Netherlands-The Hague: Financial and insurance services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.fmo.nl
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.fmo.nl
Main address: https://www.fmo.nl/
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement Technical Assistance Services under the EFSD Guarantee NASIRA (TA2)
Risk sharing facility ‘NASIRA’ – for the underserved entrepreneurs.
This tender outlines the details of a Framework Agreement for the selection of service providers to support both FMO’s Financial Intermediary (FI) clients participating in the NASIRA Program on the one hand and the FI’s end beneficiaries on the other hand. The main objective of this assignment is to strengthen the FIs’ ability to (better) serve women-, young- and migrant entrepreneurs, enhancing the overall impact of the facility. More specifically, under this Framework Agreement, selected service providers will support the operationalization of the NASIRA program from FIs to FI’s end-beneficiaries across the implementing regions, namely Sub-Saharan Africa and the European Neighbourhood countries.
The EU Neighbourhood countries (50 %) and Sub-Saharan Africa (50 %).
Multiple framework contract with reopening of competition (mini competition).
The facility includes a second-loss arrangement for which under the EFSD guarantee 75 000 000,00 EUR will be provided 4 000 000,00 EUR will be allocated to in non-autonomous Technical Assistance (TA). Out of this overall TA package 2 500 000 EUR will be dedicated to this framework over a
timeline of 4 years.
Legal basis: EFSD guarantee.
The Framework Agreement Technical Assistance Services NASIRA is financed under the EFSD Guarantee.
Please note: the request for proposal is produced with the financial assistance of the European Union.
The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
— Rule of nationality:
Participation is open to all natural persons who are nationals of and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping – consortium – of tenderers) which are effectively established in a Member State of the European Union or in an eligible country or territory as defined under the Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for external action (CIR). Participation is open to (international) organisations based outside or inside the EU.
Economic resources provided by the Contracting Authority under the Framework Agreement shall not be made available to, or for the benefit of, third parties — whether entities, individuals or groups of individuals — designated by the EU as subject to restrictive measures in the lists provided at www.sanctionsmap.eu (‘EU Restrictive Measures’) and these parties cannot submit a tender.
— Exclusion grounds:
All tenderers shall provide a declaration on honour, stating that none of the situations of exclusion as listed therein apply at the date on which the tender is made.
Financial and economic standing:
In order to prove their economic and financial capacity, the winning Tenderer (i.e. in case of joint tender, the combined capacity of all members of the consortium and identified subcontractors) shall provide evidence that the total turnover of the tenderer was higher than 2 500 000 EUR in the immediate prior fiscal year. In case of a tender by a consortium of parties, at least the lead tenderer needs to comply with this eligibility requirement regarding total turnover.
Technical qualifications and professional capacity:
The following evidence should be provided by the tenderers who actually submit a tender:
A copy of the tenderer’s registration with trade register or equivalent (a proof of registration on a professional or trade register or any other official document showing the registration number).
Three (3) references that show that the tenderer has performed similar Technical Assistance services on at least three (3) of the (4) Categories of services and at least two (2) of the (3) target groups in the emerging markets (worldwide) in any combination during the last 3 years from the submission of tender deadline. References should include a detailed description of the type of services provided by the tenderer, the budget, and the name of the client served and have a budget value of more than 75 000 EUR. Tenderers are requested to make use of the template provided in Annex 5 for each of the (3) references to be provided.
Section IV: Procedure
Anna van Saksenlaan 71
2593 HW The Hague
Section VI: Complementary information
Contracting Authority will be FMO for tenders in relation to the NASIRA programme pursuant to Article 178 limb 2 Financial Regulation.
Internet address: http://www.fmo.nl