The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 2nd February 2015.
Railways of Montenegro ‘Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD (ZICG)” intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the Bank”) towards the cost of a project to undertake emergency rehabilitation of the railway infrastructure where the services of the Construction Supervision Consultant are required. The project is subject to the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.
The Employer now invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified firms who are interested in providing assistance to the Employer to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by advising the Employer on the administration of the EBRD-funded contract with due diligence and by carrying out the duties of the Engineer assigned to him in the contract which is a re-measurement unit rate contract based on FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, Red Book, 1999, as modified through Particular Conditions. The Consultant shall exercise the authority attributable to the Engineer, as specified in or necessarily implied from the contract, to ensure timely, satisfactory completion of the Works in accordance with the contract. The consulting services (“the Services”) include Supervision of one Civil Works Contract for:
The assignment is expected to start immediately after selection of Consultant and respective consultancy contract signature (which is expected by end of May 2016) with estimated total duration of 45 (forty five) months (about 18 months for Civil Works execution, 24 months for Defects Notification Period and 3 months for post DNP period for Performance Certificate issuance and other closing activities).
Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm, or consortium of firms, and is expected to have appropriate experience in the supervision of projects in the rail sector in similar business environments and in accordance with FIDIC conditions of contract.
The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts:
One of Key Expert has to be certified for work on electrified line for line closure organisation.
The Consultants should have certificates/licenses/permits or similar confirmation of the qualifications as required by Montenegrin legislation. A foreign company requesting to issue an equivalent of a license for foreign national needs to submit: company registration in Montenegro document, certified translations of the original licenses and those of the company registration documents in their home country. A foreign individual requesting to issue equivalent of a license needs to submit: certified translations of their passport, diploma and the original license. For full details see the Chamber of Engineers website (in Montenegrin): http://www.ingkomora.me/ikcg_sajt/site_cg/public/index.php/index/artikli?id=683.
Such documents, if cannot be provided with the expression of interest will have to be provided at a contract signature stage.
Eligibility: Procurement will be open for all the Consultants except those restricted in the EBRD’s list of ineligible entities. The proceeds of the loan 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 and the Client’s Country prohibitions.
Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted in accordance with the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules. The consultants will be selected following the shortlisting procedures. 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. The consultancy contract will be based on the EBRD’s HARMONIZED STANDARD FORM OF CONTRACT, Time-Based.
If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices, 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 corrupt or fraudulent practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.
In order to determine the qualifications and competence of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:
The above information should not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs and contact/declaration sheet). The complete expression of interest (including CVs), original, 2 copies and one electronic copy in PDF format, should be submitted in English to the address specified below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for the Supervision Services of Tunnel Rehabilitation no. 187; 190 and 193 along railway line Vrbnica – Bar in Montenegro", and shall be delivered to the client not later than May 5, 2015, 12 pm (Podgorica time).
Failure to provide the completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet may result in disqualification of the applicant from the selection process. Expressions of interest received after this time and date shall not be considered and will be returned unopened. Consultants should be aware that distance and customs formalities may require longer than expected delivery time.
The shortlist selection criteria are:
1. Applicant’s experience in supervision of similar projects in the rail sector - 30 %
2. Applicant’s previous project experience in Montenegro or other countries in the region with similar legislative framework and similar climate conditions (15 %)
3. CV of the Key Experts in accordance with the corresponding requirements listed above (55 %)
Further information may be obtained from:
Lucija Filipović, Project Implementation Unit
Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD (ZICG)
Trg Golootočkih žrtava 13
81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Fax: +382 20 441 240