Services - 304373-2019

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02/07/2019    S125

Kosovo-Fushe Kosove: BERD - Kosovo : Soutien à l'unité de mise en œuvre du projet

2019/S 125-304373

Project Name: Kosovo Railway Route 10 Rehabilitation Project

EBRD Project ID: 45276

Country: KOSOVO

Tender Exercise Name: Assistance to the Project Implementation Unit

ECEPP Tender Exercise ID.: 8720212

Type of Procurement: Consultancy

Procurement Method: Consultancy Single Stage Open

Client Name: Republic of Kosovo

Business Sector: Transport

Type of Notice: Request For Proposals

General Procurement Notice Published: 13.12.2018 11:50

Publication Date: 7.6.2019 16:50

Procurement Ref: 45276-TeRef-8720212

Closing Date - 26.7.2019 14:00

The above named client intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.

Funding details:

Grant administered by the Bank

100 % EBRD SSF Grant.

The proceeds of the loan from/ grant administered by the Bank will be open to firms from any country unless otherwise specified and will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Client's country.

The client now intends to select and contract a consulting company (the consultant) for the above named assignment. The selection method (procurement method) is shown above and interested firms or groups of firms are invited to submit a technical and financial proposal.

The expected outcome of the assignment is as follows:

The overall objective of the assignment is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the project by rendering assistance to the INFRAKOS in the implementation of the project, including assistance in tendering (of certain contracts), disbursement, environmental and social (E&S) requirements, and reporting in line with the project financiers requirements.

The selected consultant is expected to provide the following services:

The consultant is expected to perform the following main tasks:

1) Overall project management support as required;

2) Preparation of the tender documents for procurement of works and services as and if needed (see the TORs);

3) Assistance in all environmental and social (E&S) aspects;

4) Identification of gender market distortions (if any) and assistance supporting INFRAKOS to remedy procurement weaknesses regarding a non-level playing field for tenderers;

5) Arrangement of timely disbursements under the contracts;

6) Assistance to INFRAKOS with all the reporting and administrative obligation (covenants and conditions of precedent) stated in the loan agreements signed between Kosovo and the financiers of this project.

The assignment is expected to start on 1.10.2019 and have an estimated overall duration of 36 months.

Cost Estimate (exclusive of VAT): 600 000 EUR.

Response requirements:

In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants seeking to be selected, the consultant shall submit a response in accordance with the requirements of the procurement documentation available from the link in this notice. Following this request for proposals, the selection will be made from the proposals received in response to this notification only, on the basis of the selection criteria set out in the procurement documentation. The highest-ranked consultant will be selected and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

This consultant selection will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Prospective participants who have registered in ECEPP and expressed an interest in the contract may access the documents and may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP. Non-registered firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/A89892S278 and express an interest in this assignment. The RFP for this assignment is available for firms registered in ECEPP free of charge at the above link. Full conditions for participation are included in the documents. Prospective consultants may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP. Following submission, qualified firms will be ranked on the basis of the criteria set out in the RFPS and the highest ranked consultant will be selected to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

Client address:

Mr. Agron Thaci — CEO, Kosovo Railways Infrastructure JSC (Infrastruktura e Hekurudhavete Kosovës ‘Infrakos’), Kosovo Railways Infrastructure JSC (Infrastruktura e Hekurudhavete Kosovës ‘Infrakos’) Sheshii, Lirisep.n, Fushe Kosove, 12000, KOSOVO, Tel.: +38138550550505, Email: agron.thaqi@kosovorailway.com