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This request for pre-qualification for tenders relates to the contract for a B.O.T project for a sea-water desalination facility at the Western Galilee with production capabilities of at least 100 million m3/year. This contract will include: [description of the main contract features in a few lines].

1) The finance, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a sea-water Desalination facility at the Western Galilee area with production capabilities of at least 100 million m3/year. At the end of the term of the agreement the project will be handed over to the State of Israel without any additional payment.

2) The tender committee intends to conduct a two-phased competitive selection process in order to select the private sector entity to execute the Project, in the following stages:

2.1) a pre-qualification process; and

2.2) a tender process, in which those participants announced as ‘Eligible Participants’ in the pre-qualification process, will be invited to participate.

This contract is expected to be implemented for a period of about 25 years from the signature date.

The criteria to be used in the pre-qualification are:

1) For the avoidance of any doubt, it is hereby clarified that the pre-qualification requirements are only generally detailed herein, and are subject to the provisions of the invitation.

2) The pre-qualification process includes several pre-qualification requirements, including in the following areas, as detailed in the invitation for pre-qualification:

2.1) professional pre-qualification requirements.

2.1.1) desalination plants design and construction experience (‘Desalination Expert’): the participant, one of its members or one of its major subcontractors, has designed, installed on site and commissioned, one or more desalination plants, based on the reverse osmosis process design, with accumulated production capacity of not less than 150 000 m3/day, of which at least one (1) plant is a sea-water desalination plant with production capacity of not less than 100 000 m3/day. The said referenced desalination plant(s) must have been completed within the past seven (7) years, and have been in operation during the past two (2) years.

The Desalination Expert shall be required to hold at least 30 % of the project's EPC contractor.

2.1.2) Water-Treatment Facilities Operation and Maintenance Experience (‘O&M Expert’): the participant, one of its members or one of its major subcontractors, has operated and maintained, during a period of twenty four (24) months within the past seven (7) years.

2.1.2.1) one or more desalination or other water or waste-water treatment facilities, with an accumulated production capacity of not less than 150 000 m3/day, of which at least one (1) facility is a sea-water desalination facility, based on the

reverse osmosis process design, with production capacity of not less than 50 000 m3/day; or

2.1.2.2) one (1) sea-water desalination facility, based on the reverse osmosis process design, with production capacity of not less than 100 000 m3/day.

The O&M expert shall be required to hold at least 30 % of the Project's O&M contractor.

2.1.3) infrastructure projects ‘Main Contractor’ Experience (‘EPC Expert’): the participant, one of its members or one of its major subcontractors, has executed, as a ‘main contractor’;

2.1.3.1) one (1) infrastructure project, with a total cost of not less than USD 50 million, which has been completed within the past seven (7) years; or

2.1.3.2) several (up to three (3)) infrastructure projects, with an aggregate total cost of not less than USD 70 million, which have been completed within the past seven (7) years.

Each such project utilizing the combined services of all the following engineering disciplines: civil, mechanical, electrical and controls and instrumentation.

The EPC expert shall be required to hold at least 30 % of the Project's EPC Contractor.

2.2) Financial pre-qualification requirements

2.2.1) Turnover: the participant is required to have an annual weighted turnover of at least NIS 400 000, 000 during the last three (3) years. The participant’s annual weighted turnover will be calculated according to the average annual turnovers of its members during the last three (3) years, based on their most recent available audited financial statements, pro-rata to their anticipated holdings in the participant.

Note: adaptation with respect to a member/s which is/are a ‘Financial Entity’/ies (as defined in the invitation) — is included in the invitation.

2.2.2) Operating cash flow: each of the members in the participant, which is not a ‘Financial Entity’, complies with one of the following requirements:

2.2.2.1) the member’s average annual cash flow from operating activities during the last three (3) years, based on its most recent available audited financial statements, is not negative; or

2.2.2.2) the ratio between

2.2.2.2.1) the absolute value of the lesser of:

1) the member’s average operating cash flow during the last three (3) years, based on its most recent available financial statements; and

2) the member's annual operating cash flow during the year of its most recent available financial statement; and

2.2.2.2.2) the member's equity on December 31 of the year of its most recent available financial statement, deducted by the ‘Required Equity’ (as defined in Section 2.2.3 below and in the invitation); is lower than 25 %.

2.2.3) equity: each of the members in the participant has, for every 1 % of its anticipated holdings in the participant, equity of NIS 2 000 000, on December 31 of the year of its most recent available audited financial statement;

2.2.4) Private Investment Fund: For a member which is a ‘Private Investment Fund’ (as defined in the Invitation),

As of the date commencing 14 days prior the pre-qualification submission date, the amount of the unutilized commitments under its management is at least NIS 6 000 000 for every 1 % of the member's anticipated holdings in the

participant.

2.2.5) Banking Corporation/Institutional Investor: for a member which is a ‘Banking Corporation’ or ‘Institutional Investor’ (as defined in the Invitation) — the member complies with at least one of the following requirements:

2.2.5.1) its equity (excluding minimal equity required by law, to the extent relevant) is not less than NIS 3 000 000 for each 1 % of anticipated holdings in the participant, on December 31 of the year of its most recent available audited

financial statement; or

2.2.5.2) it manages assets with a net worth of not less than NIS 50 000 000 for each 1 % of anticipated holdings in the participant, on December 31 of the year of its most recent available audited financial statement.

2.2.6) ‘Going Concern’: For each member and each of the experts (as defined in sections 2.1.1-2.1.3) above and in the Invitation) — its most recent available audited financial statement do not contain a ‘Going Concern’ notice.

All firms which are not residents or citizens of a state which does not have diplomatic relations with the State of Israel and meet the other requirements under the Invitation are invited to participate in the pre-qualification.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from, and inspect the request for pre-qualification at: Ms. Chen Vinitzky, the Coordinator of the Tender Committee via email: PPP-Desalination@inbal.co.il. In addition, the Invitation can be downloaded from the Government Procurement Administration website at: https://mr.gov.il/OfficesTenders/Pages/OfficeTender.aspx?pID=646224

Participation in the pre-qualification stage, including the submission of clarification requests to the Tender Committee and the submission of a pre-qualification submission, is conditioned upon the payment of NIS 5 000. Payment shall be made by credit card at the government's payment services (accountant general — fees) website, at: https://ecom.gov.il/counterspa/home/62/1/AccountantGeneral_1_FastLanes

Alternative methods of payment are detailed in the invitation.

All requests for pre-qualification must be delivered in six (6) copies (original + 5 copies), and on a DiskOnKeys, in sealed signed envelopes closed envelopes bearing the mention Request for Pre-qualification for Finance, Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Transfer Tender — Sea-Water Desalination Facility at the Western Galilee not later than 13.00 on 10 July 2020 at the following address:

Private Public Partnerships Division, Inbal Insurance Company Ltd, Inbal House, 3 Arava St, 5th Floor, P.O.B. 282, Airport City, Ben-Gurion Airport 7015103

The State of Israel, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

Deadline Date2020-07-10
Publication Date2020-06-10
CountryIsrael
Procurement StatusActive
TypeNot specified
Contract TypeServices
Award CriteriaNot specified
OrganisationThe State of Israel
TownTel Aviv
Class Code65122000
Class DescriptionWater desalination services
SourceOffice for Official Publications of the European Communities - Tenders electronic daily (Ted)

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