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Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study, Survey and Detailed Engineering Design and Project Report of Urgon-Gayan Paktika Province Road Project with Total Length 34.5 KM

Request For Expressions of Interest

General Information

   Paktika, Afghanistan
   MPW/97/Cs-001/QCBS/ICB
   Dec 19, 2018
   4. Qualification Requirements/Short listing Criteria
The Ministry of Public Works, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services described under paragraph 3 above. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.


The short listing criteria are:

i. The Consultant should be registered legal entity. The consultant should provide a copy of the business license with its EOI.
ii. The consultant should not be in loss for the last Three years. Consultant shall demonstrate having sound financial situation by submitting audited financial reports or any other credible financial documents for the one of last three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) should not be less than equivalent to USD 350,000.00 (Three Hundred & Fifty Thousand US Dollar).

iii. The consultant shall provide proven experiences of having executed at least One contract of similar nature and complexity during last Five years with the value of 200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand US Dollar). The consultants are required to provide copy (ies) of the contract along with clients’ certificate toward completion of such as assignment with their EOI.

iv. The Expression of Interest shall be in English language.


• The Consultant while describing the assignment(s) should furnish the following details:

 Consultant should explain in what way the executed assignment(s) was/were similar in nature to the current assignment and also indicating the input of key experts provided for the same
 The Consultant should explain the exact role played by the Consultant in the assignment if the assignment was carried out in association with other firms as JV or in sub-consultancy for carrying out the assignment.

i. Requirements for Consultants participating as Joint Venture, Consortium or Association:
Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. If consultants intend to associate with other firms, they are advised to clearly identify the lead partner and state the composition and nature of their association (JV/ sub-consultant) in their EOI.
In case of association between the firms are in the form of JV, the following requirements will also apply:
• The lead partner shall meet the shortlisting criteria of having sound financial situation under criterion (ii) above and substantially meet the experience criteria under (iii) above (having executed the assignments with contract value indicated therein). The JV partner should also meet the shortlisting criteria of having sound financial situation under criterion (ii) above and similar experience under (iii) above (having executed the assignments with contract value as 50% of the value indicated therein). The lead partner needs to be identified in JV agreement or intention of forming JV to be submitted with the EoI.
• The variance in similarity and complexity could be acceptable.

ii. Consultant having some regional experience is desirable
In addition the consultant shall furnish a declaration with their EOI confirming the following:
• The consultant is not black-listed by Government of Afghanistan.

• Declaration by the Consultant that the consultant does not have any conflict of interest in terms of taking any assistance / support from individual / firm / consultants who have been part of the Project… …………….consultancy or the procurement process.
• Declaration by the Consultant that the information furnished in EoI is correct and for any misrepresentation detected at any stage of selection process or during execution of the resultant contract if successful, the Consultant to be taken up under the Laws of Afghanistan.
• The EOI with all details should, preferably, not exceed 40 pages in total.
• The Expression of Interest shall be in English language and if the documents (Similar Nature Contract, Audit Reports and Incorporation License/Business License) are in other languages, should be translated into English language. The price of the similar contracts and currency of income statements shall be also indicated in US Dollar. If the EOI not submitted in English language, it will be considered non-responsive.
   English
   International procurement

Contact information

   Safiullah Alokozai
Procurement Liaison Specialist
National Procurement Authority
Pashtoonistan Wat/ National Procurement Authority/ Administration Office of The President
Kabul, Kabul +93
Afghanistan
   791045505
   Click here
   http://www.npa.gov.af

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