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Denmark-Copenhagen: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2015/S 054-094061

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Postal address: Asiatisk Plads 2
Town: Copenhagen K
Postal code: 1448
Country: Denmark
For the attention of: Hans Hvitved
Telephone: +45 33920000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: development assistance
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Participatory Governance and Peace Programme in Somalia (PGP).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Somalia.

NUTS code DKZZZ Extra-Regio

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The entity will be responsible for supporting consolidation of peace through support to elections, civic education and civil society, in line with the Danish rationale and objectives, as explained below.
The new Somalia Country Programme (2015-2018) is structured around two thematic programmes. This call is in support of the Thematic Programme 1 on Governance. The objective of the thematic programme is to consolidate basic governance institutions at the local and national levels, in line with a long-term ambition for Somalia to develop transparent, participatory and accountable government institutions and practice.
The objective of the proposed development cooperation is to consolidate peace in the Somali region by strengthening peaceful and locally owned democratisation processes that contribute to cross-regional Somali democratisation.
The context in which the engagement takes place and the achievements it seeks are as follows:
— This engagement aims to support inclusive and participatory governance processes at the regional and federal level in Somalia, and to build the capacity of administrations and civil society to develop democratic systems and practices.
— The activities undertaken through the engagement should include a) training for and /or advising of electoral commissions at the regional and national level, b) development of and support to civil society organisations conducting research in the promotion of participatory governance, including identifying the needs and priorities of citizens, and c) support to local civil society in promoting events of reconciliation.
— A wide variety of governance and election activities are taking place across Somalia with a range of actors; this engagement should aim to work in close cooperation with other actors to improve transparency and accountability.
— Denmark has supported democratisation and electoral support in previous years, with good results. Capacity-building is required to consolidate the gains made in the democratic process and embed these gains into the legal framework.
— The Danish contribution to electoral institutions helps to build capable rights holders and duty bearers that support active citizen participation.
Denmark is tendering for this engagement in order to achieve the following:
— Relevance: The entity should have a goal of working with both government bodies on electoral issues and with citizens on peacebuilding and trust, thus linking to TP1. The program should link closely with PSG1 (Inclusive Politics).
— Effectiveness: The entity should be able to demonstrate effectiveness through previous funding, either from Danish or other international sources.
— Efficiency: The entity should show efficiency by developing lasting relationships with local partners and by leveraging the cost advantages of long-term partnerships in Somalia.
— Impact: The entity should aim to provide direct impact through elections, passage of laws concerning the democratic process and passage of laws that are drafted by civil society.
— Sustainability: The entity should ensure sustainability through close cooperation with both government officials and civil society.
Specific requirements:
The outcomes of the proposed engagement by 2018 are expected to be:
— Civil society and community leaders successfully advocate for legislative change on behalf of citizens, including women and marginalised groups.
— Communities in conflict-prone areas have greater access to innovative platforms for reconciliation.
— Democratic processes are deepened through institutional strengthening and electoral processes take place in a peaceful and credible fashion.
— Public knowledge, understanding, and participation in democratic practices is enhanced through civic education and other forms of outreach.
Anticipated activities could include, at the discretion of the entity:
— Conducting studies on possible conflict resolution and stabilisation approaches.
— Strengthening partner institutions both within the government and civil society.
— Gender mainstreaming, youth outreach and disability mainstreaming.
— Support civil society and government partners in reaching out to citizens during the electoral processes in Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland.
— Work with partners to establish a more solid legal framework for elections and constitutional issues.
The call for tender concerns Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia. It is anticipated that all areas will be covered by the selected entity.
Requirements for relevant references of candidates applying for Pre-qualification:
— Experience with similar governance and peace-building programmes from Somalia.
— A track record of working with the communities and regional/local institutions in which they intend to implement the programme.
— A solid understanding of the Somali Compact and the linkages between various UN programmes (or similar) developed under the compact and the activities to take place under this programme.
— Experience developing a Gender Action Plan, a Human Rights Action Plan and a Climate Change Action Plan.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200 Foreign economic-aid-related services, 79411000 General management consultancy services, 75130000 Supporting services for the government, 75200000 Provision of services to the community, 79140000 Legal advisory and information services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
A budget up to 34 000 000 DKK.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Requirements will appear in the tender dossier.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Financing conditions and payment arrangements will appear in the tender dossier.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
A group of economic operators will be required to enter a joint venture agreement;
Where a joint venture is proposed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark will require that all members of the joint venture are jointly and severally liable;
Applicants who apply as a joint venture shall each provide the documentation required under III.2.1) below;
If the Candidate is a joint venture, the joint venture shall, as a whole, meet the minimum conditions related to economic and financial standing and technical and professional ability required under III.2.2 and III.2.3) below.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Consultant will be required to perform the services in compliance with the Danida Anti-corruption Code of Conduct and the principles of the UN Global Compact.
The winner of the contract will be required to take out before commencement and maintain for the duration of the liability period, at its own cost, a Professional Risk Indemnity Insurance equal to the total contract amount or otherwise defined in the tender dossier.
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 the requirements are met: No restrictions on nationality;
In situations where conflict of interest occurs, Candidates will be excluded from participation, e.g. any Candidate (if a joint venture any of the members) or expert participating in the preparation of a project must be excluded from participation in the tender, unless the involvement does not constitute unfair competition;
Any Candidate who has been the subject of a conviction by final judgment of which the contracting authority is aware for 1 or more of the reasons listed in Article 45, 1 in the Directive shall be excluded;
Any Candidate may be excluded from participation in a contract if any of the cases specified in Article 45, 2 apply to that Candidate or Tenderer;
The Candidate, and in the case of the Candidate being a joint venture each member and other legal entities, shall furthermore sign a Solemn Declaration (Annex B in the Application Form for Expression of Interest) providing sufficient evidence that none of the cases specified in Article 45, 2, (e) and (f) in the Directive applies to any of the legal entities making this application.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: If the candidate is a joint venture, the joint venture shall, as a whole, meet the minimum conditions related to economic and financial standing:
(a) Annual turnover of the Candidate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: (a) 40 000 000 DKK.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
If the candidate is a joint venture, the joint venture shall, as a whole, meet the minimum conditions related to technical and professional ability
(a) List of most relevant project references from the last 3 years;
(b) Technicians or technical bodies;
(c) Measures for ensuring quality;
(d) Capacities for production, studies, and/or research;
(e) Education and professional qualifications;
(f) Environmental management measures;
(g) Average annual manpower;
(h) Tools/plants etc.;
(i) Subcontracting;
(j) Products supplied.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
(a) 1 relevant reference of contract (entered or finalized) in the last 3 years;
(b) Not applicable, unless otherwise required;
(c) An EN ISO 9001 certification or similar, or an acceptable operating quality assurance and management system;
(d) Not applicable, unless otherwise required;
(e) Management has relevant technical and management experience;
(f) Not applicable, unless otherwise required;
(g) List of average manpower divided on Management staff and other staff. Minimum those required for the assignment;
(h) Not applicable, unless otherwise required;
(i) The major part of the services must be rendered by the Tenderer;
(j) Not applicable, unless otherwise required.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selected on the basis of most relevant project references (entered or finalized) from the past 3 years.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
14.4.2015 - 00:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Tender procedures are subject to the law of Denmark and the rules applicable.
Any legal entity may only submit 1 application.
The proposals shall be submitted according to the requirements set out in the tender document. Please note that the outer envelope of the proposal must include the name and address of the Tenderer as well as the file reference number: 2015-12485.

The applications shall be submitted using the standard application form available under ‘Contract Documents’ on Please download current version. Applications not using the standard application form will not be accepted.

Candidates for Key Personnel positions may be invited for interviews. Failure to comply with this will lead to disqualification of the Tenderer.
A Candidate may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities (to meet possible minimum requirements concerning economic and financial standing, and technical and/or professional ability as specified in the Contract Notice), regardless of the legal nature of the links, which it has with them. It must in that case prove to the Contracting Authority that it will have at its disposal the resources necessary, for example, by producing an undertaking by those entities to that effect. Such entities, for instance the parent company of the candidate, must respect the same rules of eligibility, and must comply with the conditions as stated in the contract notice;
The Ministry reserves the right — but is not obliged — to use the remedies provided for in Section 12 of the Danish statutory order on procedures for the award of public supply contracts, public service contracts and public construction contracts (Order no. 712 and 15.6.2011), if applications or tenders do not fulfil the formalities of the tender documents.
The Client opposes exclusive agreements with local sub-consultants, be they organisations or individuals;
The award of contract is subject to the final approval of the Somalia Country Programme (2015-2018) by the relevant authorities.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Klagenævnet for Udbud, Erhvervsstyrelsen (The Complaints Board for Public Procurement, Danish Commerce and Companies Agency)
Postal address: Dahlerups Pakhus Langelinie Allé 17
Town: Copenhagen Ø
Postal code: 2100
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 33307700
Fax: +45 33307799
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen (Danish Competition and Consumer Authority)
Postal address: Carl Jacobsens Vej 35
Town: Valby
Postal code: 2500
Country: Denmark
Telephone: +45 41715000
Fax: +45 41715100
Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: