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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 In scope of Northern Corridor  Modernization Program for the design and construction of new bridge over river Debed at the crossing point area of Bagratashen state border of the Republic of Armenia and Georgia, electronic tender has been announced through EBRD electronic platform. Within the terms defined  in ECEPP system under https://ecepp.ebrd.com website, in total 7 organizations submitted their bids . Bids have been downloaded in electronic system and considered acceptable for further evaluation.


  

ANNOUNCEMENT

  

Title: Armenia: Northern Corridor Modernisation Project: Bagratashen border crossing between Armenia and Georgia

 Project Name - Northern Corridor Modernisation Project: Bagratashen border crossing between Armenia and Georgia

 Country – Armenia

 Business Sector – Transport

 Project ID – 43826

 Tender Exercise No. – 3954586

 Tender Exercise Title - Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge

 Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia

 Type of Notice - Invitation for Tenders - Two Stage

 Nature of Procurement – Works

 General Procurement Notice Published - 16/03/2016 15:50

 Issue Date - 27/07/2016 09:00

 Closing Date - 20/09/2016 09:00

 

   The above named client, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

 

  Funding Details:

 

The financing of the contract will be distributed between loans for both Employers. The Employers will finance taxes and duties, including VAT. Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of 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 Client's country.

  

  The client now invites tenders for the above mentioned contract(s). 

 

Package # CW-SBB_01, Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge

 

The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) (the Employer or Employers) intends applying the proceeds of loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of implementation of design and construction of new bridge over river Debed at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen border crossing point.

 

The works to be carried out include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

 

 The contract is expected to start on 28/12/2016 and last about The works are expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2016. The total time period - 42 months, incl. 18 months for Design and Construction, 24 months for the DNP.

 

 A two stage tender procedure will be adopted and will proceed as follows:

     (a)   the First Stage tender will consist of a technical proposal only, without any reference to prices, and a list of any deviations to the technical and commercial conditions set forth in the tender documents or any alternative technical solutions a tenderer wishes to offer, and a justification therefor, provided always that such deviations or alternative solutions do not change the basic objectives of the project. Following evaluation by the client of the First Stage tenders, the client will invite each tenderer who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender to a clarification meeting. The proposals of all such tenderers will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a Memorandum. Only qualified tenderers submitting a technically responsive and acceptable First Stage tender will be invited to submit a Second Stage tender.

 

    (b)   the Second Stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Employer as recorded in the Memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the tender documents issued subsequent to submission of the First Stage tender; and the commercial tender.

 

 First Stage tenders must be submitted by the time and date above mentioned.

 

 This tender will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

 https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/G48PQZB992

 and express an interest in the tender. The tender documents are available for registered firms to view free of charge on ECEPP. Full conditions for participation are included in the tender documents (tender data section).

 

 Prospective tenderers who have registered in ECEPP and expressed an interest in the tender may access the tender documents free of charge and may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP.

 

Other Information: It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the contractor must be able to understand those. For any arguable issue must be used the standards with higher requirements. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the tender should include a Joint Venture Agreement or an Intent to enter into such agreement and the last should provide the aforementioned details for each partner, an indication which firm is the lead partner, distribution of shares among the partners and it should also state explicitly that All partners of the Joint Venture are Jointly and Severally liable to the Employers under the Contract.
The construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the contract - a Contractor and two Employers. 

 

Clients address:

The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia

North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO

Address: Pushkin 58 street, 0002, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia 

Tel: +374 (60) 50 68 70

Contact person – Erna Amirkhanyan, Procurement and Contract Management Specialist, 

e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

 

Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgi 

Roads Department of Georgia

Address:  12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia,

Tel: +995 (322) 37 05 08

Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia),

e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge

 


 

 April 15, 2016

In scope of Northern Corridor Modernisation Projectfor selection of Engineer of technical supervision for construction works of new bridge over river Debed at Bagratashen state Border Crossing Point of the Republic of Armenia and Georgia, through RBRD electronic platform, electronic tender was announed with the terms defined through ECEPP system on https://ecepp.ebrd.com website25 Participants submitted general expression of interests for electronic tender whose bids havebeen downloaded in electronic system  and have been acceptable for further evaluation.

 


 

March 21, 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Project Name - Northern Corridor Modernization Project: New bridge over river Debed at  Bagratashen state border crossing point area by the Republic of Armenia and Georgia

Business Sector - Transport

Project ID - 43826

Tender Exercise No. - 3954871

Tender Exercise Title - Supervision Engineer for Design and Construction of new Bagratashen Bridge

Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia

Type of Notice - Invitation for Expressions of Interest

Nature of Procurement - Consultancy

Closing Date - 15/04/2016 08:00

 

The above named client, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

Funding Details:

A loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project

The financing of the consultancy contract will be distributed between loans for both Clients.

The Clients will finance taxes and duties, including VAT.

The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of 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 Client's country.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank and will be open to firms from any country.   

The main objective of the assignment shall be:

 The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia), hereinafter referred to as the Client and/or Clients intends using part of the proceeds of the loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the consultancy contact for Supervision Engineer for Design and Construction of a new Bridge at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen Border Crossing Point.

The consultancy contract includes amongst other carrying out duties of the Engineer as described and in accordance with the contract for civil works which will be based upon the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (Yellow book, 1st edition, 1999). The works to be carried out under the contract include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

Since the construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the tripartite contract - a Contractor and two Clients, then contract for the Engineer services will also be tripartite. The key feature of these services will be to provide a proactive supervision of design and construction works in accordance with the legal frameworks of both, Armenia and Georgia.

The assignment is expected to start in 18/03/2016 and last about It is incorrect, please see next sentence. The assignment is expected to start in the 4th quarter of 2016. The total time period - 44 months, incl. 18 months for Construction, 24 months for the DLP and 2 months for issuance of performance certificate..

This consultant selection will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/PSA55S8652  and express an interest in this assignment.

In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:

  • Company profile, organisation and staffing;
  • Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous not more than 5 years, including their locations;
  • CVs of staff who could be available to work on the assignment.

The above information should not exceed 25 pages.

Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be created by the Client to be invited to submit proposals for the assignment.

Other Information: The Expression of interest, in English, shall be submitted via ECEPP system not later than closing date and time.

The expression of interest shall not exceed 25 pages, excluding CVs.

Consultant Profile: The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with proven experience in the administrative management, design and supervision of similar construction works with comparable climatic and geological conditions.

 

Details of experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five year shall include for each project, as a minimum, the following:

- project title, location, objectives and brief narrative description of the project;

- contractual role of the firm;

- the presence of any affiliate or parent companies and their respective roles;

- start and completion dates;

- contract value;

- name of the client and funding source;

- functions and tasks carried out, including applicable national and/or international codes and standards, and certification; and

If consulting firm has been found by a judicial process or other official enquiry to have engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices, details of the basis for the outcome of such process or enquiry shall be provided with the expression of interest.

The Employer reserves the right not to shortlist consulting firms that have been found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent or other prohibited practices regardless of the results of technical evaluation of the expressions of interest.

It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the consultant must be able to understand those. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise for the assignment, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the Expression of Interest should provide the aforementioned details for each partner and an indication which firm is the lead partner.

It is expected that the Consultant's team will include at least the following specialists with a technical, engineering and construction skills and with corresponding of general experience and specific experience for the position for which they are proposed:

Key Experts:

Team Leader / Senior Bridge Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Chief Design Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Bridge Engineer / Deputy Team Leader (10 years of general and 8 years of specific experience).

Quality Control Specialist (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

Geotechnical Engineer (15 years of general and 10 years of specific experience).

 

Non Key Experts

Quantity Surveyor (8 years of general and 5 years of specific experience).

Road Safety Specialist (8 years of general and 5 years of specific experience)

Contract Specialist (8 years of general and 3 years of specific experience)

Social Specialist (7 years of general and 3 years of specific experience)

Environmental Specialist (10 years of general and 5 years of specific experience)

The Expressions of Interest will be evaluated on the following Criteria (Sub-criteria) with corresponding weights (%):

Company Profile - 10%, including (core business and years of experience 5%; technical and administrative capacity - 5%);

Experience 90%, including (experience of consultant specific to the assignment - 60%; experience of consultant specific to the region -30%).

 

Clients addresses:

 

The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia

North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO

Adrress: Pushkin 58 street, 0002, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia 

Tel: +374 (60) 50 68 70

Contact person – Erna Amirkhanyan, Procurement and Contract Management Specialist, 

e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

 

Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgi 

Roads Department of Georgia

Address:  12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia,

Tel: +995 (322) 37 05 08

Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia), e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge


 

March 16, 2016

 NOTIFICATION

On new bridge construction over river Debed at "Sadakhlo-Bagratashen" crossing point area of state border of the Republic of Armenia and Georgia in scope of the RA Northern Corridor Modernisation Projectthrough European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

 

Project Name – Northern Corridor Modernization Project: Construction of new bridge over river Debed at  Bagratashen state border crossing point area by the Republic of Armenia and Georgia
Country – Armenia, Georgia 
Business Sector - Transport
Project ID - 43826
Type of Procurement – Design and construction works, Consultancy
Client Name - Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia
Type of Notice - General Procurement Notice

 

The clients will jointly use the loan proceeds provided by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the above project.

Financing details:

  1. Project total estimated cost is 10,000,000 EUR,
  2. A loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), as well as Client's own funds will be used for the implementation of the project,
  3. The Clients will finance all the taxes during the project implementation.

 

The main objective of the Project is to modernize and upgrade the border crossing and road access infrastructure along the border between Armenia and Georgia facilitating cross border movement of persons and goods thus supporting regional trade and cooperation. Financing components are:
- Design and Construction of new Bagratashen Bridge (two one-way bridges for opposite traffic flows)
-Supervision of the above Design and Build contract

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin on 21/03/2016.
Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan administered by the EBRD will be open for any resident or non-resident firms. 
The proceeds of the loan administered by EBRD will not be used for the purpose of any payment or goods purchase, if such payment or purchase 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 or official regulation of the Client's country.

Tendering for this project will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested contractors and consultants should register on ECEPP through the following link :

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?displayNoticeId=3954549 

 

Clients addresses:

The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia

North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO

Adrress: Pushkin 58 street, 0002, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Tel: +374 (60) 50 68 70

Contact person –Erna Amirkhanyan–Procurement and Contract Management Specialist, 

e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am

 

Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgia

Roads Department of Georgia

Address:  12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia,

Tel: +995 (322) 37 05 08

Contact person- Nugzar Gasviani - Acting Chairman of the Roads Department of Georgia

e-mail-info@georoad.ge 

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