SECOND STATE STATISTICAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Loan No.: 4867-RU
Contract Title: Development of hardware and telecommunication capacity of the Rosstat CIS
Reference No.: ST2/1/B.11.3
The Russian Federation has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second State Statistical System Development Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Development of hardware and telecommunication capacity of the Rosstat CIS.
The Foundation “Bureau of Economic Analysis” (hereinafter BEA) serves as the implementing agency for the Project and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for Development of hardware and telecommunication capacity of the Rosstat CIS.
The following tasks shall be completed:
- Audit (survey) the installation site readiness;
- Preparation a set of documents on equipment and subsystems (explanatory note, description of hardware complex, switching schemes, connection tables, equipment layout schemes, specification of hardware and software, acceptance test program and methodology);
- Carring out equipment and software delivery and installation;
- Providing training for Consignee specialists;
- Carring out acceptance tests;
- Providing warranty services.
The estimated delivery period including acceptance testing is 68 weeks. Due to expected Loan Closure Date the Contract shall be completed not later than December 15, 2021.
Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of May 2004, 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 (single Bidder or Joint Venture) average annual turnover shall be at least equivalent of USD 10 million for the last 3 years (2017-2019).
If the Bidder is a Joint Venture, the average annual turnover of the Partner in charge shall be at least equivalent of USD 7,5 million and the average annual turnover of the each other partner shall be at least equivalent of USD 2,5 million for the last 3 years (2017-2019).
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
Bidder shall have experience (as a prime contractor or a member of Joint Venture/Consortium) in implementation of contracts for supply and installation of equipment of similar type, at least 2 contracts for the last 3 years (2017-2019) in the amount of USD 4 millions of each.
c) Production Capacities
(i) The Bidder shall have a quality certificate of the standard ISO 9001 or GOST R ISO 9001 in the areas of at least design, supply, implementation and support of information systems, information complexes and networks thereof. Such certificate shall be submitted by the Bidder to the Purchaser prior to Contract Agreement signing.
(ii) The Bidder or its authorized sub-contractor(s) shall be capable of providing warranty services for the supplied Goods and software. To confirm this capability, the Bidder shall include into its Bid documentary evidence of its warranty service capabilities for the entire range of the Goods supplied in accordance with the Contract terms and conditions. The document shall present 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. 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 (contract conclusion, staff training, organization of spare parts supply, manufacturers’ authorizations, etc.) and operation procedures.
Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from BEA and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 10.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m. Contact person: Mr. Sergey Yu. Kirnos, Head of Procurement Department.
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 7 000.00 Russian Rubles (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. 4867-RU, Package No. ST2/1/B.11.3; 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. No. 4867-RU, Package No. ST2/1/B.11.3; VAT exempt).
The document will be sent by airmail for overseas delivery and surface mail for local delivery.
Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 14:00 Moscow time on October 08, 2020. Bids need to be secured by a Bid Security. The amount of Bid Security required is: USD 89,000.00 or an equivalent amount in the currency of Bid, or any other foreign currency, or in Russian Rubles. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 14:00 Moscow time on October 08, 2020.
The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financed contracts.
The address referred to above is:
Foundation “Bureau of Economic Analysis”
Second State Statistical System Development 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
E-mail: email@example.com, Kirnos.firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.beafnd.org/en/