Rehabilitation of Culverts & Bridges
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 19.12.2006, 25.02.2008, 14.05.2009, 18.11.2013 and 02.02.02015 and in ‘Pobjeda’, Montenegrin newspaper.
Railways of Montenegro for Infrastructure ‘Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD (ZICG)”, 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 a project to undertake emergency rehabilitation of culverts and bridges.
The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:
The works on the Vrbnica –Bar line for culverts & bridges rehabilitation on eight following locations:
Location 1: AB Bridge (Km 324+491.28)
Location 2: Culvert (Km 331+026)
Location 3: Culvert (Km 333+593)
Location 4: Viaduct (Km 335+193.68)
Location 5: Culvert (Km 341+034)
Location 6: AB Bridge (Km 412+065.65)
Location 7: Culvert (Km 449+832)
Location 8: AB Bridge (Km 452+258.80)
Completion time for all works under the contract is 12 months.
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 requirements regarding experience, personnel, equipment, financial position and litigation history, specified in the tender documents and summarised below:
1. General Experience
(a) an average annual turnover (defined as annual earnings, expressed in its EURO equivalent) as a contractor over the last five (5) years shall be not less than EUR One million two hundred thousand (1,2 million) equivalent.
(b) successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least three projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last five (5) years; each with a minimum value of at least EUR five hundred thousand (0.5 million) equivalent; with specific experience in:
Preparation and setting of concrete 100 m3
Installation of reinforcement 10000 kg
Repairs to the concrete walls 100 m2, put in place in one year.
The Tenderer shall provide suitably qualified personnel as detailed in the tender documents.
The Tenderer shall own, or have assured access to (through hire, lease, purchase agreement, availability of manufacturing equipment, or other means) of the key items of equipment as detailed in the tender documents.
The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it 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 3 months, estimated as not less than EURO 200,000, taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts.
The audited balance sheets for the last five (5) years shall be submitted and must demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer's financial position, showing long-term profitability. Where necessary, the Employer will make inquiries with the Tenderer's bankers.
The Tenderer shall provide accurate information on any current or past litigation or arbitration resulting from contracts completed or under execution by him over the last five years. A consistent history of awards against the Tenderer or any partner of a joint venture may result in failure of the application.
JVCA (Joint Venture, Consortium or Association) must satisfy collectively the above criteria, for which purpose the relevant figures for each of the partners shall be added to arrive at the joint venture's total capacity. At the same time, each partner shall meet not less than thirty (30) percent of the criteria for annual turnover and financial resources, while the lead partner shall meet not less than seventy (70) per cent of those.
Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Euro 200 or equivalent in a convertible currency; and, should be paid to ‘Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD’ account number (IBAN) ME25510000000002214647 (Party identifier) 400876851700 EUR, SWIFT code CKBCMEPG, Intermediary bank: Commerzbank AG Frankfurt/Main, Swift address: COBADEFF for bidders from abroad or account number 510-22146-47 for bidders from Montenegro, accounts at ‘Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka AD, Podgorica’
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 Euro 10,000 or its equivalent in a convertible currency.
Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 24 April 2017 at 12:00 hrs (Podgorica, local time), at 12:30 hrs p.m. 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:
Ms. Lucija Filipović
Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD (ZICG)
Trg Golootočkih žrtava 13
81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Tel: +382 20 441 240
Fax: +382 20 441 240