Closed: Request for Quotations – Ice Machines: Supply of seven (7) flake ice machines for Tuvalu’s outer islands

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) is seeking quotations for the supply of 7 small flake ice machines for installation in Community Fisheries Centres in the outer islands of Tuvalu.


We require a flake ice machine that can produce 350-500 kgs of ice per 24 hours under ambient conditions of water temperature 25C; and ambient temperature 35C. This should be a robust machine, designed for trouble-free operation in a harsh and very corrosive climate. Single-phase power (220v) is preferred and should be protected against power cuts and voltage fluctuation. This should be a self-contained unit that can just be plugged in and connected to a water supply to start operation. It should be provided with a suitable insulated ice storage bin with a capacity of 300-500 kgs of ice.

The quotation should include shipping and insurance for delivery to Funafuti port.

Submission of proposals

Interested bidders should submit the following information in support of their proposal on the attached forms:

  • A technical specification and any brochures of the machinery they propose to supply;
  • A price quotation, preferably in Australian dollars (AUD).

Proposals should be sent by email to the Fisheries Department Office by 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 10th November 2021, to the TFD procurement officer at and copied to 

This request for proposals should not be construed as an offer to any company contacted. TFD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to negotiate with any bidder if the original proposal is not acceptable.