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Country: Kyrgyz Republic
Sector: Infrastructure/Transport
Project: Reconstruction of the Issyk-Kul Ring Road Project (Section from Korumdu – to Balbay, km 104-184,5)
Mode of Financing: Gov. of Kyrgyz Republic and External Loans
Loan Nos.: KGZ-1019 (IsDB), 757/7 (SFD), 13204P (OFID), 1054 (KFAED)

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has received financing from the Arab Coordination Group (ACG) represented by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods, works, related services and consulting services to be procured under this Project.

The Project will include the following components and related procurement guidelines:

1) Consultancy services:
a) Design review and construction supervision – for review and finalization of detailed engineering design, preparation of prequalification and tender documents, conduct tendering process, construction supervision and undertake quarterly progress reports of the Project. The consultant will also carry out road safety audit along the road section to ensure the proper road safety measures are incorporated into the design. A detailed Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) will be prepared to ensure the necessary environmental and social impact measures are taken during construction and operation. The consultant for the Project will be selected from a short-list of 12 prequalified consultancy firms (limited to 6 Saudi and 6 Kuwaiti firms), and the short-listed firms will be allowed to submit offers on sole basis or through a consortium between any two of them. The selection will be based on the QCBS method. Consulting services, which will be jointly financed by SFD and KFAED, will be selected in accordance with the “Guidelines for the Use of Consultants under ACG Financing” (current edition).
b) Project Financial Audit. A local auditing firm will be selected from a short list of local firms based on the method of Least Cost Selection in accordance with the “Guidelines for the Procurement of Consultant Services under IsDB Project Financing” (April 2019 edition), to undertake semi-annual and annual financial audit reports of the project.
2) Civil works – the proposed section of the road is 80.5km long located between Korumdu village and Balbay village will be upgraded up to Category II road with design axle load of 11.5 tons, 4 lanes with 2 traffic lanes, including construction and repair of bridges, earthworks, drainage, construction and rehabilitation of engineering structures and other ancillary works. Procurement of civil works will be based on Open International Competitive Bidding (Open ICB) with prequalification of bidders, i.e. the procurement will be done in two steps: contractors’ prequalification and then bidding among prequalified contractors. Procurement of the civil works contract, jointly financed by the ACG members mentioned above will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the “Guidelines for Procurement of Goods, Works and Related Services Under IsDB Project Financing” (April 2019 edition), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the Guidelines.
A Specific Procurement Notice for the civil works contract to be bid under the international open competitive bidding procedures will be announced, as they become available, at IsDB and ACG websites, UNDB Online and DG Market, and in local newspapers and website of the Beneficiary.
3) Goods: Procurement of Road Maintenance Equipment will be through International Competitive Bidding (ICB Open), using a post-qualification process as specified in the “Guidelines for the Procurement of Goods, Works and Related Services Under IsDB Project Financing” (April 2019 edition). Specific procurement notice for this contract will be announced, as it become available, in IsDB website, UNDB Online and DG Market, and in local newspapers and website of the Beneficiary.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive invitations for prequalification/bid under ICB procedures and interested Saudi and Kuwaiti consultants who wish to receive a copy of advertisement requesting expression of interest for consultancy contract, or those requiring additional information, should contact the address below:

Islamic Development Bank Investment Project Implementation Group
Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic
6th floor, room 611, 42 Isanov Str.
720017 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Telephone: 996-312 31-43-88, + 996 312, 31-47-22
Fax: +996-312 31-43-88

Note: Potential bidders desiring additional information on the procurement in question or the project in general should, unless indicated otherwise, contact the project agency and not the ACG financing organizations.