SECOND NATIONAL HYDROMET MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Loan No.: 8291-RU
Contract Title: Modernization of Aerologic Network Equipment
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): NHMP2/1/B.2.с
The Russian Federation has received financing from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of the Second National Hydromet Modernization Project (NHMP-2), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan toward payments under the contract for Modernization of Aerologic Network Equipment.
The Foundation “Bureau of Economic Analysis” (hereinafter BEA) acting as the Project implementing agency according to 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 Modernization of Aerologic Network Equipment, including supply and installation of modern Aerologic Radar Computing Systems with set of spare parts in 11 aerologic stations, pre-commissioning works, site preparation, operational acceptance, testing, staff training; warranty services and technical support, providing technical documentation.
Period of equipment delivery and commissioning – 14 months from the date of Contract effectiveness.
Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures 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, revised in July 2014, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria.
(a) Financial capabilities
The Bidder’s average annual turnover shall be equivalent to at least USD 9 million over the latest 3 years  (2017-2019).
If the Bidder is a joint venture (consortium), the average annual turnover of the partner-in-charge (leader) shall be equivalent to at least USD 6 million and the average annual turnover of each of the other partners shall be equivalent to at least USD 3 million over the latest 3 years (2017-2019).
As documentary evidence of the above-specified information, the Bidder shall submit copies of auditor’s opinions for the above-mentioned period or balance-sheet reports certified by the tax service of the Bidder’s country (as a rule, for Russian companies).
(b) Implementation experience with similar projects
The Bidder (if a joint venture/consortium – one of its members) shall provide documentary evidence of its implementation experience of at least 1 (one) similar contract for at least
USD 1.5 million for geographically distributed supply and installation (at least 5 sites) of aerologic complexes and for rendering of similar services (commissioning, technical support and warranty services) over the latest three years (2017-2019).
(c) Production capabilities
The Bidder shall have an effective quality certificate of the standard ISO 9001 (ISO 9001-2011, ISO 9001-2015). Such certificates shall be submitted by the Bidder to the Purchaser prior to Contract signing.
The Bidder or its authorized sub-contractor(s) shall be capable of providing warranty services for the supplied Goods. To confirm this capability, the Bidder shall provide in its Bid documentary evidence of the warranty service capabilities for the entire range of the equipment supplied in accordance with the Contract terms and conditions. The document shall contain a detailed description of its service infrastructure: material, technical and human resources (dispatch office and technical staff), techniques and time periods of localization of malfunctions, repair works and supply of spare parts, including organization and time-limits of transportation of faulty, repaired and replacement equipment. If the Bidder does not have respective service facilities or its service facilities are insufficient for servicing the entire range of the supplied equipment, the Bidder shall submit a plan for including additional service centers into it. The plan shall include a deployment schedule of such additional service centers before the completion of the equipment supply, indicate the addresses of the service centers, and describe their deployment and operation procedures.
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 14:00 hours Moscow time] at the address given below.
A complete set of bidding documents in English and Russian 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 7,000.00 (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 110
(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
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 110
(please indicate: non-refundable fee of bidders under the loan 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
July 17, 2020. 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 14:15 Moscow time July 17, 2020.
Late bids will be rejected.
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD 62 000,00 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, (+7 926) 207-21-34
Fax: (+7-495) 937-6753
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Kirnos.email@example.com
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.