The Russian Federation has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second National Hydromet Modernization Project (NHMP-2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Supply of equipment for additional outfitting of the surface meteorological observation network.
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 of equipment for additional outfitting of the surface meteorological observation network.
Period of equipment delivery and commissioning – 17 months from the Contract signing date.
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.
(a) Financial capabilities
The Bidder’s average annual turnover
(a separate company or a joint venture/ consortium) shall be not less than USD 35 million for the last three years (2016-2018).
If the Bidder is a Joint Venture, the average annual turnover of the Partner in charge shall be at least equivalent of USD 25 million and the average annual turnover of the each other partners shall be at least equivalent of USD 10 million for the same period (2016-2018).
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) 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 geographically distributed supply (not less than 10 delivery destinations) and commissioning of technical means and software-technology systems, including stationary and/or mobile measuring complexes, in the area hydrometeorology. The Bidder shall submit data confirming successful implementation of at least 2 such contracts for the last six years (2013-2018) with the total contract amount not less than equivalent of USD 4 million.
(c) Production capacities
1) The Bidder and manufacturers of the main equipment, procured measuring complexes (controllers and sensors AWC) shall be certified in accordance with ISO 9001 or GOST ISO 9001-2008/2011 (quality management standards). Copies of these certificates shall be submitted as a part of the Bid.
2) The Bidder or its designated subcontractor shall have possibility to provide warranty services for the supplied goods. To confirm this possibility the Bidder shall include in its bid the concerning warranty service capabilities of all delivered goods in accordance with the terms of the Contract. The document must contain a detailed description of the infrastructure service - material, technical and human resources (dispatcher and technical personnel), technology and timing fault isolation, repair and supply of spare parts, including the organization and delivery of faulty goods repaired, and replacement equipment. If the Bidder don't have the relevant service network, or his service network is not able to serve all type of delivered Goods, he must submit a detailed plan of establishing or upgrading of service network. This plan shall include a schedule of establishing of services centers prior to the delivery of the Goods, their address, description of procedures of establishing (contracts signing, training of specialists, spare parts supply organization, manufacturers authorization, etc.) and their functioning.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from BEA, Mr. Sergey Yu. Kirnos, Head of BEA Procurement Department, e-mail: email@example.com, 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 6,500.00 (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.1.h; (VAT exempt);
- for payment in USD:
Beneficiary: MEZREGIONALNOE OPERACIONNOE UFK,
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. 8291-RU,
Package No. NHMP2/1/B.1.h; (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
June 10, 2019. 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 June 10, 2019. Late bids will be rejected.
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD 200,000.00 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.