Services - 533801-2020

06/11/2020    S217

Norway-Oslo: Research and development consultancy services

2020/S 217-533801

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Norad – Direktoratet for utviklingssamarbeid
National registration number: 971 277 882
Postal address: Pb 8034 Dep.
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
Postal code: 0030
Country: Norway
Contact person: Joanna Gozdyra
Telephone: +47 12345
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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:
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

Framework Agreement — Consultancy Services for Development Programs Concerning REDD+ and Green Economy

Reference number: 2000876
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The overall thematic focus of the framework agreement is related to REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) including land use planning, sustainable food systems and forest law enforcement. Further, green economy and low carbon development are also thematic focus areas. The framework agreement will mainly, but not exclusively, be used for consultancy services related to the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 12 000 000.00 NOK
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73210000 Research consultancy services
73220000 Development consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement covers a framework agreement with several Suppliers. Norad will be the suppliers’ legal counterpart. Under the framework agreement the suppliers will conduct consultancy services for Norad. These will normally be directly related to projects either managed by Norad, Embassies or the MoCE. The consultancy services will normally fall within four different types of assignments.

1) Project proposal appraisals ahead of funding decisions.

2) Mid-term and end-reviews.

3) Technical assessments. This could be follow-up on recommendations from reviews/appraisals.

4) Technical assistance to partner institutions, including capacity building and training.

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: 12 000 000.00 NOK
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
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:

Norad will enter into a framework agreement for a period of 2 years with the possible extension of up to 2 years (2 + 1 + 1).

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:

Legally established business.

A certificate of registration or register transcript (sole proprietorships) from the Central Coordinating Register of Legal Entities.

Tax certificates

Norwegian tenderers must submit a tax certificate for value-added tax, taxes and national insurance contributions. Sole proprietorships must submit confirmation from the tax collector/tax authorities that they are not registered in the VAT register.

Overseas tenderers must submit equivalent tax certificates from their own countries.

The tax certificates must not be older than six (6) months calculated from expiry of the closing date for submission of tenders.

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

Economic and financial capacity

The tenderer must have sufficient economic and financial capacity to execute the contract, including requirements for:

(a) requirement that the supplier has an annual minimum turnover of NOK 4 000 000.

If the tenderer has valid reasons for not being able to provide this documentation, the tenderer can prove his economic and financial capacity by any other document that the contracting authority considers appropriate, in accordance with section 16-4 (2) of the Public Procurement Regulations.

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

Technical and professional capacity

The tenderer must have sufficient technical and professional capacity to execute the contract.

The most significant supply contracts performed by the enterprise over the last three (3) years, including their value, time, and recipient.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

1) Self-declaration confirming sufficient knowledge on the part of tendered personnel prior to travel to high-risk areas.

2) Data processing agreement.

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
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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: 07/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 07/03/2021
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Oslo tingrett
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Oslo tingrett
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Oslo tingrett
Town: Oslo
Country: Norway
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: