Invitation for Bid for the Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 11/0.4/0.23 kV Electrical Distribution Network for UTKHEP

Invitation for BID

Invitation for Bid for the Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 11/0.4/0.23 kV Electrical Distribution Network for Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project

Contract Ref No: UTKHEP/EW/NCB/01-2074/75

First Date of Publication: 2074 Mansir 08 (24 November 2017)

  1. The Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Limited (UTKHPL), Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) invites sealed Bids/electronic bids from registered Nepalese Bidder for the Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 11000/400/230 Volt Electrical Distribution Network for Project Affected Area of Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project. Bidding is open to all eligible Nepalese Bidders with the following qualifications :
    • The total estimated amount for this work is NRs 13,693,289.57 (Including VAT), Minimum Average Annual Turnover of the best 3 years within the last 10 years not less than NRs. 18,176,933.07 (excluding of VAT) and Minimum experience of Installation, Testing & Commissioning work up to 33 kV or 11 kV or 400/230 Volt Transmission line/Distribution line work within the last 10 years of total price not less than NRs.9, 694,364.30 (excluding VAT) VAT in single similar nature works. 
  2. Eligible Bidders may obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents at the office of below. For electronic bidding the web site is:
  3. A complete set of Bidding document may be purchased from the office of the UTKHPL, Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu and  office of the UTKHEP, Gongar, Dolkha during office hours on all working days by any eligible Nepali bidders upon submission of a written application along with the copy of company/firm registration certificate, and accompanied by a bank voucher of the amount (Non-refundable) as specified in the table below towards the cost of the Bid Document, deposited in Current Account No 9701017500012 of NABIL Bank Limited in favor of the UTKHPL or by an account payee draft of the same amount issued in favor of UTKHPL.
  4.  All Bids accompanied by a Bid Bond (as specified below) must be delivered in accordance with the instructions to Bidders latest by before 12:00 hours on 25 December 2017 at the office of UTKHPL, Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu Or Bidder, who submitting their Bids electronically from, should deposit the Cost of bidding Document (as Specified below) the scan copy (PDF Format) of the bank deposit voucher shall be uploaded by the bidder at the time of electronic submission of the bids.  All Bids will be opened at 14:00 hours on 25 December 2017 at the office of UTKHPL, Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu in presence of the Bidders or their authorized representative who choose to be present. If the office of UTKHPL happens to be closed on account of public holidays or any authorized closure notice, on the date of receipt of the Bids as specified, the Bids will be received and opened on the next working day.
  5. Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after the Bid opening. It must be accompanied by a Bid Security valid for at least 30 days beyond the Bid Validity Date (i.e. 24 April 2018) and Bid security amount shall be NRs. 350,000.00. The Bid Security of a Joint Venture (JV) must be in the name of the Joint Venture submitting the Bid. If the validities of Bid and Bid Security are for shorter period than specified above, the Bid shall be considered as non responsive and be rejected by the UTKHPL.
  6.  The number of partners in Joint Venture is limited to three and share of each partner in the Joint Venture shall not be less than 25% while the share of lead partner shall not be less than 40%. In case of the Joint Venture, the lead partner shall submit the Bid Security along with the letter of comfort from the bankers of other partners confirming that, in event of award of the work to the JV, they shall issue Performance Security favoring the UTKHPL, on behalf of their client for the amounts proportionate to their share in the JV and valid for the period stipulated in the Bid Document. The lead partner shall however give an undertaking that they shall be solely responsible for the performance of their Bid.
  7.  If any of the information/data provided in the submitted Bid is unclear, illegible or not substantiated by supporting document, such information/data shall not be taken into account for qualification.
  8. UTKHPL shall not be responsible for any cost or expenses incurred by Bidders in connection with the preparation and submission of Bids.
  9. Mode of Bidding is National Competitive Bidding (NCB).
  10. UTKHPL reserves the right to reject or accept any or all Bids partly or fully and to annul the bidding process and reject all Bids without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  11. Any amendment in the Bid notice will also be published in the official website/ notice board.



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Installation, Testing & Commissioning of 11/0.4/0.23 kV  Electrical Distribution Network

NRs. 13,693,289.57 (Including VAT)

24 December 2017


25 December 2017


Before 12:00 Hours


(Five Thousand)

Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Limited
Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project
Annapurna Marg, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-442-0258/0295, Fax: +977-1-441-2569