Public document to be completed by the contracting authority
SERVICE CONTRACT NOTICE
Technical assistance for preparation of erosion protection plans and technical design documentation for flood-protecting infrastructure for selected priority
areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina
1. Publication reference
3. Programme title
Country Action Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016 - Objective 2
5. Contracting Authority
European Union, represented by the European Commission on behalf of and for the account of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Clarifications may be sought from the contracting authority at the following email address email@example.com at the latest 21 days before the deadline for submission of applications stated at the point 23 below.
Clarifications will be published on the website of DG International Cooperation and Development at the latest 5 days before the deadline.
6. Nature of contract
7. Contract description
The assistance planned includes the following components:
Component E Preparation of erosion protection plans for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Component 2: Developing technical documentation (e.g. feasibility studies, cost benefit analyses, Environmental Impact Assessment, conceptual/preliminary/detailed designs, etc. as appropriate) for infrastructure protecting from floods in the priority areas in the Sava River and the Adriatic watersheds in Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
8. Number and titles of lots
One lot only
9. Maximum budget EUR 2,500,000
10. Scope for additional Services
The contracting authority may, at its own discretion, extend the Service contract in duration and/or scope subject to the availability of funding up to to the length and value of the initial contract. Апу extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Participation is open to ali natural persons who are nationals of and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping - consortium - of tenderers) which are effectively established in a Member State of the European Union or in a eligible country or territory as defined under the Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for external action (CIR) for the applicable instrument under which the contract is financed (see also heading 29 below) . Participation is also open to international organisations.
Please be aware that after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU procurement procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom depending on the outcome of negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force at the time of contract award, candidates or tenderers from the United Kingdom could be rejected from the procurement procedure.
Ali eligible natural and legal persons (as per item 11 above) or groupings of such persons (consortia) may apply.
A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. Ali members of a consortium (i.e., the leader and ali other members) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority.
The participation of an ineligible natural or legal person (as per item 11) will result in the automatic exclusion of that person. In particular, if that ineligible person belongs to a consortium, the whole consortium will be excluded.
13. Number of applications
No more than one application can be submitted by a natural or legal person whatever the form of participation (as an individual legal entity or as leader or member of a consortium submitting an application). In the event that a natural or legal person submits more than one application, ali applications in which that person has participated will be excluded.
14. Shortlist alliances prohibited
Апу tenders received from tenderers comprising firms other than those mentioned in the short- listed application forms will be excluded from this restricted tender procedure unless prior approval from the contracting authority has been obtained (see practical guide - PRAG - 2.6.3.). Short-listed candidates may not form alliances or subcontract to each other for the contract in question.
15. Grounds for exclusion
As part of the application form, candidates must submit a signed declaration, included in the standard application form, to the effect that they are not in апу of the exclusion situations listed in Section 220.127.116.11 of the PRAG.
Candidates included in the lists of EU restrictive measures (see Section 2.4. of the PRAG) at the moment of the award decision cannot be awarded the contract.
Subcontracting is allowed.
17. Number of candidates to be short-listed
On the basis of the applications received, between 4 and 8 candidates will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is less than the minimum of 4, the contracting authority may invite the candidates who satisfy the criteria to submit a tender.
18. Provisional date of invitation to tender
19. Provisional commencement date of the contract
20. Initial period of implementation of tasks
SELECTION AND AWARD CRITERIA
The following selection criteria will be applied to candidates. In the case of applications submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the consortium as a whole unless specified otherwise. The selection criteria will not be applied to natural persons and single- member companies when they are sub-contractors.
1) Eeonomic and financial capacitv of candidate (based on item 3 of the application form). In case of candidate being a public body, equivalent information should be provided. The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last three financial years for which accounts have been closed.
a) The average annual turnover of the candidate(s) for the last three years for which accounts have been closed must exceed EUR 1,000,000.
2) Professional capacitv of candidate (based on items 4 and 5 of the application form). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last three years preceding the submission deadline.
a) At least five permanent staff employed by the candidate(s) worked and currently works in the fields related to this contract (climate change, water resources management or flood management).
3) Technical capacitv of candidate (based on items 5 and 6 of the application form). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last five vears preceding the submission deadline.
(a) The candidate has provided Services under at least one completed contract with a budget of at least EUR 1,500,000 in the fields related to this contract, specifically water resources management or flood management, implemented in EU member States, EU candidate/potential candidate countries , and/or ENI countries which was completed at апу moment during the reference period mentioned above.
Note: The referenced project must have been completed in the indicated period but do not necessarily have to be started within that period.
If a candidate has implemented the Service contract in a consortium, the proportion of the contract carried out by the candidate(s) must be at least 50%.
Previous experience which caused breach of contract and termination by a Contracting Authority shall not be used as reference.
An eeonomic operator may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. If the tenderer relies on other entities it must prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for the performance of the contract by producing a commitment by those entities to place those resources at its disposal. Such entities, for
instance the parent сотрапу of the economic operator, must respect the same rules of eligibility - notably that of nationality - and must comply with the selection criteria for which the economic operator relies on them. Furthermore, the data for this third entity for the relevant selection criterion should be included in the tender in a separate document. Proof of the capacity will also have to be provided when requested by the contracting authority.
With regard to technical and professional criteria, an economic operator тау only rely on the capacities of other entities where the latter will perform the Services for which these capacities are required.
With regard to economic and financial criteria, the entities upon whose capacity the tenderer relies become jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract.
If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, the relative strengths and weaknesses must be re-examined in order to rank their applications and identify the 8 best candidates in accordance with point 17 of this contract notice.. The only additional comparative criteria that will be taken into consideration during this re-examination, in the order in which they appear below, are:
1) The highest number of references compliant to criterion 21.3 (a) above.
2) The highest value of the proportions carried out by the candidate, in the projects compliant to criterion 21.3 (a) above.
22. Award criteria
Best priče-quality latio.
23. Deadline for receipt of applications
The candidate attention is drawn to the fact that there are two different systems for sending applications: one is by post or plivate mail Service, the other is by hand delivery.
In the first case, the application must be sent before the date and time limit for submission, as evidenced by the postmark or deposit slip , but in the second case it is the acknowledgment of receipt given at the time of the delivery of the application that will serve as proof.
28 October 2019 at 12:00 Central European Time.
Апу application sent to the contracting authority after this deadline will not be considered.
The contracting authority тау, for reasons of administrative efficiency, reject апу application submitted on time to the postal Service but received, for апу reason beyond the contracting authority's control, after the effective date of approval of the short-list report, if accepting applications that were submitted on time but arrived late would considerably delay the evaluation procedure or jeopardise decisions already taken and notified.
Applications must be submitted using the standard application form, the format and instructions of which must be strictly observed. The application form is available from the following Internet address:
The application must be accompanied by a declaration of honour on exclusion and selection criteria using the template available from the following Internet address:
Апу additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with an application will not be taken into consideration.
25. How applications may be submitted
Applications must be submitted in English exclusively to the contracting authority in a sealed envelope:
• EITHER by post or by courier Service, in which case the evidence shall be constituted by the postmark or the date of the deposit slip, to :
The Delegation of the European Union to BiH Finance, Contracts and Audit Section, Procurement Team,
Skenderija За, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
• OR hand delivered by the candidate in person or by an agent directly to the premises of the Contracting Authority in return for a signed and dated receipt, in which case the evidence shall be constituted by this acknowledgment of receipt to:
The Delegation of the European Union to BiH Finance, Contracts and Audit Section, Procurement Team Skenderija За, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The contract title and the Publication reference (see item 1 above) must be clearly marked on the envelope containing the application and must always be mentioned in ali subsequent correspondence with the contracting authority.
Applications submitted by апу other means will not be considered.
Ву submitting an application candidates accept to receive notification of the outcome of the procedure by electronic means. Such notification shall be deemed to have been received on the date upon which the contracting authority sends it to the electronic address referred to in the application.
26. Alteration or withdrawal of applications
Candidates may alter or withdraw their applications by written notification prior to the deadline for submission of applications. No application may be altered after this deadline.
Апу such notification of alteration or withdrawal shall be prepared and submitted in accordance
with Item 25. The outer envelope (and the relevant inner envelope if used) must be marked ‘Alteration’ or ‘WithdrawaP as appropriate.
27. Operational language
Ali written Communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.
28. Date of publication of prior information notice 17 June 2019.
29. Legal basis
Regulation (EU) №236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).
30. Financial data to be provided by the candidate in the standard application form must be expressed in EUR. If applicable, where a candidate refers to amounts originally expressed in a different сштепсу, the conversion to EUR shall be made in accordance with the TnforEuro exchange rate of September 2019, which can be found at the following address: http: //ec.europa.eu/budget/graphs/inforeuro.html
Technical assistance for preparation of erosion protection plans and technical design documentation for flood-protecting infrastructure for selected priority areas in BiH, EuropeAid/140327/DH/SER/BA, EC/BIH/TEN/19/013
Issued Date: 25.09.2019 | Deadline: 28.10.2019
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