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Works - 534809-2021

22/10/2021    S206

Zambia-Lusaka: Wastewater treatment plant construction work

2021/S 206-534809

Contract notice

Works

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: Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company
Postal address: Plot No. 871/2 Katemo Road, Rhodes Park
Town: Lusaka
NUTS code: ZM Zambia
Postal code: 10101
Country: Zambia
Contact person: Mr. Cheelo Choolwe
E-mail: cheelo.harold3@gmail.com
Telephone: +260 966891060
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.lwsc.com.zm
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.lwsc.com.zm
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: Water & Sanitation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Detailed Design, Construction and Operation Management of the Proposed New Ngwerere and Chunga Wastewater Treatment Plants in Lusaka, Zambia

Reference number: EIB-GtP/LWSC/LSP/EIB/W-001/2017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45252127 Wastewater treatment plant construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Detailed Design and Construction of the new Ngwerere Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a capacity of 70,000 m3/day, and the new Chunga Wastewater Treatment Plant with a capacity of 26,000 m3/day in Lusaka, Zambia, The works are expected to require approximately 24 months construction plus a 12 months Defects Notification Period (DNP), during which the Contractor will undertake Operational and Maintenance Management and Training of the Employer’s staff. The Contract may also include an Option to extend the Operational and Maintenance Management and Training period for up to 3 years. The Works will include earthworks, civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation components.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ZM Zambia
Main site or place of performance:

Lusaka, Zambia

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement will be through restricted procedure with prequalification

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: 36
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: 8
Maximum number: 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

All applicants meeting the evaluation criteria will be shortlisted.

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

(a) Financial Capacity: Liquidity The applicant shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means (independent of any contractual advance payment) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as EUR 3,875,000 for the subject contract net of the applicant’s other commitments

(b) Financial Capabilities: Other Sources of Finance The applicant shall also demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Employer, that it has adequate sources of finance to meet the cash flow requirements on works currently in progress and for future contract commitments.

(c) Average Annual Construction Turnover Minimum annual construction turnover of EUR70,000,000 for the last 5 years, starting 1st January 2016, calculated as total certified annual payments received for contracts in progress and/or complete. Additionally each member of a Joint Venture must meet 25% of this requirement and additionally one members of a Joint Venture must meet 40% of the requirement.

(d) Financial Capability: Financial Position: The audited balance sheets or, if not required by the laws of the Applicant’s country, other financial statements for the last 5 years, acceptable to the Employer, shall be submitted and must demonstrate the current soundness of the Applicant’s financial position based on the following criteria: Liquidity Ratio (Current Assets/Current Liabilities) ≥ 1.1 and Debt Ratio (Total Liabilities/Total Assets) ≤ 0.8.

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

(a) General Construction experience. The applicant (individual company or consortium altogether) in the role of prime contractor, JV member, subcontractor, or management contractor for at least the last 5 years, starting 1st January 2016 (must have successfully completed (i.e. final payment made by the client) at any time during the period from January 2016 up to the deadline of submission of applications as indicated under item 23 below), at least 3 construction projects each with a total contract price equivalent to EUR30 million or more.

(b) Specific Construction Experience. The applicant (individual company or consortium altogether) in the role of prime contractor, JV member, subcontractor, or management contractor for at least the last 5 years, starting 1st January 2016 (must have successfully completed (i.e. final payment made by the client) at any time during the period from January 2016 up to the deadline of submission of applications as indicated under item 23 below), at least 2 projects based on FIDIC Yellow Book contract conditions or equivalent that included waste water treatment plants with capacity of at least 50,000 m3/day.

(c) Specific Design Experience. The applicant (individual company or consortium altogether) in the role of prime contractor, JV member, subcontractor, or design consultant for at least the last 5 years, starting 1st January 2016 (must have successfully completed (i.e. final payment made by the client) at any time during the period from January 2016 up to the deadline of submission of applications as indicated under item 23 below the design of a least one waste water treatment plant.

(d) At least one (1) of the reference projects in (a) or (b) must have been accomplished in a country with a low-income or lower-middle income economy as listed by the World Bank.

(e) The applicant (individual company or consortium altogether) has successfully operated, managed and trained a client’s operational staff for at least three (3) wastewater treatment plants with a design capacity of 20,000 m3/day or more.

(f) Environmental & Social and Health and Safety (ESHS) Experience. The applicant (individual company or consortium altogether) shall provide evidence of contracts completed and under implementation as prime contractor, joint venture member, management contractor or subcontractor demonstrating significant ESHS Impact.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The applicant (individual company or consortium altogether) shall demonstrate availability of a valid ISO certification or internationally recognized equivalent as follows: Quality Management certificate ISO 9001, Environmental Management certificate ISO 14001 and Health and Safety certificate OHSAS 18001.

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

The successful tenderer for the Works Contract will be asked to provide a performance guarantee of 10% of the amount of a contract at the signing of the contract. This guarantee must be provided together with the return of the countersigned contract no later than 30 days after the tenderer receives the contract signed by the Contracting Authority. If the selected tenderer fails to provide such a guarantee within this period, the contract will be void and a new contract may be drawn up and sent to the tenderer which has submitted the next cheapest compliant tender.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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: 2021/S 141-371586
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/11/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 05/01/2022
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 19/03/2022

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: Mr.Jonathan Kampata, Managing Director, Lusaka Water Supply and Sanitation Company Limited
Postal address: P.O.BOX 50198, Plot 871/872 Katemo Road, Rhodes Park, Lusaka
Town: Lusaka
Postal code: 10101
Country: Zambia
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/10/2021