Services - 288043-2020

22/06/2020    S119

Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Technical Assistance Programme Supporting EIB Intermediated Lending Operation for Small and Medium Agri-food Sector Investments Integrating Smallholders

2020/S 119-288043

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Investment Bank
Postal address: 98-100 boulevard Konrad Adenauer
Town: Luxembourg
NUTS code: LU000 Luxembourg
Postal code: 2950
Country: Luxembourg
Contact person: SG/AS/Consultant Procurement Contract Management Division
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Technical Assistance Programme Supporting EIB Intermediated Lending Operation for Small and Medium Agri-food Sector Investments Integrating Smallholders

Reference number: AA-001211 (TA2019015 KE AFF)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66100000 Banking and investment services - FG17
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall objective of this TA programme is to support access to finance for the agricultural sector by enhancing the FI’s capacity to assess, execute and monitor longer-term investment projects in agri-food value chains that aim to integrate smallholder farmers in the respective value chain.

A cross-cutting objective applicable to all activities foreseen in this TA Programme, is to facilitate the deployment of EIB funding in an efficient, responsible and sustainable manner, in accordance with the Bank’s standards and requirements, particularly in the spheres of agri-food sector eligibility and of environmental and social sustainability.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 835 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77100000 Agricultural services
66000000 Financial and insurance services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

See internet address provided in section I.3).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Organisation and methodology / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Key experts / Weighting: 55
Price - Weighting: 20
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: yes
Identification of the project:

Africa Investment Platform (previously known as Africa Investment Facility)

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 102-245886
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Technical Assistance Programme Supporting EIB Intermediated Lending Operation for Small and Medium Agri-food Sector Investments Integrating Smallholders

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: IPC-Internationale Projekt Consult GmbH (DE)
National registration number: HRB105360
Postal address: Voltastraße 31
Town: Frankfurt Am Main
NUTS code: DE712 Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: GFA Consulting Group GmbH
National registration number: HRB30219
Town: Hamburg
NUTS code: DE600 Hamburg
Country: Germany
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 835 000.00 EUR
Total value of the contract/lot: 799 240.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Applications must be submitted using the standard application form (available at the following EIB web page: whose format and instructions must be strictly observed.

Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with an application will not be taken into consideration.

This tender procedure is launched with a ‘suspension clause’. This entails that the award of the contract is subject to the signature of an addendum to the Delegation Agreement between the European Commission and the EIB as well subject to the signature of the Cooperation Agreement between the Beneficiary and the EIB.

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrunewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-2100
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: