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PPP Opportunity - Timber Harvesting in the Garden Route National Park

In line with its Strategic Plan for Commercialisation, SANParks intends to form a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in terms of which a selected private party will be granted the rights to Harvest Timber in the indigenous forests of the Garden Route National Park for commercial purposes.

SANParks invites prospective investors and operators to submit detailed bids in line ith its mandate and objectives for this PPP opportunity. Interested parties will be expected to meet certain minimum criteria in order to qualify.

In a typical PPP agreement in this sector, the private party is granted the rights to harvest timber for commercial purposes on state conservation land for a period likely to provide a fair return on investment. In return, the private party will meet agreed environmental, development, operating and broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) obligations, and pay a PPP fee to SANParks. The successful bidder will be expected to commence within prescribed times as set out in the PPP documents.

In a typical PPP agreement in this sector, the private party is granted the rights to harvest timber for commercial purposes on state conservation land for a period likely to provide a fair return on investment. In return, the private party will meet agreed environmental, development, operating and broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) obligations, and pay a PPP fee to SANParks. The successful bidder will be expected to commence within prescribed times as set out in the PPP documents.

The Information Memorandum and Request for Proposal (RFP) documents, setting out further details of the minimum criteria and prescribed process:

Enquiries

  • E-mail & queries to: Andile Namntu: Manager: Business Development
  • Telephone no: (044) 302 5629
  • Fax no: (044) 302 5627 / +27 86 5583925

Due Diligence Meeting

  • Date: 4 August 2011
  • Venue: GRNP offices at the Royal Hotel Building, Cnr Main & 24 Queen Street, Knysna
  • Time: 10:00
  • Details of a site meeting will be announced at this meeting.
  • A non-refundable fee of R200 needs to be paid for the PPP agreement document.

All prospective bidders are expected to register to attend the Due Diligence meeting and site visit before or on 02 August 2011. To register, please contact Mr. Andile Namntu at the above contact details.

Interested bidders are required to submit detailed bids (containing specific financial, functional and BEE proposals), only in the format given in the RFP document, to SANParks’ physical address, no later than Friday 09 September 2011.

The regulatory provisions for PPPs can be found on www.ppp.gov.za.

In keeping with SANParks’ objectives, attention will be paid to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and in particular, adherence to the Forest Sector BEE Charter and Scorecard.