Servizi - 20044-2022

14/01/2022    S10

Netherlands-The Hague: Research services

2022/S 010-020044

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Foreign Affairs by UBR|HIS
National registration number: 50555596
Postal address: Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 52
Town: Den Haag
NUTS code: NL Nederland
Postal code: 2595 AN
Country: Netherlands
Contact person: Henna Suliman - Lalmahomed
E-mail: Henna.Suliman@rijksoverheid.nl
Telephone: +31 707585678
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.minbuza.nl
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/398166
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=320996&B=CTMSOLUTION
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://eu.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=320996&B=CTMSOLUTION
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:

BZ EA Evaluation Strengthening Civil Society, Horn of Africa lot 1a and lot 1b

Reference number: 201865003.001.064
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73110000 Research services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairshas previously tendered the baseline, Third Party Monitoring & Data Quality Assessment and the Mid-Term Review for five countries. We were unable to award lot 1, the assignment for Uganda and South Sudan due to invalid tenders. Therefore we have decided to re-tender this part.

This assignment focuses on the baseline, monitoring and mid-term evaluation of the “Policy Framework for Strengthening Civil Society” for Uganda and South Sudan . Under this grant instrument, funding has been availed for civil society organisations until December 2025. The grant instrument is subdivided into 6 grant instruments all focusing on strengthening civil society and lobby & advocacy. 42 partnerships started their 5-year programmes in January 2021, in 65 countries. All partnerships active in the selected countries will be included in the evaluation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 125 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

L1a Uganda

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79315000 Social research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL Nederland
Main site or place of performance:

Uganda and South Sudan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

L1a Uganda lot 1a as part of Horn of Africa.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has previously tendered the baseline, Third Party Monitoring & Data Quality Assessment and the Mid-Term Review for five countries. We were unable to award the assignment for Uganda and South Sudan due to invalid tenders. Therefore we have decided to re-tender this part, specifically Uganda.

This assignment focuses on the baseline, monitoring and mid-term evaluation of the “Policy Framework for Strengthening Civil Society” for Uganda.. Under this grant instrument, funding has been availed for civil society organisations until December 2025. The grant instrument is subdivided into 6 grant instruments all focusing on strengthening civil society and lobby & advocacy. 42 partnerships started their 5-year programmes in January 2021, in 65 countries. All partnerships active in the selected countries will be included in the evaluation.

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
Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The minimum term of the Agreement is three (3) years

We may then extend the Agreement, unilaterally or otherwise, under identical conditions. We will extend the Agreement one time for a maximum of six (6) months.

Review clause More information about review clause see Descriptive document,section 2.9 page 24.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Zie II.2.7.

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

When tendering for both lots, the Tenderer must indicate which order of preference should be used, in the event that both lots receive the highest total score. This can be done through Appendix 7. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award both lots to the same Tenderer, in case there are for example no other Tenders whatsoever or no other valid Tenders for one of the lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

L1b South Sudan

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79315000 Social research services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL Nederland
Main site or place of performance:

South Sudan

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1b as part of Horn of Africa

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has previously tendered the baseline, Third Party Monitoring & Data Quality Assessment and the Mid-Term Review for five countries. We were unable to award the assignment for Uganda and South Sudan due to invalid tenders. Therefore we have decided to re-tender this part, specifically South Sudan.

This assignment focuses on the baseline, monitoring and mid-term evaluation of the “Policy Framework for Strengthening Civil Society” for South Sudan. Under this grant instrument, funding has been availed for civil society organisations until December 2025. The grant instrument is subdivided into 6 grant instruments all focusing on strengthening civil society and lobby & advocacy. 42 partnerships started their 5-year programmes in January 2021, in 65 countries. All partnerships active in the selected countries will be included in the evaluation.

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
Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The minimum term of the Agreement is three (3) years

We may then extend the Agreement, unilaterally or otherwise, under identical conditions. We will extend the Agreement one time for a maximum of six (6) months.

Review clause More information about review clause see Descriptive document,section 2.9 page 24.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Zie II.2.7.

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

When tendering for both lots, the Tenderer must indicate which order of preference should be used, in the event that both lots receive the highest total score. This can be done through Appendix 7. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award both lots to the same Tenderer, in case there are for example no other Tenders whatsoever or no other valid Tenders for one of the lots.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

See Descriptive document.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

See Descriptive document, section 3.3.

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.1.8)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: 2021/S 174-454296
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/02/2022
Local time: 13:00
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
Tender must be valid until: 24/06/2022
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24/02/2022
Local time: 13:00
Place:

THe Hague.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority wishes to retain the option of further expanding its services. This does not change the general nature and scope of the Assignment, the service provision will remain the same. This includes the possibility of extra third party monitoring & data quality assessments and/or executing an end evaluation. The decision as to whether this will be used depends on, among other things, the findings from the MTR and political factors. It is not clear at this moment when a decision will be made on this. This will be done in time, so that the Client and the Contractor can discuss the possible consequences for the Assignment. If the Contracting Authority decides to use this option, the Assignment will be extended with one or two years.

The estimated financial consequences per lot for the TPM & DQA are estimated to be:

- Lot 1a: € 250.000,- excluding VAT

- Lot 1b: € 125.000,- excluding VAT

The estimated financial consequences per lot for the end evaluation are estimated to be:

- Lot 1a: € 250.000,- excluding VAT

- Lot 1b: € 125.000,- excluding VAT

Please note: the data on the scope of the review clause is an indication. You cannot derive any rights from this data. This size may change due to political, budgetary, administrative or organizational developments.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Arrondissementsrechtbank Den Haag
Postal address: Prins Clauslaan 60
Town: Den Haag
Postal code: 2595 AJ
Country: Netherlands
E-mail: voorlichting.rb.den.haag@rechtspraak.nl
Telephone: +31 883622200
Internet address: https://www.rechtspraak.nl/Organisatie-en-contact/Organisatie/Rechtbanken/Rechtbank-Den-Haag
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Haagse Inkoop Samenwerking
Postal address: Postbus 20011
Town: The Hague
Postal code: 2500 EA
Country: Netherlands
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Twenty calender days after the publish award decifion.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Arrondissementsrechtbank Den Haag
Postal address: Prins Clauslaan 60
Town: The Hague
Postal code: 2595 AJ
Country: Netherlands
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/01/2022