Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System
Supply of Preinsulated Pipes and Elements III
This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 20 January 2017.
Toplofikacia Sofia EAD hereinafter referred to as “the Purchaser”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a 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 part of the proceeds of the grant:
Supply of Preinsulated Pipes and Elements III.
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 23 000 m, located in 33 sites in Sofia.
The tendering for the contract, 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 and is 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 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
54, Cotse Delchev Blv.
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 any discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.
The Purchaser will organize a pre-tender meeting on 5 October 2017 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 3 November 2017 at 14:00 p.m. (local time), at which time they will be opened in the presence of those Tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.
The applicable procurement rules are the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules (PP&R) which can be located at:
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
23, Jastrebetz Str.
1680 Sofia Bulgaria
Tel.: +359 2 903 3078
Fax: +359 2 859 9124