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Invitation for Bid  

Re-invitation for Bids
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Department of Environment
Air Quality Management Project.
Paribesh Bhaban, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar,
Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.


IFB No. ICB-01/04-05
Memo No: - PAA/AOMP/SME/202/ 2004/ 1961                                                                                 Date: 28/08/ 2005

1.   This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in
Development Business, issue No. 508 of 16 April, 1999.

2.   The People's Republic of Bangladesh has received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) toward the cost of the Air Quality Management Project (AQMP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under contract for purchase of PM Equipment for Satellite Monitoring Stations [Contract Package No. G53 (group-a)].

3.    The Project Director, Air Quality Management project, Department of Environment (DOE) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for supply of PM Equipment for Satellite Monitoring Stations for air quality monitoring.

4.    Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding( ICB) procedures specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the guidelines. However countries not eligible under this project also include: The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Oman, Qatar, Singapore & United Arab Emirates. Domestic preference will apply.

5.    Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Air Quality Management Project, Department of Environment (DoE) and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 09.00 to 16.00 Hours on all working days.

6.    A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of Tk. 5000/=  or US $ 100. The method of payment will be either in cashier cheque or in certified cheque, or in payment order/ bank draft from any scheduled bank in Bangladesh. The document may be sent by Air Mail for overseas delivery and Surface Mail for local delivery.

7.    A Pre-bid conference with the representatives of prospective bidders will be held at the address below at 11: 00 A.M on September 11, 2005.

8.    Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 2:30 P.M. on October 15, 2005. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of BDT 250,000.00 or an equivalent amount in a freely convertible currency. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 2:45 P.M. on October 15, 2005. 

      (Dr. Mohammad Nasiruddin),
      Project Director
Air Quality Management Project (AQMP)
      Department of Environment
      Paribesh Bhaban, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
      Dhaka- 1207
      Telephone: 88-02-8119031
      E-Mail: aqmp@doe-bd.org.

      Specification of PM Equipment

Section VI.  Schedule of Requirements

Schedule of Requirements

The delivery schedule expressed as weeks/months stipulates hereafter a delivery date which is the date of delivery (i) at EXW premises, or (ii) to the carrier at the port of shipment when the contract is placed on FOB or CIF terms, or (iii) to the first carrier when the contract is placed on FCA or CIP terms.  In order to determine the correct date of delivery hereafter specified, the Purchaser has taken into account the additional time that will be needed for international or national transit to the Project Site or to another common place.                                                                                                            



Delivery schedule (shipment) in weeks.

1. Dichotomous PM10/PM2.5  monitors with accessories, spares and consumables

9 nos.

12-18 weeks from the date of opening of letter of credit for goods supplied from abroad or from the date of signing the contract for goods supplied from within Bangladesh.

2. (i) Portable PM-10 Particulate Monitors

   (ii) Portable PM-2.5 Particulate Monitors

  (iii) Flow calibration Units

   (iv) Accessories, Spares and Consumables




As specified


Section VII.  Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications 

Equipment Specifications

Dichotomous PM 10/2.5 Sampler 

A: Purpose:  

The dichotomous sampler separates particles into two distinct size fractions 2.5 to 10 microns (coarse particles) and less than 2.5 microns (fine particles). It must be US EPA certified as an FRM (Manual)  Sampler.          

B: Specifications 



Total flow rate

1 Cubic meter per hour (1 CMH Approximately)

Filter media

Teflon Membrane Filter

Constant flow controller

+/-5% accuracy at 1 CMH over a Pressure drop range of 0 to 35 cm Hg across fine Particle filter.


Programmable Electronic  timer

Power requirements

230 VAC +/-10%, 50 Hz

Intended use

Two days per week regulatory Ambient Air Sampling ( Sampling head in outdoor location)

Inter Connecting Tubing if control unit can not be placed outdoor

10. meters long


As required to make the equipment complete and operational including operation & maintenance manuals and four flow calibration kits.

Recommended Spares

Suitable spares for 10,000 hours of operation for each of the sampler

Consumables: Teflon Filters

8,000 pieces

Equipment Specifications

   Portable PM-10 / PM-2.5 Particulate Monitors & Field Calibration Unit 


A. Purpose 

A portable PM-10 mass median aerodynamic diameter (mmad) sampler capable of also sampling PM-2.5 mmad and operating continuously on a rechargeable battery for 24 hours is required. The sampler must have an acceptable correlation to the USFRM sampler (Manufacturer’s acknowledgement required).

B. Specifications 



Sample Inlet

Non-directional inlet with PM-10 and PM-2.5 cut off inlet

Filter Holders

47mm quick connect

Flow Rate

Adjustable. 5 lpm or above

Flow Control

± 5% volumetric flow rate with low flow indicator and shut-off


Programmable 7-day timer unit with battery backup capable of up to six sample periods per day

Temperature Range

1 to 50°C

Sampling time

Elapsed time totalizer


Rechargeable battery with 220-240 VAC charger with low battery indicator

Filter size

47 mm

Particle sizing

PM-10 and PM-2.5 impactors (5 each)

Accessories required per sampler

Carrying case, mounting cradle, tripod, calibration unit, operating manual, Impactor grease, cassette separator (Total-4) and any other accessories required for normal operation in appropriate quantity.



Diaphragm rebuilt kit------20

Main circuit board with pump and

flow meter---4

Replacement tubing for gas sampling circuits---10Meters

Pump diaphragms-----20

Pump valves-----------20

Tools Sets------------- 4

Consumables: Filters (Teflon)

4000 pieces

2. Field Calibration Kit Unit 

A. Purpose 

Field calibration kit is required for flow calibration of portable PM monitors. The equipment should be orifice type and NIST traceable. 

B. Specifications 




Shall be orifice type flow meter to ensure no changes in pressure during calibration.

Flow Rate

Appropriate for the calibration of samplers.




220 -224VAC mains power and/or rechargeable battery with 220 VAC charger


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