INVITATION FOR BIDS (TENDERS)
Community Works IV: Development of the Albanian Alps and Coastal Areas
Contract/Bid No.: CWPIV/W/OP/2016/1
This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project
which was published on the ADF’s website and newspapers on April 26, 2016.
The Government of Albania has received a loan from the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) in an of 28,700,000 EURO toward the cost of the “Community Works IV: Development of the Albanian Alps and Coastal Areas” Project, and it intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this loan to eligible payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this project. This project will be jointly financed with Government of Albania with a contribution of 6,000,000 EURO.
Albanian Development Fund (ADF) is the Project Implementing Agency for the “Community Works IV: Development of the Albanian Alps and Coastal Areas” Project.
ADF now invites sealed bids from contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan:
1. CWPIV/W/OP/2016/1, “Urban Requalification Works in Vlora Municipality, First Phase”. The reconstruction period is 26 weeks. The Works consist of landscape and urban regeneration and upgrading works within the city of Vlora. This contract is part of a larger scheme of Urban Acupuncture Regeneration Strategy within the city which aims to activate the city life and have an impact on tourism also. The works required for the execution of the contract consist mainly in earth works and landscaping, Site systematization, Concrete Works, Paving works, Greenery works, Urban Lighting installation, Urban Furniture Works and also Art Works.
Some qualification requirement for this tender are as follows:
a. The Bidders shall have a minimum average annual turnover of: 494,000,000 Albanian Leke (four hundred ninety four million), calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed, within the last 5 years (years 2011-2015 ).
b. The Bidder must demonstrate access to, or availability of, financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means, other than any contractual advance payments to meet the cash-flow requirement in an amount of 61,000,000 Albanian Leke (sixty one million), taking into account the Bidder's commitments for other contracts.
c. The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successful experience as contractor, management contractor, or subcontractor, in at least 3 (three) contracts within the last 5 years (years 2011-2015), each with a value of at least 107,000,000 Albanian Leke (one hundred seven million), that have been successfully and substantially completed and that are similar to the proposed Works.
A more detailed and complete list of evaluation and qualification criteria, for the tender is included in the respective bidding documents.
If ADF launches other tenders along with this tender, which will be evaluated in parallel, a Bidder that wishes to bid for more than one Contract, in this or other parallel tenders, in order to be awarded more than one Contract, he should meet the aggregate of the capacity requirements for each works contract that the Bidder wishes to be awarded for.
If the Bidder cannot meet the qualification criteria combined for more than one contract and he submitted the lowest evaluated responsive tender in those tenders, then ADF will award only those contracts that he meets the qualification criteria, provided that the combination of award will result in the lowest evaluated cost to the ADF for those contracts.
Bidding will be conducted through open tender procedures based on the CEB’s Guidelines for Procurement of Supplies, Works and Services, September 2011.
Bidding for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms from any country, in accordance with the provisions on eligibility in the CEB’s Guidelines for Procurement of Supplies, Works and Services, September 2011.
Bidding documents may be obtained from the office at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 100 Euro or equivalent in a convertible currency. The method of payment will be direct deposit to the ADF account, at Union Bank, as follows:
Name of account: “Llogari Projekti ADF”
Client number: 285464
IBAN CODE: AL80 2141 1106 0111 2854 6403 0117.
For direct deposit, the Bidder should provide Bank’ payment receipt to ADF. Upon receipt of appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee, the documents will promptly be dispatched. In addition, if requested, the documents can be dispatched electronically after presentation by the prospective tenderer of an appropriate evidence of payment of the non-refundable fee. In the event of discrepancy between electronic and hard copies of the documents, the hard copy shall prevail.
The tender must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of 2,680,000 (two million and six hundred eighty thousand) Albanian Leke, or its equivalent in a convertible currency.
The bid opening will take place in two sessions. The first session will take place directly after the deadline for submission of the tenders. During the first session will be open the outer envelopes containing the qualification documents. After completion of the qualification evaluation, will be held the second session where will be open the inner envelopes, containing the financial offers of the qualified Bidders. More details on the bid preparation and tender procedure will be given in the bidding documents.
Bids must be delivered to the office at the address below on or before June 6, 2016, 12:00 hrs, local time, at which time they will be opened in the presence of those Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.
Prospective Bidders may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the Bidding Documents at, the following office:
Albanian Development Fund
Contact name: Ms. Manjola Dhamo
Address: Rr. “Sami Frasheri”, Nr. 10, Tirana, Albania
Phone: +355 4 22 35 597/8
Fax: +355 4 22 34 885
E-mail: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.albaniandf.org
Date: 3 May 2016