31 Mai 2021

Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids
Plant
Design, Supply and Installation
(Without Prequalification)

 

Employer: Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit
Project: Moldova Second District Heating Efficiency Improvement Project (DHEIP2)
Contract title: Reconstruction of Unit 2, CHP Source – 1, Major overhaul of turbine and replacement of boiler heat surface at Unit 3, CHP Source -1
Country: Republic of Moldova
Credit No.: 9134-MD
RFB No:  9134-B1.1

1.    The Republic of Moldova has received financing from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of the Moldova Second District Heating Efficiency Improvement Project (DHEIP2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the Contract for Reconstruction of Unit 2, CHP Source -1, Major overhaul of turbine and replacement of boiler heat surface at Unit 3, CHP Source – 1.

2.    The Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit (MEPIU) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for Plant Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of:

  • Reconstruction of Unit no.2 of CHP Source-1; and
  • Major overhaul of Unit no.3 of CHP Source-1.

This Contract will include: (i) reconstruction of steam turbine’s high- and low-pressure equipment and of the regulation and steam distribution system; metal control/testing to extend its operational lifetime; diagnosis, testing and major overhaul of the generator no. 2; retrofit and modernization of vibration control module; replacement of the main steam pipeline of Unit 2; replacement of heat boiler burners and other equipment to increase boiler’s efficiency and installation of automated control module for capacity regulation and burning and (ii) major overhaul at Unit 3 of turbine’s equipment and of the regulation/control and steam distribution system; metal control/testing for extension of the turbine’s operation lifetime; diagnosis, testing and major overhaul of the generator no. 3; retrofit and modernization of vibration control module; replacement of the main steam pipeline of Unit 3 and replacement of boiler’s heat surface and economizer at Unit 3 including the major overhaul of its equipment.

The construction period is estimated to 15 months from contract signing. Particular time for completion: the works including testing at Unit no. 2 shall be carried out during the period October 01, 2021 – December 22, 2022; and the works including testing at Unit no. 3 shall be carried out during the period March 15, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

3.     Bidding will be conducted through international competitive procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” dated July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

4.    Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from MEPIU and inspect the bidding document during the office hours from 09:00 to 18:00 local time at the address given below.

5.    The Bidding Document in the English language may be purchased by interested eligible Bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of Moldovan Lei 2,500.00 (two thousand five hundred MDL, 00 bani), in the case of collection from the MEPIU office at the address stated below, or EUR 250.00 (two hundred fifty Euro, 00 eurocents), in the case of courier delivery, net of charges, or EUR 50.00 (fifty Euro, 00 eurocents), in the case of distribution electronically. The method of payment in both cases, will be by bank transfer to one of the accounts listed below:

For Moldovan Lei:
Beneficiary: MF – TR Chisinau – bugetul de stat, UCIPE
Fiscal Code: 13747014
Beneficiary Bank: Ministerul Finanțelor – Trezoreria de Stat
IBAN: MD72TRPIAA145150J15302AD
SWIFT Code: TREZMD2X
 
For Euro:
Beneficiary: MF – TR Chisinau – bugetul de stat, UCIPE
Beneficiary Bank: National Bank of Moldova, Chișinău, Moldova Republic Of
IBAN: MD57NBPBAG145150J15302AD
SWIFT Code: NBMDMD2X
Intermediary bank: De Nederlandsche Bank N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
IBAN: NL90FLOR0600126226
SWIFT Code: FLORNL2A
    
6.    Bids must be delivered/transmitted on or before August 17, 2021, 11:00 AM (local time). Bidders are given the following choices of submitting their Bids: (i) Original Bid in hard-copy, or (ii) Encrypted/password-protected Bid, submitted for the bid opening, including Bidder’s confirmation from courier delivery service/post office that the Original Bid in hard-copy was dispatched before the bid submission deadline. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend either in person at the address below or on-line (through ZOOM Platform) on August 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM (local time).

7.    All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of EUR 300,000.00 (three hundred thousand Euro, 00 eurocents).

8.    The address referred to above is:

To:    Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit (MEPIU) / Moldova Second District Heating Efficiency Improvement Project
Attn: Mrs. Aurelia Samson, Director
Address: 1, Alecu Russo Street, Block A1
Floor/ Office number: Sixteenth (16th) floor, office 163    
City: Chisinau           
ZIP/Postal Code: MD-2068   
Country: Republic of Moldova
Tel. /Fax: (+373 22) 49 67 90
E-mail: mepiu@mepiu.md
Website: www.mepiu.md