Embassy news

March 2016



Fiji Roads Authority is establishing an Expression of interest for Consultants and Contractors for Future Work Opportunities.

Fiji Roads Authority (‘FRA’) invites Expression of Interest from International and National Infrastructure Development Consultants and Contractors. FRA is a Government Statutory Body responsible for the effective management and building of Roads, Bridges and Jetties for the country. FRA manages a network of approximately 7,500 kilometres of sealed and unsealed roads, and approximately 1200 bridges and 47 jetties.

FRA is funded by the Fijian Government. The budget allocation for 2016 is $635 Million Dollars (FJD). The components of the funding include local grant funds, Asian Development Bank and Wold Bank multi-year loan programs as well as various other loan programs.

The momentum to renew and expand the road network will continue into the future in line with Government’s policy direction and vision to build a better Fiji for all Fijians.

Further information about FRA can be found on our website at www.fijiroads.org. The 2016 Corporate Plan contains detailed information about programs for this year.

FRA outsources professional services and all construction activities using competitive tendering procurement to engage suppliers. This includes activities related to:

FRA calls for Expression of Interest (‘EOIs’) from experienced Consultancy and Contracting Firms to provide submissions for the following activities:

  1. Consultancy services for scoping, investigation, design and construction monitoring of road, bridge and jetty projects including:
    • Structural Engineers;
    • Civil Engineers (hydrology, roads, etc.);
    • Bridge Engineers;
    • Quantity Surveyors;
    • Traffic Engineers; and
    • Geotechnical Engineers.
  2. Construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, jetties and associated infrastructure across urban and rural areas of Fiji.
  3. Transportation planning and asset management.

Prospective proposers are expected to provide the following information:

(i) Company profile showing core business experience, organisational structure, accreditations, company structure, incorporation, parent company details, and branch offices in Fiji or in the Pacific;
(ii) Relevant activity areas of interest;
(iii) Relevant experience and brief details of projects undertaken in the past 10 years;
(iv) CV’s of Key Personnel within the organisation (do not provide CVs of Consultants or Sub-contractors not employed by your organisation); and
(v) Any other relevant information.

EOIs should not exceed more than 35 pages. EOIs close on Monday 21st March 2016 at 4.00pm. All submissions are to be made by either hand delivery or via www.tenderlink.com/fijiroads


Hand delivered to the:

Fiji Roads Authority
Level 4, Fiji Development Bank Centre
360 Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji.
Phone No: (00679) 310 0114/115
Fax 3100 044
Email: procurement@fijiroads.org

Rory Garland

Acting Chief Executive Officer

 Download a PDF with the text of this invitation for the expression of interest.

February 2016




The Fijian Government invites expressions of interest from reputable construction firms for construction based on pre-designed standard houses (7.2m x 4.8m) with attached toilet, bathroom and wash area (2.9m x 2.2m) classified as the Rural Housing Scheme 2 Design by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management. Other designs may be suggested but must be of an equivalent standard to the Rural Housing Scheme 2 Design.

The scope of works will include general construction of new houses as per the approved designs with tentative bill of quantities for the affected locations from Tropical Cyclone Winston. The contractor will be required to mobilise as soon as approval is given to the contractor.

Following the current assessments, specific locations and the number of units in each location will be provided.

Interested contractors must submit the following:

  1. Detailed company or firm profile
  2. Copies of relevant business registrations, certificates and licences, including evidence of FNPF and tax compliance (if applicable)
  3. Last two years of certified financial reports (audited reports if available)
  4. Current resource capability
  5. Experience – significant past projects, including work at remote locations
  6. Cost breakdowns – separate allocation for labour, accommodation, wages and administration costs for each house
  7. Contractors must also state bargaining leverage if more than 5, 10 or more houses are required to be built at a single location

Contractors will be selected based on task appreciation, ability to mobilise quickly, relevant experience, past performance, proposed personnel and financial capacity. The relevant documents pertaining to the building designs can be uplifted from the Offices of the respective Commissioners or from the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Level 2, Knolly Plaza, off Knolly Street, Suva between 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday.

All written expressions of interest are to be clearly marked “CONFIDENTIAL – Construction of New Rural Houses” and:

Posted to:   The Ministry of Finance
P.O. Box 2212, Government Buildings
Or hand delivered to:   The Ministry of Finance
4th Floor, Ro Lalabalavu House
Victoria Parade
Emailed to:  

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 15.30 hours (Fijian Standard Time) on 4 March 2016. Late submissions will not be considered.

For further clarifications on this expression of interest, please contact:


25 February 2016

Statement by Ambassador Deo Saran on Tropical Cyclone Winston to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, Thursday 25th February 2016

Thank you Mr. Chairman

Allow me, at the outset, Mr. Chairman, to congratulate you on the assumption of the Chairmanship of this august body. I am confident that under your able leadership, we will achieve significant results especially taking into account the upcoming ACP Council and Joint ACP-EU Council sessions followed by the 8th Summit of the ACP Heads of State and Government which fall under your term. I would like to assure you of my delegations full support and cooperation during your term. At the same time, I would like to express my appreciation for the excellent work undertaken by the outgoing Chairperson. Allow me to also welcome our new colleagues, Ambassadors of Haiti and Dominican Republic of Congo.

Mr. Chairman,
On behalf of my Government and in my own, I wish to express our deep appreciation to you, the Secretary General and distinguished colleagues for the support and expression of sympathy as Fiji pass through most difficult times in its history. Tropical Cyclone Winston, a category 5 cyclone swept across Fiji on Saturday 20th February 2016 with sustained winds of 230 km/hour gusting up to 350 km/hour. It brought with it torrential rain and waves of up to 12 meters. Experts have rated TC Winston as one of the most powerful cyclone to hit the Southern Hemisphere.

The Government issued a Declaration of a State of Natural Disaster at 5.30 pm, Saturday, 20 February 2016 for 30 days.

TC Winston has left a terrible trail of destruction in its wake. The damage has been widespread. Homes and livelihoods have been destroyed and many Fijians cut off from utilities, telecommunications and essential medical services.

There have been 44 confirmed casualties recorded so far and more than 34,600 people are taking shelter in Government evacuation centres. Total seriously affected population is 345,000 which represent 40% of the total population of Fiji. The Government’s immediate priority is on restoring essential services, and supplying the affected people with sufficient food, water and shelter. In the meantime, a detailed and full assessment of the extent of the destruction on the main islands and outlying maritime regions is currently underway.

In response to this crisis, the Government is working hard to coordinate rescue and recovery efforts spreading out all over the country, identifying areas of need and doing everything possible to provide affected people with relief supplies and assistance. There is a great and urgent need for additional resources to urgently address the needs of affected Fijians and assist with the immediate relief and rebuilding process.

Our Prime Minister stressed the importance of a prompt response by all sections of government to the needs of Fijians across the country who are struggling after the devastating effects of Cyclone Winston.

Those who have lost their homes and property have been sheltered in evacuation sites while Government is exploring on how best to take care of the affected people over the long term. Schools will be closed for this week, as many of these buildings are either damaged or being used as emergency shelters.

As a result of the very serious devastation caused by Cyclone Winston, the Government has made an appeal to the international community as a whole for assistance and support needed in the immediate to medium and even to a longer term to facilitate our efforts to provide relief assistance and to recover and rehabilitate the communities that were affected.

The Fijian Government has established bank accounts to receive financial donations in the wake of this crisis. These funds will be used to directly benefit those Fijians who have been left homeless, without adequate food, water and essential services – especially those in rural and maritime communities.

We are most grateful for the support and assistance already provided by the Governments of China, India, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Samoa and other Pacific Island neighbours as well as Non-Governmental Organisations and agencies.

At this point in time, the Government of Fiji is undertaking detailed assessment of the extent of the damage caused and is also identifying the specific needs and priorities that can shared with all our partners at the earliest. We will keep the Committee of Ambassadors and the Secretariat informed of the details as the damage assessment reports become available.

Mr Chairman I would like to once again express my deepest appreciation for the ongoing support and cooperation for rallying to our assistance in this difficult time my country is going through.

Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues I thank you for your attention.

10 July 2015


Vacancies in the Government of the Republic Of Fiji

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the positions of “Auditor General” and “Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service”.

 Download a PDF with information about the Auditor General position.

 Download a PDF with information about the Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service position.

15-18 October 2015

Hospitality Packages for Fiji International 2015

2015 Fiji International PGA Event, Natola Bay Championship Golf Course, 15-18 October 2015

We take pleasure in offering you the hospitality packages at the 2015 Fiji International - 15th to 18th October. As the newest event on the PGA Tour of Australasia and One-Asia Tours, the Fiji International has already been positioned as the must attend event on the calendar. No other tournament can provide such beautiful and unique location for entertaining guests, or simply enjoying the golf as a spectator at the fabulous Natadola Bay.

A brochure outlining the 2015 packages can be downloaded for your perusal. There are options to suit everyone, however should you have any queries or special requirements please don’t hesitate to ask as we can also look at bespoke packages for groups.

The Fiji International is simply Paradise to a Tee, so we look forward to seeing you there in 2015.

 Download a PDF with information about the available packages.

15 June 2015

Joint Conclusions - Enhanced political dialogue between the Republic of Fiji and the European Union - Suva, Fiji, 15 June 2015

 Download a PDF with the full text of the Joint Conclusions.

7 May 2015


Address by His Excellency Deo Saran, Ambassador of Fiji, to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, 7 May 2015

 Download a PDF with the full text of the Ambassador's address to the ACP.