01 Apr 2018

Germany-Eschborn: Foreign economic-aid-related services

Type of document: Invitation to tender
Country: Germany
OJEU Ref: (2018/S 063-140107/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Open procedure
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Global bid

Contract notice
Services
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Postal address: Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
Town: Eschborn
Postal code: 65760
Country: Germany
Contact Person: Heidrun Stroebert-Beloud
Telephone: +49 619679-2122
Email: heidrun.stroebert-beloud@giz.de
Fax: +49 619679-802122
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge,at:www.giz.de/biddingopportunities-services
Additional information can be obtained from:
the above mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted:
to the following address:Official name: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Postal address: Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
Town: Eschborn
Postal code: 65760
Country: Germany
Contact Person: Angebotseröffnung E 230
Email: vel@giz.de
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.giz.de/biddingopportunities-services

I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Other activity: Development cooperation

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: 81223415-In-depth analyses of agricultural value chains in the South and Southeast of Madagascar
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 75211200
II.1.3) Type of contract: Services
II.1.4) Short Description: The assignment is part of the project “Adaptation of agricultural value chains to climate change” (PrAda) financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the German technical cooperation in Madagascar. The goal of the project is to improve the performance of actors in selected agricultural value chains that are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
The contractor will be responsible for carrying out in-depth analyses of several agricultural value chains in the South and Southeast of Madagascar, covering the four dimensions “Economy /Market”, “Inclusivity”, “Environment” and “Climate risk”. The results of the assignment will be used to inform the project’s activities to foster the respective value chains.

II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: 00
Main site or place of performance:
Madagascar.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
The contractor will be responsible for carrying out in-depth analyses of 13 agricultural value chains in the South and Southeast of Madagascar, covering the four dimensions “Economy /Market”, “Inclusivity”, “Environment” and “Climate risk”. The main part of the data collection will be conducted in the 3 regions Androy, Anosy and Atsimo-Atsinanana, with certain activities also being implemented in the capital Antananarivo. Data collection includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches and the respective tools need to be adapted to the regional contexts. Some of the target areas in the three regions are remote locations with very limited infrastructure, only accessible by 4 x 4 vehicle or motorbikes.
The results of the assignment will be used to inform the project’s activities to foster the respective value chains. Moreover, certain information generated through the analyses will contribute to the baseline of some of the project’s results indicators. In addition to the project itself, the main target groups for the assignment’s results are the actors of the respective value chains, political decision makers on national and regional level, as well as other donor organisations active in the project regions.
The contractor will carry out seven main tasks to complete the assignment:
1— preparatory meetings with GIZ/PrAda and its main partners,
2— preliminary data collection and analysis,
3— conceptual and methodological preparations,
4— data collection in the three regions,
5— data cleaning, processing and analysis,
6— presentation and discussion of results on regional and national level,
7— finalisation of report and deliverables.
The completion of each task should to the extent possible also include capacity building measures for the project’s main partners on national, regional and local level.
The assignment has a duration of 6 months (1.8.2018 – 31.1.2019) and requires both national and international expertise. The contractor will make available one international team leader, one national coordinator as well as a pool of international and national experts.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion -Name: Technical concept note/Weighting:70
Price – Weighting:30
II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 2018-08-01End: 2019-01-31
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:no
II.2.14) Additional information: The project might receive cofinancing by the EU. If so, this will be announced with the contract award notice.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria: Average annual turnover for the last 3 years: 700 000 EUR.
Minimum number of employees as per 31.12.2017: 4.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability:
List and brief description of selection criteria: Minimum value of commission of reference projects: 70 000 EUR.
At least 3 reference projects in the field of agricultural value chains.
And at least 1 reference project in the technical area of vulnerability /risk management.

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure:
Open procedureIV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 2018-05-03 Local time: 23:59
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:FR, EN, DE
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tender must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until:2018-08-01
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 2018-05-04 Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence:
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Bundeskartellamt, Vergabekammern des Bundes
Postal address: Villemombler Str. 76
Town: Bonn
Postal code: 53123
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 22894990
E-mail: info@bundeskartellamt.bund.de
Fax: +49 2289499163
Internet address:

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
According to Article 160, Section 3 of the German Act against restraint of competition, application for re-examination is not permissible insofar as:
1— the applicant has identified the claimed infringement of the contract award regulations before submitting the application for re-examination and has not submitted a complaint to the commissioning party within a period of 10 calendar days; the expiry of the period pursuant to Article 134, Section 2 remains unaffected,
2— complaints of infringements of contract award regulations that are evident in the notice are not submitted to the commissioning party at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for the application specified in the notice or by the deadline for the submission of bids,
3— complaints of infringements of contract award regulations that first become evident in the tender documents are not submitted to the commissioning party at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for application or for the submission of bids,
4— more than 15 calendar days have elapsed after receipt of the notification from the commissioning party that it is unwilling to redress the complaint.
Sentence 1 does not apply in the case of an application to determine the invalidity of the contract in accordance with Article 135, Section 1 (2). Article 134, Section 1, Sentence 2 remains unaffected.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Vergabekammer des Bundes beim Bundeskartellamt
Postal address: Villemombler Str. 76
Town: Bonn
Postal code: 53123
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 22894990
E-mail: info@bundeskartellamt.bund.de
Fax: +49 2289499163
Internet address:
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:2018-03-28