Does Fiji Procurement Office have a Tender calling checklist?
Yes, you can contact the Tenders unit to attain a copy.
Where can we pick a copy of the Tender Document from?
Rolalabalvu House,Level 4 , East Wing.
If I have a genuine reason , can my bid be accepted after the deadline ?
FPO has a strict policy on bidding deadline , hence no bids will be accepted after the deadline under any circumstance.
Are the bidders allowed to stay back for the tender opening?
Yes, bidders are most welcome to stay back for the opening of the tenders.
Does FPO provide warehousing for our goods until such time when we need the goods?
FPO provides warehousing for Government Ministries and Department’s goods.
Does FPO provide courier services for Government / Civil Servants Personal Effects & Household Removals?
FPO does not provide such services but a Contract for same (but not for courier services) between the Government and General Machinery exists.
Can FPO track the whereabouts of our goods, globally for us?
FPO, Logistics, Shipping Unit can track the whereabouts of Government Ministries and Department goods if requested.
Can FPO provide packaging, palletizing, shrink wrapping, steam cleaning and storage for our goods meant for EXPORT?
No, FPO does not provide such services.
Does FPO have freezer / cooler facilities for our perishable items?
No, we do not have freezer / cooler facilities for perishable items but deliver such goods immediately to destination after receiving same from airport / bonded warehouse.
Can FPO provide the customs & shipping clearance fees in details? How long after receiving the goods can we obtain the said fees?
Yes, FPO can provide the customs & shipping clearance fees in details after 72 hrs from clearance date of cargo.
How do I bid for an item?
First you need to register and get a bidders number. Registration is held during the inspection period, generally the hour before the auction starts. Auctions normally begin at 9.00am and are normally on Saturdays. As the auctioneer call bids for items, simply raise your hand or bid card and say the amount you comfortable with to the auctioneer. If you are the winning bidder, hold your card up high so the auction clerk can record your bidder number and you also may be required to pay certain percent deposit as per the auctioneers terms & conditions. All Government items may be subject to a minimum bid / reserve value, however, you won’t be informed about it and the Auctioneer will inform you if the item can be sold. The auction bids / offers will be considered at VAT inclusive price.
What types of items are on auctions?
Mostly vehicles (cars, vans, 4 wheel drives, trucks), machineries, IT equipments, office furniture etc
Where do these items come from?
This auction is the result of written off or surplus items which are of no further use to the government. In some cases, the auction items are by seizing and forfeiting assets used or acquired in connection with illegal activities.
What methods of payment do you accept?
The auctioneer will advise the bidders before the auction begins on methods of payments. In most cases, cash payment is preferred. Payment via cheques will depend on the auctioneer which you can ask before auction begins.
Is there a fee or a Buyer’s Premium for attending an auction?
There is never a fee or a buyer’s premium for attending an auction conducted by the Government of Fiji through the contracted Auctioneer.
Is there a warranty for any items purchased at an auction?
All items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS BASIS with no warranty, expressed or implied. All descriptions of items for sale provided orally or in writing at the time of the auction are believed to be correct. The Auctioneer and the Government of Fiji shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defect in any lot and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance, refund or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, error in cataloguing, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to have thoroughly inspected the merchandise and to have satisfied himself or herself as to its condition and value and to bid based solely upon that assessment.
Can I pay for my purchases when I am finished bidding, or must I wait until the auction is over?
You have to pay certain percent deposit or full amount as per the Auctioneers terms & conditions as soon as you are through the bidding item. You can wait to pay the balance amount until the auction is over. However, payment of a deposit on each item after winning a bid is a must.
How much do things sell for?
There is no simple answer to this question. Sale price depends on the merchandise (e.g. cars, vans, 4 wheel drives, trucks, heavy machineries, IT equipments, etc). Such things as condition, appeal and uniqueness all play a part. Bids may also depend upon how badly different bidders want an item.
Are all the items sold at auction?
At Government auctions, if the offers pass the reserve value set by a committee or board, items will be sold. If the reserve value is not met, the item will not be sold but will be kept aside for review and in most cases, re-auctioned. Items for which there are no reserve values will be sold to the highest bidder.
Who will attend the auction?
Government auctions are open to the public and anyone can attend who have the ability to purchase merchandise. The Auctioneer however may not allow any person who has any bad records in previous government auctions. (E.g. if somebody bought an item but didn’t pay the whole amount to clear) Such items will not be released and can be sold to anyone interested.
How often are your auctions conducted?
Auctions are scheduled about five to ten times per year depending on the availability of items for sale. For Fiji Government Auctions, vast procedures have to be followed for the disposal of any Government assets/items before it actually comes for auctions. Interested bidders should always check in local media such as newspapers and government website for ‘when and where’ details of the auctions.
Where are your auctions located?
Fiji Government Auctions are mostly conducted in Government Yards depending on items and locations. The three main divisions are Central/Eastern, Western and Northern. Interested bidders should always check in local media such as newspapers and government website for ‘when and where’ details of the auctions.
When can bidders inspect?
Inspection of items normally begins one hour before the actual auction start time on the day of the auction.
How can I get a list of the items for auction?
A list of the items for auction will be provided at bidder registration on the day of the auction. You should take note that only items with their details will be provided. No price will be on the list.
When do I get the vehicle transfer letters?
Transfer letters including Land Transport Authority (LTA) forms will be provided to the successful bidder upon request to the relevant issuing department. The vehicles will need to be safely inspected and licensed by LTA, Fiji before they are legal to drive on the Fiji roads.
Removal of items
All items have to be removed from the yard within five (5) working days after the date of sale. Items not removed within the specified period will be re-auctioned / sold to individual at a reasonable price or dumped and no refunds or claims will be entertained