REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION)
Country: Republic of Moldova
Project: Power System Development Project
Credits Nos.: 6380-MD and 6381-MD
Assignment Title: Consulting Services for development of Technical Specifications and support during bids evaluation for SCADA/EMS and MMS
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): RFP no. 6380-A8
The Republic of Moldova has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Power System Development Project (PSDP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include the preparation of Bidding Documents and provision of support for bids evaluation for upgrade of Moldelectrica’s SCADA/EMS and MMS system to the Client (MEPIU) and the State Enterprise Moldelectrica (Beneficiary), which is the National Transmission System Operator. The Contract is expected to be signed in March 2022. The period of execution of the contract is estimated up to 18 months (estimated period for the preparation of the draft Bidding Documents – up to 5 months from effective contract date).
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following websites: https://mepiu.md/rom/licitatii (please see below) and www.moldelectrica.md, or can be obtained at the e-mail given below.
The Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit (MEPIU) now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are: (i) General Experience under contracts in consultancy services on electricity transmission sector for at least ten (10) years prior to the applications submission deadline; (ii) specific work experience in the last ten (10) years on at least three (3) contracts of similar nature and complexity for development of technical specification for SCADA/EMS and MMS; (iii) demonstrate knowledge and practical experience related to international procurement practices and bid evaluation of SCADA/EMS and MMS assignments.
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultants may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications, but should indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost-based Selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:30 to 17:30 local time in the Republic of Moldova.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by January 24, 2022, 17:30 local time.
Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit
Attn.: Aurelia Samson, MEPIU Director
1, Alecu Russo Street, Block A1
Floor/Room number: sixteenth (16th) floor, office 163
Chişinău, MD-2068, Republic of Moldova
Tel./Fax: (+373 22) 49 67 90