13 Nov 2019

Germany-Eschborn: Foreign economic-aid-related services

Type of document: Contract Awards
Country: Germany
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 218-534956/EN)
Nature of contract: Supply contract
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Contract award 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.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.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
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 3 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.2.11) 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 IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:2019/S 113-276706
Section V: Award of contract
Contract No: 81240647
Title: Auftragsvergabe GWS Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung mbH

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2019-10-29
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:1
Number of tenders received from SMEs:1
Number of tenders received from other EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received from non-EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received by electronic means:1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: GWS Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftliche Strukturforschung mbH
Postal address: Heinrichstrasse 30
Town: Osnabrück
Postal code: 49080
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 40933-100
Email: info@gws-os.com
Fax: +49 40933-110
Nuts code: DE94
Internet address:
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 759000.00
Total value of the contract/lot: 746560.00
Currency: EUR
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information:
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: