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13/06/2015    S113    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Montenegro-Podgorica: EBRD - Rehabilitation of Tunnels

2015/S 113-203657


Project name: Railways: Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

Country: Montenegro

Business sector: Transport

Project ID: 7927-IFT-37232

Funding source: EBRD and the client

Type of contract: Works


Issue date: 09 June 2015

Closing date: 30 July 2015; 12:00

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Procurement Notices ( on 19.12.2006, 25.02.2008, 14.05.2009, 18.11.2013 and 02.02.2015 and in 'Pobjeda', Montenegrin newspaper.

Railways of Montenegro for Infrastructure 'Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD (ZICG)' , hereinafter referred to as "the Employer", intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of a project to undertake emergency rehabilitation of the tunnels.

The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:

The works on the Vrbnica-Bar line for tunnels rehabilitation: the tunnel no 187 is located on the Belgrade-Bar railway line, between passing point Kos to Trebešica on km 353+657,39 - 353+895,93 (the total length of 238.54 metres), the tunnel no 190 is located 7-9 km from the station Trebjesica to Kolasin on km 364+831,93 - 356+271,93 (the total length of the tunnel is 1440 m); the tunnel no 193 is located 5-6 km from the station Trebjesica to Kolasin on km 357+235,96 - 357+631.96 (the total length of the tunnel is 396 m), in one contract, will include:

Tunnel no 187 at km 353+657.39 - km 353+895.93

Tunnel no 190 at km 354+831.93 - km 356+271.93

Tunnel no 193 at km 357+235.96 - km 357+631.96

Completion time for all works under the contract is 18 months.

Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country.

To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the requirements regarding experience, personnel, equipment, financial position and litigation history, specified below:

1. General Experience.

The Tenderer shall meet the following minimum criteria:

(a) an average annual turnover (defined as annual earnings, expressed in its EURO equivalent) as a contractor over the last five (5) years shall be not less than EUR Five million (5,000,000) equivalent.

JVCA (Joint Venture, Consortium or Association) must satisfy collectively the above criterion, for which purpose the relevant figures for each of the partners shall be added to arrive at the joint venture's total capacity. At the same time each partner shall meet not less than thirty (30) percent of the criterion, while the lead partner shall meet not less than seventy (70) per cent of it.

(b) successful experience as prime contractor in the execution of at least three projects of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last Five (5) years; each with a minimum value of at least EURO One million eight hundred thousand (1.8 million) equivalent; with specific experience in installation of anchors of at least One thousand (1,000) pcs. put in place in one year and specific experience in shotcrete of at least Three hundred (300) cubic metres put in place in one year.

2. Personnel Capabilities.

The Tenderer shall provide suitably qualified personnel as detailed in the tender documents.

3. Equipment Capabilities.

The Tenderer shall own, or have assured access to (through hire, lease, purchase agreement, availability of manufacturing equipment, or other means) of the key items of equipment as detailed in the tender documents.

4. Financial Position.

The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for the contract for a period of 3 months, estimated as not less than EURO 500,000 equivalent, taking into account the Tenderer's commitments for other contracts.

The audited balance sheets for the last Five (5) years shall be submitted and must demonstrate the soundness of the Tenderer's financial position, showing long-term profitability. Where necessary, the Employer will make inquiries with the Tenderer's bankers.

5. Litigation History.

The Tenderer shall provide accurate information on any current or past litigation or arbitration resulting from contracts completed or under execution by him over the last five years. A consistent history of awards against the Tenderer or any partner of a joint venture may result in failure of the application.

Tender documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Euro 200 or equivalent in a convertible currency; and, should be paid to 'Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD' account number (IBAN) ME25510000000002214647 (Party identifier) 400876851700 EUR, SWIFT code CKBCMEPG, Intermediary bank: Commerzbank AG Frankfurt/Main, Swift address: COBADEFF for bidders from abroad or account number 510-22146-47 for bidders from Montenegro, accounts at 'Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka AD, Podgorica'

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.

All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of Euro 50,000 or its equivalent in a convertible currency.

Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before Thursday, 30th July 2015 at 12:00 hrs (Podgorica, local time); at 12:30 hrs p.m. tenders will be opened 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:

Ms. Marija Grujić, Željeznicka Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD (ZICG), Trg Golootočkih žrtava 13, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro. Tel: +382 20 441 453 / +382 68 869 864. Fax: +382 20 441 235. E-mail: