SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE (Procurement and installation of technical means)

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ARMENIA

Project: “Electronic Labor Exchange’

EFSD GRANT

Contract: Procurement and installation of technical means required for operation of a unified state platform “Electronic Labor Exchange”

Contract  EFSD – ELE-G/1/2023

The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) in the amount of 518,000 USDtoward the cost of the “Electronic Labor Exchange” (Project) and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments for Goods under the Contract “Procurement and installation of technical means required for operation of a unified state platform “Electronic Labor Exchange””

“Nork” Social Services Technology and Awareness Center” Fund, acting as the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for delivery of  Goods.

Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures as specified in the Procurement Policy for projects financed by the EFSD (last updated on November 2018), the Procurement Procedures for projects financed by the EFSD (last updated on ­­­November 2018) posted on the website of the EFSD (https://efsd.org/en/about/documents/policies_and_procedures/), and the Bidding Documents.

Bidding is open to all Bidders complying with the eligibility criteria as defined in the Procurement Policy and meeting the following qualification criteria as defined in the Bidding Documents:

  • Financial Capacity

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirements:

The Bidder should demonstrate soundness of its financial position and ownership of financial resources necessary to handle the requirements of the proposed Contract. Specifically, it should prove through submission of Profit Tax Reports (submitted to the Tax Inspections), Audited Financial Reports (Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Profit and Loss, Statement of Cash Flows) inclusive Auditors’ Opinion(s) (local companies should submit the audited financial reports in accordance with RA Legislations) for the previous two years: 2020; 2021 and for the last 2022 year only Profit Tax Report, ensuring that:

  1. Its average annual revenue for the previous three years (2020-2022) should be at least equal to the bid price.
    1. Its average Total Assets-to-Total Liabilities (net of equity) ratio for the previous three years (2020-2022) should be greater than 1.

In case of JV:

Each member of the JV shall submit: Profit Tax Reports (submitted to the Tax Inspections), Audited Financial Reports (Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Profit and Loss, Statement of Cash Flows) inclusive Auditors’ Opinion(s) (local companies should submit the audited financial reports in accordance with RA Legislations) for the previous two years: 2020; 2021 and for the last 2022 year only Profit Tax Report. 

JV shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Aggregate average annual revenue for the previous three years (2020-2022) should be at least equal to the bid price.
  2. Aggregate average Total Assets-to-Total Liabilities (net of equity) ratio for the previous three years (2020-2022) should be greater than 1.
  3. Experience and Technical Capacity

The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirements:

  1. The Bidder should have been in the business of Computer and Network equipment (servers, networking, storage equipment, etc., hereinafter Equipment”) supply at least from January 1, 2020 and successfully implemented at least 2 contracts of relevant Equipment supply: started from January 1, 2020 and completed before the bid submission deadline.

Regarding point “a” the Bidder is required to submit:

  • a statement representing the list of contracts performed by the Bidder started from January 1, 2020 and completed before the bid submission deadline, specifying the contractor, contract price, duration and type of Equipment , and
  • copies of contracts, invoices and final acceptance acts (with supplied items, quantities and amount per item), ensuring the appropriate Equipment supply and acceptance signed and stamped by the purchaser for those contracts.

In case of JV:

  • Each member of the JV should have been in the business of Equipment supply at least from January 1, 2020 and successfully implemented at least 2 contracts of relevant Equipment supply: started from January 1, 2020 and completed before the bid submission deadline.

Regarding point “b” the Bidder is required to submit:

  • a statement representing the list of contracts performed by the Bidder started from January 1, 2020 and completed before the bid submission deadline, specifying the contractor, contract price, duration and type of Equipment, and
  • copies of contracts, invoices and final acceptance acts (with supplied items, quantities and amount per item), ensuring the appropriate Equipment supply and acceptance signed and stamped by the purchaser for the contracts.

A complete set of the Bidding Documents in English or Russian may be obtained by interested eligible Bidders free of charge upon the submission of a written application to the address below.

Upon receipt of the application, the Bidding Documents will be sent by e-mail to the applicant.

Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before May 17, 202316:00 local time. Bids will be opened at the address below immediately upon the expiry of the specified period. Bids received upon the expiry of the specified period are considered to be late, are not opened, and are returned to the relevant applicants.

Applicants, who have submitted their Bids, may send their representatives acting on the basis of a power of attorney to attend the opening procedure.

All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form specified in the Bidding Documents.

Contact information:

“Nork” Social Services Technology and Awareness Center” Fund

68 Karapet Ulneci, 0069, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Mrs. Anahit Parzyan, Director 

Phone: + (374 11) 50-18-06

E-mail: info@nork.am

Official web site of Receiver: www.nork.amwww.nork.am/en/

Official site of EFSD: https://efsd.org/en/

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