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 of Technical Supervision of design and construction of a new 400 kV Vulcanesti–Chisinau Single-Circuit Overhead Transmission Line and extension and upgrade of 2 Substations
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): RFP no. 6380-A7
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 provision, to the Client (MEPIU) and the State Enterprise Moldelectrica (Beneficiary), of support in the administration and supervision of the Plant Design, Supply and Installation Contracts on the construction of a new 400 kV Vulcanesti-Chisinau overhead transmission line, upgrade of 330 kV Chisinau Substation and extension of 400 kV Vulcanesti Substation, as well during the defect liability period, with due diligence, to carry out the duties assigned to him in the Contract and furnish other services as described in these ToR. The Contract is expected to be signed in September 2021. The period of execution of the contract is estimated at 47 months. The first Phase (I) will include 1 month for pre-commencement activities, 34 months of works supervision, completion and operational acceptance certificates issuance and other closing activities and will be contracted on a time-based principle, while the second Phase (II) will cover the supervision and monitoring during 12 months of Defect Liability Period and will be contracted on the principle of a fixed price for a fixed scope (lump sum). This will be subject to the successful performance of the Consultant in Phase I.
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 selection criteria are: experience and expertise in the design, consulting, project management, construction, supervision, and commissioning of high voltage overhead transmission lines, construction or extension/upgrading of Substations, commissioning/testing, gained from at least three international projects during the last 10 years.
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. Consultants are encouraged to associate with local firms and include in the team local technical support staff.
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 09:00 to 18:00 hours, local time.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by April 20, 2021, 17:00 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
Terms of Reference - for consulting services of technical supervision of design and construction of a new 400 kv Vulcanesti – Chisinau single-circuit overhead transmission line and extension and upgrade of 2 substations