Procurement of Equipment for Chemical-technology laboratory _NCB

INVITATION FOR BIDS

Date: 02.06.2021

The Republic of Azerbaijan

Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project

Loan No: 8286-Az

Contract Title: Procurement of Equipment for Chemical-technology laboratory 

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): - AZ-AACD-218772-GO-RFB-B2/G-CTL

  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 Procurement of Equipment for Chemical-technology laboratory - AZ-AACD-218772-GO-RFB-B2/G-CTL.
  2. Agency for Agro Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture/ Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for purchasing support to inspection and state control by provision of lab equipment.  

Post-qualification requirements:                         

(a)    If Bidder is Manufacturer:

  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 (2018 – 2019 – 2020) must exceed AZN  2 300 000 (two million and three hundred thousand manat) or equivalent. The averages of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2018 – 2019 – 2020). Zero (0) tax and social security liabilities.

(ii)    Experience and Technical Capacity

  1. During the past three (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at least two (2) successful contract with each Contract amount at least AZN 1 300 000 (one million and three hundred thousand manat) or equivalent involving the supply of similar type of goods for chemical or similar technology laboratory services.  

(b)    If Bidder is not manufacturer:

  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 (2018 – 2019 – 2020) must exceed AZN 1 800 000 (one million and eight hundred thousands manat) or equivalent. The averages of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2018 – 2019 – 2020). Zero (0) tax and social security liabilities.

 

 

(ii)    Experience and Technical Capacity

  1. During the past three (3) years, the Bidder must have completed at least one (1) successful contract with Contract amount at least AZN 1 300 000 (one million and three thousand hundred manat) or equivalent involving the supply of similar type of goods for chemical or similar technology laboratory services.

More details of post-qualification requirements and evaluation criteria is set in the Bidding Documents.

Pre-bid meeting for registered Bidders is scheduled for June 16, 2021, at 15:00 local time.  

  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 Agency for Agro Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project,

Mr.AnarAzimov, a.azimov@akia.gov.az;anarazim@gmail.com;
gunelsafaraliyeva@gmail.com;n.isgandarova@akia.gov.aznargiz.acip@gmail.com; and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 09.00 to 18.00  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 300 AZN or equivalent. The method of payment will be bank transfer or direct deposit to the specified account number:

Beneficiary: Agency for Agro Credit and Development 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)

Corr. acc: 36083186 with Citibank N.A, New York, NY; SWIFT code: CITIUS33XX (for USD)

Beneficiary’s Account in AZN: AZ03IBAZ38090069449330335120

Beneficiary’s Account in USD: AZ73IBAZ38190078409330335120

The document will be sent by surface mail or courier for local delivery.

  1. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 14:45 local time, July 01, 2021. 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, July 01, 2021.
  2. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of: 35 000 AZN
  3. The address(es) referred to above is(are): 

Agency for Agro Credit and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan/Agricultural Competitiveness Improvement Project

For submission of bids: 5th floor                                                    

For opening of bids: 5th floor, conference room

Attn: Mr. Anar Azimov

Project Director

AZ1108, Ziya Bunyadov avenue 1965, Chinar Park Business Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

Tel: (+99412) 5250117/3015

Email: a.azimov@akia.gov.az; anarazim@gmail.comgunelsafarliyeva@gmail.com; n.isgandarova@akia.gov.az; nargiz.acip@gmail.com;

Web site: www.akia.gov.az