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Procurement Notice Details

Pre-disposal geodetic monitoring of the radiana site during construction of ndf phase 1 (r-project 3a-a)

Purchaser: The Bulgarian State Enterprise for Radioactive Waste (SERAW)
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Pre-Disposal Geodetic Monitoring of the Radiana Site during Construction of NDF Phase 1 (R-Project 3A-A)

Procurement ref:


Business sector:
Nuclear safety

Project number:

Funding source:
Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund

Contract type:
Project goods, works and services

Notice type:
Invitation for expressions of interest (loan or grant funded)

Issue date:
19 Jan 2018

Closing date:
12 Feb 2018 at 14:00 (local time)

Assignment Description:

The Bulgarian State Enterprise for Radioactive Waste (SERAW) is constructing a National Disposal Facility (NDF) for short-lived low and intermediate level radioactive wastes generated in Bulgaria. Radioactive wastes conditioned in cement and packed in reinforced concrete containers will be disposed in a near surface modular multibarrier engineered disposal facility trench type. The wastes primarily arise from the decommissioning of Units 1-4 at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant. The NDF is located on land adjacent to the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant site. The construction of the NDF phase 1 started 2016 and will last till 2021.

The execution of a Pre-disposal Geodetic Monitoring on the Radiana Site is important aspect of the activities that has to be implemented during the construction of the facility.

During years 2014-2017 pre-construction geodetic monitoring was conducted for site displacements and deformations. The monitoring program will need to be continued during construction of the facility for site displacements and deformations and will include the constructed disposal structures.

SERAW wants to engage a Consultant to continue with the pre-disposal Geodetic Monitoring of Radiana Site during Construction of NDF Phase 1 for site displacements and deformations including disposal cells that will be constructed during implementation of the current project.

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

. Review of existing detailed design of three-dimensional network for geodetic monitoring of the site and new constructed structures. Update of the detailed design based on the observations and findings, obtained during the 3-years period of monitoring.
. Perform measurements for pre-disposal geodetic monitoring – campaigns for in-situ measurements without and with constructed disposal cells;
. Update the existing Database and geographical information system (GIS) for each campaign;
. Update of the existing program for geodetic monitoring during the operation stage of the NDF based on the results obtained under the current project;

Status of the Selection Process: Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The assignment is anticipated to start in April 2018 and is expected to last about 46 months to cover the period of NDF construction.

Maximum budget available for the assignment: EUR 250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand Euros) (Exclusive VAT) available for the assignment and shall be free from any and all taxes, custom duties or other fees or mandatory payments arising in or as a result of performance of services in the country of the Assignment (Bulgaria).

Funding source: The contract will be financed by a Grant from the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF).

Eligibility: Consultant selection will be carried out in accordance with EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the KIDSF Grant will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or 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.

The Consultant may be a firm or a consortium of firms with relevant experience in all areas needed for the performance of the assignment as described above, which must include expertise in the following specific areas:

. Development of three-dimensional geodetic network and monitoring of ground deformations, connected with the provision of safety of constructions category 1, letter “g” as per article 2, paragraph 4, point 1, letter “h” of Regulation No1 of the Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works for classification of constructions.
. Geodetic design works and implementation of geodetic monitoring for large and complex investment projects.
. Geodetic design works and/or engineering geodetic studies and/or implementation of monitoring for nuclear facilities.
. Geodetic design and/or monitoring works in loess formation

Submission requirements:

In order to determine the capabilities, experience and expertise of consultants seeking to be shortlisted in accordance with the requirements above, the information submitted shall include the following:

. Cover letter including full contact details, including address of the company submitting the expression of interest, phone and fax numbers, email address of contact person;
. Company profile, organisation structure and staffing, registry documents demonstrating continuity of ownership, history of litigation for the previous five years;
. Details of relevant experience and successfully completed similar assignments undertaken in the last 10 (ten) years filled in as required in the template.
. Completed Contact Sheet, Consultant Declaration and Consultant’s Experience Form using the template.

The templates are available on the following web-link:

The above information should not exceed 25 pages.

One original and two (2) numbered copies of the above information in English shall be submitted to the SERAW in an envelope marked “Pre-disposal Geodetic Monitoring of Radiana Site during Construction of NDF Phase 1” to reach the SE RAW not later than 14:00 Bulgarian time 12 February 2018.

The address of the SERAW is:

State Enterprise Radioactive Waste
Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit (D-R PMU)
Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Site, SERAW Office “Protocol” Premises
3321 Kozloduy
Attention: Head of D-R PMU
Office tel.: +359 973 7 6422
Fax.: +359 973 7 4508

Important Note:

The selection will be made on a single open competitive selection method from the responses to this notification only and based on the evaluation of the firm’s proven experience and current expertise related to the assignment. Only the highest ranked Consultant will be requested to submit technical and financial proposals, if invited to negotiate the contract, subject of availability of funding.