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 case of applicant being a public body, equivalent information should be provided.
(a) The annual turnover (individual company or consortium overall) of the candidate must be of at least EUR 500,000.00 equivalent for each of the last three years for which accounts have been closed.
(b) The average of cash and cash equivalent at the beginning and at the end of the year are positive for each of the last three years for which accounts have been closed.
Note to candidates: In the application form, please make sure to include the actual year for which the data is provided
2) Professional capacity of candidate (based on items 4 and 5 of the application form)
a) The number of the permanent staff of the candidate (individual company or consortium overall) working in fields related to this contract (as they are described in item 7 – “Contract Description” above), must be at least 3 for each of the years: 2015, 2014 and 2013.
b) For each of the years: 2015, 2014 and 2013, at least 20% of the overall number of staff of the candidate (individual company or consortium overall) is permanent.
Note to candidates: In the application form, please make sure to include the actual year for which the data is provided.
3) Technical capacity of candidate (based on items 5 and 6 of the application form)
(a) The candidate (individual company or consortium altogether) has implemented, during the last three years and up to the deadline for the receipt of applications indicated under item 23 below, at least 2 projects/contracts, each of a minimum value of EUR 200,000.00 equivalent, with activities similar to those described under item 7 – “Contract Description” above, with a minimum participation of 40% equivalent.
Note to candidates: the projects referenced could have started before, but must have been completed (i.e. final payment made by the client) at any time during the period from January 2012 and up to the deadline for the submission of applications. The candidate may refer to a part of an assignment which has not yet been completed, but only in so far as that part is successfully completed and its date of completion and the candidate’s contribution may be clearly identified and proven through adequate documentary evidence (such as certificates from the client). Where the projects referenced have been implemented by consortia comprising two or more of the members now associated as a consortium for this tender procedure, their respective percentages shall be added together, in order for the application to be assessed on the basis of the consortium as a whole.
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 reexamined to identify the eight best applications for the tender procedure. The only factors which will be taken into consideration during this re-examination are, in order of precedence:
1) The number of projects brought as reference which comply with the requirements of criterion 3(a) above;
2) The cumulative budget for the international projects brought as reference which comply with the requirements of criterion 3(a) above.