SECOND NATIONAL HYDROMET MODERNIZATION PROJECT
Loan No.: 8291-RU
Implementation of the main part of the integrated information-telecommunication system (integration of Data Collection Centers, meteorological, hydrological and upper-air stations into an integrated information-telecommunicaton system of Roshydromet)
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): NHMP2/1/A.3.a
The Russian Federation has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Second National Hydromet Modernization Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Implementation of the main part of the integrated information-telecommunication system (integration of Data Collection Centers, meteorological, hydrological and upper-air stations into an integrated information-telecommunicaton system of Roshydromet).
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 Implementation of the main part of the integrated information-telecommunication system (integration of Data Collection Centers, meteorological, hydrological and upper-air stations into an integrated information-telecommunicaton system of Roshydromet), for solving the problems of modernization, technical re-equipment and to bring to the modern international level of technology all the elements of interconnected systems designed for obtaining information about the condition of environment, collecting, analysis, processing, accumulating and archiving of data, as well as generating information products and providing them to consumers. The period of supply and installation, including acceptance testing is 48.
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
shall be equivalent to at least USD 10 million over the latest 3 years (2018-2020).
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 8 million and the average annual turnover of each of the other partners shall be equivalent to at least USD 4 million over the latest 3 years (2018-2020).
As documentary evidence of the above-mentioned 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) Specific Experience with Similar Projects
i) The Bidder (if a joint venture/consortium – one of its members) shall provide documentary evidence of its implementation experience (as single supplier or leader of an association of suppliers) of at least 2 comprehensive projects related to building of information-communication systems, including system building, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and staff training, for at least USD1.5 million over the latest three years (2018-2020).
ii) The Bidder shall have successful implementation experience of information systems over at least the latest 10 years.
(c) Production/Organizational 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.
iii) The Bidder or its authorized sub-contractor(s) shall confirm availability of at least 3 specialists certified by the Manufacturers of the hardware and software for each of the subsystems (para 2.2 of the Technical Specifications). It is allowed to combine jobs. During the Contract performance stage, replacement of a specialist proposed in the Bidding Documents shall only be possible upon agreement with the Purchaser with a specialist with similar or better confirmed qualifications. The specialists shall speak fluent Russian or simultaneous interpretation support shall be provided for the whole Contract period.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from 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 7,500.00 (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: OPERU-1 of the Bank of Russia, Moscow
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/A.3.a; 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/A.3.a; 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 on or before 14:00 Moscow time May 21, 2021. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. 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 21, 2021.
All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of USD 80,000.00 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
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Web site: www.beafnd.org/en/
 For Russian companies keeping accounts on the basis of the Russian Accounting Standards: in accordance with the Profit and Loss Statement (Annex No.1 to Order of the Ministry of Finance of Russia of July 2, 2010 # 66н), the annual turnover is understood as the “revenue” per year (line code 2110 in accounting forms to be stated in the organization’s annual accounts submitted to statistical public authorities and other executive bodies), i.e. all the revenues received by organization as a result of sale of goods and/or services during the year, except for the value added tax and excises. For companies that keep accounts in accordance with the IFAS: the annual turnover is understood as the “revenue”.
 The average annual turnover over the latest 3 years shall mean an arithmetical mean value of the annual turnovers in the latest 3 years.