Invitation for Bids - Freetown City Council Complex

FCC Complex ProjectThe Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, (“Borrower”) has received a Loan from the Export-Import Bank of Korea from the resources of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of the Republic of Korea in the amount of fifty four million nine hundred eighty six thousand US Dollars (USD 54,986,000) toward the cost of Freetown City Administrative Complex Project (“Project”) and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the contract for which this Invitation for Bids is issued.

The Project Executing Agency, Freetown City Council (“FCC”), now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the Project and provision of necessary equipment for the ProjectThe Project Executing Agency, Freetown City Council (“FCC”), now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the Project and provision of necessary equipment for the Project.

Construction of Freetown City Administrative Complex

Summary of Work

  • 15 stories above grade and 3 stories in basement with RC structure and steel frame structure, curtain wall, metal sheet and granite skin.
  • Gross floor area to construct: 24,305.60 sqm
  • Main function : City Administrative Office, City Council Hall, Civil Affairs Service, Auditorium, Exhibition, Guest Room, Sky Lounge, etc
  • Provision of equipment’s for Electrical Works, Mechanical Works, Office Furniture, etc.

Duration: 24 months from the effective date of contract

Site:           17 Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown, SierraLeone

Read the Full Invitation for Bids here

Public Notice - Collapsed Building at Savage Square
collapsed building at SS

Collapsed Savage Square building

In the wake of its successful Biennial Conference with the theme: National Disaster Risk Management and Preparedness : An Engineering perspective for resilience, the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers (SLIE) and the Professional Engineers Registration Council (PERC) view with great concern the effects of sub-standard building construction, poor infrastructural civil works and waste disposal in drainages leading to disasters like collapsed buildings, blocked drainages, flooding, soil and road erosion. Of particular note is a four-storey dwelling house under construction that collapsed by Savage Square during the week ending 9th July 2016.
The SLIE/PERC wish the general public to note that on several occasions they have notified Government of such sub-standard structures and the hazard they  pose to public safety if allowed to continue with little or no preventive action.
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SLIE Communique on Disaster Risk Management - Biennial Conference 2016

The conference is acutely aware that:

  1. Sierra Leone faces many natural hazards including meteorological hazards which cover drought, tropical storm thunder and lightning and Hydrological hazards which include flooding and erosion and in addition many manmade disasters caused by deforestation, coastal sand mining, artisanal aggregate mining and other factors.
  2. Recent natural disasters have had considerable adverse consequences on lives and property resulting in displacement of people and the concomitant provision of temporary relief to displaced persons.

Read the Full Communique here

SLIE Education Committee works on CPD Program

CPD prgmThe  SLIE  Education Committee is working on a structured 5-year review process for continuous development of SLIE members. Members will be reviewed every 5 years and can contribute to their professional development through courses, delivering papers at conferences, training young engineers and the like.  Read More under Professional Development.

SLIE Newsletter Laumched
SLIE Newsletter Issue 1 pic

The Engineering Forum

The First Issue of the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers Newsletter is out! Please be the first to grab a hard copy or download a copy online.  Future newsletters will be full online newsletters with some hard copies available.    Download your copy here..

SLWE Saturday Club
Pupils at the first Sat Club Meeting

Pupils at the SLIE for the Saturday Club every month

In July, young upcoming engineering pupils paid a site visit to the workshop of Dad’s Car Centre. They toured workshop with personnel. Some pupils afterwards said they would now be interested in becoming Mechanical Engineers. The pupils were drawn from 4 secondary schools in Freetown.

Stay tuned for the picture gallery.



SLIE/PERC public position on sub-standard engineering works
PERC recently sent a letter to the Ministry of Works Housing and Infrastructure condemning all the infrastructural sub-standard buildings and other projects going on in Sierra Leone. The letter also urged the Ministry to accept the recommendations made to the PERC act.