Mersin CNG Bus Project – Pre-signing Procurement Support

Mersin CNG Bus Project – Pre-signing Procurement Support 1280 853 ASPIRO

Narrative description of the supervised Project:

Aspiro assisted Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, Urban Transportation Department in procuring 100 new buses (70 Solo, 30 Articulated) and related services. Estimated value of the project is 22 mil EUR, of which 15 mil EUR is financed by EBRD via a loan; and 7 mil. EUR via a donor grant. Thanks to efficiency in EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules PP&R, the City were able to procure additional 18 buses with same project budget.
EBRD selected Aspiro to provide procurement support to the Mersin Metropolitan Municipality to carry out tendering procedure in line with the EBRD PP&R via ECEPP

Description of actual services provided by the staff within the assignment:

We assist the Client in managing a tender for procurement of goods (CNG buses) in accordance with EBRD PP&R. Our specific services include:

  • Developing and advising the procurement strategy and defining Procurement Plan
  • Supporting use of ECEPP (EBRD’s Client E-Procurement Platform) at all stages of the project
  • Supporting during procurement procedure for Goods Tender (CNG solo and CNG articulated) using Open – 2-Stage procurement method:
    • Reviewing technical specifications and updating in line with Bank’s PP&R,
    • Advising on contractual set up
    • Preparation of tender documents
    • Assisting with communication with tenderers, drafting clarification responses
    • Assisting in evaluation of tenders (for both 1st and 2nd stage)
    • Assisting in clarification meetings
    • Assisting in drafting notices to the successful and unsuccessful tenderers
    • Assisting during debriefing sessions
    • Assisting in contract finalisation and signature
  • Project coordination

Client Testimonial:

“Aspiro’s team of experts supported us in every aspect of the Procurement of CNG buses starting from defining procurement strategy up until contract signature. During the implementation of project, they transferred valuable know-how on how to run procurement procedures under EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules using Bank’s e-procurement platform (ECEPP). Thanks to their support, we were able to prepare our technical specifications very clearly ensuring highest competition. Their proposed total-ownership-cost methodology enabled us to procure additional 18 buses with the same budget. All procurement steps were carried out in accordance with the plan and tender evaluation completed ahead of the plan. Communication with the team was flawless and we would highly recommend Aspiro for their future clients.”

Bayram Demir, Head of Public Transportation Department, Mersin MM

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