DEVELOPMENT, COMMERCIALIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF TWO INDUSTRIAL PARKS IN CASABLANCA-SETTAT REGION USING PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODEL
On November 30, 2015, the Government of Morocco and the Government of the United States of America, acting through Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), signed an agreement for a second Compact, which aims to improve skills in the labor market and increase the productivity of land. Implementation of the program started on June 30, 2017.
The 5-year program has a budget of $450 million, granted by MCC, and at least an additional 15% provided by the Government of Morocco. This compact includes two main projects: “Education and Training for Employability” and “Land Productivity”. The “Land Productivity” project includes an activity to develop and manage industrial zones using a new model based on a public private partnership (PPP) structure.
The launch of this PPP is intended to attract investment to Morocco’s industrial sector and create employment opportunities for Morocco’s highly skilled workforce, particularly important in the current global economic context impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through this call for partnership (the “Call”), MCA-Morocco invites qualified bidders to submit their PPP offers for the development and management of two industrial zones located in Casablanca-Settat Region, specifically in: i) Had-Soualem and ii) Sahel Lakhyayta.
Interested bidders are invited to bid for one or two sites.
In this Call, the public partner commits to making the land available at a below-market price and connecting it to the necessary off-site infrastructure, which shall be constructed to high international standards. The public partner will also facilitate all urban and environmental authorizations required for the project. In return, the private partner will: (i) purchase the land and offer a lump sum amount as an entry fee to benefit from the preferred project(s), (ii) develop the zone, including construction of all necessary on-site infrastructure, and (iii) market, operate, and manage the industrial zone(s) to full capacity and at a world-class standard, including implementation of MCC environmental and social standards.
The winning bids will be selected through a two-stage process based on criteria as described in the tender documents. The first stage will evaluate the technical and financial capacity of the candidate and the project plan for developing, marketing, and managing the site. The second phase will evaluate the financial offer, which will be based on the coherence of the business plan, the entry fee offered, and the projected selling or leasing price for the sub-parcels to end-users. It should be noted that only candidates who meet the minimum threshold score in the first stage will be evaluated in the second phase. The criteria and selection methodology are detailed in the tender documents. An independent and qualified selection panel will be responsible for evaluation.
Selected candidates will sign a partnership agreement with the Government of Morocco, with a duration of 15 years.
To access the tender documents, candidates should fill out the form at the following link: https://mcamorocco.ma/sites-pilotes. Candidates must use a professional email address and provide MCA with full contact details in order to access the tender documents. MCA-Morocco will send a Dropbox link to registered candidates to download the documents.
Candidates must submit offers electronically as directed in the section 5.1.7 of tender documents “réglement de consultation” before June 30th, 2020 at 4 pm Rabat time to the following address: https://www.dropbox.com/request/X0S1FLM8Y5F1c5tgXSUG
Offers documents, notably the bid bond, must be scanned and submitted electronically. Original copies should be directed to the following address: MCA-Morocco, Complexe Administratif et Culturel de la Fondation Mohamed VI de Promotion des Œuvres Sociales de l’Education-Formation, avenue Allal El Fassi- Madinat Al Irfane, Hay Riad.