Botswana Innovation Hub

BDC wishes to develop the BIH Headquarters site as a “state of the art” office park (with related uses) on a portion of lot 69184 Block 8 Gaborone. The land, approximately 150 000m2 is currently vacant and is subject to an on going urban planning exercise. At this stage, Botswana Development Corporation wishes to pre-qualify 5 (five) firms of architects or consortiums for a design competition. Full details of the competition, rules and time frame will be supplied to the short listed firms.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, RfQ, Restricted, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Commerce, Office
Country Botswana
RegDeadline 30 January 2009 GoogleCal iCal
30 January 2009 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Licensed Architects

Project Scope
a. The BIH Headquarters will be a multi-user development of approximately 25 000 sqm floor area.

b. The offices will total some 15,000 sqm floor area. The offices for the tenants will have to be flexible enough to accommodate different size users. They suites sizes will range from 2000 sqm to as small as 50 sqm. Smaller users will share facilities such as meeting rooms, ablutions, kitchens etc. Approximately 5000 sqm has been allocated to laboratories.

c. Additionally there will be public areas for the use of all tenants as well as their clients. The public areas will be about 5 000 sqm floor area. The public areas will comprise of restaurant, conference area, and other common facilities.

Not yet announced

Design Commission

Entry Fee
US$ 75

• the company profile and structure;
• special capabilities;
• resources,
• methodology to carry out the assignment guided by this TOR
• proposed project staff, their CV's, qualifications, relevant experience, and duties;
• a list of on-going and undertaken projects in the last five (5) years, including concept designs.

Submission Address
The Secretary
BDC Tender Committee, OFFICE NO F5
Botswana Development Corporation Limited,
Plot 50380, Off Machel Drive, Private Bag 160,

Ministry of Communications Science & Technology

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