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Project Management Unit Consultant at ESO EAD

 | Published April 12, 2016  -  Deadline May 12, 2016
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This Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in section “Procurement Opportunities” on the EBRD website on 20 January 2016.

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (“the Employer”, “ESO EAD”) intends to use the proceeds of the Grant, provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the Bank”), to cover the costs of the project for Construction of a new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa East 2 (s/s Maritsa East) to s/s Plovdiv (“the Project”). ESO EAD established a Project Management Unit (PMU) in order to manage, coordinate and monitor all aspects of the Project implementation. 

ESO EAD intends to engage a Consultant (PMU Consultant) to support the PMU in the preparation and implementation of the Project.

 

Assignment Description:

The PMU Consultant shall assist the PMU during the procurement preparation and implementation of the Project through:

  • Assistance and advice during the preparation of the procurement documents for selection of construction supervisor and contractor for the construction of the new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa East 2 (s/s Maritsa East) to s/s Plovdiv, including review, comments, corrections and suggestions on the compliance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and the FIDIC conditions of contract;
  • Assistance to the PMU during the selection of construction supervisor and the tender procedure for selection of contractor for the construction of the new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa East 2 (s/s Maritsa East) to s/s Plovdiv, and in respect of the conformity with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules; review of the drafted contracts with the selected contractors;
  • Support during the implementation of the Project. Depending on the need and the occasion, provision of technical, administrative or legal help to the PMU during the implementation of the contracts and in case of claims to the Employer;
  • Preparation of quarterly reports, as well as a completion report on the implementation of the Project.

 

Status of the Selection Process: Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

 

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016 and the estimated total duration is 36 months.

 

Maximum Budget Available for the Assignment: EUR 90,000 (ninety thousand euro) (excluding VAT).

This Consultancy Assignment will be financed with grant resources from KIDSF 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: The contract will be financed from a grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”).

 

Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD 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 Employer's country.

 

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant must demonstrate experience and knowledge for the last 10 (ten) years in the following areas:

  • procurement and contract management in line with the rules of EU and international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, EBRD or EIB and with the FIDIC conditions of contract;
  • project management in energy sector;
  • technical knowledge and expertise in the construction of linear electricity infrastructure;
  • good knowledge of the Bulgarian legislation related to the implementation of investments in the electricity sector.

Each of the requested experience areas above shall be demonstrated at least within one completed assignment.

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;
  • A short description of the company, including company profile, organization structure and staff;
  • Details of relevant experience and knowledge of the company acquired in the last 10 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 the functions and the tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients;
  • Completed Contact Sheet, which can be found at the following link:

 

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc

 

The Expression of Interest should not exceed 30 pages.

 

One (1) original and two (2) copies of the Expression of Interest – in English language and an electronic copy, shall be submitted to ESO EAD in an envelope marked: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT CONSULTANT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT “New 400 kV power line from s/s Plovdiv 400 KV to s/s Maritsa East 400 KV”, not later than 12 May 2016, 14:00 local Bulgarian time.

 

 

Interested parties should contact:

Ms. Dafinka Popova
Head of Project Coordination Department
Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD
105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.
1404 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: d.popova@eso.bg           
Fax: + 3592 96 26 129

 

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 proposals, if invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

A firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for this consultancy assignment, will be requested to limit its role to that of Consultant and disqualify itself from work in any other capacity except that of consulting services for follow on services within the Project.

 

Consultant for design of gas transmission pipeline to Svishtov

 | Published December 11, 2015  -  Deadline January 14, 2016
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This Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 3 October 2014 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 7714-GPN-l7149 and its update of 2 October 2015 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 8018-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 (AGRS) and connection of the municipalities of Panagiurishte, Pirdop, Svishtov, Razlog and Bansko to Bulgartransgaz EAD national network (the “Project”).

Bulgartransgaz EAD, in compliance with Section 5, Paras 5.3 and 5.6 of EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October 2014, now invites consultancy companies which possess the required qualification and design teams with design capacity according to the relevant Bulgarian legislation to express interest in executing an investment design of gas transmission pipeline to Svishtov (Designer/Consultant).

Procurement shall be carried out in accordance with Section 5 of EBRD PP&R based on EBRD Standard Request for Proposals for Selection of Consultants.

The scope of services of the Designer shall be as follows:

  1. Drafting of Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan in phase preliminary and phase final;
  2. Activities related to approval and coordination of the Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan;
  3. Ecological and compliance assessment; Elaboration of EIA and SIA reports (if any);
  4. Investment design preparation – Technical and Detailed;
  5. Coordination and approval of the Technical and Detailed Design and full support to Bulgartransgaz in obtaining construction permit;
  6. Designer supervision during construction according the requirements of the Bulgarian Spatial Development Act and other relevant legislation.


Note: All coordination and approval procedures, as well as procedures for issuance of permits and decisions within the scope of the Contract shall be fulfilled in accordance with Bulgarian legislation.

All documents prepared by the Designer shall be in Bulgarian language. Bulgartransgaz EAD may request some of them or summaries to be presented in English as well.

Status of the Selection Process: Interested candidates are hereby invited to submit expression of interest.

Assignment start date and duration: The work of the assignment will start in the first quarter of 2016. The duration of Consultancy contract for design will take about 28 months in total (including the designer supervision during construction).

Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 380,000.00 (tree hundred and eighty thousand Euro) VAT excluded.

Funding source: The contract is financed with 50% grant funds under Grant Agreement 057 from KIDSF and 50% by Bulgartransgaz EAD.

Eligibility: The selection of a Designer 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 1st December 2015: EU member states, Switzerland and EBRD countries of operation.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant must have valid certificates for implemented management systems as follows:

  • ISO 9001 for a quality management;
  • ISO 14001 or equivalent for environmental management.

The certificates of the Consultant (or of the members of the joint venture) must contain activities related to “Design”. To prove this requirement the Consultant must provide copies of the valid certificates. In case of a joint venture, the requirement shall be jointly fulfilled by the joint venture.

The Consultant must demonstrate experience for the last 7 (seven) years in the following areas:

  • Preparation of Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan of gas pipelines.
  • Preparation of EIA of gas pipelines.
  • Preparation of Technical and/or Detailed Design of gas pipelines with pressure more than 1,6 MPa, DN equal or more than 200 mm, total length not less than 20 km. The designs must include also relevant facilities to the gas pipelines and namely: one or more valve station/s and/or one or more regulation station/s and/or one or more scraper (pigging) station/s.

Each of the requested experience areas above shall be demonstrated at least within one completed assignment.

“Design of gas pipelines” means design of pipelines made of steel pipes.

“Completed assignments” means assignments, for which an acceptance protocol is signed between the client and the designer or a reference is issued by the client. Experience in the design in the area of gas supply in Bulgaria shall be considered as advantage.

The Consultant is expected to engage a sufficient number of experts to enable the proper execution of the specified scope, including EIA execution (if any). The Consultant must have available staff with qualifications as required by the Bulgarian legislation, relevant to the fulfillment and acceptance of the contracted services - Detailed Spatial Plan, EIA, investment design (Full Capacity for Design), etc.

The firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for Designer, will be requested to limit its role to that of 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.

The selected Designer will be required to provide evidence of valid professional liability insurance in line with Bulgarian legislation.

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 staff;
  • Detailed information on Consultant's successful experience or similar assignments executed 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 the functions and the tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients;
  • 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.

One (1) original and two (2) numbered copies of the above information in English and 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 Consultant for design of gas transmission pipeline to Svishtov

at the office of Bulgartransgaz below no later than the deadline mentioned above.

Address of Bulgartransgaz EAD and contact person:
Name: Nikolay Patev
Job position: Projects Management Dept.
Address:
Bulgartransgaz EAD
Lulin 2 District
66 P. Vladigerov Blvd.
1336 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 939 6372
Fax: +359 2 925 0063
E-Mail: Nikolay.Patev@bulgartansgaz.bg

Consultant for design of gas transmission pipeline to Razlog and Bansko

 | Published November 12, 2015  -  Deadline December 11, 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 3 October 2014 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 7714-GPN-l7149 and its update of 2 October 2015 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 8018-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 (AGRS) and connection of the municipalities of Panagiurishte, Pirdop, Svishtov, Razlog and Bansko to Bulgartransgaz EAD national network (the “Project”).

Bulgartransgaz EAD, in compliance with Section 5, Paras 5.3 and 5.6 of EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October 2014, now invites consultancy companies which possess the required qualification and design teams with design capacity according to the relevant Bulgarian legislation to express interest in executing an investment design of gas transmission pipeline to Razlog and Bansko (Designer/Consultant).

Procurement shall be carried out in accordance with Section 5 of EBRD PP&R based on EBRD Standard Request for Proposals for Selection of Consultants.
 
The scope of services of the Designer shall be as follows:
1. Drafting of Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan in phase preliminary and phase final;
2. Activities related to approval and coordination of the Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan;
3. Ecological and compliance assessment; Elaboration of EIA and SIA reports (if any);
4. Investment design preparation – Technical and Detailed;
5. Coordination and approval of the Technical and Detailed Design and full support to Bulgartransgaz in obtaining construction permit;
6. Designer supervision during construction according the requirements of the Bulgarian Spatial Development Act and other relevant legislation.

Note: All coordination and approval procedures, as well as procedures for issuance of permits and decisions within the scope of the Contract shall be fulfilled in accordance with Bulgarian legislation.

All documents prepared by the Designer shall be in Bulgarian language. Bulgartransgaz EAD may request some of them or summaries to be presented in English as well.

Status of the Selection Process: Interested candidates are hereby invited to submit expression of interest.
 
Assignment start date and duration: The work of the assignment will start in the first quarter of 2016. The duration of Consultancy contract for design will take about 28 months in total (including the designer supervision during construction).

Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 420,000.00 (four hundred and twenty thousand Euro) VAT excluded.
 
Funding source: The contract is financed with 50% grant funds under Grant Agreement 057 from KIDSF and 50% by Bulgartransgaz EAD.
 
Eligibility:
The selection of a Designer 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 1st November 2015: EU member states, Switzerland and EBRD countries of operation.
 
Consultant Profile:
Corporate services are required.
The Consultant must have valid certificates for implemented management systems as follows:
• ISO 9001 for a quality management;
• ISO 14001 or equivalent for environmental management.
The certificates of the Consultant (or of the members of the joint venture) must contain activities related to “Design”. To prove this requirement the Consultant must provide copies of the valid certificates. In case of a joint venture, the requirement shall be jointly fulfilled by the joint venture.

The Consultant must demonstrate experience for the last 7 (seven) years in the following areas:
• Preparation of Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan of gas pipelines.
• Preparation of EIA of gas pipelines.
• Preparation of Technical and/or Detailed Design of gas pipelines with pressure more than 1,6 MPa, DN equal or more than 200 mm, total length not less than 20 km. The designs must include also relevant facilities to the gas pipelines and namely: one or more valve station/s and/or one or more regulation station/s and/or one or more scraper (pigging) station/s.

Each of the requested experience areas above shall be demonstrated at least within one completed assignment.
“Design of gas pipelines” means design of pipelines made of steel pipes.
“Completed assignments” means assignments, for which an acceptance protocol is signed between the client and the designer or a reference is issued by the client. Experience in the design in the area of gas supply in Bulgaria shall be considered as advantage.

The Consultant is expected to will engage a sufficient number of experts to enable the proper execution of the specified scope, including EIA execution (if any). The Consultant must have available staff with qualifications as required by the Bulgarian legislation, relevant to the fulfillment and acceptance of the contracted services - Detailed Spatial Plan, EIA, investment design (Full Capacity for Design), etc.

The firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for Designer, will be requested to limit its role to that of 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.
 
The selected Designer will be required to provide evidence of a valid professional liability insurance in line with Bulgarian legislation.

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 staff;
• Detailed information on Consultant's successful experience or similar assignments executed 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 the functions and the tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients;
• 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.
One (1) original and two (2) numbered copies of the above information in English and 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 Consultant for design of gas transmission pipeline to Razlog and Bansko
 
at the office of Bulgartransgaz below no later than the deadline mentioned above.

Address of Bulgartransgaz EAD and contact person:

 Name:  Nikolay Patev
 Job position: Projects Management Dept.
 Address: Bulgartransgaz EAD
 Lulin 2 District
 66 P. Vladigerov Blvd.
 1336 Sofia, Bulgaria
 Phone: +359 2 9396372
 Fax:  +359 2 9250063
 E-mail: Nikolay.Patev@bulgartansgaz.bg

Consultant for design of gas transmission pipeline to Panagiurishte and Pirdop

 | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 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 3 October 2014 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 7714-GPN-l7149 and its update of 2 October 2015 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 8018-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 (AGRS) and connection of the municipalities of Panagiurishte, Pirdop, Svishtov, Razlog and Bansko to Bulgartransgaz EAD national network (the "Project").

Bulgartransgaz EAD, in compliance with Section 5, Paras 5.3 and 5.6 of EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October 2014, now invites consultancy companies which possess the required qualification and design teams with design capacity according to the relevant Bulgarian legislation to express interest in executing an investment design of gas transmission pipeline (with length appr. 62 km and DN 250) to Panagiurishte and Pirdop (Designer/Consultant).

Procurement shall be carried out in accordance with Section 5 of EBRD PP&R based on EBRD Standard Request for Proposals for Selection of Consultants.

The scope of services of the Designer shall be as follows:

  1. Drafting of Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan in phase preliminary and phase final;
  2. Activities related to approval and coordination of the Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan;
  3. Ecological and compliance assessment; Elaboration of EIA and SIA reports (if any);
  4. Investment design preparation – Technical and Detailed;
  5. Coordination and approval of the Technical and Detailed Design and full support to Bulgartransgaz in obtaining construction permit;
  6. Designer supervision during construction according the requirements of the Bulgarian Spatial Development Act and other relevant legislation.

Note: All coordination and approval procedures, as well as procedures for issuance of permits and decisions within the scope of the Contract shall be fulfilled in accordance with Bulgarian legislation.

All documents prepared by the Designer shall be in Bulgarian language. Bulgartransgaz EAD may request some of them or summaries to be presented in English as well.

Status of the Selection Process: Interested candidates are hereby invited to submit expression of interest.

Assignment start date and duration: The work of the assignment will start in the first quarter of 2016. The duration of Consultancy contract for design will take about 28 months in total (including the designer supervision during construction).

Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 480,000.00 (four hundred and eighty thousand Euro) VAT excluded.

Funding source: The contract is financed with 50% grant funds under Grant Agreement 057 from KIDSF and 50% by Bulgartransgaz EAD.

Eligibility: The selection of a Designer 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 1st November 2015: EU member states, Switzerland and EBRD countries of operation.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant must have valid certificates for implemented management systems as follows:

  • ISO 9001 for a quality management;
  • ISO 14001 or equivalent for environmental management.

The certificates of the Consultant (or of the members of the joint venture) must contain activities related to "Design". To prove this requirement the Consultant must provide copies of the valid certificates. In case of a joint venture, the requirement shall be jointly fulfilled by the joint venture.

The Consultant must demonstrate experience for the last 7 (seven) years in the following areas:

  • Preparation of Detailed Spatial Plan - Parceling Plan of gas pipelines.
  • Preparation of EIA of gas pipelines.
  • Preparation of Technical and/or Detailed Design of gas pipelines with pressure more than 1,6 MPa, DN equal or more than 200 mm, total length not less than 20 km. The designs must include also relevant facilities to the gas pipelines and namely: one or more valve station/s and/or one or more regulation station/s and/or one or more scraper (pigging) station/s.

Each of the requested experience areas above shall be demonstrated at least within one completed assignment.

"Design of gas pipelines" means design of pipelines made of steel pipes.

"Completed assignments" means assignments, for which an acceptance protocol is signed between the client and the designer or a reference is issued by the client. Experience in the design in the area of gas supply in Bulgaria shall be considered as advantage.

The Consultant is expected to will engage a sufficient number of experts to enable the proper execution of the specified scope, including EIA execution (if any). The Consultant must have available staff with qualifications as required by the Bulgarian legislation, relevant to the fulfillment and acceptance of the contracted services - Detailed Spatial Plan, EIA, investment design (Full Capacity for Design), etc.

The firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for Designer, will be requested to limit its role to that of 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.

The selected Designer will be required to provide evidence of valid professional liability insurance in line with Bulgarian legislation.

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 staff;
  • Detailed information on Consultant's successful experience or similar assignments executed 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 the functions and the tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients;
  • 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.

One (1) original and two (2) numbered copies of the above information in English and 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 Consultant for design of gas transmission pipeline to Panagiurishte and Pirdop

at the office of Bulgartransgaz below no later than the deadline mentioned above.
Address of Bulgartransgaz EAD and contact person:

 

Name: Nikolay Patev
Job position: Projects Management Dept.
Address: Bulgartransgaz EAD               
 Lulin 2 District
 66 P. Vladigerov Blvd.
 1336 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: +359 2 9396372
Fax: +359 2 9250063
E-mail: Nikolay.Patev@bulgartansgaz.bg

 

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.

Assessment Consultant to the Ministry of Energy

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

 

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

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:

Assessment of the results of the energy sector measures funded from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund for the period 2001-2015

 | Published May 20, 2016  -  Deadline June 13, 2016
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EoI) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 08 February 2016.

The Ministry of Energy (ME) intends to use the grant support provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the Nuclear Safety Department of EBRD, for assessment of the results of the energy sector measures financed or co-financed from the KIDSF in the period 2001-2015.

ME shall engage a Consultant (Assessment Consultant) to perform the assessment of energy efficiency; power generation and distribution; utilization of renewable energy sources; district heating and gas systems projects that were financed and co-financed from the KIDSF.

Assignment description: The scope of the assignment of the Assessment Consultant shall include the following tasks:

The Consultant will:

  • review the data on the energy sector projects financed or co-financed with KIDSF in the period of 2001-2015;
  • reflect the results of the energy sector projects through electricity generating capacity (MW) and annual electricity production (MWh/year) for each project separately and as a total for the entire KIDSF energy sector support;
  • assess the results of the energy sector projects against  CO2 emissions balance, SO2, NOx and dust emissions;
  • assess results of the energy sector projects against their contribution towards the mitigation of negative consequences of early closure of Kozloduy NPP units 1-4;
  • assess the social and environmental impact where applicable;
  • compare the initially estimated values of energy savings before project implementation with the actual achieved results after the project implementation for the completed projects;
  • calculate the effectiveness of the investments against the achieved energy savings;
  • establish whether results on each project in the energy sector confirm the originally envisaged objectives as well as the priority areas defined in 2004 Strategy  and in Strategy Implementation Plan (and its update).

Consultant Profile: The Assessment Consultant could be a company/consortium, which has established adequate capability, experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Experience within energy sector projects that involved data collection;
  • Experience within energy efficiency projects that involved assessment of financial investments;
  • Experience in impact assessment of various energy efficiency measures (calculation of energy savings based on collected data) within the areas envisaged within the assignment description above.

 

The experience shall be demonstrated by at least one completed project within the last 10 years for the above listed areas.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in Q III 2016 and last about 6 months.

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT)

Funding Source: Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF)

The consultancy contract will be financed from grant resources from KIDSF 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).

Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD 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 Employer's country.

Submission requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:

  • An Expression of Interest letter;
  • Company profile, organisation and staffing;
  • Details of experience or similar assignments, 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, description of main tasks and activities.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages.

One original and 3 copies of the above information in English shall be submitted to the address below in an envelope marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Consultant to the Ministry of Energy for the Assessment of the results of the energy sector measures funded from the KIDSF for the period 2001-2015, “DO NOT OPEN BEFORE 13 June 2016, 14 h. local time” and “ДА НЕ СЕ ОТВАРЯ ПРЕДИ 13 Юни 2016 г., 14 ч. местно време”. One further electronic copy should be submitted within the submitted EoI.

The shortlisted companies will be requested to provide expertise in the following areas:

  • financial investment;
  • energy efficiency;
  • power generation and distribution;
  • utilization of renewable energy sources (i.e. wind, hydro, solar, biomass);
  • district heating;
  • development of power and gas systems.

 

 

CONTACTS
Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria
Ms. Zdravka Pekova
Chief expert Energy Projects Management Department
8 Triaditza Str.
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: + 359 2 9263 258;
Fax: + 359 2 9807630;
E-mail: z.pekova@me.government.bg

Energy Sector Regulatory Development Programme - Strengthening the Capacity of the Energy Regulator

 | Published December 5, 2014  -  Deadline January 12, 2015
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THE DEADLINE DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 12 JANUARY 2015.

It is anticipated that the assignment will be financed by the Ministry of Energy (“MoE”) or the “Ministry” under the EU Operational Programme “Technical Assistance”.

Assignment Description: The Government of Bulgaria (the “Government”) has committed to improving the performance of the Bulgarian energy sector and strengthening the capacity of the sector regulator, the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (“SEWRC” or the “Regulator”). The energy sector is characterised by system inefficiencies: overproduction of electricity, overstressed and inefficient transmission and distribution functions, unexploited export potential and tariffs that do not cover the sector costs. The country has failed short of implementing the market liberalisation required under the EU Third Energy Liberalisation Package.

Recent public protests have also unveiled the issue of affordability by a number of end users. The Government has placed high on the political agenda the energy market regulatory reform recognising its crucial role for the economic development of the country and political stability. In pursuance of its strategic objectives, the Government has adopted a number of measures aimed at stabilisation of the energy system including setting out the Energy Board and adoption of rules for implementing a real balancing energy market in the country.

The Ministry of Energy (“MoE”) has requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) to provide technical cooperation support to MoE and SEWRC aimed at a) performing a benchmarking study on sector cost structure and performance against international competition, b) identifying the gaps and inefficiencies in the energy sector policy, laws and regulations and developing recommendations for addressing these gaps; c) review of recent good practices from other countries on renewable energy regulation and developing recommendations for reform appropriate for the sector’s economic, financial and regulatory environment; d) building capacity within the Regulator to effectively address sector inefficiencies through a combination of working at SEWRC’s premises to assist staff in their day-to-day activities, on-the-job-training, and other programmes, and e) supporting the practical implementation of the EU Third Energy Liberalisation Package (the “Energy Regulatory Programme” or the “Project”). EBRD has agreed to provide such technical assistance to support MoE and SEWRC in this respect and will select, engage and manage a consulting firm (the “Consultant”) on their behalf to assist with the implementation of this Energy Regulatory Programme (the “Assignment”).

The Consultant shall perform the following main tasks under the Assignment:

(i) Conduct a documentary review of all relevant sector laws, regulations, studies and reports relating to the energy sector (incl. electricity, gas, heat) in Bulgaria.;
(ii) Following the Consultant’s initial review, an inception country visit will be undertaken to meet all relevant sector stakeholders and validate the review conclusions (“the inception meeting”) when the Assignment will be formally launched;
(iii) Conduct a cost baseline analysis of the key players in the market across the value chain which will be used to compare performance against international competition. The analysis shall also identify the key value levers and set the basis for preparing specific improvement measures and recommendations;
(iv) Prepare a Gap Analysis and Identification of Specific Training Needs Report (the “Gap Analysis”) which will identify EU best regulatory practices in implementing the Third Energy Liberalisation Package which could be introduced in Bulgaria;
(v) Prepare a review of recent good practices from other European countries on regulating renewable energy operators, pricing mechanisms and addressing system problems and develop recommendations for improving the current legal/regulatory environment;
(vi) Conduct a training programme with relevant staff at MoE and National Energy Company (“NEK”) which will focus on the practical and legal aspects of improving the functions of the Regulator as identified by the Gap Analysis and the country’s obligations arising directly from the Third Liberalisation Package and community law in the energy sector;
(vii) Provide direct assistance with day-to-day activities of the Regulator to build capacity and know-how transfer; and
(viii) Based on the conclusions from the Gap Analysis, benchmarking study, discussions with SEWRC and other sector stakeholders propose specific revisions to the legal and regulatory framework as well as to the functions, operating means and organisational structure of SEWRC.

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 March 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 14 months. Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 1,200,000.00 (exclusive of VAT).
The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such determination without taking into consideration the Bank’s special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the assignment will be financed by the Minstry of Energy (“MoE”) under the EU Operational Programme “Technical Assistance”.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:

- Energy sector policy, regulation, economics and engineering with experience working on EU and international best practices for energy sector regulation and market operation; experience working in power and energy in transition countries
- Project Planning, restructuring and optimisation
- Relevant project experience in Bulgaria would be considered an advantage

The Consultant‘s expert team is expected to include key experts as follows:

• Team Leader with substantive energy sector regulatory experience and extensive experience working on EU and international best practices for the energy sector regulation and market operation (preferably more than 15 years) as well as significant experience working in transition countries.
• Senior international economic expert with substantive experience (preferably more than 15 years) in conducting cost analysis, benchmarking of energy operators, tariff review and methodology, project planning, restructuring and optimisation; previous experience working in transition countries is desired
• Senior international legal/regulatory expert with substantive experience (preferably more than 15 years) developing and drafting policy, laws and regulatory texts implementing EU and international best practices for the power and energy sector (including renewable energy); previous working experience in transition countries is desired
• Power and energy engineer expert preferably with more than 10 years of relevant sector experience, including benchmarking, project planning, restructuring and optimisation; previous working experience in transition countries is desired
• Local experts with extensive policy and legal drafting skills, regulatory experience, experience in conducting cost analyses, experience in benchmarking, and experience in project planning, restructuring and optimisation.

The Consultant should ensure that the appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the tasks outlined above. It is expected that the assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified project manager with relevant sector experience accompanied by both key and supporting experts. It is expected that the team will include a resident team leader who will spend the majority of his time on this Assignment working in Bulgaria.

The Consultant shall be responsible for translating any documents provided in Bulgarian language for the purpose of this Assignment.

Submission Requirements: 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 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, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form 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 25 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet).

The complete Expression of Interest (including CVs, Contact Declaration Form and Contact Sheet) shall be submitted in English, electronically through e-selection (do not send expressions of interest to the EBRD’s contact person), to reach the Bank not later than the specified closing date by 23:59 hours (UK time). The Expression of Interest shall be one file (searchable .pdf or Word, not exceeding 4MB) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications from firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the Expression of Interest into further files.

Important Notes:
Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding.
• The EBRD will conclude a contract with the selected Consultant, subject to the availability of funding and successful contract negotiations
• Shortlisting criteria plus weights are: (a) Consultant’s previous project experience in the development of similar energy sector regulatory programmes (conducting cost analysis, benchmarking of energy operators, tariff review and methodology, project planning, restructuring and optimisation) in Central and Eastern Europe countries – 30%; (b) Consultant’s previous project policy, legal and regulatory drafting experience related to the EU legislation and good European practices for power and energy sector regulation and market operation – 30%; (c)CVs of key experts, including local experts. – 40%

EBRD Contact Person:
Vivianne Headlam
Advisor, Technical Cooperation Team
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44(0) 207 338 6885; Fax: +44 (0) 207 338 7451
e-mail: lewishev@ebrd.com

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

 | Published February 16, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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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 May 2016 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 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.

 

 

Consultant Profile:

The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with 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:

  • Independent 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 or equivalent experience;
  • Independent Supervision of design and construction works and/or engineering design studies and construction of radioactive waste management facilities;
  • 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 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 or equivalent experience.

 

 

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;
  • Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments undertaken in the last 10 (ten) years filled in as required in the template.
  • Completed Contact Sheet, Consultant Declaration and Consultant’s Experience Forms using the template.

 

The templates are available on the following web-link:

 

            http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet

 

The above information should not exceed 50 pages.

 

One (1) original and two (2) 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 10 March 2016, 12:00 (noon) local Bulgarian time.

 

Short listed firms will be formally invited to submit proposal following this invitation and will be requested to provide valid ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other relevant to the assignment certificates as well as valid license (licenses) for independent construction supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act for each member of the consortium and for each subcontractor.

 

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

 

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Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet

 

All Expressions of Interest must be accompanied by the following declaration (the “Consultant Declaration”) which must be signed by an authorised representative of the Consultant along with the Contact Sheet on the last page.

 

If the Expression of Interest is submitted on behalf of a consortium or otherwise includes more than one legal entity, then the Consultant Declaration is to be submitted by the lead firm on behalf of all firms or individuals involved.  All references to the “Consultant” below shall be deemed to include all entities participating in the Expression of Interest to which it relates.

 

The highlighted sections of the Consultant Declaration should be completed and signed. Scanned versions of the signed declaration will be acceptable. The document may be submitted as part of the Expression of Interest or as an additional document. The Contact Sheet must also be completed by the lead firm.

 

Failure to submit the Consultant Declaration or the Contact Sheet may be grounds for rejection of the Expression of Interest.   If the Consultant is unable to confirm its unconditional acceptance of any point on the Consultant Declaration, it must explain why in the comments box provided.

 

The rules governing the engagement of consultants in Bank operations are set out in Chapters 1, 2, and 5 of the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules (“PP&R”). The full text is available via the following link:

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/research/publications/policies.shtml.

The Consultant’s attention is drawn in particular to the following provisions:

 

A       Section 5.5 (a) of the PP&R, which reads as follows “no affiliate of the client shall be included on a short list unless it can be demonstrated that there is no potential for a conflict of interest or that the affiliate would not be placed in a position where its judgement in the execution of the assignment may be biased.”

 

B      Consultants considering entering into consortium/joint venture, sub-contracting or other similar arrangements with other firms or individuals should carefully note section 5.5 (b) of the PP&R, which can be summarised as follows:

 

  • consultants may not submit more than one expression of interest for an assignment,
  • nor may they appear as a joint venture[1] or consortium member on more than one expression of interest for a particular assignment.

 

In either of these cases, all expressions of interest containing the same consultant shall be excluded from further evaluation. Consultants may, however, be listed as sub-contractors on more than one expression of interest, in which case all expressions of interest may be further evaluated.

 

C      The Prohibited Practices provisions contained in section 2.9 of the PP&R which details the coercive, collusive, corrupt and fraudulent practices.

 

 

Consultant Declaration

 

In response to the procurement notice for [insert assignment title, selection ID] (the “Assignment”), we, [insert name of lead or sole entity] , are hereby submitting an expression of interest for the Assignment.

 

We are making this application on behalf of ourselves and the following entities (the “Consultant”) for this Assignment:

 

 

 

Name(s) of legal entity or entities making this application

Nationality (country where entity is registered or resides)

Subcontractor or Consortium member/ Joint Venture Partner

Lead

 

 

 

Member*

 

 

 

Member*

 

 

 

 

* add rows if necessary or delete if not applicable

 

We, as authorised signatory of the Consultant, hereby declare and/or confirm that the Consultant:

 

1        and the proposed experts have no affiliation to any person or entity likely, on the basis of the information currently available, to benefit from the provision of the services. We also confirm that if the Consultant is awarded the contract for the Assignment, no conflict of interest for any party would be created.

 

2       understands that it is the Consultant’s responsibility to ensure that any entities with which it associates for the purpose of preparing its expression of interest for this Assignment are aware of the rules and implications concerning participation in more than one expression of interest, as set out in section 5.5 (b) of PP&R (see above).

 

3       understands the Prohibited Practices provisions set out in Section 2.9 of the PP&R and has not and shall not be involved in any Prohibited Practices relating to the Assignment

 

4       has verified the availability of all experts named in its Expression of Interest and that all experts listed have given their permission to be included.

 

5       is not bankrupt or insolvent, being wound up, having its affairs administered by the courts, entered into an arrangement with its creditors, has suspended business activities, is the subject of proceedings concerning any of the matters referred to in this paragraph, or in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations.

6       has verified that neither it nor any of its experts, have been prosecuted for an offence concerning its professional conduct by a judgment or equivalent decision[2] which has the force of res judicata.

7       understands that it is under an obligation to check the references of all experts which are given access to the Bank’s IT systems or unescorted access to the Bank’s Headquarters or resident offices pursuant to the provision of the services to which this Expression of Interest relates. If relevant, the Bank will further detail this obligation prior to contracting.

 

8       if shortlisted, shall treat as confidential any information provided to it by the Bank.

 

9       understands that it is the Bank’s standard practice to publish the name and nationality of all consultants which are shortlisted for its assignments and would not object to its name being published, if shortlisted.

 

10     understands that should circumstances pertaining to this Consultant Declaration change or new information emerge prior to the award of the Assignment then the Consultant is under an obligation to bring such information to the Bank’s attention forthwith.

 

 

 

Comments*

 

 

 

 

 

*Consultant must enter any information in this section which affects its ability to confirm the above. If the Consultant is in any doubt as to whether a piece of information is relevant, it should include the information. The Bank may seek further information or clarification from the Consultant if it deems it necessary. Consultant may not amend the text of the Declaration other than the editable fields.

 

Signed on behalf of the Consultant

 

Signature

 

 

…………………                                                                            ……………….

Name:                                                                                              Date

Position:

Name & Address of Lead Entity:


 

 

Contact Sheet

 

 

 

Full legal name of Lead Organisation/ Individual:

 

 

Trading Name (if different from above):
 

 

Country of Registration:

 

Address of registered office:

 

 

Postal address (if different from above):

 

 

Telephone number (including country code):

 

Fax number (including country code):

 

Main contact person for this assignment:

 

Main contact person’s position in the Organisation:

 

Contact person’s email address:

 

Alternate contact person:

 

Alternative E-mail:

 

Website of the Organisation:

 

 

 

 

Important Notes:

Any change in the addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and in particular e-mail addresses, must be notified in writing to the Bank and the Executing Agency.

The Bank and the Executing Agency will not be held responsible in the event that they can not contact the applicant using any of the above details. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that it monitors its telephone and fax numbers and its postal and e-mail addresses.

In particular, the Bank and the Executing Agency shall proceed on the assumption that the e-mail address(es) is constantly monitored, that your security settings permit the Bank’s e-mails to be received and that the e-mail address is capable of receiving attachments (particularly PDF and Microsoft Word).

 


 

CONSULTANT’S EXPERIENCE

 

 

[Using the format below, provide information on each assignment for which your firm, and each associate for this assignment, was legally contracted either individually as a corporate entity or as one of the major companies within an association, for carrying out consulting services similar to the ones requested under this assignment.]

 

 

Assignment name:

 

 

Approx. value of the contract (in current US$ or Euro):

 

 

Name of the supervised project:

 

 

Approx. value of the supervised project (in current US$ or Euro):

 

 

Country:

Location within country:

 

Duration of assignment (months):

 

 

Name of Client:

 

 

Total No of staff-months of the assignment:

 

 

Address:

 

 

Approx. value of the services provided by your firm under the contract (in current US$ or Euro):

 

Start date (month/year):

Completion date (month/year):

 

No of professional staff-months provided by associated Consultants:

 

Name of associated Consultants, if any:

 

 

 

 

 

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

 

 

 

Narrative description of the supervised Project:

 

 

 

 

 

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firm’s Name:                                                                                                                            

 

 

 



[1] joint venture (“JV”) or consortium means an association with or without a legal personality distinct from that of its members, of more than one consultant where one member has the authority to conduct all business for and on behalf of any and all the members of the JV/Consortium, and where the members of the JV/Consortium are jointly and severally liable to the Client for the performance of the Contract. The Bank will, however, only correspond with the lead firm.

[2] “equivalent decision” may include, inter alia, arbitration sentences and non-judicial decisions, such as decisions rendered by empowered professional bodies, such as a regulated profession's disciplinary authorities and administrative decisions by regulators

 

KIDSF

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

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%

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:

Elaboration of a Design for Dismantling of Equipment in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4 (D-Project 44)

 | Published May 5, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 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 decommissioning strategy of Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 determines the final condition as “brownfield”.
Actual dismantling is planned to start in early 2019, when the design documentation packages for the dismantling of the Controlled Areas (CA) are completed and approved by the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (BNRA), with completion of all four units by the end of 2030.
 
Assignment description:
 
SERAW intends to engage a Consultant to undertake the assignment to elaborate a design for dismantling of the equipment in the CAs of KNPP Units 1-4.  The design will form the basis for the entire dismantling of the equipment within the CAs of KNPP Units 1 to 4.
The scope of the Consultant’s services will include (as a minimum, but not limited to:
1.  Elaboration of Three-Dimensional models and a Uniform Information Model (UIM) for the Reactor and Auxiliary Buildings;
2.  Undertake Gamma measurements of appropriate equipment, pipelines, structures and rooms in the selected Reactor and Auxiliary Buildings including high radiation areas where personnel assess is restricted or prohibited;
3.  Developing a methodology for the cost-benefit analysis for the preliminary decontamination of the RAM at the CA;
4.  Developing a methodology for evaluation of the occupational doses during the performance of the dismantling activities;
5.  Elaboration of design documentation packages for dismantling of systems and equipment in the Auxiliary Buildings;
6.  Elaboration of design documentation packages for dismantling of systems and equipment in the Reactor Buildings.
7. Elaboration of a Safety Analysis Report (SAR) for the systems and equipment dismantling.
 
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 September 2015 and is expected to last for approximately 36 (thirty six) months.
 
Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 4,700,000 (Four Million, seven hundred thousand Euros) (Exclusive of 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 May 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation.
 
Consultant Profile:
The Consultant should be a company or consortium of companies able to demonstrate relevant experience in all areas needed for performance of the assignment as described in the assignment description and which can specifically demonstrate a proven track record in the following areas within an international environment:
  • Preparation of design documentation packages for the effective dismantling of all plant, equipment and structures within the Controlled Areas of Nuclear Power Plants, in particular the Primary Circuit, Reactor Vessel and Internals;
  • Classification and Management of Radioactive Materials (RAM) and Radioactive Waste (RAW) including development of the approach to segregation and streaming of primary and secondary arisings from dismantling operations;
  • Development of complex three-dimensional Models of buildings, structures, plant and equipment in a Nuclear environment;
  • Undertake Gamma measurements in high radiation areas where personnel access is prohibited or restricted and processing the output data from buildings, structures, plant and equipment in a Nuclear environment;
  • Uniform Information Model (UIM) database development, population and knowledge transfer;
  • Development of safety analysis documentation.
 
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 are not available, demonstrating turnover for the last 5 (five) years;
  • Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments within the requested in the Consultant Profile areas above undertaken in the last 10 (ten) years filled in as required in the template.
  • Company’s management system certificates – ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other relevant certificates related to the project scope and objectives.
  • Completed Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration using the template. The templates are available on the following web-link:
 
The above information should not exceed 50 pages including financial data.
 
One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English language shall be submitted to SERAW in an envelope marked “Elaboration of a Design for Dismantling of Equipment in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4 (D-Project 44)”, to reach SERAW not later than 22 June 2015, 12:00 (noon) local Bulgarian time.
 
The address of 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
 
 
 
 
 

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

Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 | Published October 15, 2015  -  Deadline October 15, 2016
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This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on October 13, 2014.

 

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 fourth quarter of 2015. 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.

 

The 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 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland, countries of EBRD operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.

 

 

Interested parties should contact:

 

Ms. Milena Tsoleva

Head of Project Management Department

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD

Address: 105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.

1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail:    m.tsoleva@eso.bg

pmu@eso.bg

Fax: + 3592 96 26 129

Independent Construction Supervision for the Rehabilitation of Access Road for the Radiana Site (R-Project-4F-1)

 | Published November 16, 2016  -  Deadline November 30, 2016
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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 2 September 2016 and in the Bulgarian newspaper “Trud” on 2 September 2016.

Background: The Bulgarian State Enterprise “Radioactive Waste” (SERAW) is to construct a final repository for short-lived low and medium active radioactive wastes (NDF).   In order to enable the NDF construction SERAW plans to rehabilitate the public road II-11 between Kozloduy town and village of Harletz. The rehabilitation covers: (1) Section 1 from km 83+890 to km 89+000, By-pass of the town of Kozloduy with a length of 5.110 km – this section is presently constructed with ground stone gravelling, and from km 84+257 to km 89+000 is poorly compact asphalt concrete; (2) Section 2 - from km 89+000 to km 95+089.68 with a length of 6.090 km – the road surface is completed with asphalt concrete, with Crocodile cracks, grooves and subsidence in places. The works include development of technical design and rehabilitation of the road as per the approved design. The road shall be designed and rehabilitated with an asphalt-concrete coating, in accordance with Bulgarian standards, and taking also into account oversized loads during the NDF construction - road bearing capacity shall be able to take the additional traffic load (400 OA/day heavy trucks with loading 12t/axle) during the 5 years construction of the NDF. The rehabilitation of the public road II-11 is considered as 1 category construction letter “a” as per the Bulgarian Regulation no 1 of 30 July 2003 for classification of constructions.

Assignment description:

SERAW wants to engage a Consultant to carry out Independent Construction Supervision of the rehabilitation of the public road as required by the Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act. The Consultant’s scope of services will include as a minimum the following tasks:

  • Independent Supervision of design works and preparation of conformity reports for constructions category 1, letter “a” as per article 2, paragraph 1, point 2 of Regulation No1 of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for classification of constructions.
  • Review and assess the Technical Design for compliance with the requirements of the Territory Arrangement Act and related regulations, including the Regulation №1 of 26 May 2000 for design of roads and preparation of conformity report.
  • Supervision of rehabilitation works of public road class II in full compliance with legal requirements valid in Bulgaria which include the following:
    • 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 rehabilitation works;
    • 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 ;
    • 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.  
  • Assistance to the SERAW in obtaining approvals by the relevant authorities and assistance in obtaining construction permit.
  • 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 as-built documentation in order to assess and verify the compliance with the approved design and with relevant Bulgarian requirements; countersign (stamp) as-built documentation.

 

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 2016 and is expected to last about 12 (twelve) months.

Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 150 000 (one hundred and fifty 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 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.

 

The Consultant may be a firm or a consortium of firms.

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;
  • Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments undertaken in the last five years demonstrating the experience in all areas needed for performance of the Independent Supervision as described in the assignment description above and in particular:
    • Independent supervision of design works and preparation of conformity reports for constructions category 1, letter “a” as per article 2, paragraph 1, point 2 of Regulation No1 of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for classification of constructions.
    • Independent supervision of rehabilitation and/or construction of public roads class II or public highways of a minimum length of 20 kilometres.
  • Valid certificates of ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other relevant to the assignment certificates as well as valid license (licenses) for independent construction supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.
  • Completed Contact Sheet, Consultant Declaration and Consultant’s Experience Form using the template.

 

The templates are available on the following web-link:

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet

 

The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding references.

One (1) original and two (2) numbered copies of the above information in English language shall be submitted to the SERAW in an envelope marked “Independent Construction Supervision for the Rehabilitation of Access Road for the Radiana Site (R-Project-4F-1)”, to reach the SERAW not later than 30 November 2016, 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

 

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 proposals, if invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

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

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: