Project Details

CFM – Calea Ferata din Moldova


Practice Area:
Transport Infrastructure

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Moldovan Railways Restructuring Project: Assistance in Procurement and Implementation of the Project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provided a loan to the Moldovan National Railway Operator, the “Calea Ferata din Moldova” (CFM), in the amount of 52.2 mln € in order to enable the CFM to enhance the efficiency and safety of railway services.

The Loan was split in two tranches:

  • Tranche 1: Acquisition of ten new multi-purpose locomotives with depot facilities, introduction of the Energy Management Information System (EMIS), and preparation of a feasibility study to identify priority investments in the rail infrastructure.
  • Tranche 2: Support to the implementation of priority investments.

The objective of the assignment was to support the CFM in the Procurement Process for both tranches and in Contract Administration for Tranche 1, facilitating at the same time the transfer of relevant knowledge and skills.

The final goal was to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project in compliance with the loan agreement through assistance and advice on all procurement matters as described in the EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules (“PP&R”), which include project planning, tender document preparation, tender evaluation, contracting and contract administration, reporting to the Bank and general support to PIU.