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Services - 309679-2022

Submission deadline has been amended by:  366490-2022
10/06/2022    S111

North Macedonia-Skopje: Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy

2022/S 111-309679

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

This contract will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and subject to EIB's Guide to Procurement.

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: PE “Vodovod I Kanalizacija – Skopje” (“Water supply and sewerage – Skopje”)
Postal address: St. Lazar Lichenovski, no.9
Town: Skopje
NUTS code: MK Северна Македонија / Severna Makedonija
Postal code: 1000
Country: North Macedonia
Contact person: Ms. Lindita Shakiri
E-mail: lindita.atanasova@vodovod-skopje.com.mk
Telephone: +389 71233623
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.vodovod-skopje.com.mk/
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.vodovod-skopje.com.mk/
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: PE “Vodovod I Kanalizacija – Skopje” (“Water supply and sewerage – Skopje”)
Postal address: St. Lazar Lichenovski, no.9
Town: Skopje
NUTS code: MK Северна Македонија / Severna Makedonija
Postal code: 1000
Country: North Macedonia
Contact person: Ms. Olivera Mitanovski
E-mail: wwtp-project@vodovod.com.mk
Telephone: +389 23240335
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.vodovod-skopje.com.mk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Consultant Services for Technical Assistance during implementation phase to the Skopje Wastewater Treatment Plant, North Macedonia

Reference number: EIB-GtP/ENR/2019/S 086-204758
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71800000 Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The services shall entail provision of assistance to the Promoter in achieving the overall Project objective and to deliver the Project in an efficient, effective, coordinated, and sustainable way. The Technical Assistance should support PIU in successful implementation of the two Contracts for “Design and Construction of WWTP” and “Administration and Supervision of Construction of WWTP” in all the technical, administrative, financial, legal, environmental, and social management aspects.

The Technical Assistance should assist PIU during the Construction period and the two years of Extended Trial Operation Period of the WWTP, advising and training PIU in all the aspects related to its duties and responsibilities as Employer according to Yellow Book FIDIC Conditions of Contract 1st edition.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: MK Северна Македонија / Severna Makedonija
Main site or place of performance:

The site is located in the southeaster part of the City of Skopje in the settlement of Trubarevo (Municipality of “Gazi Baba”). The TA team may be required to visit the site as per the Project needs.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The TA Contract is expected to commence in Q4 2022, and its duration will be 5 years (60 months), in parallel with the “Contract for the Design and Construction of WWTP” and the contract of “Administration and Supervision of Construction of WWTP”, here below briefly described that are at the moment in the phase of Tender Evaluation and that will be both awarded by the end of 2022.

The contract will be procured under restricted procedure. The Prequalification Document shall be prepared following the Guide to Procurement for projects financed by European Investment Bank (EIB). The European Investment bank will monitor the compliance with the Guide to Procurement. EBRD’s standard Procurement Document for prequalification will be used. The contract will be modelled upon the EBRD Standard Form of Contract for Consultancy Services (lump-sum). Funds will be provided by grant financing by Western Balkan Investment Framework (WBIF).

The criteria for prequalification are as follows:

1. General Experience

The annual turnover of the candidate for each of the last 3 financial years (2019, 2020, 2021) must be at least 1,000.000,00 EUR.

The turnover value in currencies other than EUR, shall be presented in EUR based on the exchange rate set by the central/national bank of the applicant's country, as of 1st July of each year reported.

2. Specific Expirience

The candidate (individual company or consortium altogether) has successfully completed, at any time between 1st January 2017 up to the deadline of submission of applications, either a) alone, b) as leader of a consortium, or c) as a member of a consortium, the following project references:

a) At least 2 service contracts of a minimum value of EUR 500,000 each, with activities related to the support to Promoters during the contracting and implementation of the wastewater treatment projects financed by loans of International Financing Institutions / EU grants.

b) At least 1 service contract with activities related to the support to Promoters during the implementation of the infrastructure project of a minimum value of EUR 40,000,000.

The prequalification of a JVCA does not mean that any of its partners individually, or as a partner in any other JVCA, are prequalified.

3. Professional Capacity of the Applicant

The applicant must have a total of at least ten (10) permanent staff currently working for the applicant in fields related to the contract as described in point 2 and at least 3 engineers with experience in supervision or technical assistance in fields related to the contract as described in point 2.

4. Non-performance History

A consistent history of litigation and/or arbitration awards against the applicant or any partner of a joint venture or their non-performance under the contracts may result in failure of the application. Moreover, an applicant shall Declare any contracts that have been suspended or terminated and/or performance security called by a Promoter for reasons related to the noncompliance of any environmental, or social, or health or safety requirements or safeguard in the past 5 (five) years.

The original Application shall be submitted in hard copy. In addition to the original of the application, the applicant shall submit 3 (three) hard copies, and 1 (one) scanned electronic copy of the original in portable document format. Applicants submitting applications in hard copy shall enclose the original and copies of the applications in separate sealed envelopes. The envelopes shall be duly marked as “ORIGINAL” and “COPY”. These envelopes shall then be enclosed in one single package.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

On the basis of the applications received, at least 3 and at most 8 candidates will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract.

In case of less than 3 candidates, the Pre-Qualification procedure will be cancelled.

If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the applications of these candidates must be re-examined to identify the eight best candidates. The only additional comparative criteria which will be taken into consideration during this re-examination will be based on project references, in the order that they appear below:

1. the total number of project references found eligible under the above selection criteria, then, in case of equality of this criterion

2. the total value of project references found eligible the above selection criteria

Note: additional comparative criterion 2) will be applied only if the number of eligible candidates remain higher than 8 after applying additional comparative criterion 1.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) supports socio-economic development and EU accession across the Western Balkans through the provision of finance and technical assistance for strategic investments. It is a joint initiative of the EU, financial institutions, bilateral donors and the governments of the Western Balkans.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Skopje WWTP Project is expected to start the implementation in last quarter of 2022 with duration of 72 months including the Defect Notification Period. At the moment, the Project is in a procurement of the Works and Services contracts. The procurement stage is expected to be finalised in the third quarter of 2022.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2022/S 096-264002
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/07/2022
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 01/09/2022
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Remedy commission for complaints for the Skopje WWTP Project.
Town: Skopje
Country: North Macedonia
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: