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Date of First Publication: 27 September 2011 (2068/06/10)

1       Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHPCL) intends to utilize its funds to cover the eligible payments under the Contract for Construction of Test Adit Tunnel in Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project (RGHEP). Bidding is open to all eligible National and Foreign Bidders who have acquired experiences as given in the table below.

2       CHPCL invites sealed Bids from eligible and qualified Bidders for the Construction of Test Adit Tunnel. The construction period is seven (7) months.

Contract Reference No.
Description of works

Experience of Similar Works (within last ten years )

Average Annual Turnover (average of the best three years out of last 10 years)

Bid Security Amount  (NRs.)
CHPCL/ RGHEP/01-2068/69

Construction of Test Adit Tunnel

Successful completion of at least one tunnel of size 6.0 m width, 6.0 m height and length 500 m amounting not less than NRs. 65 million.

Not less than NRs. 120 Milion

2.5% of Bid Amount

3              Eligible Bidders may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents at the Office of the CHPCL 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 10th November 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 (in case of local Bidders) and a bank-voucher evidencing a non-refundable cash deposit of NRs. 15,000/- (Nepalese Rupees Fifteen Thousand) on Deposit A/C No. 01900094770078, Himalayan Bank, Tri Devi Marg, in favor of the Chilime Hydro Power Company Ltd.

5              Pre-bid meeting will be held at 13:00 hours, on 24th October 2011 at the Project Office, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu.

6              Bids are to be submitted in one envelope contained both Financial proposal and Technical proposals including qualification data as a part of the Bid Document. Only Bidders who satisfactorily qualify will be considered eligible for awards 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 Bid electronically through e-procurement section of CHPCL through website, the bidder 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  11th November 2011. Documents received after the deadline will not be accepted.

9              Bids will be opened at 14:00 hours on 11th November 2011 at the Project Office, Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, in the presence of Bidder's representative who choose to be present.

10          Bids must be valid for a period of 90 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 as an individual or as partner in a Joint Venture. The max. number of Joint Venture shall be two. The share of lead partner shall be at least 51% and the share of other partner shall not be less than 25%.

12          Lead partner should have at least a work experience of construction of tunnel of size 6.0 m width, 6.0 m height and length 500m in last ten 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 required to visit the site and assess the actual site conditions. Site visit certificate will be issued at Project site Office Syabrubesi, Rasuwa and the same shall be submitted along with the Bid Document.

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          CHPCL 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

19            The CHPCL office will be remained closed during the National Festivals of Nepal.


The Project Manager

Rasuwagadhi Hydroelectric Project

Chilime Hydropower Company Limited

Gyaneswor, Kathmandu,

Tel. No.:  977-1-4439163, 4439287

Fax No.: 977-1-4443077;



Addenda 1 :
Date : 2011-11-04
Published In : Gorkhapatra

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