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G0521-AFG(SF)/0522-AFG(EF)/0523-AFG(EF): Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 2)[NPA/DABS/95/ICB/W-1464: Package 10: Procurement of Plant, Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 220/20 kV Substation in Bamyan and Expan

 | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline April 10, 2017
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Invitation for Bids
1. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has applied for a grant from the Asian Development
Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program – Tranche
2 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.
2. The National Procurement Authority on behalf of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
(DABS) (“the Employer”) now invites sealed Bids for a turnkey contract: Procurement of Plant,
Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 220/20 kV Substation in
Bamyan and Expansion of 220/20 kV Doshi Substation. The upstream 220-kV transmission
line and the downstream power distribution network system to this substation will be financed
and procured as separate packages under the ADB grant.
Name of Goods and Related Services
The Project comprising execution of all contract works on an Engineering Procurement
Construction (EPC) basis, complete in every respect and at turnkey basis for the following:
• New 220/20 kV Bamyan Substation including two three-phase 16 MVA, 220/20 kV step-
down transformer, 220 kV AIS (Air Insulated Switchgear) switchgear and other
equipment.
• Extension of 220 kV Doshi Substation
The related 220 kV Overhead transmission line (Package 11) as well as 20 kV and 0.4 kV
distribution Bamyan (Package 12), although not tendered as part of this package, will have
interfaces with this project.
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.
Date: 21 February 2017
Grant Nos.
and Title:
G0521-AFG(SF)/0522-AFG(EF)/0523-AFG(EF): Energy Supply
Improvement Investment Program (Tranche 2)
Contract No.
and Title:
NPA/DABS/95/ICB/W-1464: Package 10: Procurement of Plant, Design,
Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 220/20 kV Substation in
Bamyan and Expansion of 220/20 kV Doshi Substation
Deadline for
Submission of
Bids:
10 April 2017, 10:00 hours (Kabul local time)
The project will be implemented on a turn-key contract basis and will include generally but is
not limited to the following:
• supply and install gantries and bus conductors for the High Voltage and Medium Voltage
equipment along with its circuit breakers, disconnect switches & earthing switches, surge
arresters, capacitor voltage transformers and current transformers
• supply and install power transformers along with associated OLTC (On Load Tap Changer),
RTCC (Remote Tap Changer Control) and accessories
• supply and install earthing and lightning protection system in the switchyard area and the
control and switchgear building
• all civil works including construction of the control and switchgear building, diesel generator
building, guardhouse & security platforms, roads, sewage system, cable trenches,
equipment foundations
• control and protection equipment for high and medium voltage equipment
• supply and install telecommunication and protection signaling equipment and VHF
communication system and security surveillance system
• supply and install required equipment and components for a complete Substation Control
and Monitoring System
• all necessary fire protection system, HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning), AC
(Alternating Current) & DC (Direct Current) supply, cabling/wiring/lighting and auxiliary
equipment to complete the works
extension of existing 220 kV Doshi substation with two (2) line bays including all necessary
equipment, functions, lattice steel structures, busbars, insulators, clamps, foundations 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 as described in the Bidding Document. 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$ 20,000,000.00 (United States Dollars Twenty
Million only) 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$ 3,500,000.00 (United States Dollars
Three Million and Five Hundred Thousand only) 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 an air insulated 220 kV substation or above
voltage levels at an elevation of 1,000 meters a.s.l (similar to the subject package) within
the last eight (8) years, each with a contract value of at least US$ 16,000,000.00 (United
States Dollars Sixteen Million only) that have been successfully and are similar to the
proposed plant and services. At least 1 contract should be similar to the proposed plant,
and have been commissioned and in successful operation for minimum 2 years as on
the date of Bid Opening.
• 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 the National Procurement
Authority (NPA) of the Government of Afghanistan and inspect the Bidding Document at the
address given below, from 08:00 to 16:00 hours (local Kabul time), Saturday to Thursday.
6. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders
free of cost by downloading from the NPA website www.npa.gov.af or DABS website
www.dabs.af. Bidding documents may also be obtained in a CD/flash memory from the NPA
office (at address given below). In case of any difficulty in downloading from website, interested
bidders may contact at e-mail address suliman.saleh@aop.gov.af and Tel: No. (+93) 202-
147557 cc: rohullah.sahil@pmo.dabs.af, mukhtar.sadat@pmo.dabs.af.
7. Deliver bids:
• To the address below:
Administrative Office of the President of Afghanistan
Geodesy & Cartography Building (Adjacent to Ministry of Mines and Petroleum)
First Floor Conference Room of National Procurement Authority
Kabul, Afghanistan. Telephone: +93 0202147557
• On or before the deadline 10 April 2017, 10:00 hours (Kabul local time)
• Together with a Bid Security as described in the bidding document
All Bids must be delivered at the place and time indicated above together with a Bid Security as
specified in the Bidding Documents, ITB 21.1. Late bids shall be rejected.
8. NPA 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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