Services - 607449-2021

26/11/2021    S230

Nepal-Kathmandu: Miscellaneous services

2021/S 230-607449

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal
Postal address: Ekanta Kuna, Jawalakhel
Town: Kathmandu
NUTS code: NP Nepal
Postal code: 0
Country: Nepal
Contact person: Sangita Yadav
E-mail: kathmandu@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=1225121
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 Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC Embassy of Switzerland in Nepal
Postal address: Ekanta Kuna, Jawalakhel
Town: Kathmandu
Postal code: 0
Country: Nepal
Contact person: Sangita Yadav
E-mail: kathmandu@eda.admin.ch
NUTS code: NP Nepal
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:

Nepal - Reintegration of Returnee Migrant Workers Project Phase 1 - Duration: 16.05.2022 – 15.07.2026

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

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.

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:

Nepal

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Cost criterion - Name: AC1: Qualification and experience of nominated team / Weighting: 25%
Cost criterion - Name: AC2: Understanding of the project and general approach / Weighting: 40%
Cost criterion - Name: AC3: Project organisation and workplan / Weighting: 10%
Cost criterion - Name: AC4: Financial Proposal / Weighting: 25%
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 16/05/2022
End: 15/07/2026
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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.

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: 10/02/2022
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: 15/02/2022
Local time: 23:59
Information about authorised persons and opening 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

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional 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.

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:
22/11/2021