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Serbia-Belgrade: Network infrastructure
This contract will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and is subject to the EIB's guide to Procurement.
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Procurement of AMRES backbone upgrade
Subject of this project is supply and delivery of equipment for the upgrade of AMRES network infrastructure. AMRES Backbone network needs to be expanded to increase the capacity of telecommunication links and integration with the existing AMRES infrastructure which consists of the access network, the backbone of the network and external connections. The scope of this procurement is network expansion with additional 100GE and 10GE services between existing sites.
12 locations throughout the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
The Republic of Serbia (hereinafter called “Borrower”) has received financing from the European Investment Bank (the “Bank” or “EIB”) in the form of a credit (hereinafter called “credit”) toward the cost of undertaking a national digital education investment programme “Connected Schools” in Serbia. The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, an implementing agency of the Borrower and Procuring Agency, intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this credit to eligible payments under the contract for which this Request for Bids is issued.
The Procuring Agency now invites now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for:
• Procurement and delivery of equipment for the AMRES backbone upgrade. AMRES Backbone network needs to be expanded to increase the capacity of telecommunication links and integration with the existing AMRES infrastructure which consists of the access network, the backbone of the network and external connections. The scope of this procurement is network expansion with additional 100GE and 10GE services between existing sites.
More details on the Services are provided in the Terms of Reference of the Bidding Document. Participation in the procurement process is open to all eligible candidates.
A firm will be selected under International open procedure as described in the RFB, in accordance with the provisions of EIB’s Guide to Procurement (“GtP”), which can be found at the following website: https://www.eib.org/en/publications/guide-to-procurement. The evaluation criterion is the lowest evaluated price which is substantially responsive to the Bidding Documents, provided further that the Bidder is determined to be qualified to perform the Contract satisfactorily.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 200 EUR or 23.500 RSD.
A Bid Security must accompany all bids and it shall be in the form of an unconditional, irrevocable and payable on first call bank guarantee issued by a bank. The amount and currency of the Bid Security shall be 50.000,00 EUR with a validity term not shorter than the validity period of the Bid plus 28 days. For the Consultant s from the Procuring Agency’s Country: Payable in RSD at the middle exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia on the day invoking of the guarantee.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications
Street Address: Nemanjina 22-26, III floor, room 8
Department for Digital Agenda Development
ZIP/Postal Code: 11000
Country: The Republic of Serbia
Opening of the bids is public and any interested person may be present. Only authorised representatives of Consultants’ may be actively involved in the procedure of opening bids.
Section VI: Complementary information
A complete set of Procurement Documents may be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 200 EUR or 23.500 RSD. Amount in Serbian Dinars has to be paid on the account no.: 840-745128843-36 – Other revenues of the Budget of the Republic of Serbia, code of payment 253, model No. 97, with the reference to the number 41-601.
Amount in foreign currency has to be paid to IBAN: /RS35840000000000273086 the foreign account of the Republic of Serbia –Budget, Kralja Milana no. 14, Belgrade Serbia (Beneficiary, Field 59), SWIFT code (field 57A): NBSRRSBGXXX, Narodna Banka Srbije (National Bank of Serbia-NBS) Belgrade, Nemanjina 17, Serbia – compensation for the tender documents, and compensation for the banking costs, details of payment: EIB-GtP/404-02-220/2020-12 .
If the currency of payment is EUR, the intermediary bank of NBS (field 56A) is DEUTSCHE BANK AG, Frankfurt/M, Taunusanlage 12 Germany, SWIFT code DEUTDEFFXXX.
Upon request submitted to the email address email@example.com with documentary proof of payment, the documents will be promptly dispatched by email, but no liability can be accepted for loss or late delivery.