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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32048)  

 
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Title Refurbishment of the isolator of the General Police Commissariat Chisinau 
Description In close cooperation with the MoI 
Status Completed 
Date 02/02/2011 - 31/12/2011 
Location Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Countries CoE Members: Republic of Moldova
  Bilateral
  Joint Programme Activity - MLD-DemSupport
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP MLD-DemSupport - Democracy Support Programme    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2446   Safeguarding pre-trial guarantees
Expected Result 3.1 - Pre-trial guarantees are safeguarded in the course of criminal procedure in Moldova, pending the transfer of the temporary detention isolators from the MoI to the MoJ, and this transfer is facilitated.
 PoA
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.2  Prisons and Police

Working Method

Needs Assessment 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners Ministry of Internal Affairs - National Institution
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Last Modified 10/01/2012 


Activity Synopsis (ID# 32048) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) A CoE expert made an evaluation on the spot of the temporary detention isolator of the Chisinau General Police Commissariat and produced a report with recommendations on refurbishment plans for the isolator, to ensure that the project is compatible on its design to the European Prison Rules and the CPT standards, such as minimum space for detainees and other appropriate facilities. 
Output/Results In August 2010 the CoE expert, Mr Michael Kellet, carried out a mission in preparation for the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator of the General Police Commissariat in Chisinau, which has been chosen by the MIA for the reason of its extremely precarious conditions of detention and numerous criticisms in regard to this particular facility by the CPT, international and national human rights organisations. The CoE expert made an evaluation on the spot and draw up a report with recommendations on refurbishment plans, to ensure that the project is compatible as regards its design to the European Prison Rules and the CPT standards, such as minimum space for detainees and other appropriate facilities. The consultant’s report was submitted to the authorities and approved by the MIA.

Following the recommendations of the report, in February 2011 the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova signed an Administrative Arrangement (AA DGHL/135/2011) for carrying out the preparatory work for the refurbishment of a temporary detention isolator, inclusively the design of technical documentation, estimation of the costs and conduction of technical expertises to prepare the tender procedure for selecting the service provider that will carry out the refurbishment works. All the provisions of the AA have been fulfilled. The National State Inspection in Construction evaluated the refurbishment costs at about max €235 000.

In September 2011 the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova signed another Administrative Arrangement (AA DGHL/628/2011) for covering the expenses to be made for the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator of the Chisinau General Police Commissariat. The refurbishment had to be carried out in accordance with the design and technical documentation drawn up in the preparatory phase and in full compliance with the report on the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator of the Chisinau General Police Commissariat with recommendations based on the European Prison Rules and the CPT standards provided by the Council of Europe expert, Mr Michael Kellett in August 2010.

After the signature of the AA, the MIA carried out a public tender for selecting the company to conduct the refurbishment works, in accordance with the national legislation. Thus, on 6 September 2011, at the request of the MIA, the Public Procurement Agency published the announcement to participate in a public tender for the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator of the Chisinau General Police Commissariat in the Public Procurements Bulletin and on the Agency’s web page. The deadline for the submission and opening of the offers was set for 10 October 2011. On 10 October 2011, the Working Group on Procurement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs organized the bid opening procedure for the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator. Five companies presented their offers in this tender. The offers included two sealed envelopes, one with the originals and the other one with the copies.

All the information provided in the offers has been examined, evaluated and compared using the procedures and criteria described in the tender documents. On 17 October 2011 the Working Group on Procurement of the MIA organized the meeting on the evaluation of the offers submitted by the bidders. The company “Ancoraj Sistem” SRL provided an offer with the lowest price. Their price was low because they decreased not only the price of materials in comparison with the market prices, but also the transport costs; the overheads and the profit fee. The other companies lowered only the price of materials in their offers. As a result, the Working Group has unanimously decided to accept the offer submitted by “Ancoraj Sistem” SRL and conclude the contract with this company as the price provided by them was the lowest one and their offer fully complied with the requirements stipulated in the tender documentation. The MIA and the Company “Ancoraj Sistem” SRL concluded the contract on the refurbishment works on 14 November 2011. The refurbishment works have been carried out within 40 working days from contract signature date, as stipulated in the contract. In this context the following works have been carried out: demolishing of brick walls, removal of plaster from the walls and ceilings, removal of wood floors, construction of walls to separate the cell from the toilet area, removal and installation of windows and metallic doors, replacement of the sewerage and water systems, installation of the video monitoring system, installation of metal bars on windows, installation of metal laths on walls and ceilings, plastering and painting of walls and ceilings, tiling of floors, refurbishment of the walking area, etc. After finalising each stage of the refurbishment works process, the MIA submitted the acts of acceptance together with the supporting financial documents.

 
Conclusions/Follow Up Following the recommendations of the CoE expert, the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova concluded two Administrative Arrangements in order to implement these recommendations. The Democracy Support Programme team was involved and informed on the process of implementation of these arrangements. The refurbishment works have been completed at the end of December 2011.
 
Participants  
Consultants/Experts Mr Michael Kellet 
CoE Secretariat Eridana Cano
Nelea Bugaevschi 
Total No. Participants
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10/01/2012 




 
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