Communal Production Enterprise “Teploenergo” of Town Horishni Plavni hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”, intends to use part of the proceeds of a loan from the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (the NEFCO) and a grant from the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P)* towards the cost of Horishni Plavni District Heating Project – Energy Efficiency Improvement of the District Heating system in Horishni Plavni.
The Employer now invites sealed tenders from Contractors for the following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan and grant:
- Biofuel Boilers including design works and supply of equipment and materials, installation, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning of two biofuel boilers with a capacity of not less than 4 MW each in boiler house at 31 Energetykiv str. in Horishni Plavni. It is envisaged to procure two sunflower husk pellets boilers with common biofuel storage and fuel supply systems, separate (two) flue gas cleaning systems, separate (two) flue gas duct systems, three heat exchangers with 50% of biofuel boiler house capacity each, circulation pumps and pipes and valves.
- Civil works – including dismantling works, renovation of walls, floors and installation works, construction of a new boiler house building (if any).
One of the biofuel boiler units including auxiliary equipment (fuel supply system, one flue gas cleaning system, one boiler chimney, one heat exchanger with 50% of biofuel boiler house capacity, pumps and others), shall be financed from the proceeds of the E5P grant. The remaining works and equipment including the second biofuel boiler unit with rest auxiliary equipment shall be financed from the proceeds of the loan from NEFCO.
Tendering for contracts that are to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from NEFCO and E5P grant is open to firms from any country.
To be qualified for the award of contract, tenderers must satisfy the following minimum criteria:
- Tenderers shall not having conflicts of interests.
- The Tenderer’s average annual turnover over the last 5 (five) years exceeded EURO 6,000,000 (six million Euro) or equivalent. In case of tender submitted by JVCA, the leading partner should demonstrate at least 50% compliance with the requirement.
- The Tenderer shall demonstrate that it has access to, or has available, liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means sufficient to meet the production cash flow for the contract estimated as not less than EURO 750,000 (seven hundred and fifty thousand Euro) equivalent, taking into account the Tenderer’s commitments for other contracts.
- Experience as Contractor, in at least 3 (three) contracts for boiler house rehabilitation or construction works of a nature and complexity comparable to the proposed contract within the last seven years, that have been successfully completed and that are similar to the proposed Plant. Relevant references shall be provided.
In addition, or as part of the above 3 (three) contracts the Tenderer, shall have successful experience as prime contractor or subcontractor of supply and installation of at least two (2) biofuel boilers with similar to proposed capacity and similar type of fuel in countries with similar climatic conditions over a seven years period ending on the deadline for tender submission, having been in successful operation at least for 1 (one) year prior to submission of the tender. Relevant references shall be provided.
The Contract is planned to be completed within 15 (fifteen) months after the effective date.
*The Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) is a €180 million multi-donor fund managed by the EBRD and designed to promote energy efficiency investments in Ukraine and other eastern European countries. The fund was established under an initiative of the Swedish government during its presidency of the European Union (EU) in 2009. E5P complements energy efficiency loans provided by financial institutions including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, KfW, NEFCO and the World Bank Group. Contributors to E5P are the EU and the US, as well as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.