Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning Of Campus Local Area Network At 19 Public Universities And Ip Telephony System At Ugc. Invitationfor Bids (IFB) 21September, 2016 People'sRepublic of Bangladesh HigherEducation Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) UniversityGrants Commission of Bangladesh Brief Description of theInformation System: Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning ofCampus Local Area Network at 19 Public Universities and IP Telephony System at UGC IDACredit No. 4544-BD & 5332-BD IFBTitle: Supply,Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Campus Local Area Network at 19Public Universities. IFBNo.: UGC/HEQEP/Procurement/G74-AF/2015/884, Date : 21 September 2016 1. This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General ProcurementNotice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online on 31 January 2009. 2. ThePeople's Republic of Bangladesh has received a credit from the International Development Associationtoward the cost of Higher Education QualityEnhancementProject (HEQEP),and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments undertheagreement(s) resulting from this IFB: Supply,Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Campus Local Area Network at 19Public Universities (ICB No G74-AF). 3. The UniversityGrants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh serves as the implementing agencyfor the project and Higher Education QualityEnhancement Project (HEQEP) now invites sealed bids from eligibleBidders for Supply, Installation,Testing & Commissioning of Campus Local Area Network at 19 PublicUniversities. 4. Biddingwill be conducted using the InternationalCompetitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the Guidelines: Procurementof Goods, Works and Non-consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Creditsand Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 and is open to all Bidderseligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimumqualification criteria: Requirement SingleEntity JointVenture All Partners Combined Each Partner Other than Lead Partner Lead Partner 1.0 FINANCIALSITUATION 1.1 Historical FinancialPerformance Submissionof audited balance sheets and income statements, for the last 5 (five) years todemonstrate the current soundness of theBidders financial position and its prospective long-term profitability. As aminimum, an Applicant's net worth calculated as the difference between totalassets and total liabilities should be positive. Must meet requirement Not applicable Must meet requirement Must meet requirement 1.2 Average AnnualTurnover Minimumaverage annual turnover of US $ 6.00million or equivalent in three best years within the last 5 (five) years. Must meetrequirement Must meetrequirement Must meet at least 25% of the requirement Must meetat least 40% of the requirement 1.3 Financial Resources TheBidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resourcessuch as liquid assets, lines of credit, or working capital or any combinationof amount US $ 2.5 (two point five)million or equivalent. Must meetrequirement Must meetrequirement Must meet at least 25% of the requirement Must meetat least 40% of the requirement 2.0 EXPERIENCE 2.1 GeneralExperience : a) In case of single entity ? the bidder must have; and b) Incase of joint venture ? each member of a joint venture including the leadpartner must have; At least 8(eight)years of experience in the field of InformationCommunication Technology (ICT) System in the role ofcontractor/ supplier/sub-contractor. 2.2 SpecificExperience : The bidder shall have; a)The bidder must have experience of execution of contract in the field ofInformation Communication Technology (ICT) System. MustMeet Requirement N/A MustMeet Requirement MustMeet Requirement b)Experience of supply and installation of networking/ ICT Systems ascontractor in the Purchaser's Country or any Country other than theBidder'sown country MustMeet Requirement MustMeet Requirement N/A MustMeet Requirement c)Experience of supply and installation of network and/or ICT Systems as contractor having a value of at least US $ 4.00millionunder maximum2 Contracts within the last 5 (five) years. Must meetrequirement Must meetrequirement N/A Must have a contract with atleast US$2million. d)At least one contract having at least 2,000access ports. Must meetrequirement Must meetrequirement N/A Must meetrequirement
Isps-1: Consultancy Services For Preparation Of A Master Plan For The Rural Electrification (re) Program In Bangladesh. BangladeshRural Electrification Board (BREB) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Consultancyservices for Preparation of a Master Plan for the Rural Electrification (RE) Program inBangladesh Reference: 27.12.2637.140.03.002.16-53 Date: 03/10/16 COUNTRY: BANGLADESH NAME OF PROJECT: INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATIONPROGRAM OF BREB UNDER RURAL ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION (T&D) PROJECT OFIDA (CREDIT NO.: 5381 BD). Assignment Title: Consultancy services for Preparation of a Master Plan for the Rural Electrification (RE) Programin Bangladesh. Contract PackageNo.: ISPS-1 The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) has received financing from the InternationalDevelopment Association (the World Bank) toward the cost for "Institutional Strengthening of Rural Electrification Program of BREB Under Rural Electricity Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Project of IDA (Credit No.:5381 BD), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. · Theconsultancy service involves developing aMaster Plan for the rural electrification program to provide universal access toaffordable and reliable electricity supply in Bangladesh. The Master Plan will consist of identifying the anticipated consumerconnections, demand estimation, physical distribution facilities needed, analyzing the financial impacts and the preparation of aninvestmentplan to meet the above objective. Theconsultancy service is to undertake a detailed baseline feasibility study which shall includean overall assessment of the demandgrowth as well as investment requirements needed to maintain the existing systems within the required technical standards. Hencethe overall Master Plan will include all development requirements for the Rural Electrification Program of Bangladesh and tofulfill GoB's vision in the power sector to provide affordable and reliable electricity to all by the year2021. The interested firms may collect the "Terms of Reference (ToR)" from the address mentioned below during office hours (9:00 to 17.00 hours BST) from 06/10/2016 & up to 02/11/16. Itis also available on the BREB website (http://www.reb.gov.bd) and CPTU website (http://www.cptu.gov.bd). The Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) isnow invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The short-listing criteriaare: (a) General experienceof the Firm(s); (b) Experience in similar projectsof compatible size,complexity and technical specialty in the required area; (c) Financial Soundness of the firm;and (d) Staffing and logistics of the firm. While indicating information relating to (b), it shall be made clear whether responsibility of the firm was incapacity of a principal firm (lead partner) or as an associated firm (sub-consultant/JV partner) Consultants are requested to submit the following supporting documents against the above mentionedcriteria: (a)Registration paper of the firm (s); (b) Firm's brochure; (c) Audited financial reports for last three years;(d) service experience record (including nature, total cost, total input in terms of Man month, employer, location of serviceetc.); (e) JV agreement/letter of intent (ifapplicable) Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Consultant will clearly mention the form ofthe association in the EOI, i.e. joint venture or sub-consultancy. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers [January 2011] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the QCBSmethod set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtainedat the address below during office hours (9:00 to 17.00 hours BST) Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, orby e-mail) by 03/11/2016 within 11:30 AM (BST). (Debasish Chakrabortty) Project Director, TAPPProject Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board(BREB), Training Academy Building (1stfloor), Nikunja-2,Khilkhet,.Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh. Tel:+88-02-8900145 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation for Bids 1. The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Power System Efficiency Improvement Project. Part of this loan will be used for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB. 2. The Bangladesh Power Development Board (“BPDB, the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the “Construction of Boundary wall, Approach road, Surface drain, Mosque and Land filling under the Project of 7.4 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid-Connected Power Generation Plant Project at Kaptai on turnkey basis”. 3. National competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Single Stage Single Envelope, Procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible Countries as describe in Section 5 of the Bidding document. 4. Only eligible Bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: • Average Annual Turnover: Minimum average annual turnover of BDT 350,000,000.00 calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last 3 years. • Financial Resources: The Liquid asset requirement shall be BDT 80,000,000.00 • Experience in contractors of similar size and nature: Participation in at least one contract that has been successfully or substantially completed within the last 5 (five) years and that is similar to the proposed works, where the value of the Bidder’s participation exceeds BDT 150,000,000.00. The similarity of the Bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of works, complexity, methods, technology or other characteristics. • Pending Litigation: 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 Date: 19 October 2016 Loan No. and Title: 2769-BAN: Power System Efficiency Improvement Project Contract No. and Title: Part B-1 (a): Procurement of Construction of Boundary Wall, Approach Road, Surface Drain, Mosque and Land Filling under the Project of 7.4 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid-Connected Power Generation Plant Project at Kaptai on turnkey basis (Package-1) Deadline for Submission of Bids: 21 November 2016, 11:00 AM (BST) net worth. • Historical Financial Performance: Submission of audited balance sheets or, if not required by the law of the Bidder’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Employer, for the last 3 years to demonstrate the current soundness of the Bidder’s financial position and its prospective long-term profitability. Complete qualification criteria are described in the bidding document. 5. To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact: Attention: Project Director Installation of a 7.4 MWp (equal or higher) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid-Connected Power Generation Plant at Kaptai, BPDB, Dhaka Address: For further information and clarification purpose Secretary Bangladesh Power Development Board WAPDA Building (1st Floor) Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Fax: 880-2-9564765 For bidding document purchase address: Directorate of Purchase Bangladesh Power Development Board WAPDA Building (9th Floor) Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh For bidding submission and bid opening address: Secretary Bangladesh Power Development Board WAPDA Building (1st Floor) Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Fax: 880-2-9564765 6. To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should: • Write to address above requesting the bidding document Memo no. BPDB (sectt.)/Dev- Date: for Procurement of Construction of Boundary Wall, Approach Road, Surface Drain, Mosque and Land Filling under the Project of 7.4 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Grid- Connected Power Generation Plant Project at Kaptai on turnkey basis . • pay a non-refundable fee of BDT 5,000.00 by Pay order/ Demand draft in favor of the Directorate of Purchase, Bangladesh Power Development Board. • Deadline for purchasing bidding document: 20 November 2016 at 4.00 p.m. 7. Deliver your bid: • to the address Secretary, Bangladesh Power Development Board. WAPDA Building (1st Floor) Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Fax: 880-2-9564765 • on or before: 21 November 2016 at 11.00 AM (BST) • together with a Bid Security as described in the ITB clause 21.1, Section-2 Bid Data Sheet of the Bidding document Bids will be opened 21 November 2016 at 11:15 AM (BST) in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 8. Bangladesh Power Development Board. (BPDB) will not responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with preparation or delivery of Bids. 9. Bid must remain valid for 120 (One hundred and twenty) days from the date of the closing of bid notice. 10. Bangladesh Power Development Board. (BPDB) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids or annul the bidding process at any stage without assigning any reason whatsoever and without incurring any liability to the affected Bidders.
Invitation for Bids 1. This Invitation for Bids follows the Advance Contracting Notice for this project that appeared in the “ADB Business Opportunities” issued on 6 April 2016. 2. The People’s Republic of Bangladesh (“the Borrower”) has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Railway Project, Phase 1. Part of this financing will be used for payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to qualified Bidders from eligible ADB member countries. 3. Bangladesh Railway (“the Employer”) invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the construction and completion of WD1: Construction of new Dual Gauge Single Railway Line from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu, Lot 1 and Lot 2 (“the Works”) which includes, but is not limited to the following: • Railway embankment; • Track; • Bridges and Culverts; • Stations and Buildings; • Signalling and Telecommunications; • Ancillary Works; and • Environmental Safeguards Time for completion of the Works from the Commencement Date will be 36 months. Date: 03 October 2016 Loan No. and Title: 46452-BAN: SASEC Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Railway Project, Phase 1 Contract No. and Title: BR/PD/DCP/ADB/ICB/2016/ WD1: LOT 1/LOT 2 WD1: Construction of new Dual Gauge Single Railway Line from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu (LOT 1/LOT 2) LOT 1: Dohazari to Chakaria [Ch (-) 2+000 Km to Ch 50+400 Km] including Signaling and Telecommunication for entire Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu section. LOT 2: Chakaria to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu (Ch 50+400 to Ch 101+477 Km) including Cox’s Bazar Station Building Deadline for Submission of Bids: 28 November 2016; at 11:00 am (Bangladesh local time) 4. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single-Stage: Two-Envelope Bidding Procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document.. 5. Only eligible Bidders with the following key qualifications should participate in this bidding: • A Bidder shall not have a conflict of interest in accordance with ITB Sub-Clause 4.3; • If the Bidder has pending litigation, its pending litigation shall in total not represent more than fifty percent of the Bidder’s net worth; • Have a minimum average annual construction turnover of US$ 300 million & US$ 285 million for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last five (5) years; • Have audited financial statements or, if not required by the law of the Bidder’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Employer, for the last 5 (five) years to demonstrate the current soundness of the Bidder’s financial position. As a minimum, the Bidder’s net worth for the last year calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities should be positive; • Must be able to demonstrate access to, or availability of, liquid assets, lines of credit, or other financial resources (other than any contractual advance payments) to meet the Bidder’s financial resources requirement: US$ 65 million & US$ 63 million for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively for the Subject Works and It’s Current Commitments. • Has participation as contractor, management contractor, or subcontractor: In at least 1 contract within the last 10 years, where the value of the Bidder’s participation exceeds US$ 300 million & US$ 290 million for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively that have been successfully or are substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed works; • For the above or other contracts executed within the last 10 years, a minimum construction experience in the following key activities in a single contract: a) Construction of mechanically compacted Road/Railway earthen embankment including Sub Base of minimum volume of 1,000,000 cum & 600,000 cum for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively; b) Construction of Road/Railway formation in earth cuttings of minimum volume of 2,500,000 cum & 2,300,000 cum for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively; c) Construction of New Railway Track with Prestressed Concrete Sleepers with CWR/LWR complete with all ballasting, fittings and accessories using mechanized methods for track laying of 30 km for each Lot; d) Construction of 5,500 metres & 4,500 metres for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively of 1200 mm dia. or larger cast-in-situ bored piles; e) Supply, construction and erection of bridge steel girder on deep foundation (cast- in-situ bored piles) including at least one bridge of minimum 40 metres span (railway/road bridges) of minimum total weight of 4,000 metric tonnes & 2,000 metric tonnes for Lot 1 & Lot 2 respectively; f) For Lot 2 only: Design and Construction of a multi-storey commercial/ administrative building complex in a single contract valued at least US$ 25 million or two separate contracts (one for designing of a multi-storey commercial/ administrative building complex valued at least US$ 0.5 million and one for construction of a multi-storey commercial/ administrative building complex valued at least US$ 24.5 million) g) For Lot 1 only: For Signalling and Telecommunication works the minimum experience in execution of the following key activities: o Installation of computerized based interlocking (CBI) signalling system with tokenless block working at 5 (five) stations; o Installation of level crossing protection signals at 5 (five) level crossings; o Installation of optical fiber transmission and interfacing equipment at 5 (five) stations; and • The Contractor’s Project Manager must have at least 20 years total work experience of which 10 years is in similar works. Details pertaining to the minimum total work experience and required experience in similar work for other staff is given in Section 6: Employer’s Requirements of the Bidding Document; • Must have key equipment which meets the requirements of the Works, either of its own or rented as listed in Section 6: Employer’s Requirements of the Bidding Document; and • Must meet all eligibility and qualification criteria in the Bidding Document. 6. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the following office and inspect the Bidding document during normal office hours (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm local time) on all working days: Attention: Project Director Street Address: 16, Abdul Gani Road Floor/Room number: 6th Floor/727 City: Dhaka ZIP Code: 1000 Country: Bangladesh Mobile: +880 1711691063 Electronic mail address: email@example.com 7. To purchase the Bidding Document in English, eligible Bidders should: • Write to address above requesting the Bidding Document for WD1: Construction of new Dual Gauge Single Railway Line from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu, Lot 1 and/or Lot 2. • Pay a non-refundable fee of BDT 39,000 or US$ 500. The mode of payment will be Pay Order, in favor of Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer (Project), Bangladesh Railway, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 8. Deliver your Bid: • to the address above • on or before the deadline: Date: 28 November 2016, Time: 11:00 am (Bangladesh Local Time) • together with a Bid Security as described in the Bidding Document. Technical Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for Bid submission in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend. 9. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on 25 October, 2016 at 11:00 am (Bangladesh Local Time) at Room no. 631, Rail Bhaban, 16, abdul Gani Road, Dhaka. 10 The Invitation for Bids (IFB) is available in the websites of Bangladesh Railway (BR), Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU), and Asian Development Bank (ADB) at www.railway.gov.bd, www.cptu.gov.bd and www.adb.org respectively. Project Director Street Address: 16, Abdul Gani Road Floor/Room number: 6th Floor/727 City: Dhaka ZIP Code: 1000 Country: Bangladesh Mobile: +880 1711691063 Cable: +880 2 9565615 Facsimile number: +880 2 9581433 Electronic mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation For Prequalification Of Contractors For Construction Of 131 No. New School Cum Disaster Shelter Building And Associated Connecting Roads In Cox?s Bazar, Laxmipur And Noakhali Districts Under Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project (mdsp), Banglad Government ofthe People's Republic of Bangladesh LocalGovernment Engineering Department MultipurposeDisaster Shelter Project (MDSP) Workshop Bhaban(Level-3), Agargaon, Sher-e-BanglaNagar, Dhaka-1207. www.lged.gov.bd Memo No.LGED/PD/MDSP/P-20/2016/377 Date: 04/10/2016 Invitation for Prequalification Invitation forPrequalification of Contractors for construction of 131 no. new school cum disaster shelterbuilding and associated connecting roadsin Cox's Bazar, Laxmipur andNoakhali districts under Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project (MDSP), Bangladesh, (IDA Credit No.: 5561 BD) The People's Republic of Bangladesh has received credit from the InternationalDevelopment Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Multipurpose Disaster ShelterProject (MDSP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the contract for: a) Construction of 62 Nos. Primary School cum Disaster Shelter Buildings and Associated ConnectingRoads in Cox's Bazar District under Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project during the financial year 2016-2017 and ICB ContractPackage No. LGED/MDSP/COX/14-15/NW-04. b) Construction of 34 Nos. Primary School cum Disaster Shelter Buildings and Associated Connecting Roads in LaxmipurDistrict under Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project during the financial year 2016-2017 and ICB Contract Package No. LGED/MDSP/LAK/14-15/NW-06. c) Construction of 35 Nos. Primary Schoolcum Disaster Shelter Buildings and Associated Connected Roads in Noakhali District under Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Projectduring the financial year 2016-2017 and ICB Contract Package No. LGED/MDSP/NOA/14-15/NW-09. Applications for more than one contract is allowed. 2. The Local Government Engineering Department intends toprequalify contractors and/or firms for Construction of 131 no. new school cum disaster shelter buildings and associatedconnecting road in Cox's Bazar, Laxmipur and NoakhaliDistricts in three contracts mentioned above. Each building for shelter is three storied and will be constructed on cast in situ pile foundation. Road connecting theshelter to the nearest road network is also to be constructed where required. Shelters are located in Cox's Bazar Sadar, Chakoria,Kutubdia, Ukhiya, Moheskhali, Pekua, Ramu, Teknaf upzilas in Cox's Bazar District, Laksmipur Sadar, Raipur, Ramganj, Ramgati, KomolNagar upzilas in Laxmipur district and Noakhali Sadar, Kabirhat, Subarnachar, Begumganj, Sonaimuri, Chatkhil, Senbag, Companiganj,Hatiya upzilas in Noakhali district. It is expected that invitations for bid will be made in January2017. 3. Prequalification will be conducted through prequalification procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, January 2011, revised July2014 and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, as defined in the guidelines. Domestic preferenceis notallowed. 4. Interested eligible Applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the prequalification document at the LocalGovernment Engineering Department (address below) from 0900 to 1700 hours localtime (GMT+6 hours) during working days. Acomplete set of the prequalification document in English may be purchased by interested applicants on the submission of awritten application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 10,000(ten thousand) BDT or 130 USD. The method of payment will be PayOrder/Bank Draft in favor of Project Director, MDSP, LGED only. 5. A pre-application meeting is scheduled to be held at 1100 (local time) on30/10/2016 in the seminar room on level 4, LGED Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka. 6. Applications for prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes,delivered to the address below on or before 15:00 (local time) on 29/11/2016 and be clearly marked "Application toPrequalify for [insert name of project and the contract name(s) and number(s)]."Application will be opened at 15:30 (local time) on the same day. Late applications shall be rejected. The ProcuringEntity reservesthe right to accept or reject any or all applicationswithout incurring any liabilities. (Md. Abdur RashidKhan) Project Director, Multipurpose Disaster ShelterProject (MDSP) Workshop Building, Level 3, LGED HQ, Agargaon, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh Telephone: +88 2 8143334 Facsimile number: +880-2 8117257 Electronic mail address: email@example.com.
Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning Of 33 Kv River Crossings. Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) Invitation for Bids (IFB) The People's Republic of Bangladesh PROJECT: UP-GRADATION OFRURAL ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM; DHAKA, CHITTAGONG AND SYLHET DIVISION (UREDS; DCSD) PROJECT, BREB UNDER THE RURALELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION (T&D) PROJECT OF IDA. IDA Credit No.: 5381-BD IFB Title: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing &Commissioning of 33 kV RiverCrossings. Package Number: UREDS-W-02. Reference Number: 27.12.2637.116.58.001.16.92, Dated: 13/10/2016. 1. The Bangladesh RuralElectrification Board has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Up-gradation of Rural ElectricityDistribution System; Dhaka, Chittagong & Sylhet Division (UREDS; DCSD) Project of BREB under Rural Electricity Transmission andDistribution(T&D) Project of IDA, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts forDesign, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 33 kV River Crossings. 2. The Bangladesh RuralElectrification Board (BREB) now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders. Bidders may bid for one or multiplecontracts, as further defined in the bidding document. Bidders wishing to offerdiscounts in case they are awarded more than one contractswill be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in theLetter of Bid. Details of the Lots are as follows: Package No. Lot No. Brief Description Quantity Completion Period UREDS-W-02 UREDS-W-02-001 Design, Supply, Installation, Testing &Commissioning of 33 kV River Crossings 12 Nos. 18 months UREDS-W-02-002 8 Nos. 18 months UREDS-W-02-003 11 Nos. 18 months Note: Details are providedin the Bidding Documents. 3. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding(ICB) procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Worksand Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants byWorld Bank Borrowers January2011 ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined inthe Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The Project Director(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and inspect the bidding documents during office hours 0900 to 1700 (except Friday & Saturday) atthe address given below. Bidding Document is also available at BREB website i.e. http://www.reb.gov.bd. However the web version ofthe bidding document is for information purpose only. 5. The Pre-Bid meeting shall be held at Brig Gen. Sabihuddin Ahmed Hall (Auditorium),1st floor, Head Office Building, BREB, Nikunja-2, Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh on 01-11-2016 at 11.00 hours local time(GMT+6 hours). Eligibility and Qualifications requirements of the Bidder: Experience Requirements: (i) Bidder must have Experience under contractsin the role of contractor, subcontractor ormanagement contractor in the power sector, at least for the last seven (07) years starting fromJanuary 01,2009. (ii) Participation as contractor (as single entity or as a Joint Venture member), in atleast three (3) contracts of Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning of power lines at 33 kV or above involving latticesteel towers, within the last ten (10) years (i.e. starting from January 01, 2006), with an aggregated value of at least US$2,000,000 for Lot No. UREDS-W-02-001, US$ 1,300,000 forLot No. UREDS-W-02-002 & US$ 2,000,000 for Lot No. UREDS-W-02-003, thathave been successfully and substantially completed and that aresimilar to the proposed plant and installationservices. (iii) For the above three contracts executed during the period stipulated in 2.4.2(a)above: At least one Design, Supply, Installation &Commissioning contract of power lines at 33kV or above involving lattice steel towers of height above 40 m and spans above 400 m shall be in successful operation for minimumof two years in between January 01, 2006 and the Bid submission deadline. Bidder will submit end user performance certificate alongwith the bid. Financial Requirements: (iv) Minimum average annual turnover of US$ 6,500,000 for Lot No. UREDS-W-02-001, US$4,500,000 for Lot No. UREDS-W-02-002 and US$ 6,500,000 for Lot No.UREDS-W-02-003, calculated as totalcertified payments receivedfor contracts in progress or completed, within best three (3) years of the last five (5) years. Bidders participating in more than one Lot, must have Cumulative Average Annual Turnoverfor the Lots. (v) The Bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such asliquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments tomeet the following cash-flow requirement: Lot No. UREDS-W-02-001: US$ 2.5 million. Lot No. UREDS-W-02-002: US$ 1.5 million. Lot No. UREDS-W-02-003: US$ 2.5 million. Bidders participating in more than one Lot, must have cumulative financial resources forthe Lots. 7. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased byinterested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundablefee of equivalent US$ 100. The method of payment will be Bank Draft or Pay Order in favor of Bangladesh Rural ElectrificationBoard, Dhaka. For overseas delivery, the bidder may obtain the bidding document by instructing any international courierservice tocollect the same from Office of the Project Director, UREDS; DCSD Project, BangladeshRural Electrification Board, 6th Floor, Training AcademyBuilding, Nikunja-2, Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh. 8.Bidding Document last selling Date on 29-11-2016 at 16.00 Hours local time (GMT+6hours). Bids must be delivered to the address stated at the end of this invitation on orbefore 30-11-2016 at 11:00 Hours local time (GMT+6 hours). Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence ofthe bidders' designatedrepresentatives and anyone who chooses to attend at the Brig Gen. Sabihuddin Ahmed Hall (Auditorium), 1st floor, Head Office Building, BREB,Nikunja-2, Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh on 30-11-2016 at 11:30 Hours local time (GMT+6 hours). 9. Allbids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of US$ 150,000 forLot No.UREDS-W-02-001, US$ 100,000for Lot No.UREDS-W-02-002 andUS$ 150,000 for Lot No.UREDS-W-02-003 or an equivalentamount in any freely convertible currency. Bidders participating in multiple Lots shall submit bid security for each Lotseparately. 10. Theaddress(es) referred to above is: (Md. Mostafa Kamal) Project Director, UREDS; DCSD Project 6th Floor, Training Academy Building BREB, Nikunja-2, Khilkhet, City:Dhaka-1229, Country: Bangladesh. Tel: + 8802-8900199 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.reb.gov.bd.
Invitation for Bids 1. The People’s Republic of Bangladesh (the “Borrower”) has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Railway Rolling Stock Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to payments under the contract named above. Bidding is open to bidders from eligible source countries of ADB. 2. The Bangladesh Railway (the “Purchaser”) under Ministry of Railways now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Procurement of Locomotive simulator, Related Services, including Installation & Commissioning, Trial run and Training of BR Engineers (the “Goods”). 3. International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single Stage: Two-Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries. 4. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from Project Director and inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below from 10 A.M to 04:30 P.M on all working days up to 5 December 2016. Mohammad Hassan Mansur Chief Mechanical Engineer (Project) & Project Director Bangladesh Railway, Railbhaban (Room No. 613) 16, Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka-1000 Mobile No.: +88 01711691150 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 5. The Bidding Document, in the English language, may be purchased directly by interested Bidders upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of BDT 15000.00 (Taka fifteen thousand) and upon submission of a written application to the address above for “Contract No.: BR/ADB/Locomotive simulator: Procurement of Locomotive simulator, Related Services, including Installation & Commissioning, Trial run and Training of BR Engineers” only during office hours (10 A.M to 4.30 P.M.) on all working days till 5 December 2016. The method of Date: 21 October 2016 Loan No. and Title: L3301-BAN: Railway Rolling Stock Project Contract No. and Title: BR/ADB/Locomotive Simulator: Procurement of Locomotive simulator, Related Services, including Installation & Commissioning, Trial run and Training of BR Engineers. Deadline for Submission of Bids: 06 December 2016; 12:00 Noon (Bangladesh Standard Time) payment will be in the form of Pay Order or Bank Draft in favor of “Financial Advisor & Chief Accounts Officer/Project, Bangladesh Railway, Kamalapur, Dhaka. 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 Noon (Bangladesh Local Time) of 06 December 2016. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as described in the bidding document. Late bids shall not be accepted. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives, who choose to attend at the address below at 12:30 P.M. (Bangladesh Local Time) on 6 December 2016. For Bid submission Room No. 411, Railbhaban Bangladesh Railway 16, Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka -1000 Bangladesh. 7. The Bangladesh Railway will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids.
The current Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) from 2012 to 2016 is striving to reduce inequity gaps and increase access to basic services for deprived populations in the 20 districts at the bottom of the social deprivation ladder. Communication for Development (C4D) is a major cross-cutting strategy for both the UNDAF and of the UNICEF country programme for the period 2012-2016. The UNICEF C4D programme intends to engage communities to understand people, their beliefs and values, and the social norms that shape their lives. Through sharing of knowledge, understanding and addressing the barriers and constraints across all levels of the community, individuals and communities are informed and empowered to develop or change behaviours and take actions to improve their lives. The goal of the C4D programme is thus to increase knowledge and create awareness among communities, to change individual beliefs and perceptions, influence attitudes and behaviours, and consequently social norms and social practices. Through emphasis on amplifying the voices of the most marginalised and vulnerable, C4D aims to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families and communities in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equity.
The planned C4D outcome in the current UNICEF Country Programme 2012-2016 states that “By end of 2016, deprived community members in 20 selected districts practice key life-saving, care and protective behaviours, raise their demand for quality social services and promote social change with equity”.
To achieve the outcome, C4D component of the Country Programme defined three outputs at the beginning of country programme as follows;
- By 2016, key GOB and C4D partners implement behaviour and social change interventions that increase knowledge and commitment to 8 KHHP among 60% of community members in 3 upazilas of each of select UNDAF districts.
- By 2016, at least 6 key national institutions and select community based social networks facilitate discourse and promote changes
- By 2016, at least 2 national institutions, GOB and C4D partners use data from sentinel sites in 3 upazilas in each of the 20 districts to support the planning and implementation of C4D interventions
To achieve programme outputs, the UNICEF C4D Section at BCO has developed partnerships with three departments (Bangladesh Betar, Department of Mass Communication and Department of Women and Children Affairs) within two ministries respectively the Ministry of Information (MOI) and the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWCA). For strengthening knowledge management, the C4D Section established partnerships with Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dhaka University and James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University. Lastly, the programme is also working with 7 national NGOs (FIVDB, GRAUS, BRAC, ASOD, COAST, Rupantar and SUS) in the six divisions and Dhaka city on community engagement interventions.
Through UNICEF’s advocacy efforts a National Social Norm Change Forum and sub-national Social Norm Change Chapters (SNCC) established between 2013 and 2014 were mobilised to provide input for the development of the National Plan of Action on Child Marriage in collaboration with MOWCA. The NPA provides a basis to partner with UN organisations, NGOs and the Government to plan and develop evidence based, harmonised C4D strategies to engage local communities and community leaders on social change initiatives. The Government initiated implementation in five districts (Jamalpur, Khulna, Bhola, Nuilphamari and select slums in Dhaka) where child marriage is highly prevalent. Development of a multi-level media campaign has been initiated to create a conducive media environment.
Based on resources availability, seven most deprived districts were selected by UNICEF from 20 UNDAF districts for community engagement around a core cross-sectoral package of 8 household behaviours and practices. The districts include - Bandarban, Cox’s Bazar, Sunamgonj, Netrakona, Shatkhira, Rangpur and Bhola. Three upazilas from each of the districts were selected due to their vulnerability to natural disasters, hard to reach geographical location, poor performance in achieving MDGs and socio-economic indicators below the national average. UNICEF’s C4D programme is providing support to the seven partner NGOs who implement the community engagement package for social and behaviour change project in these 21 upazilas of the 7 districts since July 2012 covering 1,013,489 households. Key expected outcomes of this project are:
- At least 40% of mothers, fathers of under 5 year age children and adolescents of the implementation wards of three upazillas in selected districts practice 4 key life-saving, care and protective behaviours.
- Stimulate the development of Ward Development Committees (WDC) at village level and strengthen capacity of ward promoters to engage communities, community leaders, influencers and networks on key life-saving, care and protective behaviours and stopping child marriage.
For quality assurance of the programme interventions, regular engagement with partner organisations, media monitoring, formative research and a sentinel survey have been conducted. Of special mention here is the sentinel survey conducted, with support from UNICEF, since end of 2014 by the James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) of BRAC University that has demonstrated results on the impact of C4D community engagement interventions. Within UNICEF, C4D section has also provided technical support to Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education and Child Protection sectors to address and strengthen demand side/ behaviour and social change components of sectoral programmes, working also with aligned line ministries. Through the country programme, technical support has been provided for the design, development and implementation of sectoral and cross-sectoral national initiatives for immunisation, arsenic mitigation, handwashing, primary and secondary school enrolment and retention, adolescent health, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding among others.
The current country programme will end in 2016. As BCO embarks on the new country programme 2017-2020 preparation, it is critical to assess the extent to which C4D results have been achieved, and their relevance to institutional priorities and to national development goals. For this reason, UNICEF BCO would like to conduct an independent study to evaluate the C4D programme 2012-2016 and to distil lessons learned through the 2012-2016 country programme to inform the next country programme.
- PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
This RFP is being issued to select and contract a reputable agency with experience in conducting evaluations. The evaluation will seek to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability of C4D interventions over the past 4 years to inform programme efforts going forward into the next country programme. It will draw strategic lessons learned from the design, management, coordination and implementation of the current C4D programme and related efforts to improve sectoral and cross-sectoral results for children and their communities. It will review the evidence gathered throughout the duration of the country programme and examine the progress against specific programme outputs in this ongoing country programme. The study will seek to help UNICEF and key stakeholders to revise and formulate policies, design the new programme, construct implementation strategies and introduce effective coordination and monitoring frameworks. The findings, recommendations and lessons learned from the evaluation will be used to inform strategies, programme approaches, management structures, mix of interventions, scalability and convergence for the next country programme.
1. UNICEF Bangladesh is inviting for the above mentioned services as per the attached RFP and Terms of Reference, Terms and Conditions, Special Terms and Conditions. Mailed bids covering Technical and Financial proposals should be sent in separate PDF files, indicating clearly the RFP No., title, proposal type, etc. These two files should be sent to the attention of OIC, Supply & Procurement Section, UNICEF-BCO, BSL Office Complex, 1 Minto Road, Dhaka-1000 by email add: email@example.com; with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org; by the RFP submission deadline Thursday, 27 October 2016 local time 16:00 hours (GMT+6 hours).
2. Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI): The invited bidders are requested to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) confirming their participation in this RFP by Sunday, 16 October 2016 through email (add: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;).
3. If required, Bidders are requested to forward their request for additional information or clarification in writing to the email addresses: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; by Sunday, 16 October 2016.
4. Please note no RFP will be accepted after the stipulated closing date: Thursday, 27 October 2016 local time 16:00 hours (GMT+6 hours).
5. The technical proposal will be evaluated using the evaluation criteria indicated under Section 6 of the attached document. Bidders are advised to devote chapters of their submissions to demonstrate each of the criteria and be consistent with the tasks detailed in the TOR under Section 3. Bidders are advised to avoid submitting brochures and pamphlets that have no direct bearing on the requirements under this RFP. Similarly the financial proposal should be prepared following the template and instruction provided under Section 17 of the RFP. Any information related to the financial offer should not be mentioned or presented in the technical proposal as it will make the bid response invalid.
6. Any Contract resulting from this RFP shall be governed by UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions and any other Specific Terms and Conditions detailed in this bid document.
7. In all correspondence the bidder must refer to: LRPS No. 2016-9127979.