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Project goods, and services

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General Procurement Notices

Issue date:

8 July 2013

Closing date:

8 July 2014

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD, the single owned stock district heating company serving the City of Sofia, intends to use the proceeds of the Grant funds provided by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (the “KIDSF”), administrated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”) and its own financing towards the cost of the following contracts within the Project for Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System:

Supply and installation of equipment and works:

  1. Increase of heat transfer energy efficiency

This project aims to replace about 30-35 km of old pipe trunk annually (about 100 km in total) with pipes pre-insulated with rigid polyurethane foam, suitable for direct burying in the ground.

The expected duration of the total contract implementation (separately for supply and for installation of pre-insulated pipes) is 48 months.

  1. Construction of cogeneration plant for Heat Only Boilers “Ovcha Kupel”

 Installation of  new co-generation modules with three gas engines is envisaged with both electric and thermal capacity of about 10 MW in HOB “Ovcka Kupel II”. To cover the base heat load of  HOB”Ovcha Kupel I” and HOB”Ovcha Kupel II” the new co-generation facility will operate all year.

The expected duration of the contract implementation is 23 months.

  1. Reconstruction and modernization of energy boiler units EK220 t/h No.7 and No.8 at Thermal Power Plant (TPP) “Sofia”

This project component includes reconstruction of boiler heating surfaces, replacement of old burners with new low emission burners, upgrade of boilers control system and installation works of boiler flue gas utilization equipment.

The expected duration of the contract implementation is 28 months.

  1. Modernization of the turbine unit TG3 at TPP “Sofia east”

In order to meet the requirements of Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EC regarding high efficiency of cogeneration for district heating purposes, the existing condensing type turbine is intended to be replaced with a new backpressure steam turbine with capacity 30-35 MWel and 89 MWth.

The expected duration of the contract implementation is 28 months.

  1. Construction of flue gas utilization installation for boiler unit EK 220 t/h, No.9 at TPP “Sofia”

This project component foresees installation of a new modern flue gas utilization system for energy boiler unit No.9, to collect and recover the waste heat energy contained in the outgoing flue gases of the boiler.

The expected duration of the contract implementation is 17 months.

  1. Flue gas utilization at Heat Only Boilers

This project component includes the installation of a new state of the art flue gas utilization system for some of the existing hot water boilers, to recover the waste heat energy contained in the outgoing flue gases of the boilers.

The expected duration of the contract implementation is 36 months.

Consultancy services

for project management, procurement, monitoring and management of project implementation for the above cited contracts.

The duration of the Consultancy services assignment shall be 30 months

The overall budget of the Project is EUR 41,900,000. 50% to be financed by KIDSF and 50% by Toplofikacia Sofia, plus EUR 550,000 for Consultancy services, to be 100% financed by KIDSF.

Tendering for the contracts is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2013 (for project components 1, 2, 3 and Consultant selection) and continue in 2014.   

Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules with the exception of country eligibility restrictions defined within the KIDSF rules and will be open to potential tenderers from the following eligible countries as of 1 July 2013: the EU member states, Switzerland and the Bank’s countries of operation.

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact in writing:

“Toplofikacia Sofia” EAD

Mrs. Valentina Georgieva

PMU Manager

23 Jastrebetz St., 1680 Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel: +359 2 903 30 78

Fax: +359 2 859 91 24