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IREX Seeks Proposals to Construct Space for Multimedia Training Center

IREX, (International Research & Exchanges Board),under the scope of G-MEDIA program is seeking proposals from qualified respondents to rehabilitate and construct spacefor a Multimedia Training Centerin Tbilisi, Georgia.  Architect's main specs are attached; additional drawings will be provided upon request.

IREXis an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.IREX began administering training projects and associated grant programs for professionals throughout Georgia in 1994. The programs and projects encompass a variety of fields, including university research and teaching, corporate management and commerce, government policymaking and diplomacy, journalism and the media.

IREX currently administers following programs in Georgia: G-MEDIA (Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability) Program; Georgian Media Partnership Program (GMPP); Global Undergraduate Exchange Program; Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program; Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA); ECA Alumni Small Grants Program; The University Administration Support Program (UASP).

The four-year USAID-funded G-MEDIA program seeks to assist in the improvement of the quality and availability of news and information on new and traditional platforms, produced by professionals with improved skills and new citizen contributors. The program will lay groundwork for continuing improvements in the Georgian media environment by supporting systematic, evidence-based advocacy for improved media law and regulation driven by Georgian stakeholders. Detailed information about G-MEDIA is available on the website:

Proposal Requirements

Organizations interested in providing this service must submit a proposal, including the following:

  • Budget proposal excluding VAT (with a sufficient detail to determine the price elements);
  • Detailed description of the construction used to perform the tasks outlined, including the time-line and characteristics and brand names of the materials to be used;
  • Resumes of key staff that will be assigned to the project;
  • Certificate of company registration;
  • Proof that company does not have debts to the tax authorities;
  • List of three similar completed projects of $100,000 or more, with contact information for the clients;
  • Proposals must be in English.

Service deliverables

  • Contractor is required to comply with the architect's design and plan.
  • Contractor is required to work and coordinate construction with the architect.
  • Contractor's construction is required to comply with the unique construction and material needs for a multimedia audio video production facility.
  • Contractor is required to accommodate the equipment vendor in the installation of equipment for the multimedia media center.
  • Contractor is required to comply with USA government environmental requirements.
  • Contractor will work with IREX G-MEDIA in regards to schedule and construction.
  • Construction completed by September 16, 2011

Important note: Construction is to be completed by September 16th, 2011.

Studio construction is almost always custom-tailored to the client and venue and maintaining timely, courteous and high-quality communication is perhaps the most important service required

Prospective contractors will have the opportunity to visit and assess the premises on Tuesday, August 2, between 11am and 1pm.

For questions regarding construction, materials, and structural requirements for multimedia audio-video production facilities contact the Senior Journalism Education Office Tamar Gabisonia. Contact information:

Name:  Tamar Gabisonia
Title:    Senior Journalism Education Officer

IREX Georgia
6 Marjanishvili Street
Tbilisi 0102, Georgia
Tel: +995 99 27 21 77

Proposal Evaluation

The criteria are listed in descending order starting with the most important factors to be evaluated.

  • Overall Price Competitiveness (30%)
  • Flexibility & Customer Service (25%)
  • Creativity in approach (10%)
  • Qualifications of key personnel (10%)
  • Organizational capacity (20%)
  • Past references (5%)
Evaluation and ranking of proposals will be done by IREX GMEDIA, Tbilisi, Georgia.  IREX may at its discretion ask for additional information or perform site visits.Please note that this will be a Time and Materials Contract.

IREX will make one or no selections from eligible candidates.


IREX reserves the right, based on availability of funding and vendor performance, to enter into subsequent contractual agreements with the winning vender for a period of up to five years without issuing a new RFP.

Proposal Submission

The deadline for submission of RFP documents isAugust 4, 2011 by close of business day (6:00pm).

Please e-mail the proposal and supporting documents to Tamar Gabisonia at:

All proposals submitted must be valid for a period of not less than sixty (60) calendar days from the closing date indicated above.

Contact Information

Name:  Tamar Gabisonia
Title:    Senior Journalism Education Officer
IREX Georgia
6 Marjanishvili Street
Tbilisi 0102, Georgia
Tel: +995 99 540984







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