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Serbia-Belgrade: Project-supervision services other than for construction work
This contract will be financed by European Investment Bank (EIB) and is subject to the EIB's Guide to Procurement.
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Supervision of the Implementation of VTS and Voice VHF Systems on the Danube and Sava Rivers in the Republic of Serbia
Services of supervision and assistance to the contracting authority during the implementation of the contract ‘Implementation of VTS and voice VHF system on the Danube and Sava rivers’, which includes: analysing and approving design and implementation plans, issuing recommendations on project development to the contracting authority and assisting the PIU/PSC during project implementation.
Serbian Inland Waterway Infrastructure Finance Contract between the Republic of Serbia and European Investment Bank (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia – International Contracts, No 02/2019) – 40 % EIB and 60 % state budget of the Republic of Serbia.
The Republic of Serbia, alongside the Danube and Sava rivers, and in the data-centre and the VTS Centre that will be located in Belgrade.
Participation is open to all natural persons and firms (participating either individually or in a grouping — consortium — of tenderers) originating from all countries of the world.
All eligible natural and legal persons (as per item 4 above) or groupings of such persons (consortia) may apply.
A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All partners of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all other partners) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority.
The participation of an ineligible natural or legal person will result in the automatic exclusion of that person. In particular, if that ineligible person belongs to a consortium, the whole consortium will be excluded.
No more than one application or tender can be submitted by a natural or legal person whatever the form of participation (as an individual legal entity or as leader or partner of a consortium submitting an application/tender). In the event that a natural or legal person submits more than one application or tender, all applications or tenders in which that person has participated will be excluded.
In case of lots, the candidates or tenderers may submit only one application or tender per lot. Contracts will be awarded lot by lot and each lot will form a separate contract.
Grounds for exclusion
As part of the application form, candidates must submit a signed declaration, included in the standard application form, to the effect that they are not in any of the exclusion situations listed in Section 220.127.116.11. of the PRAG, Version August 2020, as well as in the Guide to Procurement for projects financed by the European Investment Bank, September 2018. (https://www.eib.org/attachments/strategies/guide_to_procurement_en.pdf), Section 1.4 (Ethical Conduct), Section 1.5 (Conflict of Interest), and Section 3.6 (Prohibited Conduct – Covenant of Integrity – template available in EIB Guide to Procurement, Annex 3), Anti-fraud policy of the European Investment Bank (http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publications/all/anti-fraud-policy.htm) and Section 3.8 Environmental and Social Covenant (E&S Covenant template is available in EIB Guide to Procurement, Annex 7)
Pursuant to its Sanctions Policy, the Bank shall not provide finance, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of an individual or entity that is subject to financial sanctions imposed by the EU, either autonomously or pursuant to the financial sanctions decided by the United Nations Security Council on the basis of article 41 of the UN Charter.
Stipulated in Section III.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The following selection criteria will be applied to candidates. In the case of applications submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the consortium as a whole if not specified otherwise. The selection criteria will not be applied to natural persons and single-member companies when they are sub-contractors.
The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed:
• the average annual turnover of the candidate over the last 3 years (2017, 2018 and 2019) must be at least EUR 800 000;
• the average current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) over the last 3 years (2017, 2018 and 2019) must be greater than 1 (>1);
The reference period to be considered will be the last 3 years preceding the submission deadline. The candidate has to:
• have at least 10 permanent staff currently working in the field of engineering or IT/consultancy. Permanent staff: staff whose employment is not based on any kind of fixed term contract;
• have provided services in at least 2 contracts with a budget of at least that of this contract related to IWT infrastructure supervision;
• at least one contract of supervision of IT implementation and/or terminal operation system on IWW or maritime transport infrastructure, implemented at any moment during the reference period. The project the candidate refers to could have been started or completed at any time during the indicated period but it does not necessarily have to be started and completed during that period, nor implemented during the entire period. It is allowed to refer either to projects completed within the reference period (although started earlier) or to projects not yet completed. In case of completed projects, those will be considered in its whole if proper evidence of performance is provided. In case of on-going projects, only the portion satisfactorily completed during the reference period, although started earlier, will be taken into consideration, supported by documentary evidence also detailing its value. If the project has been implemented in a consortium, the percentage that the candidate has successfully completed must be clearly stated in the documentary evidence with a description of the nature of the services provided if the selection criteria relating to the pertinence of the experience have been used. Documentary evidence is not required at the application stage but will be requested with the invitation to tender.
Previous experience which caused breach of contract and termination by a CA shall not be used as reference.
An economic operator may rely on the capacities of other entities, regardless of the legal nature of the links which it has with them. In that case it must prove to the CA that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary for performance of the contract through a commitment by those entities to place those resources at its disposal. Such entities must respect the same rules of eligibility as the economic operator relying on them and must comply with the selection criteria for which the economic operator relies on them. The data for this third entity for the relevant selection criterion should be included in a separate document. Proof of the capacity will also have to be provided when requested by the CA.
For the technical and professional criteria, an economic operator may only rely on the capacities of other entities where the latter will perform the tasks for which these capacities are required.
For the economic and financial criteria, the entities upon whose capacity the economic operator relies, become jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract.
If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, the relative strengths and weaknesses of their applications must be re-examined in order to rank them and identify the best 8. The only additional comparative criteria during this re-examination, in the order in which they appear below, are:
1) The highest number of projects that meet criteria: At least one contract of supervision of IT implementation on IWW or maritime transport infrastructure;
2) The highest cumulative value of all the projects that meet criteria: at least 2 contracts with a budget of at least that of this contract related to IWT infrastructure supervision.
N.B.: additional comparative criterion No 1 shall be applied to all the eligible candidates that meet the selection criteria. If it is not possible to identify the 8 best candidates because two or more candidates are tied for the 8th position, criterion No 2 shall be applied only to these tied candidates.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Information on the dates and timing:
Prior information notice publication date: 9 October 2020
Contract notice publication date: 30 November 2020
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 December 2020 at 14.30
Public opening ceremony: 5 January 2021 at 10.00
Other relevant information shall be provided within the tender dossier distributed to short listed candidates.