A prequalification procedure is required for selecting potential contractors and suppliers for large-scale contracts or contracts with complex and highly specialized services under Japanese ODA Loans. (Procurement Guidelines, Section 3.02) The objectives of prequalification are:
- To ensure that invitations to bid are extended only on technically and financially qualified bidders, and to avoid awarding a contract to unqualified bidders based on superficial evaluation;
- To enable prospective bidders, who may be insufficiently qualified on their own, to avoid the expense of bidding, or to form a joint venture that may give a better chance of success; and
- To limit the number of bidders, in advance, to a manageable size for the Borrower in conducting bidding procedure and evaluation, when a large number of bidders are expected to participate.
The prequalification procedure must be conducted strictly in order to secure quality in the procurement.
Participants of Package 1 - Converter Station
Participants of Package 2 - DC Submarine Cable
Participants of Package 3 - DC Transmission Line
Participants of Package 4 - AC Transmission Line