Invitation for Bids

 

 

The Republic of Azerbaijan

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project

Loan No: 8286-Az

 

Contract Title:

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): A2/G-5

 

  1. The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan Republic has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for Equipment and tools for Biological control laboratory and Chemical laboratory of Plant Protection and Technical Crops Scientific Research Institute

 

  1. The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for Equipment and tools for Biological control laboratory and Chemical laboratory of Plant Protection and Technical Crops Scientific Research Institute.

Delivery period is 3-4 months following the date of contract signature. Installation and trainings are 4.5 months following the date of contract signature.

Post-qualification requirements:

(a)     If Bidder is Manufacturer:

(i)      Financial Capability

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it is in a sound  financial status:

  1. The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s): The average annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years (2015 – 2016 – 2017) must exceed US$ 1 mln or equivalent. The averages of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2015 – 2016 – 2017).

 

  1. The listed requirements would apply to partners of the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover.

 

(ii)     Experience and Technical Capacity

During the past three (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at least two (2) successful contracts involving the supply of similar goods – equipment and goods for biological control and chemical laboratories.

Note: For Joint Ventures, listed requirements would apply to partners of the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25 % of required turnover.

 (iii)   Documentary Evidence

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement:

  • Electrical equipment must meet the requirements of existing electric supply system of Azerbaijan;
  • All goods must fit for purpose – i.e. conform to required technical specifications specified in Section VII. Schedule of Requirements, Technical Specifications.

 

(b)     If Bidder is not manufacturer:

         If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), then the Manufacturer shall demonstrate the above qualifications (i), (ii), (iii) with the reservations set forth below, and the Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully completed at least 1 contract of similar goods in the past 3 years.

Reservations: in case of several manufacturers, each manufacturer should have experience in required technical area and should have annual sales of similar products at least twice exceeding the total price of his offered products for this bid. The requirement for annual turnover would apply to different manufacturers cumulatively. Each manufacturer should have experience in required technical area and should have the annual turnover at least twice exceeding the total price of his offered products for this bid.            The requirement is not applicable to manufacturers accounting for less that 3% of the total bid price.

 

  1. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement of Goods, Works and Non-Consulting Services under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011 Revised July 2014 (“Procurement Guidelines”) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Procurement Guidelines. In addition, please refer to paragraphs 1.6 and 1.7 setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

 

  1. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project, Mr. Anar Azimov, anarazim@gmail.com; aazimov@office.az; yegana.acip@gmail.com and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 09.00 to 17.00 at the address given below.

 

  1. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested eligible bidders upon the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 250 AZN. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specified account number. The document will be sent by surface mail or courier for local delivery.

 

Beneficiary: The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project

Beneficiary’s Tax ID: 1700428481

Beneficiary’s bank: International Bank of Azerbaijan Open Joint Stock Company, Premier Customer Services Branch

S.W.I.F.T: IBAZAZ2X

Bank Code: 805250

Bank's Tax Code: 9900001881

Corr. acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 with Central Bank of Azerbaijan (for AZN)

Beneficiary’s Account in AZN:  AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120

 

  1. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 15:00 local time, August 07, 2018. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be publicly opened in the presence of the bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who choose to attend at the address below on 15:00 local time, August 07, 2018.
  2. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of: 7300 USD
  3. The address(es) referred to above is(are):

 

The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project

For submission of bids: 8th floor, room 801

For opening of bids: 8th floor, room 817

Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov

Project Director

80, U. Hajibeyli Str., Government House AZ1000, Baku, Azerbaijan

Tel: (+99412) 4937108

Email: anarazim@gmail.com; yegana.acip@gmail.com

  

Web site: www.agrocredit.gov.az