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Services - 501213-2021

05/10/2021    S193

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: Provision of research oriented services relating to the electrification of the eastern ONCF network (Fes-Oujda and Taourirt-Nador)

2021/S 193-501213

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Investment Bank
Postal address: 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2950
Country: Luxembourg
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
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of research oriented services relating to the electrification of the eastern ONCF network (Fes-Oujda and Taourirt-Nador)

Reference number: AA-010517-001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

In the context of providing assistance to Morocco for sustainable and high-quality rail network, this Technical Assistance (TA) will finance a team of consultants to prepare (i) feasibility studies (ii) Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) and (iii) investment design studies relating to the rehabilitation and electrification of the railway network in the Oriental region in Morocco, covering a network of 550 km located between Fès-Oujda, Taourirt-Nador, Oujda-Jerada and Selouane-Port Nador West. The scope of the works should include rehabilitation works necessary to bring the line up to standard, the installation of a catenary over 550 km of single track, the construction of electrical substations, and the adaptation of railway signalling. These investments should eventually make it possible to replace diesel- driven trains, that currently run on the line, and to complete the electrification of the Moroccan rail network.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311230 Railway engineering services
71356200 Technical assistance services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: MA Morocco
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to achieve the objectives of this Technical assistance related mission, the following tasks must be carried out:

— preliminary studies, prior to electrification: topographic surveys, impact studies (on signalling/telecommunications and ESIA), and feasibility studies;

— power research, research of high voltage power supplies in 25 kV mode, and verification of the power -based research in 3 kV mode;

— analysis and choice of electrification mode;

— study and design (substations and catenary).

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
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

See Internet address provided in section I.3).

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

See Internet address provided in section I.3).

This contract will be launched with a suspensive clause relating to the availability of funds and the signature of a cooperation agreement between the EIB and the Promoter.

The provision of services is financed by the Economic Resilience Initiative (ERI).

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

See Internet address provided in section I.3).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

See Internet address provided in section I.3).

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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/11/2021
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/12/2021
Local time: 10:00


The date and time of the opening of tenders is provisional.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

See Internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court
Postal address: Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 43031
Fax: +352 43032100
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

See Internet address provided in section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: