Samoa: Samoa Police Institutional Strengthening Project – Police Station Design…

Assignment name: Samoa Police Institutional Strengthening Project: Police Station Design and Construction
Project Value: USD 5,662,544 (AUD 6 million)
Country: Samoa
Location in country: Apia, Samoa
Name of Client: AusAID
Date: 2008 

Narrative description of Project:

The Capital Works Component of the Samoa Police, Prisons and Fire Service Institutional Strengthening Project (Samoa Police ISP) supported institutional strengthening and capacity building. It aimed to establish good contemporary police practices by designing and providing appropriate facilities, and increasing staff morale by supplying a decent working environment. By strengthening the Government of Samoa and the Government of Australia’s relationship, it presented significant, visible benefits to further enhance the development partnership at all levels; and opened the project to local contractors, thereby boosting the local economy and enhancing local capacity to build quality facilities.

Description of actual services:

Assai managed the Project’s new Capital Works Design and Construction (D&C) component. The Consultants:

  • – Developed and workshopped design concepts with police and project stakeholders;
  • – Produced preliminary and detailed designs, after extensive in-country consultations;
  • – Prepared tender documentation and arranged construction contractors’ pre-qualification for tendering;
  • – Managed the tender process and made recommendations to Client during contractor tendering process; and
  • – Served as Client Representative and managed communication between all project stakeholders, recipients, contractors, local authorities and related service providers.

The innovative design was successfully completed with Samoa Police Service endorsement, incorporating a range of energy-efficient practices to minimise operating costs and maximise productivity and user satisfaction. The new facility supports institutional improvement processes and practices and will meet the ongoing needs of the Samoa Police Service.