This invitation for expressions of interest follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project published on the Official Journal of the European Union supplement (OJ/S) on 10.6.2019.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently conducting a procedure of signing a loan agreement with European Investment Bank (hereinafter EIB) to finance the motorway section from Tarčin to Ivan as part of the overall route of Pan European Corridor Vc through Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Beneficiary) intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan toward the cost of civil works and consulting services, to be procured for the following section of motorway from Tarčin to Ivan:

— contract: section Tarčin-Konjic, subsection Tarčin-Ivan (length = 6,8 km): Lot 1 Tarčin – entrance to tunnel Ivan (length = 4,9 km) will be financed from the expected loan agreement with EIB

The subject of this invitation for expressions of interest is: consulting services for supervision of works on construction of motorway on Corridor Vc, section Tarčin-Konjic, subsection Tarčin-Ivan: Lot 1 Tarčin – entrance to tunnel, contract no. JPAC

1113-E582-19 which shall be funded from the proceeds of the expected EIB loan.

Public company Motorways of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ltd. Mostar (the Employer), on behalf of the Beneficiary, intends to invite short listed consulting firms to submit proposals for services for supervision of construction works of the above-mentioned contract.

Subsection Tarčin-Ivan, Lot 1 Tarčin – Entrance to Tunnel Ivan starts from the existing Interchange Tarčin in the ‘Do’ locality and ends at km 4+900 before Tunnel Ivan entrance. Start of this subsection rout goes along the valley of the Kalašnica River, between the river, the main road M-17 and the Sarajevo — Ploče railway. From km 1+160 to km 1+260, the route cuts the slope below the Raštelica railway station, slope protection with the reinforced concrete grid structure with anchors is designed. After km 1+280, the route crosses to the opposite slope over the Bridge Raštelica 1, length 518 m. From km 1+780 to km 1+980, the motorway alignment goes through steep terrain, so that the left lane is in a deep side cut, and the right lane on the embankment. At this subsection Rest Area Type 1 is foreseen. Due to the limited space, rest areas could not be opposite to each other. The left rest area is placed from approx. km 2+380 to km 2+660, and the right one from km 4+180 to km 4+480. On the part of the route between the left and right rest areas, on the section from km 2+280 to km 3+480, the Bridge Raštalica 2 (M2) is located, length approx. 610 m. After the bridge, the route, from km 3+480 to km 3+780, enters in deeper cut 15 m height. After this cut, route goes through side cut where embankments are up to 10 m height. At the km 5+100, the route enters the Tunnel Ivan.

Most significant structures:

— Bridge ‘Raštelica 1’, right bridge 518 m length and left bridge 517 m length,

— Bridge ‘Raštelica 2’, right bridge 609 m length and left bridge 589 m length,

— Rest area ‘Raštelica’.

The FIDIC conditions of contract for construction for building and engineering works designed by the employer (edition 1999) will be used for the civil works contracts.

The role of the consultant is:

— to act as engineer in terms of FIDIC conditions of construction for building and engineering works designed by the employer, First Edition 1999, and

— to carry out the works supervision services in accordance with the laws of the Federation of B&H.

The consultant shall act in a role of engineer and its outputs will have to comply with current local laws and regulation concerning construction, supervision, civil works quality control and environmental protection. (Law on Physical Planning and Utilization of Land at the Level of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, guidelines for road designing, construction, maintenance and supervision, law of environmental protection, etc.).

The contract for the provision of supervision services is expected to start not earlier than Q1 2020 with an estimated duration of 45 months total (inception phase of 1 month, construction period of 20 months, and defects notification period of 24 months).

The invitation for expressions of interest is open to firms and joint ventures from all countries. Interested firms are hereby invited to submit their expression of interest. This invitation shall be followed by a list of short-listed consulting firms and the short-listed firms will be formally invited to submit technical and financial proposals, which shall be evaluated consecutively. Award of the contract shall be made on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

Pursuant to its sanctions policy, the Bank shall not provide finance, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of an individual or entity that is subject to financial sanctions imposed by the EU, either autonomously or pursuant to the financial sanctions decided by the United Nations Security Council on the basis of article 41 of the UN Charter.

Procurement procedure will be subject to the Bank's Guide to Procurement for projects finaced by the EIB (September 2018).

The following selection criteria will be applied to all candidates:

(a) the average annual turnover of the applicant for the past 5 years (2014-2018) must be not less than 2 900 000 EUR;

(b) the audited financial statement and balance sheets for the past 5 years (2014-2018) must demonstrate the soundness of the applicant’s financial position, showing long-term profitability. Consistent losses or a risk of insolvency shown in the accounts may be cause for the disqualification of the applicant;

(c) the applicant has successfully completed (i.e. provisional acceptance or defects liability certificate issued) in a role of sole consultant or member of JVCA, in the past 5 years at least 2 major similar projects in motorway/expressway works implemented under FIDIC conditions of contract with consultancy services value of at least 1 300 000 EUR or more per project. The consultant should demonstrate that it had a participation of minimum 60 % in each of the project(s) brought as reference.

Applicants may associate into a consortium to enhance their qualifications which must take the form of a joint venture (with joint and several liability). In case of applications submitted by a JV or consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the JV/consortium as a whole:

— the leading company shall meet not less than 60 % and each partner shall meet not less than 30 % of the qualifying financial criteria (a) given above,

— individual partners must each satisfy the requirements for soundness of financial position as required in criteria (b),

— in terms of experience, each of proposed projects must have values as required in criteria (c).

Interested consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services as follows:

(a) applicant’s average annual turnover for the previous 5 (five) years (2014-2018) in accordance with Form FIN-2: average annual turnover;

(b) audited financial statement and balance sheets for the past 5 years (2014-2018) In case that the auditing of financial statements is not required by the law of the applicant’s country, the applicant is required to submit financial statements and document, i.e. excerpt from the relevant law or similar, which proves that the applicant is not obliged to audit the financial statements.

Furthremore, if the applicant is not yet able to provide the audited financial statement for 2018, he shall submit the following:

— excerpt with the provisions from the relevant law or bylaw(s) which clearly address the requirements regarding the deadlines for preparation and submission of official financial statements to the authorities, by which the consultant will prove that he was unable to provide official financial statements for the full 2018 year due to the cause which is beyond his control,

— any available format of financial statements (part of the management reports, accounting reports, quarterly or mid. year performance reports, etc.) from which it is possible to make a full insight in relevant financial indicators and draw conclusion on consultant 2018 financial performance.

(c) applicant’s specific experience (details of experience and description of assignments undertaken in the previous 5 (five) years) in accordance Form EXP-2: Specific Experience. Any available reference letters from Employers of completed contracts should also be submitted;

(d) in case of JV or consortium, form of association (joint venture or consortium agreement, letter of intent to form a JV or consortium) for the execution of the contract, if the case may be, shall be submitted. In addition, information in accordance with the Form ELI-2: JVCA structure and Form ELI-3: JVCA Information Sheet. The same information and documentation as for the lead company shall be requested for all other partners;

(e) letter of application;

(f) company profile in accordance with Form ELI-1: Applicant’s Information Sheet;

(g) a list of ongoing contracts in accordance with Form FIN-4: current contract commitments/services in progress.

All the above mentioned forms are available for downloading from the employer’s web site on the following link Applicants are required to download the requested forms, and use them during preparation of their applications.

The format and instructions of the application must be strictly observed.

Failure to submit the application in the requisite format or in line with the instructions may mean that the application is deemed non-compliant and will be rejected.

Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with an application will not be taken into consideration.

If more than 6 EOIs are found to be qualified and competent then all eligible and qualified consultants must be evaluated and ranked using the following criteria:

— the number of contracts in a field related to these services brought as reference in para c) above,

— in case of competition between 2 or more candidates having the same number of compliant references, as per the factors for re-examination above, the sum of projects amounts (Fees) of references which comply with the requirements of para c) (only the participation of the candidate) will be taken into account.

The applicant is expected to examine all instructions, forms, terms and information in the invitation for expression of interest. Failure to furnish all information or documentation required by the invitation for expression of Interest may result in the rejection of the application.

After notification of all applicants, those applicants who were not shortlisted, may request in writing to the employer for a debriefing seeking explanations on the grounds on which their application was not shortlisted. The employer shall promptly respond in writing to any unsuccessful consultant who, after notification, requests a debriefing. any consultant who is not satisfied with the employer’s debriefing has the right to file a complaint to the independent complaints committee — Federal Ministry of Transport and Communications.

One original and one copy of the above information in English language should be submitted to the address below, in an envelope marked ‘Expression of Interest’ for ‘Consulting services’ for supervision of works on construction of motorway on Corridor Vc, section Tarčin-Konjic, subsection Tarčin-Ivan: Lot 1 Tarčin – entrance to tunnel Ivan, Contract no. JPAC 1113-E582-19” not later than 2.9.2019, 12:00. (Local time).

Documents received after this date shall be rejected and returned unopened upon written request and at the applicant’s cost.

Further information may be obtained upon request to the address below from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00.

Mr. Tarik Duraković and Ms. Sanela Kosovac , JP Autoceste FBiH d.o.o. Mostar, Hamdije Kreševljakovića 19, 71000 Sarajevo, BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA, Tel: +387 33 277 966; +387 33 277 921 - Fax: +387 33 277 901; +387 33 277 942 - Email: and

Deadline Date2019-09-02
Publication Date2019-07-15
Procurement StatusActive
TypeNot specified
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot specified
OrganisationJP Autoceste FBiH d.o.o. Mostar
Attention OfMr. Tarik Duraković
Phone+387 33 277 966
Fax+387 33 277 901
Class Code71356200
Class DescriptionTechnical assistance services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)