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2016 - Moldovan Railways launches tender for freight diesel locomotives acquisition and depot modernisation

Created Aug 24 2017, 3:05 PM by Leszek Tymoteusz Zemke
  • Moldova - projects

Moldovan Railways launches tender for freight diesel locomotives acquisition and depot modernization


Moldovan Railways (CFM) has launched a two-stage tender for the acquisition of 12 – 15 freight diesel locomotives and the upgrade of Basarabeasca depot. The project will be co-financed by the EBRD, the EIB and EU NIF.


EBRD has provided a loan to the State Company Calea Ferata din Moldova; (CFM or Moldova Railways) for the implementation of the Moldovan Railways Restructuring Project; (the Project), aiming at the improvement of the railway infrastructure and modernization of the rolling stock in order to enable CFM to enhance efficiency and safety of railway services and to improve the overall performance of its railway operations.


The contract is expected to start on 21/08/2017 and last about 18 months plus the warranty period.


A two stage tender procedure will be adopted and will proceed as follows:

(a) the First Stage tender will consist of a technical proposal only, without any reference to prices, and a list of any deviations to the technical and commercial conditions set forth in the tender documents or any alternative technical solutions a tenderer wishes to offer, and a justification therefor, provided always that such deviations or alternative solutions do not change the basic objectives of the project. Following evaluation by the client of the First Stage tenders, the client will invite each tenderer who meets the qualification criteria and who has submitted a technically responsive tender to a clarification meeting. The proposals of all such tenderers will be reviewed at the meeting and all required amendments, additions, deletions and other adjustments will be noted and recorded in a Memorandum. Only qualified tenderers submitting a technically responsive and acceptable First Stage tender will be invited to submit a Second Stage tender.

(b) the Second Stage tender will consist of an updated technical tender incorporating all changes required by the Employer as recorded in the Memorandum to the clarification meeting or as necessary to reflect any amendments to the tender documents issued subsequent to submission of the First Stage tender; and the commercial tender.

First Stage tenders must be submitted by the time and date above mentioned.

This tender will be conducted by e-procurement using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal (ECEPP). Interested firms should register on ECEPP at this link: https://ecepp.ebrd.com/respond/27H2Q5E323

and express an interest in the tender.The tender documents are available for registered firms to view free of charge on ECEPP. Full conditions for participation are included in the tender documents (tender data section).

Prospective tenderers who have registered in ECEPP and expressed an interest in the tender may access the tender documents free of charge and may request clarification and further information from the client through ECEPP.


Client Address:
Grigore Condurache
Calea Ferata din Moldova (CFM)
str. Vlaicu Pircalab, 48, Chisinau, 2012, Moldova
Tel. +373 22 834 438, Email: grigore.condurache@railway.md


Source information: Think Railways