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Serbia-Belgrade: IPA — Climate strategy and action plan

2015/S 013-018223

Service contract notice

Location — Serbia

Please note that the awarding of the contract is subject to the condition of the prior conclusion of a financing agreement, which does not modify the elements of the procurement procedure (this will be the case, for instance, if the budget initially foreseen is different or if the time-frame, the nature or the condition of the implementation are altered). If the precedent condition is not met, the contracting authority will either abandon the procurement or cancel the award procedure without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to claim any compensation.

1.Publication reference:
3.Programme title:
IPA 2014.
Financing agreement.
5.Contracting authority:

European Union, represented by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, on behalf of and for the account of the beneficiary country, Belgrade, REPUBLIC OF SERBIA.

Contract specification

6.Nature of contract:
Global price.
7.Contract description:
The overall objective of the project is to prepare a comprehensive cross-sector climate change strategy and action plan.
More precisely, the project will:
a) assess cost-effective greenhouse gas mitigation potential of Serbia, while taking into account the country's development policies and goals;
b) assess opportunities and cost of climate change adaptation.
Activities shall amongst others include the preparation of greenhouse gas emission baseline and mitigation scenarios until the year 2050 and include projections of economic, environmental and social impact of the proposed scenarios. Projections shall be based on proven models adapted to the specific circumstances of Serbia. Strategy and action plan shall serve as a basis for setting a robust climate policy that shall allow Serbia to define its future greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation targets in keeping with its obligations under the UNFCCC — and take advantage of opportunities that will arise when pursuing the roadmap to a resource efficient Europe.
8.Number and titles of lots:
1 lot only.
9.Maximum budget:
1 000 000 EUR.
10.Scope for additional services:
The contracting authority may, at its own discretion, extend the project in duration and/or scope subject to the availability of funding up to a maximum not exceeding the length and value of the initial contract. Any extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.

Conditions of participation

Participation is open to all legal persons participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of tenderers which are established in a Member State of the European Union or in a country or territory of the regions covered and/or authorised by the specific instruments applicable to the programme under which the contract is financed (see item 29 below). All goods supplied under this contract must originate in 1 or more of these countries. Participation is also open to international organisations. Participation of natural persons is directly governed by the specific instruments applicable to the programme under which the contract is financed.
All 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. All members of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all 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 1 application can be submitted by a natural or legal person whatever the form of participation (as an individual legal entity or as a leader or member of a consortium submitting an application). In the event that a natural or legal person submits more than 1 application, all applications in which that person has participated will be excluded.
14.Shortlist alliances prohibited:
Any tenders received from tenderers comprising firms other than those mentioned in the shortlisted application forms will be excluded from this restricted tender procedure unless prior approval from the contracting authority has been obtained (see 'Practical Guide' — PRAG 2.4.3). Shortlisted 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 any of the exclusion situations listed in Section 2.3.3 of the PRAG.
Maximum 30 % of subcontracting is allowed.
17.Number of candidates to be shortlisted:
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.

Provisional timetable

18.Provisional date of invitation to tender:
April 2015.
19.Provisional commencement date of the contract:
September 2015.
20.Initial period of implementation of tasks:
18 months.

Selection and award criteria

21.Selection criteria:
Same criteria apply for legal and natural persons.
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:
1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate (based on item 3 of the application form). In the case of the candidate being a public body, equivalent information should be provided:
— the average annual turnover of the candidate in the last 3 years (2012, 2013, 2014) must be at least 1 000 000 EUR.
2) Professional capacity of candidate (based on items 4 and 5 of the application form):
— at least 5 staff currently work for the candidate in fields related to this contract.
3) Technical capacity of candidate (based on items 5 and 6 of the application form):
— the candidate has provided services in the course of the past 3 years (starting from 1.1.2012 up to the deadline of receipt of applications) under at least 1 contract/activity with the candidate's proportion greater than 400 000 EUR for his services in the area of climate policy development and which must have included the use of modelling tools (to project impact of scenarios) and dissemination of related information.
Previous experience which caused breach of contract and termination by a contracting authority shall not be used as a reference.
An economic 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. It must in that case prove to the contracting authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for performance of the contract, for example by producing an undertaking on the part of those entities to place those resources at its disposal. Such entities, for instance the parent company of the economic operator, must respect the same rules of eligibility and notably that of nationality, as the economic operator.
If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the applications of these candidates must be re-examined to identify the 8 best candidates. The only factors which will be taken into consideration during this re-examination are:
1) the total number of the reference projects found eligible under 21.3 above, and in case of equality on this criterion; then
2) the value of the eligible part (the proportion carried out by the candidate) of the projects found eligible under 21.3.
22.Award criteria:
Best value for money.


23.Deadline for receipt of applications:
20.2.2015 (15:00), Central European Time (CET).
Any application received by the contracting authority after this deadline will not be considered.
24.Application format and details to be provided:

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:

Any 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 recorded delivery (official postal service) to:
Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, GTC 19a Avenue Building, Vladimira Popovica 40/V, 11070 Belgrade, SERBIA,
— or hand delivered (including courier services) directly to the contracting authority in return for a signed and dated receipt to:

Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, attention: Finance and Contracts Section, GTC 19a Avenue Building, Vladimira Popovica 40/V, 11070 Belgrade, SERBIA. Tel. +381 113083200. E-mail:

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 all subsequent correspondence with the contracting authority.
Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered.
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.
Any 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 'Withdrawal' as appropriate.
27.Operational language:
All written communication for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.
28.Date of publication of prior information notice:
29.Legal basis:
Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 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 11.3.2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II).
30.Additional information:
Opening hours of the contracting authority are from 9:30–16:00 (CET).