This Invitation for Prequalification follows the General Procurement Notice fo r t his project which was published in Procurement Opportunities , on 23 rd of May 2005 having as Notice Reference Number : 5076 - GPN - 35664.
MUNICIPALITY OF ARAD (the Employer) intends applying the proceeds of a loan from the EBRD [European Bank for Reconstruction and Development] towards the cost of « Arad Urban Transport Project ».
The Employer intends prequalifying firms and joint ventures to tender fo r t he following contract to be funded from part of the proceeds of the loan: « Rehabilitation of the Tram track and Streets on the Main North - South Axis of the City of Arad ». The scope of the contract could be defined as follows:
- Rehabilitation works of the existing tram track with a length of 17,609 km (Aurel Vlaicu Blvd. - Revolutiei Blvd.- Tribunul Dobra St. - Calea Romanilor St.- Calea Timisoarei St. - Fat Frumos "U" Turn - Stefan cel Mare St.) including.
- Rehabilitation works of the streets' network (length of 8,315 km ) running along side the alignment of the tramway, including the main intersections.
- Supply, installation and connected civil works for the implementation of an integrated system of traffic lights including.
The estimated time fo r t he completion of works is 24 months, plus 12 months for the Defects Notification Period. The works are estimated to start at the end of autumn 2006.
Prequalification and tendering for contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank is open to firms and joint ventures of firms from any country.
Prequalification documents may be obtained from the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of EUR 200 (including VAT) or equivalent in RON, by bank transfer to the Municipality of Arad 's accounts with:
Trezoreria Municipiului Arad ,
RO17TREZ0215004XXX010287 for RON
Banca Română pentru Dezvoltare, Sucursala Arad
RO23BRDE020SV01870710200 for EUR
or by post, using a certified banker's draft drawn on any recognised International Bank, and made payable to the Municipality of Arad . The firms have to take into consideration that the banks (both those of the tenderers' countries and the Romanian Banks) levy some commission, deductible from the transferred amounts, and these fees are not in Municipality of Arad 's charge. If requested, the documents will be promptly dispatched by courier, but the Municipality of Arad accepts no liability for loss or late delivery. Firms, which require the pre-qualification documents to be sent to them by courier, will be required to pay for the cost of such delivery.
The prequalification documents must be duly completed and delivered to the address below, on or before 13.00 pm the 5 th of July 2006 . Documents which are received late may be rejected and returned unopened.
Interested firms may obtain further information from, and inspect and acquire the prequalification documents at the following office:
Municipality of Arad
Bd. Revolutiei nº 75,
Arad , Romania