INVITATION FOR TENDERS
Bishkek Water and WasteWater Rehabilitation Project – phase II
PIP – 1.3b - installation of high voltage line 10 kV with installation of 3 transformer substations (10 kV - 2 bushing type and 1 dead –end type)
This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 11 February 2015 with subsequent updates.
The production and operational management unit “Bishkekvodokanal” (Bishkek Water Company) hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a grant from the Government of Swiss Confederation (SECO) administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) and part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD or the Bank) towards the cost of Bishkek Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project – Phase II.
The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract(s) to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan and the grant:
Installation of high voltage line 10 kV with installation of 3 transformer substations (10kV- 2 bushing type and 1 dead –end type)
Tenders are invited for one or both lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than one lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders.
Tendering for contracts that are to be financed with the proceeds of the loan from the Bank and the grant from SECO is open to firms from any country.
To be qualified for the award of a Contract, Tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:
- General Experience and References :
a) average annual turnover as lead contractor (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 3 years of EUR 120’000 per year equivalent;
b) successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least three contracts per year of a scope and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 3 years;
- Personnel Capabilities:
The Tenderer shall provide suitably qualified key personnel to fill the following positions. Each candidate shall meet the following minimum requirements:
- Project/Construction Manager – 5 years general experience, 2 years in similar position
- Chief engineer - 5 years general experience, 2 years in similar position
- Site Manager – 5 years general experience, 2 years in similar position
Contractor shall communicate with the Employer in Russian and provide a qualified translator for whole duration of work.
The Tenderer shall hold a valid license of I level to perform works in accordance with Kyrgyz legislation.
- Financial Viability:
The Tenderer shall demonstrate that he has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the contractual cash flow for a period of 4 months, estimated as not less than EUR 20,000 equivalent, taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts. The audited (tax authority or audit company) balance sheets and income statements for the last 3 years shall be submitted showing long-term profitability and demonstrating the good financial position. Where necessary, the Employer will make inquiries with the applicant's bankers
- Equipment Capabilities:
The Tenderer shall own, or have assured access to (through hire, lease, purchase agreement or similar), at least the following key items of equipment (Section III, Qualification, Table 2.6) in full working order. The Tenderer must demonstrate by signing the appropriate tender form that, based on known commitments, the equipment will be available for use in the proposed contract.
The Tenderer shall list the equipment he supposes to use. The Tenderer may also list alternative and additional equipment which he would propose to use for the contract, together with an explanation of the proposal.
- Criteria for Joint Ventures, Consortiums and Associations (JVCA):
In case the tender is submitted by JVCA, it shall meet the following qualification requirements:
a) The lead member firm of the JVCA shall have the experience as a prime contractor, in execution of at least 3 (three) contracts, specified in the qualification criteria 1, specified above;
b) The lead member firm shall meet at least seventy (70) percent of all qualifying criteria specified above.
c) Each member of the JVCA shall meet at least thirty (30) percent of all qualifying criteria specified above
If the eventual Contractor is a JVCA of two or more persons, all such persons shall be jointly and severally bound to the Employer for the fulfilment of the provisions of the Contract, unless otherwise specified in the Contract conditions, and shall designate one of such persons to act as a leader with authority to bind the JVCA. The composition or the constitution of the JVCA shall not be altered without the prior consent of the Employer.
Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of KGS 3010 (three thousand and ten) or equivalent in a convertible currency. The money can be transferred to the following account number of the Employer:
Bank of Beneficiary
The “Optima Bank” OJSC, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Chips UID: 416502
Standard Chartered bank, New York Branch, USA
Account number: 3582023671001
After the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee the tender documents will be sent in electronic format.
Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 14:00 November 28, 2018, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.
The applicable procurement rules are the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) which can be located at:
Prospective Tenderers may obtain further information from, and also inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:
Project Implementation Unit
3rd Floor, Room 307
10 minidistrict, building 35
Tel: +996 312 542119