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Services - 655088-2021

22/12/2021    S248

Egypt-Cairo: Construction supervision services

2021/S 248-655088

Contract notice


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: Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater
Postal address: 44 Ramses, Bab Al Louq, Abdeen
Town: Cairo
NUTS code: EG Egypt
Country: Egypt
Contact person: Eng. Hassan El-Far
Telephone: +20 225799481
Fax: +20 225743671
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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) for Project Management Support and Supervision of construction works for “Alexandria West Wastewater Treatment Plant Extension and Upgrade Project”

Reference number: EIB-GtP/ENR/001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71520000 Construction supervision services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This International Invitation for Pre-qualification relates to the Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) contract for Project Management Support and Supervision of construction works for “Alexandria West Wastewater Treatment Plant Extension and Upgrade Project”.

The PIC contract regards the technical assistance to the Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW) in all aspects of Project implementation, including project management, preparation of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), design review and construction supervision for the implementation of the Works Contract. The PIC consultant will perform the duties of the Engineer as set in the FIDIC Yellow Book contract conditions and will ensure that adequate construction supervision and project management support is provided to CAPW.

This contract is expected to commence in Q2 2022 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 60 months from this date including defect notification peri

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 180 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: EG Egypt
Main site or place of performance:

The main site of performance will be the site of West Wastewater Treatment Plant in Alexandria city -Arab Republic of Egypt.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement type will be International Restricted (with Pre-qualification). The contract will be financed from EIB and National Resources.

The Service tender is open to all firms from world, provided that the candidate: i) is not subject to financial sanctions imposed by the EU, either autonomously or pursuant to the financial sanctions decided by the United Nations Security Council on the basis of article 41 of the UN Charter; and ii) does not have a conflict of interest.

Tender documents can be downloaded free of charge.

No tender security is required.

Tender submission will be by post or hand-delivered.

In the pre-qualification phase between 5 and 8 candidates will be short-listed.

In the second phase, the tender will be awarded based on the best price-quality ratio; the ratio is established by weighing technical quality against price on an 80/20 basis, by multiplying:

- the technical scores awarded to the technical offers multiplied by 0.80,

- the financial scores awarded to the financial offers by multiplied 0.20.

The scope of the Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) Contract regards the following components and tasks:

Component A: Project Management Support

• Task A.1: Preparation of the final Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

• Task A.2: Providing support to Contracting Authority (CAPW) for procurement of Works Contract

Component B: Construction Supervision for Works Contracts

The Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) will perform all the duties of “the Engineer”, as identified in the standard FIDIC Yellow Book conditions of contract, in supervising the construction works of the Alexandria West wastewater treatment plant to be performed by the Design and Build Contractor (“Works Contractor”). The PIC will support CAPW at all stages of construction supervision that will the following tasks:

• Task B.1. Pre-construction activities

• Task B.2. Construction Activities

• Task B.3. Post-construction Activities

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: 60
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: 5
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The qualification criteria, in brief, will be:

1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate: The annual turnover of the candidate must exceed 2,500,000 Euros for the last 3 financial years.

2) Professional capacity of candidate: At least 15 permanent staff of the candidate currently work for the applicant in the field related to this contract (Wastewater collection and treatment).

3) Technical capacity of candidate: i) A service contract in wastewater sector with a minimum value of 1,500,000 Euros (proportion carried out by the candidate) or two contracts with minimum value of 1,000,000 Euros for each (proportion carried out by the candidate); ii) Construction supervision services (on behalf of Contracting Authority) in a wastewater treatment plant project, secondary treatment stage and including sludge anaerobic digestion, with minimum capacity of the WWTP not less than 200,000 m3/day; iii) Construction supervision services for any kind of construction (on behalf of Contracting Authority) which is governed by FIDIC Contract Conditions. Conditions for contracts other than FIDIC will not be accepted.

If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, their relative strengths and weaknesses must be re-examined in order to rank their applications and identify the 8 best candidates. The only additional comparative criteria that will be taken into consideration during this re-examination, in the order in which they appear below, are:

1. the highest number of service contracts that meet criterion 3.b and 3.c

2. the highest cumulated value of all the service contracts (proportion carried out by the candidate) that meet criterion 3.b and 3.c

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

The Consultant’s personnel shall comprise of key, non-key senior and non-key junior experts. The indicated list of positions and the number of working days is as follows:

Key Experts Working Days (absolute minimum)

1 Team Leader (TL) - Resident Engineer 700

2 Deputy TL – Civil Engineer 700

3 Mechanical Engineer 400

4 Process Engineer 330

A Total Key Expert 2,130

5 Senior Non- Key Experts 3,190

6 Junior Experts 3,900

B Total Other Expert 7,090

Total Experts (A + B) 9,220

The main requirements for the key experts shall be:

Key Expert 1 (KE1): Team Leader

Qualifications and Skills

• University degree in engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, process or equivalent);

• Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent;

• A minimum of 15 years professional experience in both engineering design and construction supervision of wastewater treatment projects;

• A minimum of 5 years experience as Team Leader or Project manager during the last 10 years

Key expert 2: Deputy Team Leader

• University degree in engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, process or equivalent);

• Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent;

• A minimum of 15 years of general professional experience in engineering design and/or construction supervision of wastewater treatment projects

Key Expert 3: Mechanical Engineer

• University degree in mechanical engineering.

• A minimum of 15 years of general professional experience in the field;

Key Expert 4: Process Engineer

• University degree in process, chemical, environmental or sanitary engineering.

• Master’s degree in engineering or equivalent;

• Minimum 15 years professional design experience in wastewater sector

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The Contractor shall abide to the international and EIB’s environmental and social standards indicated in the Documents

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
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/01/2022
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 17/02/2022
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

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: Office of Public Procurement Complaints
Town: Cairo
Country: Egypt
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: