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Nepal-Kathmandu: Miscellaneous services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Nepal - Reintegration of Returnee Migrant Workers Project Phase 1 - Duration: 16.05.2022 – 15.07.2026
The ReMi project will support the social and economic reintegration of returnee migrant workers in Nepal, based on a two-pronged approach with a development and a policy angle: On one side, it will provide services to returnee migrant workers to support their social and economic reintegration, which includes for example information on local employment opportunities. On the other side, the project will work with the GoN to anchor these services within the federal structure and in relevant policies.
The scope of the present tender document covers the first phase (16.05.2022 – 15.07.2026). The winning bidder will be responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of the full project and the delivery of the intended outcomes and outputs as outlined in the tender document. National or international non-governmental as well as private sector organizations are invited to participate in the tender process. Single tenderers or consortia of tenderers are permitted.
The contracting authority reserves the right to award subsequent mandates to the successful tenderer of this tender procedure if a change of tenderer for goods, work or services to replace, supplement or extend supplies already provided is not possible for economic or technical reasons, would cause considerable difficulties or would entail substantial additional costs.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
The bids are not opened publicly.
In accordance with Art. 11 let. e PPA, the contracting authority safeguards the confidential character of all information provided by the tenderer.
Section VI: Complementary information
Partial offers are not permitted.
Conditions for tenderers from Non-Member States of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement:None.
Terms of business: General Conditions of Business (GCB) for Project Implementation Mandates – Version May 2021. These General Terms and Conditions of Business (GTC) shall be deemed to have been accepted by the contractor on submission of the bid.
Negotiations: remain reserved.
Essential requirements:The contracting authority may only award public contracts for the supply of goods, work and services in Switzerland to tenderers that ensure compliance with the workplace health and safety regulations and the terms and conditions of employment applicable at the place of performance, the notification and authorisation duties under the Federal Act of 17 June 2005 on Measures to Combat Illegal Employment (IEA) and the provisions on the equal treatment of men and women in terms of equal pay (see Art. 12 para. 1 PPA). For goods, work or services to be supplied abroad, the tenderer must, as a minimum, ensure compliance with the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization as set out in Annex 6 PPA (see Art. 12 para. 2 PPA). Accordingly, the contracting authority may only award a public contract to tenderers that, as a minimum, comply with the legal provisions on the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources applicable at the place of performance (see Art. 12 para. 3 PPA in conjunction with Annex 2 PPA). Any subcontractors that are permitted must meet the requirements set out in Article 12 paras. 1–3 PPA. These obligations must be incorporated into the agreements between tenderers and subcontractors.
Procedures for appeal:This is a public contract under Annex 5 no. 1 let. d PPA. There is no right of appeal.
Deadline / Remarks: Bids should include all the documents stipulated in section 6 and submitted in a sealed envelope as follows: 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) with all Technical Proposal and all Financial Proposal documents. OR d) Alternative for submission of offers due to exceptional situation of Covid-19, the tenderers can by way of exception submit the bid by email exclusively. Please follow instructions under chapter 8.4.2. point d).
Remarks (Desired deadline for questions in written form)No information is given by telephone. Any questions may be submitted anonymously by 03.12.2021 on the forum space at www.simap.ch. Questions submitted late cannot be answered. Answers will be published on www.simap.ch by 09.12.2021. Tenderers are themselves responsible for downloading the answers from www.simap.ch and for taking them into consideration in the preparation of the bids.
National reference publication: Simap of 22.11.2021 , doc. 1225121Desired deadline for questions in written form: 03.12.2021.
Documents of the invitation to tender are available from22.11.2021until 10.02.2022
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, using the password that you will have been sent by email, and download the documentation required.