A rehabilitation for the Cairo Metro line 1 was required after it was constructed in 1989. It connects Helwan to El Marg stations with a total length of 44.3 km (27.5 miles). The operating rail stock was degrading due to heavy operation for over 25+ years. New metro trains were required to maintain operation and safety standards. Therefore, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provided a loan to the Egyptian Ministry of International Co-operation (MOIC) to finance procurement of rolling stock for Cairo Metro Line 1.

The project is funded by EC SEMED Project Preparation Framework – NIF Fund. The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) and the Bank awarded BECT-Molinari consortium the contract for assistance in the procurement of the metro trains.

The work included in the consultancy service:

  • Advise on procurement strategy in the light of the beneficiary requirements. 
  • Assist with establishing appropriate qualification criteria.
  • Advise the client and prepare technical specifications.
  • Assist to prepare tender documents, clarifications/explanations and other relevant information to facilitate preparation of the tender documents.
  • Assist with preparation of full maintenance contract, including both technical and commercial requirements. 
  • Assist with clarifications and amendments to the tender documents, during tendering process.
  • Assist during tenders opening session and draft the tender opening minutes.
  • Assist with the evaluation of tenders and prepare evaluation report. 
  • Assist with notification of contract award and notices to unsuccessful tenderers.
  • Support NAT in resolving complaints, if any. 
  • Support the client in contract finalization.
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