Announcements

Invitation for Bids

22.04.2020

COUNTRY: Republic of Armenia
NAME OF PROJECT: Education Improvement Project
IBRD Loan No.8342-AM;
IDA Credit No. 5387-AM
Contract Title: Establishment of an Educational and Scientific Center of Quality Control and Monitoring of Drugs
Reference No. YSUICB -1/2020
1. The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Education Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for the Establishment of an Educational and Scientific Center of Quality Control and Monitoring of Drugs conducted by the Yerevan State UniversityFoundation under CIF grant project.
2. The Yerevan State University now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Establishment of an Educational and Scientific Center of Quality Control and Monitoring of Drugs:
 LOT 1 (Analytical Laboratory Equipment 1),
 LOT 2 (Analytical Laboratory Equipment 2)
 LOT 3 (Analytical Laboratory Equipment 3)
The detailed description and requirements of the Goods are specified in the Section VII Schedule of Requirements of the Bidding Documents.
Bids will be evaluated on a per lot basis. Discounts, if any, offered for each lot will be considered in the evaluation of bids. Discounts for combined lots will be taken into account in evaluation of bids.
The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence that it meets the following financial requirement(s):
The main qualification criteria:
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 Audit Reports inclusive Auditors’ Opinion(s) and attached Notes to the financial statements for previous three years: 2016; 2017; 2018; ensuring that:
(i) Its average annual revenue for the previous three years (2016-2018) should be at least equal to the value of the bid. In order to qualify for more than one lot, bidders shall meet the aggregate requirement for relevant lots.
(ii) Its average Total Assets-to-Total Liabilities (net of equity) ratio for the previous three years (2016-2018) should be greater than 1
In case of JV:
i. Each member of the JV shall submit: Audit Reports inclusive Auditors’ Opinion(s) and attached Notes to the financial statements for previous three years: 2016; 2017; 2018.
ii. JV shall meet the following requirements:
 Average annual revenue for the previous three years (2016-2018) should be at least equal to the value of the bid. In order to qualify for more than one lot, bidders shall meet the aggregate requirement for relevant lots.
 Its average Total Assets-to-Total Liabilities (net of equity) ratio for the previous three years (2016-2018) should be greater than 1
(ii) Experience and Technical Capacity
The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that it meets the following experience requirement(s):
i. The Bidder should be a legally registered entity. In this regard the Bidder is required to submit copies of State Registration Certificate and Charter.
ii. The Bidder should have been in the business of laboratory equipment supply for a minimum period of 5 years (starting from January 1 2015). In this regard the Bidder is required to submit a statement representing the list of contracts performed by the Bidder started from January 1, 2015 and completed before the bid submission deadline, specifying the contractor, contract price, duration and type of laboratory equipment.
iii. The Bidder should have successfully implemented at least 2 contracts of laboratory equipment supply: started from January 1, 2015 and completed before the bid submission deadline for each submitted lot with at least the same total amount of each contract no less than the amount submitted for the current lot. The Bidder should provide copies of contracts, invoices and final acceptance acts (with supplied items, quantities and amount per item) ensuring the appropriate laboratory equipment supply and acceptance signed and stamped by the purchaser for those contracts.
In case of JV:
i. Each member of the JV shall submit copies of State Registration Certificate and Charter.
ii. Each member of the JV should have been in the business of laboratory equipment supply at least from January 1, 2015. In this regard the Bidder is required to submit a statement
representing the list of contracts performed by the Bidder started from January 1, 2015 and completed before the bid submission deadline, specifying the contractor, contract price, duration and type of laboratory equipment.
iii. The JV should have successfully implemented at least 2 contracts of laboratory equipment supply: started from January 1, 2015 and completed before the bid submission deadline for each submitted lot with at least the same total amount of each contract no less than the amount submitted for the current lot. The Bidder should provide copies of contracts, invoices and final acceptance acts (with supplied items, quantities and amount per item) ensuring the appropriate laboratory equipment supply and acceptance signed and stamped by the purchaser for those contracts.
The Bidder to be awarded a contract for more than one lot must meet the following minimum specific experience requirements:
For two lots - 2 contracts each at least with the total amount of the Bids for the two Lots or 1 contract with the total amount of the Bids for the two Lots.
For three lots – 2 or 3 contracts each at least with the total amount of the Bids or 1 contract with the total amount of the Bids for the three Lots.
(iii) Documentary Evidence
The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement:
Technical and performance characteristics and detailed description of the Goods offered meet technical specification requirements of the Section VII Schedule of Requirements.
Bidders may bid for one or several lots, as further defined in the bidding document. Bidders wishing to offer discounts in case they are awarded more than one contract will be allowed to do so, provided those discounts are included in the Letter of Bid.
3. Bidding will be conducted through the International 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 (“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.
4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from YSU Institute of Pharmacy project coordinator Anna Mkrtchyan (anna_mkrtchyan@ysu.am or annamkrtchyan86@gmail.com) and inspect the bidding documents during office hours from 09.00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. except Saturdays and Sundays, as well as National Holidays at the address given below.
5. A complete set of bidding documents (only in electronic format) in English may be obtained by interested eligible bidders free of charge upon submission of a written
application to the anna_mkrtchyan@ysu.am, gnumner.eph@mail.ru, annamkrtchyan86@gmail.com e-mail address (the bidding documents will be delivered to the interested bidders via file transfer system).
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on at 13:00 (Local Time) on May 18, 2020 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 at 13:00 p.m. (Local Time) on May 18, 2020.
7. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than the below listed amounts or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency for each lot:
Lot 1: US$ 3300
Lot 2: US$ 3000
Lot 3: US$ 1800
A bidder who chooses to submit bid for more than one lot should submit separate bid security for each lot.
8. The address(es) referred to above is(are):
Alex Manoogian 1(central building), 2nd floor, 210 room
Attn: Project Coordinator, Anna Mkrtchyan
Alex Manoogian 1, 0025, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Tel: 37498091135, 37460710427
Fax: 37460710410 E-mail: anna_mkrtchyan@ysu.am , annamkrtchyan86@gmail.com, gnumner.eph@mail.ru
Web site: www.ysu.am 

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