27 Mai 2024

Specific Procurement Notice

Request for Bids

Design, Supply and Installation

(Two-envelope Bidding Process, Without Prequalification)

Employer: Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit

Project: Moldova Power System Development Project

Contract title: Extension of 400 kV Vulcanesti Substation

Country: Republic of Moldova

Credit No.: 6380-MD

RFB No: 6380-A3.1

Issued on: May 27, 2024

1.        The Republic of Moldova has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Moldova Power System Development Project (Project), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the Contract for Extension of 400 kV Vulcanesti Substation. For this contract, the Borrower shall process the payments using the Direct Payment disbursement method, as defined in the World Bank’s Disbursement Guidelines for Investment Project Financing, except for those payments, which the contract provides to be made through letter of credit.

2.        The Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit (MEPIU) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for Plant Design Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning for Extension of 400 kV Vulcanesti Substation. The existing Vulcanesti substation includes circuits at voltage levels of 400 kV, 110 kV and 35 kV. The Substation extension is necessary to accommodate the new 400 kV OHTL to be constructed within the Project. To allow the connection of the new 400 kV OHTL to Vulcanesti SS, it is necessary to install fully equipped and integrated facilities that are ready for operation, including (but not limited to):

—          one new 400kV bay for OHTL 400 kV Vulcanesti - Chisinau, including interfaces related to telecommunication, protection and control.

—          one new set of teleprotections for OHTL 400 kV Vulcanesti - Chisinau, including both ends of the line.

The construction period is estimated to 16 months from the contract signing.

3.        Bidding will be conducted through international competitive procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” dated July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

4.        Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from MEPIU and inspect the bidding document during the office hours from 09:00 to 17:00 local time at the address given below.

5.        The bidding document in the English language 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 Moldovan Lei 2,500.00 (two thousand five hundred MDL, 00 bani), in the case of collection from the MEPIU office at the address stated below, or EUR 250.00 (two hundred fifty Euro, 00 eurocents) net of bank charges, in the case of courier delivery, or EUR 50.00 (fifty Euro, 00 eurocents) net of bank charges, in the case of distribution electronically. A Proof of payment, in form of a SWIFT payment confirmation, shall be presented physically or through email, for delivery of the Bidding Document. The method of payment in both cases, will be by bank transfer to one of the accounts listed below:

For Moldovan Lei:

Beneficiary: MF- TR Chisinau - bugetul de stat UCIPE

Fiscal Code: 1023601000072

Beneficiary Bank: Ministerul Finantelor – Trezoreria de stat

IBAN: MD44TRPIAA145150E16649AA




For Euro:

Beneficiary: MF – TR Chisinau – bugetul de stat UCIPE

Beneficiary Bank: National Bank of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova Republic Of

Fiscal Code: 1023601000072

IBAN: MD28NBPBFR145150E16649AA


Intermediary bank: De Nederlandsche Bank N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

IBAN: NL90FLOR0600126226


6.        Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 11:00 a.m. local time, August 21, 2024. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected. The outer Bid envelopes marked “ORIGINAL BID”, and the inner envelopes marked “TECHNICAL PART” will be publicly opened in the presence of the Bidders’ designated representatives and anyone who chooses to attend, at the address below on 11:00 a.m. local time, August 21, 2024. All envelopes marked “FINANCIAL PART” shall remain unopened and will be held in safe custody of the Employer until the second public Bid opening.

7.        All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of EUR 80,000.00 (eighty thousand Euro, 00 eurocents).

8.        Attention is drawn to the Procurement Regulations requiring the Borrower to disclose information on the successful bidder’s beneficial ownership, as part of the Contract Award Notice, using the Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Form as included in the bidding document.

9.        The address referred to above is:

To: Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit

Power System Development Project

Attn: Mr. Ruslan Surugiu, Acting Director

Address: 1, Alecu Russo Street, Block A1

Floor/ Office number: Sixteenth (16th) floor, office 163   

City: Chisinau   

ZIP/Postal Code: MD-2068         

Country: Republic of Moldova

Tel.: (+373 22) 49 67 90

E-mail: mepiu@mepiu.md

Website: www.mepiu.md