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Services - 258112-2022

13/05/2022    S93

Norway-Oslo: Research consultancy services

2022/S 093-258112

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Norad – Direktoratet for utviklingssamarbeid
National registration number: 971 277 882
Postal address: Pb 8034 Dep.
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO081 Oslo
Postal code: 0030
Country: Norway
Contact person: Hajo Schmidt-Horix
E-mail: Hajo.Schmidt-Horix@norad.no
Telephone: +47 23980000
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.norad.no
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/336555
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=331498&B=DFO
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=331498&B=DFO
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:

Evaluation of Norwegian international climate and forest initiative's civil society support scheme

Reference number: 2200438
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73210000 Research consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) has been in operation since 2008, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. NICFI represent a central initiative within Norwegian development aid. Since the beginning of the initiative, approximately NOK 5.9 billion, has been allocated to, or through, civil society organisations. Approximately NOK 4 billion of that funding has been managed by Norad through the Civil Society Support Scheme, allocated by four rounds of competitive bidding, covering the periods 2009-12, 2013-15, 2016-20 and 2021-25.

The main purpose of this evaluation is to provide the Ministry of Climate and Environment with information that can be used to adjust Norad’s management of the civil society support scheme, improve effectiveness of the ongoing implementation of the Civil Society Support Scheme (2021 -2025) and for planning future Civil Society Support Scheme (if decided).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
73220000 Development consultancy services
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
75100000 Administration services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO081 Oslo
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) has been in operation since 2008, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries. NICFI represent a central initiative within Norwegian development aid. Since the beginning of the initiative, approximately NOK 5.9 billion, has been allocated to, or through, civil society organisations. Approximately NOK 4 billion of that funding has been managed by Norad through the Civil Society Support Scheme, allocated by four rounds of competitive bidding, covering the periods 2009-12, 2013-15, 2016-20 and 2021-25.

The main purpose of this evaluation is to provide the Ministry of Climate and Environment with information that can be used to adjust Norad’s management of the civil society support scheme, improve effectiveness of the ongoing implementation of the Civil Society Support Scheme (2021 -2025) and for planning future Civil Society Support Scheme (if decided).

The assignement has a timeframe of 1500-1800 consultancy hours, and shall be conducted by june 2023.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 10
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

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:

Legally established company.

The tenderer must enclose a company certificate or register printout (sole proprietorship) from the register of legal entities.

Tax certificate.

Norwegian providers must enclose a tax certificate for tax, employer's contribution and value added tax. Such a certificate can be obtained in Altinn. The tax certificate must not be older than 6 months from the expiry of the deadline for submission of tenders.

Sole proprietorships must submit confirmation that they are not registered in the VAT register. Foreign providers must submit corresponding tax certificates from their countries.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/06/2022
Local time: 12:00
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: 14/09/2022
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/06/2022
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Oslo Tingrett
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Klagenemnda for offentlige anskaffelser
Town: Bergen
Country: Norway
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Norad
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/05/2022