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Services - 365943-2021

20/07/2021    S138

Lesotho-Maseru: Supporting services for the government

2021/S 138-365943

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Procurement award procedure applying to European Union external actions financed from the general budget of the European Union and the European Development Fund (EDF)

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The National Authorising Officer (NAO) of the European Development Fund (EDF)
Town: Maseru
NUTS code: LS Lesotho
Country: Lesotho
Contact person: Deputy National Authorising Officer of the EDF in Lesotho
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Support for the Reform and Strengthening of Governance in Lesotho Programme

Reference number: INTPA/MSU/2021/EA-RP/0049
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75130000 Supporting services for the government
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Technical assistance services (supply of long-term and short-term expertise) to the Government of Lesotho in the following fields: governance and performance of justice and public service sector institutions, justice service access, accountability, transparency, integrity and credibility of justice and governance institutions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 844 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75130000 Supporting services for the government
71356200 Technical assistance services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: LS Lesotho
Main site or place of performance:

Lesotho (Sub-Saharan Africa).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Technical assistance services (supply of long-term and short-term expertise).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Award criteria to be published with the tender dossier / Weighting: 80
Price - Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 3 844 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The number of candidates is not limited. Please consult the procurement documents available at the address indicated in section I.3).

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: yes
Identification of the project:

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (European Development Fund).

II.2.14)Additional information

Subsequent to the initial contract resulting from the current tender procedure, new services consisting in the repetition of similar services, up to the estimated amount of EUR 2 000 000 may be entrusted to the initial contractor by negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice, provided the new services are in conformity with the same basic project.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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.1.1)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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/08/2021
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 20/09/2021
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

Financial data to be provided by the candidate in the standard application form or the tenderer in the tender form must be expressed in EUR. If applicable, where a candidate refers to amounts originally expressed in a different currency, the conversion to EUR shall be made in accordance with the InforEuro exchange rate of July 2021, which can be found at the following address:

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: General Court of the European Union
Postal address: rue du Fort Niedergrünewald
Town: Luxembourg
Postal code: L-2925
Country: Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 4303-1
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: