Procurement of 65 SDH for Afghan Telecom Company
INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING (ICB) For Procurement of 65 SDH for Afghan Telecom Company IFB No: NPA/MOCIT/97/G-2345/ICB 1. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology/ Afghan Telecom Company allocated its budget toward the cost of Procurement of 65 SDH. Bidding is open to bidders from all eligible countries. 2. The National Procurement Authority (NPA), acting on behalf of Ministry of Communication & Information Technology/Afghan Telecom Corporation invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for Procurement of 65 SDH for Afghan Telecom Company. Contract period is 4 Months with 1-year Warranty (Goods Functioning) period. The Bidders may bid for whole Goods/Activities indicated in Part II, Section 5: Activity Schedule. Bidders shall quote for the complete requirement on a single responsibility basis. 3. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the Procurement Law and Procedure of Afghanistan and are open to all eligible countries. 4. Interested eligible bidders may download bid document in English version from NPA Website: www.npa.gov.af or obtain by email from address: aziz.rodwal@aop.gov.af copy to: Zabihulrahman.Rahmani@aop.gov.af, rafi.mansoor@aop.gov.af, b.haidari@afghantelecom.af, or receive by flash memory at the address given below from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM on any working day from Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursday from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM. 5. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 19 January 2019, 10:00 AM (Kabul local Time). Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected unopened. Bids will be opened immediately after the deadline of bid submission at the same place of bid submission in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below at the afore-mentioned date and time 6. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as below: Bid Security (USD) or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency Valid as per below 21,500 USD 28 Days Beyond Bid Validity Period (16 Feb 2019) 7. A pre-bid Meeting will be held on 05 January 2019, 10.00 AM (Local Time) at below Address: Address: Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Afghan Telecom Corporation Main Office, Post and Parcel Building, 4th Floor, Mohammad Jan khan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan Attention: Babrak Haidari E-mail: b.haidari@afghantelecom.af. Telephone: Mob. +93 (0) 749 416 409, (0) 786 222 303 8. Margin of preference for certain activities performed domestically shall be applied. 9. Qualification Requirements of bidders for Post Evaluation Purpose are as below: a) Submission of audited financial statements for the last five (5) years. As a minimum, the Bidder’s net worth for the last year calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities should be positive; b) The Bidder shall have a minimum average annual turnover (calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed) within the last five (5) years of at least USD 944,400. c) Bidders must demonstrate sufficient financial resources through submission of bank statement or credit facility indicating their financial status/ability to perform the contract as follow: 215,000 USD. d) The Bidder shall have participated in at least one contract within the last Five (5) years that has been successfully or substantially completed and that is similar to the proposed Goods, where the value of the Bidder’s participation exceeds USD 429,300. The similarity of the Bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of Goods, complexity, methods, technology or other characteristics as described in Part II, Section 5, Activity Schedule. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. Bidders are requested to refer to Section 3 of the bidding documents for a full range of criteria prior to submitting bid. 10. The address referred to above is: Address: Administrative Office of the President, National Procurement Authority (NPA), Geodesy Building, 1th Floor, Pashtunistan Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan Attention: Aziz Ahmad Rodwal, Procurement Specialist Email: aziz.rodwal@aop.gov.af Telephone: +93-020-2147557- 0791045561
9. Qualification Requirements of bidders for Post Evaluation Purpose are as below: a) Submission of audited financial statements for the last five (5) years. As a minimum, the Bidder’s net worth for the last year calculated as the difference between total assets and total liabilities should be positive; b) The Bidder shall have a minimum average annual turnover (calculated as total certified payments received for contracts in progress or completed) within the last five (5) years of at least USD 944,400. c) Bidders must demonstrate sufficient financial resources through submission of bank statement or credit facility indicating their financial status/ability to perform the contract as follow: 215,000 USD. d) The Bidder shall have participated in at least one contract within the last Five (5) years that has been successfully or substantially completed and that is similar to the proposed Goods, where the value of the Bidder’s participation exceeds USD 429,300. The similarity of the Bidder’s participation shall be based on the physical size, nature of Goods, complexity, methods, technology or other characteristics as described in Part II, Section 5, Activity Schedule. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. Bidders are requested to refer to Section 3 of the bidding documents for a full range of criteria prior to submitting bid.