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Tender Notice for Procurement of Logistic Support

isms | 04 September, 2017 14:28

Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre

Tender Notice for Procurement of Logistic Support

Date of Publication: 5 September 2017


The Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC), Kathmandu University (KU) want to procure a logistic support from a VAT registered trekking agency for two field research teams to Rikha Samba Glacier in Mustang district and Yala Glacier in Langtang Valley, Rasuwa district. There will be 4 members in Rikha Samba Glacier team and 8 members in Yala Glacier team with the following details:

1. Field duration of Rikha Samba Glacier team: 2 to 18 October 2017 (17 days)

2. Field duration of Yala Glacier team: 13 to 27 November 2017 (15 days)

3. Logistic support includes: transportation, food, lodge, camping on glacier base camp, Sherpas and guides, porters to carry personal gears and scientific equipment. We also need additional porters for extra 300 kgs of scientific equipment. The trekking agency should also take responsibility of emergency evacuation if necessary, by helicopter with additional cost. KU will pay only 50 % of total cost for porters and trekking guide's evacuation and 100 % of total cost for field member's evacuation.


Tender form can be purchased from Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel at Rs. 1000 (non-refundable). Sealed technical and financial bidding documents must be submitted in the Administrative Office of KU in Dhulikhel by 14 September 2017. Only those trekking agencies that have already carried out such research expeditions on Rikha Samba and Yala Glaciers (need to submit evidence) are requested to submit their logistic support cost per person per day and cost of additional porters for extra carrying weight of equipment of about 300 kgs in each trip. All interested trekking agencies are requested to join a pre-bid meeting at 10 am, Monday 10 September 2017 at KU, Dhulikhel. If number of field members or field duration changes, the total cost will be calculated based on the quoted cost of per person per day. Kathmandu University reserves the right to accept and reject any or all the bids without assigning reasons, whatsoever.

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