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AF: Irrigation Restoration &Development - P122235

Ministry of Energy & Water | Published January 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 29, 2016
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Supply & Installation Of Bank Operated Cableways At 30 Gauging Stations Section I. Invitation for Bids Country : AFGHANISTAN Project : Irrigation Restoration and Development Project(IRDP) Description of Goods / Works : Supply & Installation of Bank Operated Cableways at 30 Gauging Stations Credit No. : Grant H-681-AF IFB No : MEW/IRDP/HQ/IFB/G-211                    Date :- 6 - January - 2016 1.         This invitation for bidsfollows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in Development Business on 11th January,2011. 2.         TheIslamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the International Development Association toward the cost of Irrigationrestoration and Development  Project (IRDP), andit intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for Supply & Installation of Bank Operated Cableways at 30 Gauging Stations and Winch-cum-Guard Rooms 3.         TheProject Coordination Unit (PCU), Ministryof Energy & Water (MEW) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan now invites sealed bidsfrom the eligible bidders Supply & Installation of Bank Operated Cablewaysat 30 GaugingStations and Winch-cum-Guard/Winch Rooms in Afghanistan. The contractperiod for Supply, Installation & Commissioning of the Network is 24 months including 6 months as slack period. 4.         Bidding will be conductedthrough the International Competitive Bidding procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits(dated January 2011) and isopen to all biddersfrom eligible source countries as defined in the guidelines. 5.         Interested eligible bidders may obtain furtherinformation from PCU, MEW and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 0900 hrs AFT to 1400 hrs AFT. Acomplete set of bidding documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders free of charge on the submission of anapplication to the address below. Or, the electronic copy of the bidding document (in pdf version) may also be obtained by arequest email to the address given below. 6.  Qualificationrequirements for bidders, including members of joint ventures, subcontractors or vendors are as under: (a)   Financial Capability The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following requirement(s): §  The Minimum required annual turnover in respect of construction of works and supply of goods for thesuccessful bidder in any of the last five (5) years shall be ofUS$ 2.5 million. Inthe case of joint Ventures, the cumulativeturn  over of the membersof joint venture will beconsidered, but each member of joint venture must at least meet 25% of thisrequirement. §  Liquid Assets atleast equal to US$ 0.6 million. (b)   Experience and TechnicalCapacity The Biddershall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that he has successfully supplied, installed and commissioned same or similar size and nature of equipment's suchas erection ofsteel structures with concrete foundation (e.g. steel bridges, gantry, large industrial steel structures etc.) against at least one(01) contract, during last ten years. In the case of joint Venture, any onemembers of the JV, individually or as a member of a joint Venture can meet this requirement. The list of supplied & installed equipment'sshall include: -Name andaddress of Purchaser with email address/phone No -Contract no anddate. -Equipment's/items ordered/supplied &installed with their respective quantities. -Scheduledcompletion date and actual completion date. -Details ofComplaint, if any, received from the purchaser about the performance of the Equipment's/items. All Bids must be accompaniedby a bid security equal to USD35,000 (USD Thirty five  thousand) offered in theform provided in the bidding document, valid for 28 days beyond the validity of the bid. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 10:00 hrs AFT on Date:      29 Feb,2016. 8.       Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose toattend at the address below immediately there after at 10:00 hrs AFT on 9.      29 Feb,2016. Address Director, Project CoordinationUnit (PCU), IRDP Ministry of Energy & Water, Darul Aman Road, Kabul  Afghanistan. Email :- mhamidi@eirp-afg.org/Ahadi.nasir@eirp-afg.org /

DABS Planning And Capacity Support - P131228

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) | Published November 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 15, 2015
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Consulting Services For Designing Of Dabs Training Center REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Client:                Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat(DABS) Country:            Afghanistan Project:               DABS Planning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP) Project ID No.:  P131228 IDA Grant No.: TF 054718 [Afghanistan Reconstruction TrustFund] Assignment:         Consulting Services for Designing of DABS Training Center Reference No. :   DABSPCSP-22-SCC-CF-2A TheDABS, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (the "Recipient") has been allocated grant funds (Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust FundGrant: TF 054718), (the "Grant") from the International Development Association, World Bank (the "Bank") towards the cost of DABSPlanning and Capacity Support Project (DPCSP), executed by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) (the "Client"), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include design, drawing andpreparation of bidding documents for all necessary works for a centralized training facility for DABS of approximate area of about 17000m2 in Kabul. The new building should be safe, reliable, cost effective, energy saving (aiming zeroenergy loss), well ventilated with adequate light, environment friendly, seismic resistant, differently-able peoplefriendly,well-equipped with safety equipment, parking, plumbing, drainage, boundary wall and communication facilities. The TrainingFacility would have the following infrastructure: ·         A centrally air conditioned 150 seat capacity Auditorium with latest Audio/ VideoSystem. ·         A Conference Hall (50 seats) for holding seminars, workshops and conferences. ·         3 Lecture Halls (60 seats, 40 seats and 20seats) for holding regular class roomsessions. ·         Administrative Office. ·         Hostels: Well-furnished Executive Hostel and Trainee Hostel with lodgingand boarding facilities to accommodate about 40 trainees. Separate Girl's hostel with a capacity of 10inmates for female traineesto be also provided. ·         Library: A library is intended to be set up as a part of theTraining Facility with a large collection of books and videos onModern Power Station Technology, various branches of Engineering, ComputerSciences, Industrial Relations, Management, PowerReforms, Regulatoryissues, etc. The library would subscribe to a number of Afghan and foreign technical journals andperiodicals. ·         Laboratories, Workshops and Models including computerlabs: An essential part of the training is to provide practical on-the-job training to the O&M personnel on theoperations and maintenance of the equipment. Thus, the Training center willhave well equipped laboratories and workshops with wideranging facilities for imparting training to Technicians, Operators and Engineers on various aspects of power generation,transmission and distribution. The labs/workshops would include: (i) Maintenance workshops for Valves, Bearings, Shaft alignment,Pumps, Motors etc. (ii) Electrical Labs. with facilities for testing of relays, electrical equipment, insulating oils etc. alongwith repairs., (iii) Control and Instrumentation Lab. with facilities for testing, collaboration and repairs of different types ofprocess control instruments. (iv) Live working models of someof the important mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps,valves, transformers, circuit breakers would be installed in the Labs/Workshops. ·         Sports Facilities: Outdoor sports andgamesfacilities such as Volleyball, Basketball and table tennis will be developed and students/trainees would be encouraged toavail these facilities. The Services are expected to be carried out over a period of 5 (Five)months commencing from March 2016. The draftTerms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained through email from Mr. Wali Oria (email: wali.oria@dabs.af), Project Director or Mr. Safi Rahamatullah (email: rahmatullah.safi@dabs.af), ProjectManager. Further information can be obtained at the address given on next page during office hours [08:00 to 16:00 hours]. The Da AfghanistanBreshna Sherkat (DABS) now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualificationsand relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listingcriteria are: The firms should have been in the business for the last 5years.The firms shall be financially sound with an annual averageturnover of more than US$100,000during last three yearsThe firms should have at least 3 similar contracts experience inplanning and design and with the value of more than US$60,000 each.Availability of skillsamong staff (Design, technical evaluation,and certification staff working within the firm). The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 (Revised July 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. The Guidelines are available at   www.worldbank.org/procure. This will be a Lump Sum contract and theconsultant will be selected in accordance with the SelectionBased on the Consultants' Qualifications (CQS) procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January2011. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. Expressions of interest should beno more than twenty (20) pages inlength and must be delivered in a written form either personally or through any track able courier service on orbefore 15 December, 2015 in a sealed envelope. Please mark theenvelop with the superscription "Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Designing of DABS TrainingCenter" and send to the following address: Mr. Yousuf Anwary Director ? Procurement (Acting) O/o CFO, 1stFloor Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS), H.Q, Chaman-e-Houzouri, Kabul,Afghanistan Telephone: 0752002063 Email:   tenders.dabs@dabs.af and shafiqullah.hanif@dabs.af Note: DABS will not be held responsible for late receipt or non-receipt of any documents sent through Courier or byany other means.

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline April 19, 2016
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Hiring Of Consultant Firm For Mid ?term Evaluation For The National Horticulture And Livestock Project ????????????????????????????? ????? ???????????? ?????????? ??????????? ????????????????????? ??????? ??????????????????? ????????? Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (M&E Component of NHLP) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST For hiring of consultant firm for mid ?termevaluation for the national horticulture and livestock project Publication Date: April.5, 2016 REOI Ref No: MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/REOI. No ? 4409/S.271 Name of Project: National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) Loan No/CreditNo. /Grant No: TF013820 ? Project ID: P143841 Procurement Plan referenceNo. S.271 The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has received Grants No. TF-013820for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) of MAIL, and intends toapply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 1.     1. General Information to the Descriptionof the NationalHorticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) Introduction: The National Horticulture and Livestock Program (NHLP) is a program of the Ministryof Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The program has scheduled to run for 6years in the first instance, from January 2013 to December 2018.The NHLP is a successor and up-scaling program to the Horticultureand Livestock Project (HLP), which was implemented in MAIL from January 2007 to December 2012 with financing from the World Bankand the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF). The HLP developed and piloted a model for agricultural extension, which isthe vehicle of service delivery to farmers in the NHLP. The NHLP is part of MAIL's response to Afghanistan's agriculturaldevelopment strategy, the National Agricultural Development Strategy (NADS) whose objective is: Economic growth and food securitydepend upon natural resource management, increasing agricultural productionand productivity, improved physical infrastructure andmarket development. This is the path to poverty reduction, licit crops and national security. This is the mission of the Ministryof Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. Agricultural Production and Productivity is one of the 4 national priority programsof the NADS. Its objective is "to sustainably increase the production and productivity of Afghanistan's farmers and herders throughthe provision of enhanced inputs, services and research; to move Afghanistan closer to self-sufficiency in basic crops, expandproduction of cash crops (vegetables, horticulture and industrial crops) to meet domestic and export demands, and improve thesupply of animal products for the food and handicrafts industry". The NHLP is MAIL's lead program in the Sub-programs Horticultureand Livestock of the Agricultural Production andProductivity (APP) national priority program. In its approach, the NHLP followsclosely the following guiding principles of the NADS: Demand-driven, diverse and flexible, relevance and impact, efficiency andsustainability require that agricultural development be driven by localconsumer and market demand, adapting to Afghanistan'schanging conditions and agro-ecological, social and cultural diversity. 1.2. NHLP Objective, Components and ResultsFramework ProjectDescription: The projectenvisaged to contribute to the overarching goal of increased productivity and overall production of horticultural products andimproved animal production and health. The technical strategy for achieving this objective is based on the delivery of extensionand investment support through strengthened systems. The NationalHorticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) have three components:(1) Horticultural Production, (2) Animal Production and Health, and (3) Implementation Management and Technical Assistance Support.These activities have been implemented in 103 focus districts spread over 22 target provinces. Project DevelopmentObjective: The overallobjective of the NHLP is "to promote adoption of improved production practices by target farmers, with gradual rolloutof farmer-centric agricultural services systems and investment support".Service delivery centered on farmers willpromote in practice increased participation of beneficiaries both in defining the type of services required and in the deliveryitself.  The project would also promote improvedratio of overall costs reaching beneficiaries as direct investments. The aim is thus to promote sustainability, effectiveness andefficiency. Achieving the objective will result in increased production and productivity of horticulture and livestock of theintervention farmers. NHLPResultsFramework: TheResults Framework (RFW) of the NHLP is following this structure. As per definition of the World Bank, a results framework is anexplicit articulation of the different levels, or chains, of results expected from a particular intervention. Thus, the resultsframework captures the essential elements of the logical and expected cause-effect relationships among inputs, outputs,intermediate resultsor outcomes, and impact. The main focus of the NHLP results frameworkis on outcomes and outputs; project inputsand implementation processes are not emphasized. Resultsare defined through indicators, which are quantifiable - some indicators are qualitative ? and measurable or observable. The NHLP,which is, as mentioned above, classified as an agriculture extension project in its sector codes reports data on the followingindicators: The Ministry ofAgriculture,Irrigation and Livestock, National Horticulture and Livestock Projectnow invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. (A)           The REOI should provide in a sealed envelope. (B)           The short-listing criteria for one contract are as following: 1.)    The consultancy firm itself should have a sound track record of conductingproject evaluations in general, particularly in Agriculture development. Experiences in project appraisal, evaluation and/orM&E are mandatory and should have in the business for the last 5 years. 2.      Available resources to carry outthe assignment with an annualturnover of equal to more than USD 125,000 or its equivalent ie approximately Afg. 8,500,000 any one year during the last fiveyears in the form of Bank statement. 3.     The firm should have at leastone similar contract of equivalent to or more than Afg. 17,000,000 or its equivalent in USD  in the formof Bank statement. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. In addition, please refer to the following specificinformation on conflict of interest related to this assignment: as per paragraph 1.9 of Consultant Guidelines. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancyto enhance their qualifications. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancyto enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultant Qualification Based Selection(CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The Period of assignment is 6 months. TOR for theassignment is available in the following websites.www.mail.gov.af and you may obtain it from the belowmentioned email addresses. For better understanding and explanation MAIL is planning to conduct a pre-REOI meetingon April 13,  2016at 02:00 PM in NHLP/MAIL Meeting Hall, JamalMeena Kabul University Road, Kabul Afghanistan and firms/NGOs must attend the mentioned pre proposal conference at the mentionedtime and date. For receiving soft copy of the REOI and TOR pleasecontact Mr. Nooragha Ahmadi through theaddress below during office hours -08:00 till 16:00 hours. Ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com ,nhlp.procurement@mail.gov.af and usman.safi@mail.gov.af Expressions of interest must be delivered sealed envelope to the address below by (April 19, 2016 at 02:00 Pm Kabul Afghanistan LocalTime) Procurement Section ofNHLP Ministry of Agriculture,Irrigation and Livestock Attn: Mr. Nooragha Ahmadi ActingSenior Procurement Specialist. Jamal Mina Kabul University Road,Kabul, Afghanistan Mob: +93 (0) 202511903 and +93 (0) 202511905

Natl Horticulture & Livestock Project - P143841

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline June 15, 2016
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Any claims by theSupplier for adjustment under this Clause must be asserted within twenty-eight (28) days from the date of the Supplier's receipt ofthe Purchaser's change order. 33.3   Prices to be charged by theSupplier for any Related Services that might be needed but which were not included in the Contract shall be agreed upon in advanceby the parties and shall not exceed the prevailing rates charged to other parties by the Supplier for similarservices. 33.4   Subject to the above, novariation in or modification of theterms of the Contract shall be made except by written amendment signed by theparties. 34. Extensions ofTime 34.1   If at any time duringperformance of the Contract, the Supplier or its subcontractors should encounter conditions impeding timely delivery of the Goodsor completion of Related Services pursuant to GCC Clause 13, the Supplier shall promptly notify the Purchaser in writing of thedelay, its likely duration, and its cause.  Assoon as practicable after receipt of the Supplier's notice, the Purchaser shall evaluate the situation and may at itsdiscretion extend theSupplier's time for performance, in which case the extension shall beratified by the parties by amendment ofthe Contract. 34.2   Except in case of Force Majeure,as provided under GCC Clause 32, a delay by the Supplier in the performance of its Delivery and Completion obligations shall renderthe Supplier liable to the imposition of liquidated damages pursuant to GCC Clause 26, unless an extension of time is agreed upon,pursuant to GCC Sub-Clause 34.1. 35. Termination 35.1   Termination forDefault (a)           The Purchaser, without prejudice to any other remedy for breach ofContract, by written notice of defaultsent to the Supplier, may terminate the Contract in whole or in part:(i)          if the Supplier fails to deliver any or all of the Goodswithin the period specified in the Contract, or within any extension thereof granted by the Purchaser pursuant to GCC Clause 34;(ii)        if the Supplier fails to perform any other obligation underthe Contract;or(iii)      if theSupplier, inthe judgment of the Purchaser has engaged in fraud and corruption, asdefined in GCC Clause 3, in competing for or inexecuting the Contract.(b)          Inthe event the Purchaser terminates the Contract in whole or in part, pursuant to GCC Clause 35.1(a), thePurchaser may procure, upon such terms and in such manner as it deems appropriate, Goods or Related Services similar to thoseundelivered or not performed, and the Supplier shall be liable to the Purchaser for any additional costs for such similar Goods orRelated Services.  However, the Supplier shallcontinue performance of the Contract to the extent not terminated. 35.2   Termination for Insolvency. (a)           The Purchaser may at any time terminate the Contract by giving notice to the Supplier if the Supplier becomesbankrupt or otherwise insolvent.  In suchevent, termination will be without compensation to the Supplier, provided that such termination will not prejudice or affect anyright of action or remedy that has accrued or will accrue thereafter to thePurchaser 35.3   Termination forConvenience. (a)           The Purchaser, by notice sent to the Supplier, may terminate the Contract, in whole or in part, at any time forits convenience.  The notice of terminationshall specify that termination is forthe Purchaser's convenience, the extent to which performance of the Supplier under theContract is terminated, and the date upon which suchtermination becomeseffective.(b)          TheGoods that are complete and ready for shipment within twenty-eight (28) days after the Supplier's receipt ofnotice of termination shall beaccepted by the Purchaser at the Contract terms and prices.  For the remaining Goods, the Purchaser may elect:(i)           to have any portion completed and delivered at the Contractterms and prices; and/or(ii)         to cancel the remainder and pay to theSupplier an agreed amount for partially completed Goods and Related Services and for materials and parts previously procured by theSupplier. 36. Assignment 36.1   Neither the Purchaser nor theSupplier shall assign, in whole or in part, their obligations under this Contract, except with priorwritten consent of the otherparty. 37. ExportRestriction 37.1   Notwithstanding any obligation underthe Contract to complete all export formalities, any export restrictions attributable to the Purchaser, to the country of thePurchaser, or to the use of the products/goods, systemsor services to be supplied, which arise from trade regulations from acountrysupplying those products/goods, systems or services, and which substantially impede the Supplier from meeting its obligationsunderthe Contract, shall release the Supplier from the obligation to provide deliveries or services, always provided, however, thatthe Suppliercan demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Purchaser and of the Bank that it has completed all formalities in a timelymanner, including applying for permits, authorizations and licenses necessary for the export of the products/goods, systems orservices under the terms of the Contract.  Termination of the Contract on this basis shall be for the Purchaser's convenience pursuant to Sub-Clause35.3. APPENDIX TO GENERALCONDITIONS Bank's Policy- Corrupt and FraudulentPractices (text in this Appendix shall not bemodified) Guidelines for Procurement of Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011: "Fraud and Corruption: 1.16  It is the Bank's policy to require thatBorrowers (including beneficiaries of Bank loans),bidders, suppliers, contractors and their agents (whether declared ornot),sub-contractors, sub-consultants, service providers or suppliers, and any personnel thereof, observe the highest standard of ethicsduring the procurement and execution of Bank-financed contracts.[10] In pursuance of this policy, the Bank: (a)     defines, for the purposesof this provision, the terms set forth below as follows: (i)         "corrupt practice" is the offering, giving,receiving, or soliciting, directly or indirectly, of anything of valueto influence improperly the actions of anotherparty;[11]; (ii)        "fraudulent practice" is any act or omission, including amisrepresentation, that knowingly or recklessly misleads, or attempts to mislead, a party to obtain a financial or other benefit orto avoid an obligation;[12] (iii)       "collusive practice" is an arrangement between two or moreparties designed to achieve an improper purpose, including to influence improperly the actions of anotherparty;[13] (iv)       "coercive practice" is impairing or harming, or threatening toimpair or harm, directly or indirectly, any party or the property of the party to influence improperly the actions of aparty;[14] (v)        "obstructive practice" is: (aa)      deliberately destroying, falsifying, altering, or concealing ofevidence material to the investigation or making false statements to investigators in order to materially impede a Bankinvestigation into allegations of a corrupt, fraudulent, coercive or collusive practice; and/or threatening, harassing orintimidating any party to prevent it from disclosing its knowledge of matters relevant to the investigation or from pursuing theinvestigation, or (bb)      acts intended to materiallyimpede the exercise of the Bank's inspection and audit rightsprovided for under paragraph 1.16(e)below. (b)     will reject a proposalfor award if it determines that the bidder recommended for award, or any of its personnel, or its agents, or its sub-consultants,sub-contractors, service providers, suppliers and/or theiremployees, has, directly or indirectly, engaged in corrupt, fraudulent,collusive, coercive, or obstructive practices in competing for the contract inquestion; (c)     will declaremisprocurement and cancel the portion of the loan allocated to a contract if it determines at any time that representatives of theBorrower or of a recipient of any part of the proceeds of the loan engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive, orobstructive practices during the procurement or the implementation of the contract in question, without the Borrower having takentimely and appropriate action satisfactory to the Bank to address such practices when they occur, including by failing to informthe Bank in a timely manner at the time they knew of the practices; (d)    will sanction a firm orindividual, at any time, in accordance with the prevailing Bank's sanctions procedures,[15] including by publicly declaring suchfirm orindividual ineligible, either indefinitely or for a stated period of time: (i) to be awarded a Bank-financed contract; and(ii) to be a nominated[16]; (e)     will require that aclause be included in bidding documents and in contracts financed by a Bank loan, requiring bidders, suppliers and contractors, andtheir sub-contractors, agents, personnel, consultants, service providers, or suppliers, to permit the Bank to inspect all accounts,records, and other documents relating to the submission of bids andcontract performance, and to have them audited by auditorsappointed by the Bank." . Section IX.  Special Conditions ofContract The following Special Conditions ofContract (SCC) shall supplement and / or amend the General Conditions of Contract (GCC). Whenever there is a conflict, the provisions herein shall prevail over those in the GCC. [The Purchaser shall select insert theappropriate wording using the samples below or other acceptable wording, and delete the text initalics] GCC 1.1(i) The Purchaser'scountryis: Islamic Republic ofAfghanistan GCC 1.1(j) The Purchaseris: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation andLivestock Kabul, Afghanistan GCC 1.1 (o) The Project Site(s)/Final Destination(s) are: CIP to Center Region, East Region, WestRegion, South Region and North and East Regions According to following list. Custom clearance and custom payment will beresponsibility of the purchaser: Sr. No Region Wise Delivery of MiniTractors Quantity 1 Center Region (Parwan Warehouse) 80 2 East Region 20 3 West Region 20 4 South Region 10 5 North and North East Regions 70 GCC 4.2 (a) The meaning ofthe trade terms shall be as prescribed by Incoterms. GCC 4.2 (b) The versionedition of Incoterms shall be 2010 GCC 5.1 The languageshall be:  English GCC 8.1 For notices, the Purchaser's address shallbe: Attention:Project Director of NHLP Street Address:Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Jamal Mina Kabul University Road KabulAfghanistan Floor/ Roomnumber: Ever Green (Hamesha Bahar) Building ThirdFloor NHLP MeetingHall City: Kabul Country: Afghanistan Telephone:+ 93 (0) 202511903, 0093(0)202511905] Electronic mailaddress: sankark1950@gmail.com, ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com  or nhlp.procurement@gmail.com GCC 9.1 The governinglaw shallbe the law of: Islamic Republicof Afghanistan GCC 10.2 The rules of procedure for arbitration proceedings pursuant to GCC Clause 10.2 shall be asfollows: [The bidding documents should contain one clause tobe retained in the event of a Contract with a foreign Supplier and one clause to be retained in the event of a Contract with aSupplier who is a national of the Purchaser's country.  At the timeof finalizing the Contract, the respective applicable clause should be retained in the Contract.  The following explanatory note should therefore be inserted as a header to GCC10.2 in the bidding document. "Clause 10.2 (a) shall be retained in the case of aContract with a foreign Supplier and clause 10.2 (b) shall be retained in the case of a Contract with a national of the Purchaser'scountry."] (a)     Contract with foreignSupplier: [For contracts entered into with foreign suppliers, International commercial arbitration mayhave practical advantages over other dispute settlement methods.  The World Bank should not be named as arbitrator, nor should it be asked to name an arbitrator.  Among the rules to govern the arbitration proceedings, thePurchasermay wish to consider the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules of 1976, theRules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), theRules of the London Court of InternationalArbitration or the Rules of Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.] If thePurchaser chooses the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the following sample clause should beinserted: GCC 10.2(a)?Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Contract,or breach, termination or invalidity thereof,shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as at present inforce. If the Purchaser chooses the Rules of ICC, thefollowing sample clause should be inserted: GCC 10.2(a)?All disputes arising in connection with the present Contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Conciliation andArbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with saidRules. If the Purchaser chooses the Rules of ArbitrationInstitute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, thefollowing sample clause should be inserted: GCC 10.2  (a)?Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connectionwith this Contract, or the breach termination or invalidity thereof, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rulesof the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. If the Purchaser chooses the Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration, the followingclause should be inserted: GCC 10.2(a)?Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity ortermination shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the Rules of the London Court of InternationalArbitration, which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference to this clause. (b)     Contracts with Supplier national ofthe Purchaser's country: In the case of a dispute between the Purchaser and a Supplier who is a national of thePurchaser's country, the disputeshall be referred to adjudication or arbitration in accordance with the laws of the Purchaser'scountry. GCC 13.1 Details of Shipping and other Documents tobe furnished by the Supplier are (i) One originals of theSupplier's invoice, showing Purchaser, the Contract number, Goods' description,quantity, unit price, and total amount. Invoices must be signed inoriginal and stamped or sealed with the company stamp/seal; (ii) one copy of delivery note, showing Purchaser as Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Kabul, Islamic Republicof Afghanistan and delivery through to final destination as stated in theContract; (iii) One original of the manufacturer's or Supplier's Warranty Certificate for itemssupplied; (vi) Original copy of the Certificateof Inspection furnished to Supplier by the nominated inspection agency for goods supplied. The above documents shall be received by the Purchaser before arrivalof the Goods and, if not received, the Supplier will be responsible for any consequentexpenses. Note:In the event that the documents presented by the Supplier are not in accordance with theContract, then payment will bemade against issue of the Acceptance Certificate. GCC 15.1 The pricescharged for the Goods supplied and the related Services performed shall not beadjustable. GCC 16.1 Sampleprovision GCC 16.1?The method and conditions of payment tobe made to the Supplier under this Contractshall be as follows: Payment for Goods supplied fromabroad: Payment of foreign currency portion shall be made in (                                                                                                           ) [currency of the ContractPrice] in the following manner: (i)      Advance Payment:  Ten (10) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid within thirty (30)days of signing of the Contract, and upon submissionof claim and a bank guarantee for equivalent amount valid until the Goods aredelivered and in the form provided in the bidding documents. (ii)     On Shipment:  Ninety ( 80) percent of the Contract Price of the Goods shippedshall be paid throughirrevocable confirmed letter of credit opened in favor of the Supplier in a bank in its country, upon submission of documentsspecified in GCC Clause 12. (iii)    On Acceptance:  The balance Ten (10) percent of the Contract Price  for the Goods received shall be paid within thirty(30) daysof receipt of the Goods upon submission of claim supported by the acceptance certificate issued by thePurchaser. Payment of local currency portion shall be made in Afghani    [currency] within thirty (30) days of presentation of claim supported by acertificate from the Purchaser declaring that the Goods have been delivered and that all other contracted Services have beenperformed. Payment for Goods and Services supplied from within the Purchaser'scountry: Payment for Goods and Services supplied from within the Purchaser's country shall be made in _____[currency], asfollows: (i)      Advance Payment:  Ten (10) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid within thirty (45)days of signing of the Contract against a simple receipt and a bank guarantee for the equivalent amount and in the form provided inthe bidding documents or another form acceptable to the Purchaser. (ii)     On Delivery:  Ninety (80) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid on receipt of the Goods andupon submission of the documents specified in GCCClause 13. (iii)    On Acceptance: The remaining ten (10) percent of the Contract Price shall be paid to the Supplier within thirty(45) days after the date of the acceptance certificate for the respective delivery issued by thePurchaser. GCC 16.5 Thepayment-delay period after which the Purchaser shall pay interest to the supplier shall be 60days. GCC 18.1 A PerformanceSecurity shall be required The amount of the Performance Securityshall be: 10 % (Ten) percent of the total Contract Price. GCC 18.3 If required,the Performance Security shall be in the form of :  Bank Guarantee from a reputed bank from purchaser's country orsupplier's country. If it is from supplier's country, it shall be confirmed by the bank in Afghanistan or a bank acceptable to thepurchaser. The foreign bank should havean intermediary bank in Afghanistan. If required,the Performance security shall be denominated in local currency orany other currencyfreely convertible and acceptable to the Purchaser. GCC 18.4 Discharge ofthe Performance Security shall take place: as per the clause GCC18.4 GCC 23.2 The packing,marking and documentation within and outside the packages shall be:  Contract No.MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/ICB/Cont.--------- Purchaser.   Ministry ofAgriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan. Consignee: Project Director, NHLP Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan Contact Person: Mr. Nooragha Ahmadi acting Senior ProcurementSpecialist Telephone: + 93 (0) 202511903,0093(0) 202511905 Email: ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com, sankarak1950@gmil.com orusman.safi@mail.gov.af GCC 24.1 The insurancecoverage shall be as specified in the Incoterms. If not inaccordance with Incoterms, insurance shall be as follows: GCC 24.1?The Insurance shall bein an amount equalto 110 percent of the total contract price of the Goods from "warehouse" to "Till Acceptance of goods at thefinal destination" on "All Risks" basis, including War Risks and Strikes. GCC 24.2       Add GCC Clause 24.2 as under: GCC 24.2       Should any loss or damage occur, the Supplier shall a)        initiate and pursue claim tillsettlement on behalf of purchaser, and b)            promptly make arrangements forrepair and/or replacement of any damage GCC 25.1 Responsibilityfor transportation of the Goods shall be as specified in the Incoterms. The Supplier is required under the Contract to transport the Goods to the specifiedplace of final destination within the Purchaser's country, defined as the Project Site, transport to such place of destination inthe Purchaser's country, including insurance and storage, as shall be specified in the Contract, unloading of goods at destinationshall be arranged by the Supplier, and related costs is included in the Contract Price as detailed in the priceschedule. GCC 25.2 Incidental services to be provided are: Not Applicable GCC 26.1 The inspectionsand tests shall be: 1.      Visual inspection 2.      Inspection for any physical damage 3.      Warranty Certificate or any other relevant documents 4.      Manufacture Authorization certificate Inspection and testing may be carried out by the Authorized group ofRepresentative of the Client. In case thesupplied tractors to be used do not meet the required specifications, it will berejected. GCC 26.2 The Inspectionsand tests shall be conducted at: CIP to Charikar, Pul ?e- Khumri, Mazar ?e- Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandhar and HeratWarehouses of NHLP, Afghanistan GCC 27.1 The liquidateddamage shall be: 0.5% per week GCC 27.1 The maximumamount of liquidated damages shall be: 10% of the total contractamount. GCC 28.3 The period ofvalidity of the Warranty shall be:  365 days For purposes ofthe Warranty, the place(s) of final destination(s) shall be: CIP to Charikar, Pul ?e- Khumri, Mazar ?e- Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandharand Herat Warehouses of NHLP, Afghanistan Sampleprovision GCC 28.3?In partial modification of the provisions, the warranty period shall be? Hours of operation or 12 months from date of acceptance of the Goods or 24 months from the date of shipment, whichever occurs earlier.  The Supplier shall, in addition, comply with the performance and/or consumptionguarantees specified under the Contract.  If,for reasons attributable to the Supplier,these guarantees are not attained in whole or in part, the Supplier shall, at itsdiscretion, either: (a)     make such changes, modifications, and/or additions to the Goods or any part thereof as may be necessary in order to attainthe contractual guarantees specified in the Contract at its own cost and expense and to carry out further performance tests inaccordance with SCC 4, or (b)     pay liquidated damages to the Purchaser with respect to the failure to meet the contractual guarantees.  The rate of these liquidated damages shall be 0.5% per week. GCC 28.5 The period forrepair or replacement shall be: 30days. Attachment: Price Adjustment Formula (Not Applicable) If in accordance with GCC 15.1, prices shall be adjustable, the following method shall be used to calculate the priceadjustment: 15.1     Pricespayable to the Supplier, as stated in the Contract, shall be subject to adjustment during performance of the Contract to reflectchanges in the cost of labor and material components in accordance with the formula: P1 = P0 [a + bL1 + cM1] - P0 L0     M0 a+b+c = 1 in which: P1           =    adjustment amount payable to theSupplier. P0            =    Contract Price (baseprice). a             =    fixed element representing profits andoverheads included in the Contract Price and generally in the range of five (5) to fifteen (15)percent. b             =    estimated percentage of labor component in theContract Price. c             =    estimated percentage of material component inthe Contract Price. L0, L1      =   *labor indices applicable to the appropriate industry in the country of origin on the base date and datefor adjustment, respectively. M0, M1   =   *material indices for the major raw material on the base date and date for adjustment, respectively, inthe country of origin. The Bidder shallindicate the source of the indices and the base date indices in its bid. The coefficientsa, b, and c as specified by the Purchaser are as follows: a = [insertvalue of coefficient] b=  [insert value of coefficient] c=  [insert value of coefficient] Base date = thirty (30) days prior to the deadline for submission of the bids. Date of adjustment = [insert number of weeks] weeks prior to date of shipment(representing the mid-point of the period of manufacture). Theabove price adjustment formula shall be invoked by either party subject to the following furtherconditions: (a)     No price adjustment shall be allowed beyond the original delivery dates.  As a rule, no price adjustment shall be allowed for periods of delay for which theSupplier is entirely responsible.  ThePurchaser will, however, be entitled to any decrease in the prices of theGoods and Services subject toadjustment. (b)     If the currency in which the Contract Price P0 is expressed is differentfrom the currency of origin of the labor and material indices, a correction factor will be applied to avoid incorrect adjustmentsof the Contract Price.  The correction factorshall correspond to the ratio of exchange rates between the two currencies on the base date and the date for adjustment as definedabove. (c)     No price adjustment shall be payable on the portion of the Contract Price paid to the Supplier as advancepayment. Section X.  ContractForms This Section containsforms which, once completed, will form part of the Contract. The forms for Performance Security and Advance Payment Security, whenrequired, shall only be completed by the successful Bidder after contract award. TableofForms Letter of Acceptance.112 1. Contract Agreement113 2. Performance Security. 115 3. AdvancePayment Security. 119 Letter ofAcceptance [letterhead paper of the Purchaser] [date] To: [name and address of the Supplier] Subject: Notification of Award Contract No.  . . . . . . . . . . This is to notify you that your Bid dated . . . . [insert date] . . . .  for execution of the . . . . . . . . . .[insert name of the contractand identification number, as given in the SCC] . . . . . . . . . . forthe Accepted Contract Amount of . . . . . . . . .[insert amount in numbers and words and name ofcurrency], as corrected and modified in accordance with the Instructions toBidders is hereby accepted by our Agency. You are requested to furnish the Performance Security within 28 days in accordance with the Conditions ofContract, using for that purpose the of the Performance Security Form included in Section X, Contract Forms, of the BiddingDocument. AuthorizedSignature: Name and Title ofSignatory: Name of Agency: Attachment:  Contract Agreement Contract Agreement [The successfulBidder shallfill in this form in accordance with the instructions indicated] THIS  AGREEMENT made the [ insert: number ] day of  [ insert:  month ],[ insert:  year ]. BETWEEN (1)        [ insertcomplete name of Purchaser ], a [ insertdescription of type of legal entity, for example, an agency of the Ministry of .... of the Government of { insert name of  Country of Purchaser }, or corporation incorporatedunder the lawsof { insert name of  Country ofPurchaser } ] and having its principal place of business at [ insert address of Purchaser ] (hereinafter called "the Purchaser"), of the one part, and (2)        [ insert name ofSupplier ], acorporation incorporated under the laws of [ insert:  country of Supplier ] and having its principal place of business at [ insert:  address of Supplier ] (hereinafter called "the Supplier"), of the otherpart: WHEREASthe Purchaser invited bids for certain Goods and ancillary services, viz., [insert brief description of Goodsand Services] and has accepted a Bid by the Supplier for the supply of those Goods and Services The Purchaser and the Supplier agree as follows: 1.      In this Agreement words and expressions shall have the same meanings as are respectively assigned to them in the Contractdocuments referred to. 2.      The following documents shall be deemed to form and be read and construed as part of this Agreement.  This Agreement shall prevail over all other contractdocuments. (a)               the Letter of Acceptance (b)              the Letter of Bid (c)               the Addenda Nos._____ (if any) (d)              Special Conditions ofContract (e)               General Conditions ofContract (f)                the Specification (including Schedule of Requirementsand TechnicalSpecifications) (g)              the completed Schedules (including Price Schedules) (h)               any other document listed in GCC as formingpart of the Contract 3.      In consideration of the payments to be made by the Purchaser to the Supplier as specified in this Agreement,  the Supplier hereby covenants with the Purchaser to providethe Goods and Services and to remedy defects therein in conformity in all respects with the provisions of theContract. 4.      The Purchaser hereby covenants to pay the Supplier in consideration of the provision of the Goods and Services and theremedying of defects therein, theContract Price or such other sum as may become payable under the provisions of the Contract at thetimes and in the manner prescribed by the Contract. IN WITNESS whereof the parties hereto havecausedthis Agreement to be executed in accordance with the laws of [insert the name of the Contract governing lawcountry] on the day, month and year indicated above. For and on behalf of thePurchaser Signed:   [insert signature] in the capacityof [ insert title orother appropriate designation ] in the presence of[insert identification of official witness] For and on behalf of theSupplier Signed:   [insert signature of authorized representative(s) of the Supplier] in the capacityof [ insert title orother appropriate designation ] in the presence of [insert identification of official witness] PerformanceSecurity Option 1: (BankGuarantee) [The bank, asrequested by thesuccessful Bidder, shall fill in this form in accordance with the instructions indicated] [Guarantor letterhead or SWIFT identifier code] Beneficiary:   [insert name and Address of Purchaser ] Date:   _ [Insert date of issue] PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE No.:    [Insertguarantee reference number] Guarantor:  [Insert name and address of place of issue, unless indicated in the letterhead] Wehave been informed that _ [insert name of Supplier, which inthe case of a joint ventureshall be the name of the joint venture] (hereinafter called "the Applicant") has entered into Contract No.[insert reference number of the contract] dated [insert date] with the Beneficiary, for the supply of _[insert name of contract and brief description of Goods andrelated Services] (hereinafter called "the Contract"). Furthermore, we understand that, according to the conditions of the Contract, a performance guarantee isrequired. Atthe request of the Applicant, we as Guarantor, hereby irrevocably undertake to pay the Beneficiary any sum or sums notexceeding in total an amount of [insertamount infigures] (                   ) [insert amount in words],1 such sum being payable in the types and proportions of currencies in whichthe Contract Price is payable, upon receipt by us of the Beneficiary's complying demand supported by the Beneficiary's statement,whether in the demanditself or in a separate signed document accompanying or identifying the demand, stating that the Applicant isin breach of its obligation(s) under the Contract, without the Beneficiary needing to prove or to show grounds for your demand orthe sum specified therein. This guarantee shall expire, no later than the ?. Day of ??, 2? 2, and any demand for payment under it must be received by us at this officeindicated above on or before that date. This guarantee is subject to the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) 2010 Revision, ICC Publication No. 758, exceptthat the supportingstatement under Article 15(a) is hereby excluded. _____________________ [signature(s)] Note:  Allitalicized text (including footnotes) is for use in preparing this form and shall be deleted from the finalproduct. Option 2: PerformanceBond By this Bond [insert name of Principal] as Principal (hereinafter called "theSupplier") and [insert name of Surety] as Surety (hereinafter called "the Surety"),are held and firmly bound unto [insert name of Purchaser] as Obligee (hereinaftercalled "the Supplier") in the amount of [insert amount in words and figures], forthe payment of which sum well and truly to be made inthe types and proportions of currencies in which the Contract Price ispayable, the Supplier and the Surety bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, jointly andseverally, firmly by these presents. WHEREAS the Contractor has entered into a written Agreement with the Purchaserdated the      day of                     , 20                                         , for [name of contract and brief description of Goods and related Services]in accordance with the documents, plans, specifications, and amendments thereto, which to the extent herein provided for, are byreference made part hereof and are hereinafter referred to as the Contract. NOW, THEREFORE, the Condition of this Obligation is such that, if the Supplier shall promptly and faithfullyperform the said Contract (including any amendments thereto), then this obligation shallbe null and void; otherwise, it shallremain in full force and effect. Whenever the Supplier shall be, and declared by the Purchaser to be,in default under the Contract,the Purchaser having performed the Purchaser's obligations thereunder, the Surety may promptly remedy the default, or shallpromptly: (1)     complete the Contract in accordance with its terms andconditions;or (2)     obtain a Bid or bids from qualified Bidders for submission to the Purchaserfor completing the Contract in accordance with its terms andconditions, and upon determination by the Purchaser and the Suretyofthe lowest responsive Bidder, arrange for a Contract between such Bidder and Purchaser and make available as work progresses(even though there should be a default or a succession of defaults under the Contract or Contracts of completion arranged underthis paragraph) sufficientfunds to pay the cost of completion less the Balance of the Contract Price; but not exceeding, includingother costs and damages for which the Surety may be liable hereunder, the amount set forth in the first paragraphhereof.  The term "Balance of the ContractPrice," as used in this paragraph, shall mean the total amount payable byPurchaser to Supplier under the Contract, less the amountproperly paid by Purchaser to Contractor; or (3)     pay the Purchaser the amount required by Purchaser to complete theContractin accordance with its terms and conditions up to a total not exceeding the amount of thisBond. The Surety shall not be liable for a greater sum than thespecified penalty of thisBond. Any suit under this Bond must be instituted before the expiration of one year from the date of the issuingof the Taking-Over Certificate. No right of action shall accrue on this Bond to or for the use of any person or corporation other than thePurchaser named herein or the heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns ofthePurchaser. In testimony whereof, the Supplier has hereunto sethis hand and affixed his seal, and the Surety has caused these presents to be sealed with his corporate seal duly attested by thesignature of his legal representative, this                                                                                           day of                                      20      . SIGNED ON                                       on behalf of By                                                              in the capacity of In the presence of SIGNED ON                                       on behalf of By                                                              in the capacity of In the presence of AdvancePayment Security [Guarantor letterhead or SWIFT identifier code] Beneficiary: [Insert name and Address of Purchaser] Date:   [Insert date ofissue] ADVANCE PAYMENT GUARANTEE No.:      [Insert guarantee reference number] Guarantor:  [Insert name and address of place of issue, unless indicated in the letterhead] Wehave been informed that [insert name of Supplier, which in the case of a jointventure shall be the name of the joint venture] (hereinafter called"the Applicant") has entered intoContract No. [insert reference number of the contract] dated [insert date] withthe Beneficiary,for the execution of [insert name of contract and brief description ofGoods and related Services] (hereinafter called "the Contract"). Furthermore, we understand that, according to the conditions of the Contract, an advance payment in the sum [insert amount in figures] () [insert amount in words] is to be made against an advance paymentguarantee. Atthe request of the Applicant, we as Guarantor, hereby irrevocably undertake to pay the Beneficiary any sum or sums notexceeding in total an amount of [insert amount in figures] (                   ) [insert amount in words]1 upon receipt by us of the Beneficiary's complying demand supported by theBeneficiary's statement, whether in the demand itself or ina separate signed document accompanying or identifying the demand,stating either that the Applicant: (a)         hasused the advance payment for purposes other than toward delivery of Goods; or (b)        hasfailed to repay the advance payment in accordance with the Contract conditions, specifying the amount which the Applicant hasfailed torepay. A demand under this guarantee may bepresented as from the presentation to the Guarantor of a certificate from theBeneficiary's bank stating that the advance paymentreferred to abovehas been credited to the Applicant on its account number [insertnumber] at  [insert name and address of Applicant's bank]. The maximum amount of this guarantee shall be progressively reduced by the amount of the advance payment repaid by theApplicant as specified in copies of interim statements or payment certificates which shall bepresented to us. This guarantee shallexpire, at the latest, upon ourreceipt of a copy of the interim payment certificate indicating that ninety (90) percent of theAccepted Contract Amount, has been certified for payment, or on the [insertday] day of [insert month], 2 [insert year], whichever isearlier.  Consequently, any demand for payment underthis guarantee must be received by us at this office on or before thatdate. This guarantee is subject to the Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) 2010 Revision, ICC Publication No.758, exceptthat the supporting statement under Article 15(a) is hereby excluded. . ____________________ [signature(s)] Note:  Allitalicized text (including footnotes) is for use in preparing this form and shall be deleted from the finalproduct. Invitation for Bids(IFB) Islamic republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock NationalHorticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING Afghanistan National Horticulture and Livestock(NHLP) Grant No: TF 013820 and Project ID:P143841 PROCUREMENT of goods forsupply of mini tractor 15 hp for horticulture compnent of nhlp/mail Reference No. G.532 IFB No. MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/ICB ?4400/G.532 Date of Issuance: May 2, 2016 Pre Bid Meeting: May 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM Kabul LocalTime Date of Closing: June 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM Kabul LocalTime Procurement Plan reference no. G.532 1.         The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the National Horticulture and Livestock Project, and intends toapply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract [17]for PROCUREMENT of goods for supply of  200 mini tractor with a capacity of  15 hp for horticulture compnentof nhlp/mail [18]. 2.         TheMinistry of Agriculture, Irrigation andLivestock now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for procurement of Mini Tractors, 200 numbers,CIP = 80 to bedeliver to Parwan warehouse, 20 to bedeliver to Jalalabad warehouse,20 to be deliver to Herat warehouse, 10 to be deliver to Kandhar warehouse and 70 to be deliver toPuli ?e- Khumri warehouse[19]. 3.         Bidding will be conducted through the InternationalCompetitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers  [insert correct titleand date of applicable Guidelines edition as per legal agreement dated January 2011 as amended from time to time] ("Procurement Guidelines"), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition,please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. 4.         Interested eligible bidders mayobtain further information from Ministry of Agriculture,Irrigation and Livestock Project, Mr. Nooagha Ahmadi ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com , sankark1950@gmail.com  and inspect the bidding documents during office hours  0800 to 1600hours] on all working days at the address given below Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock,National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP), Procurement Unit of NHLP, Jamal Mina, Kabul University MainRoad Kabul,Afghanistan 5.         A complete set of bidding documents in English may be down loaded by interested eligible bidders   Fromwww.mail.gov.af  free of cost. 6.         Bidsmust be delivered to the address below on or before  June 15, 2016 at 02:00 PM Kabul local time. Electronic bidding will not bepermitted. Late bids will berejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders' designated authorisedrepresentatives and anyone who chooseto attend at the address below. 7.         Allbids must be accompanied by a bid security amount USD-45,000 for valid up to 148 daysfrom the date of opening of the bid . 8.         The address(es) referred to above is(are): Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock National Horticulture and Livestock Project (NHLP) Procurement Unit ofNHLP Jamal Mina, Kabul University MainRoad Kabul,Afghanistan Telephone: + 93 (0) 202511903, 0093(0) 202511905 Email: ahmadi.nooragha@gmail.com or sankark1950@gmail.com [1]  Bidder to use as appropriate [2]       Theamount of the Bond shall bedenominated in the currency of the Purchaser's country or the equivalent amount in a freely convertiblecurrency. [3]       In thiscontext, any action to influence the procurement process or contract execution for undue advantage is improper. [4]       For the purpose ofthis sub-paragraph, "another party" refers to a public official acting in relationto the procurement process or contract execution. In this context, "public official"includes World Bank staff and employees of otherorganizations taking or reviewing procurementdecisions. [5]       For the purpose ofthis sub-paragraph, "party" refers to a public official; the terms "benefit" and "obligation" relateto the procurement process orcontract execution; and the "act or omission" is intended to influence the procurement process or contractexecution. [6]       Forthe purpose of thissub-paragraph, "parties" refers to participants in the procurement process (including public officials) attempting eitherthemselves, or through another person or entity not participating in the procurement or selection process, to simulate competitionor to establish bid prices at artificial, non-competitive levels, or are privy to each other's bid prices or otherconditions. [7]       Forthe purpose of thissub-paragraph, "party" refers to a participant inthe procurement process or contract execution. [8]       A firm or individual may bedeclared ineligible to be awarded a Bank financed contract upon: (i) completion of the Bank's sanctions proceedingsas per itssanctions procedures, including, inter alia, cross-debarment as agreed with other International Financial Institutions, includingMultilateral Development Banks, and through the application the World Bank Group corporate administrative procurement sanctionsproceduresfor fraud and corruption; and (ii) as a result of temporary suspension or early temporary suspension in connection withan ongoing sanctions proceeding. See footnote 14 and paragraph 8 of Appendix 1 of theseGuidelines. [9]       A nominated sub-contractor,consultant, manufacturer or supplier, or service provider (different names are used depending on the particular bidding document)is one which has either been: (i) included by the bidder in its pre-qualification application or bid because it brings specific andcritical experience and know-how that allow the bidder to meet the qualification requirements for the particular bid; or (ii)appointed by the Borrower. [10]     In this context, any actionto influence the procurement process or contract execution for undue advantage is improper. [11]     For the purpose of thissub-paragraph, "another party" refers to a public official acting in relation to theprocurement process or contract execution. In this context, "public official"includes World Bank staff and employees of other organizations taking or reviewing procurementdecisions. [12]     For the purpose of thissub-paragraph, "party" refers to a public official; the terms "benefit" and "obligation" relate to the procurement process orcontract execution; and the "act or omission" is intended to influence the procurement process or contractexecution. [13]     For the purpose of this sub-paragraph,"parties" refers to participants in the procurement process (including public officials) attempting either themselves, or throughanother person or entity not participating in the procurement or selection process, to simulate competition or to establish bidprices at artificial, non-competitive levels, or are privy to each other's bid prices or otherconditions. [14]     For the purpose of this sub-paragraph, "party"refers to a participant in the procurement process or contract execution. [15]     A firm or individual may be declared ineligibleto be awarded a Bank financed contract upon: (i) completion of the Bank's sanctions proceedings as per its sanctions procedures,including, inter alia, cross-debarment as agreed with other International Financial Institutions, including MultilateralDevelopment Banks, and through the application the World Bank Group corporate administrative procurement sanctions procedures forfraud and corruption; and (ii) as a result of temporary suspension or early temporary suspension in connection with an ongoingsanctions proceeding. See footnote 14 and paragraph 8 of Appendix 1 of these Guidelines. [16]     A nominatedsub-contractor, consultant,manufacturer or supplier, or service provider (different names are used depending on the particular bidding document) is one whichhas either been: (i) included by the bidder in itspre-qualification application or bid because it brings specific and criticalexperience and know-how that allow the bidder to meet the qualification requirements for the particular bid; or (ii) appointed bythe Borrower. 1       The Guarantor shall insert an amount representing thepercentage of the Accepted Contract Amount specified in the Letter of Acceptance, and denominated either in the currency(ies) ofthe Contract ora freely convertible currency acceptable to the Beneficiary. 2      Insert the date twenty-eight days after the expected completiondate as described in GC Clause18.4. The Purchaser should note that in the event ofan extension of this date for completion of the Contract, the Purchaser wouldneed to request an extension of this guarantee from the Guarantor. Such request must be in writing and must be made prior to the expiration date established in theguarantee. In preparing this guarantee, the Purchaser might consider adding the following text to the form, at the end of thepenultimate paragraph:  "The Guarantor agreesto a one-time extension of this guarantee for a period not to exceed [six months][one year], in response to the Beneficiary'swritten request for such extension, such request to be presented to the Guarantor before the expiry of theguarantee." 1       The Guarantor shallinsert an amount representing the amount of the advance payment and denominated either in the currency(ies) of the advance paymentas specified in the Contract, or in a freely convertible currency acceptable to thePurchaser. [17]     Substitute "contracts" where bids are called concurrently for multiple contracts. Add anew para. 3 and renumber paras 3 - 8 as follows: "Biddersmay bid for one or several contracts, as further defined in the biddingdocument.  Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case they areawarded more than one contract will be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in the Letter ofBid." [18]     Insert if applicable: "This contract will be jointly financed by [insert name of cofinancing agency]. Bidding process willbe governed by the World Bank's rules and procedures." [19]    A brief description of the type(s) of Goods should be provided,including quantities, location of Project, delivery/construction period, application of margin of preference and other informationnecessary to enable potential bidders to decide whether or not to respond to the Invitation. Bidding Documents may require bidders to havespecific experience or capabilities; such qualification requirements shouldalso be included in this paragraph.
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