Albanian Railways

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Business sector:


Project number:


Funding source:

EBRD Loan and WBIF Grant

Contract type:

Project goods, works and services

Notice type:

Invitation for tenders

Issue date:

31 Oct 2019

Closing date:

15 Jan 2020   at  12:00   Tirana


The Rehabilitation of Durres – Tirana Public Transport Terminal (PTT) railway line and new railway connection to Tirana International Airport (TIA)

This Invitation for Tenders follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which was published on the EBRD website, Project Procurement Notices ( on 11.06.2019

Procurement will be carried out in accordance with the EBRD “Procurement Policies and Rules” (PPR), which are published on the Bank’s website.

Albanian Railways ( "Hekurudha Shqiptare" or "HSH") hereinafter referred to as “the Employer” or “the Client”, has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and a grant from EU Western Balkan Investment Fund (“WBIF”)via the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bank”, and intends using part of the proceeds towards the cost of Albanian Railways, hereinafter referred to as “the Project”.

The Client now invites tenders for the following contract(s), hereinafter referred to as “the Contract”, to be funded from part of the above proceeds:

The Rehabilitation of Durres – Tirana Public Transport Terminal (PTT) railway line and new railway connection to Tirana International Airport (TIA) which includes the design and build of the 39 Km of railway infrastructure, including the signalling and communication

Only tenderers that have been pre-qualified for the proposed Contract(s) are invited to submit a tender.

The Tender Document, upon request, will be dispatched electronically free of charge or may be downloaded from the internet using the following links:

A two stage procedure will be adopted as follows:

  1. The first stage will consist of a technical proposal only (without any reference to prices) and list of any deviations to the requirements of the Tender Document or any alternative technical solutions, with justifications, which meet the basic objectives of the project. The technical proposal shall be complemented with the participant's qualification information. Following evaluation by the Client of the first stage tenders, the Client may invite each participant, who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender, to a clarification meeting.  The proposals of all such participants will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a memorandum. Only qualified participants submitting a technically responsive and acceptable first stage tender will be invited to submit a second stage tender.
  2. the second stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Client as recorded in the memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the Tender Document issued subsequent to submission of the first stage tender; the commercial tender as well as the Tender Security.

First stage tenders must be duly completed and submitted to the Client on or before 12:00 (local time) on 15.01.2020

Interested firms or individuals may obtain further information from the following office:


Bashkim Kasoruho - Director of Project Implementation Unit
Albanian Railways ("Hekurudha Shqiptare") - Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy
Lagjia nr.3, Egnatia Street, , Durres, 2001, Albania
Tel. +355 522 22037,