Invitation for Bids 1. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche 1 and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for the scope described below under item 2. No nationality restrictions apply, other than any restrictions arising from ITB 4.7. 2. Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) (“the Employer”) now invites sealed Bids from member countries of ADB for a turnkey contract: Procurement of Plant, Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 220kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy. The towers will be designed and constructed for double circuit. Details and specifications are provided in the Bidding Document. Name of Goods and Related Services The project comprises: • 220 kV double circuit transmission line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy Substation. The towers will be designed and constructed for double circuit. The project is part of a larger network of 500-kV transmission network under planning and construction including 500/220/20 kV substations at Dasht-e-Alwan (Pul-i-Khumri) and 220/20 kV substation at Sheberghan, although not tendered out and awarded as part of this package but the contractor will need to schedule and align its activities and works with this project so that all projects are completed simultaneously. The Scope of Works includes the following deliveries and services: Design, manufacture, testing, supply, insurance, packing for export, shipment, delivery to site, unloading, provision of access roads, civil works and erection and installation of equipment, testing on completion, commissioning, setting to work and documentation. The project will be implemented on a turn-key contract basis and will include generally the following: Date: 5 October 2016 Grant Nos. and Title: 0464/0465-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1 Contract No. and Title: NPA/DABS/95/W-1337/ICB - Procurement of Plant, Design, Supply, Installation, testing & commissioning of 220kV Transmission Line from Sheberghan to Andkhoy Deadline for Submission of Bids: 20 November 2016, 10:00 a.m. (local Kabul time) • Surveys; • Design; • Supply; • Services; • Installation; • Commission; • All line components and services not explicitly mentioned but necessary for a turnkey type contract for the transmission line. • Installation of the complete overhead line 220 kV, double circuit, (towers, foundations, insulators, fittings, conductor, earth-wire and OPGW); • Installation of all required tie-ins at Dasht-e-Alwan and Sheberghan substations, including adjustment of the existing 220 kV tie-ins. These works include supply and installation of the standard 220kV towers, foundations, conductor, tension insulator strings at the gantries. • Temporary facilities required for the implementation of the Works (site offices, temporary roads, etc.) 3. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Single- Stage, One-Envelope Bidding Procedure and is open to all Bidders without nationality restrictions. For this procedure, bidders will submit bids in one envelope containing both the Price Proposal and the Technical Proposal. The envelopes will be opened in public at the date and time advised above and in the bidding document. The Bids will be evaluated, and following approval by ADB, the Contract will be awarded to the Bidder whose Bid has been determined to be the lowest evaluated substantially responsive Bid. 4. Only eligible bidders with the following key qualifications, summarized from the bidding document, should participate in the bidding. Bidders are requested to refer to Section 3 of the bidding documents for a full range of criteria prior to submitting a bid. In case of any discrepancies between this invitation for bid and the bidding documents, the bidding documents shall prevail. • Minimum average annual turnover of US$ 60,000,000 calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last three (3) years. • The Bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet: a) the following cash-flow requirement, US$ 15,000,000 , and b) the overall cash flow requirements for this contract and its current works commitment. • Participation as contractor or subcontractor, in at least 2 turnkey contracts for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of transmission lines 220-kV within the last five (5) years, each with a contract value of at least US$ 25,000,000, and at least one contract should have been in successful operation and commissioned and that are similar to the proposed plant and services for minimum 1 year as on the date of Bid Opening, and one contract should have been completed outside the bidder’s home country. • All pending litigation shall be treated as resolved against the Bidder and so shall in total not represent more than fifty percent (50%) of the Bidder’s or any Joint Venture Partner net worth. 5. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from DABS and inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below, from 08:00 to 14:00 hours (local Kabul time), Sunday to Thursday. 6. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders free of cost by downloading either from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af or DABS website www.dabs.gov.af . Bidding Documents may also be obtained in a flash memory from the NPA office (at theddress given above). In case of any difficulty in downloading from website, interested bidders may contact at e-mail address email@example.com, copied to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 7. Deliver bids: • To the address below Administrative office of the president National Procurement Authority, Procurement Facilitation Directorate • On or before the deadline: 20 November 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (local Kabul time) • Together with a Bid Security as specified in the Bidding Documents, ITB 21.1. • Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 8. DABS will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids.
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