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|Project Name:||PROJECT AZTELEKOM|
|EBRD Project ID:||50973|
|Client Name:||Aztelekom LLC|
|Procurement Exercise Name:||FTTH network deployment in selected regions of Azerbaijan (5 Lots)|
|Procurement Exercise Description:||Plant, Design & Build works and Material supply for FTTH network deployment in selected regions of Azerbaijan (5 Lots)|
|Type of Procurement:||Works|
|Procurement Method:||Open Tender Two Stage with PQQ|
|Business Sector:||Information & Communication Technologies|
|Notice Type:||Invitation For Prequalification|
|Publication Date:||28/03/2023 12:03|
|Issue Date:||28/03/2023 12:00|
|Closing Date:||11/05/2023 12:00|
|This opportunity is for information purposes only|
|This opportunity is not yet open for response|
|This opportunity is now open for response|
|This opportunity is now closed for response|
|This opportunity is now closed for response|
|This opportunity is now closed for all supplier responses. Please refer to the closing date noted on this page.|
1. Funding Details
The above named client intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from/grant administered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the above named contract(s).
Additional financing information:
No Other Information Provided.
2. Information on the Procurement Exercise
Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and are open for participation for firms from any country, unless otherwise specified in the procurement documents.
The type of contract and the procurement method is stated above. A full description of the procurement exercise is available within the documentation and is available free of charge in ECEPP.
The documentation will include such information as: detailed technical and financial requirements; any information on lots; the expected outcome; eligibility and qualification requirements; contract start date; planned contract duration; any response requirements; any other relevant information.
This procurement exercise will be conducted using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Prospective participants can access the procurement exercise by clicking on the below link or on the 'Access Opportunity' button (if viewing this notice on ECEPP). Registered participants may log in and access the documentation immediately and unregistered participants may do so after completing a brief registration:
3. Other Information
To bridge the digital divide in the community, Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan targets to deliver high-speed broadband infrastructure to all households across the full territory of country. In line with the Ministry targets, AZTELEKOM LLC, Azerbaijan national provider for the telecommunication services, (“the Company”) aims to embark on a significant Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network deployment in regions, in scope of which the company shall provide ~280,000 households with fiber internet access in total, of which first 146,000 are to be delivered within 12 months following the start of works as per the awarded contract.
In this respect, the Project will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:
• Plant, Design & Build works and Material supply for FTTH network deployment in selected regions of Azerbaijan.
Loan from the EBRD shall be used to fund specifically the telecom construction works to be performed by plant, design and build contractors that will be selected by AZTELEKOM following a streamlined and transparent tender process. To monitor and audit the deployment works by awarded contractors, AZTELEKOM shall also engage an independent technical supervisor ('Engineers' in terms of FIDIC), which are to be funded separately by the Company’s own financial resources. To be in line with other Project activities financed by EBRD, though Engineers are to be selected with the tender process based on the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, Terms of Reference for supervision services and the selected Engineer are to get "No Objection" from the Bank.
The proposed Project (AZTELEKOM FTTH Project) has an estimated cost of USD 50 million (AZN 85 million equivalent) total, which will be financed with 2 separate tranches USD 25 million (AZN 42.5 million equivalent) each, whereas the disbursement of the 2nd tranche is not committed and subject to confirmation.
The procurement process is planned to be initiated during the 2nd Quarter of 2023. Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country.
The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.
4. Client Address
The client's address is for information only. To register interest, access the documentation using the available links. Participants must use the ECEPP message centre for communication with the client.
Aynel Gaziyeva, Procurement
Tbilisi avenue 107
Tel. +994 51 334 75 55