01 Dec 2019

Germany-Eschborn: Foreign economic-aid-related services

Type of document: Contract Awards
Country: Germany
OJEU Ref: (2019/S 231-567347/EN)
Nature of contract: Service 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
Email: giz@imtb.de
Internet address(es):
Main address:

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

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: 81245953-Participatory Land-use Planning in Timor-Leste

Reference number: 81245953
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 75211200
II.1.3) Type of contract Services
II.1.4) Short Description: The objective of the project ‘Employment Promotion for Marginalised People in Timor-Leste/Partnership for Sustainable Agroforestry (PSAF)’ is that ‘marginalised groups benefit from better employment opportunities in the agroforestry systems of Timor-Leste’. The technical cooperation project focuses on the 4 eastern municipalities Manatuto, Baucau, Viqueque and Lautem. Some 4 000 households in 40 sucos (villages) with an average of 5,8 people per household benefit from the interventions. The project aims to improve income and employment opportunities in agriculture and forestry for the rural population. This is achieved through 4 fields of action:
1) Increasing production and productivity of agroforestry systems;
2) Strengthening the capacities of beneficiaries along selected agroforestry value chains;
3) Improving market access for specific agroforestry value chains;
4) Improving the institutional and organisational framework for the promotion of agroforestry.
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: 00
Main site or place of performance:00000 Timor-Leste.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
GIZ seeks a qualified consultancy company for land-use planning in 31 sucos spread over the Timorese Municipalities Baucau, Lautem, Manatuto and Viqueque. The company will directly contribute to the achievement of several project indicators. Key activities are:
— establish a baseline of current knowledge level on the forest and land laws among local authorities and decision makers (e.g. suco chief, aldeia chief, forest guards),
— land-use planning, including the formulation of village regulations and traditional ceremony (Tara Bandu), based on JICA’s community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) approach. This approach had been developed and tested in Timor-Leste and a detailed manual is available,
— ensure that land-use plans and village regulations are in line with the relevant Timorese laws (e.g. land law, forest law),
— during this activity, the contractor will pay special attention to:
—— representative participation of the sucos habitants, including a balanced gender participation (50 % participation of women in the land-use planning process is strongly desired);
—— identifying and taking into account environmental risks, especially due to climate change;
—— ensuring that the sucos habitants identify suitable land where they want to practice agroforestry;
—— identifying economies of scale where possible, e.g. by clustering certain activities for several sucos.
— set-up of on average 4 Tara Bandu signboards in strategic places in the sucos (e.g. at boundaries to other sucos),
— organisation of the first follow-up meeting in each suco 1 month after the celebration of the Tara Bandu ceremony,
— formulation of a set of guidelines for the implementation of conflict-sensitive land use planning (in English and Tetum) to be used by the Timorese government, especially the Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF),
— organisation of a workshop (bilingual English-Tetum, with translation) with relevant government officials (national and municipality level) and key stakeholders in order to discuss the content of guidelines and, if necessary, revise them,
— editing, formatting and layouting the guidelines professionally for publication.
The technical-methodological approach will follow in principle the CBNRM methodology described in JICA’s operation manual paired with a climate change vulnerability assessment. It is expected that the land-use planning process in each suco takes about 3 months. Experiences of NGOs contracted by the project in 2019 for a pilot round of land-use planning will be available by early 2020 and need to be taken into account before the start of the implementation phase. Therefore, the contractor should allow for some flexibility in the methodology. To form the team of experts, it is expected that the contractor forms a consortium with or sub-contracts local NGOs with experienced personnel in using the CBNRM methodology. These activities further require close cooperation with different levels of government and authorities.
It is expected that the contractor will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework of the project and to this end keep and share detailed records of the activities and processes, as needed and specified by the project. Close cooperation with the project staff is necessary at all times.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

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 172-420118
Section V: Award of contract
Title: Keine Auftragsvergabe (Aufhebung)

A contract/lot is awarded no
V.1) Information on non-award
The contract/lot is not awarded
No tenders or requests to participate were received or all were rejected

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information:
Bekanntmachungs-ID: CXTRYY6YRFF
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: