The Vital FSMPC Coconut for Life (C4Life Project, Prime Contractor) is requesting quotations to perform surface clearance of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) anomaly investigation with the Target of Interest (TOI) greater than or equal to 60mm projectile on Tonoas Integrated Coconut Processing Facility (ICPF) project.

All MEC clearance work will be completed in accordance with the current Joint Region Marianas (JRM) Explosive Safety Submission (ESS), Amendment Series.

The MEC Full Clearance Ahead of Construction will be completed in Two Phases using handheld detectors and mechanical equipment at the ICPF in Tonoas, Chuuk State, FSM.

Specification/Scope of Works for Phase 1

The Tonoas site was part of a Japanese military base and was bombed during WW2.

The scope of work for Phase 1 (surface clearance) includes, but is not limited to, the following features:

  • Surface sweep
  • Vegetation clearance (Note: Vital team will brushcut to level specified by UXO team)
  • Surface Clearance where required to areas A, B, D outlined in “Tonoas Site Plan” below.

Phase 1 work to commence on or before Dec 1, 2017 and to be completed prior to January 1, 2018.

Areas for surface clearance are listed below and referred to in the attached site plan:

  • Area A – 4.4 acres (Approximate)

Currently has 3 x 30m pre-WW2 fuel tanks on hard pack/concrete surface
Above high water line and minimal or no back fill required in this area
Future location of Power Plant, Processing Plant, other building and traffic areas

  • Area B – 2.5 acres (Approximate)

Currently primarily vegetation covered
Back fill required in this area since it is about 3-4 feet lower than Area A
Future location of inward goods areas, husk processing/soaking beds

  • Area D – 2.5 acres (Approximate)

Currently primarily vegetation covered
Partial back fill (40%) required in this area since it is marginally lower than Area A
Future location of Accommodation, workshops, offices, amenities.

Note: Phase 2 (intrusive MEC Clearance) will be required to depth of construction of ICPF including, but not limited to, foundations, trenches, drainage, and dredged channels. Phase 2 intrusive will be required on or shortly after January 1, 2018.

Other Terms and Conditions

  1. This project is being solicited, will be awarded and executed in accordance with Vital Energy’s procurement policies and procedures.
  2. Payment shall be made in accordance to the offer and procurement procedures.
  3. Payment milestones to include, but not limited to:
  4. Signing
  5. Mobilization
  6. Completion of works
  7. End of 90 day retention period
  8. All on-site works shall be carried out in accordance to Vital Energy’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy.
  9. All quotes shall be in US Dollars.
  10. All quotes shall be valid for minimum of 30 days.
  11. Vital Energy reserves the right to negotiate to achieve the final costing of this project.
  12. Vital Energy reserves the right to not award this project to the lowest bidder.

Target Date Requirements

Request for Quote Released November 14, 2017
Bid Submission November 20, 2017
Contract Award November 22, 2017
Commencement of works December 1, 2017
Completion of works January 1, 2018


Submission of Proposal

Please submit your proposal:

In person to: Bruce Wallace, Project Manager (Cell: +691 926 3354)

Via email to: bruce.wallace@fsmpc.com

If you should have any questions, please contact by phone or email.


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