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Assessment Consultant to the Ministry of Energy

 | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline February 8, 2017

The MINISTRY OF ENERGY of the Republic of Bulgaria intends using 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 ("EBRD" or the "Bank") under Grant Agreement No 003D towards the cost of a consultancy assignment for the assessment of the results of the energy sector measures funded from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund for the period 2001-2015.

The overall budget for the assignment is EUR 150'000.

This General Procurement Notice draws attention to a forthcoming procurement opportunity for the assignment stated above. The projected scope of services may include the following:

  • Assessment of the data on the projects financed under the KIDFS from the point of view of the mitigating effect;
  • Summary of the results in the effective electricity generating capacity equivalent (MW) and in annual electricity production (MWh/year) for each project separately and as a total for the entire KIDSF energy sector support;
  • Comparison between the initially estimated values of the energy savings before the project implementation and the actual achieved results after the project implementation for the completed projects;
  • Estimation of the investments made in comparison with the achieved energy savings;
  • Assessment how results on each project in the energy sector fit into its original objectives and priority areas;
  • Assessment of the social and environmental impact where applicable.


Procurement is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2016. The contract to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any 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 should contact:

Mrs. Iveta Filipova
Ministry of Energy
8, Triaditsa Str.
1040 Sofia
Bulgaria
Fax: +359-2-980 76 30
e-mail: i.filipova@me.government.bg

 

KIDSF

 | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2017

The Bulgarian Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Fund (“BEERSF”, the “Fund”) was established in 2005. The contract with the existing Fund Manager expires in 2016 and pursuant to a decision of the BEERSF Management Board and as per art. 87 (1) and 88 of the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Act a new fund manager is to be selected.

 

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria (the “Ministry”) intends to use grant funds under Grant Agreement No. 003 (the “Grant”) from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, to engage a suitably qualified consultant to assist the Ministry in preparing and implementing a competitive procedure for the selection of a Fund Manager for BEERSF.

 

The scope of the assignment of the Consultant will include:

 

•    Analysis of the appropriate legal framework under which the selection of a Fund Manager for BEERSF shall be implemented and recommendation of a particular type of procurement procedure;

•    Determining the body that will implement the procurement process for the selection of the Fund Manager for BEERSF and will sign the Fund Management Agreement with the selected Fund Manager;

•    Elaboration of the full package of procurement documents for the selection of a Fund Manager, including a template for the Fund Management Agreement and support in their approval from all relevant authorities;

•    Assistance in the implementation of the procurement process for the selection of a Fund Manager for BEERSF;

•    Support in the negotiations, if any, with the selected Fund Manager and in the signature of the Fund Management Agreement.

 

The overall budget for the assignment is 15,000 Euro.

 

Selection of the Consultant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules, Section 5.3 (a). The proceeds of the Grant 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 consultants may contact:

Ministry of Energy

8 Triaditsa St., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

Zdravka Pekova

Facsimile: +359 2 980 76 30 

E-mail: z.pekova@me.government.bg

Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017

Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 

This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 13 October 2014 and updated on 15 October 2015.

 

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 resources to cover the costs of the implementation of the 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:

  1. Consultancy services for the Project Management Unit (PMU) at ESO EAD – a PMU Consultant to support the PMU in project management, procurement and technical matters, including preparation of tender documents and/or terms of reference, requests for proposals, participation in tendering and contracting procedures, monitoring and reporting, management of Project implementation;
  2. Consultancy services for construction supervision;
  3. Construction of a new 400 kV power line from substation Plovdiv to substation Maritsa Iztok.

 

The overall budget of the Project is EUR 21.60 million, 70 % of which will be financed by KIDSF and 30 % by ESO EAD. Additional EUR 150,000 will be provided for consultancy services, 100 % financed by KIDSF.

 

Procurement is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016. The contract implementation period for the PMU Consultant will be 36 calendar months, for the construction supervisor – 24 calendar months, and for the construction – 20 calendar months.

 

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant 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 parties should contact:

 

Mr. July Lambriev

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD

Address: 105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.

1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail:    j.lambriev@eso.bg

pmu@eso.bg

Fax:        + 359 2 96 26 129

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

 | Published September 2, 2016  -  Deadline September 1, 2017

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 a supplement to the General Procurement Notice, published on 20 January 2016. It draws the attention to the following additional upcoming procurement activities related to National Disposal Facility:

  • Site Preparation for Construction of National Disposal Facility:

Preparation of Radiana site for the subsequent construction of the National Disposal Facility, including independent supervision of the rehabilitation of existing road II-11 for compliance with the essential requirements for constructions in accordance to the requirements of the Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.

  • Designers supervision of the National Disposal Facility at Radiana site

This project includes implementation of designer’s (author’s) supervision during the construction of National Disposal facility Phase 1 for conformity of the construction with the developed and approved technical design in compliance to the requirements of the Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.

  • Predisposal monitoring at Radiana site

This project includes extension with 3 to 5 years of pre-disposal geodetic monitoring programme, radiological monitoring programme, hydrogeological monitoring and geochemical analyses programme, and implementation of seismic and meteorological monitoring programmes at Radiana site

The estimated total budget for the above projects is 4.0 Million Euros.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

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

Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System

 | Published December 4, 2015  -  Deadline December 5, 2016

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 December 3, 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 21 km of old pipelines (about 63 km in total for 2016, 2017 and 2018) with preinsulated district heating pipes. The project will be implemented invoking two types of contracts as follows:
    • Procurement of Goods through three separate contracts to supply preinsulated district heating pipes for DH pipelines for 2016, 2017 and 2018. The expected duration of each supply contract is  9 months and the total estimated cost for the three contracts is EUR 5.1 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 2016, 2017 and 2018. The duration of each contract for the works is expected to be 9 months and the total estimated cost of each contract is EUR 6.5 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 is expected to be 24 months and the total estimated cost is EUR 9 million.
     
  2. 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 31 months and the total estimated cost is EUR 11.7 million.
     
  3. 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 30 months and the total estimated cost is EUR 9.1 million.
     
  4. 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 is EUR 1 million.
     
  5. 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 is EUR 900,000.

     

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the forth quarter of 2015 and the first half of 2016.

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 December 2015: 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: m.domuzova@toplo.bg

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

 | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017

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 7th August 2015. It draws the attention to the following upcoming procurement activities:


Decommissioning Projects:

  • Facility for the Retrieval and Processing of the Solidified Phase from the Evaporator Concentrate Tanks (Project 9b – Phase II)

This project is for the retrieval and treatment of historical radioactive waste – evaporator concentrate. The mentioned radioactive waste is characterized. The scope of the following steps is to retrieve the waste, reduce the volume and to treat into the form of solidified drums suitable for the conditioning and final disposal. The drums shall comply with the National Disposal Facility acceptance criteria.

  • 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 the 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 33 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 removal of existing water channel, development of database  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 14 Million Euros.

 

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant 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 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

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