; neighboring areas may be considered. Its location should be easily accessible and consistent with the needs of representation and visibility of an important diplomatic mission.
The required office space should be suitable for hosting around 30 members of staff both in individual offices and in shared/open space offices in different combinations. It should also provide an adequate number of meeting rooms, one multi-purpose conference room of approximately 60 square meters, as well as archive spaces, storage rooms, server room, kitchenette and lavatories. Sufficient natural light is a pre-requisite for the offices; rooms without windows can only be foreseen for archiving, photocopying, small meeting rooms etc. Energy-efficient, "green buildings" will be considered with preference.
The total 900 – 1200 square meters as indicated above should include corridors, entrance hall, reception area, and internal staircases but not parking spaces and areas entirely dedicated to technical equipment, like generator rooms.
A minimum of 15 parking slots should be available within the perimeter boundary of the compound. More than 15 spaces will be considered as an asset.
The office space must be compliant with all local building standards and regulations, in particular in terms of occupational health & safety, fire prevention and anti-seismic construction codes. Compliance with EU standards or other international standards is a valuable asset. The overall quality of finishing as well as the technical and mechanical equipment facilities should be in line with EU or international standards.
The office space should be available for occupation, after construction or fitting-out works completion on 2019-2020
Offers may include either:
- Proposals from private constructors to develop sell or lease a bespoke office facility to shelter the European Delegation
- Proposals to rent or sell existing suitable buildings, including if in need of refurbishment.
In case of rental, the building will stay the property of the owner, while the European Union will enter into a long-term agreement assumed to be for 10 to 20 years minimum, with an option to extend and/or even purchase at a further stage.
Submitted proposals should provide:
Proposals must be submitted:
Hand delivered to the EU Delegation not later than 15/09/2018, the address is indicated hereunder
For further information please liaise with the Delegation of the European Union to The Republic of The Gambia at:
Delegation of the European Union
Atlantic Road 74 - Fajara
Tel. 4495146 – 4497846 / 847 / 848