Local Roads Reconstruction and Upgrade Project

Procurement ref:




Business sector:


Project number:


Funding source:

EBRD and the client

Contract type:

Consultancy Services

Notice type:

Invitation for expressions of interest (loan or grant funded)

Issue date:

14 May 2015

Closing date:

11 Jun 2015   at  15:00   Montenegro

The Invitation for Expressions of Interest follows the updated General Procurement Notice for this project, 7830-GPN-43060, published in Procurement Opportunities, on the EBRD website: 5 March 2015.
The Government of Montenegro intends using the proceeds of the loan towards the cost of Local Roads Reconstruction and Upgrade Project. Executive Agency is the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs (MoTMA) represented by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) within its Transport Directorate. The project is subject to the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.
The main objective of this assignment shall be the Supervision of the Civil Works on the:
  • Reconstruction of the 11.5 km long section from Lubnice to Jelovica, plus an additional length of approximately 1.4 km of the new road between Jelovica and Jezerine;
  • Construction of a new realigned section 3.5 km long between Jelovica and Jezerine that includes a new 2.9 km long single bore road tunnel, and a 100m long bridge.
It is expected that the Consultant’s team shall include the following expertise:
  1. Team Leader
  2. Geotechnical engineer
  3. Roads Engineer
  4. Engineer for bridges and structures
  5. Tunneling Engineer
The Civil Works (CW) Contract will be based on the “FIDIC-MDB Harmonised Edition of the Conditions of Contract for Construction – for building and engineering works designed by the Employer”, 2010.Therefore, the Consultant shall perform, amongst other, the duties and authority of the Engineer as specified in or necessarily implied from the CW Contract, as well as other duties defined in the Terms of Reference.
The assignment is expected to start in the end of 2015. The expected implementation period for CW Contract as well as the respective Supervision Services is 40 months (24 months for Civil Works execution, 12 months for Defects Notification Period, and up to 4 months for closing procedures of contract), expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The contract will be financed from the loan and consulting firms from any countries are eligible for shortlisting and selection. However, the proceeds of the loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. In addition, consultants will not be allowed to participate in the tender procedure if they are declared, and remain on the date of submission of the EoI, ineligible pursuant to the EBRD’s Enforcement Policy and Procedures which is available at the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/ineligible-entities.html.
In order to determine the capability and experience of consulting firms seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted shall include the following:
a)         brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, financial information, organisation and staffing;
b)         details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on procurement rules applied, contract type and value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives;
c)         CVs of experts who might be engaged to carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, procurement rules applied, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives;
d)         Completed Declaration of Impartiality and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc
Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications.
The Consultant shall be responsible for mobilisation of qualified engineers, technicians and other professional staff with the proven experience in the administration, management, and supervision of similar construction works (FIDIC Engineer/Supervision of the road civil works contracts including tunnels and bridges under FIDIC Red/Pink Book, and/or comparable contract conditions) in comparable climatic and geological conditions. Where staff does not speak the local language, interpretation and translation will be the responsibility of the Consultant.
The Consultant shall employ supervision staff with a good knowledge of the local design and construction laws and regulations to ensure compliance with the Montenegro laws and regulations.
The Shortlisting Criteria:
Capacity of the Company
  1. Size of Company - Number of staff
  1. Financial capacity – Annual turnover for the previous 5years
  1. Qualifications of the potential Staff
General Qualifications
  1. References and involvement in projects of similar complexity and value – FIDIC Engineer/Supervision contracts in general
Specific Experience
  1. Specific experience related to the project – Supervision of the road civil works contracts including tunnels and bridges
  1. Specific experience related to the project –Supervision of the road civil works contracts including tunnels and bridges, based on the FIDIC
  1. Specific experience in Montenegro and/or Western Balkan countries or countries with similar conditions (e.g. language, technical standards, design and construction laws and regulations)
It is preferable (but not compulsory) that the Expressions of Interest should not exceed 25 pages (excluding CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet). The Expressions of Interest (one original and one electronic copy) shall be submitted in the English and Montenegrin language (if a tenderer wishes to submit the attachments such as brochures, they may be submitted only in the English language). Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet shall be submitted only in the English language.
Expressions of interest should be submitted to the address below in an envelope marked "Expression of Interest for Local Roads Reconstruction and Upgrade Project, Supervision Services", for delivery not later than 11th June 2015 at 15:00.
Further information may be obtained from:
Transport Directorate (TD) of the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs
Attn: Mr. Dalibor Milosevic
Rimski trg 46, Podgorica
81000 Podgorica
Tel: +382 20 482 432
Fax: +382 20 234 342
E-mail: dalibor.milosevic@msp.gov.me