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Services - 303541-2021

16/06/2021    S115

Norway-Oslo: Business analysis consultancy services

2021/S 115-303541

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Finansdepartementet, ved Etikkrådet for Statens pensjonsfond utland
National registration number: 972417807
Postal address: Postboks 8008 Dep.
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO081 Oslo
Postal code: 0030
Country: Norway
Contact person: Magnus Bain
E-mail: Magnus.Bain@etikkradet.no
Telephone: +47 22244356
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etikkradet.no/
Address of the buyer profile: https://eu.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/328985
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=303973&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=303973&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:

Contract for Access to the ESG Database for Monitoring Portfolio

Reference number: 21/642
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund of Norway advises Norges Bank to exclude enterprises from the Government Pension Fund, the Sovereign Pension Fund Foreign portfolio. The Council on Ethics shall enter into an agreement for access to a database with ESG related information and accusations against companies included in the Government Pension Fund, the Sovereign Pension Fund Foreign (Norwegian: SPU) portfolio.

The Council on Ethics requests continuous monitoring of enterprises in SPU's portfolio. The result from the monitoring should be generatable for the users of the database if deemed necessary or presented in a report every other month to the Council on Ethics.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 NOK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72320000 Database services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO081 Oslo
Main site or place of performance:

Oslo.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund of Norway advises Norges Bank to exclude enterprises from the Government Pension Fund, the Sovereign Pension Fund Foreign portfolio. The Council on Ethics shall enter into an agreement for access to a database with ESG related information and accusations against companies included in the Government Pension Fund, the Sovereign Pension Fund Foreign (Norwegian: SPU) portfolio.

The Council on Ethics requests continuous monitoring of enterprises in SPU's portfolio. The result from the monitoring should be generatable for the users of the database if deemed necessary or presented in a report every other month to the Council on Ethics.

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
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/01/2022
End: 31/12/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the contract will be 2 years. The contracting authority retains the right to extend the period for a period or periods of up to 1 year with a maximum of 2 such extensions on verbatim terms and provisions.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Requirement: Degree of relevant experience, cf. section 5.3.

Documentation The tenderer's response to the qualification requirements in section 5.3 concerning relevant competence.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The contracting authority retains the right to extend the period for a period or periods of up to 1 year with a maximum of 2 such extensions on verbatim terms and provisions.

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.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Requirement: Paid taxes and duties.

Documentation: Shall only be presented upon request.

Norwegian companies: Tax certificate, not older than six months calculated from the tender deadline. Any deviation must be explained.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Requirement: Tenderers must demonstrate relevant experience from minimum three equivalent assignments during the last 3 years. Similar assignments mean assignments as described in Appendix 2.

Documentation: written in the ESPD or in a separate document (free text):

Tenderers must give a list of similar assignments provided during the last 3 years.

Relevant assignments will be services of similar nature, complexity and/or scope as requested in this tender document and in Appendix 2 to the contract.

At a minimum the descriptions must contain the following:

Type of client, for e.g. Private company, NGO, public body, Name of the client if possible

Description of the delivery

Delivery date

Value of the contract

The tenderer is responsible for the description being sufficient to document compliance with the requirement.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 18/08/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 27/08/2021
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Norwegian
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2021

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Oslo Tingrett
Postal address: Postboks 2106 Vika
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0125
Country: Norway
E-mail: oslo.tingrett@domstol.no
Telephone: +47 22035200
Internet address: http://www.domstol.no/otir
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/06/2021