March 30, 2017
SECOND NATIONAL HYDROMET MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Loan No.: 8291-RU
Supply of Navigation Systems for High-Altitude Atmospheric Sounding
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): NHMP2/1/B.2.c
The Russian Federation has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of the Second National Hydromet Modernization Project (NHMP-2), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: № NHMP2/1/B.2.с «Supply of Navigation Systems for High-Altitude Atmospheric Sounding».
The Foundation «Bureau of Economic Analysis» (hereinafter BEA) acting in accordance with Agency Agreement № 01-01-06/17-108 dated April 09, 2014 between the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring and BEA on the implementation of the Second National Hydromet Modernization Project now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for supply and implementation of 9 sets of modern Aerological radio navigation complex (ARNC) for high-altitude sounding of atmosphere (ARNC set to be supplied shall include: (1) ARNC (the base station), which to be designed for installation in stationary facilities of aerological stations and shall include the Antenna-Feeder System (AFS), the Receiving Module with the Computer and Special Software (SSW), the Backup Power Supply, (2) High-altitude atmospheric sounding set (ASS) shall include Radiosonde and Aerological balloon) and related services (preparation of documentation, delivery of equipment, mounting and pre-commissioning, testing, training, warranty services, technical support).
Delivery period including acceptance testing is from 9 to 22 months (depending on final delivery destination/project site) from the date of Contract effectiveness.
Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers , edition of January 2011 («Procurement Guidelines») and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
(a) Financial capabilities
The Bidder’s average annual turnover (a separate company or a joint venture/ consortium) shall be not less than equivalent of USD 11 million for the last three years
If the Bidder is a Joint Venture, the average annual turnover of the Partner in charge shall be at least equivalent of USD 8 million and the cumulative average annual turnover of the other partners shall be at least equivalent of USD 3 million for the last three years (2014-2016).
The Bidder shall provide, as documentary evidence for the above information, copies of the auditor's conclusions for the above mentioned period or balance sheets certified by tax service of the Bidder's country (as a rule for the Russian companies).
(b) Specific experience with similar projects
The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to confirm his experience (as the single bidder or the partner of joint venture) in supply of means for aerological observations and means of automatisation in meteorology or allied spheres.
The Bidder shall submit data confirming successful implementation of at least 1 such contract for the last three years (2014-2016) with the contract amount not less than equivalent of USD 300 000,00.
(c) Technical capacities
1) The Bidder and/or manufacturers of the goods shall be certified in accordance with ISO 9001 or GOST ISO 9001-2008/2011 (quality management standards). A copy of this certificate shall be submitted by the Bidder to the Purchaser before signing the Contract Agreement.
2) The Bidder or its authorized sub-contractor(s) shall have capacities to carry out warranty services of the supplied Goods. To confirm such capacities, the Bidder shall submit documentary evidence of its capacities related to warranty services of the whole range of the supplied Goods in compliance with the Contract terms and conditions, as part of its Bid. The document shall include a detailed description of the service infrastructure, such as: material, technical and human resources (dispatching and technical staff); technologies and periods for malfunction localization, for repairs and spare parts provision, including organization and delivery periods of defective, repaired and replacement equipment. If the Bidder does not have such a service system or if it is insufficient for servicing the whole range of supplied equipment, it shall submit a detailed plan for including additional services into its service system. The Bidder shall include in the plan a schedule for additional service centers opening before completion of equipment delivery, indicate addresses of service centers, describe procedures on their including in the service network (agreements signing, staff training, spare part supply arrangements, manufacturers’ authorization, etc.) and their operation. The plan shall not be of a declarative nature.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information in BEA office and inspect the bidding documents during office hours [from 10:00 to 16:00 hours Moscow time] at the address given below.
A complete set of bidding documents in Russian and English languages 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 RUR 5,800.00 (no VAT is charged)
or USD 100.00.
The method of payment will be direct transfer to the following accounts:
- for payment in Russian Rubles:
Beneficiary: Interregional Operation Department of Russian Federal Treasury (Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation)
Beneficiary Bank: Operations department of the Bank of Russia, Moscow 701
Beneficiary Bank BIC: 044501002
Beneficiary Account: 40101810500000001901
KBK 092 1 10 07000 01 6000 180
(please indicate: non-refundable fee of bidders under the loan No. 8291-RU,
Package No. NHMP2/1/B.2.c; (VAT exempt);
- for payment in USD:
Beneficiary: MEZREGIONALNOE OPERACIONNOE UFK, INN 7710168360, KPP 771001001
Beneficiary Bank: CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION MOSCOW RU (CBRFRUMM)
Beneficiary Account: 40105840300000002901
Beneficiary Bank Account: 0011907227
Intermediary Bank: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A., NEW YORK (CHASUS33)
Details of Payment: KBK 092 1 10 07000 01 6000 180
(please indicate: non-refundable fee of bidders under the loan No. No. 8291-RU,
Package No. NHMP2/1/B.2.c; (VAT exempt).
Documents will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail for local delivery.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 14:00 Moscow time May 15, 2017. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 14:00 Moscow time May 15, 2017. Late bids will be rejected.
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD 45,000.00 or an equivalent amount in the currency of Bid, or any other foreign currency, or in Russian Rubles.
The address referred to above is:
Foundation «Bureau of Economic Analysis»”
Second National Hydromet Modernization Project
Attn. Mr. Sergey Yu. Kirnos, Head of Procurement Department
27, bld 3, Zoubovsky blvd, Moscow, 119021, Russia
Tel: (+7-495) 937-6750
Fax: (+7-495) 937-6753
Web site: www.beafnd.org/en/
 For Russian companies using Russian Accounting Standards: according to profit and loss account (Annex # 1 to the order of Minfin of Russia dated July 2, 2010 № 66n) annual turnover shall be understood as «revenues» for a year (balance sheet forms line code, indicated in the organization annual financial statements to be submitted to the state statistical bodies and other executive authorities –2110), i.e. all organization incomes resulting from realization of goods and/or services for a year exclusive of the value added tax, excises. For companies using International Accounting Standards: annual turnover shall be understood as «revenues».
 The average annual turnover for the last three years is the arithmetic mean (average) of the annual turnover amounts for the last three years.
 These certificates are official documents confirming that a company meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001 and confirming the quality of works performed and services rendered. Starting from January 1, 2013 in the Russian Federation the interstate standard GOST ISO 9001–2011 «Quality management systems. Requirements» was introduced, which was accepted by the Interstate Council on standardization, metrology and certification (protocol № 48 of 22.12.2011). The conformity certificates issued for GOST R ISO 9001–2008 are valid by the end of their in-force (validity) periods.