BCC announces rebid for Addu garment factory consultancy

Addu Garment Factory in the 1980's | photo: Mohamed Lamir

Addu City, Maldives – Business Center Corporation (BCC) has announced that they are looking seeking a qualified party to develop a Feasibility and Technical Study for a Garment Factory in Addu City.

BCC had posted the on Maldivian Government’s Gazette earlier this month that they were seeking an individual to do consultancy work on a garment factory that is to be built in Addu City. After an initial listing on the 9th of December, they have listed rebid on the 17th.

The rebid stated that interested parties can register with the project before 13:00 next Monday, with an information session on the project also planned to be held at 15:00 online on the same day. It is noted that people not participating in the session cannot take part in the project.

BCC has said that submissions regarding the project will be on next Thursday, and that bids are to be submitted through a password protected file to BCC’s procurement email.

There was a large garment factory in Addu, during the 1980’s which employed many Addu citizens, and between 1995 and 2004, the Maldives had a thriving garment industry, which all but vanished in 2005 when the general system of quotas under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing was terminated.

The Business Center Corporation (BCC) was established in 2017 under a presidential decree, which would be the legal vehicle mandated for the operations and management of the 6 Regional Business Centers (BC), established as per the SME Act (2013) and would be steering the governments’ SME support efforts, under the overall direction of the responsible Minister and through the advisory support of the SME Council.

The purpose of the BCC is to provide support in the development of the SME Sector under the supervision of Ministry of Economic Development.