Hrvatske Željeznice Infrastruktura d.o.o. (“HZI”) has applied for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the Bank’’) and intends to use its proceeds to contribute towards the financing of the renewal and rehabilitation of railway tracks as well as signalling equipment along the Trans-European Corridor X: Savski Marof to Zagreb section, which includes 22 km double rail track and several additional section(s) in the Zagreb area.
It is envisaged that the proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 120.0 million, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:
- Works, supply and installation of new railway tracks equipment (rails, concrete slippers, signalling equipment etc.);
- Consultancy Services for Supervision of Works and,
TC funded consultancy services for: (i) strategic review and analysis of potential options for commercialisation of real estate assets, (ii) development of the Inclusion methodology and monitoring of implementation of the inclusion component, during the implementation stage, (iii) development of the Safety Management Plan,(iv) Supervision of Works, project implementation procurement support and (v)Lender’s Monitor for the whole project
Tendering for the above contract is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014.
Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules (‘’PPR’’) and will be open to firms from any country. HZI intends to start the procurement process pursuant the provisions of Advance Contracting laid down in the PPR clause 3.32. The proceeds of the Bank’s loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser’s country.