The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this project published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website dated 2 September 2016 and in the Bulgarian newspaper “Trud” on 2 September 2016.
Background: The Bulgarian State Enterprise “Radioactive Waste” (SERAW) is to construct a final repository for short-lived low and medium active radioactive wastes (NDF). In order to enable the NDF construction SERAW plans to rehabilitate the public road II-11 between Kozloduy town and village of Harletz. The rehabilitation covers: (1) Section 1 from km 83+890 to km 89+000, By-pass of the town of Kozloduy with a length of 5.110 km – this section is presently constructed with ground stone gravelling, and from km 84+257 to km 89+000 is poorly compact asphalt concrete; (2) Section 2 - from km 89+000 to km 95+089.68 with a length of 6.090 km – the road surface is completed with asphalt concrete, with Crocodile cracks, grooves and subsidence in places. The works include development of technical design and rehabilitation of the road as per the approved design. The road shall be designed and rehabilitated with an asphalt-concrete coating, in accordance with Bulgarian standards, and taking also into account oversized loads during the NDF construction - road bearing capacity shall be able to take the additional traffic load (400 OA/day heavy trucks with loading 12t/axle) during the 5 years construction of the NDF. The rehabilitation of the public road II-11 is considered as 1 category construction letter “a” as per the Bulgarian Regulation no 1 of 30 July 2003 for classification of constructions.
SERAW wants to engage a Consultant to carry out Independent Construction Supervision of the rehabilitation of the public road as required by the Bulgarian Territory Arrangement Act. The Consultant’s scope of services will include as a minimum the following tasks:
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 2016 and is expected to last about 12 (twelve) months.
Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 150 000 (one hundred and fifty thousand 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 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 Purchaser's country.
The Consultant may be a firm or a consortium of firms.
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:
The templates are available on the following web-link:
The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding references.
One (1) original and two (2) numbered copies of the above information in English language shall be submitted to the SERAW in an envelope marked “Independent Construction Supervision for the Rehabilitation of Access Road for the Radiana Site (R-Project-4F-1)”, to reach the SERAW not later than 30 November 2016, 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
Attention: Head of D-R PMU
Office tel.: +359 973 7 6422
Fax.: +359 973 7 4508
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.
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Invitation for expressions of interest (loan or grant funded)
16 Nov 2016
30 Nov 2016 at 14:00 Bulgarian (local time)
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