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Luxembourg-Luxembourg: EIB - Consultant to the Advisory Services Department/Technical Assistant Unit of the EIB

2014/S 001-000008

Contract notice


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s):

European Investment Bank, 98–100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer, 2950Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG. Contact: Mrs Véronique Paulon, Procurement and Purchasing Division, ref.: VP-1157. Tel. +352 4379-1. Fax +352 437704. E-mail: occo-procurement@eib.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eib.org

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eib.org/about/procurement/calls/vp-1157.htm

Further information can be obtained at:

As in abovementioned contact point(s).

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at:

As in abovementioned contact point(s).

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:

As in abovementioned contact point(s).

I.2)Type of the contracting authority and main activity or activities:
European institution/agency or international organisation.
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no.


Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Consultant to the Advisory Services Department/Technical Assistant Unit of the EIB.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Services.
Main place of performance: worldwide.
NUTS code: LU000.
II.1.3)The notice involves:
A public contract.
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The objective of the assignment is to support the Technical Assistance Unit in the procurement and contract management of EIB's technical assistance (TA) operations in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region.
Eligible candidates for this assignment are independent experts.
The consultant will be based in EIB's headquarters in Luxembourg. The scope of work for the assignment will be as follows:
— contribute to the development of EIB (Ops B) TA activity outside the EU,
— liaise regularly with the European Commission (EC), international and bilateral financial institutions and negotiate new TA mandates and TA activities with funders, in particular with the EC and EU Member States,
— contribute to the design of new TA assignments (objectives and results, duration, budget, expert profiles reporting requirements) and ensure the smooth functioning of consultancy assignments throughout the project cycle (identification, tendering, contract execution, disbursements and reporting),
— manage all administrative, financial and contractual aspects during implementation of consultancy assignments and assess eligibility and compliance issues in line with EIB's guidelines,
— organise and participate in evaluation panels, draft shortlist and tender evaluation reports; control the quality of the deliverables of TA assignments together with EIB teams.
In addition, the Technical Assistance Unit (TAU) may ask the consultant to support the team in other areas.
The contract will be concluded for 1 year with a possible extension for a 2nd year.
NB: in order to take part in this call for tender, interested candidates should request the complete tender specifications from the EIB beforehand. The criteria set out in the specifications should be taken into account when drawing up tenders.
Requests should be sent to the address in point I.1.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
71356200.
II.1.8)Division into lots:
No.
II.1.9)Variants will be accepted:
No.
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: max. 150 000 EUR/year.
II.2.2)Options:
No.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion:
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract).


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not applicable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject:
No.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Applicants will be excluded from participation in this call for tenders if, pursuant to Article 45 of the Council Directive 2004/18/EU of 31.3.2004 relating to the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts, any of the following exclusion criteria apply to them:
a. they are bankrupt or are being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended business activities, or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national laws or regulations;
b. they are the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
c. they have been convicted by a judgment which has the force of 'res judicata' in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning their professional conduct;
d. they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
e. they have not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions or the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which they are established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
f. they have been the subject of a conviction by final judgment of which the contracting authority is aware for one or more of the reasons listed below:
(i) participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA(20);
(ii) corruption as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1997(21) and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA(22);
(iii) fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the European Communities' financial interests(23);
(iv) money laundering as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering(24);
g. they are found guilty of gross misrepresentation when providing, or failing to provide, information requested by the awarding authority in connection with their participation in this call for tenders.
Tenderers must show that they are not in one or more of the situations listed above by providing the following evidence in relation to items mentioned above:
(a) in relation to items (a), (b), (c) and (f) above, relevant extract(s) from the judicial record or, failing that, equivalent documentation issued by a competent judicial or administrative authority in the country where they are established. The extract(s) or equivalent documentation must be the most recent available. Depending on the national legislation of the country in which they are established, these documents must relate to entities with legal personality and/or natural persons; in the latter case, they must relate to the person(s) empowered to represent the tenderer and sign the framework contract if the tender is successful;
(b) in relation to item (e) above, the most recent certificates issued by the competent social security and tax authorities of the country where they are established. Where no such certificate is issued in that country, this can be replaced by a declaration on oath or solemn statement made before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body in that country. The declaration or statement provided must be dated less than 4 months before the final date for submission of tenders. Depending on the national legislation of the country in which they are established, these documents must relate to entities with legal personality and/or natural persons; in the latter case, they shall relate to the person(s) empowered to represent the tenderer and sign the contract if the tender is successful;
(c) in relation to items (d), and (g) above, a solemn declaration stating that the tenderer is not guilty of professional misconduct, and is supplying all the information required under this call for tenders in good faith and without misrepresentation. This solemn declaration should be signed by the person(s) empowered to represent the tenderer and sign the contract if the tender is selected and dated less than 4 months before the final date for submission of tenders.
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity:
The applicant has to submit the following information:
Not applicable.
III.2.3)Technical capacity:
The applicant has to comply at least with the following criteria:
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
— university degree in economics, finance, law or engineering.
Details are outlined in the relevant terms of references, which have to be required at the contact indicated under point I.1.
III.2.4)Reserved contracts:
No.
III.3)Conditions specific to service contracts
III.3.1)Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession:
No.
III.3.2)Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service:
Not applicable.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure:
IV.1.1)Type of procedure:
Open.
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.
IV.2.2)An electronic auction will be used:
No.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Ref.: VP-1157.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:
No.
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:
Payable documents: no.
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
10.2.2014 (23:59).
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time-frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
Duration in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender).
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders:
Place: European Investment Bank headquarters, Luxembourg.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)This is a recurrent procurement:
No.
VI.2)Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by EU funds:
No.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:

General Court of the European Union, rue du Fort Niedergrünewald, 2925 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG. Tel. +352 4303-1. Fax +352 4303-2100. E-mail: generalcourt.registry@curia.europa.eu cfi.registry@curia.europa.eu Internet: http://curia.europa.eu

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals:
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
Within 2 months of the plaintiff's being notified or, failing this, of the day on which it came to his knowledge.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19.12.2013.