Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Date of issue: 18 June 2013


Corporate and Public Sector Accountability Project

Procurement of IT Equipment for the Regional Offices of the Financial Scientific Training Center (FSTC)

Credit No. 4405 AZ

Grant No. TF057849

İFB # 3.7/2013

1.This Invitation for Bids (IFB) follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online on December 15, 2009

2.The Ministry of Finance of Republic of Azerbaijan has received a credit from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development toward the cost of Corporate and Public Sector Accountability Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under the agreement(s) resulting from this IFB: # 3.7/2013.  Bidding will be governed by the World Bank’s eligibility rules and procedures.

3.The Ministry of Finance of Republic of Azerbaijan serves as the implementing agency for the project and now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for procurement of the IT equipment for the regional offices of the Financial Science and Training Centre (FSTC). The period for supply and installation is 2 months from contract signing.

4.Bidding will be conducted using the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, edition of May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010, and is open to all Bidders eligible as defined in these Guidelines, that meet the following minimum qualification criteria:

Experience and Technical Capacity

During the past two (2) years, the Bidder must have completed two (2) successful contracts involving the provision of technical support for İnformation Systems of similar functional/technical characteristics. 

Financial Capability


I. The average annual turnover of the bidder of the last three years (2010 -2011 - 2012) must exceed US $4,8 million or equivalent

II. The averages of cash and cash equivalents at the beginning and end of year are positive in the last three years (2010 - 2011 - 2012).

The listed requirements would apply to partners of the Joint Venture cumulatively. In addition, all members of the Joint Venture should have experience in required technical area and each member of the Joint Venture should fulfill at least 25% of required turnover.


At least US $ 0,4 million  or equivalent in the form of liquid assets. In case of Joint Ventures lead partner’s liquid assets should not be less than 50%.

5. Interested eligible Bidders may obtain further information from the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Azerbaijan and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 10.00 -17.00 Baku time

6. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of 200 USD (two hundred United States Dollars) or 160 AZN (one hundred sixty Azerbaijani Manats). The method of payment will be direct deposit to the bank account given below.

Beneficiary name: Project Management Unit of the CAPSAP project under the Ministry of Finance of Azerbaijan Republic Tax Code: 1400108191 AZ45IBAZ38090039449330224120 The Open Joint Stock Company nternational Bank of Azerbaijan Premier Customer Services Branch Code: 805250 Corr. acc: AZ03NABZ01350100000000002944 Bank’s Tax Code: 9900001881


The document will be sent by mail for local delivery. The Bidding Documents will be sent by courier if requested and additional non-refundable fee of AZN 100 (one hundred Azerbaijani Manats) or in US$ 125 (one hundred and twenty five United States Dollars) is deposited to the same account. The Project İmplementation Unit will not be responsible for the postal delays, in delivery of the documents, if any, or non-receipt of the same.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 16 July 2013, 15:00 Baku time. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of not less than USD 10,000.00 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 16 July 2013, 15.00 Baku time. 

8. The attention of prospective Bidders is drawn to (i) the fact that they will be required to certify in their bids that all software is either covered by a valid license or was produced by the Bidder and (ii) that violations are considered fraud, which can result in ineligibility to be awarded World Bank-financed contracts.

Ministry of Finance of Republic of Azerbaijan Attn: Mr. Fuad Nasirov Director of Project Management Unit 83 Str., Samed Vurgun AZ 1022, Baku, Azerbaijan Tel: (994 12) 404 47 27; 404 47 16

E-mail:  [email protected];

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