Services - 470469-2020

06/10/2020    S194

Uzbekistan-Tashkent: Miscellaneous services

2020/S 194-470469

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan
Postal address: Sh. Rustaveli str. Impass1, House 4
Town: Tashkent
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Postal code: 100070
Country: Uzbekistan
Contact person: Dildora Abidjanova
E-mail: tashkent.chef@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=1156321
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 – BID Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan
Postal address: Sh. Rustaveli str. Impass1, House 4
Town: Tashkent
Postal code: 100070
Country: Uzbekistan
Contact person: Dildora Abidjanova
E-mail: tashkent.chef@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:

Support to VET Reforms Project in Uzbekistan Inception Phase 1 February 2021-31 October 2021 Phase 1 1 November 2021-31 December 2025

II.1.2)Main CPV code
98300000 Miscellaneous services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Swiss Embassy in Uzbekistan is planning to support this ongoing VET-reform with a long-term project. Its objective is, that ‘VET students and graduates in Uzbekistan profit from a functional labour market-oriented education and training system allowing them to find and retain an attractive and decent job in sectors with growth potential’. It is expected that the new project works on systems level and supports institutional actors in VET such as the Ministry of Higher and Specialised Secondary Education (MoHSSE) and others. It will also work on issues of VET governance, quality assurance, teacher training and the engagement of economic actors in VET. The project shall apply a combined systemic-change and capacity building approach to develop and strengthen important systemic resources on the long-run.

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:

Uzbekistan.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Swiss Embassy in Uzbekistan is planning to support this ongoing VET-reform with a long-term project. Its objective is, that ‘VET students and graduates in Uzbekistan profit from a functional labour market-oriented education and training system allowing them to find and retain an attractive and decent job in sectors with growth potential’. It is expected that the new project works on systems level and supports institutional actors in VET such as the Ministry of Higher and Specialised Secondary Education (MoHSSE) and others. It will also work on issues of VET governance, quality assurance, teacher training and the engagement of economic actors in VET. The project shall apply a combined systemic-change and capacity building approach to develop and strengthen important systemic resources on the long-run.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Cost criterion - Name: AC 1: Qualification and experience of the organisation and the nominated team / Weighting: 30 %
Cost criterion - Name: AC 2: Understanding of the mandate and general approach / Weighting: 25 %
Cost criterion - Name: AC 3: Procedure and project organisation / Weighting: 20 %
Cost criterion - Name: AC 4: Financial proposal / Weighting: 25 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/02/2021
End: 31/12/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The option of directly awarding follow-up mandates is reserved.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 23/11/2020
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: 30/11/2020
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 not permitted.

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

Terms of business: General Conditions of Business (GCB) for Project Implementation Mandates – Version November 2019 General Terms and Conditions for FDFA Mandates Type A and B These General Conditions of Business (GCB) shall be deemed accepted by the Contractor on submission of the offer.

Negotiations: remain reserved.

Basic procedural principles: the contracting authority awards public contracts for services provided in Switzerland only to bidders who ensure compliance with the health and safety regulations and employment conditions for employees, as well as equal pay for women and men. If the service is provided abroad, the bidder must ensure at least compliance with the International Labour Organization’s fundamental conventions in accordance with Annex 2a PPO. The self declaration form ‘Compliance with working conditions, workplace health and safety regulations and requirement of equal pay for men and women: Declaration by the supplier’ has to be signed and is to be submitted with the offer.

Additional information: the option of directly awarding follow-up mandates is reserved.

Procedures for appeal: no, the tender proceeds in accordance with section 3 of the Federal Ordinance on Public Procurement (PPO). There is no right of appeal.

Deadline/remarks: the ‘Technical Proposal’ and ‘Financial Proposal’ shall be submitted in one envelope and shall contain:

(a) one original signed hard copy of the technical and financial proposal labelled ‘Original’;

(b) two signed copies of the technical and financial proposal labelled, ‘Signed Copy’;

(c) one data storage device (e.g. CD, DVD, USB-Memory Stick) of all technical proposal and all financial proposal documents. Alternative for submission of offers due to exceptional situation of Covid-19: due to the exceptional situation of Covid-19 the bidders can as well by way of exception submit the bid by email. In this case bidders send the bid (format PDF) to tashkent.chef@eda.admin.ch at latest 23 November 2020, 24.00 Swiss time. Bids received late cannot be taken into consideration. The email must mention ‘Support to VET Reforms Project in Uzbekistan’ in the subject line. And 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 on 24 November 2020 at the latest. Language for offers: English.

Remarks (Desired deadline for questions in written form): no information is given by telephone. Any question can be made by 14 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 23 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 1 October 2020, doc. 1156321

Desired deadline for questions in written form: 14 October 2020.

Documents of the invitation to tender are available from 1 October 2020 until 23 November 2020.

Conditions for obtaining the tendering documentation: the documentation on the public call to tender for the project 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 project. You will then be able to log in and use the password that you will have been sent by email 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:
01/10/2020