Works - 474862-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  634269-2021
21/09/2021    S183

Serbia-Belgrade: Railway construction works

2021/S 183-474862

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

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

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Joint stock company for public railway infrastructure management: “Serbian Railways Infrastructure” JSC
Postal address: 6, Nemanjina street
Town: Belgrade
NUTS code: RS Srbija/Сpбија / Serbia
Postal code: 11000
Country: Serbia
Contact person: Natasa Kosanovic
Telephone: +381 113621192
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Railway services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Reconstruction and modernization of railway line “Niš-Dimitrovgrad – Section Prosek (Sićevo)-Dimitrovgrad

Reference number: EIB-GtP/1/2021/3.3
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45234100 Railway construction works
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Reconstruction of permanent way and construction of electrification of the railway line Section – Prosek (Sićevo)-Dimitrovgrad (app 82km) on TEN-T Core Network implemented in accordance with FIDIC Contract Conditions for “Plant and Design-Build” (“Yellow Book”).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: RS Srbija/Сpбија / Serbia
Main site or place of performance:

The Republic of Serbia, in its “Southern and Eastern Region” from the surrounding of the City of Niš until the border between the Republics of Serbia and Bulgaria on the existing railway line.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scope of the procurement includes design-build activities for reconstruction and modernization of the existing railway line in a length of approximately 82 km and will be consisted (but not limited to) of the following main activities:

- Preparation of design documentation as per Serbian regulations.

- Reconstruction of the permanent way of the single non-electrified track and belonging facilities from Prosek (Sićevo) to Dimitrovgrad of approx. 82 km.

- Construction of the electrification sub-system (including foundations for poles, ducts in tranches along interstation sections and concrete troughs in stations) including two traction sub-stations and 4, sectioning facilities and integration of the existing electrification from Dimitrovgrad to the state border with Bulgaria into the new electrification sub-system.

- Connection of the Electro traction substations (ETS) 110/25 kV to the national network of 110 kV.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 42
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

Modernization of the single-track railway line Nis – Dimitrovgrad –Bulgarian border, Section Sicevo – Stanicenje – Dimitrovgrad.

II.2.14)Additional information

See Section VI: Complementary information for additional information.

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
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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: 2021/S 099-260144
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 21/12/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 27/12/2021
Local time: 13:00

Joint stock company for public railway infrastructure management: “Serbian Railways Infrastructure” JSC, Nemanjina 6, 11000 Belgrade, Office no 102

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tenders will be opened in public session by the appointed committee. Public session is open to all interested parties who will have to provide proof of identity and delegation of authority. Tenderers’ names, prices, discounts offered, written notifications of alteration and withdrawal, the presence of the tender guarantee, or any other information may be requested by the Contracting Authority.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Contract financing: WBIF Grants (WBIF PRJ-SRB-TRA-013/WB-IG01-SRB-TRA-01 and WBIF PRJ-SRB-TRA-013/WB-IG02-SRB-TRA-01), Finance Contract (FI N° 86763 (RS), Serapis N° 2016-0341) RAILWAY NIS-DIMITROVGRAD between the Republic of Serbia and the European Investment Bank and the Budget of the Republic of Serbia.

Grounds for exclusion: candidates or tenderers must submit signed declarations, included in the application form, to the effect that they are not in any of the situations listed in & of the PRAG, in &1.4 (Ethical Conduct), &1.5(Conflict of Interest) and 3.6 (Prohibited Conduct-Covenant of Integrity) of the EIB Guide to Procurement (EIB GtP) as well as in the Anti-fraud policy of EIB ( anti-fraud-policy.htm). Candidates or tenderers included in the lists of EU restrictive measures (see &2.4. of PRAG) at the moment of the award decision cannot be awarded the contract.

Applicable procurement rules, complaints and contract conditions: the contract shall be procured based on the templates of the PRAG ( and provision of both the EIB GtP (https:// and PRAG. In case of discrepancies in the provisions of the procurement documents and/or of the above two sets of the rules, they will be interpreted in the following order of precedence of the documents:

i. procurement documents including this contract notice;

ii. EIB GtP;

iii. PRAG.

However, the actions during the standstill period of 15 calendar days (from the award notification — see &1.8 of EIB GtP and &2.10.1 of PRAG; in respect of the duration of the standstill period only the provisions of PRAG apply) and for legal remedies (see &2.12 of PRAG) shall be done according to the relevant provisions of the national Public Procurement Law. Tenderers believing that they have been harmed by an error or irregularity during the award process may file a complaint to the contracting authority. The body responsible for appeal procedures is the Republic Commission for the Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures (see ‘Review Body’ below). In case candidates or tenderers consider that certain clauses or provisions of the tender might limit international competition or introduce an unfair advantage to some candidates, they should alert the contracting authority in writing, with a copy to EIB ( ).

Subcontracting is allowed and limited to 50% of the contracted value.

Clarifications on the contract notice may be sought from the contracting authority at the following email addresses:; (both addresses must be used) at the latest 21 days before the deadline for submission of tenders stated in Section IV below. Clarifications will be published on at the latest 14 days before the deadline for the submission of tenders.

National professional licencing: the awarded tenderer will have to be licenced for performance of the subject design & build activities according to the valid national legislation (the Law on Planning and Construction and the related secondary legislation — on the contract signing date at the latest. No national licences are required until then.

Duration of the contract refers to the time for completion of the works and issuance of the Taking-Over Certificate. In addition, there are 24 months for the works defects notification periods.

All costs related to participation in this procurement procedure shall be borne by tenderers.

Legal basis:

• Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 11/03/2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action.

• Decision No 466/2014/EU, published in the Official Journal of the EU, No L 135 of 08/05/2014.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Republic Commission for the Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures/Републичка комисија за заштиту права у поступцима јавних набавки
Postal address: Nemanjina 22-26
Town: Belgrade
Postal code: 11000
Country: Serbia
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: