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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: BEI - Étude de faisabilité économique et technique concernant le développement de l’hydroélectricité sur la Qaliwana et le cours supérieur de la Wailoa

2018/S 106-240955

Fiji

SERVICE CONTRACT NOTICE


1.Reference code

TA2015018 FJ IFP / 2017/S 248-522436

2.Procedure
Restricted
3.Facilities/Mandates/Programmes title
Investment Facility for the Pacific
4.Financing
Investment Facility for the Pacific
5.Contracting Authority

European Investment Bank (EIB), 98-100 boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg, http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/calls-technical-assistance/ta20150018.htm


Contract specification

6.Nature of contract
Global price
7.Contract description
The objective of the Technical Assistance is to support the technical and financial/economic analyses needed to identify the best hydropower scheme on the Qaliwana River, able to meet the energy sector objectives of the Government of Fiji (GoF) and Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA), together with related or associated infrastructure. The studies to be conducted will form a documentation package containing the information essential to the development of the project to be made available by GoF and FEA to all interested parties, prospective International Financing Institutions and private investors.
The Technical Assistance is foreseen to be implemented in three phases:
— Phase 1: Inception,
— Phase 2: Technical and economic analyses of identified options,
— Phase 3: Report on technical and economic aspects of the option found to be the most advantageous in all critical aspects including outline design of the hydropower scheme at a level of detail sufficient for inclusion in a bankable document that could be presented to prospective investors/developers for the financing of the project.
The Technical Assistance will also include liaison and coordination with key stakeholders, nationally and regionally as appropriate, in particular the EIB, the European Commission and External Action Service, donor partners and government representatives.
The core team should be composed of a Team leader, Hydrologist and hydraulic engineer, Geologist and Dam/hydraulic structures design engineer. The team will be supported by shortterm experts according to the needs.
8.Number and titles of lots
Not applicable.
9.Maximum budget
3 900 000 EUR
10.Scope for additional services
The Contracting Authority may, at its own discretion and subject to the availability of funding, extend the scope and duration of the project to cover additional services.
In case of additional services, such extension shall be 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 Service Provider.


Conditions of participation

11.Eligibility
Participation is open to all interested legal and natural persons — participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of candidates, without nationality restrictions. Participation is also open to international organisations.
12.Candidature
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 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, 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. 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 any of the exclusion situations stipulated under Article 57 of European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/24/EU.
Tenderers shall be excluded from this invitation to tender procedure if any of the mandatory exclusion grounds for rejection apply.
Tenderers may be excluded from this invitation to tender procedure if any of the discretionary grounds for exclusion apply.
16.Sub-contracting
Subcontracting is allowed.
17.Number of candidates to be short-listed
On the basis of the applications received, between 5 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 5, the Contracting Authority may invite the candidates who satisfy the criteria to submit a tender.


Provisional timetable

18.Provisional date of invitation to tender
May 2018
19.Provisional commencement date of the contract
August 2018
20.Initial period of implementation of tasks and possible extension of the contract
The initial period of implementation of the contract shall be of 24 months. This period may be extended, with the prior approval of the Contracting Authority. See also item 10 above.


Selection and award criteria

21.Selection 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 singlemember companies when they are sub-contractors.
1) Economic and financial capacity of the candidate (based on item 3 of the application form). In case of candidate being a public body, equivalent information should be provided.
(a) The annual turnover of the candidate must be of at least 2 000 000 EUR 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 the 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 from submission deadline.
(a) The number of the permanent staff of the candidate (individual company or consortium overall) currently working in fields related to this contract (as they are described in item 7 – “Contract Description” above), must be at least 10 for each of the last three (2015, 2016, 2017).
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 the 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 years from submission deadline.
(a) The candidate (individual company or consortium altogether) has implemented, during the last 5 years (June 2013 up to the deadline for the receipt of applications indicated under item 23 below), at least 2 projects of a minimum value of 500 000 EUR equivalent, with activities related to technical and financial/economic analyses for hydropower development projects and should demonstrate that it had a participation of minimum 50 % in each of the project(s) brought as reference; and
(b) The candidate (individual company or consortium altogether) has implemented, during the last 5 years (June 2013 up to the deadline for the receipt of applications indicated under item 23 below), at least 1 project of a minimum value of 200 000 EUR equivalent, with activities related to the elaboration of environmental and social impact assessment study for energy infrastructure projects and should demonstrate that it had a participation of minimum 50 % in each of the project(s) brought as reference.
Note to candidates: the projects referenced must have been completed within the reference period (although started earlier). The tenderer may refer to a part of a project/service contract which is not yet completed, but only in so far as that part is successfully completed and its date of completion, its value, and tenderer’s % contribution may be clearly identified and proven through adequate documentary evidence (such as certificates from the beneficiary). 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.
Previous experience which caused breach of contract and termination by a Contracting Authority shall not be used as reference.
With regard to criteria relating to economic and financial standing and to criteria relating to technical and professional ability, an economic operator could, 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 the capacities of other entities, 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 a commitment (refer to the letter of undertaking template) 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 - notably that of nationality – and must fulfil the same relevant selection criteria as the economic operator. The contracting authority shall verify whether there are grounds for exclusion. The contracting authority shall require that the economic operator replaces an entity which does not meet a relevant selection criterion, or in respect of which there are compulsory grounds for exclusion. The contracting authority may require that the economic operator substitutes an entity in respect of which there are noncompulsory grounds for exclusion. With regard to educational and professional criteria, an economic operator may 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 liable for the execution of the contract.
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 eight best candidates. The only factors which will be taken into consideration during this re-examination are:
1) The number of projects brought as references which comply with the requirements of criterion 3 (a).
2) The cumulated value of projects brought as reference which comply with the requirements of criterion 3(a) above.
22.Award criteria
Best price-quality ratio.


Application

23.Deadline for receipt of applications
The applications must be received by the Contracting Authority no later than 17:00 hrs. CET on 11.7.2018
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 (available at the following EIB web page: http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/technical-assistance.htm whose format and instructions must be strictly observed.

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:
— EITHER by recorded delivery (official postal service) to:
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Mrs Simona Bovha, Head of
SG/AS/Consultant Procurement Contract Management Division
100 boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg
— OR hand delivered (including courier services) to:
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Mrs Simona Bovha, Head of
SG/AS/Consultant Procurement Contract Management Division
100 boulevard Konrad Adenauer, L-2950 Luxembourg
The Contract title and the Reference code (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 communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.
28.Additional information
This tender procedure is launched with a “suspension clause”. This entails that the award of the contract is subject to the signature of the Cooperation Agreement with the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA).
The candidates interested in participating in this tender procedure must be fully aware that in no event shall the Contracting Authority be liable for any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits/costs incurred by applicant in preparing and submitting his application, in any way connected with the cancellation of the tender procedure on the ground of the “suspension clause” even if the Contracting Authority has been advised of the possibility of damages.
As such, by submitting their application, the candidate accepts in full the use of the “suspension clause” in this tender procedure as well as its possible consequences.
29.Date of publication of prior information notice
28.12.2017