INVITATION FOR TENDERS
Rehabilitation of the Vrbnica-Bar railway line in Montenegro along the Main Belgrade-Bar Railway (SEETO Rail Route 4)
Rehabilitation of 6 Large Slopes on the “Vrbnica – Bar” railway line in Montenegro
Railway Infrastructure of Montenegro JSC - Podgorica (RIoM)/ Željeznička Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD - Podgorica (ŽICG), hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Investment Bank (the Bank) towards the cost of Rehabilitation of the Vrbnica-Bar railway line in Montenegro along the Main Belgrade-Bar Railway (SEETO Rail Route 4) (Prior Information Notice: 2015/S 168-305816).
The Employer now invites sealed tenders from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: Rehabilitation of 6 Large Slopes on the “Vrbnica – Bar” railway line in Montenegro.
Works will include:
Development of the Main Design and Rehabilitation of 6 Large Slopes on the “Vrbnica – Bar” railway line (located on the section Lutovo-Bratonožići at: km 369+424 – km 369+979; km 373+344 – km 374+189; km 375+386 – km 376+267; km 377+069 – km 377+631; km 378+176 – km 378+326; km 378+524 – km 378+750). The following types of works are envisaged: preliminary and finishing works; earthworks; metalworks and steelworks; plain and reinforced concrete works; reinforcement works; sundry works; and other works to be foreseen and proposed by the tenderer. The contract will be implemented as per FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build Contract (Yellow Book - First Edition, 1999).
Time for completion: 20 months for development of the main design and completion of works (Defects Notification Period: 24 months).
Alternative Tenders (Variants) shall not be permitted.
Tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country.
To be qualified for the award of a contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria (Note: Qualification criteria and submission of proof are described in more details in the tender documents):
Economic and financial capacity of candidate:
- Minimum average annual turnover for construction works in the past 3 financial years cannot be lower than EUR 5 million.
- Access to lines of credit or any other credit facilities of not less than EUR 800,000.
Technical and professional capacity of candidate:
- At least 2 contracts completed (similar to the proposed works) within the last five years, each with a value of at least EUR 3.5 million (NET of VAT)
Tenderer’s Key Personnel (Principal Site Manager, Assistant of the Site Manager, Principal Design Manager, and Responsible Expert for Closure Line) with appropriate qualifications, skills and experience (defined in the tender document).
Availability of the suitable equipment for the proposed contract (defined in the tender document).
A Pre-Tender meeting and a Site Visit will be organised on 27 April 2017 at 09:00 (more detailed in the Tender Document).
A complete set of Tender Documents may be obtained free of charge on the submission of an application (bearing the name of the project) to the below address. Instructions for downloading the electronic version of the tender documents from the ŽICG website will be provided to the applicants.
All tenders must be accompanied by a tender security of EUR 80,000.
Tenders must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before 12:00-noon CET (Central European Time = Podgorica Time) on 24 May 2017 at which time they will be opened in the presence of those tenderers’ representatives who choose to attend.
The Employer shall award the Contract to the tenderer whose offer has been determined to be the lowest evaluated Tender and is substantially responsive to the Tender Document, provided further that the tenderer is determined to be qualified to perform the Contract satisfactorily.
Appeal mechanism and contact details for appeal are provided in the tender document.
Prospective tenderers may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the tender documents at, the following office:
Željeznička Infrastruktura Crne Gore AD - Podgorica (ŽICG)
Project Implementation Unit (PIU)
Attn: Ms. Lucija Filipović
Trg golootočkih žrtava 13
Tel: +382 20 441-240
Fax: +382 20 441-160