Request for Expressions of Interest (CONSULTING SERVICES – FIRMS SELECTION) Country: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Name of Project: Construction of Urgon-Gayan Paktika Province Road (Asphalte road) Assignment Title: 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 Duration of Assignment: 6 Months Implementing Agency: Ministry of Public Works Duty Station: Urgon-Gayan Paktika Province Road Contract Type: Lump-Sum MOPW Ref. No.: MPW/97/Cs-001/QCBS/ICB 1. Background: The Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) is responsible to execute design, survey, construction and rehabilitation of roads/ Highways, regional roads, link road and provincial roads, road maintenance, contracting for road construction with private sectors/road companies, monitoring from planning of rail ways, road and bridge restoration. Therefore, the MOPW proposes to execute the Feasibility study, Survey and Detailed Engineering Design and project report (DPR) OF URGON- GAYAN, PAKTIKA PROVINCE ROAD PROJECT WITH TOTAL LENGTH 34.5 KM, which is funded by government of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) is the Executing Agency for the Project. Consulting services are required FOR FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN AND PROJECT REPORT OF URGON- GAYAN, PAKTIKA PROVINCE ROAD PROJECT WITH TOTAL LENGTH 34.5 KM. 2. OBJECTIVE The primary objectives of the consulting services are to carry out the feasibility study, detailed Engineering design of the works, Detailed Cost Estimates, preparing Bill of Quantity (BOQ), technical project specification, Construction drawings for the construction in suitable packages. 3. Scope of the Services Information on the Scope of the Services, you can access the ToR under the above mentioned assignment title and reference number on the website: www.npa.gov.af / www.mopw.gov.af 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. 5. Legal References The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to ‘Chapter 4 - Process of Request for Proposal’ of “Rule of Procurement Procedure” issued by Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The consultants are also required to maintain high standard ethics throughout the procurement process. The Consultants’ attention is also drawn to Article 16 of Afghanistan Public Procurement Law for compliance. The consultants can download the Public Procurement Law and Procedure from: www.npa.gov.af 6. Method of Selection A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in Rule 59 of Procurement Procedures. 7. Submission of EOI Expressions of interest as per Annexure ‘A’ attached must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by 19 Jan 2019 before 04:00 PM (Kabul Local Time). Further information in respect to this REOI can be obtained at the address below by email or in person during office hours [08:00 AM-04:00PM]. Attention: Abdul Hakim Adel Name of the Procuring Entity: Ministry of Public Works Address: Second Floor, 1st Block, Directorate of Procurement, Consultancy Department, Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), First Macroryan, Kabul-Afghanistan Email: abdulhakimadel@gmail.com & Copy Mustafa.ahmadabdullah@gmail.com, ahmadabdullah.mustafa@mopw.gov.af, abdulhakim.adel@mopw.gov.af. Aimalalham@gamil.com, f.nawrozy@mopw.gov.af, naqib_rasooli23@yahoo.com Web site: http://www.npa.gov.af/ and www.mopw.gov.af (The ToR is accessible from the NPA & MOPW website where the assignment is announced)
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
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.