Assignment name:

Construction super­vi­sion and per­for­mance in the func­tion of an Engineer in accordance with FIDIC Conditions of con­tract for all the sites of pro­ject: “Building of an inte­gra­ted sys­tem of Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Facilities for the waste collec­ted in the ter­ri­tory of Sofia Municipality”

Approx. value of the con­tract (in cur­rent US$ or Euro): 3,990,000 €
Country: Bulgaria
Location wit­hin coun­try: Sofia Municipality
Municipality of Sofia, Bulgaria
Funding : European Investment Bank (EIB)
Start date (month/year): 08/2011
Completion date (month/year): ongoing

Narrative description of Project:

Metropolitan (Sofia) Municipality, with its admi­nis­tra­tive centre in the city of Sofia, occu­p­ies an area of about 1,342 km². This area inclu­des 4 towns, 34 vil­la­ges and 4 muni­ci­pal districts. The popu­la­tion of the Metropolitan (Sofia) Municipality is esti­ma­ted at appro­xi­mately 1.3 mil­lion people.
In 2006 the Metropolitan (Sofia) Municipality pre­pa­red “Strategy for muni­ci­pal waste manage­ment”. It also con­tai­ned an action plan for imple­men­ta­tion of the future sys­tem for house­hold waste manage­ment. The future sys­tem for house­hold solid waste tre­at­ment and dis­po­sal con­sists of three main com­pon­ents (ten­de­red as public works ten­ders), namely: Mechanical-biological tre­at­ment (MBT) plant (410.000 t/a), FIDIC Yellow Book

The pro­po­sed pro­cess con­sists of a com­bi­na­tion of dif­fe­rent pha­ses for sepa­ra­tion of recy­clable waste and RDF and for the pro­cess of com­pos­ting, fol­lowing which it is eit­her pro­du­ced com­post for agri­cul­tu­ral use or mate­ri­als sui­ta­ble for dis­po­sal as waste, accord­ing to the EU requirements.

  • Biogas and com­pos­ting plant (com­pos­ting for green waste (24.000 t/a and bio­gas for bio­de­grad­able waste (20.000 t/a)), FIDIC Yellow Book
  • Landfill for final disposal

The land­fill is loca­ted on the “Sadinata” site, which is loca­ted appro­xi­mately 22 km east of Sofia down­town and spreads on an area of about 33.5 ha, FIDIC Yellow Book
Under these public works ten­der the Contractor per­forms accord­ing to FIDIC pro­ce­du­res the duties of the “Engineer”.
Description of actual ser­vices pro­vi­ded by your staff wit­hin the assignment:

  • Assessment of com­pli­ance of invest­ment pro­jects with the essen­tial requi­re­ments for con­struc­tion works
  • Design docu­men­ta­tion for: Landfill, MBT, Biogas and Composting plant.
  • Administrative manage­ment of FIDIC contract
  • Construction super­vi­sion for each of the above facilities
  • Providing of acti­vi­ties asso­cia­ted with the Operational Services (selec­tion of operator(s) for the plants)