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WORKS PROCUREMENT NOTICE

 

Metering and Monitoring of the Water Distribution Network

 

 


WORKS PROCUREMENT NOTICE

Metering and Monitoring of the Water Distribution Network

Location: Sibiu Sibiu County, Romania

1. Publication reference

2002 RO 16 P PE 022 - 06

2. Procedure

Local Open Tender

3. Programme

ISPA

4. Financing

Financing Memorandum No. 2002/RO/16/P/PE/022

5. Contracting Authority

Central Finance and Contracts Unit, Ministry of Public Finances

44, Boulevard Mircea Voda, Entrance B, Bucharest 3, Romania

Phone: ( + 40 ) 21 326 55 55

Fax :    ( + 40 ) 21 326 87 30

Contact person: Nicoleta Caţaonu Project Manager

 

CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS

6. Description of the contract

In total four (4) existing booster pumping stations are to be rehabilitated, including but not limited to, renovation of the buildings, installation of new pumping equipment and flow measurement equipment, including the installation of new switch boards and a communication system of measured data to a general dispatcher. One of the existing pumping stations will be fully demolished and rebuilt. For the other existing pumping stations, demolition of parts of the installations is required, but no demolition of the buildings.

Three (3) other existing booster pumping stations are to be equipped with flow measurement equipment, including data communication to the general dispatcher.

Twenty (20) pressure measuring points are to be installed at several locations in Sibiu. The pressure sensors are to be installed in manholes, including power supply (from network of Sibiu) and data communication (to general dispatcher).

At the yard of Apa-Canal Sibiu an existing (part of a) building is to be converted to a general dispatching area.

7. Number and titles of lots

N/A.

 

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

8. Eligibility and rules of origin

Participation is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons [participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of Tenderers] of the Member States of the European Union and the countries and territories of the regions covered and/or authorised by the Regulation or other specific instruments applicable to the programme under which the contract is financed (see also heading 21 below). All goods supplied under this contract must originate in these countries.

9. Grounds for exclusion

Tenderers must submit a statement to the effect that they are not in any of the situations listed in point 2.3.3 of the Practical guide to contract procedures financed by the general budget of the European Communities in the context of external actions.

10. Number of Tenders

Tenderers (including firms within the same legal group, other members of the same consortium, and sub-contractors) may submit only one Tender. Tenders for parts of works will not be considered. Tenderers may not submit a Tender for a variant solution in addition to their Tender for the works required in the Tender Dossier.

11. Tender Guarantee

Tenderers must provide a Tender Guarantee of 25,000 Euro when submitting their Tender. This Guarantee will be released to unsuccessful Tenderers once the Tender procedure has been completed and to the successful Tenderer(s) upon signature of the contract by all parties.

12. Performance Guarantee

The successful Tenderer will be asked to provide a Performance Guarantee of 10% of the amount of the contract at the signing of the contract. This Guarantee must be provided no later than 30 days after the Tenderer receives the contract signed by the Contracting Authority. If the selected Tenderer fails to provide such a Guarantee within this period, the Contract will be void and a new Contract may be drawn up and sent to the Tenderer which has submitted the second best admissible Tender.

13. Information meeting and/or site visit

An optional clarification meeting and site visit will be held on January 10, 2006, 10:00 hours local time, at S.C. Apă Canal S.A. Sibiu, 6 Eschile str. 550096 Sibiu, Romania. Participants are requested to confirm their attendance by fax to the CFCU at least 48 hours before the meeting.

14. Tender validity

Tenders must remain valid for a period of 90 days after the deadline for submission of Tenders.

 

 

15. Period of execution

8 months.

 


SELECTION AND AWARD CRITERIA

16. Selection criteria

The minimum qualifying criteria for each tenderer include:

1.       The Tenderer must be a registered firm or natural person legally capable of carrying out the specified Works.

2.    General Experience

The Tenderer shall meet the following minimum criteria. The projects should be of a nature and complexity similar to those of the Works in the proposed contract and completed within the last 7 years:

a.       successful experience as prime contractor:

in the construction of at least three projects, out of which one of a minimum value of 2.0 million Euro and two with a minimum value of 1.0 million Euro.

 

NOTE: nature and complexity similar to those of the Works in the proposed contract shall be interpreted as follows:

       Similar nature means (re)construction of drinking water distribution facilities, such as booster pumping stations, the building of SCADA systems and (tele)communication between facilities and general dispatcher.

       Similar complexity means construction at various sites simultaneously, including testing, taking over and performance testing.

       The minimum size (value) that will be taken into consideration is either the total project value, when the contractor was acting as sole contractor, or the share of the total project value corresponding to its share of the joint-venture participation, when the contractor was member of a joint venture.

       The last seven years shall be understood as the period: January 1, 1998 up to the deadline of submission of tenders.

 

3.    Financial

a.    Turnover

The average annual turnover in the past 3 years shall be at least 3.0 million Euro or equivalent.

b.    Financial Resources

The Tenderer shall demonstrate, by a bank statement from his bank, that he has available or has access to liquid assets, lines of credit, or other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract of not less than 0.5 million Euro equivalent, for a period of 4 months, in addition to the Tenderers commitments for other contracts.

c.    Financial Position

The audited financial statements for the last 3 (three) years as well as documented cash-flow projections for the next 2 (two) years shall be submitted and must demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer's financial position, showing long-term profitability.

4.    Litigation History

The applicant shall provide accurate information on any current or past litigation or arbitration resulting from contracts completed, terminated, or under execution by him over the last seven years. A consistent history of awards against the Tenderer or existence of a high value dispute, which may threaten the financial standing of the Tenderer, may lead to the rejection of the Tender.

5.    Joint Ventures/Consortia or Tenderers with major sub-contractors shall meet the following particular qualification criteria:

a.         The Joint Venture/Consortium (including sub-contractors) must satisfy cumulatively the general experience and financial standing criteria stated above.

In addition:

b.         The leading partner shall meet individually the following particular criteria:

i.           No less than 50 % (in terms of values) of the general experience.

ii.          Average annual turnover in the last 3 years (2002, 2003 and 2004) of 1.5 million Euro equivalent.

iii.        Successful experience as main contractor in the execution of at least one project with the value of minimum 1.0 million Euro. The project must have been completed within the last 7 years.

iv.         Shall demonstrate, by a bank statement from his bank that he has available or he has access to, liquid assets, lines of credit, or other financial means not less than 0.250 million Euro equivalent, apart of the applicants commitments for other contracts.

v.          It shall also satisfy the litigation history (4.2.4) criterion.

c.         Each other member of the JV/Consortium shall meet the following particular criteria:

Each individual member shall meet the general experience (execution according to the nature of their involvement in the Contract) and the financial resources criteria in the same proportion as their envisaged part in the Consortium. They shall also satisfy the sound financial position and litigation history criteria.

d.         The major sub-contractors (for more than 10 % of the tendered Contract Price) shall:

i.      meet the general experience criteria set above in the same proportion as the envisaged part of the sub-contractor in the tendered Contract Price, following the same calculation approach used for joint-venture/consortium partners stated above. The sub-contractors shall meet the execution sub-criteria according to the nature of their involvement in the contract.

ii.     satisfy the sound financial position and litigation history criteria.

 

 

17. Award criteria

The contract will be awarded to the tenderer who has submitted the lowest tender price satisfying the administrative and technical criteria.

 

 


TENDERING

18. How to obtain the Tender Dossier

The Tender Dossier is available from:

Central Finance and Contracts Unit, Ministry of Public Finances

44, Boulevard Mircea Voda, Entrance B, Bucharest 3, Romania

Phone:    ( + 40 ) 21 326 55 55 extension 521

Fax:         ( + 40 ) 21 326 87 30

Contact person: Nicoleta Caţaonu Project Manager

and will be forwarded to the tenderers within 3 days upon payment of 300 Euro, which includes courier delivery, in the bank account specified below:

Bank account:     IBAN RO 97 ABNA 4100 2511 00000 404

Account holder:   Central Finance and Contracts Unit

Bank name:        ABN AMRO Bank  

Bank Address:   10, Montreal Square, Bucharest, Romania

Swift:                  ABNAROBU

It is also available for inspection at the premises of the Contracting Authority. Tenders must be submitted using the standard Tender Form included in the Tender Dossier, whose format and instructions must be strictly observed.

Tenderers with questions regarding this Tender should send them in writing to:

Central Finance and Contracts Unit, Ministry of Public Finances

44, Boulevard Mircea Voda, Entrance B, Bucharest 3, Romania

Phone:    ( + 40 ) 21 326 55 55

Fax: ( + 40 ) 21 326 87 30

Contact person: Nicoleta Caţaonu Project Manager

(mentioning the publication reference shown in item 1) at least 21 days before the deadline for submission of Tenders given in item 19. The Contracting Authority must reply to all Tenderers' questions at least 11 days before the deadline for submission of Tenders.

 

 

19. Deadline for submission of Tenders

February 6, 2006, 14:00 h local time, at:

Central Finance and Contracts Unit, Ministry of Public Finances

44, Boulevard Mircea Voda, Entrance B, Bucharest 3, Romania

Any Tender received after this deadline will not be considered.

20. Tender opening session

The public opening session will take place on February 6, 2006, 15:00 h local time, at the premises of:

Central Finance and Contracts Unit, Ministry of Public Finances

44, Boulevard Mircea Voda, Entrance B, Bucharest 3, Romania

 

21. Legal basis

Council Regulation (EC) No 1267/1999 of 21st of June 1999 establishing an Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-accession, as amended by the Council Regulation No. 2500/2001 and Council Regulation 769/2004.

 

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