Bids sought to refurbish Afghanistan’s Khanabad irrigation

The European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan seeks bids for five lots of extensive civil works to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s Khanabad Dam and irrigation system. Bids are due July 31.

With assistance from the European Community, the government of Afghanistan seeks to rehabilitate the Khanabad scheme, which was 80 percent completed by 1979, but never put into operation. (HNN 12/7/06) The government took applications for pre-qualification in November for supervision of the rehabilitation, which also is to include development of a 10.5-MW hydroelectric plant. (HNN 10/24/06)

The current solicitation includes:
Lot 1: Khanabad barrage and flood protection civil works;
Lot 2: Khanabad barrage and main canal structures mechanical and electrical works;
Lot 3: Left bank main canal and structures 0 to 7 kilometers;
Lot 4: Left bank main canal and structures 7 to 18 kilometers; and
Lot 5: Right bank main canal and structures 0 to 8 kilometers.

Works for each lot are expected to take 18 to 21 months to complete.

A site visit and pre-bid meeting are scheduled at 8 a.m. June 6 with the Kunduz Irrigation Department. Bid documents may be obtained from European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan, House 2, Street 1, East Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan; E-mail: ahmad.bashir@ec.europa.eu, giorgio.kirchmayr@ec.europa.eu. Courier delivery must be paid in advance.

Bids must be submitted, in English, on a standard tender form included in the bid documents. Bids are due by noon July 31 to European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan, House 2, Street 1, East Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Questions, in English, must be submitted by July 10 to European Commission Delegation to Afghanistan, House 2, Street 1, East Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan; E-mail: katarzyna.pszczola@ec.europa.eu, odile.chavaneau@ec.europa.eu, sandrine.marot@ec.europa.eu, mentioning publication reference EuropeAid/124626/C/WKS/AF. Clarifications will be published on the European Union Internet site, http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/index_en.htm.

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