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Services - 656621-2021

Submission deadline has been amended by:  39019-2022
22/12/2021    S248

Germany-Eschborn: Air pollution monitoring or measurement services

2021/S 248-656621

Contract notice

Services

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
Contact person: Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB Rechtsanwälte
E-mail: giz.ausschreibungen@fgvw.de
Telephone: +49 69719189012
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.giz.de
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://ausschreibungen.giz.de/Satellite/notice/CXTRYY6YKW9/documents
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://ausschreibungen.giz.de/Satellite/notice/CXTRYY6YKW9
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
II.1.1)Title:

81278527-Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) Test

Reference number: 81278527
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90731400 Air pollution monitoring or measurement services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

GIZ is seeking for external support from a contractor with relevant expertise and certification for conducting up to 20 Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) tests. These QAL2 tests will be conducted on automated monitoring systems (AMS) used for measuring N2O emissions in different nitric acid production facilities in selected countries under the framework of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG) initiative.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a highly potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential 265 times that of carbon dioxide (CO2). One major source of N2O emissions is the manufacture of nitric acid, which is mainly used for producing nitrogen-based fertiliser.

In a new drive to realise this mitigation potential, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) launched during the 21st COP in Paris the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG) Initiative. The NACAG initiative aims to achieve abatement of N2O emissions from nitric acid production at a global level by incentivising the installation of appropriate abatement technologies in all nitric acid production plants worldwide.

GIZ has been assigned to implement the NACAG Secretariat, steering the initiative"s operations and coordinating the support for governments and plant operators. NACAG makes financial support available for the installation of abatement and monitoring technology of N2O emissions in countries and nitric acid plants that are eligible. It is the task of NACAG Secretariat to ensure, among others, the effectiveness of the mitigation technology to be installed in the plants and therefore state-of-the-art technology will be installed in each and every plant participating in NACAG. In order to ensure that the installed monitoring systems have been correctly installed and provide precise and reliable monitoring data, a QAL2 test following international standards will be performed.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71300000 Engineering services
71356000 Technical services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DE300 Berlin
Main site or place of performance:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Köthener Straße 2-3 10963 Berlin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

GIZ is seeking for external support from a contractor with relevant expertise and certification for conducting Quality Assurance Level 2 (QAL2) tests. These QAL2 tests will be conducted on automated monitoring systems (AMS) used for measuring N2O emissions in different nitric acid production facilities in selected countries under the framework of the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG) initiative.

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) launched during the 21st COP in Paris the Nitric Acid Climate Action Group (NACAG) Initiative. The NACAG initiative aims to achieve abatement of N2O emissions from nitric acid production at a global level by incentivising the installation of appropriate abatement technologies in all nitric acid production plants worldwide.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a highly potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential 265 times that of carbon dioxide (CO2). One major source of N2O emissions is the manufacture of nitric acid, which is mainly used for producing nitrogen-based fertiliser. Although effective abatement technologies are available at comparably low cost, N2O from the production of nitric acid continues to be emitted into the atmosphere in most countries in the world.

GIZ has been assigned to implement the NACAG Secretariat, steering the initiative"s operations and coordinating the support for governments and plant operators. The initiative provides all governments and plant operators with advice and information on technological and regulatory issues regarding N2O abatement.

For more information about the NACAG please take the opportunity to check our website: http://www.nitricacidaction.org/

NACAG makes financial support available for the installation of abatement and monitoring technology of N2O emissions in countries that are eligible. It is the task of NACAG Secretariat to ensure, among others, the effectiveness of the mitigation technology to be installed in the plants. Therefore, state-of-the-art monitoring technology QAL1 certified will be also installed in the plants. In order to ensure that the installed monitoring systems have been correctly installed and provide precise and reliable monitoring data, a QAL2 test following international standards will be performed.

For the purpose of conducting the QAL2 tests, the contractor must follow the procedure laid out in the Norm EN 14181:2015-02 and therefore must be accredited for this task according to EN ISO/IEC 17025. The maximum number of QAL2 tests to be conducted under this contract is twenty (20).

The actual nitric acid production facilities where the QAL2 tests shall be conducted are located in one or several of the countries that have been listed in the Terms of Reference.

For each commissioning, the contractor will conduct an onsite visit at the facility in order to perform the calibration of the AMS using a standard reference method (SRM) and generate a QAL2 report in English language including, among other aspects: a brief description of the plant, a brief description of the AMS, the confirmation on the correct installation of the AMS in accordance to the recommendations of the manufacturer (and EN 14181 requirements), the calibration curve and the valid calibration range.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 39
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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

If more than five participants are considered suitable, a selection will be made under all eligible participants based on the following criteria who will be requested to submit tender:

I. Technical experience:

Number of reference projects (weighting 50%)

II. Regional experience:

Regional experience in in QAL2 testing in the following countries (weighting 50%):

1. Argentina

2. Colombia

3. Cuba

4. Georgia

5. India

6. Jordan

7. Kazakhstan

8. Mexico

9. Peru

10. Thailand

11. Tunisia

12. Uzbekistan

13. Vietnam

14. Zimbabwe

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:

The forms provided must be used for the application for participation:

1. details of the company name and address, beneficial owner, bank details, commercial register number, company profile, tax number, VAT identification number, contact person for queries;

2. self-declaration that there are no grounds for exclusion under section 123 and/or section 124 of the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (GWB) apply;

3. self-declaration as to whether a fine of at least two thousand five hundred euros has been imposed for a violation pursuant to § 21 MiLoG;

4. declaration of integrity;

5. insofar as a candidate wishes to make use of the capacities of another enterprise with regard to the required economic and/or financial and/or technical and/or professional capacity, it must prove by submitting a declaration of commitment that the corresponding capacities are available to it for the performance of the contract;

6. in the case of participation as a group of candidates: groups of candidates/bidders must designate a lead member and authorise this member to represent the group and to receive payments with discharging effect also for the other members. A corresponding agreement signed by all members must be attached to the application for participation. The sample provided by GIZ must be used for this purpose.

7. in the case of a subcontract, a corresponding declaration of commitment by the subcontractor must be submitted with the tender at the latest, as well as a declaration that no grounds for exclusion pursuant to Section 123 and/or Section 124 GWB apply to the subcontractor.

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

The forms provided are to be used for the application for participation.

1. self-declaration of average annual turnover for the last three financial years (last-but-four financial year can be included in case of tenders held within six months of end of last financial year).

2. self-declaration on the average number of employees and managers in the last three calendar years.

3. the contracting authority reserves the right to demand proof of creditworthiness from the bidder/group of bidders after submission of the bid, which is intended for the award of the contract. This proof must then not be older than 3 months.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

1. Average annual turnover for the last three financial years (last-but-four financial year can be included in case of tenders held within six months of end of last financial year): at least 600,000 EUR.

2. average number of employees and managers in the last three calendar years: at least 10.

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

1) It is necessary to provide minimum 10 reference projects in the technical field "Performance of QAL2 Test (according to DIN EN 14181)", each of them in the last three years.

2) Submission of a copy on the accreditation according to ISO 17025.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

1) The technical assessment is only based on reference projects with a minimum commission value of 10,000 (ten thousand) EUR in the last three years. The minimum requirements forsee at least 10 reference projects in the technical field "Performance of QAL2 Test (according to DIN EN 14181), each of them in the last three years.

3) Accreditation according to ISO 17025.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 21/01/2022
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 10/02/2022
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English

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: CXTRYY6YKW9

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
E-mail: vk@bundeskartellamt.bund.de
Telephone: +49 2289499-0
Fax: +49 2289499-163
Internet address: https://www.bundeskartellamt.de
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

According to Article 160, Section 3 of the German Act Against Restraint of Competition (GWB), application for review is not permissible insofar as

1. the applicant has identified the claimed infringement of the procurement rules before submitting the application for review and has not submitted a complaint to the contracting authority within a period of 10 calendar days; the expiry of the period pursuant to Article 134, Section 2 remains unaffected,

2. complaints of infringements of procurement rules that are evident in the tender notice are not submitted to the contracting authority at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for the application or by the deadline for the submission of bids, specified in the tender notice.

3. complaints of infringements of procurement rules that first become evident in the tender documents are not submitted to the contracting authority at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for application or by the deadline for the submission of bids,

4. more than 15 calendar days have expired since receipt of notification from the contracting authority that it is unwilling to redress the complaint.

Sentence 1 does not apply in the case of an application to determine the invalidity of the contract in accordance with Article 135, Section 1 (2). Article 134, Section 1, Sentence 2 remains unaffected.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/12/2021