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Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Invitation for Bids (IFB)


Republic of Bulgaria

Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

Loan No. 4865-BUL

Procurement of Permanent Automatic Traffic Counters and Classifiers

And Portable Axle Weighing Scales

No. RIRP/G-01

1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in Development Business, issue no. 689 of 31 October 2006.

2. The Republic of Bulgaria has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of the Road Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the Contract for Procurement of Permanent Automatic Traffic Counters and Classifiers and Portable Axle Weighing Scales No. RIRP/G-01.

3. The Road Infrastructure Agency now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for supply of Permanent automatic traffic counters and classifiers to be permanently installed in approximately 93 locations along Bulgaria’s national roads and for the supply of portable axle weighing scales to be used for survey of axle weight for road infrastructure planning purposes. The delivery period is between 45 and 60 Days.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’sGuidelines January 2011: Procurement of goods, works and non-consulting services  under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the Guidelines.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Road Infrastructure Agency; Mrs. Stela Popnikolova, tel.: +359 2 9173 301, fax.: +359 2 952 2208, e-mail and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below  from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

6. Qualifications requirements include:

(i) Successful completion of at least three similar contracts in the last five years for the supply of equipment equivalent or similar in functional requirements and in size to those subject to this procurement.

(ii) Having been in business relevant to road traffic data collection for at least five years prior to the bid submission deadline.

(iii) Soundness of the bidder’s financial position and its prospective long term profitability as demonstrated by the bidder’s financial statements and turnover in the last three years.

A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

7. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English on hard copy may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee € 100. On request an electronic copy of the documents could be provided too on the understanding that the hard copy is the prevailing.

Road Infrastructure Agency

Floor 6, Room 606

Mr. Anton Antonov

3 Macedonia Blvd

1606 Sofia


Phone: +359 2 9173 313

Fax: +359 2 952 2208


The method of payment will be direct deposit to specified account number:


IBAN BG66BNBG96613100165901


Bulgarian National Bank – Central office, Sofia

1 “ Knyaz Alexander I” Sqr.


The Bidding Documents will be sent by courier. The delivery of the documents will be organized by the Purchaser. Interested bidders must send details with full postal address and their DHL Import express account number or other courier company having service in Sofia. All courier services shall be paid by the interested bidders.

8.  Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 12.00 noon local time on 21.01.2013. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.  Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person in Room 702, Floor 7 at 12.15 noon local time on 21.01.2013. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in Euro as follows:

- For “Lot 1: Permanent Automatic Traffic Counters and Classifiers” – EUR 7 300.

- For “Lot 2: Portable Axle Weighing Scales” – EUR 1 300.

9.  The address referred to above is:

Road Infrastructure Agency

Registry (Floor 5, Room 505)

3 Macedonia Blvd

1606 Sofia