Invitation to participate in the e-auctioning for Hunting Blocks in Tanzania

Invitation to participate in the e-auctioning for Hunting Blocks in Tanzania


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TANZANIA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

RE – 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 27 vacant hunting Blocks within Game Reserves (GRs), Game Controlled Areas (GCAs) and Open Areas (OAs). Eligible hunting companies can be allocated up to five (5) hunting blocks each, which shall be of different categories. Auctioning will commence on 20th September 2021 and will last for seven consecutive days.

 

Hunting operators that are not registered in Tanzania will be allowed to participate in auctioning of hunting blocks. Successful foreign operators, shall be granted provisional allocation for up to 30 days to allow them to complete registration of their companies at the Registrar of companies at Business Registration and Licensing Agency (BRELA). The online registration forms are available on: http://www.brela.go.tz.

 

 

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:

 

  • He has a company registered with the Registrar of Companies within Tanzania intending to engage in hunting of animals;
  • At least one of the Directors has five (5) years’ experience in Wildlife based business and Conservation in Tanzania; and
  • The company meets requirements of Section 39(3)(a) of the Wildlife Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

2.      TENURE OF OWNERSHIP OF HUNTING BLOCKS

The tenure of ownership of hunting blocks shall be ten (10) years for Category I and II hunting blocks and 15 years for Category III hunting blocks. The Minister shall on the fifth year of the tenure of ownership of a hunting block, determine the continuity of the tenure. The Minister’s decision shall be based on:

 

  1. the annual performance assessment and the evaluation of the hunting block utilization; and
  2. the full performance of the company allocated a hunting block to be carried out in the fourth year of the tenure, which shall take into account the annual assessment and the evaluation criteria prescribed in the

 

3.    MODE OF APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Applicants will complete an online registration at http://portal.maliasili.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,

 

  1. Applicants will then select hunting blocks they intend to bid, which will automatically generate an e-invoice for the applicant to pay a non- refundable application fee based on the block category being applied for (see table below).

 

Application fees per categories of hunting blocks

 

Applicants will pay a single application fee per category (and apply across the category) not per category per block.

 

 

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

 

  1. 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,

 

  1. 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,

 

  1. A bidder will remain anonymous,

 

  1. Bids will be automatically ranked, the contents of which will be

 

Bidders will:

 

  1. Assign a fee and compete only on pre-selected hunting block(s),

 

  1. Log in the e-auction system more than once during bidding,

 

  1. 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,

 

  1. Identities of bidders shall not be disclosed by any party during the course of auctioning,

 

  1. All invalid bids submitted shall be rejected with a message explaining reasons for a rejection,

 

  1. 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,

 

  1. Users shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all particulars associated with their accounts,

 

  1. An e-auction award shall be based solely on ranking of prices, such that the allocation is awarded to the highest successful bidder,

 

  1. No bid may be withdrawn after the completion of bidding process,

 

  1. Bidders will only be allowed to increase their bidding prices during the auctioning process,

 

  1. A successful bidder shall pay 25% of the highest price reached within 12 working hours after closure of the auctioning,

 

  1. 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, and,

 

  1. A successful bidder shall pay the hunting block fees annually equivalent to his annual bid price.

 

 

NOTE:

Only successful bidders will be issued with a Hunting Block Allocation Certificate by the Minister. Should you need any further information or clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit the following offices:

 

TOURIST HUNTING BLOCKS AVAILABLE FOR AUCTIONING

 

No. NAME OF HUNTING BLOCK SIZE (km2) CATEGORY ECOSYSTEM
  CATEGORY I
1 Kizigo GR (E 2) 1,287 I Ruaha-Rungwa
  CATEGORY II
2 Inyonga GR (C) 2,054 II Katavi-Rukwa
3 Inyonga GR (E) 2,106 II Ruaha-Rungwa
4 Inyonga GR (W) 2,177 II Katavi-Rukwa
5 Kizigo GR (C) 1313 II Ruaha-Rungwa
6 Kizigo GR (E 1) 1,196 II Ruaha-Rungwa
7 Lwafi-Nkamba GR 3320 II Katavi-Rukwa
8 Mlele GCA 1,252 II Katavi-Rukwa
9 Moyowosi G.R (N1) 1,392 II Malagarasi-Muyovosi
10 Moyowosi/Njingwe G.R 1 1,781 II Malagarasi-Muyovosi
11 Muhesi GR 2,633 II Ruaha-Rungwa
12 Piti GR W 1072 II Katavi-Rukwa
13 Rungwa River GCA 2,421 II Ruaha-Rungwa
14 Ugalla-Msima GR East 2,099 II Malagarasi-Muyovosi
15 Ugalla-Msima GR West 2,104 II Malagarasi-Muyovosi
  CATEGORY III
16 Chunya OA (E) 847 III Katavi-Rukwa
17 Kilombero-Furua 1,315 III Selous-Mikumi
18 Liparamba GR 617 III Selous-Mikumi
19 Litumbandyosi O.A./Gezamasua 1,346 III Selous-Mikumi
20 Lukwika-Lumesule GR 402 III Selous-Mikumi
21 Magwamila O.A. 1,066 III Selous-Mikumi
22 Msanjesi GR 600 III Selous-Mikumi
23 Muhuwesi GCA 1,438 III Selous-Mikumi
24 Piti OA (E) 1,822 III Katavi-Rukwa
25 Rungwa (N) O.A. 1,515 III Ruaha-Rungwa
26 Wembere GR 5,386 III Ruaha-Rungwa
27 Kilwa OA South 1,159 III Selous-Mikumi

 

 

  1. Conservation Commissioner

Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority Dar es Salaam Road-Kingolwira Area TAFORI Building

P O Box 265

MOROGORO -Tanzania

Tel: +255 23-2934204

E-mail: cc@tawa.go.tz

 

  1. eAuction of Hunting Blocks Help Desk Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority Phone: +255 713 360 030; +255 717 187 156; +255 754 043 280

 

E-mail: e-auctionhuntingblocks@tawa.go.tz

 

 

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