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The United Nations in Botswana (UN) is desirous of soliciting proposals from experienced and professional engineering companies to conduct a Building Condition Assessment (BCA) at the UN House in Gaborone. In order to fulfil this exercise, the UN requires a systematic and technical inspection/review of the electrical, mechanical and structural installation in the UN Building. Following the inspection, a report must be produced outlining the building’s structure and systems as well as costs associated with any repairs that may be needed.
As part of response to this invitation, companies are expected to provide a comprehensive inspection of the following areas:
• Structural components, including walls, floors, roofs, windows,
• Systems, including plumbing, mechanical and electrical
• Interior components, including finishes and fixtures
• Exterior components, including finishes and fixtures
Based on the inspection, the BCA report must include the following:
• Physical inspection of a building to assess the actual condition of the building and its individual elements and services (e.g. air conditioning, fire protection), in comparison to the acceptable international condition standards
• Identification of maintenance works required to bring the condition of the building and its services up to, or maintain it at, the acceptable condition standards
• Ranking of maintenance works in order of priority
• Determination by the assessor of actions to mitigate any immediate risk until remedial works (or other actions) can be taken to address problems identified
• Determine cost estimates of remedial work. The cost estimates for remedial work should be reviewed and updated as part of the condition assessment process to allow for cost escalation and changed circumstances.