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Country: Kyrgyz Republic
Project: Reconstruction of Issyk-Kul Ring Road (Korumdu-Balbay Baatyr, km 104-184,5), 80,5 km long
Sector: Infrastructure
Procurement of Civil Works
Mode of Financing: Loan
Loan №: KGZ-1019 (IsDB), 757/7 (SFD), 13204P (OFID), 1054 (KFAED)

1. This invitation for prequalification follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in the websites of IsDB, DG Market on 14 August 2021 and in the UN Development Business on 16 August 2021.

2. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has received a loan from the Arab Coordination Group (ACG) consisting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), toward the cost of Reconstruction of Issyk-Kul Ring Road Project, km 104-184,5, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for the Reconstruction of 80,5 km of Issyk-Kul Ring Road. This contract will be co-financed by IsDB, SFD, KFAED, OFID and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

3. The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic intends to prequalify contractors and/or firms for the reconstruction of 80,5 km of Issyk-Kul Ring Road situated between Korumdu village and Balbay Baatyr village for improvement of the road up to Category II with designed axle load of 11,5 tons, four lanes and two-way carriageway, including 13 bridges construction and repair, 219 box/pipes culverts, including the needed earthworks, drainage, structural works, roadbeds, pavement, rehabilitation of engineering structures, as well as other ancillary works related to these activities. Eligible applicants with the following key qualifications are invited to participate in this prequalification process:
• Financial Resources: Minimum financial resources to meet the construction cash flow requirements estimated as US$ 7,500, 000
• Average Annual Construction Turnover: Minimum average annual construction turnover – US$ 45,000,000.
• Specific Construction & Contract Management Experience: Minimum 2 similar contracts, each of minimum value US$ 72,000,000, have been satisfactorily and substantially completed between 1 January 2017 and application submission deadline.

More details of qualification requirements are provided in the Prequalification Document.

It is expected that a bid invitation will be made in May 2022.

4. Prequalification will be conducted through prequalification procedures specified in the Islamic Development Bank’s Guidelines for the Procurement of Goods, Works and Related Services under IsDB Project Financing, April 2019 (“Guidelines”) and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, as defined in the Guidelines. Bidding will be conducted through the open International Competitive Bidding (ICB Open) procedures as specified in the Guidelines.

5. Interested eligible Applicants may obtain further information from and inspect the prequalification document at the address given below during 9:00 to 17:00 Bishkek time.

6. A complete set of prequalification documents in English may be purchased by interested Applicants, after reviewing them, on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Three Hundred US Dollars (US$300) per one copy. Payment can be made in cash, by certified cheque or with a direct bank transfer (when paying please make sure the transferred amount is equal to USD300) to:

Beneficiary Name: Reconstruction of the Issyk-Kul Ring Road Project
Beneficiary Bank: JSC RSK BANK (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic)
Bank Address: 80/1, Moscowskaya street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Account US$:1299004220006641
BIC: 129001
Correspondent Bank: PAO VTB Bank (PJSC), Moscow Russia
Account: 30111840955550000142
Intermediary Bank: CITIBANK, New York, NY, USA
Account: 36208997

7. Documents can be collected only from the IDB PIG at MOTC at the address below during 9:00 to 17:00 Bishkek time.

8. Applications for prequalification should be submitted in sealed envelopes, delivered to the address below before March 14, 2022 14:00, and be clearly marked “Application to Prequalify Rehabilitation of Issyk-Kul Ring Road (Korumdu-Balbay Baatyr, km 104-184,5) Project, 80,5km long”. No e-bidding will be allowed. Delayed applications will be rejected. The applications will be publicly opened in the presence of bidders’ representatives and anyone who wished to come at the address below.

9. Address referred to above is:

Islamic Development Bank Projects Implementation Group
Mr Zamirbek Shadybekov
Head of Projects Implementation Group
Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic
6th floor, room 611, 42 Isanov Street
720017, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.: +996 312 31-43-88, 31-47-22
Fax: +996 312 31-43-88

Note: Bidders interested in further information or clarification should refer to the address above and not to the Donors.