Changes1.Publication reference

EuropeAid/140790/IH/SER/ME

2.Procedure

Restricted.

3.Programme title

Country Action Programme for Montenegro (2017) — Support to the Transport Sector in Montenegro

4.Financing

Financing Agreement concerning the Country Action Programme for Montenegro (2017) under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance IPA II (2014-2020).

5.Contracting Authority

Public Works Administration, Arsenija Boljevica 2A, City Mall, 3rd floor, 81 000 Podgorica, MONTENEGRO

6.Nature of contract

Fee-based.

7.Contract description

The purpose of this contract is the creation of a project preparation facility to support the generation of mature projects. Those projects would be ready to be proposed for implementation, financing and eventual construction by the transport sector entities namely Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs and its related bodies. The consultant will provide engineering project preparation services from initiation, to further development and implementation of mature and financially viable transport projects on the future Comprehensive and Core Network of Montenegro.

8.Indicative budget

EUR 2.5 million.

9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice

May 2020.

10.Additional information

11.Legal basis(1)

— Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II);

— Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action;

— Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 447/2014 of 2 May 2014 on the specific rules for implementing Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).

For UK tenderers: please be aware that following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement(*) on 1 February 2020 and in particular Articles 127(6), 137 and 138, the references to natural or legal persons residing or established in a member state of the European Union and to goods originating from an eligible country, as defined under Regulation (EU) No 236/2014(**), are to be understood as including natural or legal persons residing or established in and to goods originating from, the United Kingdom. Those persons and goods are therefore eligible under this call.

(*) Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.

(**) Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action.

(1) Please state any specificity that might have an impact on rules on participation (such as geographic or thematic or long/short term).

Remarks:

There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.

No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.

Publication Date2020-03-30
CountryMontenegro
Procurement StatusFuture
TypeNot applicable
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot applicable
OrganisationPublic Works Administration
TownPodgorica
Class Code71356200
Class DescriptionTechnical assistance services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)