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Serbia-Belgrade: Railway construction works
This contract will be financed by European Investment Bank and is subject to the EIB's Guide to Procurement.
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Reconstruction and modernization of railway line “Niš-Dimitrovgrad – Section Prosek (Sićevo)-Dimitrovgrad
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”).
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.
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.
Modernization of the single-track railway line Nis – Dimitrovgrad –Bulgarian border, Section Sicevo – Stanicenje – Dimitrovgrad.
See Section VI: Complementary information for additional information.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Joint stock company for public railway infrastructure management: “Serbian Railways Infrastructure” JSC, Nemanjina 6, 11000 Belgrade, Office no 102
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
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 &18.104.22.168. 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 (http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publications/all/ 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 (https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/) and provision of both the EIB GtP (https:// www.eib.org/attachments/strategies/guide_to_procurement_en.pdf) 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;
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 (email@example.com ).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com (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 https://infrazs.rs/medjunarodne-nabavke/ 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 — https://www.mgsi.gov.rs/en/odsek/law-planning-and-construction) 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.
• 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.