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Notice Date
November 8, 2001
Contracting Office
USTDA, 1621 N. Kent Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209-2131
ZIP Code
Response Due
December 17, 2001
Point of Contact
POC -- Evangela Kunene, USTDA, 1621 N. Kent Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209-2131, Tel: (703) 875-4357, Fax: (703) 875-4009
The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms which are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study to examine methods to enhance the declining gas production levels at the Filitelnic gas field, located in the center of the Transylvania Basin, Romania. S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A. (Romgaz) is the state-owned company in Romania that is responsible for natural gas exploitation and exploration, production, supply, underground storage, and geological activity related to the discovery of new natural gas reserves. The Filitelnic gas field, which is the largest in Romania, is located in the center of the Transylvania Basin in central Romania. The field was discovered in 1958 and production began on the field in 1961. There are approximately 330 gas wells in the production field. Between 1990 and 2000, a significant decline was noted in the daily gas flow from the majority of the wells. In addition, the Filitelnic field has only two compressor stations for the entire field and there is no well head compression. Current production at Filitelnic field is about 3 million cubic meters of gas per day, or approximately 1 billion cubic meters per year. It is estimated that at least 50% of the wells need rehabilitation in order to increase production. The Romgaz staff indicated that an additional 1 billion cubic meters of reserves would become available post-rehabilitation, an amount that will provide for an increase in annual production of 100 million cubic meters. Officials at Romgaz have suggested several operations that will be required in order to improve the declining well situation. These include: Reducing the pressure losses at the well bottom and in the ascending gas flow; Fracturing the substructure to increase gas flow in low permeability reservoirs; Providing additional gas compression; improving field drainage; Improving the gathering system, the gas separation system, and measurement of gas transmitted for customer sales; Improving field management, operation and maintenance of existing wells; Improving the performance of hydrodynamic measurement and treatment of production capacity maintenance. The feasibility study is intended to review and analyze operations in detail and make recommendations for equipment and technological requirements, changes in operational practice and other important items to enhance the profitability of the refinery. The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $239,760 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA). A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and a background definitional mission report are available from TDA, at 1621 N. Kent Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209-2131. Requests for the RFP should be faxed to the IRC, TDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want TDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to TDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to TDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, TDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 3:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling TDA. Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this TDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under TDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the TDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the TDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the TDA grant amount. Details of TDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP. Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 3:00 pm, December 17, 2001, at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.
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