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 single- member companies when they are sub-contractors.
1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate (based on item 3 of the application form). In case of candidate being a public body, equivalent information should be provided. The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed.
Criteria for legal and natural person:
(i) the average annual turnover of the candidate must exceed the annualised maximum budget of the contract, or 2 540 000,00 EUR, i.e. the maximum budget stated in the Contract Notice (12 700 000,00 EUR) divided by the initial contract duration in years (5 years), where this exceeds 1 year; and
(ii) current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) in the last year for which accounts have been closed must be at least 1. In case of a consortium this criterion must be fulfilled by each member.
2) Professional capacity of candidate (based on items 4 and 5 of the application form). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 3 years from submission deadline.
Criteria for legal and natural persons:
(i) at least 10 staff work of have worked for the candidate in fields related to this contract in the last 3 years;
(ii) at least 5 staff currently work for the candidate in fields related to this contract.
3) Technical capacity of candidate (based on items 5 and 6 of the application form). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 3 years from submission deadline.
Criteria for legal and natural persons:
(i) the candidate has provided services under at least 1 contract each with a budget of at least that of this contract (12 700 000,00 EUR) in the fields of public financial management or public sector reform or local governance and decentralisation, which was implemented at any moment during the reference period of 3 years from submission deadline;
(ii) the candidate has worked successfully on at least 3 projects covering at least 3 of the following areas: annual and multi-annual policy based budgeting, public investments planning, budget implementation and monitoring, efficiency and transparency of budget processes, cash planning and treasury management, service delivery performance reporting and result based management, public financial management regulations, development of large budget and accounting IT systems:
(iii) the candidate has worked successfully on at least one project in Pakistan during the reference period of 3 years from submission deadline;
Previous experience which caused breach of contract and termination by a Contracting Authority shall not be used as reference.
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. Some examples of when it may not be considered appropriate by the Contracting Authority are when the tender rely in majority on the capacities of other entities or when they rely on key criteria. If the tenderer relies on other entities it must 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 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 comply with the selection criteria for which the economic operator relies on them. Furthermore, the data for this third entity for the relevant selection criterion should be included in the tender in a separate document. Proof of the capacity will also have to be furnished when requested by the Contracting Authority.
With regard to technical and professional criteria, an economic operator may only rely on the capacities of other entities where the latter will perform the works or services for which these capacities are required.
With regard to economic and financial criteria, the entities upon whose capacity the tenderer relies, become jointly and severally liable for the performance 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 reexamined to identify the 8 best candidates. The only additional comparative criteria that will be taken into consideration during this re-examination, in the order that they appear below, are:
1) The highest number of projects that meet criteria 3.(i);
2) The highest cumulated value of all the project that meet criteria 3.(ii).
N.B.: additional comparative criterion 2) will be applied only if the number of eligible candidates remains higher than 8 after applying additional comparative criterion 1).