16 Jun 2019

Germany-Eschborn: Foreign economic-aid-related services

Type of document: Invitation to tender
Country: Germany
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 113-276706/EN)
Nature of contract: Supply contract
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Global bid

Contract notice

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
Telephone: +49 69719133-54
Email: giz.procurement@kapellmann.de
Fax: +49 69719133-91
Internet address(es):
Main address:

I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge,at:
Additional information can be obtained from:
the above mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted:
electronically via:
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Other type: International Development Cooperation
I.5) Main activity
Other activity: International Development

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: 81240647-Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development (CRED)

Reference number: 81240647
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 75211200
II.1.3) Type of contract: Supplies
II.1.4) Short Description: The expected strong impacts of climate change on economic growth and development increase the need for reliable and viable approaches to assess the impact of climate risks and potential adaptation scenarios on the economy of a country. Political decision-makers need sound forecasts in order to design and finance adequate economic policy instruments and to actively take countermeasures. However, there is a lack of experience both worldwide and in developing countries regarding the integration of climate risks into macroeconomic models. To address this shortcoming the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has commissioned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to implement the global programme. The project will be implemented in the pilot countries Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Georgia, from 2019 till 2022. For the implementation of this project, GIZ will subcontract consultancy services.

II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.2) Description
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: DE300
Main site or place of performance:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Köthener STraße 2-3 10963 Berlin.
II.2.4) Description of the procurement:
The global programme ‘Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development’. aims at piloting methods and instruments for modelling economic climate change impacts and providing these methods and instruments as well as information on their benefit for policy design to governments and development actors.
For the implementation of this project, GIZ will subcontract a consultancy or a consortium of consultancies for conducting the modelling related capacity building in the partner countries as well as in supporting the transfer of modelling results into policy advice for policy-makers by providing technical backstopping and support international exchange.
Specifically, the contractor is expected to support GIZ in realizing the three outputs of the programme:
Output I: the personnel and technical capabilities and data sources in Ministries of Economy/Planning and/or research institutes responsible for macro-economic modelling the impacts of climate change are improved in 3 countries;
Output II: the results of the climate change impact models are integrated in the design of economic development strategies and policies as well as adaptation policies in the frame of national adaptation plans (NAP) and the implementation of the NDCs;
Output III: the international exchange between government representatives, international organisations and development cooperation on methods and instruments for modelling economic impact of climate change and applied policy advice is strengthened.
The contractor is primarily responsible for delivering Output I, by providing in country trainings on modelling the economic impacts of climate change and contribute to the capacity building of partner institutions. Output II and III are mainly in the responsibility of GIZ, but specific technical input from the contractor is requested.
A key requirement for the contractor is to develop a concept for capacity building that is highly adapted to the specific country circumstances, such as level of capacity with economic modelling, data availability, etc., that are to be considered. These country specific issues will only become clear in the beginning of implementation. Thus the approach described by the bidder needs to show how flexibility is assured to accommodate these country specific needs and adapt accordingly. A further important requirement is that the model(s) developed need to be in the full ownership of the national partner institutions. The future use of the model(s) after termination of this project should be considered for assuring sustainable impact.
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.2.7) Duration of the contract,framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 20
This contract is subject to renewalyes Description of renewals:Prolongation of the contract for further 9 month.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The assignment will only be entrusted to companies with the required expertise and capacity (eligible companies), which meet the criteria listed in the document ‘Request to participate and eligibility declaration by applicants (call for competition)’, and which are not excluded under the terms of Sections 123 or 124 of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB), or who can prove restoration of their integrity in line with Section 125 of the same act. If there is a previously announced limit to the number of applicants, an assessment will be carried out according to the relevant evaluation scale included in the tender documents.

II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11) Information about options
Options yes
Description of options: GIZ may optionally commission contract amendments and/or increases based on the criteria in the tender documents to the successful bidder of this tender. For details, please see the terms of reference.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:no

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity,including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:1) Trading name and address, commercial register number;
2) Eligibility declaration that no grounds for exclusion in Section 123, 124 of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB) apply;
3) Eligibility declaration subcontractors if applicable;
4) Association clause if applicable.
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria: 1) Average annual turnover for the last 3 years,
2) Number of employees as at 31.12 of the previous year.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1) Average annual turnover for the last 3 years at least 1 500 000 EUR;
2) Number of employees as at 31.12 of the previous year at least 25 persons.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability:
List and brief description of selection criteria: It is necessary to provide references in the technical field of macro-economic and/or climate change modelling in the last 3 years.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:1) At least 5 references in the technical field of macro-economic and/or climate change modelling in the last 3 years,
2) The technical assessment is only based on reference projects with a minimum commission value of 100 000 EUR.

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure:
Competitive procedure with negotiationIV.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: 2019-07-12 Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 2019-07-26
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:EN

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence:
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
VI.3) Additional information:
The communication takes place exclusively via the project area of the portal.
Bekanntmachungs-ID: CXTRYY6YYP4
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Die Vergabekammern des Bundes
Postal address: Villemombler Straße 76
Town: Bonn
Postal code: 53123
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 2289499-0
E-mail: vk@bundeskartellamt.bund.de
Fax: +49 2289499-163
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 (GWB), application for review is not permissible insofar as:
1) The applicant has identified the claimed infringement of the procurement rules before submitting the application for review and has not submitted a complaint to the contracting authority 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 procurement rules that are evident in the tender notice are not submitted to the contracting authority at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for the application or by the deadline for the submission of bids, specified in the tender notice;
3) Complaints of infringements of procurement rules that first become evident in the tender documents are not submitted to the contracting authority at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for application or by the deadline for the submission of bids;
4) More than 15 calendar days have expired since receipt of notification from the contracting authority 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.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:2019-06-11