Services - 32880-2019

22/01/2019    S15    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

Switzerland-Berne: Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis

2019/S 015-032880

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO, Ressort Infrastrukturfinanzierung WEIN
Holzikofenweg 36
Bern
3003
Switzerland
E-mail: info.wein.cooperation@seco.admin.ch
NUTS code: CH0

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.simap.ch

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.simap.ch/shabforms/servlet/Search?NOTICE_NR=1056457
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Smart Energy Municipalities Project — SEMP (Including European Energy Award)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71241000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This tender procures an implementing consultant. The overall objective of the consultant’s assignment is to ensure an effective preparation and implementation of the SEMP. The duration of the overall assignment is expected to be approximately 5,5 years. This comprises a preparatory phase of 1 to 1,5 years and an implementation phase of approximately 4 years. The project requires multiple consultancy services that shall be provided by 1 consultant and thus will be procured in a single package with options:

— feasibility study (basic contract),

— interim consultancy services (option 1),

— implementation mandate, stage I (option 2),

— implementation mandate, stage II (option 3).

The Terms of Reference, included in the attached tender documents, provide the details on the scope and requested services for the basic contract and all options.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79314000
71520000
71521000
71356200
71314300
71340000
71314200
09330000
80511000
71336000
65400000
09332000
80500000
80532000
71541000
79421000
79411000
71318000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: CH0
Main site or place of performance:

ALBANIA.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender procures an implementing consultant. The overall objective of the consultant’s assignment is to ensure an effective preparation and implementation of the SEMP. The duration of the overall assignment is expected to be approximately 5,5 years. This comprises a preparatory phase of 1 to 1,5 years and an implementation phase of approximately 4 years. The project requires multiple consultancy services that shall be provided by 1 consultant and thus will be procured in a single package with options:

— feasibility study (basic contract),

— interim consultancy services (option 1),

— implementation mandate, stage I (option 2),

— implementation mandate, stage II (option 3).

The Terms of Reference, included in the attached tender documents, provide the details on the scope and requested services for the basic contract and all options.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the basic contract including option 1 is 18-24 months and is established between SECO and the consultant. The contract for option 2-4 (approximately 48 months) will be established between the Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy and the consultant and is ruled by a bilateral project agreement between SECO and the Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy. More information is provided 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:

— option 1: interim consultancy services,

— option 2: implementation mandate, stage I,

— option 3: implementation mandate, stage II,

— option 4: unforeseen activities.

More information is provided in the attached TOR.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/03/2019
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/03/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Bern.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Partial offers are not permitted.

Conditions for countries not party to the WTO agreement: none.

Negotiations: none.

Basic procedural principles: the client only awards public commissions for services in Switzerland to tenderers who comply with job security regulations and the conditions of work for employees, and provide equal payment for men and women.

Additional information: the consultant must comply with the following: provide signed confirmation of compliance with health and safety rules and regulations and equality between men and women in regard to equal wages stipulated by Swiss law; provide declaration of compliance with SECO’s policy on integrity/non-discrimination/non-harassment and declaration of acceptance of SECO’s standard contract.

Procedures for appeal: pursuant to art. 30 of the Federal Act on Public Procurement, an appeal against this publication may be filed within 20 days since notification in writing in an official language of Switzerland to the Federal Administrative Court, Postfach, 9023 St Gallen. The appeal petition must be submitted in duplicate and must contain the application, the grounds of appeal with details of the evidence and the signature of the appellant or his agent; a copy of the present publication and documents cited as evidence must be attached, provided they are in the appellant’s possession.

National reference publication: Simap of 21.1.2019, doc. 1056457. Desired deadline for questions in written form: 8.2.2019.

Documents of the invitation to tender are available from 21.1.2019 until 14.3.2019.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Postfach
St Gallen
9023
Switzerland
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21/01/2019