24 Aprilie 2024





Country: Republic of Moldova

Project: Power System Development Project

Credits Nos.: 6380-MD and 6381-MD


Assignment Title: Elaboration of design for the Construction of a New Headquarter (HQ) building for ME, including Central Dispatch Center


Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): RFP no. 6380-A4.1



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”) cover the Elaboration of design for the Construction of a New Headquarter building for ME, including a Central Dispatch Center to the MEPIU (Client, Implementing Agency) and the State Enterprise Moldelectrica (Beneficiary, the National Transmission System Operator). The Contract is expected to be signed in the third quarter of 2024. The period of execution of the Contract is estimated up to 12 months for the phase of design elaboration, with the possibility of its extension for the second phase to cover the authorship supervision of construction works for a new headquarter building.


The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be found at the following websites: https://mepiu.md/rom/licitatii 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:

  1. General Experience under contracts in consultancy services on design/civil engineering for at least seven (7) years prior to the applications submission deadline;
  2. Specific work experience in the last seven (7) years:

- at least 1 assignment in elaboration of detailed technical design for construction of buildings with a value equivalent to at least 160,000 euro completed either alone or as a lead member of a JV with a minimum participation of 50%;

- at least 2 assignments in design of multi-storey (at least 4 storeys) buildings for offices with increased energy efficiency including same related compartments as listed in expected deliverables - successfully (100% except for author’s supervision, if applicable) completed either alone or as a lead member of a JV with a minimum participation of 50%.

As a proof of compliance with the above requirements, the Consultant shall provide a signed and stamped list of related contracts, incl. amounts, brief description of the assignment, contacts for reference check, pictures (photos with date and place), copy of the main contract pages and letter of acceptance or reference letter from the client.

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 Consultant Qualification method set out in the Procurement Regulations.


Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:30 to 17:00 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 May 20, 2024, 17:00 local time.



Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit

Attn.: Ruslan Surugiu, MEPIU Acting Director


1, Alecu Russo Street, Block A1

Floor/Room number: sixteenth (16th) floor, office 163

Chişinău, MD-2068, Republic of Moldova

Tel.: (+373 22) 49 67 90

E-mail: mepiu@mepiu.md


TERMS OF REFERENCE - Consulting services for the elaboration of design for the Construction of a new Headquarter Building for ME, including Central Dispatch Center