Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System



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Business sector:

Nuclear Safety

Project number:


Funding sources:

Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund

Contract type:

Project goods, works and services

Notice type:

Invitation for Tenders

Issue date:

21 May 2018

Closing date:

20 July 2018
          14:00 hrs Bulgarian time

Modernization of turbine unit TG3 with new back-pressure turbine at Sofia East Thermal Power Plant

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices ( ) on 19 January 2018.

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD, the Employer, intends using grant funds from Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) and own funds towards the cost of the Project: Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be implemented under the Project:

           Modernization of turbine unit TG3 with new back-pressure steam turbine at Sofia East TPP: supply and installation of new turbine generator set (90 MW thermal output and appr.30 MW electrical output) with auxiliary equipment, including design, manufacturing of prefabricated elements, delivery of plant and equipment, dismounting works, construction and preparation of foundation and site, installation, testing, commissioning of all equipment and training.

To be qualified for the award of contract, tenderers must satisfy the qualification requirements set forth in the Tender Documents.


Procurement for the contract to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF grant and Employer’s own funds 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 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.


Tender documents may be obtained from the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EUR 200 (VAT excluded):

-          by bank transfer to the following bank account:



1680 SOFIA

54, Gotse Delchev Blv.


IBAN: BG57SOMB91301411253301



-          in cash in its equivalent in BGN at the pay office of Toplofikacia Sofia EAD.


Upon request, the documents will be promptly despatched by courier, but 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 discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.


All tenders must be accompanied by a Tender Security of EUR 270 000 (two hundred and seventy thousand euro) or its equivalent in a convertible currency.


Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 20 July 2018 at 14:00 p.m.(local time), at which time they will be opened in the presence of the tenderers’ representatives who wish to attend.


Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:


Mr. Vassil Petrov

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD

Room 218

23B, Jastrebetz Str.

1680 Sofia Bulgaria

Tel.: +359 2 903 3118

Fax: +359 2 859 9124