A good number of Chinese companies are eagerly interested in the University of Namibia’s (UNAM) food supply tender, although a few local companies have also thrown in their bids in the tender application that closed last week.
The University of Namibia food supply tender closed last Friday with overwhelming responses from Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) firms and a few foreign companies.
Information at hand shows that the food supply tender at UNAM will affect all the compasses countrywide and will if given to a company with potential to have a electronic system, it will make it easy to claim the money from the university.
The successful bidder is also needed to provide health and approved food to the hostel inhabitants as prescribed by UNAM rules and regulations.
The specifications of the tender will see the university providing dining facilities and support equipment including stoves, microwaves and a few cooking utensils.
In return, the successful bidder is expected to provide beverages and food for the university students, although the supply of alcohol beverages is prohibited in the tender.
The university is looking for a food supplier in their dining hall which houses 1000 students that live on campus while the number of consumers could increase to 2000 when the tertiary institution completes the construction of additional.
In total the university has 11 000 students on a full time basis.