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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ELECTRONIC AUCTIONING

  INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ELECTRONIC AUCTIONING

(Made under regulation 8 of the Wildlife Conservation [Tourist Hunting] Regulations, 2015)

Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) invites applications from qualified applicants for the allocation of Tourist Hunting Blocks through electronic auctioning (e-auctioning). Currently, there are 26 vacant hunting Blocks within Game Reserves (GRs), Game Controlled Areas (GCAs) and Open Areas (OAs) that are immediately available for e-auctioning. Eligible hunting companies can be allocated up to five (5) hunting blocks each, which shall be of different categories. Auctioning will commence on 10th June 2019 and will last for seven consecutive days.

1 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF HUNTING BLOCK (S)
According to the Wildlife Conservation Cap. 283, no person shall be considered for allocation of a hunting block unless:
(a) He has a company registered with the Registrar of Companies within Tanzania intending to engage in hunting of animals;
(b) At least one of the Directors has five (5) years experience in Wildlife based business and Conservation in Tanzania; and
(c) The company meets requirements of Section 39(3)(a) of the Wildlife Conservation Act.
2 TENURE OF OWNERSHIP OF HUNTING BLOCKS
The tenure of ownership of each hunting block shall be five (5) years, subject to an annual review of the hunting company performance. However, should the proposed review of the Wildlife Conservation Act No. 5 of 2009 be approved by the parliament, ownership will be extended to conform to the changes in the Act.
3 MODE OF APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS
a) Applicants will complete an online registration at portal.mnrt.go.tz through the appropriate e-form provided. After successful registration an applicant will be assigned an auto generated username and password sent via their registered e-mail addresses to enable them to access the e-auction portal.
b) Applicants will then select hunting blocks they intend to bid, which will automatically generate an e-invoice for the applicant to pay a nonrefundable application fee based on the block category being applied for (see table below)..
Application fees as per categories of hunting blocks

S/N Category of Hunting Block Fees in USD
1 I 5,000
2 II 2,000
3 III 1,000


c) Only successful applicants will be permitted to participate in e-auctioning of hunting blocks, which will remain open for a period of seven consecutive days. .
d) A bidder will use his/her username and password to access the bidding dashboard and bid according to the information specified on the bidding interface.
e) A bidder will remain anonymous..
f)Bids will be automatically ranked, the contents of which will be encrypted.
Bidders will:
g) assign a fee and compete on only pre-selected hunting block(s).
h). Log in the e-auction system more than once during bidding.
i). Be notified automatically on new bids as they are placed, together with their corresponding prices, so that they will be able to track their rankings in the course of bidding.
j) Identities of bidders shall not be disclosed by any party during the course of auctioning.
k) All invalid bids submitted shall be rejected with a message explaining reasons for a rejection.
l) Bidders shall not provide any additional information or clarifications related to the auction that may distort competition; and where necessary,such information shall be availed by TAWA.
m) Users shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all particulars associated with their accounts.
n) An e-auction award shall be based solely on ranking of prices, such that the allocation is awarded to the highest successful bidder
o) No bid may be withdrawn after the completion of bidding process.
p) Bidders will only be allowed to increase their bidding prices during the auctioning process.
q) A successful bidder shall pay 25% of the highest price reached within 14 working hours after closure of the auctioning.
r) The remaining 75% shall be paid within 14 days from the date of the closure of auctioning, failure of which will lead into cancellation of the offer and forfeiture of the 25% of the fees paid.
NOTE:
Only The Minister will only issue successful bidders with a Hunting Block Allocation Certificate. Should you need any further information or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit the following contacts:
1. Conservation Commissioner
Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority
Dar es Salaam Road-Kingolwira Area
TAFORI-Building
P.O.BOX 2658
MOROGORO
Tel: +255 23-293424
E-mail: cc@tawa.go.tz
2.e_Auction of Hunting Blocks Services Desk
Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority
Mob: +255 754 057 036, +255 784,999 191,+255 652 481 703, +255 754 043 280
E-mail: e-auctionhuntingblocks@tawa.go.tz

TOURIST HUNTING BLOCKS AVAILABLE FOR AUCTIONING

CATEGORY I

S/NNAME OF BLOCK Category SIZEECOSYSTEM
1 Selous L1 I 464 Selous - Mikumi
2 Selous LL2 I 1,276 Selous – Mikumi
3 Selous MB1 I 1,093 Selous – Mikumi
4 Selous MB2 I 1,054 Selous – Mikumi
5 Selous N1I 1,801 Selous – Mikumi


CATEGORY II

S/N NAME OF BLOCK Category SIZE ECOSYSTEM
6 Inyonga Game Controlled Area (West) II 2,129 Katavi - Rukwa
7 Kizigo GR-(East)-1 II 1,370 Ruaha-Rungwa
8 Lwafi – Nkamba Game Reserve II 3,369 Katavi - Rukwa
9 Mlele GCA (South) II 1,247 Katavi - Rukwa
10 Msima GCA (West) II 2,101 Katavi - Rukwa
11 Muhesi GR II 2,888 Ruaha-Rungwa
12 Selous K3 and LU4 II 1,656 Selous - Mikumi
13 Selous LU6 II 883 Selous – Mikumi
14 Selous LU7 II 1,459 Selous – Mikumi
15 Selous LU8 II 1,629 Selous – Mikumi
16 Selous M1 II 432 Selous – Mikumi
17 Selous MB4 II 1,063 Selous – Mikumi
18 Selous N2 II 1,032 Selous – Mikumi
19 Selous IH1 II 425 Selous – Mikumi


CATEGORY III

S/N NAME OF BLOCK Category SIZE ECOSYSTEM
20 Ituru Forest Open Area III 2,078 Ruaha-Rungwa
21 Kilwa Open Area (South) III 1,159 Selous – Mikumi
22 Liparamba Game Reserve III 605 Selous - Mikumi
23 Mwambesi Game Controlled Area III 1,082 Selous-Mikumi
24 Mwatisi OA N - Furua OA III 1,826 Selous - Mikumi
25 Ruvuma OA III 925 Selous-Mikumi
26 Ugalla Open Area (North) III 1,379 Malagarasi-Muyovosi

Guidelines For Auction www.mnrt.go.tz/uploads/Guideline-HuntingBlocks-A5_Book-May19.pdf