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Serbia-Beograd: BEI - Servizi di consulenza relativi a lavori di costruzione
Invitation for Expession of Interest (‘REOI’)
1) This notice follows the general procurement notice published on 14 February 2020 in the OJEU with reference No 2020/S 032-074117.
2) The Government of the Republic of Serbia has secured loan financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for a project to construct a motorway from Nis (Merosina) to Plocnik (Beloljin), Serbia (‘the Project’).
Grant funding from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) has also been approved.
3) The Project comprises construction of a 32.7 km length of semi-motorway with a pavement width of 11.5 m in flat to hilly terrain in the Republic of Serbia. Other ancillary structures include approximately five grade-separated interchanges, 16 bridges, eight overpasses/underpasses, six tunnels (total length approximately 2 670 m) and ancillary mechanical and electrical equipment and infrastructure. Drainage systems and horizontal and vertical signalisation will also be provided.
The estimated Project investment cost, including land expropriation and contingencies but excluding VAT, is EUR 255 million.
4) The Republic of Serbia is represented by the Project implementing entity, acting as the Project contracting authority, Koridori Srbije d.o.o. Beograd (the ‘Client’). The Client intends to engage a consultant (the ‘Consultant’) to provide construction supervision services (the ‘Services’) for the Project, payments for which the proceeds of the loan from EIB (‘the Bank’) and WBIF Grant may be applied. The Consultant’s specific tasks will include inter alia.
(i) To assume the duties and responsibilities of the ‘Engineer’ for a minimum of six works contracts to be implemented under the provisions of the FIDIC conditions of contract for construction for building and engineering works designed by the employer. The Consultant will be responsible for all the tasks defined and otherwise implied in the general and particular conditions of contract.
(ii) To assume the duties and responsibilities of the ‘Engineer’ for a contract to design, supply, install and commission mechanical and electrical equipment within tunnels and an intelligent transport system to be implemented under the provisions of the FIDIC conditions of contract for plant and design-build for electrical and mechanical plant and for building and engineering works designed by the contractor. The Consultant will be responsible for all the tasks defined and otherwise implied in the general and particular conditions of contract; ancillary tasks include inter alia.
(iii) The provision of overall Project management and monitoring support to the Client.
(iv) In collaboration with technical assistance Services provider, contracted under a separate procurement procedure, advising the Client on the administration of the above works contracts with due diligence and care, facilitating compliance of the Client’s obligations outlined in the Project’s financing documents (such as loan and project agreements, etc.).
(v) Advising the Client on compliance with the EIB’s Environmental and Social Standards, EBRD’s environmental and social performance requirements, the Project environmental and social action plan and local legislation and regulations concerning inter alia construction, supervision, civil works quality control and environmental protection.
5) The Services are expected to start in Q2 2021 for an initial implementation period of 107 months including a Defects Notification Period of 36 months. The actual start will be determined upon successful award of the first works contract. The actual end date will be determined upon successful award of all six works contracts and the supplies contract.
6) The estimated cost for the Services is EUR 10 million (exclusive of VAT).
7) The Consultant will be selected to perform the Services in accordance with the procedures set out in the EIB’s guide to procurement available at https://www.eib.org/en/publications/guideto-procurement.
8) The Client now invites eligible Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Firms originating from all countries of the world are eligible to tender for these Services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services. Consultants can download the template for expression of interest (EOI) from the following link — http://koridorisrbije.rs/en/international-procurement
9) Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a subconsultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.
10) Pursuant to its Sanctions Policy, the Bank shall not provide finance, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of an individual or entity that is subject to financial sanctions imposed by the EU, either autonomously or pursuant to the financial sanctions decided by the United Nations Security Council on the basis of article 41 of the UN Charter.
11) In order to be qualified to fulfil the Services, eligible Consultants must meet all the following requirements.
(i) the average annual turnover of the candidate must exceed EUR 8 million for the last 3 years (2017, 2018 and 2019) for which accounts have been closed;
(ii) the average of cash and cash equivalents at the end and beginning of each year for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 must be positive;
(iii) the number of permanent staff of the candidate (individual company or joint venture overall) currently working in fields related to this contract, must be at least 10 for each of the last 3 years (2017, 2018 and 2019);
(iv) the candidate has implemented and completed, but not necessarily commenced, during the last 5 years up to the deadline for the receipt of applications indicated below, at least two
(2) contracts in a field related to supervision of construction works on highways/motorways (based on FIDIC conditions of contract or other internationally applied conditions of contract for works), of a minimum value of EUR 6.0 million each and shall demonstrate that it had a minimum participation of 50 % in each of the contracts brought as reference; and
(v) Of the contracts brought as reference in (iv) above, at least one shall have been delivered in EU candidate countries or potential candidate countries.
12) Prior to contract signing, the Consultant will be required to have company licenses for performance of Services as well as having access experts with particular personal licenses for each type of works, as defined in the Republic of Serbia Law on Planning and Construction and its bylaws.
13) The experience and financial record of any proposed subconsultancy shall not be included in the evaluation.
14) The Client intends to shortlist up to six eligible firms to whom a subsequent request for proposals (RFP), both technical and financial, shall be sent. In the event that more than six firms fulfil all the above qualifying criteria, the Client shall use the following criteria to rank the candidates and the highest ranked six shall be invited to submit proposals.
(i) The number of contracts in a field related to these Services brought as reference in para (iv) above.
(ii) In a second step as necessary, the value of contracts in a field related to these Services brought as reference in para (iv) above.
15) In a subsequent step, the technical and financial proposals submitted by shortlisted Consultants shall be evaluated on the basis of the most economically advantageous offer as specified in the RFP.
16) Candidates should alert the promoter in writing to email@example.com with a copy to the European Investment Bank to firstname.lastname@example.org in case they should consider that certain clauses or provisions of the REOI might limit international competition or introduce an unfair advantage to some candidates.
17) The following complaints remedy mechanism is available:
Complaints against the Client’s actions: protection of rights in public procurement procedures in the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the Law on Public Procurement (‘Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia’, No 124/2012, 14/2015 and 68/2015, articles 138-166).
Complaints against Bank’s action: any party having or having had an interest in obtaining a particular contract and who has been or risks being harmed by an alleged infringement of the guide to procurement may submit a complaint to the Bank’s Procurement Complaints Committee (PCC) as per Annex 8 of the EIB’s Guide to Procurement. Complaints are to be submitted by mail or electronic mail (please complete the Complaint Form and send it to email@example.com).
The EOI shall not exceed 25 pages. Any request for clarification must be received in writing (by email) no later than 10 days prior to the submission deadline.
Candidates shall submit an EOI as follows: in English language via email only (using the required template, as non-editable pdf, each page initialled, all pages numbered and stamped), to reach the Client not later than the closing date/time. The EOI shall be one file (not exceeding 15 MB). Hard copies will not be accepted.
Expression of interest must be delivered by email to the address below by no later than:
Time (local): 12.00 GMT+1
Day: 17 August 2020
Client’s contact details: Koridori Srbije d.o.o. Beograd Procurement Department, 21, Kralja Petra Street 11000 Beograd, REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, Tel: + 381 11 3344 174, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org