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Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program -Tranche 1

 | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline November 20, 2016
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
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
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
• 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 or DABS website . 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, copied to:
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.

UNDP/AFG/RFQ/2016/925-Supply and delivery of Energy Lab Equipment for Kabul University, UNDP/ASRED Project

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