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Macedonia FYR: MEPSO: FYR Macedonia-Albania Transmission Phase I

General Procurement Notice

Project Name: MEPSO: FYR Macedonia-Albania Transmission Phase I
EBRD Project ID: 46274
Country: Macedonia FYR
Type of Procurement: Supply And Install,Consultancy
Client Name: AD MEPSO
Business Sector: Power and Energy
Notice Type: General Procurement Notice
Publication Date: 16/02/2017 16:18
Expiry Date: 16/02/2018
Procurement Plan: Not Available
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General Procurement Notice

The above named client intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from, or Grant administered by, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ('the Bank') for the above named project. Additional financing details are as follows:

a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), Grant administered by the Bank
The Project will be funded by EBRD loan proceeds and Grant funding provided by the Western Balkans Investment Framework and Luxemburg.

The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of 49000000.00 EUR, will require the procurement of the following:

  • AD MEPSO (the Borrower or the Company), the electricity transmission system operator (TSO) in FYR Macedonia intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [the Bank] and grant money provided by Western Balkans Investment Framework and Luxemburg for the Macedonia – Albania Transmission Project, Phase 1.

    The Project will enable AD MEPSO to construct the Macedonian portion of the planned 400 kV cross-border electricity interconnection between FYR Macedonia and Albania, the first interconnection between the two countries, and the introduction of grid efficiency improvements to the MEPSO’s infrastructure. The Project will provide crucial cross-border infrastructure, delivering transition impact through the expansion of competitive market interactions and setting standards for corporate governance and business conduct.

    The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 49.0 Million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

    - Construction of a new single circuit 400kV overhead transmission (OHT) line from the Bitola 2 Substation (B2 SS) to Ohrid Substation (Ohrid SS);
    - Construction of a new single circuit 400kV OHT line from Ohrid substation to the connection point at the Macedonian - Albanian border;
    - Construction of a 400/110 kV substation in Ohrid;
    - Unbundling and construction of 110 kV connections;
    - Extension of the B2 Substation;
    - Implementation of Grid Efficiency Components as (i) The upgrading of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA); (ii) Hardware and associate Software to improve energy forecasting and load dispatch for renewable power plants; (iii) Automated Demand Response; (iv) Implementation of Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS); (v) Study for the effects of Plug-in Electrics Vehicles (PEV) on the Transmission Grid in Macedonia, and
    - Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Consulting Services.

    Tendering is expected to commence in the Q4 2016.

    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.


Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin on 01/03/2017.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from/ grant administered by the Bank will be open to firms from any country.


The proceeds of the loan from, or Grant administered by, the Bank 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 or official regulation of the Client's country.

Tendering for this project will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should register on ECEPP in order to receive notifications via this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?displayNoticeId=5195724

Other Information: The first GPN has already been publish on the Bank's Procurement Website on 6 January 2016.
Client Address:
Mr. Jordan Angelovski
AD MEPSO
Maksim Gorki 4, Skopje, 1000, Macedonia FYR
Tel. +389 (0)2 3149 046, Email: jordan.angelovski@mepso.com.mk