The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan announces a tender

The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan announces a tender to engage potential investors for the construction, operations and management of the plant for the production of drinking water by desalination of sea water, which is planned within the framework of public-private partnership

 

According to the Law #691-VIQ of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated December 9, 2022 "On Public-Private Partnership" the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan invites potential investors to participate in the tender for design, construction, operations and management of a plant for production of drinking water by desalination of sea water with annual production capacity of 100 (67) million m3 in the city of Sumgait. 

A description of the project and a summary of the terms and conditions of the Tender:

  • Purpose of the project: Addressing the growing demand for drinking water in Baku city and Absheron peninsula, diversify fresh water sources, reduce the financial and technical burden of the public drinking water supply system, stimulate the transfer of international experience and technologies to the country in the field of drinking water supply
  • Project description: Design, construction, operations and management of the plant for the production of drinking water by desalination of seawater with an annual production capacity of 100 (67) million m3 in the city of Sumgait under the "build-operate-transfer" model;
  • Duration of the project: Drinking water plant will expected to be built within 2.5 to 3 years and will be operated by a private partner for 25 years until the full transfer of the asset to ADSEA;
  • Type of tender:  Procurement of the project will be facilitated via open tender, in line with the Law #691-VIQ of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated December 9, 2022 "On Public-Private Partnership"
  • Selection of the private partners: Project proposals that meet the minimum technical criteria will be evaluated on financial (60%) and technical (40%) criteria,

Key dates for the tender process

Stage or other Tender event

Timing

Tender Announcement publication

15.11.2023

Application Submission Date

15.11.2023 - 06.12.2023

Pre-Qualification Date

11.12.2023

Site visits and Inquiries submission

From [●] till [●]

Bid Submission Date

29.04.2024

Bid Review and Evaluation Report Signing Date

05.07.2024

PPP Agreement finalisation

From [●] till [●]

Signing the PPP Agreement

Six – nine months after the announcement of Successful Bidder

 

Government support and guarantees for the project:

Government incentives to support the project may include and may not limited with customs fee exemptions for imported technological materials, VAT exemption, corporate and property tax deduction etc.

Public Partner

State Water Resources Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Application date and requirements for applicants:

Potential investors can obtain information about the documents stipulated by the Article 11 of the Law "On Public-Private Partnership" for qualification evaluation for the purpose of participation in the project from the official website of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (www.portal.economy.gov.az) from November 15, 2023 10:00 a.m

Upon sharing the interest with azdesalppp@economy.gov.az mail address, a user name and password for the data sharing system (portal.economy.gov.az) will be shared to access tender documentation and submit the application materials

Details on application system

Portal.economy.gov.az includes 2 folders:

  1. Tender information pack: Folder includes volumes of request for proposal and other relevant tender information packs
  2. Tender application submission: An empty folder for bidders to submit tender documentation

In order to submit tender application, each user should upload their needed materials to “Tender application submission” folder, and notify azdesalppp@economy.gov.az to confirm their submission. Applicants that fail to submit their application will not be able to participate the tender process

For any questions about the tender or the project, please contact the following persons at the following (email) and (contact details)

Zaur Məmmədov – Head of the Industrial Policy Sector of the Industry Department of the Ministry of Economy

Phone: (+994 12) 310 28 00 (daxili: 24 73)

Mob: (+994 50) 406 74 77

Əmrah Qarayev – Lead consultant of the Project Management Department of the Ministry of Economy

Phone: (+994 12) 310 28 00 (daxili: 21 32)

Mob: (+994 70) 597 99 97

 

Deadline for application

TBD