Servicios - 452687-2020

25/09/2020    S187

Norway-Bergen: Aquaculture services

2020/S 187-452687

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: Havforskningsinstituttet
National registration number: 971349077
Postal address: Postboks 1870 Nordnes
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5817
Country: Norway
Contact person: Kristina Eek-Larsen
Telephone: +47 97093944
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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
Other activity: Government Institute

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

20/00699 — Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services within Aquaculture for Use in Development Aid Projects

Reference number: 20/00699
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77800000 Aquaculture services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The contracting authority would like to enter into a framework agreement with a company that can take on assignments for consultancy and the development of aquaculture infrastructure in developing countries. We envisage that the company can offer one, possibly several, named consultants who can act as a professional/technical consultant in the various aquaculture projects that the contracting authority runs in the contract period.

Tenderers ought to have good experience within the development and operation of aquaculture facilities/hatcheries, both those in commercial operation and research stations. Tenderers also ought to have experience from work in developing countries. The person in question will be expected to have good abilities to work independently, be solution-orientated and have good communication abilities across languages and cultures. The working languages will be Norwegian and English. The tenderer must expect assignments in the field, partly under simple conditions.

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: 5 000 000.00 NOK
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services
77700000 Services incidental to fishing
77850000 Fish farming services
98133100 Civic betterment and community facility support services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Myanmar, Cuba, Ghana.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The tenderer must expect to be awarded assignments in several different cooperation countries. The consultant will provide services for technical aquaculture systems. The person in question can also assist in training employees at research stations (hatcheries, etc.). Good communication abilities are therefore necessary.

The contracting authority is responsible for carrying out a bilateral project in Myanmar (called MYANOR-Fish). The project is financed by Norad via the Norwegian Embassy in Myanmar. It is a 5-year project that started in 2019.

The contracting authority will assist and guide the development of the aquaculture industry and not least, strengthen the authorities' competence within this area. In the first phase of this strategy, the contracting authority will assist in the renovation of the research station in Myeik (which is a marine hatchery), as well as provide assistance and training in the technical operation of the station. The research station will develop knowledge through the project, which will give a necessary basis for increased sustainable aquaculture production in the region. The station will be used for scientific purposes through the development of new and improved technology in the production of fish and other marine species.

The station is in poor condition and operation is only possible for a few months of the year. A plan has been prepared for improving the station along with a provisional budget for this work. As part of the improvements, there will have to be a call for tenders in Myanmar for some of the equipment that must be procured. The first assignment for the consultant will be to assist with the procurement. The tenderer must particularly assist with technical descriptions of the equipment that must be procured. We expect that this assignment can be solved via video conferences and email correspondence if required. The consultant will decide the order of these procurements as part of the assignment. Some drawings of technical installations are already available. These must be reviewed and assessed as part of the contract.

The intention is that the tenderer will have a role in the training and introduction of maintenance and operation of the station after the facility is complete. Several different assignments, which will be further specified, can be expected in this project phase.

The contracting authority participates in a cooperation project in a number of other development countries. For example Ghana, where we participate in a cooperation project with the country's authorities on the development of the fishing and aquaculture sector. The contracting authority is also in discussions with both Colombia and Cuba on the start-up of and contracts for similar development projects for the above-mentioned industries in the countries.

There can be a need for the tenderer's services in some parts of the projects in the mentioned countries.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Knowledge and experience / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Extension of the contract period for up to 4 years.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 115-280495
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


20/00699 — Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services within Aquaculture for Use in Development Aid Projects

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
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Aquaculture Management and Consulting AS
Postal address: Sælenveien 121
Town: Fyllingsdalen
NUTS code: NO051 Hordaland
Postal code: 5143
Country: Norway
Telephone: +47 92651838
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 NOK
Total value of the contract/lot: 5 000 000.00 NOK
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Bergen Tingrett
Postal address: Postboks 7412
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5020
Country: Norway
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Bergen Tingrett
Postal address: Postboks 7412
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5020
Country: Norway
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The complaints and enforcement system in Norway is based on private initiative, typically from a tenderer who was not awarded the contract. If the tenderer wants a binding decision, the case must be brought before the law courts. The judicial review is supplemented by a separate Appeals Board for Public Procurements (KOFA). KOFA has the authority to impose fines for violations for illegal direct procurements, and will provide advisory statements on other breaches of the public procurement regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Klagenemnda for Offentlige Anskaffelser
Postal address: Postboks 511 sentrum
Town: Bergen
Postal code: 5805
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: