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Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 | Published August 17, 2015  -  Deadline September 30, 2015
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INVITATION FOR TENDERS BULGARIA Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project INVITATION FOR TENDERS Works related to the rehabilitation of Ruski, Komatevsko and Shesti Septemvri Boulevards and to the completion of Severen Boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on the 9th of February 2015 and updated on the 17th of July 2015. Plovdiv Municipality, hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project - Works related to the rehabilitation of Ruski, Komatevsko and Shesti Septemvri Boulevards and to the completion of Severen Boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: Works related to the rehabilitation of Ruski, Komatevsko and Shesti Septemvri Boulevards and to the completion of Severen Boulevard, Plovdiv, Bulgaria Scope of Works: Major repair of Ruski Blvd., from the intersection at the Central Railway Station to Shesti Septemvri St., including road system and public lighting; Major repair and widening of Komatevsko shosse Blvd. within the range of Plovdiv Municipality from Alexander Stamboliiski Str. to the entrance of Komatevo Housing Estate, Plovdiv Municipality, including road system and public lighting- Stage I; Reconstruction of Shesti Septemvri Blvd., within the section from Adata Bridge to Tsarigradsko Shouse Blvd., water and wastewater networks and electric networks; Completion of the construction of Severen Blvd., from Brezovsko Shouse to Adata Bridge, including road system, water and wastewater networks and electric networks -- Stage I. Contract Duration: Overall 60 months, out of which 36 months for execution of works and 24 months for defects notification. Contract Conditions: FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction, 1st edition 1999, Red Book Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country. To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria: Financial Situation: Average Annual Turnover. The Tenderer shall have an average annual turnover (defined as billing for works in progress and completed) over the last 5 years of not less than EUR 20,000,000 equivalent (annual average exchange rate published by the European Central Bank); Financial Resources. The Tenderer shall demonstrate that he has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 4 (four) months, estimated as not less than EUR 2,000,000 equivalent (annual average exchange rate published by the European Central Bank) taking into account the applicant's commitments for other contracts. The JVCA must satisfy collectively all the above mentioned qualification criteria, for which purpose the relevant figures for each of the partners shall be added to arrive at the joint venture's total capacity. Each partner shall meet not less than 30 per cent of all the qualifying criteria related to Financial Situation. The lead partner of a JVCA shall meet not less than 60 per cent of the qualifying criteria related to Financial Situation. Experience: General Experience: successful experience as contractor / associate contractor (not subcontractor) in the execution of at least 3 (three) projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last 5 years (comparable nature and complexity contract: rehabilitation / construction of roads with a minimum length of 10 km and replacement / putting in place of water & wastewater / electric networks with a minimum length of 10 km). Specific Experience: successful experience in the execution and completion within the last 5 years of: Min. 1 contract related to the construction / rehabilitation / modernization of urban roads with a total length of min. 10 km; Min. 1 contract related to the extension / rehabilitation / modernization of water & wastewater networks in urban area with a total length of minimum 10 km; Min. 1 contract related to the extension / rehabilitation / modernization of electric networks in urban areas with a total length of minimum 10 km. Tender documents can be obtained in electronic format on DVD/CD from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of BGN 50.00 Payment may be made by inter-bank transfer to Plovdiv Municipality: ACCOUNT: BG23IORT73753102000001, which is the account, concerning the tender documents BANK: INVESTBANK BULGARIA ACCOUNT: BG57IORT73753302000003, which is the account, concerning the tender security Bank transfer charges to be paid by the tenderer. Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail. All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of BGN 783 000,00 Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before September 30, 2015, 10.00 hours (local time). At the same date, at 10.15 hours (local time), they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office: Contact name: Mr. Dimitar Katsarski Client: Municipality of Plovdiv Address: 1 “Tsentralen” Square, 4000 Plovdiv, Floor X, Office 1 E-mail: caldis@abv.bg Tel: +359 (0) 32 656 456 Fax: +359 (0) 32 656 412

Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund - Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 | Published October 13, 2014  -  Deadline October 13, 2015
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Elektoenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (the “Employer”) intends to use the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financial sources to cover the costs of the implementation of project “Construction of a new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa Iztok 2 (substation Maritsa Iztok) to substation Plovdiv” (“the Project”). The Project will require procurement of goods, works and services as follows: Consultancy services for the Project Management Unit (PMU) at ESO EAD (PMU Consultant), to support the PMU in project management, procurement and technical matters, including preparation of tender documents and/or terms of reference/ request for proposal documents, participation in tendering and contracting procedures, monitoring and reporting, management of Project implementation. Consultancy services for preparation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report for the Project; Design, manufacturing, testing, delivery, installation, completion, and commissioning of a new 400 kV power line from substation Plovdiv to substation Maritsa Iztok as well as Construction Supervision of the implementation. The overall budget of the Project is EUR 21.60 million, 70% will be financed by KIDSF and 30% by ESO EAD. Additional EUR 200,000 will be provided for consultancy services, 100% financed by KIDSF. Procurement is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The contract implementation period for the PMU Consultant is expected to be 36 calendar months; for the ESIA Consultant – 8 calendar months; construction and supervision 24 calendar months Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules and will be open to Tenderers / Consultancy firms from the following eligible countries as of 1 October 2014: the EU member states, Switzerland, countries of EBRD operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country. Interested parties should contact:

Modernisation and Extension of the SCADA/EMS Systems and Data Environment at the National Dispatch Centre

 | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
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Modernisation and Extension of the SCADA/EMS Systems and Data Environment at the National Dispatch Centre (NDC) of ESO EAD

 

This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 31 March 2014 and updated on 04 June 2015.

 

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD – ESO EAD (the “Employer”) intends using the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the “Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund” (the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financial sources towards the cost of the Project for “Modernisation and Extension of the SCADA/EMS Systems and Data Environment at the National Dispatch Centre (NDC) of ESO EAD” (“the Project”).

 

The scope to the Project includes the following contracts:

  1. Installation and commissioning of a supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) at four remote switching rooms for substation control (estimated contract value up to € 1,200,000);
  2. Implementation of a disaster recovery data centre for NDC (estimated contract value up to € 1,200,000);
  3. Implementation of an information Transparency platform for the System Operator (estimated contract value up to € 1,200,000);

The overall budget of the Project is EUR 8.2 million. 50% will be financed by KIDSF and 50% by ESO EAD.

The procurement is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.

The contracts implementation period, is expected to be between 12 and 24 calendar months, followed by a Defects Notification Period.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

Interested parties should contact:

Mr. July Lambriev

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD

Address: 105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.

               1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: j.lambriev@eso.bg

             pmu@eso.bg

Fax: + 359 2 96 26 129

Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 | Published October 15, 2015  -  Deadline October 15, 2016
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This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on October 13, 2014.

 

Elektoenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (the “Employer”) intends to use the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”), and its own financial resources to cover the costs of the implementation of the project “Construction of a new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa Iztok 2 (substation Maritsa Iztok) to substation Plovdiv” (“the Project”).

 

The Project will require procurement of goods, works and services as follows:

  1. Consultancy services for the Project Management Unit (PMU) at ESO EAD – a PMU Consultant to support the PMU in project management, procurement and technical matters, including preparation of tender documents and/or terms of reference, requests for proposals, participation in tendering and contracting procedures, monitoring and reporting, management of Project implementation;
  2. Consultancy services for construction supervision;
  3. Construction of a new 400 kV power line from substation Plovdiv to substation Maritsa Iztok.

 

The overall budget of the Project is EUR 21.60 million, 70 % of which will be financed by KIDSF and 30 % by ESO EAD. Additional EUR 150,000 will be provided for consultancy services, 100 % financed by KIDSF.

 

Procurement is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. The contract implementation period for the PMU Consultant will be 36 calendar months, for the construction supervisor – 24 calendar months, and for the construction – 20 calendar months.

 

The procurement will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules, and will be open to tenderers / consultancy firms from the following eligible countries as of 1 October 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland, countries of EBRD operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.

 

 

Interested parties should contact:

 

Ms. Milena Tsoleva

Head of Project Management Department

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD

Address: 105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.

1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail:    m.tsoleva@eso.bg

pmu@eso.bg

Fax: + 3592 96 26 129

KIDSF

 | Published June 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 4, 2016
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KOZLODUY INTERNATIONAL DECOMMISSIONING SUPPORT FUNDS
 
This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 31 March 2014.
 
Elektoenergien Sistemen Operator EAD – ESO EAD (the “Employer”) intends using the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the “Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund” (the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financial sources towards the cost of the Project for Modernisation and Extension of the SCADA/EMS Systems and Data Environment at the National Dispatch Centre (NDC) of ESO.
 
The scope to the Project includes the following contracts:
 
  1. Installation and commissioning of a supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) at four remote switching rooms for substation control (estimated contract value up to € 1,200,000);
  2. Modernisation of the supervisory control and data acquisition systems and energy management systems (SCADA/EMS) at RDC (regional dispatch centre) west, RDC east, RDC north and RDC south (estimated contract value up to € 4,200,000);
  3. Implementation of a disaster recovery data centre for NDC (estimated contract value up to € 1,200,000);
  4. Implementation of an information Transparency platform for the system operator (estimated contract value up to € 1,200,000);
The overall budget of the Project is EUR 8.2 million. 50% will be financed by KIDSF and 50% by ESO EAD.
The procurement is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015.
The contracts implementation period, is expected to be between 12 and 24 calendar months, followed by a Defects Notification Period.
Procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules and will be open to tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 June 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and countries of EBRD operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.
Interested parties should contact:
 
Mrs. Milena Tsoleva, Head of Project Management Department
Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD
Address: 1404 Sofia,105 Gotse Delchev Blvd, Bulgaria
E-mail: m.tsoleva@eso.bg
Fax: + 3592 9626 129
 

Assessment of the results of the energy sector measures funded from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund for the period 2001-2015

 | Published May 20, 2016  -  Deadline June 13, 2016
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EoI) follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website on 08 February 2016.

The Ministry of Energy (ME) intends to use the grant support provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the Nuclear Safety Department of EBRD, for assessment of the results of the energy sector measures financed or co-financed from the KIDSF in the period 2001-2015.

ME shall engage a Consultant (Assessment Consultant) to perform the assessment of energy efficiency; power generation and distribution; utilization of renewable energy sources; district heating and gas systems projects that were financed and co-financed from the KIDSF.

Assignment description: The scope of the assignment of the Assessment Consultant shall include the following tasks:

The Consultant will:

  • review the data on the energy sector projects financed or co-financed with KIDSF in the period of 2001-2015;
  • reflect the results of the energy sector projects through electricity generating capacity (MW) and annual electricity production (MWh/year) for each project separately and as a total for the entire KIDSF energy sector support;
  • assess the results of the energy sector projects against  CO2 emissions balance, SO2, NOx and dust emissions;
  • assess results of the energy sector projects against their contribution towards the mitigation of negative consequences of early closure of Kozloduy NPP units 1-4;
  • assess the social and environmental impact where applicable;
  • compare the initially estimated values of energy savings before project implementation with the actual achieved results after the project implementation for the completed projects;
  • calculate the effectiveness of the investments against the achieved energy savings;
  • establish whether results on each project in the energy sector confirm the originally envisaged objectives as well as the priority areas defined in 2004 Strategy  and in Strategy Implementation Plan (and its update).

Consultant Profile: The Assessment Consultant could be a company/consortium, which has established adequate capability, experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Experience within energy sector projects that involved data collection;
  • Experience within energy efficiency projects that involved assessment of financial investments;
  • Experience in impact assessment of various energy efficiency measures (calculation of energy savings based on collected data) within the areas envisaged within the assignment description above.

 

The experience shall be demonstrated by at least one completed project within the last 10 years for the above listed areas.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is expected to start in Q III 2016 and last about 6 months.

Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT)

Funding Source: Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF)

The consultancy contract will be financed from grant resources from KIDSF and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria).

Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant will 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Employer's country.

Submission requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:

  • An Expression of Interest letter;
  • Company profile, organisation and staffing;
  • Details of experience or similar assignments, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, description of main tasks and activities.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages.

One original and 3 copies of the above information in English shall be submitted to the address below in an envelope marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Consultant to the Ministry of Energy for the Assessment of the results of the energy sector measures funded from the KIDSF for the period 2001-2015, “DO NOT OPEN BEFORE 13 June 2016, 14 h. local time” and “ДА НЕ СЕ ОТВАРЯ ПРЕДИ 13 Юни 2016 г., 14 ч. местно време”. One further electronic copy should be submitted within the submitted EoI.

The shortlisted companies will be requested to provide expertise in the following areas:

  • financial investment;
  • energy efficiency;
  • power generation and distribution;
  • utilization of renewable energy sources (i.e. wind, hydro, solar, biomass);
  • district heating;
  • development of power and gas systems.

 

 

CONTACTS
Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria
Ms. Zdravka Pekova
Chief expert Energy Projects Management Department
8 Triaditza Str.
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel: + 359 2 9263 258;
Fax: + 359 2 9807630;
E-mail: z.pekova@me.government.bg

Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
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Construction of a new 400 kV power line in Bulgaria

 

This General Procurement Notice is an update of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 13 October 2014 and updated on 15 October 2015.

 

Elektoenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (the “Employer”) intends to use the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”), and its own financial resources to cover the costs of the implementation of the project: “Construction of a new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa Iztok 2 (substation Maritsa Iztok) to substation Plovdiv” (“the Project”).

 

The Project will require procurement of goods, works and services as follows:

  1. Consultancy services for the Project Management Unit (PMU) at ESO EAD – a PMU Consultant to support the PMU in project management, procurement and technical matters, including preparation of tender documents and/or terms of reference, requests for proposals, participation in tendering and contracting procedures, monitoring and reporting, management of Project implementation;
  2. Consultancy services for construction supervision;
  3. Construction of a new 400 kV power line from substation Plovdiv to substation Maritsa Iztok.

 

The overall budget of the Project is EUR 21.60 million, 70 % of which will be financed by KIDSF and 30 % by ESO EAD. Additional EUR 150,000 will be provided for consultancy services, 100 % financed by KIDSF.

 

Procurement is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016. The contract implementation period for the PMU Consultant will be 36 calendar months, for the construction supervisor – 24 calendar months, and for the construction – 20 calendar months.

 

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested parties should contact:

 

Mr. July Lambriev

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD

Address: 105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.

1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail:    j.lambriev@eso.bg

pmu@eso.bg

Fax:        + 359 2 96 26 129

Supply of Preinsulated Pipes and Elements

 | Published October 6, 2015  -  Deadline November 20, 2015
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This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com ) on 3 December 2014. Toplofikacia Sofia EAD hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of grant funds from Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) towards the cost of the Project for Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System. The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract to be funded from the proceeds of the grant: Supply of Preinsulated Pipes and Elements. Supply of preinsulated pipes and elements is intended for rehabilitation of Sofia district heating network and increase of heat transfer energy efficiency and particularly for replacement of district heating pipelines with total length of the trunk 21 000 m, located in 35 sites in Sofia. Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF grant and Purchaser’s own funds will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and is open to firms from the following eligible countries as of 1 October 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD countries of operation. All goods and services shall be produced in or supplied from an eligible country. To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers and manufacturers and subcontractors of preinsulated pipes and elements must satisfy the minimum qualification criteria set forth in Section III of the Tender Documents. Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EUR 200 (VAT excluded) MUNICIPAL BANK PLC FINANCIAL CENTRE SOFIA KRASNO SELO 1680 SOFIA 54, Cotse Delchev Blv. IBAN: BG57SOMB91301411253301 BIC: SOMBBGSF or in cash in its equivalent in BGN at the pay office of Toplofikacia Sofia EAD. If requested and upon receiving appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, however, no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail. The Purchaser will organize a pre-tender meeting on 20 October 2015 and encourages all prospective tenderers to take part in it. The following issues will be discussed at this meeting: detailed acquaintance with the technical requirements; acquaintance with the tender procedure. All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 85,000 (eighty five thousand Euro) or its equivalent in a convertible currency. Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 20 November 2015 at 14:00 p.m. (local time). Tenders will be opened on the same day at 14:00 p.m. (local time) in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend. A register of potential tenderers, who have purchased the tender documents, may be inspected at the address below. Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and also inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office: Mrs. Maria Domuzova Toplofikacia Sofia EAD Room 224 23, Jastrebetz Str. 1680 Sofia Bulgaria Tel.: +359 2 903 3078 Fax: +359 2 859 9124 e-mail: m.domuzova@toplo.bg

Project Management Unit Consultant at ESO EAD

 | Published April 12, 2016  -  Deadline May 12, 2016
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This Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in section “Procurement Opportunities” on the EBRD website on 20 January 2016.

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD (“the Employer”, “ESO EAD”) intends to use the proceeds of the Grant, provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the Bank”), to cover the costs of the project for Construction of a new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa East 2 (s/s Maritsa East) to s/s Plovdiv (“the Project”). ESO EAD established a Project Management Unit (PMU) in order to manage, coordinate and monitor all aspects of the Project implementation. 

ESO EAD intends to engage a Consultant (PMU Consultant) to support the PMU in the preparation and implementation of the Project.

 

Assignment Description:

The PMU Consultant shall assist the PMU during the procurement preparation and implementation of the Project through:

  • Assistance and advice during the preparation of the procurement documents for selection of construction supervisor and contractor for the construction of the new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa East 2 (s/s Maritsa East) to s/s Plovdiv, including review, comments, corrections and suggestions on the compliance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and the FIDIC conditions of contract;
  • Assistance to the PMU during the selection of construction supervisor and the tender procedure for selection of contractor for the construction of the new 400 kV power line from TPP Maritsa East 2 (s/s Maritsa East) to s/s Plovdiv, and in respect of the conformity with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules; review of the drafted contracts with the selected contractors;
  • Support during the implementation of the Project. Depending on the need and the occasion, provision of technical, administrative or legal help to the PMU during the implementation of the contracts and in case of claims to the Employer;
  • Preparation of quarterly reports, as well as a completion report on the implementation of the Project.

 

Status of the Selection Process: Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

 

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016 and the estimated total duration is 36 months.

 

Maximum Budget Available for the Assignment: EUR 90,000 (ninety thousand euro) (excluding VAT).

This Consultancy Assignment will be financed with grant resources from KIDSF and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria).

 

Funding: The contract will be financed from a grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”).

 

Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant will 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Employer's country.

 

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required.

The Consultant must demonstrate experience and knowledge for the last 10 (ten) years in the following areas:

  • procurement and contract management in line with the rules of EU and international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, EBRD or EIB and with the FIDIC conditions of contract;
  • project management in energy sector;
  • technical knowledge and expertise in the construction of linear electricity infrastructure;
  • good knowledge of the Bulgarian legislation related to the implementation of investments in the electricity sector.

Each of the requested experience areas above shall be demonstrated at least within one completed assignment.

Submission Requirements: Consultants seeking to be selected shall provide the following information in order to determine their capabilities and experience:

  • An Expression of Interest letter;
  • A short description of the company, including company profile, organization structure and staff;
  • Details of relevant experience and knowledge of the company acquired in the last 10 years. The information submitted shall include the following: project title; consultancy assignment title/role; location; start and completion dates; name of the Contracting Authority/Client; total project value and consultancy service contract price; funding source, objectives and description of the project; description of the functions and the tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients;
  • Completed Contact Sheet, which can be found at the following link:

 

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc

 

The Expression of Interest should not exceed 30 pages.

 

One (1) original and two (2) copies of the Expression of Interest – in English language and an electronic copy, shall be submitted to ESO EAD in an envelope marked: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT CONSULTANT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECT “New 400 kV power line from s/s Plovdiv 400 KV to s/s Maritsa East 400 KV”, not later than 12 May 2016, 14:00 local Bulgarian time.

 

 

Interested parties should contact:

Ms. Dafinka Popova
Head of Project Coordination Department
Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator EAD
105 Gotse Delchev Blvd.
1404 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: d.popova@eso.bg           
Fax: + 3592 96 26 129

 

Important Note:

 

The selection will be made from the responses to this notification only and based on the evaluation of the short-list firms’ proven experience and current expertise related to the assignment. Short-listed Consultants will not be asked to submit proposals.  Only the highest-ranked Consultant will be requested to submit technical and financial proposals, if invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

A firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for this consultancy assignment, will be requested to limit its role to that of Consultant and disqualify itself from work in any other capacity except that of consulting services for follow on services within the Project.

 

Project Management Unit Consultant for the construction of three high pressure gas transmission pipelines in Bulgaria

 | Published April 2, 2015  -  Deadline May 13, 2015
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 3rd October 2014 under General Procurement Notice ref. No 7714-GPN-l7149. Assignment Description: Bulgartransgaz EAD received grant funds from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (“KIDSF”), administered by the Nuclear Safety Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”), under Grant Agreement No. 057 for implementation of the Project for construction of high pressure gas transmission pipelines with automated gas regulation stations and connection of the municipalities Panagiurishte, Pirdop, Svishtov, Razlog and Bansko to Bulgartransgaz EAD national network (the “Project”). Bulgartransgaz EAD established a Project Management Unit (hereinafter referred to as “PMU”) for the purpose of effective management and coordination of the activities on the preparation and implementation of the Project. Bulgartransgaz EAD now invites Expressions of Interest from consultants for services to support the PMU demonstrating timely and high quality performance according to the regulatory documents and requirements of Bulgartransgaz EAD and EBRD. The objective of the PMU Consultant is to support the PMU in procurement and contract award for implementation of the following projects for design, supply and construction of high pressure gas transmission pipelines: Project A: Gas transmission pipeline to Panagiurishte and Pirdop Project B: Gas transmission pipeline to Svishtov Project C: Gas transmission pipeline to Razlog and Bansko The tender documents/Requests for Proposals shall be prepared in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) and will be based on the applicable EBRD Standard Tender Documents and conditions of contract of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and EBRD Standard Request for Proposal for Selection of Consultants. In order to achieve the goals of the above A, B and C projects, the Consultant, in addition to the PMU support in tender document/RfP preparation, will be obliged to carry out the following tasks: Participation in pre-tender meetings; Support the PMU in preparing answers to the submitted questions for tender clarification; Participation at the opening and evaluation of the tenders in line with EBRD PP&R; Preparation of the Tender Evaluation reports; Support the PMU in preparing answers to questions and complaints against Bulgartransgaz EAD, if any, regarding the tender procedures; Assist the PMU during negotiations on consultancy contracts, contract awards and issuance of letters of acceptance to the successful tenderers; All documents prepared by the PMU Consultant shall be in Bulgarian and English language. Status of the Selection Process: Interested candidates are hereby invited to submit expression of interest. Assignment start date and duration: The assignment will start in the second quarter of 2015. The duration of Consultancy contract will take about 24 months in total but man months/man-days will be allocated in line with the indicative Time Schedule, which will be enclosed to the Request for Proposal to the highest-ranked short-listed Consultant. Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Euro) VAT excluded. Funding source: The contract is financed with grant funds under Grant Agreement 057 from KIDSF. Eligibility: The selection of a Consultant will be performed pursuant to EBRD PP&R with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules and will be open to Consultants from the following eligible countries as of 1 April 2015: EU member states, Switzerland and EBRD countries of operation. Consultant Profile: 1. The Consultant must demonstrate experience for the last 7 (seven) years in the following areas: Procurement, including preparation of tender documents and participation in tender evaluation process under EBRD PP&R and/or other International Financial Institution (IFI)’s regulations for implementation of at least 2 (two) projects, at least 1 (one) of them in the field of the energy sector; Management of contract implementation funded by EBRD or other IFI. Experience in Bulgaria and/or in the gas sector is desirable. 2. It is expected that the Consultant will engage a sufficient number of experts to enable the proper support to the PMU and the team will include the following key experts, inter alia: Project Manager having relevant experience during the last 7 (seven) years in the execution of consultancy contracts funded by EBRD or other IFI’s; Procurement Expert(s) having experience during the last 7 (seven) years in tendering, including preparation of tender documents under EBRD PP&R or other IFI’s procurement rules and FIDIC conditions of contract; Construction Expert(s) having experience during the last 7 (seven) years in execution of linear infrastructure projects of design and construction of high pressure pipelines (more than PN 16 bar), whereas at least one of the experts shall have experience in projects implemented according to the Bulgarian legislation. The same expert, having relevant experience, can perform several functions. The firm (and/or its associates and affiliates) selected for PMU Consultant assignment, will be requested to limit its role to that of PMU Consultant and disqualify itself from work in any other capacity (including tendering on any part of the Project) except that of consulting services for follow on services. Corporate services are required. Submission Requirements: Consultants seeking to be selected shall provide the following information in order to determine their capabilities and experience: An Expression of interest letter; Company(-ies) profile, organization and staffing; Detailed information on Consultant's successful experience or similar assignments undertaken in the last 7 (seven) years; the information submitted shall include the following: project title; consultancy assignment title/role; location; start and completion dates; name of the Contracting Authority/Client; total project value and consultancy service contract price; funding source, objectives and description of the project; description of functions and tasks carried out within the consultancy assignment and shall be accompanied by letters of reference from the Contracting authorities / Clients; CVs of the Project Manager and key Experts of the Consultant's team who could carry out the Assignment with a detailed description of qualifications, experiences, as well as a declaration from each of them of their consent to perform the assigned role. Consultant Declaration and Completed Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The above information should not exceed 30 pages, excluding CVs, references and declarations. One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English and 2 copies in Bulgarian and a CD containing an electronic version of the Expression of Interest in PDF format shall be submitted in an envelope marked: Expression of interest for Project Management Unit Consultant for the construction of three high pressure gas transmission pipelines in Bulgaria at the office of Bulgartransgaz below no later than the deadline mentioned above. Address of Bulgartransgaz EAD and contact person: Name: Job position: Address: Phone: Fax: E-mail: Nikolay Patev Projects Management Dept. Bulgartransgaz EAD Lulin 2 District 66 P. Vladigerov Blvd. 1336 Sofia, PO Box 3 Bulgaria +359 2 9396372 +359 2 9250063 Nikolay.Patev@bulgartansgaz.bg Important Note The selection will be made from the responses to this notification only and based on the evaluation of the short-list firms’ proven experience and current expertise related to the assignment. Short-listed Consultants will not be asked to submit proposals. Only the highest-ranked Consultant will be requested to submit technical and financial proposal, if invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Elaboration of a Design for Dismantling of Equipment in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4 (D-Project 44)

 | Published May 5, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 9th August 2014.
 
Background:
 
The decommissioning strategy of Kozloduy NPP Units 1-4 determines the final condition as “brownfield”.
Actual dismantling is planned to start in early 2019, when the design documentation packages for the dismantling of the Controlled Areas (CA) are completed and approved by the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (BNRA), with completion of all four units by the end of 2030.
 
Assignment description:
 
SERAW intends to engage a Consultant to undertake the assignment to elaborate a design for dismantling of the equipment in the CAs of KNPP Units 1-4.  The design will form the basis for the entire dismantling of the equipment within the CAs of KNPP Units 1 to 4.
The scope of the Consultant’s services will include (as a minimum, but not limited to:
1.  Elaboration of Three-Dimensional models and a Uniform Information Model (UIM) for the Reactor and Auxiliary Buildings;
2.  Undertake Gamma measurements of appropriate equipment, pipelines, structures and rooms in the selected Reactor and Auxiliary Buildings including high radiation areas where personnel assess is restricted or prohibited;
3.  Developing a methodology for the cost-benefit analysis for the preliminary decontamination of the RAM at the CA;
4.  Developing a methodology for evaluation of the occupational doses during the performance of the dismantling activities;
5.  Elaboration of design documentation packages for dismantling of systems and equipment in the Auxiliary Buildings;
6.  Elaboration of design documentation packages for dismantling of systems and equipment in the Reactor Buildings.
7. Elaboration of a Safety Analysis Report (SAR) for the systems and equipment dismantling.
 
Status of the Selection Process: Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
 
Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is anticipated to start in September 2015 and is expected to last for approximately 36 (thirty six) months.
 
Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 4,700,000 (Four Million, seven hundred thousand Euros) (Exclusive of VAT) available for the assignment and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria).
 
Funding source: The contract will be financed by a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF).
 
Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined in KIDSF Rules and will be open to Consultants form eligible countries as of 1st May 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation.
 
Consultant Profile:
The Consultant should be a company or consortium of companies able to demonstrate relevant experience in all areas needed for performance of the assignment as described in the assignment description and which can specifically demonstrate a proven track record in the following areas within an international environment:
  • Preparation of design documentation packages for the effective dismantling of all plant, equipment and structures within the Controlled Areas of Nuclear Power Plants, in particular the Primary Circuit, Reactor Vessel and Internals;
  • Classification and Management of Radioactive Materials (RAM) and Radioactive Waste (RAW) including development of the approach to segregation and streaming of primary and secondary arisings from dismantling operations;
  • Development of complex three-dimensional Models of buildings, structures, plant and equipment in a Nuclear environment;
  • Undertake Gamma measurements in high radiation areas where personnel access is prohibited or restricted and processing the output data from buildings, structures, plant and equipment in a Nuclear environment;
  • Uniform Information Model (UIM) database development, population and knowledge transfer;
  • Development of safety analysis documentation.
 
Submission requirements: In order to determine the capabilities, experience and expertise of consultants seeking to be shortlisted in accordance with the requirements above, the information submitted shall include the following:
  • Cover letter including full contact details, including address of the company submitting the expression of interest, phone and fax numbers, email address of contact person;
  • Company profile, organisation structure and staffing, registry documents demonstrating continuity of ownership, history of litigation for the previous five years;
  • Financial data and records. Audited summary balance sheets and profit and loss statements or similar statements if profit and loss statements are not available, demonstrating turnover for the last 5 (five) years;
  • Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments within the requested in the Consultant Profile areas above undertaken in the last 10 (ten) years filled in as required in the template.
  • Company’s management system certificates – ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other relevant certificates related to the project scope and objectives.
  • Completed Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration using the template. The templates are available on the following web-link:
 
The above information should not exceed 50 pages including financial data.
 
One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English language shall be submitted to SERAW in an envelope marked “Elaboration of a Design for Dismantling of Equipment in the Controlled Areas of KNPP Units 1-4 (D-Project 44)”, to reach SERAW not later than 22 June 2015, 12:00 (noon) local Bulgarian time.
 
The address of SERAW is:
 
State Enterprise Radioactive Waste
Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU)
Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Site, SERAW Office “Protocol” Premises
3321 Kozloduy
Bulgaria
Attention: Head of D-R PMU
Office tel.: +359 973 7 6422
Fax: +359 973 7 4508
 
 
 
 
 

Bulgaria: Plovdiv Roads Project - Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) - Support for Tender and Implementation

 | Published October 24, 2014  -  Deadline November 24, 2014
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Bulgaria: Plovdiv Roads Project - Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) - Support for Tender and Implementation Background: The Municipality of Plovdiv (the "City" or the "Client") is the third largest municipality in Bulgaria, covering an area of 101 square kilometres. It has a population of about 370,000 people, and is a strategically important industrial and commercial centre. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is supporting the City's comprehensive plan to revamp Plovdiv's primary street network by providing a loan to rehabilitate key road infrastructure, including - Ruski Blvd., Komatevsko Shosse Blvd., Shesti Septemvri Blvd., and to complete an unfinished boulevard - Severen Blvd (the "Project"). At present, the City is solely responsible for constructing, rehabilitating and maintaining its urban street network, which is managed under the Deputy Mayor for Investments. Road rehabilitations are typically financed from the City's budget. Long-term commercial bank financing for the road rehabilitation and maintenance has also been difficult to procure. Moreover, the national procurement law limits the maximum term of municipal borrowings to 10 years. The City's strategic objectives with respect to road infrastructure and traffic organisations are outlined in a number of documents and initiatives: 1) The General Transport Organisation Plan identifies the key problems related to traffic organisation: (i) Important road segments are not fully constructed; (ii) A number of urban roads are not compliant with the relevant functional and technical requirements; and (iii) Some urban road segments are not used efficiently due to lack of good connections with the rest of the urbanised area and infrastructure. The proposed Project addresses all these points above. 2) The Integrated Plan for Sustainable Urban Development defines the so-called "areas of influence" that will benefit from European Union (EU) grants under the Operational Programme Regions in Growth Regional Development during the 2014-2020 programming period. The main objective of the Integrated Plan is to ensure that EU grants are invested in a more integrated and sustainable way. 3) In terms of the preparation of the Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) approach for Plovdiv, the Project has been prepared technically and conceptually structured with support from external consultants Project One (Bulgaria) and Atkins (UK), and has benefited from the latter's long and varied experience with PMMR structuring. A copy of the reports prepared by these consultants will be provided to the highest ranked consultant during negations. The overall assessment is that Plovdiv is a good candidate for PMMR, given that: a) Plovdiv has experience with different kinds of long-term public-private partnership in Plovdiv (e.g. concessions for public transport bus operations and waste management). At national level, Bulgaria also has some experience in the road engineering sector with long-term contracting - there has been an evolution in recent years in road rehabilitation contracts in Bulgaria which includes projects with scope of 3-5 or more years. The country's road engineering sector has some accumulated experience already with performance-based work through working with the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) type of road construction contracts and the Municipality has a good understanding of the PMMR concept, and the basic institutional capacities to monitor the future contract. Key recommendations included: The PMMR contract should be kept simple noting that this will be the first of its kind of performance-based contract at the urban road level. The contract duration should be kept to a medium term – up to10 years following the completion of rehabilitation works - in order to avoid unacceptable risks to be transferred to the private PMMR contractor. The hand-back condition of the road network at contract expiration should specify a minimum remaining life-cycle. Reinstatement works following utility party access works in the newly rehabilitated road network should be contracted either to the PMMR contractor, or signed off by the PMMR contractor. The number of PMMR Performance Standards to be monitored by the Municipality should be kept to a minimum and be relatively simple to verify (e.g. through regular visual checks). The Project preparation work, however, also recognised certain intrinsic challenges to a PMMR approach as it requires a medium to long-term fiscal discipline to provide public funds to provide regular 'unitary payment' to the PMMR contractor: Overall financial challenges may become more acute in Plovdiv – although in relatively good financial health compared to most Bulgarian municipalities, the risks of limited cash flow predictability also exist for Plovdiv. Possible challenges to the financial stability of the Municipality of Plovdiv could undermine the efficient technical execution of a PMMR contract. Finally, there are political risk factors (e.g., a change in municipal leadership during the course of the PMMR contract) that could affect efficient execution of long-term agreements. Based on the factors outlined above, the project preparation consultants recommended a specifically focused, bespoke approach to PMMR introduction in Plovdiv. It is assessed that it would be better if the PMMR contract includes only very well specified maintenance services (not exceeding 3-4 particular tasks) as this is a pilot project for the country. Main contract characteristics and basic ‘stepping stones’ in developing the initial phase of PMMR contracting introduction in Plovdiv could include: (i) One single contract with separate lots, instead of separate sub-contracts is preferable for each of the road sections for purposes of market interest and economic optimization; (ii) maximum period of 10 years, following rehabilitation; (iii) the guarantees provided by the contract must be in line with the common requirements of the sector; (iv) the bidding documents and the contract itself must take into account the normal risks related to changes in the prices of fuel, materials and labour; and (v) appropriate balance of risk transfer between Contractor and the Municipality (some risks to be shared as an evidence of long-term commitment to the private contractor). Assignment Description: The Client now intends to retain a consultant (the "Consultant") to generally (i) Develop a PMMR approach (contract) specific to Plovdiv, based on the pre-feasibility study prepared by Project One - Atkins; (ii) Implement a procurement approach from the design of tender documentation through to selection of the PMMR contractor; and (iii) Support the Municipality in supervising the PMMR contractor (the "Assignment"). Specifically, the Assignment will include the following tasks: Task 1: Review the technical designs prepared by the Municipality of Plovdiv with respect to the road segments subject to rehabilitation / construction Task 2: Develop a baseline condition survey/study of the road sections to be included in the future PMMR contract Task 3: Define technical standards/performance indicators for Plovdiv road system Task 4: Develop PMMR tender documents Task 5: Assist with launch, selection, negotiations and signing of the PMMR contract Task 6: Support the City in the execution and monitoring of the PMMR contract. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in the first quarter of 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 14 months. The first four months are assigned to carry out tasks 1 to 4, and an additional four months to complete all of Task 5. The remaining 5 months will be allocated to the supervision of the contracts. The contract may be extended subject to assignment needs, excellent performance of the Consultant and availability of funding. Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with experience in: a) structuring, implementing and monitoring urban transport projects (concessions, Design Build Operate Maintain (DBOM), Output and Performance Based Road Contracts (OPRC), PMMR, or similar), including specific experience in urban road management and performance-based contracting (OPRC or PMMR), preferably within the last 7 years ; b) structuring, implementing and monitoring road management contracts (concessions, DBOM, OPRC, PMMR, or similar) internationally and in Bulgaria. It is expected that the Assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified Project Manager, accompanied by both key and supporting experts. The Consultant’s team of experts is expected to include at least the following positions: (i) Project Manager with experience in performance-based contracting and preferably 2 or more successfully completed similar assignments in the road management sector (i.e. PMMR-type projects) in the past 7 years. (ii) Civil/Road Engineer with experience in performance-based contracting; (iiii) Road Contracting/Procurement Expert with preferably 2 or more successfully completed similar assignments in the road management sector (i.e. PMMR-type projects) in the past 7 years; and (iii) Legal expert experienced in working with and knowledgeable in Bulgarian law; (iv) Economist with experience in public finance. English will be required for all key experts. Fluency in Bulgarian and previous professional experience in the country would be an advantage. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected, the information submitted should include the following: (a) brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; (b) details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous seven years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; (c) CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. (d) Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 15 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and contact sheet). One original and 2 copies of the expression of interest, in English and Bulgarian, shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked "EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Plovdiv Roads Project - Performance Based Management and Maintenance of Roads (PMMR) Support for Tender and Implementation", to reach Client not later than 24 November 2014 at 10:00 (Bulgarian time). The expression of interest shall also be sent electronically to the Client by the same due date. Electronic copies (preferably in pdf) should also be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date by email. Important Notes: 1. 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. 2. Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are: Firm's experience in structuring, implementing and monitoring urban transport projects (concessions, DBOM, OPRC, PMMR, or similar), including specific experience in urban road management and performance-based contracting (OPRC or PMMR), preferably within the last 7 years - 30% Firm's experience in structuring, implementing and monitoring road management contracts ( concessions, DBOM, OPRC, PMMR, or similar) internationally and in Bulgaria - 20% CVs of key experts with relevant experience as per above and with fluency in Bulgarian and previous professional experience in the country would be an advantage - 50%

Reactive Power Compensation and Lighting Upgrade

 | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline May 8, 2015
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Reactive power compensation and industrial lighting at Mines Maritza East This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on www.ebrd.com, Procurement Notices, Ref. № 7733-GPN-17149, “Energy Efficiency Rehabilitation at the Maritza East Mines”, on 12th November, 2014. “Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD (Maritza East Mines, the Employer) intends applying the proceeds of a grant, provided by the “Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund” (the “Fund” or the “KIDS Fund”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and of its own financial resources towards the cost of design, supply and installation of plant and equipment for reactive power compensation of the heavy industrial mining equipment at Mines Maritza East EAD, Bulgaria and rehabilitation (design, supply and installation) of industrial lighting through replacement with LED floodlights at Mines Maritza East EAD, Bulgaria. The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors (firms or joint ventures or consortia) for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant: Lot A: Design, supply and installation of plant and equipment for reactive power compensation of the heavy industrial mining equipment at Mines Maritza East EAD, Bulgaria and Lot B: Rehabilitation (design, supply and installation) of industrial lighting through replacement with LED floodlights at Mines Maritza East EAD, Bulgaria Scope and content: Lot A: Reactive power compensation (increasing cos φ over 0,9 without overcompensating) of the following mining equipment: 148 off drive stations; 10 off bucket wheel excavators; 10 off belt spreaders; 8 off mobile transfer conveyors; 4 off bucket chain excavators of Rs 710 type. Lot B: Industrial lighting with total installed output of 1200 КW shall be replaced with energy efficient LED floodlights at the following mining plant and equipment of MME: 157 off drive stations; 27 off bucket wheel excavators; 12 off belt spreaders; 9 off mobile transfer conveyors; 6 off bucket chain excavators of Rs 710 type. Tenders are invited for Lot A and/or Lot B and/or Lots A+ B of the project. Procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to Tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 February 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country. Tender documents, including Lot A and Lot B, may be obtained from the office address of “Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD as stated below, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of €200.00 (Two hundred EURO) or equivalent in Bulgarian Leva (BGN), payable in cash at “Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD or by bank transfer to the following bank account: Payments in EURO: CIBANK JSC / ТБ „СИ БАНК’’ АД BIC: BUIBBGSF IBAN: BG90 BUIB 7900 1423 6372 00 Payments in Bulgarian LEVA (BGN): First Investment Bank / Първа Инвестиционна Банка BIC: FINVBGSF IBAN: BG10 FINV 9150 10BG N05J 05 If requested, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. All tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of EURO 50,000 (fifty thousand Euro) for Lot A and 50,000 (fifty thousand Euro) for Lot B. Tenders must be delivered to the address indicated in the Tender Data on or before 14:00 hours local time, on 8 May, 2015, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those Tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend. Tenders which are received later will be rejected and returned unopened. Prospective Tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at the following office: Mr. Andon Andonov Executive Director “Mini Maritza Iztok” EAD 6260 Radnevo 13 Georgy Dimitrov Street Stara Zagora distr. Bulgaria Fax : + 359 417 82 417 Email: mmi-ead@marica-iztok.com

Rehabilitation of Belmeken – Sestrimo - Chaira

 | Published May 29, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2016
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This General Procurement Notice is an update and extension of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 29 May 2014 (7352-GPN-17149).
 
NATSIONALNA ELEKTRICHESKA KOMPANIA EAD (“NEK EAD” or the “Employer”) intends using the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD” or the “Bank”) under Grant Agreement No. 049A and its own financial sources towards the cost of the Project for rehabilitation of hydropower system capacities, consisting of two Sub-Projects - “Rehabilitation of Belmeken – Sestrimo - Chaira Hydro Complex” and “Rehabilitation of Vacha-1 Hydro Power Plant (HPP) 110 kV switchyard and other HPP systems of integrated control”.
 
The overall budget of the Project is EUR 37 million. 70% will be financed by KIDSF and 30% by NEK EAD.
 
The Project will require the procurement of the following activities:
1. Rehabilitation of Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant (PSHPP)
  • design, supply, installation and commissioning of new control system, excitation systems, turbine governors, relay protections, turbine equipment, vibration measuring systems and 19 kV switchgears for Chaira PSHPP Units 1 - 4;
  • training.
2. Rehabilitation of Belmeken PSHPP, Sestrimo HPP and Momina Klisura HPP
Design, supply, installation and commissioning of new:
  • turbine governor systems, oil systems and spherical valves for Units 1 - 5 in Belmeken PSHPP, Units 1 - 2 in Sestrimo HPP and Units 1 - 2 in Momina Klisura HPP;
  • work stations and upgrade of the control systems;
  • turbine of Unit 2 in Momina Klisura HPP;
  • training.
3. Rehabilitation of Vacha-1 HPP 110kV switchyard and other HPP systems of   integrated control
Design, supply, installation and commissioning of new:
  • 110 кV high voltage equipment: disconnectors, circuit breakers, surge arresters, power lines protections for Vacha -1 HPP switchyard;
  • telecommunication equipment, electric metering equipment;
  • control system, excitation systems, turbine governors, relay protections, turbines equipment  for Vacha-1 HPP Units 1-2;
  • civil works, transportation and waste disposal;
  • training.
The procurement is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015.
The contracts implementation period is expected to be approximately 50 calendar months, followed by a Defects Notification Period.
Procurement of the activities No 2 and 3 mentioned above will be carried out in accordance with EBRD PP&R with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF Rules and will be open to Tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 May 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and countries of EBRD operation. All goods and services must also originate from an eligible country.
“Rehabilitation of Chaira PSHPP” procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD PP&R and will be open to firms from any country.
The proceeds of the Grant 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 or under a law or official regulation of the purchaser's country.
Interested parties should contact:
Rady Stoyanov
Project Management Department
NATSIONALNA ELEKTRICHESKA KOMPANIA EAD
5, Veslets str.
1040 Sofia
BULGARIA
Fax: +359 2 988 13 74
 

Independent Construction Supervision of the Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility construction (R-Project 9)

 | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 19, 2015
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The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 9th August 2014. Background The Bulgarian State Enterprise “Radioactive Waste” (SERAW) intends to award contract through open tender procedures for construction of a National Disposal Facility (NDF) for short-lived low and intermediate level radioactive wastes, category 2a according to Bulgarian Regulation for Safe Management of Radioactive Waste promulgated in SG 76 of 30.08.2013.The facility shall be constructed on the Radiana site, located close to Kozloduy NPP, north-west Bulgaria. SERAW has already developed a Detailed Spatial Plan, Technical Design, and initiated the Radiana site infrastructure preparation to enable and facilitate the construction of the repository. The scope of construction of Phase 1 of the NDF will involve the detailed design and construction of fully functional disposal facility, including disposal cells, their associated railed enclosures and drainage systems, waste package receipt facility, ancillary management facilities, access roads and services infrastructure and will include large soil excavation volumes of approximately 1 000 000 m3, large volume of reinforced concrete works of approximately 40 000 m3, preparation of loess-cement foundations of approximately 100 000 m3, procurement, delivery installation of large steel structures (mobile roofs), lifting equipment (cranes with capacity 40 t) and similar activities. Assignment description SERAW wants to engage Consultant to provide Services of Independent Construction Supervisor for the NDF construction works on Radiana site as required by the Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act for first category of construction. The Consultant’s scope of services will include as a minimum the following tasks: Supervision of NDF construction works in full compliance with legal requirements valid in Bulgaria which include the following: Day-to-day monitoring to ensure compliance with relevant legislative and technical requirements and compliance with the approved design; Preparation and signing of necessary acts and protocols required during construction; Collection and storage of appropriate construction documentation – acts, protocols, testing and measurement results, conformity declarations, materials certificates etc.; Supervision of the quantities, quality and compliance of construction and installation works and materials used in the construction with approved design and technical specifications; Preparation of technical passport of the construction and final report for establishment the suitability of the construction for subsequent usage, organization and participation in the State Acceptance Commission. Monitoring, coordination and supervision of implementation of necessary measures required by Bulgarian Ordinance No. 2 dated 22 March 2004 on the Minimum Requirements for Healthy and Safe Work Conditions during the Execution of Construction and Installation Works; Review the Contractor’s detail design and as-built documentation in order to assess and verify the compliance with Detailed Spatial Plan, Technical Design and with relevant Bulgarian and European Union requirements; countersign (stamp) detailed design and as-built documentation. Assist SERAW in coordination of permits, approvals, acceptance and certificates obtaining procedures, including but not limited to organising the approval of the detailed design and as-built documentation by the relevant authorities, utilities and other stakeholders, preparation of the applications, conformity assessment reports, agreements with the relevant utilities and authorities and in coordination of NDF construction with relevant authorities and stakeholders. The Consultant shall cover all aspects of the anticipated construction works including but not limited to: Excavation works, Stability of slopes, Temporary storage for humic substance (“top-soil”) and stockpile for excess soil, Vertical planning and geodetic issues, Massive loess-cement foundation, Engineering (Technology), Lifting and handling equipment, Architecture, Building structures, Power supply and electric systems, Monitoring and Control systems, Radiation protection and radiation monitoring, Water supply and sewerage, Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, Energy efficiency, Fire Protection, Physical Protection, Transportation roads/internal plant access roads, sites and parking areas, Health and safety and scheduling. Status of the Selection Process: Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is anticipated to start in December 2015 and is expected to last about 60 (sixty) months to cover the period of NDF construction. Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 5,000,000 (Five Million Euros) (Exclusive VAT) available for the assignment and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria). Funding source: The contract will be financed by a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF). Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules, with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined in KIDSF Rules and will be open to Consultants form eligible countries as of 1 January 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD’s countries of operation. Consultant Profile The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid license/licenses for each member of the consortium for independent construction supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act. The Consultant shall have relevant experience in all areas needed for performance of the Independent Supervision as described above in assignment description and which must be demonstrated through the following projects: Supervision of design and construction works of construction category 1, letter “d” as per article 2, paragraph 4, point 1, letter “h” of Bulgarian Regulation No1 of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for classification of constructions; Independent Supervision of large and complex investment projects similar to scope expected for NDF; Independent Supervision of design and construction works and/or engineering design studies and construction of radioactive waste management facilities; Independent Supervision of construction works and/or construction works of large scale excavations and large volumes of concrete similar to those expected for NDF; Independent Supervision of design and construction works and/or engineering design studies and construction in loess formation; Independent Supervision equipment installation, testing and commissioning and similar activities for projects with the high quality requirements similar to nuclear installation; Assessment of conformity with detailed spatial plan and/or development of detailed spatial plan. Consultants (including members of the Joint Venture Partnership) and sub-consultants of the Consultants currently engaged with the designer hired by SERAW to develop the National Disposal Facility Design will not be eligible to participate in the selection process. Submission requirements: In order to determine the capabilities, experience and expertise of consultants seeking to be shortlisted in accordance with the requirements above, the information submitted shall include the following: Cover letter including full contact details, including address of the company submitting the expression of interest, phone and fax numbers, email address of contact person; Company profile, organisation structure and staffing, registry documents demonstrating continuity of ownership, history of litigation for the previous five years; Financial data and records. Audited summary balance sheets and profit and loss statements or similar statements if profit and loss statements not available, demonstrating turnover for the last 5 (five) years; Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments undertaken in the last 10 (ten) years filled in as required in the template. CVs of key personnel and experts who could carry out the assignment detailing qualifications and experience in similar assignments, corresponding to the profile, in the previous 10 years Firm’s management system certificates – ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and other relevant certificates related to project scope and objectives. Completed Contact Sheet and Consultant Declaration using the template. The above information should not exceed 50 pages including financial data and excluding CVs. One (1) original and four (4) numbered copies of the above information in English language shall be submitted to SERAW in an envelope marked “Independent Supervision of the Construction of Phase 1 of the National Disposal Facility (R-Project 9)”, to reach the SERAW not later than 19 March 2015, 12:00 (noon) local Bulgarian time. The address of the SERAW is: State Enterprise Radioactive Waste Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Site, SERAW Office “Protocol” Premises 3321 Kozloduy Bulgaria Attention: Head of D-R PMU Office tel.: +359 973 7 6422 Fax.: +359 973 7 4508 E-mail: DR-PMU@dprao.bg

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 | Published August 18, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 

Supervision of Works

 

The Invitation for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice No. 7809-GPN-44851 for this project which was updated in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD’s web-site on February 9, 2015 and in the Supplement to the Official Journal of European Union (OJ/S).

 

The City of Plovdiv intends using the proceeds of the loan towards the cost of Plovdiv Roads Rehabilitation Project

 

The Project ds consist in the following:

  1. Road Rehabilitation and Construction Works comprising rehabilitation/upgrading works of three city boulevards with a total length around of 5 km:
  • Major repair and widening of Komatevsko shosse Blvd. – Stage I;
  • Reconstruction of Shesti Septemvri Blvd.;
  • Major repair of Ruski Blvd.;
  1.  and new construction for the extension of a fourth boulevard over 2.2 km:
  • Reconstruction of Severen Blvd. – Stage I;

 

The works will comprise rehabilitation / construction of road system (including carriageway, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, parking places, etc.), rehabilitation / extension of water and sewerage networks, rehabilitation / extension of public lighting in accordance with the existing detailed design, including Specifications, Drawings and Bill of Quantities.  All the works are intended to be performed under a single works contract based on FIDIC RED Conditions of Contract for Construction, June 2010.

 

The main objective of the assignment is the supervision of works to be executed under the Project.  

 

The Consultant will be required to undertake the role of the “Engineer” as defined in the FIDIC RED Conditions of Contract as well as to ensure the Independent Construction Supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.

 

The Services  shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) establishment of systems of managerial control for works contract, (b) the Engineer’s administration of Contract, (c) control over estimated works quantities and contract outcome costs, in monitoring the progress of the Works  and technical records; (d) control and acceptance of contractor’s interim and final payment certificates; (e) the acceptance and/or approval of Contractors’ key staff, insurances, guarantees, licenses, programs, method statements, traffic management plans, safety measures,  suppliers and materials for incorporation in the works, the quality assurance and control plans, laboratory provisions and execution of the testing program, subcontractors, plant, equipment and environmental protection; (f) direct supervision of the works and monitoring of progress; (g) the preparation of progress, technical and contractual reports, (h) execution of the  control tests of all materials intended for incorporation into permanent works and the all executed works, (i) assisting the Municipality in the reporting (technical, financial, environmental, i.e.) to EBRD on administration  of  works contract and other Health and Safety matters .

 

The assignment is expected to start in November 2015 and last about of 60 months (including 24 months for the defect notification period).

 

The contract will be financed 50% from EBRD loan and 50%by the City of Plovdiv (50%) and consulting firms from any countries are eligible for shortlisting and selection.

In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2 - 4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

 

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet).

In order to successfully implement the assignment, it is envisaged that the consultant’s team will consist of the following experts:

  • 1 (one) Team Leader / Resident Engineer - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 10 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Team Leader/ Resident Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Quantities Surveyor - Civil Engineering Degree; minimum 7 years of experience under similar assignments; minimum 1 assignment as Quantities Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) Road Inspector - Authorized in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Water and Wastewater Inspector - Authorized in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments;
  • 1 (one) Electrical Works Inspector - Authorized in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act; minimum 5 years of experience under similar assignments.

It is recommended that the Consultant’s experts to have good knowledge of FIDIC Conditions of Contract – Red Book / IFI Conditions of Contract and fluency in English and Bulgarian.

 

Also, the Consultant shall envisage the group of following technical support staff:

  • 1 (one) Surveyor;
  • 1 (one) Traffic Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Health & Safety Expert;
  • 1 (one) Quality Assurance Engineer;
  • 1 (one) Financial Expert;
  • Short-term experts;
  • Administrative Staff;

 

Consultant's Profile:

The Consultant should be a firm or a consortium of firms with valid license for at least one member of the consortium for independent construction supervision in accordance with Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act.

 

The Consultant shall simultaneously comply with the following minim requirements:

  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to the supervision of works for construction/ rehabilitation/ modernization of urban roads in the last 3 (three) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract related to the supervision of works for putting in place/ replacing/ modernization of public utilities (water/wastewater & lighting) in the last 3 (three) years;
  • The Consultant shall have experience in minimum 1 (one) contract demonstrating knowledge of the local building regulations . 

 

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English via email (pdf) to the Client's contact person, to reach the Client not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The Client reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if any limitation on the permissible file size is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files. In case of discrepancy, the English language version of the documentation, will prevail.

 

Evaluation criteria of EOIs:

1) Company Profile - 10%, out of which (a) years of experience in the filed - 5% and (b) backstopping  capacity (number of qualified permanent staff, presence of  local office in the country, availability to qualified experts, etc)  - 5%;

2) Experience - 50%, out of which (a) experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban roads - 25%; (b)  and (2) experience of the Consultant under similar assignments related to urban utilities networks - 15% and (c)  experience of the Consultant  in the region - 10%;

3) Access to qualified experts:  - 40%,

 

To demonstrate access to qualified experts the Consultants shall provide at least once CV for each position required for the implementation of the contract, as indicated above.

Procurement procedure: Procurement of the consultancy services will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the EBRD’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) dated October, 2014.

 

One shortlist of qualified firms will be prepared on the response to this invitation, after which short-listed firms will be invited to submit their proposals.

 

If the Consultant has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in any of the Prohibited Practices as defined in the EBRD PP&R, 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 any of the Prohibited Practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

 

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time).

Contact name         Mr. Dimitar Katsarski

Client                       Municipality of Plovdiv

Address                  1 “Tsentralen” Square, 4000 Plovdiv, Floor X, Office 1
Email                       caldis@abv.bg
Tel:                          +359 (0) 32 656 456

Fax:                         +359 (0) 32 656 412

The Supply and Installation of a Radiation Monitoring System at the Plasma Melting Facility

 | Published May 9, 2016  -  Deadline June 21, 2016
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THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF A RADIATION MONITORING SYSTEM AT THE PLASMA MELTING FACILITY

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (http://www.ebrd.com/) on 20th January 2016 and in the Bulgarian newspaper “Trud” on 20th January 2016.

State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the Supply and Installation of a Radiation Monitoring System at the Plasma Melting Facility. The project is being managed by Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU) and all questions regarding this Tender should be directed to the Head of D-R PMU as noted below.

The Purchaser now invites sealed tenders from Suppliers for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the Grant:

  • Supply of Radiation Monitoring Instrumentation;
  • Supply of Information Systems Units;
  • Supply of Electrical Equipment, Mechanical Equipment and Materials;
  • Related Services: Installation, Calibration, Testing and Commissioning.

Procurement will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules. The contract to be financed with the proceeds of KIDSF Grant will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, Tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  1. Eligibility requirements – as described above;
  2. Historical contract performance - non-performance of a contract and/or litigation awards against the Supplier did not occur within the last 5 (five) years;
  3. Financial situation – Average annual turnover as a Supplier (defined as billing for Goods and Services delivered and under delivery) over the last 5 (five) years of €1,000,000 (One million Euros) or equivalent;
  4. Experience as a Supplier, in at least 2 (two) contracts within the last 5 (five) years, that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Goods and Related Services. The similarity shall be based on the physical size, complexity or other characteristics.

The proceeds of the Grant will 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.

Tender Documents may be obtained at the Purchaser's Mailing address listed below, upon submission of a written formal demand and a copy of payment of a non-refundable fee of €100.00 (One Hundred Euros) in cash or by bank transfer to the following bank account:

UNICREDIT BULBANK AD

7 Sveta Nedelya Sq.

1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

BG 39 UNCR 96601003496600

BIC: UNCRBGSF

Recipient: DP RAO

Bank commissions and fees shall be to the expense of the tenderer. The Tender Documents will be dispatched promptly by e-mail and by courier at the first opportunity, following confirmation of receipt of the fee by the Purchaser, but no liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copies shall prevail.

The tenderer’s formal request for the Tender Documents shall include details of the postal address and email address of where the Tender Documents are to be sent and a contact name, telephone and fax numbers, email address for future correspondence, invoice details and VAT number of the Tenderer.

All Tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of €10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Euros).

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 14.00 hrs. (local Bulgarian time) on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, at which time they will be opened in the presence of the tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend. Tenders delivered after this deadline will be rejected and returned unopened.

Prospective Tenderers may obtain further information from the following office:

State Enterprise Radioactive Waste
Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU)
Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant site, SERAW Office “Protocol” DPRAO
3321 Kozloduy
Bulgaria
Attention: Head of D-R PMU
Office tel.: + 359 973 7 6422
Fax: + 359 973 7 4508
E-mail: DR-PMU@dprao.bg

 

A register of potential Tenderers who have purchased the Tender Documents may be inspected at the Purchaser's mailing address. 

This notice refers to goods, works or consultancy services to be procured though open and competitive tendering for projects/contracts funded through funds which are administered by the EBRD. Potential tenderers desiring additional information on the procurement in question or the project/contract in general should contact the Project Management Unit and not the EBRD.

Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System Installation Works for Preinsulated Pipes and Elements II

 | Published March 7, 2016  -  Deadline April 21, 2016
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This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 19 January 2016.

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD (the "Employer") has received a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "Bank") towards the cost of Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System. The Employer intends using part of the proceeds of grant funds and Employer’s own funds towards the cost of Installation works for Preinsulated Pipes and Elements II

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contracts to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant. The scope of installation works is divided into separate Lots as follows:



- Lot 1 – refers to 6 sites with total length of 2279 m located in DHR "Sofia";
- Lot 2 – refers to 5 sites with total length of 1691 m located in DHR "Sofia";
- Lot 3 – refers to 3 sites with total length of 2462 m located in DHR "Sofia";
- Lot 4 – refers to 6 sites with total length of 2202 m located in DHR “"Sofia";
- Lot 5 – refers to 2 sites with total length of 3119 m located in DHR "Sofia";
- Lot 6 – refers to 3 sites with total length of 1502 m located in DHR "Sofia";
- Lot 7 – refers to 2 sites with total length of 2565 m located in DHR "Zemliane";
- Lot 8 – refers to 6 sites with total length of 2296 m located in DHR "Liulin";
- Lot 9 – refers to 3 sites with total length of 2071 m located in DHR "Liulin";
- Lot 10 – refers to 2 sites with total length of 1085 m located in "Liulin".

 

The Tenderers are invited to submit their proposals for one or more Lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than one Lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders. The Purchaser will place one contract with successful Tenderers, including one or more Lots.

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF grant will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities and 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 or under a law of official regulation of the Employer’s country.
To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the minimum qualification criteria set forth in Section III of the Tender Documents.

Tender Documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EUR 200 (VAT excluded)

* by bank transfer to the following bank account:
MUNICIPAL BANK PLC
FINANCIAL CENTRE SOFIA KRASNO SELO
1680 SOFIA
54, Cotse Delchev Blv.

IBAN: BG57SOMB91301411253301
BIC: SOMBBGSF
 
or
* in cash in its equivalent in BGN at the pay office of Toplofikacia Sofia EAD.


If requested and upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

The Employer will organize a pre-tender meeting on 21 March, 2016 and encourages all prospective tenderers to take part in it. During the meeting the Project Manager will familiarise the representatives of the Tenders with the details of the technical requirements and tender procedure.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security in EUR or its equivalent in a convertible currency for the respective Lot:

EUR  30,000 - for Lot 1  EUR   6,500   - for Lot 6 
EUR  17,000  - for Lot 2  EUR 10,500   - for Lot 7 
EUR  10,000  - for Lot 3  EUR   8,300   - for Lot 8 
EUR  10,000  - for Lot 4  EUR   8,000   - for Lot 9 
EUR  15,000 - for Lot 5  EUR  14,000  - for Lot 1
 

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 21 April, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (local time). Tenders will be opened on the same day at 2:00 p.m. (local time), in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

A register of potential tenderers who have purchased the tender documents may be inspected at the address below.

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:


Nikolay Kolev
Toplofikacia Sofia EAD
23 Jastrebetz str.
Room 223
Tel: +359 2 8598025
Fax: +359 2 8599124
e-mail: n.kolev@toplo.bg

Rehabilitation of Belmeken – Sestrimo – Chaira Hydro Complex and Rehabilitation of Vacha-1 Hpp 110kv Switchyard and Hpp Systems of Integrated Control

 | Published January 15, 2016  -  Deadline January 16, 2017
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This General Procurement Notice is an update and extension of the General Procurement Notice published on EBRD web site on 29 May 2015 (7911-GPN-17149).

NATSIONALNA ELEKTRICHESKA KOMPANIA EAD ("NEK EAD" or the "Employer") intends using the proceeds of the grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the "KIDSF"), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") under Grant Agreement No 049A and its own financial sources towards the cost of the Project for Rehabilitation of Belmeken - Sestrimo - Chaira Hydro Complex and Rehabilitation of Vacha-1 Hydro Power Plant (HPP) 110 kV switchyard and other HPP systems of integrated control.

The overall budget of the Project is EUR 37 million. 70% will be financed by KIDSF and 30% by NEK EAD.

The Project will require procurement of activities such as design, manufacture, delivery, installation, supervision, setting, testing and commissioning of different equipment and systems for the following Hydro Power Plants, as described below:

  • Chaira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant:

Plant control and monitoring system, relay protections, unit excitation system, vibration monitoring and analyses system of the units, generator/motor 19 kV switchgears and nodal 19 kV switchgears for control and protection of the units, service water feeding pumps, electric energy metering systems, ventilation systems, common auxiliary equipment and materials.

  • Belmeken Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant:

Local automation equipment and oil pressure systems for control of spherical valves and bypass valves, new local automation equipment and oil pressure systems for control of mechanical brakes, new nozzles, needles and hydraulic cylinders of the deflectors, new local automation equipment and oil pressure system for control of the gear-type couplings, new speed governors and work stations and upgrade of the control systems.

  • Sestrimo Hydro Power Plant:

Nozzles, needles and hydraulic cylinders for the deflectors, new hydraulic cylinders for driving of the spherical valves and their auxiliary valves, new local automation equipment and oil pressure systems for control of the spherical valves, their valves and mechanical brakes, vibration monitoring and analysis system, new speed governors and work stations and upgrade of the control systems.

  • Momina Klisura Hydro Power Plant:

Spherical valve, new local automation equipment and oil pressure systems for control of the spherical valves, new turbine for Unit 2, new speed governors and work stations and upgrade of the control systems.

  • Vacha-1 Hydro Power Plant:

New 110 kV high voltage equipment: disconnectors, circuit breakers, surge arresters, power lines protections for Vacha -1 HPP switchyard; telecommunication equipment, electric metering equipment; control system, excitation systems, turbine governors, relay protections, turbines equipment for Vacha-1 HPP Units 1-2.
 

Procurement is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country.

The proceeds of the Grant 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 or under a law or official regulation of the purchaser's country.


Interested parties should contact:

Rady Stoyanov
Project Management Department
NATSIONALNA ELEKTRICHESKA KOMPANIA EAD
5, Veslets str.
1040 Sofia
BULGARIA
Fax: +359 2 980 32 98
E-mail: nekga049@nek.bg

 

Reconstruction and Modernization of Boiler Units EK220 t/h No.7 and No.8 at TPP Sofia

 | Published December 16, 2015  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com ) on 3 December 2015.

 

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD, the Employer, intends using grant funds from Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) and own funds towards the cost of the Project: Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be implemented under the Project:

           Reconstruction and modernization of boiler units EK220 t/h No.7 and No.8 at TPP Sofia including the following for each boiler: preparation of technical design, detailed technical design and detailed supply specifications, as well as supply of Plant and Equipment and Installation Services, testing, commissioning and training.

To be qualified for the award of contract, tenderers must satisfy the qualification requirements set forth in the Tender Documents.

 

Procurement for the contract to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF grant and Employer’s own funds will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and is open to firms from the following eligible countries as of 1 December 2015: the EU member states, Switzerland and the EBRD countries of operation.  All Plant and Equipment, components and design and installation services shall be respectively produced in or supplied from an eligible country.

 

Tender documents may be obtained from the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EUR 200 (VAT excluded):

  • by bank transfer to the following bank account:

MUNICIPAL BANK PLC

FINANCIAL CENTRE SOFIA KRASNO SELO

1680 SOFIA

54, Gotse Delchev Blv.

 

IBAN: BG57SOMB91301411253301

BIC: SOMBBGSF

or

  • in cash in its equivalent in BGN at the pay office of Toplofikacia Sofia EAD.

 

Upon request, the documents will be promptly despatched by courier, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery. If requested the documents can also be dispatched electronically after the presentation by the prospective tenderer of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.

 

 

A two stage tender procedure will be adopted and will proceed as follows:

 

(a)     the First Stage tender will consist of a technical proposal only, without any reference to prices, and a list of any deviations to the technical and commercial conditions set forth in the tender documents, and a justification therefor, provided always that such deviations do not change the basic objectives of the project.  Following evaluation by the Employer of the First Stage tenders, the Employer will invite each tenderer who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender to a clarification meeting.  The proposals of all such tenderers will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a Memorandum.  Only qualified tenderers submitting a technically responsive and acceptable First Stage tender will be invited to submit a Second Stage tender.

 

(b)     the Second Stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Employer as recorded in the Memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the tender documents issued subsequent to submission of the First Stage tender; and the commercial tender.

 

First Stage tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 15 April, 2016 at 14:00 p.m. (local time) at which time they will be opened in the presence of the tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend.

 

All Second Stage tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of EUR 270,000 (two hundred and seventy thousand euro) or its equivalent in a convertible currency, and must be delivered to the address below on or before the time and date of the submission deadline specified in the Letter of Invitation to submit Second Stage tenders, at which time they will be opened in the presence of the tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend.

 

Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

 

Mr. Vassil Petrov

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD

Room 218

23, Jastrebetz Str.

1680 Sofia Bulgaria

Tel.: +359 2 903 3118

Fax: +359 2 859 9124

e-mail: v.petrov@toplo.bg