Tender Opportunities in North Macedonia
1. Rail Corridor VIII – Phase II Project, Lender’s Monitoring Advisor
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) seeks a Lender’s Monitoring Advisor (“LMA”) who will monitor the implementation of rail infrastructure projects in North Macedonia. The intention is to ensure timely and within-the-budget implementation of the investments. The estimated EUR 500,000 contract will be awarded to the highest–ranking bidder based on technical evaluation and financial scores. The selected bidder and EBRD will enter into negotiations for the single–use contract/statement of work.
Some of the selection criteria include a requirement for a well-equipped team of experienced experts/engineers in various relevant fields, such as project manager/railway expert, tunnel expert, bridges, or structure engineer, signalling and telecommunication engineer, etc. The successful bidder will have to visit the project sites when required, but at least quarterly throughout the project implementation, in order to conduct on–site inspections and converse with project partners.
The duration of the contract is 48 months. Interested candidates can submit their bid to EBRD by 19 October 2023.
2. Supervision of Works Contracts for the Establishment of Integrated and Self Sustainable Waste Management System in East and North-East Regions in North Macedonia
The Central Financing and Contracting Department (“CFCD”) in the scope of the Ministry of Finance of North Macedonia has published a contract notice for the supervision of works contracts (“Works Contracts”) for the establishment of an integrated and self–sustainable waste management system in the east and north-east regions in North Macedonia (“Project”). The Works Contracts will be implemented in accordance with the PRAG FIDIC 1999 Yellow Book and it is divided into the following two lots:
construction of the central waste management facility for the east and north-east regions in the municipality of Sveti Nikole; and
construction of six local waste management facilities for the east and north-east regions in the municipalities of Berovo, Makedonska Kamenica, Vinica, Shtip, Rankovce and Kumanovo.
The winning bidder should ensure that the services are in accordance with all requirements for quality control, control of design, control of quantities, supervision of the work progress, analyses of expenses, as well as working on administrative questions during the construction and the defect liability period.
The contract worth EUR 1,020,000 will be awarded based on several selection criteria, including at least EUR 700,000 annual turnover for the last three financial years, at least two permanent employees currently working in fields related to the contract, a professional license/certificate/right for the execution of the supervision of construction works in their country, etc. The total duration of the contract will be 33 months, out of which 18 months correspond to construction works supervision, three months for administrative issues and completion of documents and 12 months correspond to the defects liability period.
Interested candidates can submit their bids by 20 October 2023.
The information in this document does not constitute legal advice on any particular matter and is provided for general informational purposes only.
By Veton Qoku and Ljupka Noveska Andonova, Partners, Karanovic & Partners