North-South Road Program State Non-Commercial Organization

Reconstruction and improvement of the M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km 90+200 (Talin - Lanjik section)


Deadline: 14.10.2015

Amendment to Invitation for Bids
for “Reconstruction and improvement of the M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km 90+200 (Talin-Lanjik section)” published on 27 July 2015

with Corrigendum published on 01 September 2015

 

Loan No. and Title:

2993-ARM, North-South Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3

Contract No. and Title:      

T3-CW-01, “Reconstruction and improvement of the M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km 90+200 (Talin - Lanjik section)”

 

"Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" SNCO informs that the following amendment has been done to the Invitation for Bids published on 27 July 2015 and in ITB 22.1 and ITB 25.1 of Data Sheet:

1. The deadline for bids submission is postponed and is set “14 October 2015 at 15:00 (Yerevan time).

2. The bid opening shall take place on 14 October at time 15:30 (Yerevan time).

A prospective Bidder requiring any clarification of the Bidding Document shall contact the Employer in accordance to ITB 7.1.

The Employer will send to all interested companies all responses raised by Participants by E-mail.

The site visit will be organized by the Bidder’s own expense in accordance to ITB 7.2.

 

Amended Invitation has been published by ADB also and you can download it from the following link: http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/coso/arm2993-CW01-ext.pdf

 

"Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" SNCO

________________________________________________________

Invitation for Bids

(Corrigendum 1 IFB, original IFB publication date is 27 July 2015) 

Date: 09 September 2015

Loan No. and Title:

2993-ARM: North-South Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 3

Contract No. and Title:

T3-CW-01:  Reconstruction and  improvement of the M1  Talin  to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km 90+200 (Talin - Lanjik section)

Deadline for Submission of Bids:

14 October 2015, 15:00 (Yerevan time)

 

1. The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the North-South Road Corridor Investment Program - Project 3. Part of this financing will be used for payments under the Contract named above. Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB.

2. The Ministry of Transport and Communication (“the Employer”) of the Republic of Armenia now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the:

Reconstruction and improvement of the M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km 90+200 (Talin - Lanjik section); upgrading and widening of the existing M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from 2-lane single carriageway to 4-lane dual carriageway (“the Works”).

 

The total length of the upgrading and widening Contract is 18.700 km which comprises construction of a new 4-lane dual carriageway with cement concrete pavement between Talin and Lanjik. Approximately 7.150 km is to be built on a new alignment to achieve the required operating standard, particularly on the escarpment section at Mastara. Where the existing alignment is followed, the second carriageway is generally to be built alongside the existing road.

There will be a total of 2 new grade-separated interchanges, both of which are overpasses. Each overpass utilizes standard 18m long normally reinforced beams, all with conventional reinforced concrete decks. In addition to the interchanges T-junctions will be constructed to provide connection to local roads/communities. Other reinforced concrete structures comprise agricultural overpasses/underpasses for machinery, pedestrians and animals; agricultural underpasses for animals and pedestrians; bridge and culverts for surface water and irrigation systems.

 

The road pavement will comprise 35cm thickness of granular sub base, two layer of 18cm of crushed stone base course each (total 36cm crushed stone base course) and 24cm of cement concrete pavement. Shoulders and median will be covered with double seal surface dressing. Access roads and acceleration/deceleration lanes are to be paved with asphalt concrete. The project road is located North-West of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia at an altitude between 1,400 and 1,900m above mean sea level.

 

3. The completion period is 540 days.

 

4. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s  Single-Stage, Two-Envelope biddingprocedure and is open to all Bidders from ADB eligiblecountries as described in the Bidding Document.

 

5. The Bidders should have the following main qualifications:

 

  • All pending litigation and arbitration, if any, shall be treated as resolved against the Bidder and so shall in total not represent more than 50 (fifty) percent of the Bidder’s net worth calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities should be positive 
  • Minimum average annual Construction turnover of US$ FIFTY THREE MILLION (53,000,000) calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last FIVE (5) years 
  • Has completed as prime contractor at least one project valued US$ THIRTY TWO MILLION (32,000,000) and similar to the proposed project in the last TEN (10) years, and successfully handed over to the Client
  • the bidder must have construction experience in the following key activities:

 

(a)  Laying of 140,000 cubic meters of crushed stone during any one year of the last TEN (10) years;

(b)  Implementation of 80,000 cubic meters of cement-concrete road pavement during any of the years of the last 10 years;

(c)  Construction of 1,400,000 cubic meters of embankment during any of the years of the last 10 years;

 

6. To purchase the bidding documents and/or obtain further information, bidders should contact:

Office of “Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO

"Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" SNCO

Street Address: 58, Pushkin Street City: Yerevan

ZIP Code: 0002

Country: Republic of Armenia Telephone: tel.: /+374 60 50 68 70

Electronic mail address:  info@northsouth.am

 

7. The electronic version of Bidding documents (including drawings, specifications and bill of quantities) in English language may be purchased from the office of “Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO (the Beneficiary) starting from 27 July 2015. The bidding documents will be issued during normal working hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. upon submission of a written application to the address above and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of NET Two Hundred US Dollars ($200) or One Hundred Thousand Armenian Drams (AMD100,000) and upon presentation of the receipt of the respective payment. The method of payment will be banking transfer to the Beneficiary's following bank account.

 

For AMD transfers within Armenia

For USD transfer from outside of Armenia

Bank: Araratbank OJSC

Addr: 19 Pushkin Street, Yerevan,

Armenia

Beneficiary account:

1510009017860500

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of

North-South Road Corridor

Investment Program” SNCO

Tax Payer Code: 027 089 21

Yerevan, Nalbandyan 28

Correspondent Bank:

Standard Chartered Bank, New York, USA,

Addr: One Madison Avenue, New York,

N.Y.10010-3603,

SWIFT: SCBLUS33. Routing No

026002561

Beneficiary’s Bank:

Araratbank OJSC, Addr: 19 Pushkin

Street, Yerevan, Armenia;

Account no: 1510009017860301

SWIFT: ARMCAM22;

IBAN: 358 202 357 10 01

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of North-

South Road Corridor Investment Program”

SNCO;

or

Correspondent Bank:

CitiBank N.A., 111 Wall Street, New York,

NY, 10043, SWIFT: CITIUS33

Beneficiary’s Bank:

Araratbank OJSC, Addr: 19 Pushkin

Street, Yerevan, Armenia;

Account no: 1510009017860301

SWIFT: ARMCAM22;

IBAN: 362 547 74

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of North-

South Road Corridor Investment Program”

SNCO;

or

Correspondent Bank:

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterrieich AG,

SWIFT: RZBAATWW

Beneficiary’s Bank:

Araratbank OJSC, Addr: 19 Pushkin

Street, Yerevan, Armenia;

Account no: 1510009017860301

SWIFT: ARMCAM22;

IBAN: 070-55.076.558 USD

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of North-

South Road Corridor Investment Program”

SNCO;

  

8. The Employer will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids.

 

9. Pre-bid Conference shall take place on 24 August 2015 at 15:00 at the Meeting room of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Republic of Armenia. Site visit will be organized by the Employer on 25 August 2015. The Employer encourages all potential bidders who have purchased the bidding documents to attend the pre-bid conference.

 

10. Bids must be delivered at or before 15:00 (Yerevan time) on 14 October 2015 to theaddress above together with a Bid Security in the amount as described in the Bidding Documents.

 

11.  Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend bid opening at the following address:

 

Meeting room, "Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" SNCO

Street Address: 58, Pushkin Street City: Yerevan Country: Republic of Armenia

_________________________________________________________

Invitation for Bids

 

Date: 27 July 2015

Loan: 2993-ARM - North-South Road Corridor Investment Program – Project 3

 Contract Title:  “Reconstruction and improvement of the M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km

                            90+200 (Talin - Lanjik section)”

 Contract Number: T3-CW-01

 Deadline for bid submission: 14 September 2015

 

  1. The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of the North-South Road Corridor Investment Program - Project 3 Part of this financing will be used for payments under the Contract named above.  Bidding is open to Bidders from eligible source countries of the ADB.

 

  1. The Ministry of Transport and Communication (“the Employer”) of the Republic of Armenia now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the:

 

Reconstruction and improvement of the M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from km 71+500 to km 90+200 (Talin - Lanjik section); upgrading and widening of the existing M1 Talin to Gyumri Road from 2-lane single carriageway to 4-lane dual carriageway (“the Works”).

The total length of the upgrading and widening Contract is 18.700 km which comprises construction of a new 4-lane dual carriageway with cement concrete pavement between Talin and Lanjik. Approximately 7.150 km is to be built on a new alignment to achieve the required operating standard, particularly on the escarpment section at Mastara. Where the existing alignment is followed, the second carriageway is generally to be built alongside the existing road.

There will be a total of 2 new grade-separated interchanges, both of which are overpasses. Each overpass utilizes standard 18m long normally reinforced beams, all with conventional reinforced concrete decks. In addition to the interchanges T-junctions will be constructed to provide connection to local roads/communities. Other reinforced concrete structures comprise agricultural overpasses/underpasses for machinery, pedestrians and animals; agricultural underpasses for animals and pedestrians; bridge and culverts for surface water and irrigation systems.

The road pavement will comprise 35cm thickness of granular sub base, two layer of 18cm of crushed stone base course each (total 36cm crushed stone base course) and 24cm of cement concrete pavement. Shoulders and median will be covered with double seal surface dressing. Access roads and acceleration/deceleration lanes are to be paved with asphalt concrete. The project road is located North-West of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia at an altitude between 1,400 and 1,900m above mean sea level.

 

  1. The completion period is 540 days.

 

  1. International Competitive Bidding (ICB) will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single-Stage, Two-Envelope bidding procedure and is open to all Bidders from ADB eligible countries as described in the Bidding Document.

  

  1. The Bidders should have the following main qualifications:

 

  • All pending litigation and arbitration, if any, shall be treated as resolved against the Bidder and so shall in total not represent more than 50 (fifty) percent of the Bidder’s net worth calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities should be positive
  •  Minimum average annual Construction turnover of US$ FIFTY THREE MILLION (53,000,000)calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last FIVE (5) years
  • Has completed as prime contractor at least one project valued US$ THIRTY TWO MILLION (32,000,000) and similar to the proposed project in the last TEN (10) years, and successfully handed over to the Client 
  • the bidder must have construction experience in the following key activities: 

a)   Laying of  140,000 cubic meters of crushed stone during any one year of the last TEN (10)  years;

b)   Implementation of 80,000 cubic meters of cement-concrete road pavement during any of the years of the last 10 years;

c)   Construction of 1,400,000 cubic meters of embankment during any of the years of the last 10 years;

 

  1. To purchase the bidding documents and/or obtain further information, bidders should contact:


"Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" SNCO

Street Address: 58, Pushkin Street


City: Yerevan
ZIP Code: 0002
Country: Republic of Armenia
Telephone: tel.: /+374 60 50 68 70

Electronic mail address: info@northsouth.am

 

  1. The electronic version of Bidding documents (including drawings, specifications and bill of quantities) in English language may be purchased from the office of “Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO (the Beneficiary) starting from 27 July 2015. The bidding documents will be issued during normal working hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. upon submission of a written application to the address above and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of NET Two Hundred US Dollars ($200) or One Hundred Thousand Armenian Drams (AMD100,000) and upon presentation of the receipt of the respective payment. The method of payment will be banking transfer to the Beneficiary's following bank account.
For AMD transfers within Armenia For USD transfer from outside of Armenia

Bank: Araratbank OJSC

Addr: 19 Pushkin Street, Yerevan, Armenia

 Beneficiary account:

1510009017860500

 Beneficiary:

 “Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO

Tax Payer Code: 027 089 21

Yerevan, Nalbandyan 28

Correspondent Bank:

Standard Chartered Bank, New York, USA, Addr: One Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y.10010-3603,

SWIFT: SCBLUS33. Routing No 026002561

Beneficiary’s Bank:

Araratbank OJSC, Addr: 19 Pushkin Street, Yerevan, Armenia;

Account no: 1510009017860301

SWIFT: ARMCAM22;

 IBAN: 358 202 357 10 01

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO;

 

or

Correspondent Bank:

 CitiBank N.A., 111 Wall Street, New York, NY, 10043, SWIFT: CITIUS33

Beneficiary’s Bank:

Araratbank OJSC, Addr: 19 Pushkin Street, Yerevan, Armenia;

Account no: 1510009017860301

SWIFT: ARMCAM22;

IBAN: 362 547 74

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO;

 

or

Correspondent Bank:

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterrieich AG,

SWIFT: RZBAATWW

Beneficiary’s Bank:

Araratbank OJSC, Addr: 19 Pushkin Street, Yerevan, Armenia;

Account no: 1510009017860301

SWIFT: ARMCAM22;

 IBAN: 070-55.076.558 USD

Beneficiary:

“Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program” SNCO;

 8. The Employer will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids.

  

9. Pre-bid Conference shall take place on 24 August 2015 at 15:00 at the Meeting room of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Republic of Armenia. Site visit will be organized by the Employer on 25 August 2015. The Employer encourages all potential bidders who have purchased the bidding documents to attend the pre-bid conference.

  

10. Bids must be delivered at or before 15:00 (Yerevan time) on 14 September 2015 to the address above together with a Bid Security in the amount as described in the Bidding Documents.

 

11. Late bids shall be rejected. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend bid opening at the following address:

  Meeting room, "Organization for Implementation of North-South Road Corridor Investment Program" SNCO

Street Address: 58, Pushkin Street City: Yerevan
Country: Republic of Armenia

 

The Invitation for Bids has also been published by ADB and you can find it in the following link: http://www.adb.org/site/business-opportunities/operational-procurement/goods-services/notices-current



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