Works - 511165-2017

21/12/2017    S245    European Investment Bank - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh City: EIB - Ho Chi Minh City urban mass rapid transit line 2 investment program:Tender package CP3a – Tunnels and underground stations (section from 1 024.7 meter 6 330.40 meter)

2017/S 245-511165

Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Management Authority for Urban Railways (Maur) Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 Investment Program

Date: 21.12.2017 (First date of Publication)

Loan No.: 2956-VIE; Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 Investment Program.

Contract No. and Title: CP3a — Tunnels and Underground stations (Section from Km1+024.70 to Km6+330.40)

Deadline for Submission of Bids: 6.6.2018, 14:00, Indochina Time (UTC+7).

1) The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has received a loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) towards the cost of Ho Chi Minh City Urban Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 Investment Program. 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 and all EU member states;

2) The management authority for urban railways (MAUR) (“the Employer”) invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the design, construction and completion of the works under the CP3a package (Section from Km1+024.70 to Km 6+330.40) generally comprising of 5 underground stations connected by twin tube running tunnels and two cut and cover sections for track crossovers and external technical facilities such as 5 remote ventilation buildings with their connecting underground tunnels and one bulk power supply station. The works also include reinstatement of roads. More details and specifications are provided in the CP3a bidding document;

3) This contract is expected to be implemented in approximately 70 months;

4) 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 eligible countries as described in the bidding documents;

5) The criteria to be used in the evaluation of bids include:

(a) Financial resources less the bidder's financial obligations for its current contract commitments meet or exceed 30 000 000 USD;

(b) Minimum average annual construction turnover of 200 000 000 USD within the last 3 years;

(c) Participation in at least 2 contracts that have been successfully or substantially completed (completed not less than 80 % of current contract value including provisional sums and contingencies) within the last 10 years and that are similar to the proposed contract, where the value of the bidder’s participation exceeds 400 000 000 USD in each contract. The similarity of the bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of works, complexity, methods, technology or other characteristics applicable to construction of tunnels by TBM and construction of underground stations by cut and cover method for urban mass rapid transit project;

(d) Design and build experience on urban mass rapid transit projects of a similar size and nature outside the bidder's home country.

The criteria are more completely described in the bidding documents;

6) This bidding process for CP3a package is being conducted in parallel with the bidding process for CP3b package. Contractors that wish to bid for both packages will also be given the opportunity to offer a discount in the case that both packages are awarded to the contractor. The employer shall evaluate and compare compliant bids for each package in order to arrive at the least-cost combination taking into account any discounts offered in the letter of bid. If a bidder submits successful (lowest evaluated substantially responsive) bids for CP3a and CP3b, then the evaluation will also include an assessment of the bidder’s capacity to meet the aggregated requirements presented in the bid;

7) The bidders are required to disclose any conflict of interest, whether actual, potential or perceived affecting the bidders and their respective subsidiaries in respect of other bidders or the employer’s officials;

8) To obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents, bidders should contact:

Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR), Address: No. 29, Le Quy Don Street, District No. 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Tel. (84-8) 3930 9495; Fax: (84-8) 3930 9497; Email address: vvvinh.bqldsdt@tphcm.gov.vn — Contact person: Mr. Vu Van Vinh;

9) To purchase the bidding documents in English, eligible bidders should:

(a) Visit the MAUR’s office at the address indicated above or submit a written application to the address given in Clause 8 requesting the bidding documents for contract package CP3a — Tunnels and underground stations (Section from Km1+024.70 to Km6+330.40);

(b) Make payment of a non-refundable fee of 1 000 USD (One thousand US Dollar). Payment may be by cash in EUR or USD or VND at the address provided in Clause 8, or by cashier check, or by transferring/depositing the above amount into the employer's bank account using the following details:

(i) for EUR: Account No. 119 000 209 157;

(ii) for USD: Account No. 111 000 200 921;

(iii) for VND: Account No. 111 000 074 178;

(iv) Account name: Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR);

(v) Bank name and address:

Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade

Branch 8, Ho Chi Minh City

1073, Pham The Hien Street, Ward 5, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;

(vi) SWIFT code (SW CODE): ICBVVNVX926;

(c) The bidding documents can also be purchased and sent within Vietnam or overseas through courier delivery following a written request. No liability will be accepted for loss or delay in delivery;

(d) Bidders may collect hard and soft copies of the bidding document no earlier than 2 working days after completion of payment for the bidding documents. A purchase receipt issued by MAUR or an equivalent proof of a bank transfer is required upon collection of the bidding documents;

(e) An electronic copy of the bidding document will also be provided on CD to all purchasers of the bidding document. In the event of any discrepancy between hard copy bidding document and soft copy bidding document, the hard copy shall govern;

10) A bid security of 13000,000 USD (Thirteen million US Dollar) fulfilling the conditions indicated in the bidding documents must accompany all bids;

11) Submission of bids shall be made to the address under clause 8 above on or before the deadline of 6.6.2018, 14:00, Indochina Time (UTC+7). Late bids will not be accepted.

Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline for bid submission in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend;

12) MAUR will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of bids.