Technical Assistance in implementing the 'Motorable (Local Roads) Bridge Programme' in Nepal, Phase I

2514225 SIMAP - 16.07.2010
Grund: Öffentliches Beschaffungswesen (Ausschreibung - Quelle: SIMAP)
- Verfahrensart:  Selektives Verfahren
- Auftragsart:  Dienstleistungsauftrag
- Dem WTO-Abkommen unterstellt:  Ja

1. Auftraggeber
1.1 Offizieller Name und Adresse des Auftraggebers
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Divison South Asia
Eliane Belser, Programme Officer
Freiburgstrasse 130
3003 Berne
Fax: +41 (0)31 325 93 63
1.2 Angebote sind an folgende Adresse zu schicken
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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Divison South Asia
Eliane Belser, Programme Officer
Freiburgstrasse 130
3003 Berne
Fax: +41 (0)31 325 93 63
1.3 Gewünschter Termin für schriftliche Fragen
Bemerkungen: No telephone information are given. Questions are to be addressed in written form (letter, fax or mail) to the contracting authority. The answers to the requesters will be given in time.
1.4 Frist für die Einreichung des Angebotes
Datum: 11.08.2010
Uhrzeit: 17:00
Formvorschriften: Submission of applications: 2 Originals, plus EDP medium (e.g. CD, DVD or Memory Stick).
1.5 Art des Auftraggebers
Bund (Zentrale Bundesverwaltung)
1.6 Verfahrensart
Selektives Verfahren
1.7 Auftragsart
1.8 Gemäss WTO/GATT-Abkommen, resp. Staatsvertrag

2. Beschaffungsobjekt
2.1 Art des Dienstleisungsauftrages
Andere Dienstleistungen
Dienstleistungskategorie CPC: [27] Sonstige Dienstleistungen
2.2 Projekttitel (Kurzbeschrieb) der Beschaffung
Technical Assistance in implementing the 'Motorable (Local Roads) Bridge Programme' in Nepal, Phase I
2.3 Aktenzeichen / Projektnummer
2.4 Gemeinschaftsvokabular
CPV: 98300000
2.5 Detaillierter Aufgabenbeschrieb
1. Government of Nepal (GoN) through Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) and its Department of Local Infrastructure and Agricultural roads (DoLIDAR) has requested Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Nepal to provide Technical Assistance (TA) for the implementation of motorable (Local Roads) bridges in different districts of Nepal.

2. SDC has confirmed to provide this support to the GoN, through a Technical Assistance Programme called ''Motorable (Local Roads) Bridge Programme'. This TA will provide services to implement and construct bridges on local roads. The programme will have four main components. (Please refer to the Programme Document and terms of reference for further details.)

This component is a continuation of current interventions of DoLIDAR into much more planned and organized manner with a larger programmatic structure having a holistic vision of certain numbers of bridges trialled and tested for maturation of technology. This will build the confidence of DoLIDAR and the partners (local authorities and private sector actors) on its technological and methodological aspects. This component consists of the activities enlisted below:
- A total of 80 bridges will be selected, constructed and completed by the end of this phase;
- Some of these bridges will be piloted with new design concepts, technologies, methodologies and approaches . Adequate number of suspension, truss, arch, compact, modular and RCC bridges will be piloted;
- Criteria for selection of bridges will be developed within 6 months of programme implementation - the criteria for the selection of the bridges shall be a mix of economic benefits (cost-benefit analysis), strategic locations, the closures of roads in terms of months, days and hours, provision of regular maintenance of the road on both sides of the bridge, coverage area (number of beneficiaries) in the Zone of Influence, opportunities for linkages and collaboration with other programmes for maximizing benefits etc.
- A priority will be given to the districts where DRSP/DRILP is being implemented, so that the benefits of roads built can be optimized;

This component is very crucial as the sustainability of the knowledge, technology and approaches will be dependent on the interventions made. It is very important that the knowledge generated while constructing and piloting the new bridges and gaining experiences from it under Component 1, are properly documented archived, managed and disseminated widely as appropriate. The technology transfers also takes place through extensive education, coaching and training interventions within the programme and beyond for developing more human resources specialized on this, retain them for future requirements. Following are the crucial interventions to be undertaken under this component:
- Inhouse training opportunities within the programme for new engineering graduates as interns;
- Coaching them to design, supervision and monitoring the bridges;
- Upon request, support DoLIDAR (BS) in conducting technical designs of the motorable bridges beyond this programme. It is expected that DoLIDAR in the four years of the phase will be constructing 60-70 more bridges through other donor funded project.
- Explore and experiment or introduction of new, but feasible technologies;
- Extensive interproject site visits by the DoLIDAR-DTO engineers and subengineers;
- Documentation of all the experiences during the piloting of bridges drawing lessons from shortcomings;
- Dissemination through incountry seminars of the professionals;
- Collaboration with Universities and Technical institutes for introducing bridge building courses in their curriculum;
- Promote extensive study tours to the pilot bridge sites for the students of these institutions.

Likewise, the sustainability of the approaches and technology is also dependent on how the experiences gained in the component 1 and 2 being reflected or translated into national policies and strategies. It is therefore important for the programme to focus on this component which is very vital to pave way for future direction in scaling up motorable bridges across the country. Under this component, following activities are planned:
- Formulate a national policy and strategy based on the experiences of the piloting and get them endorsed by the ministerial/secretarial level (eg. Trail Bridge Strategy);
- Prepare standard and norms for the local road bridges and get endorsed by DoLIDAR (eg. Trail Bridges);
- Prepare a comprehensive and feasible business plan for the motorable bridge subsector for Nepal that should include the list of bridge requirements across the nation;
- Review SWAp framework document to support in formulation of the motorable bridge component to be part of Rural Transport SWAp framework;
- Extensive coordination/consultation with all the donors and other stakeholders engaged in the subsector.
- Appropriate and effective maintenance systems will be developed, tested and adopted.

The programme will put equal emphasis on the component of building capacities at various levels. Without internal capacities built, it will not be possible to sustain the efforts being made. Therefore, the programme under this component envisions building of capacities of government at the central and local levels, capacities of private sector both the consultants and contractors focusing their roles in the sector and last but not least the capacities of the communities for their specific roles in the local bridge building interventions. Following are the interventions planned under this component:
- Technical and managerial capacity of the experts within DoLIDAR, BS/ DTOs will be built or strengthened in the areas of bridge building;
- On the job and on the site training and exposure will be given to these technical experts which will include design verification, site management, dispute resolution, monitoring of construction and labour etc;
- Specific training on contract management and monitoring will be given to GoN staffs - DoLIDAR/DTOs;
- Training/orientation on motorable bridge policies, strategies, government procurement and contract policies and procedures etc. will be given to potential private sector - both contractors and consultants;
- Introduction of new technologies, training and exposure visits to bridge sites; and
- Training of local communities in bridge building by emphasising their roles on bridge selection, prioritization, labour management in construction, public hearing and public audits, land dispute resolution, local conflict mitigation and inclusive development in overall.
2.6 Ort der Dienstleistungserbringung
2.7 Aufteilung der Lose?
2.8 Werden Varianten zugelassen?
2.9 Werden Teilangebote zugelassen?
2.10 Ausführungstermin
Beginn 01.11.2010 und Ende 31.12.2014

3. Bedingungen
3.2 Kautionen / Sicherheiten
3.5 Bietergemeinschaften
Special default: Permitted on condition that one enterprise will be the overall responsible contracting partner and take the lead in the consortium. The leading partner should be clearly defined in the participation documents.
3.7 Eignungskriterien
aufgrund der in den Unterlagen genannten Kriterien
3.8 Geforderte Nachweise
aufgrund der in den Unterlagen geforderten Nachweise
3.9 Zuschlagskriterien
aufgrund der nachstehenden Kriterien
 Experience in similar programmes/projects Gewichtung 40
 Experience working with SDC Gewichtung 20
 Availability of staff with suitable qualification Gewichtung 18
 Experience working in developing countries in Asia Gewichtung 10
 General experience Gewichtung 6
 Annual financial turnover Gewichtung 6
3.10 Bedingungen für den Erhalt der Ausschreibungsunterlagen
Anmeldung zum Bezug der Ausschreibungsunterlagen erwünscht bis: 06.08.2010
Kosten: Keine
3.11 Sprachen für Angebote
3.12 Gültigkeit des Angebotes
180 Tage ab Schlusstermin für den Eingang der Angebote
3.13 Bezugsquelle für Ausschreibungsunterlagen
Ausschreibungsunterlagen sind verfügbar ab: 15.07.2010 bis 06.08.2010
Sprache der Ausschreibungsunterlagen: Englisch

4. Andere Informationen
4.1 Voraussetzungen für nicht dem WTO-Abkommen angehörende Länder
4.3 Verhandlungen
remain reserved
4.4 Verfahrensgrundsätze
The client only awards public commissions for services in Switzerland to tenderers who comply with job security regulations and the conditions of work for employees, and provide equal payment for men and women.
4.5 Sonstige Angaben
The option of directly awarding any future mandates is reserved.
4.7 Rechtsmittelbelehrung
In accordance with Art. 30 of the Law on Public Procurement an appeal can be lodged in writing within 20 days of publication of the above instruction with the Federal Administrative Court, Postfach 3000 Berne 14. The complaint is to be submitted in duplicate and must contain the request, the reasons supporting it including indication of the evidence and the signature of the complainant or his/her representative. The complaint must be accompanied by a copy of the present publication and by available evidence.

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