Extension in Submission Date for Regional Power Interconnection Project, Afghanistan [AFG-024]

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The Afghanistan Reconstruction and Development Services (ARDS), acting on behalf of the Ministry of Energy & Water (MEW) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (“the Employer”) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the Procurement of Construction of 220 kv Substations for Afghanistan-Tajikistan 220 kv Power Interconnection Turnkey Project MEW/775/ICB. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with IsDB's one-stage, two-envelope bidding procedure for Procurement of design, supply and installation of plant and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries. The Bidder must have completed within the last four years at least one turnkey substation project with a rating of 220 kV or higher. These projects must have been in satisfactory operation for at least two years. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from ARDS and inspect the Bidding Document FREE OF COST, in the English Language, between the hours of 9:00 and 16.00 on Saturdays to Thursdays at the address given below. An electronic version of the bidding documents will be available by application to the ARDS at e-mail address ards.procurement@ards.org.af. The bidders may also download the bidding document from ARDS website www.ards.org.af The Employer and ARDS will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of Bids. The validity of the bids shall be 120 days from the date of final submission of bids. Bids must be delivered by 15th November, 2008 at 10:00 hours at the following address: Afghanistan Reconstruction & Development Services 4th & 5th Floor, Ministry Of Economy Building , Malik Asghar Square, Kabul, Afghanistan Attn: Procurement Advisor (MEW/775) Phone +(0) Mob: 0093(0) 775215841, 00 93 20 2103608 (PP) Email: ards.procurement@ards.org.af, sanjeev.mathur@ards.org.af, arindam.lai@ards.org.af and copied to farid.nezam@ards.org.af. (Email Ids can be used in case of clarifications, if any). Late bids will be rejected. Electronic Bid is not allowed. Technical proposals will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the Bidders' representatives who choose to attend. The price proposals will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the time and date and at the address to be advised by the Employers after approval of the evaluation of the technical proposals.