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Services - 505413-2021

06/10/2021    S194

Germany-Eschborn: Administration services

2021/S 194-505413

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Postal address: Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 - 5
Town: Eschborn
NUTS code: DE71A Main-Taunus-Kreis
Postal code: 65760
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 6196794047
Fax: +49 619679804047
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 electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Legal person governed by private law (gemeinnützige GmbH) wholly owned by the Federal Republic of Germany
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: International Development Cooperation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

81275829-Expert pool to support the project at the level of all project components

Reference number: 81275829
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75100000 Administration services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Heavily dependent on oil and gas, Algeria's economy is facing a decline in real economic growth and state foreign exchange reserves due to several years of falling oil prices. Decentralisation has made little progress. The more than 1,500 municipalities are mostly inadequately funded and have little decision-making autonomy vis-à-vis the central state. The public administration is cumbersome, non-transparent and not very close to the people. The government ended the policy of budget consolidation and returned to the previous high social spending. This led to a rising budget deficit. As a result, Algerian institutions are increasingly forced to cut costs and use available funds more efficiently. On the other hand, the country's industrial and demographic development is accompanied by increasing pollution and overexploitation of natural resources. The costs associated with this are estimated to be around EUR10.3 billion annually.

To better address these external costs, the Algerian government has introduced 16 different environmental taxes. Some of the environmental taxes are directly related to climate protection, such as the tax on petroleum products. There are also taxes on national energy consumption or appliances with high energy consumption. However, these taxes are only partially levied. Within the framework of the project, the tax on environmentally hazardous and polluting activities, the complementary tax on atmospheric pollution of industrial origin, the complementary tax on industrial waste water, the incentive tax for the removal of industrial waste and the incentive tax for the removal of waste related to the care activities of hospitals and clinics will be examined.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66600000 Treasury services
72212412 Tax preparation software development services
75130000 Supporting services for the government
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DZ Algeria
Main site or place of performance:

00000 Algerien

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Derivation of the project objective:

Algeria's existing environmental tax system is based on several legal provisions, but the implementation of environmental tax legislation has so far been inadequate.

Causes and assessment of changeability:

The conditions necessary for improving the environmental tax system are currently not yet sufficient and its legal framework still has considerable shortcomings. In addition, there is a lack of clear strategic orientation of the individual environmental taxes. Also, coordination and harmonisation between the actors involved in environmental tax legislation is not yet optimal. Existing legislation is not consistent. Other legal provisions are incomplete or not updated. As a result, environmental taxes miss their target or are not levied at all. These causes can be changed through technical, process and organisational consulting.

The correct and efficient calculation of the tax base is an essential prerequisite for the levying of environmental taxes. However, the actors involved in this calculation do not have the necessary capacities. There are no differentiated technical regulations and there is a lack of knowledge to assess environmental hazards properly and to set the taxes to be levied soundly. The procedure for calculating the tax base is not identical for all environmental directorates of the Wilayas. These factors lead to a situation where the transfer of the tax base to the tax authorities is very inefficient and the environmental taxes are not calculated considering the real pollutant load of the companies. Moreover, some taxes are not levied at all. These causes can be influenced by technical and process consulting.

The companies responsible for polluting the environment are confronted with the challenge of gaining access to financing mechanisms for environmental protection measures. Existing government financing mechanisms do not reflect the financing needs of companies. Companies lack awareness of the problems associated with industrial pollution and knowledge of technical and organisational solutions. As a result, industrial companies invest insufficiently in environmental protection measures. These causes can be changed through training measures as well as technical and process consulting.

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: 300 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 15/02/2022
End: 31/12/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

GIZ may optionally commission contract amendments and/or increases based on the criteria in the tender documents to the successful bidder of this tender. For details, please see the terms of reference.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

GIZ may optionally commission contract amendments and/or increases based on the criteria in the tender documents to the successful bidder of this tender. For details, please see the terms of reference.

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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

1. Trading name and address, commercial register number.

2. Eligibility declaration that no grounds for exclusion in Section 123, 124 of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB) apply.

3. Eligibility declaration subcontractors if applicable.

4. Association clause if applicable.

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

1. Average annual turnover for the last three years (last-but-four financial year can be included in case of tenders held within 6 months of end of last financial year), at least: 620,000.00 EUR

2. Average number of employees and managers in the last three calendar years, at least 7 persons

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

1. The technical assessment is only based on reference projects with a minimum commission value of 150,000.00 EUR.

2. At least 1 reference projects in the technical field Corporate environmental management and at least in the Mediterranean and Africa reference projects in the region 1 in the last 3 years.

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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/11/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 17/11/2021
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The communication takes place exclusively via the project area of the portal.

Bekanntmachungs-ID: CXTRYY6YNE2

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Die Vergabekammern des Bundes
Postal address: Villemombler Straße 76
Town: Bonn
Postal code: 53123
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 2289499-0
Fax: +49 2289499-163
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: