Supplies - 457523-2020

29/09/2020    S189

Nepal-Kathmandu: Medical equipments

2020/S 189-457523

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal
Postal address: PO Box 113
Town: Kathmandu
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Postal code: 44600
Country: Nepal
E-mail: kathmandu@eda.admin.ch
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.simap.ch
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.simap.ch/shabforms/servlet/Search?NOTICE_NR=1155559
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
Official name: please do not open – ‘Nepal - Supply and Delivery of Medical Equipment and Goods‘ Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal
Postal address: PO Box 113
Town: Kathmandu
Postal code: 44600
Country: Nepal
Contact person: Ekantakuna, Jawalakhel
E-mail: kathmandu@eda.admin.ch
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.simap.ch
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:

Nepal: The Supply and Delivery of Medical Equipment and Goods

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33100000 Medical equipments
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Despite the GoN’s efforts in increasing testing capacities, isolation and quarantine facilities, and intensive care units (ICUs), Nepal severely lacks medical equipment and health care infrastructure. There is an urgent need for medical equipment and gears, safe management of hazardous medical waste, and access to clean and safe water system for hospitals in the current context as the number of Covid -9 cases rise sharply across the country.

In this regard, the GoN has requested for assistance from development partners in strengthening its health care system. In addition, Province 1 Government of Nepal has requested SDC for its technical and financial assistance. The SDC has decided to cooperate with Province 1 on its fight against the global pandemic of Covid-19 and intends to cover eligible payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of medical equipment and goods.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: CH0 SCHWEIZ/SUISSE/SVIZZERA
Main site or place of performance:

Biratnagar and surrounding areas in Province 1 of Nepal.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Despite the GoN’s efforts in increasing testing capacities, isolation and quarantine facilities, and intensive care units (ICUs), Nepal severely lacks medical equipment and health care infrastructure. There is an urgent need for medical equipment and gears, safe management of hazardous medical waste, and access to clean and safe water system for hospitals in the current context as the number of Covid-19 cases rise sharply across the country.

In this regard, the GoN has requested for assistance from development partners in strengthening its health care system. In addition, Province 1 Government of Nepal has requested SDC for its technical and financial assistance. The SDC has decided to cooperate with Province 1 on its fight against the global pandemic of Covid-19 and intends to cover eligible payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of medical equipment and goods.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Cost criterion - Name: AC 1: Quality of goods as per technical specification / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion - Name: AC2: Price offer / Weighting: 80 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 10/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Purchaser’s right to vary quantities at time of award.

At the time of awarding the contract, the purchaser reserves the right to increase or decrease the quantity of goods and related services originally specified in Section III, Schedule of Requirements and without any change in the unit prices or other terms and conditions of the bid and the bidding document.

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 30/10/2020
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 03/11/2020
Local time: 23:59
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

The bids are not opened publicly. In accordance with PPA Art. 8 para. 1d, the contracting authority safeguards the confidential character of all information provided by the bidder. The information to be published after the award of the mandate and the information to be disclosed in the framework of the PPA Art. 23 para. 2 and 3

Remain subject to reservation.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

Partial offers are permitted.

Conditions for countries not party to the WTO agreement: None.

Terms of business: general terms and conditions for procurement of goods (GTC) as specified in Section IV. These general terms and conditions shall be deemed accepted by the contractor on submission of the offer.

Negotiations: remain reserved.

Basic procedural principles: Sellers with their headquarters or a branch in Switzerland shall comply with the health and safety standards and conditions of employment applicable in Switzerland, as well as with the principle of equal pay for men and women. The conditions of employment shall be deemed to encompass collective and standard employment contracts or, where no such contracts exist, the actual conditions of employment customary for the location and occupation. Sellers headquartered abroad shall comply with the corresponding conditions applicable where the service is rendered abroad, but at least with the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization. If the seller seconds workers from a foreign country to Switzerland to render the service, compliance with the provisions of the posted workers Act of 8 October 1999 must be ensured. If the seller violates obligations arising from section 4, it shall be liable to pay a contract penalty unless it proves that it is not at fault. The penalty shall amount to 10 % of the entire remuneration per case of violation, but no more than CHF 100 000 in total. Payment of the contract penalty shall not release the seller from compliance with these obligations.

Additional information: none.

Procedures for appeal: in accordance with Art. 30 of the Law on Public Procurement an appeal can be lodged in writing within 20 days of publication of the above instruction with the Federal Administrative Court, Postfach, 9023 St Gallen. The complaint is to be submitted in duplicate and must contain the request, the reasons supporting it including indication of the evidence and the signature of the complainant or his/her representative. The complaint must be accompanied by a copy of the present publication and by available evidence.

Deadline/remarks: the bidder is expected to examine all instructions, forms, terms, and specifications in the bidding document as well as in amendments, if any. Failure to furnish all information or documentation required by the bidding document may result in the rejection of the bid. Bids containing all documentation are to be submitted as follows:

(a) One original signed hard copy labelled ‘Original’;

(b) Two signed copies labelled ‘Signed Copy’;

(c) One data storage device (memory stick) of all documents.

The bid shall comprise of the following:

(a) bid submission letter and the applicable price schedules, in accordance with ITB;

(b) bid security equivalent to 2.5 % of the bid amount excluding VAT;

(c) written confirmation authorizing the signatory of the bid to commit the bidder;

(d) documentary evidence in accordance with ITB establishing the bidder’s eligibility to bid;

(e) documentary evidence in accordance with ITB, that the goods and related services confirm to the bidding document;

(f) documentary evidence in accordance with ITB establishing the bidder’s qualification to perform the contract if its bid is accepted; and

(g) any other required documents, as stated in the tender document.

The bidder is solely responsible for the authenticity of the submitted documents. The bidder shall include the following documents along with their bid:

— copy of firm/company registration certificate;

— copy of VAT and PAN registration certificate;

— tax clearance certificate/tax return submission evidence/evidence of time extension for the FY 2076/77 alternative for submission of bid due to exceptional situation of Covid-19: due to the exceptional situation of Covid-19, for this particular bid, bidders can submit the bid by email. In this case, bidders send the bid (pdf format) to kathmandu@eda.admin.ch by 30 October 2020 by 17.00 Nepal time. Bids received late cannot be taken into consideration. They will be returned unopened to the bidder. The email must mention ‘Supply and Delivery of Medical Equipment and Goods’ in the reference line. Bidders must confirm in the email the binding force of the bid. The receipt of the bids submitted via email will be acknowledged via email at the latest on 3 November 2020. Language for Bid: English.

Remarks (Desired deadline for questions in written form)No information is given by telephone. Any question can be made by 5 October 2020 anonymously in the forum space at www.simap.ch. Questions submitted late cannot be answered. Answers will be published on www.simap.ch by 12 October 2020. Bidders are themselves responsible for downloading the answers from SIMAP and for taking them into consideration in the preparation of the bids.

National reference publication: Simap of 24 September 2020, doc. 1155559 Desired deadline for questions in written form: 5 October 2020.

Documents of the invitation to tender are available from 24 September 2020 until 30 October 2020.

Conditions for obtaining the tendering documentation: the documentation on the public call to tender for the programme mentioned can be downloaded from the platform www.simap.ch under: running procedures, confederation, Invitations to tender. In order to do so, you first have to register in the mentioned programme. You will then be able to log in and use the password that you will have been sent by e-mail to download the documentation desired.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Postal address: Postfach
Town: St Gallen
Postal code: 9023
Country: Switzerland
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
24/09/2020