Specific Procurement Notice - GSE Data Transport Network deployment with MPLS and DWDM Technology

Country: Georgia
Name of Project: Energy Supply Reliability and Financial Recovery – P169117
Contract Title: GSE Data Transport Network deployment with MPLS and DWDM Technology
Loan No: 8952-GE
RFB Reference No.:IBRD/ESRFRP/RFB/01-2022-1
Announcement number: DEP220000046

1. The Georgia has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Energy Supply Reliability and Financial Recovery and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for GSE Data Transport Network deployment with MPLS and DWDM Technology.

2. The Georgian State Electrosystem JSC now invites eligible Bidders for GSE Data Transport Network deployment with MPLS and DWDM Technology. The project's aim is to build data transport backbone network for GSE, utilizing MPLS and DWDM technologies, covering needs of SCADA, IT, power metering and other functional divisions. This project will completely replace the old fiber-optic SDH and PDH technologies. Besides flexibility and speed in provisioning services, one of the key element of the new technology is ensuring much greater cyber security of services by segregating the high-criticality networks from each other

The minimum qualification criteria for Bidders to participate in the tender are:

If Bidder is Manufacturer

a) Financial Capability:

The Bidder shall submit audited financial statements or, if not required by the law of the Bidder’s country, other financial statements acceptable to the Purchaser, for the last 3 years [e.g. 2019,2020,2021] prior to bid submission deadline, demonstrating the current soundness of the Bidder’s financial position. The bidder shall have a minimum average annual turnover of 5 mln US Dollars last three years. For a joint venture, this requirement shall be met by each member.

b) Specific Experience:

The Bidder shall demonstrate that it has successfully implemented at least 5 similar projects in Enterprise Networkswithin the last five (5) years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) prior to bid submission deadline, in the following countries: Georgia, CIS and EU Countries, among them at least 2 completed projects must be implemented in Georgia (1 DWDM and 1 MPLS project) each with a value of at least USD 1.5mln. Completed contracts must be verified by the relevant acceptance-delivery acts. For a joint venture, this requirement may be met by all members combined each should have at least one.

c) Experience in after sales support:

The Bidder itself or through the association with the qualified “After sales Partner” shall demonstrate qualification of delivering prompt and qualified after sales support and meet the following qualification requirements: 

  • The party providing after-sale services (Bidder or proposed “After sales Partner”) shall be a locally registered company successfully operated in Georgia during past 3 years.
  • The Bidder or proposed “After sales Partner” partner shall be an official partner /authorized partner /re-reseller/legal representative of the Supplier.

d) Documentary Evidence: The Bidder shall furnish documentary evidence to demonstrate that the Goods it offers meet the following usage requirement:

Providing Information should be available on Vendor’s official datasheets

  • Network Element A - Approvals & Standards
    • LVD Directive 2014/35/EU
    • IEC/EN 60950-1
    • EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
    • EN 300386
    • EN 55032
    • EN 55024
    • EN 50121-1
    • EN 50121-4
    • EN 61000-6-1
    • EN 61000-6-2
    • EN 61000-6-3
    • EN 61000-6-4
    • EN 300132-2
  • Network Element B - Approvals & Standards
    • FCC classification – Class A
    • RoHS compliance - RoHS 2
  • Network Element C - Approvals & Standards
    • UL-UL60950-1 (Second Edition)
    • C-UL to CAN/CSA 22.2 No.60950-1 (Second Edition)
    • TUV/GS to EN 60950-1 (Second Edition)
    • CB-IEC60950-1 (Second Edition with all country deviations)
    • EN 60825-1 (Second Edition)
  • DWDM Active Devices - Approvals & Standards
    • CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
    • NEBS ready

If Bidder is not a manufacturer:

If a Bidder is not a manufacturer, but is offering the Goods on behalf of the Manufacturer under Manufacturer's Authorization Form (Section IV, Bidding Forms), the Bidder shall demonstrate the above qualifications (a), (b), (c), (d).

3. Bidding will be conducted through international competitive procurement using a Request for Bids (RFB) as specified in the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, Fourth Edition, November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), and is open to all eligible Bidders as defined in the Procurement Regulations.

4. Bidders shall submit their bids ONLY electronically through Georgian E-Government Procurement System: https://tenders.procurement.gov.ge/login.php?lang=en

5. Bid opening will take place electronically using Georgian E-Government Procurement System with certain modifications. Major modifications to the Georgian E-Procurement System are:

  • Functionality of the three rounds of e-Reverse auction is removed. Rounds will not be applicable.
  • The estimated cost of the contract is disclosed in the e-Procurement system and bidders can submit a bid price, which could be below or above the estimated cost, however pricing the bid is the responsibility of the bidder which shall be based on the current market prices and any other factors which may influence the pricing of the proposed works.

6. The Bidders shall obtain the Tender Documentation on the following link:
Instruction for registration on the E-Procurement System can be found on the following link:
Instruction for bidding on the E-Procurement System can be found on the following link:
The respective Manuals can be found on the following link:
Requests for clarification should be submitted through the Georgian E-Government Procurement System.

In case bidders fail to indicate the Bid Price in dedicated field of Georgian E-Government Procurement System, the bid will be rejected.

If there is discrepancy between the Georgian E-Government Procurement System read out price and bid price mentioned in the uploaded bid document, then the bid price mentioned in the uploaded bid will prevail. The bid price mentioned in the letter of bid and price schedules in the uploaded bid will be evaluated as per the provisions mentioned in the bidding document.

7. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of USD 80,000 (Eighty Thousand Unites States Dollars)

JSC Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE)
No. 2 Baratashvili str., Tbilisi.

Email: Guranda.maisuradze@gse.com.ge