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Armenia: Northern Corridor Modernisation Project: Bagratashen border crossing between Armenia and Georgia

Invitation for Tenders - Two Stage

Project Name: Northern Corridor Modernisation Project: Bagratashen border crossing between Armenia and Georgia
EBRD Project ID: 43826
Country: Armenia
Tender Exercise Name: Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge
ECEPP Tender Exercise ID: 3954586
Client Name: Two clients: Republic of Armenia and Georgia
Business Sector: Transport
Notice Type: Invitation for Tenders - Two Stage
Publication Date: 27/07/2016 06:27
Issue Date: 27/07/2016 09:00
Closing Date: 20/09/2016 09:00
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Invitation for Tenders - Two Stage

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) and set out above and from Client's own funds towards the cost of the above named project. Contracts will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules.
Funding Details:
The financing of the contract will be distributed between loans for both Employers.
The Employers will finance taxes and duties, including VAT.


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


The proceeds of the loan from/ 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 of official regulation of the Client's country.

The client now invites tenders for the above mentioned contract(s).

Package CW-SBB_01, Design and Construction of Bagratashen Bridge
The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia) (the Employer or Employers) intends applying the proceeds of loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of implementation of design and construction of new bridge over river Debed at the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen border crossing point.
The works to be carried out include the Design and Construction of the new bridge over river Debed, including all design and site investigation works, construction of the new bridge containing two separate decks that shall span over the existing border crossing infrastructure on the Armenian side of the river Debed, the channel of the river Debed and the railway line on the Georgian side of the river Debed.

The contract is expected to start on 28/12/2016 and last about 42 months including 18 months for Design and Construction and 24 months for the DNP.

A two stage tender procedure will be adopted and will proceed as follows:

(a) the First Stage tender will consist of a technical proposal only, without any reference to prices, and a list of any deviations to the technical and commercial conditions set forth in the tender documents or any alternative technical solutions a tenderer wishes to offer, and a justification therefor, provided always that such deviations or alternative solutions do not change the basic objectives of the project. Following evaluation by the client of the First Stage tenders, the client will invite each tenderer who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender to a clarification meeting. The proposals of all such tenderers will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a Memorandum. Only qualified tenderers submitting a technically responsive and acceptable First Stage tender will be invited to submit a Second Stage tender.

(b) the Second Stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Employer as recorded in the Memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the tender documents issued subsequent to submission of the First Stage tender; and the commercial tender.

First Stage tenders must be submitted by the time and date above mentioned.

This tender will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link:

https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/G48PQZB992

and express an interest in the tender.The tender documents are available for registered firms to view free of charge on ECEPP. Full conditions for participation are included in the tender documents (tender data section).

Prospective tenderers who have registered in ECEPP and expressed an interest in the tender may access the tender documents free of charge and may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP.

Other Information: It is important to take into account that the design by the contractor will be based on the Armenian and Georgian technical standards and norms and the contractor must be able to understand those. For any arguable issue must be used the standards with higher requirements. If a firm considers it does not possess all the required expertise, it may consider forming a joint venture partnership with other firms. In such cases the tender should include a Joint Venture Agreement or an Intent to enter into such agreement and the last should provide the aforementioned details for each partner, an indication which firm is the lead partner, distribution of shares among the partners and it should also state explicitly that all partners of the Joint Venture are jointly and severally liable to the Employers under the Contract. The construction of the bridge will be carried out within the framework of the contract - a Contractor and two Employers.
Client Address:
Erna Amirkhanyan - Procurement and Contract Management Specialist (Armenia), e-mail: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am; Luka Mosashvili - Deputy Head of Foreign Project Division (Georgia), e-mail: luka.mosashvili@georoad.ge
The Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia (North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO) and Ministry of regional development and infrastructure of Georgia (Roads Department of Georgia)
Roads Department of Georgia, 12 Al. Kazbegi ave., 0160, Tbilisi, Georgia, North-South Road Corridor Investment Program Implementation Organization SNCO, 58, Pushkin str., Yerevan, 002, Armenia
Tel. Tel. +374 (60) 506 870; +995 (322) 370 508, Email: erna.amirkhanyan@northsouth.am