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Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu

Invitation for Bid

Date of First Publication:  16th March 2011 (2067/12/02)


1    Madhya Bhotekoshi Jalavidyut Company Limited (MBJCL), a subsidiary Company of Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHPCL), intends to utilize its funds to cover the eligible payments under the Contract for Construction of Test Adit Tunnel at the location of Construction Adit Tunnel of Middle Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric Project (MBKHEP). Bidding is open to all eligible local Bidders who have acquired experiences as given in the table below.

2    MBKHEP invites sealed Bids from eligible and qualified Bidders for the Construction of Test Adit Tunnel.

Contract Reference No.

Description of works

Experience of Similar Works (within last three years )

Line of Credit

Bid Security Amount  (NRs.)

MBKHEP/ 01-2067/68

Open cut excavation in portal and construction of test adit tunnel.

Successful completion of at least one tunnel of size 2.0m width and 2.0m height and length 250m.

Not less than NRs. 50 Million.

2.5% of Bid Amount

3      Bidding will be conducted through Local Competitive Bidding (LCB) procedures. Eligible Bidders may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents at the Office of the MBJCL during office hours or may visit CHPCL Website; to download the bidding documents and additional information.

4      Bidding Documents may be purchased by eligible Bidders during office hours up to 17:00 hrs. on 15th April 2011 from Project Office at Gyaneswor, upon the submission of a written request attaching the attested copies of the evidence of experience in similar works with the above mentioned number and amount, the Bidder's Registration, PAN and VAT Registration Certificates and Tax Clearance Certificates or documents of submission of the  income details to the Tax Office and a bank-voucher evidencing a non-refundable cash deposit of NRs. 5,000/- (Nepalese Rupees Five Thousand) on Deposit A/C No. 01900094770078, Himalayan Bank, Tri Devi Marg, in favor of Chilime Hydropower Company Ltd.

5      Pre-bid meeting will be held at 13:00 hours, on 31st March 2011 at the Project Office, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu.

6      Bids are to be submitted in one envelope contained both Financial and Technical proposals including qualification data as a part of the Bid Document. Only Bidders who satisfactorily qualify, will be considered eligible for Award of Contract. Bids will be evaluated under a single stage post qualification procedure i.e., Single Stage Bidding procedure.

7      For the purpose of Bidders who choose to submit their Bids electronically through e-procurement section of CHPCL through website, the Bidders may either receive the hard copy of Bidding documents or may choose to download the Bidding documents, prepare their Bids and submit the scanned copies of Bank Guarantee or Voucher of cash deposit on our account No. 01900094770078, Himalayan Bank, Tri Devi Marg and other bid documents in pdf file in our website

8      The sealed Bids must be submitted to Project Office, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu on or before 12:00 hours on 16th April 2011. Documents received after the deadline will not be accepted.

9      Bids will be opened at 14:00 hours on 16th April 2011 at the Project Office, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend.

10    Bids must be valid for a period of 120 days after the last date of Bid submission and must be accompanied by a Bid Security, amounting to a minimum of 2.5% of the quoted Bid amount (inclusive of VAT), which shall be valid for 30 days more than the Bid validity period.

11    Each Bidder shall submit the Bid an individual or as partner in a Joint Venture. The share of each partner in the Joint Venture shall not be less than 25%; however, the share of lead partner shall be at least 40%.

12    Lead partner should have a work experience of construction of tunnel of size 2.0m width and 2.0m height for the tunnel length of at least 250m in last three years.

13    If the specified date for pre-bid meeting, last date of bid purchasing and submission/opening date falls on a Government holiday then the same time of next working day shall be considered for such events. However, the last date for bid submission and opening shall be considered the next working day after the last date of bid purchasing. In such cases, the validity of bid security shall be considered from already specified last date for bid submission.

14    Bidders are requested/required to visit the site and assess the actual site conditions.

15    If any of the information/ data provided in the submitted Bid is unclear, illegible or not substantiated by supporting document, such information/ data shall not be taken into account for qualification.

16    Conditional Bids will not be entertained.

17    MBJCL reserves the right to reject or accept any or all Bids partly or fully and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids without assigning any reason whatsoever.

18   Any amendment in the Bid notice will be published in the National daily newspaper as well as Website of CHPCL




Madhya Bhotekoshi Jalavidyut Company Limited

Middle Bhotekoshi Hydroelectric Project,

Gyaneswor, Kathmandu,

Tel. No.:  977-1-4439163, 4439287

Fax No.: 977-1-4443077;





Clarification 1 :
Date : 2011-04-03
Published In :

Construction of Test Adit Tunnel
Contract No.: MBKHEP/01-067/68

The questions and comments of Bidders and respective answers to the questions are summarized hereunder as “Clarifications”.

Clarifications are issued in conformity with different questionnaire of the Bidders. They do not alter the contents of the Bidding documents delivered to the Bidders, but merely serve to provide more detailed explanations on selected topics.


Payline is not very clear in the drawing.


Payline is shown in the drawing with dimension of 5.0m width and 5.0m height in total. Payline is clearly visible with zooming in the pdf file which could be downloaded from e-procurement section of Company’s website Payment will be made up to the payline. No payment will be made for excavation and support erection beyond the payline as shown in the drawing. However, the overbreak due to wedge failure or poor geology which is beyond the control of bidder will be considered for payment.


Identification of muck disposal area is requested, if required.


In the construction of test adit tunnel, tunnel muck could be adjusted at the portal area to develop the area as a construction yard for the proposed headrace tunnel construction.


Where is the location of Bunker for storing explosives?


It is proposed to place the explosive at the bunker in Army Camp at Barhabise.


Is it possible to perform the blast in the night time also? If so, two blasts are possible in 24 hrs.


It is possible to perform blast from early in the morning till 6:00 in the evening. The Bidder is requested to plan the construction schedule accordingly.


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