INVITATION FOR TENDERS

Bulgaria

Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System

Installation Works for Preinsulated Pipes and Elements III

 

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices (www.ebrd.com) on 18 January 2019.

 

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD (the “Employer”) has received a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF), administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “Bank”), towards the cost of Upgrade and Modernization of Sofia District Heating Production and Distribution System. The Employer intends using part of the proceeds of grant funds and Employer’s own funds towards the cost of Installation works for Preinsulated Pipes and Elements III.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contracts to be funded from part of the proceeds of the grant. The scope of installation works is divided into separate Lots as follows:

- Lot 1 – refers to 4 sites with total length of 1646 m located in DHR “Sofia”;

- Lot 2 – refers to 4 sites with total length of 1749 m located in DHR “Sofia”;

- Lot 3 – refers to 1 site with total length of 1550 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 4 – refers to 2 sites with total length of 1057 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 5 – refers to 1 site with total length of 1715 m located in DHR “Zemliane”;

- Lot 6 – refers to 2 sites with total length of 1758 m located in DHR “Zemliane”;

- Lot 7 – refers to 5 sites with total length of 998 m located in DHR “Liulin”;

- Lot 8 – refers to 1 site with total length of 1660 m located in DHR “Liulin”;

- Lot 9 – refers to 3 sites with total length of 839 m located in DHR “Sofia”;

- Lot 10 – refers to 3 sites with total length of 1095 m – 1 site located in DHR “Sofia”;

                                                                               – 2 sites located in DHR “Zemliane”;

- Lot 11 – refers to 1 site with total length of 1972 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 12 – refers to 1 site with total length of 1668 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 13 – refers to 1 site with total length of 1506 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 14 – refers to 2 sites with total length of 1943 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 15 – refers to 3 sites with total length of 2010 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 16 – refers to 1 site with total length of 2574 m located in DHR “Sofia East”;

- Lot 17 – refers to 4 sites with total length of 1196 m – 1 site located in DHR “Zemliane”;

                                                                               – 3 sites located in DHR “Liulin”.

 

The Tenderers are invited to submit their proposals for one or more Lots. Each lot must be priced separately. Tenders for more than one Lot may offer discounts and such discounts will be considered in the comparison of tenders. The Purchaser will place one contract with successful Tenderers, including one or more Lots.

 

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of the KIDSF grant 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.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers 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)

 

       by bank transfer to the following bank account:

MUNICIPAL BANK PLC

FINANCIAL CENTRE SOFIA KRASNO SELO

1680 SOFIA

54, Gotse Delchev Blv.

 

IBAN: BG57SOMB91301411253301

BIC: SOMBBGSF

 

or

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

If requested and upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched by courier; however, no liability can be accepted for their loss or late delivery. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an 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.

 

The Employer will organize a pre-tender meeting on 06 March, 2019 and encourages all prospective tenderers to take part in it. During the meeting the Project Manager will familiarise the representatives of the tenderers with the details of the technical requirements and tender procedure.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security in EUR or its equivalent in a convertible currency for the respective Lot:

EUR  10,000     - for Lot 1         EUR   5,000    - for Lot 7           EUR    5,000     - for Lot 13

EUR    9,000     - for Lot 2         EUR  20,000   - for Lot 8           EUR  12,000     - for Lot 14

EUR  13,000     - for Lot 3         EUR  33,000   - for Lot 9           EUR  10,000     - for Lot 15

EUR    7,000     - for Lot 4         EUR  19,000   - for Lot 10         EUR  15,000     - for Lot 16

EUR    7,000     - for Lot 5         EUR    9,000   - for Lot 11         EUR    5,000     - for Lot 17

EUR    6,000     - for Lot 6         EUR    8,000   - for Lot 12        

 

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 08 April, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (local time). Tenders will be opened on the same day at 2:00 p.m. (local time), in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.

 

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 inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:

 

 

Rossen Tirkov

Toplofikacia Sofia EAD

23 Jastrebetz str.

Room 222

Tel: +359 2 9033122

Fax: +359 2 8599124

e-mail: r.tirkov@toplo.bg