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State Enterprise Radioactive Waste

 | Published August 9, 2014  -  Deadline August 9, 2015
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In November 1999, the Bulgarian Government and the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in which the Bulgarian Government undertook a firm commitment to close and decommission Units 1 - 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) at the earliest possible dates. The Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) has been established and is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). One of the purposes of this Fund is to finance, or co-finance preparation and implementation of selected projects, which would require procurement of Goods, Works and Services for modification of existing plant systems, design and construction of decommissioning facilities, including the National Disposal Facility, in an environmentally safe and cost effective manner, definition and procurement of dismantling and decontamination technologies and equipment. State Enterprise Radioactive Waste SE (SERAW) is responsible for the Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Programme and the National Disposal Facility. A Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) has been established in order to assist SERAW in the administration and management of the projects notified below. This General Procurement Notice is an update to the General Procurement Notice for Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Programme and for the National Disposal Facility projects, published on 09 August 2013. It draws the attention to the following upcoming procurement activities: Decommissioning Projects: • Supply of Equipment for Alpha Spectrometry Equipment (Project 5d - 1) This project is for the Supply of Laboratory Equipment for Alpha Radionuclides determinations for the Characterization and Analysis of Ion Exchange Resins in Auxiliary Buildings 1 and 2. Information Centre for Decommissioning (Project 20) This project is for the design, construction, testing, furnishing and commissioning of SERAW Information Centre for the Decommissioning Programme of KNPP Units 1-4. The project will identify new media forms, models and equipment required for the purposes of the information campaigns concerning/introducing the Decommissioning activities and will manage the procurement of these. Supply of a Decommissioning Management System (Project 22a) This project provides that the existing Decommissioning Management System (Hardware and Software) should be upgraded with an up-to-date and integrated system. Inventory, Treatment and Conditioning of Contaminated Soil (Project 23) This project is to carry out a survey of the KNPP decommissioning site, Units 1 to 4 and further remediation of contaminated soil, based on prepared and approved by the Client methodology. The project includes: development of a methodology, characterization of the soils in accordance with this methodology and a proposal for potential strategies for storage or remediation. Concrete Core Sampling Analyses (Project 24) This project is for the provision of services of a specialist contractor to carry out core sampling and analysis of concrete structures, e.g. the reactor pond walls and other structures which come into contact with contaminated water to determine the depth of any contamination to allow the decommissioning of the structures to be accurately planned. Supply of Equipment for Treatment of Accumulated Quantities of Radioactive Sludge at KNPP Units 1-4 (Project 28) This project is for the supply of equipment for: Retrieval of the radioactive sludge and residues from the places, where they currently are and their feeding to the inlet of the treatment facility; Treatment of the radioactive sludge and residues and treatment of the generated secondary RAW into forms that will be suitable for further transportation, storage and/or disposal. Independent Infrastructure Separation between Kozloduy NPP and SERAW (Project 35) This Project governs design, equipment supply, installation and commissioning of utilities, needed for the separation of the external grids of the technical infrastructure of the station-wide buildings and facilities of Kozloduy NPP from SERAW. Supply of Lifting and Transportation Equipment (Project 38) This project is for the procurement of and Engine Powered Lift Truck having 25t to 30t loading capacity to ensure safety effective and economically efficient transport of dismantled materials. Refurbishment of DGS-1 Equipment for Use of the Building for Decommissioning (Project 39) This project is to assure the preparation of the dismantling of the equipment of DGS-1 and the refurbishment of the building for decommissioning purposes. The project includes: Design and refurbishment of DGS-1 Building and the installation and commissioning of the utility systems for the Building. Restoration of Hydro Insulation of Turbine Hall and Reactor Building of KNPP UNITS 1-4 (Project 43) This Project will cover the removal of the old damaged roof insulation of the Turbine Hall and Reactor Buildings and their replacement with a new insulation as per state-to-the-art technologies. Preparation of Detailed Design for Dismantling of Equipment in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4 (Project 44) The task of this project is the preparation of a Detailed Design packages for Dismantling of systems and components in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4. The project must ensure safety execution of the dismantling activities not only for the contaminated but for the activated systems as well. The waste acceptance criteria of the National Disposal Facility do not envisage acceptance of large size activated items and containers different that the current licensed containers. The waste management approach must be analyzed and the correspondence decisions must be proposed. The estimated total budget for the above projects is 25 Million Euros. National Disposal Facility (NDF / Repository) projects Site Preparation for Construction of National Disposal Facility: Preparation of Radiana site for the subsequent construction of the National Disposal Facility, including provision of electrical supply, water supply, provision of heating supply from district network, provision of sewage and rainwater pond connection to discharge-points, implementation of relocation and rehabilitation works, design for removal of existing water channel construction of new temporary road and design and construction rehabilitation of existing road. Design of multi-layer test cover of NDF at Radiana site This project includes development of conceptual and detailed design for two variants of multi-layer cover of National Disposal Facility and development of detailed program for long term testing at Radiana site. Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility This project includes civil construction works, supply, installation, commissioning and testing of equipment, and commissioning of the National Disposal Facility. Supervision of Construction of Phase 1of the National Disposal Facility The estimated total budget for the above projects is 70 million Euros. Tendering for the decommissioning and NDF projects will commence in III quarter 2014. Tendering for contracts to be financed from grants of the KIDSF will be in line with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from eligible countries as of 01 August 2014: EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD countries of operation. Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact in writing:

UPGRADE AND MODERNIZATION OF SOFIA DISTRICT HEATING PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

 | Published September 5, 2014  -  Deadline September 5, 2015
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Toplofikacia Sofia EAD, the single owned stock district heating company serving the City of Sofia, intends to use the proceeds of the Grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administrated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financing towards the cost of the below mentioned contracts within the Project for Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System. This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on July 8, 2013. The upcoming procurement activities for the project components are: Procurement of goods and installation works: Increase of heat transfer energy efficiency This project aims to replace about 30-35 km of old pipe trunk annually (about 100 km in total) with DH pipes, pre-insulated with rigid polyurethane foam, suitable for direct burying in the ground. For the implementation two types of contracts will be used: procurement of goods - supply of preinsulated DH pipes. Such pipes for 35 km DH pipeline trunk (to be installed in 2015 under a separate contract for installation works) have been already supplied under the project and procurement of the remaining quantity of pipes is to be performed in two parts – respectively for the pipes to be installed in 2016 and 2017. The total expected duration of the pipes supply contract(s) implementation is 28 months; installation works for the supplied preinsulated pipes as described above, also including dismantling of existing pipes and restoration works – will be performed in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The expected duration of each contract for the installation works is 9 months. Supply and installation of equipment: Construction of cogeneration plant for Heat Only Boilers “Ovcha Kupel” Installation of new co-generation modules with three gas engines is envisaged with both electric and thermal capacity of about 10 MW in HOB “Ovcka Kupel II”. To cover the base heat load of HOB”Ovcha Kupel I” and HOB”Ovcha Kupel II” the new co-generation facility will operate all year. The expected duration of the contract implementation is 23 months. Reconstruction and modernization of energy boiler units EK220 t/h No.7 and No.8 at Thermal Power Plant (TPP) “Sofia” This project component includes reconstruction of boiler heating surfaces, replacement of old burners with new low emission burners, upgrade of boilers control systems and installation works of boiler flue gas utilization equipment. The expected duration of the contract implementation is 30 months. Modernization of the turbine unit TG3 at TPP “Sofia east” In order to meet the requirements of Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EC regarding high efficiency of cogeneration for district heating purposes, the existing condensing type turbine is intended to be replaced with a new backpressure steam turbine with capacity 30-35 MWel and 89 MWth. The expected duration of the contract implementation is 34 months. Construction of flue gas utilization installation for boiler unit EK 220 t/h, No.9 at TPP “Sofia” This project component foresees installation of a new modern flue gas utilization system for energy boiler unit No.9, to collect and recover the waste heat energy contained in the outgoing flue gases of the boiler. The expected duration of the contract implementation is 24 months. Flue gas utilization at Heat Only Boilers This project component includes the installation of a new state of the art flue gas utilization system for some of the existing hot water boilers, to recover the waste heat energy contained in the outgoing flue gases of the boilers. The expected duration of the contract implementation is 36 months. Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the forth quarter of 2014 and the first half of 2015. For engineering, procurement and supervision services Toplofikacia Sofia EAD has started project management unit consultant selection procedure. The duration of the consultancy services assignment will be 45 months starting from the forth quarter of 2014. The overall budget of the Project is EUR 41,900,000. 50% to be financed by KIDSF and 50% by Toplofikacia Sofia, plus EUR 550,000 for the consultancy services, to be 100% financed by KIDSF. Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to potential tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 September 2014: the EU member states, Switzerland and the Bank’s countries of operation. Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact in writing:

Koloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund

 | Published October 3, 2014  -  Deadline October 3, 2015
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Construction of three gas transmission pipelines in Bulgaria Bulgartransgaz EAD intends to use a grant proceeds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund ("KIDSF"), administrated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD, "the Bank") and its own funds, to construct gas pipelines a total length of 122 km to connect the municipalities of Svishtov, Pirdop, Panagiurishte, Bansko and Razlog to the national gas transmission network (the Project). The Project will require procurement of goods, works and services as follows: 1. Gas transmission pipeline to Svishtov Scope - prospective studies, design, supply of equipment, installation, construction and commissioning of a high pressure gas transmission pipeline, automated gas regulation station (AGRS) to the town of Svishtov and auxiliary facilities. 2. Gas transmission pipeline to Panagiurishte and Pirdop Scope - prospective studies, design, supply of equipment, installation, construction and commissioning of a high pressure gas transmission pipeline, AGRS to the town of Panagiurishte, AGRS to the town of Pirdop and auxiliary facilities. 3. Gas transmission pipeline to Bansko and Razlog Scope - design, supply of equipment, installation, construction and commissioning of a high pressure gas transmission pipeline, AGRS to the town of Razlog, AGRS to the town of Bansko and auxiliary facilities. 4. Consulting services to support a Project Management Unit (PMU Consultant) Scope - to support the PMU in project management, procurement and technical matters, including preparation of tender documents and/or terms of reference/request for proposal documents, participation in tendering and contracting procedures, monitoring and reporting, management of Project implementation. The total budget for the Project is 21,8 million EUR, 50% will be funded by KIDSF and 50% by Bulgartransgaz EAD, including 200,000 EUR for consulting services, which will be 100% financed by KIDSF. Procurement is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2015. It will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to Tenderers/Consultants from the following eligible countries as of 1 October 2014: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country. Project implementation is expected to take about 50 calendar months. Interested parties may contact:

Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund - Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 | Published October 13, 2014  -  Deadline October 13, 2015
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Elektoenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (the “Employer”) intends to use the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financial sources to cover the costs of the implementation of project “Construction of a new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa Iztok 2 (substation Maritsa Iztok) to substation Plovdiv” (“the Project”). The Project will require procurement of goods, works and services as follows: Consultancy services for the Project Management Unit (PMU) at ESO EAD (PMU Consultant), to support the PMU in project management, procurement and technical matters, including preparation of tender documents and/or terms of reference/ request for proposal documents, participation in tendering and contracting procedures, monitoring and reporting, management of Project implementation. Consultancy services for preparation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for the Project; Design, manufacturing, testing, delivery, installation, completion, and commissioning of a new 400 kV power line from substation Plovdiv to substation Maritsa Iztok as well as Construction Supervision of the implementation. The overall budget of the Project is EUR 21.60 million, 70% will be financed by KIDSF and 30% by ESO EAD. Additional EUR 200,000 will be provided for consultancy services, 100% financed by KIDSF. Procurement is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The contract implementation period for the PMU Consultant is expected to be 36 calendar months; for the ESIA Consultant – 8 calendar months; construction and supervision 24 calendar months Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules and will be open to Tenderers / Consultancy firms from the following eligible countries as of 1 October 2014: the EU member states, Switzerland, countries of EBRD operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country. Interested parties should contact:

KOZLODUY INTERNATIONAL DECOMMISSIONING SUPPORT FUND

 | Published October 15, 2014  -  Deadline December 3, 2014
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RESTORATION OF HYDRO INSULATION OF TURBINE HALL AND REACTOR BUILDING OF KOZLODUY NPP UNITS 1-4 Invitation for Tenders BULGARIA RESTORATION OF HYDRO INSULATION OF TURBINE HALL AND REACTOR BUILDING OF KOZLODUY NPP UNITS 1-4 This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities, in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development website, Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com) on 9th August 2014, and in the Bulgarian newspaper “Trud” on 9th August 2014. State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends to use the Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the Bank”), towards the cost of the Restoration of Hydro Insulation of Turbine Hall and Reactor Building of Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4. The project is managed by the Decommissioning - Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) and all questions regarding this Tender should be directed to the Head of D-R PMU as noted below. The Employer now invites interested Contractors to submit sealed Tenders for the following contract which will be funded from part of the Grant: The Design, Engineering, Supply of Materials and Equipment, Demolition works, Construction and Installation of Roof Hydro Insulation of Turbine Hall and Reactor Building of Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4, together with associated services and civil works. The estimated contract award is March 2015. The work shall be completed in no more than 12 (twelve) calendar months after Contract award. Procurement will be carried out in accordance with all EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules. Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF Grant, which is administered by the Bank, is open to firms from all eligible countries, as of April 2014: EU member states, Switzerland and EBRD countries of operation. All Goods and Services shall have their origin from eligible countries. To be qualified for the award of a contract, Tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria: Eligibility requirements - as above; General experience – average annual turnover over the last 5 (five) years of not less than €2,500,000.00 (Two and half million euros) or equivalent; Particular experience – successful completion of at least 2 (two) contracts of a similar nature and complexity within the last 5 (five) years; Personnel capabilities - suitably qualified personnel; Financial position – balance sheets for the last 5 (five) years; Litigation - no consistent history of litigation awards against the Contractor within the last 5 (five) years; Quality Assurance - Quality Management System in compliance with the current ISO–9001 standard series or internationally recognised equivalent. The proceeds of the Grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. To be qualified for the award of a contract, Tenderers will have to demonstrate to the Employer that they substantially satisfy the requirements detailed in the Instructions to Tenderers and Tender Data regarding their recent relevant experience and capabilities to provide required facilities, plant and equipment and associated services. Tender documents may be obtained at the Employer's Mailing address listed below, upon submission of a written formal demand and a copy of payment (in cash or by bank transfer) of a non-refundable fee of €100.00 (One Hundred Euros) to the following bank account: UNICREDIT BULBANK AD 7 Sveta Nedelya Sq. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria BG 39 UNCR 96601003496600 BIC: UNCRBGSF Recipient: DP RAO Bank commissions and fees shall be to the expense of the Tenderer. The Tender Documents will be dispatched promptly by e-mail and by courier at the first opportunity, following confirmation of receipt of the fee by the Employer, but no liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copies shall prevail. The Tenderer’s formal request for the Tender Documents shall include details of the postal address and email address of where the tender documents are to be sent and a contact name, telephone and fax numbers, email address for future correspondence, invoice details and VAT number of the tenderer. All Tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of €30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Euros). Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 14.00 hrs. (local Bulgarian time) on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014. Tenders will be opened on the same day Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 at 14.00 hrs. (local Bulgarian time) in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. Tenders delivered after this deadline will be rejected and returned unopened. Prospective Tenderers may obtain further information from the following office:

Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund

 | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline November 7, 2014
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Design for Relocation of the Existing Irrigation Channel from Radiana Site (R-Project 4D-3) The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 9th August 2014 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 7674-GPN-17149-R3. Assignment Description: The Bulgarian State Enterprise “Radioactive Waste” (SERAW) is to construct a disposal facility for short-lived low and intermediate level radioactive wastes (NDF) on the Radiana site, located close to Kozloduy NPP, north-west Bulgaria. A section of water irrigation channel named M-1 from the irrigation system “Shishmanov val” with a length of approximately 1300 meters is passing through the Radiana site. It shall be relocated (re-routed) outside Radiana site preserving the original characteristics of the irrigation channel to deliver water for nearby villages and for Kozloduy NPP. A Concept for relocation and Detailed Site Developing Plan - Parcel Plan are already elaborated within a separate project. The relocation concept includes use of pumping station situated on the west side before Radiana site, that pumps the 0,8 m3 per second water through two pump units, construction of an underground pipe 650 m long with diameter 800 mm and construction of linear surface concrete hydraulic structure in 5 sections, 3440 m long. The design flow rate is 0.9 m3 per second. The concept includes also a water intake facility with branch for delivery of water to Kozloduy NPP through a pipeline with estimated diameter about 600mm and route of about 1600m. SERAW wants to engage a Consultant to elaborate detailed design for relocation (re-routing) of section of water irrigation channel M-1. The detailed design shall be based on the developed concept and Parcel Plans. The design shall provide protection against flooding from the channel to Radiana site and adjacent road infrastructure giving special attention to the geotechnical reinforcement of the linear hydraulic structures because of the weak loess soil, develop the restoration of the site of the abandoned linear hydraulic structures and develop the recovery to the disturbed roads. Attention shall be given also to the preservation of the current Botev alley, which is a historical monument. Design shall comply with Bulgarian legislations, including but not limited to Ordinance No.4 for the Scope and Content of the Investment Projects. In coordination with SERAW and other interested stakeholders the design shall check and confirm (or amend) a suitable point for water intake from the new route of channel M-1 for piping connection with Kozloduy NPP. The Consultant shall provide assistance to SERAW in obtaining coordination and approvals of the design documentation (including construction permit) by all relevant Bulgarian authorities including but not limited to Irrigation Systems PLC (Napoitelni Sistemi EAD), Bulgarian Road Infrastructure Agency, Ministry of Regional Development, Kozloduy Municipality and Kozloduy NPP. Status of the Selection Process: Interested Candidates are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment start date and duration: The assignment is anticipated to start in January 2015 and last about 4 (four) months for the design work and about 6 (six) months for coordination procedures of the design documentation with the authorities and interested stakeholders and approval of the design. Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 130 000 (One Hundred Thirty Thousand Euros) (Exclusive VAT) available for the assignment and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria). Funding source: The contract will be financed by a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF). Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined in KIDSF Rules and will be open to Consultants form eligible countries as of 1st October 2014: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. Consultant Profile: The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid certificates for full designer capability of the experts for all parts of the intended design, particularly for disciplines Hydro-Melioration/Hydrotechnics, Geotechnics (Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology), Geodesy, Structural, Electrical, Roads, Site Restoration, Plan for Safety and Health, Organisation and Execution of the Construction and Bill of Quantities (detailed specifications for works and materials and cost assessment). The Consultant shall have relevant experience in all areas needed for performance of the assignment as described above which must include expertise in the following specific areas: Design of Water Irrigation (Hydro-Melioration) Systems of similar scope and nature and/or design for rehabilitation of Water Irrigation (Hydro-Melioration) Systems and design for rehabilitation (site restoration and road recovery); Design works of linear hydraulic systems in loess type soils; Experience in design development according the Bulgarian legislation. The Consultants team of experts shall cover all areas of described above. Valid certificates for full designer capability of the experts are mandatory. The Consultants team of experts shall have capabilities to evaluate design documentation written in Bulgarian and in English. Submission requirements: In order to determine the capabilities, experience and expertise of consultants seeking to be shortlisted in accordance with the requirements above, the information submitted shall include the following: Cover letter including full contact details, including address of the company submitting the expression of interest, phone and fax numbers and email address of contact person; Company profile, organisation and staffing, including turnover, continuity of ownership, history of litigation for the previous five years; Copies of the valid certificates for full designer capability of the experts; Copies of ISO certification 9001:2008 or equivalent; Details of experience or similar assignments in the outlined key areas undertaken in the previous 10 years using the template below: CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), main activities performed by the expert and proposed role in this assignment Completed Contact sheet and Consultant declaration (30KB - DOCX) The above information should not exceed 15 pages excluding CVs and references. One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English language and a CD containing an electronic version of the Expression of Interest in PDF format shall be submitted to SERAW in an envelope marked “Design for Rehabilitation Works (R-Project 4D-3) – Design for Relocation of the Existing Irrigation Channel from Radiana Site”, to reach the offices of SERAW not later than the deadline mentioned above. The address of the SERAW is:

Bulgaria: Plovdiv Roads Project - Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) - Support for Tender and Implementation

 | Published October 24, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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Bulgaria: Plovdiv Roads Project - Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) - Support for Tender and Implementation Background: The Municipality of Plovdiv (the "City" or the "Client") is the third largest municipality in Bulgaria, covering an area of 101 square kilometres. It has a population of about 370,000 people, and is a strategically important industrial and commercial centre. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is supporting the City's comprehensive plan to revamp Plovdiv's primary street network by providing a loan to rehabilitate key road infrastructure, including - Ruski Blvd., Komatevsko Shosse Blvd., Shesti Septemvri Blvd., and to complete an unfinished boulevard - Severen Blvd (the "Project"). At present, the City is solely responsible for constructing, rehabilitating and maintaining its urban street network, which is managed under the Deputy Mayor for Investments. Road rehabilitations are typically financed from the City's budget. Long-term commercial bank financing for the road rehabilitation and maintenance has also been difficult to procure. Moreover, the national procurement law limits the maximum term of municipal borrowings to 10 years. The City's strategic objectives with respect to road infrastructure and traffic organisations are outlined in a number of documents and initiatives: 1) The General Transport Organisation Plan identifies the key problems related to traffic organisation: (i) Important road segments are not fully constructed; (ii) A number of urban roads are not compliant with the relevant functional and technical requirements; and (iii) Some urban road segments are not used efficiently due to lack of good connections with the rest of the urbanised area and infrastructure. The proposed Project addresses all these points above. 2) The Integrated Plan for Sustainable Urban Development defines the so-called "areas of influence" that will benefit from European Union (EU) grants under the Operational Programme Regions in Growth Regional Development during the 2014-2020 programming period. The main objective of the Integrated Plan is to ensure that EU grants are invested in a more integrated and sustainable way. 3) In terms of the preparation of the Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) approach for Plovdiv, the Project has been prepared technically and conceptually structured with support from external consultants Project One (Bulgaria) and Atkins (UK), and has benefited from the latter's long and varied experience with PMMR structuring. A copy of the reports prepared by these consultants will be provided to the highest ranked consultant during negations. The overall assessment is that Plovdiv is a good candidate for PMMR, given that: a) Plovdiv has experience with different kinds of long-term public-private partnership in Plovdiv (e.g. concessions for public transport bus operations and waste management). At national level, Bulgaria also has some experience in the road engineering sector with long-term contracting - there has been an evolution in recent years in road rehabilitation contracts in Bulgaria which includes projects with scope of 3-5 or more years. The country's road engineering sector has some accumulated experience already with performance-based work through working with the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) type of road construction contracts and the Municipality has a good understanding of the PMMR concept, and the basic institutional capacities to monitor the future contract. Key recommendations included: The PMMR contract should be kept simple noting that this will be the first of its kind of performance-based contract at the urban road level. The contract duration should be kept to a medium term – up to10 years following the completion of rehabilitation works - in order to avoid unacceptable risks to be transferred to the private PMMR contractor. The hand-back condition of the road network at contract expiration should specify a minimum remaining life-cycle. Reinstatement works following utility party access works in the newly rehabilitated road network should be contracted either to the PMMR contractor, or signed off by the PMMR contractor. The number of PMMR Performance Standards to be monitored by the Municipality should be kept to a minimum and be relatively simple to verify (e.g. through regular visual checks). The Project preparation work, however, also recognised certain intrinsic challenges to a PMMR approach as it requires a medium to long-term fiscal discipline to provide public funds to provide regular 'unitary payment' to the PMMR contractor: Overall financial challenges may become more acute in Plovdiv – although in relatively good financial health compared to most Bulgarian municipalities, the risks of limited cash flow predictability also exist for Plovdiv. Possible challenges to the financial stability of the Municipality of Plovdiv could undermine the efficient technical execution of a PMMR contract. Finally, there are political risk factors (e.g., a change in municipal leadership during the course of the PMMR contract) that could affect efficient execution of long-term agreements. Based on the factors outlined above, the project preparation consultants recommended a specifically focused, bespoke approach to PMMR introduction in Plovdiv. It is assessed that it would be better if the PMMR contract includes only very well specified maintenance services (not exceeding 3-4 particular tasks) as this is a pilot project for the country. Main contract characteristics and basic ‘stepping stones’ in developing the initial phase of PMMR contracting introduction in Plovdiv could include: (i) One single contract with separate lots, instead of separate sub-contracts is preferable for each of the road sections for purposes of market interest and economic optimization; (ii) maximum period of 10 years, following rehabilitation; (iii) the guarantees provided by the contract must be in line with the common requirements of the sector; (iv) the bidding documents and the contract itself must take into account the normal risks related to changes in the prices of fuel, materials and labour; and (v) appropriate balance of risk transfer between Contractor and the Municipality (some risks to be shared as an evidence of long-term commitment to the private contractor). Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consultant (the "Consultant") to generally (i) Develop a PMMR approach (contract) specific to Plovdiv, based on the pre-feasibility study prepared by Project One - Atkins; (ii) Implement a procurement approach from the design of tender documentation through to selection of the PMMR contractor; and (iii) Support the Municipality in supervising the PMMR contractor (the "Assignment"). Specifically, the Assignment will include the following tasks: Task 1: Review the technical designs prepared by the Municipality of Plovdiv with respect to the road segments subject to rehabilitation / construction Task 2: Develop a baseline condition survey/study of the road sections to be included in the future PMMR contract Task 3: Define technical standards/performance indicators for Plovdiv road system Task 4: Develop PMMR tender documents Task 5: Assist with launch, selection, negotiations and signing of the PMMR contract Task 6: Support the City in the execution and monitoring of the PMMR contract. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the first quarter of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 14 months. The first four months are assigned to carry out tasks 1 to 4, and an additional four months to complete all of Task 5. The remaining 5 months will be allocated to the supervision of the contracts. The contract may be extended subject to assignment needs, excellent performance of the Consultant and availability of funding. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with experience in: a) structuring, implementing and monitoring urban transport projects (concessions, Design Build Operate Maintain (DBOM), Output and Performance Based Road Contracts (OPRC), PMMR, or similar), including specific experience in urban road management and performance-based contracting (OPRC or PMMR), preferably within the last 7 years ; b) structuring, implementing and monitoring road management contracts (concessions, DBOM, OPRC, PMMR, or similar) internationally and in Bulgaria. It is expected that the Assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified Project Manager, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. The Consultant’s team of experts is expected to include at least the following positions: (i) Project Manager with experience in performance-based contracting and preferably 2 or more successfully completed similar assignments in the road management sector (i.e. PMMR-type projects) in the past 7 years. (ii) Civil/Road Engineer with experience in performance-based contracting; (iiii) Road Contracting/Procurement Expert with preferably 2 or more successfully completed similar assignments in the road management sector (i.e. PMMR-type projects) in the past 7 years; and (iii) Legal expert experienced in working with and knowledgeable in Bulgarian law; (iv) Economist with experience in public finance. English will be required for all key experts. Fluency in Bulgarian and previous professional experience in the country would be an advantage. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous seven years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 15 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and contact sheet). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Bulgarian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Plovdiv Roads Project - Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) Support for Tender and Implementation", to reach Client not later than 24 November 2014 at 10:00 (Bulgarian time). The expression of interest shall also be sent electronically to the Client by the same due date. Electronic copies (preferably in pdf) should also be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date by email. Important Notes: 1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding. 2. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm's experience in structuring, implementing and monitoring urban transport projects (concessions, DBOM, OPRC, PMMR, or similar), including specific experience in urban road management and performance-based contracting (OPRC or PMMR), preferably within the last 7 years - 30% Firm's experience in structuring, implementing and monitoring road management contracts ( concessions, DBOM, OPRC, PMMR, or similar) internationally and in Bulgaria - 20% CVs of key experts with relevant experience as per above and with fluency in Bulgarian and previous professional experience in the country would be an advantage - 50%

Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System

 | Published December 3, 2014  -  Deadline December 3, 2015
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Toplofikacia Sofia EAD, the single owned stock district heating company serving the City of Sofia, intends to use the proceeds of the Grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administrated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financing towards the cost of the below mentioned contracts within the Project for Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System.
 
This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on September 5, 2014.
The upcoming procurement activities for the project components are:
 
Procurement of Goods and Works:
  1. The project Increase of Heat Transfer Energy Efficiency aims to annually replace about 30-35 km of old pipelines (about 100 km in total) with preinsulated DH pipes. The project will be implemented invoking two types of contracts as follows:
    • Procurement of Goods to supply preinsulated DH pipes for DH pipelines (to be installed in 2016 and 2017 under separate contracts for installation works). The expected duration of the pipes supply is 28 months and total estimated cost of EUR 6 million;
    • Procurement of Works to install the supplied preinsulated pipes as described above including dismantling of existing pipes and restoration works. The contracts will be carried out in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The duration of each contract for the works is expected to be 9 months and total estimated cost of each contract of EUR 3 million.
Supply and Installation of Plant and Equipment:
  1. Construction of cogeneration plant for Heat Only Boilers “Ovcha Kupel”. The project includes installation of new co-generation modules with three gas engines with electric and thermal capacity of about 10 MW. The new co-generation facility will operate all year to cover the base heat load of HOB”Ovcha Kupel I” and HOB”Ovcha Kupel II”.
The duration of the contract implementation expected to be 23 months and the total estimated cost of EUR 6 million.
  1. Reconstruction and modernization of energy boiler units EK220 t/h No.7 and No.8 at Thermal Power Plant (TPP) “Sofia”. The project comprises of reconstruction of boiler heating surfaces, replacement of old burners with new low emission burners, upgrade of boilers control systems and installation works of boiler flue gas utilization equipment.
The duration of the contract is expected to be 30 months and the total estimated cost of EUR 9 million.
 
  1. Modernization of the turbine unit TG3 at TPP “Sofia east”. In order to meet the requirements of Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EC regarding high efficiency of cogeneration for district heating purposes, the existing condensing type turbine is intended to be replaced with a new backpressure steam turbine with capacity of 30-35 MWel and 89 MWth.
The duration of the contract is expected to be 34 months and the total estimated cost of EUR 7 million.
  1. Construction of flue gas utilization facility for boiler unit EK 220 t/h, No.9 at TPP “Sofia”.
The project includes the installation of a new modern flue gas utilization system for boiler unit No.9 to collect and reclaim the heat energy contained in the outgoing flue gases.
The duration of the contract is expected to be 24 months and the total estimated cost of EUR 1 million .
  1. Flue gas utilization at Heat Only Boilers. The project includes the installation of a new state of the art flue gas utilization system for some of the existing hot water boilers to reclaim the heat energy contained in the outgoing flue gases.
The duration of the contract is expected to be 36 months and the total estimated cost of EUR 900,000.
 
Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the forth quarter of 2014 and the first half of 2015.
 
Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to potential tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 September 2014: the EU member states, Switzerland and the Bank’s countries of operation.
 
Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact in writing:
 
“Toplofikacia Sofia” EAD
Mrs. Maria Domuzova
PMU Manager
23 Jastrebetz St., 1680 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 903 30 78
Fax: +359 2 859 91 24
E-mail: mdomuzova@toplo.bg
 

MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCT DEVT - P099895

 | Published January 29, 2015
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Consortium "Plovdivtsi" (ZARUBEZHVODSTROY ? Leading Partner/Partner - GBS INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION/Partner - AREMA AGUARESIDUOS Y MEDIO
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Completion Of Plovdivtsi Dam And Potable Water Treatment Plant ICB Contract Award Notice Bulgaria Project: P099895 - Municipal Infrastructure Development Bid/Contract Reference No: MIDP-CW-ICB-2 Construction of Plovdivtsi Scope of Contract: Completion of Plovdivtsi Dam and Potable Water Treatment Plant Duration of Contract: 2.50Year(s) Contract Signature Date: 09-Dec-2014 Evaluation Currency: BGN-Bulgarian Lev Awarded Bidder(s): Name: Consortium "Plovdivtsi" (ZARUBEZHVODSTROY ? Leading Partner/Partner - GBS INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION/Partner - AREMA AGUARESIDUOS Y MEDIO Address: 3-5, Damianitsa Str Country: Bulgaria Bid Price at Opening:BGN 47,399,722.78 Evaluated Bid Price: BGN41,199,722.78 Contract Price: BGN47,399,722.78 Evaluated Bidder(s): Name : STRABAG AG Austria Address :8, MEGAPARK, 8 Floor, Tsarigradsko shose 115 G Country: Bulgaria Bid Price at Opening:BGN 53,926,173.02 Evaluated Bid Price: BGN47,726,173.02 Evaluated Bidder(s): Name : JV China Volant Industry CO Ltd (VOLINCO)/ Sinohydro Bureau5 Co LTD Address :No 30 Haidian Nanlu, Beijing 100080 Country: China Bid Price at Opening:BGN 57,988,232.00 Evaluated Bid Price: BGN51,788,232.00

Independent Construction Supervision of the Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility construction (R-Project 9)

 | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 19, 2015
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 9th August 2014. Background The Bulgarian State Enterprise “Radioactive Waste” (SERAW) intends to award contract through open tender procedures for construction of a National Disposal Facility (NDF) for short-lived low and intermediate level radioactive wastes, category 2a according to Bulgarian Regulation for Safe Management of Radioactive Waste promulgated in SG 76 of 30.08.2013.The facility shall be constructed on the Radiana site, located close to Kozloduy NPP, north-west Bulgaria. SERAW has already developed a Detailed Spatial Plan, Technical Design, and initiated the Radiana site infrastructure preparation to enable and facilitate the construction of the repository. The scope of construction of Phase 1 of the NDF will involve the detailed design and construction of fully functional disposal facility, including disposal cells, their associated railed enclosures and drainage systems, waste package receipt facility, ancillary management facilities, access roads and services infrastructure and will include large soil excavation volumes of approximately 1 000 000 m3, large volume of reinforced concrete works of approximately 40 000 m3, preparation of loess-cement foundations of approximately 100 000 m3, procurement, delivery installation of large steel structures (mobile roofs), lifting equipment (cranes with capacity 40 t) and similar activities. Assignment description SERAW wants to engage Consultant to provide Services of Independent Construction Supervisor for the NDF construction works on Radiana site as required by the Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act for first category of construction. The Consultant’s scope of services will include as a minimum the following tasks: Supervision of NDF construction works in full compliance with legal requirements valid in Bulgaria which include the following: Day-to-day monitoring to ensure compliance with relevant legislative and technical requirements and compliance with the approved design; Preparation and signing of necessary acts and protocols required during construction; Collection and storage of appropriate construction documentation – acts, protocols, testing and measurement results, conformity declarations, materials certificates etc.; Supervision of the quantities, quality and compliance of construction and installation works and materials used in the construction with approved design and technical specifications; Preparation of technical passport of the construction and final report for establishment the suitability of the construction for subsequent usage, organization and participation in the State Acceptance Commission. Monitoring, coordination and supervision of implementation of necessary measures required by Bulgarian Ordinance No. 2 dated 22 March 2004 on the Minimum Requirements for Healthy and Safe Work Conditions during the Execution of Construction and Installation Works; Review the Contractor’s detail design and as-built documentation in order to assess and verify the compliance with Detailed Spatial Plan, Technical Design and with relevant Bulgarian and European Union requirements; countersign (stamp) detailed design and as-built documentation. Assist SERAW in coordination of permits, approvals, acceptance and certificates obtaining procedures, including but not limited to organising the approval of the detailed design and as-built documentation by the relevant authorities, utilities and other stakeholders, preparation of the applications, conformity assessment reports, agreements with the relevant utilities and authorities and in coordination of NDF construction with relevant authorities and stakeholders. The Consultant shall cover all aspects of the anticipated construction works including but not limited to: Excavation works, Stability of slopes, Temporary storage for humic substance (“top-soil”) and stockpile for excess soil, Vertical planning and geodetic issues, Massive loess-cement foundation, Engineering (Technology), Lifting and handling equipment, Architecture, Building structures, Power supply and electric systems, Monitoring and Control systems, Radiation protection and radiation monitoring, Water supply and sewerage, Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, Energy efficiency, Fire Protection, Physical Protection, Transportation roads/internal plant access roads, sites and parking areas, Health and safety and scheduling. Status of the Selection Process: Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is anticipated to start in December 2015 and is expected to last about 60 (sixty) months to cover the period of NDF construction. Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 5,000,000 (Five Million Euros) (Exclusive VAT) available for the assignment and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria). Funding source: The contract will be financed by a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF). Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined in KIDSF Rules and will be open to Consultants form eligible countries as of 1 January 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. Consultant Profile The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid license/licenses for each member of the consortium for independent construction supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act. The Consultant shall have relevant experience in all areas needed for performance of the Independent Supervision as described above in assignment description and which must be demonstrated through the following projects: Supervision of design and construction works of construction category 1, letter “d” as per article 2, paragraph 4, point 1, letter “h” of Bulgarian Regulation No1 of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for classification of constructions; Independent Supervision of large and complex investment projects similar to scope expected for NDF; Independent Supervision of design and construction works and/or engineering design studies and construction of radioactive waste management facilities; Independent Supervision of construction works and/or construction works of large scale excavations and large volumes of concrete similar to those expected for NDF; Independent Supervision of design and construction works and/or engineering design studies and construction in loess formation; Independent Supervision equipment installation, testing and commissioning and similar activities for projects with the high quality requirements similar to nuclear installation; Assessment of conformity with detailed spatial plan and/or development of detailed spatial plan. Consultants (including members of the Joint Venture Partnership) and sub-consultants of the Consultants currently engaged with the designer hired by SERAW to develop the National Disposal Facility Design will not be eligible to participate in the selection process. Submission requirements: In order to determine the capabilities, experience and expertise of consultants seeking to be shortlisted in accordance with the requirements above, the information submitted shall include the following: Cover letter including full contact details, including address of the company submitting the expression of interest, phone and fax numbers, email address of contact person; Company profile, organisation structure and staffing, registry documents demonstrating continuity of ownership, history of litigation for the previous five years; Financial data and records. Audited summary balance sheets and profit and loss statements or similar statements if profit and loss statements not available, demonstrating turnover for the last 5 (five) years; Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments undertaken in the last 10 (ten) years filled in as required in the template. CVs of key personnel and experts who could carry out the assignment detailing qualifications and experience in similar assignments, corresponding to the profile, in the previous 10 years Firm’s management system certificates – ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other relevant certificates related to project scope and objectives. Completed Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration using the template. The above information should not exceed 50 pages including financial data and excluding CVs. One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English language shall be submitted to SERAW in an envelope marked “Independent Supervision of the Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility (R-Project 9)”, to reach the SERAW not later than 19 March 2015, 12:00 (noon) local Bulgarian time. The address of the SERAW is: State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Site, SERAW Office “Protocol” Premises 3321 Kozloduy Bulgaria Attention: Head of D-R PMU Office tel.: +359 973 7 6422 Fax.: +359 973 7 4508 E-mail: DR-PMU@dprao.bg

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 | Published February 9, 2015  -  Deadline February 9, 2016
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GENERAL PROCUREMENT NOTICE Municipality of Plovdiv intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a project to finance the rehabilitation and improvement works of approximately 7.2 km along four city boulevards as well as development of an expanded network of bicycle lanes The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 21.8 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following works and services: Road Rehabilitation and Construction Works (4 Boulevards)* and Performance Based Periodic Maintenance under , a Performance-based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) contract PMMR Supervision Consultancy Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2015. Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country. Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact: Contact name Mr. Dimitar Katsarski Client Municipality of Plovdiv Address 1 “Tsentralen” Square, 4000 Plovdiv, Floor X, Office 1 Email caldis@abv.bg Tel: +359 (0) 32 656 456 Fax: +359 (0) 32 656 412

KIDSF Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility (R Project 10)

 | Published February 9, 2015  -  Deadline April 9, 2015
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INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION
REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
 
Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility (R Project 10)
 
This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice for this project, 7674-GPN-17149-R3 which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/project.shtml) on 9th   August 2014.
 
State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW), hereinafter referred to as “the Client”, intends using part of the proceeds of a grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), towards the cost of the National Disposal Facility.
 
The Client intends to prequalify firms and consortia to tender for the following contract, hereinafter referred to as “the Contract”, to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant: Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility.
 
The National Disposal Facility will be located at Radiana site, adjacent to Kozloduy NPP, Kozloduy Municipality. Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility is designed for disposal of waste packages from the decommissioning of Units 1-4 of Kozloduy NPP.
 
Implementation of the Contract will involve the establishment of fully functional facilities of phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility, including disposal cells, their associated railed enclosures and drainage systems, waste package receipt facility, ancillary management facilities, access roads and services infrastructure. Waste processing (treatment and conditioning) is not envisaged for the National Disposal Facility. The facility is designed for disposal of waste packages conditioned elsewhere.
 
The Technical Design Documentation for the NDF was developed under a separate project by the Consortium comprising Westinghouse Electric Spain S.A.U, DBE Technology GmbH of Germany and ENRESA.
 
These Requirements are for the supply of the following (“the Works”):
a)         implementation of preparatory ground works;
b)         production of Fabrication and Manufacturing Documentation for Phase I of the
NDF and its associated services, systems, infrastructure and equipment;
c)         construction of  Phase I of the NDF;
d)         procurement and installation of internal services and systems;
e)         construction of external works and connections to site utility networks;
f)          procurement and installation of overhead cranes and equipment;
g)         carry out personnel training, start-up trials and non-active equipment testing activities for and handover of the completed Phase I NDF to the Employer.
 
Prequalification and tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a grant from the KIDSF. Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to potential tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 February 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the Bank’s countries of operation.
 
 
Prequalification documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon written formal demand and a copy of payment of a non-refundable fee of 200.00 BGN (two hundred Bulgarian Leva).
Payment shall be by bank transfer to the following bank account:
 
UNICREDIT BULBANK AD
7 Sveta Nedelya Sq.
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
BG 39 UNCR 96601003496600
BIC: UNCRBGSF
Recipient: DP RAO
Details of payment (purpose of payment) PQ NDF Project R-10
 
The written application shall contain Applicant’s request for Prequalification Documents, incl. all invoicing data, i.e. company address, correspondence address, tax number identification, VAT number etc., and copy of the payment order.
 
Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery.
 
The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered to the address below, on or before 12.00 hour (midday) (local Bulgarian time) on 9 April 2015. Documents which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.
 
Interested firms may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the prequalification documents at the following office:
 
Contacts:
 
 
State Enterprise Radioactive Waste
Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU)
Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Site, SERAW Office “Protocol” Premises
3321 Kozloduy
Bulgaria
Attention: Head of D-R PMU
Office tel.: +359 973 7 6422
Fax.: +359 973 7 4508
 
This notice refers to goods, works or consultancy services to be procured though open and competitive tendering for projects/ contracts funded through funds which are administered by the EBRD. Potential Tenderers desiring additional information on the procurement in question or the project/ contract in general should contact the Project Management Unit and not the EBRD.
 
 

KIDSF - Replacement of bucket-wheel excavators at maritza east mines

 | Published February 27, 2015  -  Deadline February 27, 2016
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REPLACEMENT OF BUCKET-WHEEL EXCAVATORS AT MARITZA EAST MINES
 
Maritza East Mines (Mini Maritza Iztok EAD, the “Employer”) intends to use the proceeds of the Grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its funds towards the cost of:
  • Design, manufacture, supply, construction and commissioning of bucket-wheel excavators of the SRs 2000 type and the SRs-200 type at Mini Maritza Iztok EAD, Bulgaria
The overall budget of the Project is 30,000,000.00 Euro, 50% to be financed by KIDSF.
The procurement of the contract is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2015.
The contract implementation period is expected to be approximately 36 calendar months, followed by a Defects Notification Period.
Procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to Tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 February 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.
The proceeds of the Grant shall not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law or official regulation of the purchaser's country.
Interested parties may contact in writing:
 
Mr. Andon Andonov
Executive Director
Mini Maritza Iztok EAD
6260 Radnevo
13 Georgy Dimitrov Str.
Stara Zagora district
Bulgaria
Fax : + 359 417 82417
Email: mmi-ead@marica-iztok.com
 

Project Management Unit Consultant for the construction of three high pressure gas transmission pipelines in Bulgaria

 | Published April 2, 2015  -  Deadline May 13, 2015
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 3rd October 2014 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 7714-GPN-l7149. Assignment Description: Bulgartransgaz EAD received grant funds from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the Nuclear Safety Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”), under Grant Agreement No. 057 for implementation of the Project for construction of high pressure gas transmission pipelines with automated gas regulation stations and connection of the municipalities Panagiurishte, Pirdop, Svishtov, Razlog and Bansko to Bulgartransgaz EAD national network (the “Project”). Bulgartransgaz EAD established a Project Management Unit (hereinafter referred to as “PMU”) for the purpose of effective management and coordination of the activities on the preparation and implementation of the Project. Bulgartransgaz EAD now invites Expressions of Interest from consultants for services to support the PMU demonstrating timely and high quality performance according to the regulatory documents and requirements of Bulgartransgaz EAD and EBRD. The objective of the PMU Consultant is to support the PMU in procurement and contract award for implementation of the following projects for design, supply and construction of high pressure gas transmission pipelines: Project A: Gas transmission pipeline to Panagiurishte and Pirdop Project B: Gas transmission pipeline to Svishtov Project C: Gas transmission pipeline to Razlog and Bansko The tender documents/Requests for Proposals shall be prepared in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) and will be based on the applicable EBRD Standard Tender Documents and conditions of contract of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and EBRD Standard Request for Proposal for Selection of Consultants. In order to achieve the goals of the above A, B and C projects, the Consultant, in addition to the PMU support in tender document/RfP preparation, will be obliged to carry out the following tasks: Participation in pre-tender meetings; Support the PMU in preparing answers to the submitted questions for tender clarification; Participation at the opening and evaluation of the tenders in line with EBRD PP&R; Preparation of the Tender Evaluation reports; Support the PMU in preparing answers to questions and complaints against Bulgartransgaz EAD, if any, regarding the tender procedures; Assist the PMU during negotiations on consultancy contracts, contract awards and issuance of letters of acceptance to the successful tenderers; All documents prepared by the PMU Consultant shall be in Bulgarian and English language. Status of the Selection Process: Interested candidates are hereby invited to submit expression of interest. Assignment start date and duration: The assignment will start in the second quarter of 2015. The duration of Consultancy contract will take about 24 months in total but man months/man-days will be allocated in line with the indicative Time Schedule, which will be enclosed to the Request for Proposal to the highest-ranked short-listed Consultant. Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Euro) VAT excluded. Funding source: The contract is financed with grant funds under Grant Agreement 057 from KIDSF. Eligibility: The selection of a Consultant will be performed pursuant to EBRD PP&R with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules and will be open to Consultants from the following eligible countries as of 1 April 2015: EU member states, Switzerland and EBRD countries of operation. Consultant Profile: 1. The Consultant must demonstrate experience for the last 7 (seven) years in the following areas: Procurement, including preparation of tender documents and participation in tender evaluation process under EBRD PP&R and/or other International Financial Institution (IFI)’s regulations for implementation of at least 2 (two) projects, at least 1 (one) of them in the field of the energy sector; Management of contract implementation funded by EBRD or other IFI. Experience in Bulgaria and/or in the gas sector is desirable. 2. It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of experts to enable the proper support to the PMU and the team will include the following key experts, inter alia: Project Manager having relevant experience during the last 7 (seven) years in the execution of consultancy contracts funded by EBRD or other IFI’s; Procurement Expert(s) having experience during the last 7 (seven) years in tendering, including preparation of tender documents under EBRD PP&R or other IFI’s procurement rules and FIDIC conditions of contract; Construction Expert(s) having experience during the last 7 (seven) years in execution of linear infrastructure projects of design and construction of high pressure pipelines (more than PN 16 bar), whereas at least one of the experts shall have experience in projects implemented according to the Bulgarian legislation. The same expert, having relevant experience, can perform several functions. The firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for PMU Consultant assignment, will be requested to limit its role to that of PMU Consultant and disqualify itself from work in any other capacity (including tendering on any part of the Project) except that of consulting services for follow on services. Corporate services are required. Submission Requirements: Consultants seeking to be selected shall provide the following information in order to determine their capabilities and experience: An Expression of interest letter; Company(-ies) profile, organization and staffing; Detailed information on Consultant's successful experience or similar assignments undertaken in the last 7 (seven) years; the information submitted shall include the following: project title; consultancy assignment title/role; location; start and completion dates; name of the Contracting Authority/Client; total project value and consultancy service contract price; funding source, objectives and description of the project; description of functions and tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients; CVs of the Project Manager and key Experts of the Consultant's team who could carry out the Assignment with a detailed description of qualifications, experiences, as well as a declaration from each of them of their consent to perform the assigned role. Consultant Declaration and Completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The above information should not exceed 30 pages, excluding CVs, references and declarations. One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English and 2 copies in Bulgarian and a CD containing an electronic version of the Expression of Interest in PDF format shall be submitted in an envelope marked: Expression of interest for Project Management Unit Consultant for the construction of three high pressure gas transmission pipelines in Bulgaria at the office of Bulgartransgaz below no later than the deadline mentioned above. Address of Bulgartransgaz EAD and contact person: Name: Job position: Address: Phone: Fax: E-mail: Nikolay Patev Projects Management Dept. Bulgartransgaz EAD Lulin 2 District 66 P. Vladigerov Blvd. 1336 Sofia, PO Box 3 Bulgaria +359 2 9396372 +359 2 9250063 Nikolay.Patev@bulgartansgaz.bg Important Note The selection will be made from the responses to this notification only and based on the evaluation of the short-list firms’ proven experience and current expertise related to the assignment. Short-listed Consultants will not be asked to submit proposals. Only the highest-ranked Consultant will be requested to submit technical and financial proposal, if invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Energy Efficiency Improvements in Public Buildings in Plovdiv Municipality

 | Published April 20, 2015  -  Deadline April 20, 2016
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The Municipality of Plovdiv intends to use the proceeds of the Grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financing towards the cost of the following contract within the Project for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Plovdiv:
  • Implementation of the energy efficiency measures (supply and installation of equipment and materials) in four (4) public buildings (kindergartens) located on territory of Municipality of Plovdiv;
The overall budget of the Project is 560,000 Euro.
The procurement of the contract is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2015.
Procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to Tenderers from eligible countries as of 1 April 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.
 
The proceeds of the Grant shall not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law or official regulation of the purchaser's country.
 
Interested parties shall contact the address below:
 
CONTACTS
Name and position: eng. Dimitar Katsarski, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality
e-mail: caldis@abv.bg
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1 Square, Stefan Stambolov
Telephone:  +359 32 656 456

Fax: +359 32 656 412
 
Name and position: Mrs. Dilyana Todorova, Senior Expert in Construction, networks and technical infrastructure Directorate
e-mail: d.erendzhikova@plovdiv.bg
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1 Square, Stefan Stambolov
Telephone: +359 32 656 439

Fax: +359 32 656 447
 

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 | Published July 17, 2015  -  Deadline July 16, 2016
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This General Procurement Notice updates the original GPN which was published in Procurement Opportunities on 9 February 2015.

 

The Municipality of Plovdiv intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a project to finance the construction, rehabilitation and modernization of urban roads in Plovdiv.

 

The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 16.50 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following works and services:

 

  1. Road Rehabilitation and Construction Works comprising rehabilitation/upgrading works of three  city boulevards with a total length around of 5 km and new construction for the extension of a fourth boulevard over 2.2 km. The works will also include construction works and development of an expanded network of bicycle lanes. The works are to be procured under FIDIC contract - Red Book 1999 edition;
  2. Consultancy Services for Supervision of the above;

 

Tendering for these contracts are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015.

 

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Contact name         Mr. Dimitar Katsarski

Client                       Municipality of Plovdiv

Address                   1 “Tsentralen” Square, 4000 Plovdiv, Floor X, Office 1
Email                        caldis@abv.bg
Tel:                          +359 (0) 32 656 456

Fax:                         +359 (0) 32 656 412

Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Programme and the National Disposal Facility

 | Published August 7, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2016
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In November 1999, the Bulgarian Government and the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in which the Bulgarian Government undertook a firm commitment to close and decommission Units 1 - 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) at the earliest possible dates. The Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) has been established and is administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). One of the purposes of this Fund is to finance, or co-finance preparation and implementation of selected projects, which would require procurement of Goods, Works and Services for modification of existing plant systems, design and construction of decommissioning facilities, including the National Disposal Facility, in an environmentally safe and cost effective manner, definition and procurement of dismantling and decontamination technologies and equipment.

State Enterprise Radioactive Waste SE (SERAW) is responsible for the Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 Decommissioning Programme and the National Disposal Facility.

A Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) has been established in order to assist SERAW in the administration and management of the projects notified below.

This General Procurement Notice is an update to the General Procurement Notice, published on 9th August 2014. It draws the attention to the following upcoming procurement activities:

Decommissioning Projects:

  • Information Centre for Decommissioning (Project 20)

This project is for the design, construction, testing, furnishing and commissioning of SERAW Information Centre for the Decommissioning Project of KNPP Units 1-4. The project will identify new media forms, models and equipment required for the purposes of the information campaigns concerning/introducing the Decommissioning activities and will manage the procurement of these.

  • Supply of a Decommissioning Management System (Project 22)

This project provides that the existing Decommissioning Management System (Hardware and Software) should be upgraded with an up-to-date and integrated system.

  • Inventory, Treatment and Conditioning of Contaminated Soil (Project 23)

This project is to carry out a survey of the KNPP decommissioning site, Units 1 to 4, and further remediation of contaminated soil based on approach approved by the Client. The project includes: development of a methodology, characterization of the soils in accordance with this methodology and a proposal for potential strategies for storage or remediation.

  • Concrete Core Sampling Analyses (Project 24)

This project is for the provision of services of a specialist contractor to carry out core sampling and analysis of concrete structures, e.g. the reactor pond walls and other structures which come into contact with contaminated water to determine the depth of any contamination to allow the decommissioning of the structures to be accurately planned.

  • Supply of Equipment for Treatment of Accumulated Quantities of Radioactive  Sludge at KNPP Units 1-4 (Project 28)

This project is for the supply of equipment for:

  • Retrieval of the radioactive sludge and residues from the places, where they currently are and their feeding to the inlet of the treatment facility;
  • Treatment of the radioactive sludge and residues and treatment of the generated secondary RAW into forms that will be suitable for further transportation, storage and/or disposal
  • The Supply and Installation of a Radiation Monitoring System at the Plasma Melting Facility (Project 32)

The project covers the supply of the equipment, materials and cables necessary for the RMS at the PMF site; the installation of the equipment and cables; system commissioning.

  • Independent Infrastructure Separation between Kozloduy NPP and SERAW (Project 35)

This Project governs design, equipment supply, installation and commissioning of utilities, needed for the separation of the external grids of the technical infrastructure of the station-wide buildings and facilities of Kozloduy NPP from SERAW.

  • Supply of Lifting and Transportation Equipment (Project 38)

This project is for the procurement of an Engine Powered Lift Truck having 25t to 30t loading capacity to ensure safety effective and economically efficient transport of dismantled materials.

  • Back-up Power Supply for Units 1&2 and Dismantling of DGS-1 Equipment for Use of the Building for Decommissioning (Project 39 – Phase II)

The project includes:

  • Design, supply of dismantling tools and facilities,
  • Reconstruction of DGS-1 building; and
  • Installation of the necessary equipment for the utilities of the building and their commissioning.
  • Restoration of hydro-insulation of Turbine Hall and Reactor Building of KNPP Units 1-4. (Project 43)

This Project will cover the removal of the old damaged roof insulation of the Turbine Hall and Reactor Buildings and their replacement with a new insulation as per state-to-the-art technologies.  

The estimated total budget for the above projects is 21 Million Euros.

National Disposal Facility (Repository) projects

  • Site Preparation for Construction of National Disposal Facility:

Preparation of Radiana site for the subsequent construction of the National Disposal Facility, including provision of electrical supply, water supply, provision of heating supply from district network, provision of sewage and rainwater pond connection to discharge-points, implementation of relocation and rehabilitation works and site clean-up, removal of existing water channel, development of data base, design and construction of new and rehabilitation of existing road.

  • Design of multi-layer test cover of NDF at Radiana site

This project includes development of conceptual and detailed design for two variants of multi-layer cover of National Disposal Facility and implementation of the detailed design at Radiana site.

The estimated total budget for the above projects is 13 Million Euros.

Tendering for contracts to be financed from grants of the KIDSF will be in line with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from eligible countries as of 01 August 2015:  EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD countries of operation.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact in writing:

Head of D-R PMU

State Enterprise Radioactive Waste

Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant site

Kozloduy

Bulgaria

Fax: + 359 973 7 4508

E-mail: DR-PMU@dprao.bg

 

 

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 | Published August 17, 2015  -  Deadline September 30, 2015
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS BULGARIA Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project INVITATION FOR TENDERS Works related to the rehabilitation of Ruski, Komatevsko and Shesti Septemvri Boulevards and to the completion of Severen Boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on the 9th of February 2015 and updated on the 17th of July 2015. Plovdiv Municipality, hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project - Works related to the rehabilitation of Ruski, Komatevsko and Shesti Septemvri Boulevards and to the completion of Severen Boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: Works related to the rehabilitation of Ruski, Komatevsko and Shesti Septemvri Boulevards and to the completion of Severen Boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria Scope of Works: Major repair of Ruski Blvd., from the intersection at the Central Railway Station to Shesti Septemvri St., including road system and public lighting; Major repair and widening of Komatevsko shosse Blvd. within the range of Plovdiv Municipality from Alexander Stamboliiski Str. to the entrance of Komatevo Housing Estate, Plovdiv Municipality, including road system and public lighting- Stage I; Reconstruction of Shesti Septemvri Blvd., within the section from Adata Bridge to Tsarigradsko Shouse Blvd., water and wastewater networks and electric networks; Completion of the construction of Severen Blvd., from Brezovsko Shouse to Adata Bridge, including road system, water and wastewater networks and electric networks -- Stage I. Contract Duration: Overall 60 months, out of which 36 months for execution of works and 24 months for defects notification. Contract Conditions: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, 1st edition 1999, Red Book Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country. To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria: Financial Situation: Average Annual Turnover. The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of not less than EUR 20,000,000 equivalent (annual average exchange rate published by the European Central Bank); Financial Resources. 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 construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 4 (four) months, estimated as not less than EUR 2,000,000 equivalent (annual average exchange rate published by the European Central Bank) taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts. The JVCA must satisfy collectively all the above mentioned qualification criteria, for which purpose the relevant figures for each of the partners shall be added to arrive at the joint venture's total capacity. Each partner shall meet not less than 30 per cent of all the qualifying criteria related to Financial Situation. The lead partner of a JVCA shall meet not less than 60 per cent of the qualifying criteria related to Financial Situation. Experience: General Experience: successful experience as contractor / associate contractor (not subcontractor) in the execution of at least 3 (three) projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 5 years (comparable nature and complexity contract: rehabilitation / construction of roads with a minimum length of 10 km and replacement / putting in place of water & wastewater / electric networks with a minimum length of 10 km). Specific Experience: successful experience in the execution and completion within the last 5 years of: Min. 1 contract related to the construction / rehabilitation / modernization of urban roads with a total length of min. 10 km; Min. 1 contract related to the extension / rehabilitation / modernization of water & wastewater networks in urban area with a total length of minimum 10 km; Min. 1 contract related to the extension / rehabilitation / modernization of electric networks in urban areas with a total length of minimum 10 km. Tender documents can be obtained in electronic format on DVD/CD from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of BGN 50.00 Payment may be made by inter-bank transfer to Plovdiv Municipality: ACCOUNT: BG23IORT73753102000001, which is the account, concerning the tender documents BANK: INVESTBANK BULGARIA ACCOUNT: BG57IORT73753302000003, which is the account, concerning the tender security Bank transfer charges to be paid by the tenderer. Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail. All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of BGN 783 000,00 Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before September 30, 2015, 10.00 hours (local time). At the same date, at 10.15 hours (local time), they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office: Contact name: Mr. Dimitar Katsarski Client: Municipality of Plovdiv Address: 1 “Tsentralen” Square, 4000 Plovdiv, Floor X, Office 1 E-mail: caldis@abv.bg Tel: +359 (0) 32 656 456 Fax: +359 (0) 32 656 412

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 | Published August 18, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 

Supervision of Works

 

The Invitation for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice No. 7809-GPN-44851 for this project which was updated in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD’s web-site on February 9, 2015 and in the Supplement to the Official Journal of European Union (OJ/S).

 

The City of Plovdiv intends using the proceeds of the loan towards the cost of Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 

The Project ds consist in the following:

  1. Road Rehabilitation and Construction Works comprising rehabilitation/upgrading works of three city boulevards with a total length around of 5 km:
  • Major repair and widening of Komatevsko shosse Blvd. – Stage I;
  • Reconstruction of Shesti Septemvri Blvd.;
  • Major repair of Ruski Blvd.;
  1.  and new construction for the extension of a fourth boulevard over 2.2 km:
  • Reconstruction of Severen Blvd. – Stage I;

 

The works will comprise rehabilitation / construction of road system (including carriageway, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, parking places, etc.), rehabilitation / extension of water and sewerage networks, rehabilitation / extension of public lighting in accordance with the existing detailed design, including Specifications, Drawings and Bill of Quantities.  All the works are intended to be performed under a single works contract based on FIDIC RED Conditions of Contract for Construction, June 2010.

 

The main objective of the assignment is the supervision of works to be executed under the Project.  

 

The Consultant will be required to undertake the role of the “Engineer” as defined in the FIDIC RED Conditions of Contract as well as to ensure the Independent Construction Supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.

 

The Services  shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) establishment of systems of managerial control for works contract, (b) the Engineer’s administration of Contract, (c) control over estimated works quantities and contract outcome costs, in monitoring the progress of the Works  and technical records; (d) control and acceptance of contractor’s interim and final payment certificates; (e) the acceptance and/or approval of Contractors’ key staff, insurances, guarantees, licenses, programs, method statements, traffic management plans, safety measures,  suppliers and materials for incorporation in the works, the quality assurance and control plans, laboratory provisions and execution of the testing program, subcontractors, plant, equipment and environmental protection; (f) direct supervision of the works and monitoring of progress; (g) the preparation of progress, technical and contractual reports, (h) execution of the  control tests of all materials intended for incorporation into permanent works and the all executed works, (i) assisting the Municipality in the reporting (technical, financial, environmental, i.e.) to EBRD on administration  of  works contract and other Health and Safety matters .

 

The assignment is expected to start in November 2015 and last about of 60 months (including 24 months for the defect notification period).

 

The contract will be financed 50% from EBRD loan and 50%by the City of Plovdiv (50%) and consulting firms from any countries are eligible for shortlisting and selection.

In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2 - 4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

 

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

In order to successfully implement the assignment, it is envisaged that the consultant’s team will consist of the following experts:

  • 1 (one) Team Leader / Resident Engineer - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 10 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Team Leader/ Resident Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Quantities Surveyor - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 7 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Quantities Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) Road Inspector - Authorized in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Water and Wastewater Inspector - Authorized in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Electrical Works Inspector - Authorized in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments.

It is recommended that the Consultant’s experts to have good knowledge of FIDIC Conditions of Contract – Red Book / IFI Conditions of Contract and fluency in English and Bulgarian.

 

Also, the Consultant shall envisage the group of following technical support staff:

  • 1 (one) Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) Traffic Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Health & Safety Expert;
  • 1 (one) Quality Assurance Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Financial Expert;
  • Short-term experts;
  • Administrative Staff;

 

Consultant's Profile:

The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid license for at least one member of the consortium for independent construction supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.

 

The Consultant shall simultaneously comply with the following minim requirements:

  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to the supervision of works for construction/ rehabilitation/ modernization of urban roads in the last 3 (three) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to the supervision of works for putting in place/ replacing/ modernization of public utilities (water/wastewater & lighting) in the last 3 (three) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract demonstrating knowledge of the local building regulations . 

 

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. In case of discrepancy, the English language version of the documentation, will prevail.

 

Evaluation criteria of EOIs:

1) Company Profile - 10%, out of which (a) years of experience in the filed - 5% and (b) backstopping  capacity (number of qualified permanent staff, presence of  local office in the country, availability to qualified experts, etc)  - 5%;

2) Experience - 50%, out of which (a) experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban roads - 25%; (b)  and (2) experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban utilities networks - 15% and (c)  experience of the Consultant  in the region - 10%;

3) Access to qualified experts:  - 40%,

 

To demonstrate access to qualified experts the Consultants shall provide at least once CV for each position required for the implementation of the contract, as indicated above.

Procurement procedure: Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October, 2014.

 

One shortlist of qualified firms will be prepared on the response to this invitation, after which short-listed firms will be invited to submit their proposals.

 

If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices as defined in the EBRD PP&R, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.

 

The Employer reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Contact name         Mr. Dimitar Katsarski

Client                       Municipality of Plovdiv

Address                  1 “Tsentralen” Square, 4000 Plovdiv, Floor X, Office 1
Email                       caldis@abv.bg
Tel:                          +359 (0) 32 656 456

Fax:                         +359 (0) 32 656 412

Design, manufacture, supply, construction and commissioning of bucket-wheel excavators of the SRs 2000 type and the SRs-200 type at Mini Maritza Iztok EAD, Bulgaria

 | Published September 2, 2015  -  Deadline January 20, 2016
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This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on www.ebrd.com, Procurement Notices, Ref. № 7825-GPN- 17149, Replacement of bucket-wheel excavators at Maritza East Mines” and on the Mini Maritza Iztok EAD own procurement web site, on 27 February 2015.

“Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD (Maritza East Mines, the Employer) intends applying the proceeds of a grant, provided by the “Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund” (the “Fund” or the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and of its own financial resources towards the cost of design, manufacture, supply, construction and commissioning of bucket-wheel excavators of the SRs 2000 type and the SRs-200 type at Mini Maritza Iztok EAD, Bulgaria.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors (firms or joint ventures or consortia) for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant:

“Design, manufacture, supply, construction and commissioning of bucket-wheel excavators of the SRs 2000 type and the SRs-200 type at Mini Maritza Iztok EAD, Bulgaria”

 

Scope and content:

  • Replacement of three obsolete bucket-wheel excavators of the SRs 1200 type by one new bucket-wheel excavator of the SRs 2000 type at “Troyanovo-North” Mine.
  • Purchase of new bucket-wheel excavator of the SRs 200 type for the secondary removal of 50 mln.m3 overburden from the internal dump sites along the southern border of the “Troyanovo-North” Mine.

 

Tenders are invited for the whole project scope only. Tenders for parts of the scope of supply and installation shall not be considered.

Procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to Tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 September2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.

Tender documents may be obtained from the office address of “Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD as stated below, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of € 300.00 (Three hundred EURO) or equivalent in Bulgarian Leva (BGN), payable in cash at “Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD or by bank transfer to the following bank account:

 

Payments in EURO:

CIBANK JSC / ТБ „СИ БАНК’’ АД

  BIC:             BUIBBGSF

  IBAN:           BG90 BUIB 7900 1423 6372 00

 

Payments in Bulgarian LEVA (BGN):

First Investment Bank / Първа Инвестиционна Банка

  BIC:             FINVBGSF

  IBAN:           BG10 FINV 9150 10BG N05J 05

 

If requested, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.

All tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of EURO 600,000 (Six hundred thousand Euro).

Tenders must be delivered to the address indicated in the Tender Data at or before 14:00 hours local time, on the 20 January 2016, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those Tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend. Tenders which are received later will be rejected and returned unopened.

Prospective Tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at the following office:

 

Mr. Andon Andonov

Executive Director

“Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD

6260 Radnevo

13 Georgi Dimitrov Street

Stara Zagora Distr.

Bulgaria

Fax : + 359 417 82 417

Email: mmi-ead@marica-iztok.com