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<ul><li><p>Notice Inviting International Competitive Bids For AMR compatible consumer water meters </p><p>(Contract Package No C-8(1) ) The Project Director, Project Implementation Unit, (PD-PIU), JICA assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project invites Techno-Commercial proposals from eligible firms to procure 15000 Consumer Water Meters for the West Guwahati Zone. The detailed Bid Document may be obtained by bidders on submission of a written application to the office below or can be downloaded from the website, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of INR 10,000/- (Ten Thousand only), on working days between 10.0017.00 hours only between 01.08.2015 17.09.2015. Completed proposals to reach PD,PIU office before 15.00 Hrs on or before 18.09.2015 </p><p>Project Director, Project Implementation Unit, JICA assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project, </p><p>3rd Floor, Saikia Commercial Complex, Christian Basti, G.S. Road, Guwahati-781005. </p><p>Ph. No. -+91 361 2346211; Fax No -+91 361 2346213 </p><p>Email:.md.gjb@nic.in Website: www.guwahatijalboard.gov.in </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project (JICA LOAN ID-P 201) </p><p>International Competitive Bidding (ICB) </p><p>Procurement of Goods (Item Rate) </p><p>Contract Package C-8(1) </p><p>IFB No. GWSP/ICB/C-8(1)/14-15 Supply of AMR compatible Consumer water meters and Bulk water meters </p><p>confirming to IS: 779:1994 or ISO 4064:1993 standard with </p><p>EEC/OIML/MID certification mark with protection class of IP68 complete </p><p>in all respect </p><p>[July 2015] </p><p>Government of Assam, Guwahati, Assam, India </p><p>Office of the Project Director, </p><p>Project Implementation Unit (PIU), JICA assisted GWSP, </p><p>Saikia Commercial Complex, 4th</p><p> Floor, Christian Basti, </p><p>GS Road, Guwahati 781005, Assam, India </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project Bid Documents for supply of Water Meters (Package C-8(1)) </p><p> Page 2 of 2 </p><p>Table of Contents of Bidding Documents </p><p>PART 1 </p><p>---- </p><p>Invitation for Bids (IFB) </p><p>BIDDING PROCEDURES </p><p>Section I : Instruction to Bidders (ITB) </p><p>Section II </p><p>Section III </p><p>Section IV </p><p>Section IV A </p><p>Section IV B </p><p>Section V </p><p>: </p><p>: </p><p>: </p><p>: </p><p>: </p><p>Bid Data Sheet (BDS) </p><p>Evaluation and Qualification Criteria (EQC) </p><p>Bidding Forms </p><p>Bidding Forms for Technical Bid (including Initial Filter) </p><p>Bidding Forms for Price Schedules </p><p>List of eligible countries of JICA ODA Loan </p><p>PART 2 ---- Purchasers Requirements </p><p>Section VI : Technical Specifications </p><p>PART 3 ---- CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT AND CONTRACT FORMS </p><p>Section VII : General Conditions (GC) </p><p>Section VIII :::: Particular Conditions (PC) </p><p>Section IX : Contract Forms </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project Bid Document for supply of Consumer Water Meters (Package C-8(1)) </p><p> Page 1 of 4 </p><p>INVITATION FOR BIDS </p><p>[International Competitive Bidding] </p><p>Office of the Project Director, </p><p>Project Implementation Unit, JICA assisted GWSP, </p><p>Saikia Commercial Complex, 3rd</p><p> Floor, Christian Basti, </p><p>GS Road, Guwahati-781005, Assam, India. </p><p>JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project </p><p>Invitation for Proposals for Supply of AMR compatible water meters conforming to IS : 779 :1994 or </p><p>ISO 4064 : 1993 standard with EEC/OIML/MID certification mark with protection class of IP 68 </p><p>complete in all respect (Contract Package No. C-8(1)) </p><p>No. GWSP/ICB/C-8(1)/14-15 Date: 31.07.2015 </p><p>1. The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Government of Assam, is </p><p>implementing three water supply projects in the Guwahati Metropolitan Area: </p><p>a) JNNURM funded West Guwahati Water Supply Project (South West area) </p><p>b) JICA assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project (South Central and Northern areas) </p><p>c) ADB assisted Assam Urban Infrastructure Development Project (South East area) </p><p>These projects provide for construction of new waterworks facilities to serve all of Guwahati, </p><p>including raw water intakes, treatment plants, pumping stations, transmission lines, storage </p><p>reservoirs, and local distribution networks, to achieve 24x7 supply of safe potable water with 100 </p><p>percent coverage for all residential, commercial, and institutional customers. Together these </p><p>projects will serve a population of 2.18 million by 2025, through approximately 250,000 </p><p>individually metered property connections. Implementation of the projects is now underway, </p><p>with various works in different areas scheduled for completion within one to four years time. </p><p>To ensure long-term sustainability of water supply systems in Guwahati Metropolitan Area, it is </p><p>critical that proper house service connections along with accurate and efficient water metering and </p><p>billing systems be provided to ensure proper customer services and for the recovery of operating </p><p>and maintenance costs from water customers. The Government of Assam through Government of </p><p>India has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through ID-P-201 </p><p>vide Loan Agreement signed on 31st Mar2009 for an amount equal to 29,453 million Japanese </p><p>Yen towards the cost for the Guwahati Water Supply Project (GWSP). It is intended that part of </p><p>the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract for procurement </p><p>of Consumer Meter (Contract Package C-8(1)). The O&amp;M of the system after project </p><p>implementation will be taken up by the newly formed Guwahati Jal Board (GJB). This particular </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project Bid Document for supply of Consumer Water Meters (Package C-8(1)) </p><p> Page 2 of 4 </p><p>tender is for the supply of first lot AMR compatible consumer and bulk water meters to Project </p><p>Implementation Unit (PIU), JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project and is one of a series </p><p>of proposed procurement packages for the meters. </p><p>2. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding procedures in </p><p>accordance will the applicable Guidelines for Procurement under JICA ODA Loans and are open </p><p>to the bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the loan agreement. The bidding </p><p>procedure will be Single-Stage, Two-Envelope, International Competitive Bidding (ICB) with </p><p>initial filter will be adopted. Bidders are to submit simultaneously two sealed envelopes, one </p><p>containing the technical bids including PQ (Initial Filter) &amp; Technical Proposal, and other one </p><p>containing the price proposal. Initially the envelope containing technical bids will be opened. </p><p>Initial Filter will be evaluated first to determine eligible Bidders. Technical bids of the eligible </p><p>bidders will be further evaluated to determine technically responsive bidders. The method of </p><p>selection of the successful bidder will be Least Cost Method, of all the Technically Responsive </p><p>bidders who meets the terms and conditions of the bid. </p><p>3. The PIU, JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project now invites sealed bids from eligible </p><p>firms for the supply of AMR compatible consumer water meters (15-40mm size) and bulk water </p><p>meters (50 100mm sizes) of total quantity 15000 number ( details provided in Price Schedules) </p><p>as metering package 1. Based upon the performance of the meters supplied subsequent orders may </p><p>be placed in the coming years based upon requirement and commissioning of the water supply to </p><p>the other zones. </p><p>The summary of the eligibility criteria is as below: </p><p>a) The firm must be either </p><p>1. A reputable domestic or international manufacturer of consumer water meters meter </p><p>conforming to IS-779:1994 or ISO 4064: 1993 with EEC/OIML/MID certifications, </p><p>or </p><p>2. The authorized and registered sales agent, dealer, or representative of such a manufacturer. </p><p>b) In case the bidder is an authorized agent, dealer or representative of the manufacturer he </p><p>needs to submit proof of his dealership or copy of the valid dealership agreement. </p><p>c) In case the bidder is an authorized agent, dealer or representative of the manufacturer or the </p><p>manufacturer himself he also need to submit a declaration from the manufacturer for </p><p>technical and spares part support for a period of 5 years including a 5 years warranty after </p><p>completion of the 6 months supply period of the contract. </p><p>d) The meter manufacturer should preferably have a manufacturing facility in India </p><p>e) Joint Venture (JV) is allowed for this tender. A maximum of 2 parties JV is allowed. The JV </p><p>can be of combination of firms as specified in Sl No (a) 1 &amp; 2. However in case of a JV one </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project Bid Document for supply of Consumer Water Meters (Package C-8(1)) </p><p> Page 3 of 4 </p><p>member of the JV has to be the manufacturer as per Sl No a (1) mentioned above. </p><p>f) The bidder in the form of meter manufacturer or authorized agent, dealer or representative of </p><p>the manufacturer must meet the qualification criteria set in the bid. </p><p>g) The bidder needs to meet the qualifying requirement for supply of consumer and bulk meters </p><p>for the product or model they are proposing for this bid. </p><p>For complete eligibility and qualification requirements, Bidding Documents should be referred. </p><p>4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Project Director of PIU and </p><p>inspect the bidding documents at the address from working time 10 AM to 5 PM by calling, </p><p>writing, faxing on the numbers given below: </p><p>Project Director, </p><p>Project Implementation Unit, </p><p>JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply Project </p><p>3rd</p><p> Floor Saikia Commercial Complex, </p><p>Christian Basti, G S Road </p><p>Guwahati - 781005, Assam, India </p><p>Ph. No. -+91 361 2346211 </p><p>Fax No. -+91 361 2346213 </p><p>5. A complete set of bidding documents, in English language, may be purchased by interested </p><p>bidders on the submission of a written application to the above office or downloaded from the </p><p>website upon payment of a non-refundable fee of INR 10,000/- (Ten Thousand only) up to </p><p>17.09.2015 Those bidders, who desire to receive the document by courier shall have to pay an </p><p>additional INR 2,000/- (Two thousand only) for delivery within India, or INR 6,000/- (Six </p><p>Thousand only) for delivery to countries outside India. The method of payment will be through </p><p>demand draft in favor of The Project Director, PIU JICA Assisted Guwahati Water Supply </p><p>Project payable at Guwahati, Assam (India). The document will be sent by registered air mail </p><p>or courier but under no circumstances will The Project Director, PIU be held responsible for late </p><p>delivery or loss of document so mailed. </p><p>All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of INR 0.8 Million (Indian Rupees Eight </p><p>Hundred Thousand only) or equivalent in Japanese Yen or USD and sealed bids must be </p><p>delivered to the address given in para 4 above on or before 15:00 hrs on 18.09.2015. Bid security </p><p>shall be in the form of a bankers cheque, Demand draft or unconditional bank guarantee from a </p><p>reputable bank in favor of The Project Director, Project Implementation Unit, Guwahati, </p><p>Assam, (India). The bid security must be included with Technical Bid envelope. </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project Bid Document for supply of Consumer Water Meters (Package C-8(1)) </p><p> Page 4 of 4 </p><p>6. The provisions in the Instructions to Bidders and in the General Conditions of Contract are the </p><p>provisions of the Standard Bidding Documents under Japanese ODA Loans for the Procurement </p><p>of Goods. </p><p>7. Technical bids including Initial Filter will be opened on the same day in the presence of the </p><p>Bidders representatives who choose to attend at 15:30 hrs. In the event of the specified date of the </p><p>bid opening being declared a holiday for the Employer, the bids shall be received and opened at </p><p>the same time and place on the next working day. </p><p>8. Bids delivered after the time and date noted above will be declared LATE and Late Bids shall </p><p>be rejected. </p><p>9. The Employer will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection </p><p>with the preparation or delivery of Bids. </p><p>10. The Employer reserves the right to accept any bid, or reject any or all bids, without assigning any </p><p>reason thereof and without thereby incurring any liability to the Bidder or Bidders. </p><p>11. Pre-bid meeting with the interested bidders shall be held at the address mentioned in para 4 above </p><p>at 12:00 hrs on 18.08.2015. Bidders Interested in participating are advised to attend the pre-bid </p><p>meeting before submission of bid. </p><p>12. The bidders whose Technical Bids are responsive will be invited for opening of the Financial Bid </p><p>at the specified date and time which will be intimated later. </p><p>13. This Invitation for Bids is also available at the website of www.guwahatijalboard.gov.in. Tender </p><p>document is available only as hard copy in the address given above. </p><p>Project Director </p><p>Project Implementation Unit, JICA assisted GWSP, </p><p>Saikia Commercial Complex, 3rd</p><p> Floor, </p><p>Christian Basti, GS Road, GS Road, GS Road, GS Road, </p><p>Guwahati-781005, Assam, India. </p></li><li><p>Guwahati Water Supply Project Bid Document for supply of Consumer Water Meter ( Contract Package C-8(1)) </p><p>PART 1 </p><p>Bidding Procedures </p></li><li><p>Section I. Instructions to Bidders ITB-1 </p><p>Table of Clauses </p><p>A. General ................................................................................................................................. 3 </p><p>1. Scope of Bid ...................................................................................................................3 </p><p>2. Source of Funds .............................................................................................................3 </p><p>3. Corrupt and Fraudulent Practices ...................................................................................3 </p><p>4. Eligible Bidders .............................................................................................................5 </p><p>5. Eligible Goods and Related Services .............................................................................6 </p><p>B. Contents of Bidding Documents .......................................................................................... 7 </p><p>6. Sections of Bidding Documents.....................................................................................7 </p><p>7. Clarification of Bidding Documents ..............................................................................7 </p><p>8. Amendment of Bidding Documents ..............................................................................8 </p><p>C. Preparation of Bids ............................................................................................................... 8 </p><p>9. Cost of Bidding ..............................................................................................................8 </p><p>10. Language of Bid .............................................................................................................8 </p><p>11. Documents Comprising the Bid .....................................................................................8 </p><p>12. Letter of Bid and Price Schedules ..................................................................................9 </p><p>13. Alternative Bids .............................................................................................................9 </p><p>14. Bid Prices and Discounts ...............................................................................................9 </p><p>15. Currencie...</p></li></ul>

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