The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a loan of up to EUR 36 million to the Republic of Kosovo, to be on-lent to Infrastructure of Kosovo Railways JSC (INFRAKOS). The loan will finance the urgent rehabilitation and upgrading of the southern section (Fushe Kosove – Macedonian border) of Rail Route 10 (Kosovo-Serbia border to Kosovo-Macedonia border) in Kosovo. The loan is expected to be divided into two tranches corresponding to two phases of the Project, with Phase I covering the section from FushëKosovë to the border with FYR Macedonia.
The Project consists of the following components:
- Track renewal;
- Signalling systems;
- Bridge works;
- Level crossings;
- Tunnel rehabilitation.
The total investment costs for Phase 1 are expected to be approximately EUR 94 million, and the services of a consultant will be required to carry out the supervision of the construction works for Phase 1 of the Project in accordance with FIDIC terms, the existing standard tender documentation of the Bank, as well as with the relevant local legislation. It is expected that there will be one civil works contract. The Consultant’s duties will include acting as the Engineer and carrying out all normal duties required of the Engineer in the civil works conditions of contract.
Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.
Assignment Start Date and Duration:The Assignment is expected to being in Q4 2015 with a total duration of forty-eight (48) months.
Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 1,400,000 (exclusive of VAT).