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Moldovan Railways to purchase 10 new multi-purposes locomotives and consultancy services

Calea Ferata din Moldova (Moldovan Railways) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) as well as the funds from the European Investment Bank and the European Commission for a project to finance the acquisition of new multi-purposes locomotives to offer a higher level of service quality, safety and energy efficiency benefits and conduct priority investments in rail infrastructure rehabilitation. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of about EUR 116.5 million, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

· acquisition of around ten new multi-purpose locomotives and provision of related depot facilities;
· conducting necessary rail infrastructure rehabilitation works (mainly replacement of track and ballast) within the existing corridors, to be confirmed at a later stage;
· introduction of energy management information system;
· consultancy services for the supervision of the above rehabilitation works
· consultancy services for a feasibility study to identify priority infrastructure investments.

Tendering for the locomotives is expected to begin in April 2015.

Tendering for the energy management system contracts is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2015.

Tendering for the rail infrastructure rehabilitation is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank’s Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. 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.

Alina Diacenco
Director, Strategies & International Relations Directorate
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
72 Vlaicu Pircalab St., Chisinau MD-2012, Moldova
Tel.: +373 22 832 206
Fax: +373 22 223 123
Email: daa@railway.md

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