Consulting Services for the Development of an Operational Plan for the Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure Azerbaijan Agence Francaise de Developpement

Consulting Services for the Development of an Operational Plan for the Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure Azerbaijan Agence Francaise de Developpement

Us enviem a continuació una oportunitat de l’Agencia Francesa de Desenvolupament. Demanen expressió d’interès per serveis de consultoria per al desenvolupament d'un pla operatiu del manteniment d'infraestructures ferroviàries. Si us plau, feu-nos saber si és del vostre interès.

 

Consulting Services for the Development of an Operational Plan for the Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure

Azerbaijan

Agence Francaise de Developpement

 

Consulting Services for the Development of an Operational Plan for the Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure

Azerbaijan

Agence Francaise de Developpement

N/A

services

Organisation

open

20 Jun, 2019

20 Jun, 2019

11 Jul, 2019

Informations générales

Pays: Azerbaïdjan
Ville/Localité: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date de publication: Jun 19, 2019
Date limite (heure locale): Juillet 11, 2019 - 18:00
Agence de financement: Agence Française de Développement - Agence de Financement
Acheteur: AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company
Eligibilité des Soumissionaires: - At least 7 years of sectoral focus in railways;
- At least 3 similar consulting projects undertaken for a railway organization within the last 5 years, such as "Consulting Services for Asset Management for Railways", and/or "Consulting Services for Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Performance, Preparation of Railway Maintenance Plans and/or Strategies", or "Review or evaluation of railway maintenance organization" or any other similar assignments with roles and functions described in the Terms of Reference for subject assignment;
- the location (Experience in East Europe and CIS countries will be advantageous);
- Strong management capacity with quality assurance procedures and certifications of the consultant - ISO 9001 or latest.
Langue d'origine: Anglais

Missions

73220000 - Services de conseil en développement

Texte original

SELECTION OF CONSULTANTS BY BENEFICIARIES OF FINANCING FROM THE FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AFD)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Republic of Azerbaijan

Construction of Two Locomotive Maintenance Workshops Project in Bilajari and in Ganja in Azerbaijan

CONSULTING SERVICES

Expression of interest

The Republic of Azerbaijan received financing from the French Development Agency (AFD), and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following project Consulting Services for the Development of an Operational Plan for the Maintenance of Railway Infrastructure.

The mission of the consultant shall be to provide the Infrastructure Department of Azerbaijan Railways Closed Joint Stock Company with a plan for maintaining infrastructure assets efficiently and for ensuring their reliability, sustainability and safety for the next 10 years.

The scope of work shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

a. To assess the condition of ADY’s infrastructure and ADY’s maintenance performance.

b. To identify improvements or changes that are needed in: (i) ADY’s infrastructure maintenance programs, procedures and standards; and (ii) the organization and management of infrastructure maintenance activities.

c. To prepare an operational plan for infrastructure maintenance for the next ten (10) years.

The "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company hereby invites consultants to show their interest in delivering the services described above.

In order to confirm their eligibility for AFD’s financing, consultants should submit in their expression of interest a duly signed Statement of Integrity (appended to this letter).

Interested consultants must provide information evidencing that they are qualified and experienced to perform those services. For that purpose, documented evidence of recent and similar services shall be submitted.

Determination of the similarity of the experiences will be based on:

At least 7 years of sectoral focus in railways;

At least 3 similar consulting projects undertaken for a railway organization within the last 5 years, such as "Consulting Services for Asset Management for Railways", and/or "Consulting Services for Railway Infrastructure Maintenance Performance, Preparation of Railway Maintenance Plans and/or Strategies", or "Review or evaluation of railway maintenance organization" or any other similar assignments with roles and functions described in the Terms of Reference for subject assignment.

the location (Experience in East Europe and CIS countries will be advantageous).

The Client will also take into account for the evaluation of the applications the following items:

Strong management capacity with quality assurance procedures and certifications of the consultant - ISO 9001 or latest

Among the submitted applications, "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company will shortlist a maximum number of 6 consultants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the services shall be sent.

Expressions of interest must be submitted, by hand or by mail, to the address below no later than July 11, 2019. The address and addressees should be marked properly as indicated on the Expressions of Interests. The consultants are required also to notify the client through email on the submission of the interest to prevent any loss and/or misplacement of their expression of interest document.

"Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company

Contact person: Mr. Seymur Gahramanov, Director of Project Implementation Unit

Address: 230 Dilara Aliyeva str., AZ1010 Baku, Azerbaijan, 1st floor, room # 163

Telephone number: (+99412) 499 63 97

Email: office@ady-piu.az; (cc) sgahramanov@ady-piu.az

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address above during office hours from 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m Baku time.

APPENDIX TO REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

(format not to be altered)

Statement of Integrity, Eligibility and Social and Environmental Responsibility

Reference name of the RFP : ("Contract")

To: ("Contracting Authority")

1. We recognise and accept that Agence française de développement ("AFD") only finances projects of the Contracting Authority subject to its own conditions which are set out in the Financing Agreement which it has entered into with the Contracting Authority. As a matter of consequence, no legal relationship exists between AFD and our company, our joint venture or our subcontractors. The Contracting Authority retains exclusive responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the contract procurement and its subsequent performance.

2. We hereby certify that neither we nor any other member of our joint venture or any of our subcontractors are in any of the following situations:

2.1) being bankrupt, wound up or ceasing our activities, having our activities administered by the courts, having entered into receivership, reorganisation or being in any analogous situation arising from any similar procedure;

2.2) having been convicted, within the past five years by decision of a court decision, which has the force of res judicata in the country where the project is implemented, of one of the acts mentioned in sections 6.1 to 6.4 below or of any other offense committed during the procurement or performance of a contract ;

2.3) being listed for financial sanctions by the United Nations, the European Union and/or France for the purposes of fight-against-terrorist financing or threat to international peace and security;

2.4) having committed serious professional misconduct within the past five years during the procurement or performance of a contract

2.5) not having fulfilled our obligations regarding the payment of social security contributions or taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of either the country where we are established or the Contracting Authority's country;

2.6) having been convicted, within the past five years by a court decision, which has the force of res judicata, of one of the acts mentioned in sections 6.1 to 6.4 below or of any other offense committed during the procurement or performance of an AFD-financed contract;

2.7) being subject to an exclusion decision of the World Bank since 30 May 2012, and being listed on the website http://www.worldbank.org/debarr ;

2.8) having committed misrepresentation in documentation requested by the Beneficiary as part of the contract procurement procedure.

3. We hereby certify that neither we, nor any of the members of our joint venture or any of our subcontractors are in any of the following situations of conflict of interest:

3.1) being an affiliate controlled by the Contracting Authority or a shareholder controlling the Contracting Authority, unless the stemming conflict of interest has been brought to the attention of AFD and resolved to its satisfaction;

3.2) having a business or family relationship with a Contracting Authority’s staff involved in the selection procedure or the supervision of the resulting contract, unless the stemming conflict of interest has been brought to the attention of AFD and resolved to its satisfaction;

3.3) being controlled by or controlling another bidder or being under common control with another bidder, or receiving from or granting subsidies directly or indirectly to another bidder, having the same legal representative as another bidder, maintaining direct or indirect contacts with another bidder which allows us to have or give access to information contained in the respective bids, influencing them or influencing decisions of the Contracting Authority;

3.4) being engaged in a consultancy activity, which, by its nature, may be in conflict with the assignments that we would carry out for the Contracting Authority;

3.5) in the case of a works or goods procurement procedure:

i. having prepared or having been associated with a consultant who prepared specifications, drawings, calculations and other documentation that are subject of the bid;

ii. having been recruited (or being proposed to be recruited) ourselves or any of our affiliates, to carry out works supervision or inspection for this contract;

4. If we are a government-owned entity, we certify that we have legal and financial autonomy and that we operate under commercial laws and regulations.

5. We undertake to bring to the attention of the Contracting Authority, which will inform AFD, any change in situation with regard to points 2 to 4 here above.

6. In the context of procurement and performance of the contract:

6.1) We have not and we will not engage in any dishonest conduct (act or omission) deliberately indented to deceive others, to intentionally conceal items, to violate or vitiate someone's consent, to make them circumvent legal or regulatory requirements and/or to violate their internal rules in order to obtain illegitimate profit.

6.2) We have not and we will not engage in any dishonest conduct (act or omission) contrary to our legal or regulatory obligations or our internal rules in order to obtain illegitimate profit.

6.3) We have not promised, offered or given and we will not promise, offer or give, directly or indirectly to (i) any person who holds a legislative, executive, administrative or judicial mandate within the State of the Contracting Authority regardless of whether that person was nominated or elected, regardless of the permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid nature of the position and regardless of the hierarchical level the person occupies, (ii) any other person who performs a public function, including for a State institution or a State-owned company, or who provides a public service, or (iii) any other person defined as a public officer by the national laws of the Contracting Authority, an undue advantage of any kind, for himself or for another person or entity, for such public officer to act or refrain from acting in his official capacity.

6.4) We have not promised, offered or given and we will not promise, offer or give, directly or indirectly to any private person who occupies an executive position in a private sector entity or works for such an entity, regardless of the nature of his/her capacity, any undue advantage of any kind, for himself or another person or entity for such private person to perform or refrain from performing any act in breach of its legal, contractual or professional obligations.

6.5) We have not and we will not engage in any practice likely to influence the contract award process to the detriment of the Contracting Authority and, in particular, in any anti-competitive practice having for object or for effect to prevent, restrict or distort competition, namely by limiting access to the market or the free exercise of competition by other undertakings.

6.6) Neither we nor any of the members of our joint venture or any of our subcontractors shall acquire or supply any equipment nor operate in any sectors under an embargo of the United Nations, the European Union or France.

6.7) We commit ourselves to comply with and ensure that all of our subcontractors comply with international environmental and labour standards, consistent with laws and regulations applicable in the country of implementation of the contract, including the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and international environmental treaties,. Moreover, we shall implement environmental and social risks mitigation measures such as specified in the environmental and social management plan or, if appropriate, in the environmental and social impact assessment notice provided by the Contracting Authority.

7. We, as well as members of our joint venture and our subcontractors authorise AFD to inspect accounts, records and other documents relating to the procurement and performance of the Contract and to have them audited by auditors appointed by AFD.

Name:____________________ In the capacity of _____________________

Signature:______________________________

Duly empowered to sign the proposal in the name and on behalf of ____________________

Contact

Adresse : Seymur Gahramanov
Contact Person (Director of Project Implementation Unit)
Project Implementation Unit of "Azerbaijan Railways" Closed Joint Stock Company
Dilara Aliyeva str. 230, Baku Azerbaijan
AZ1010
Baku
Azerbaïdjan
Téléphone: +994 12 499 63 95
Adresse électronique: office@ady-piu.az

 

 

Adjuntos