EDF — Technical assistance for implementing the programme to support public management and statistics (PAGPS)/"Statistics" sub-programme

Country: Burkina Faso
Language: EN FR
Number: 1462460
Publication date: 19-04-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language

Description

1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/138184/IH/SER/MULTI.

2.Procedure:Restricted.

3.Programme title:Programme to support public management and statistics (Programme d"appui à la gestion publique et aux statistiques — PAGPS)/"Statistics" sub-programme.

4.Financing:11th European Development Fund. CRIS project No FED/2016/037-927.

5.Contracting authority:Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development, Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO.

6.Nature of the contract:Unit price.

7.Contract description:Under the contract, the aim is to provide short and long-term technical assistance (6 long-term experts, including 1 team leader) and the means required for financing the activities, including the organisation of workshops and training, data collection activities, especially for pilot operations or input catch-up operations, and the reproduction of certain documents. The total term will be 36 months.As a reminder, by helping the national statistics system to implement the statistics master plan for 2016–2020, the "Statistics" sub-programme aims to provide users with high-quality, sufficiently analysed statistical data to devise, monitor and assess development policies and programmes, including the national economic and social development plan and the various sector-based policies.

8.Numbers and titles of lots:1 lot only.

9.Maximum budget:4 250 000 EUR.

10.Scope for additional servicesThe contracting authority may, at its own discretion, extend the project duration and/or contract scope subject to availability of funding up to the estimated amount of approximately 4 250 000 EUR. Any extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance of the tasks by the contractor.

11.Eligibility:Participation in the contract is open on equal terms to natural persons and legal entities participating either individually or as part of a grouping — consortium — of tenderers which are established in 1 of the Member States of the European Union, ACP States or in a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the programme is financed (see also point 29 below). Participation is also open to international organisations.

12.Candidature:Any eligible natural person or legal entity (as defined in point 11 above) or grouping of said parties (consortium) may apply.A consortium may be a permanent, legally established grouping or a grouping constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All the members of a consortium (i.e. the lead company and all other members) shall be jointly and severally liable vis-à-vis the contracting authority.Should an ineligible natural person or legal entity (as defined in point 11) take part, the application concerned will be automatically disqualified. If said party belongs to a consortium, its disqualification will entail the disqualification of the consortium as a whole.

13.Number of applications:Natural persons or legal entities may submit 1 application only, irrespective of whether they take part as a sole legal entity, or as a lead company or member of a consortium submitting an application. Should a natural person or legal entity submit more than 1 application, all the applications involving said party will be rejected.

14.Prohibition on alliances between shortlisted tenderers:Tenders which include companies not mentioned on the application forms used to compile the shortlist will be disqualified from this restricted procedure unless prior approval from the contracting authority has been obtained (see section 2.4.3 of the Practical Guide). Candidates invited to tender may not form alliances or subcontract to each other for the contract in question.

15.Grounds for exclusion:As part of the application form, candidates must submit a signed declaration, included in the standard application form, to the effect that they are not in any of the exclusion situations described in section 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide.

16.Subcontracting:Subcontracting is permitted.

17.Number of candidates invited to tender:On the basis of the applications received, at least 4 and at most 8 candidates will be invited to submit detailed tenders for this contract. If the number of eligible candidates meeting the selection criteria is less than the minimum of 4, the contracting authority may invite the candidates who satisfy the criteria to submit a tender.

18.Scheduled date for dispatch of invitations to tender:15.6.2017.

19.Commencement date of the contract:1.10.2017.

20.Implementation period for the tasks:36 months.

21.Selection criteria:The following selection criteria will apply to candidates. Where applications are submitted by a consortium, the selection criteria will apply to the consortium as a whole, unless specifically stipulated otherwise. The selection criteria will not apply to natural persons and single-member companies working as subcontractors.1) Candidate"s economic and financial capacity (details to be given in section 3 of the application form). If the candidate is a public body, equivalent information must be provided. The reference period taken into account corresponds to the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed.The criteria considered are:(a) the average annual turnover of the tenderer, or the consortium leader, if applicable, must exceed 1 000 000 EUR; and(b) the general liquidity ratio (short-term assets/short-term liabilities) for the last financial year for which accounts have been closed must be at least 1. In the case of a consortium, this criterion must be complied with by each member thereof.2) Candidate"s professional capacity (details to be given in sections 4 and 5 of the application form). The reference period corresponds to the 5 financial years prior to the submission deadline. The following criterion will be assessed:• at least 3 members of the candidate"s staff must currently be working in fields related to this contract.3) Candidate"s technical capacity (the reference period corresponds to the 5 years prior to the submission deadline) (details to be given in sections 5 and 6 of the application form). It will be assessed according to the following criterion:(a) the tenderer must have provided services under at least 2 contracts with a budget of at least 50 % of this contract and in the following fields: statistics, economy, capacity building. Said contracts must have been carried out at any time during the reference period (see footnote 1). This means that the project the candidate refers to could have been started or completed at any time during the period given (Previous experience involving a breach of contract and termination by a contracting authority cannot be used as a reference. An economic operator may, if necessary and for a specific contract, make use of the capacities of other entities irrespective of the legal nature of the connection between itself and said entities. In such an event, it must provide the contracting authority with proof that it will have the resources needed to carry out the contract by, for example, producing a written commitment undertaken by said entities to place such resources at its disposal. Such entities, e.g. the economic operator"s parent company, must observe the same eligibility rules — in particular regarding nationality — and meet the same selection criteria as the economic operator. With regard to the technical and professional criteria, an economic operator may only use the capacities of other entities if they carry out the work or provide the services for which said capacities are required. With regard to the economic and financial capacity, the entities whose capacities the tenderer uses become jointly and severally liable for contract performance.) (please provide proof of technical references in accordance with the provisions in point 6 of the application form).If more than 8 applications prove to be eligible, i.e. meet all the selection criteria, then the strengths and weaknesses of these candidates" applications must be re-examined to determine which 8 applications are most suitable for the invitation to tender. Only the following factors will be considered in the re-examination:• the most projects in criterion 3(a),• the highest project value in criterion 3(a).

22.Award criterion:Best value for money.

23.Final date for receipt of applications:22.5.2017 (12:00), local time (UTC).Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

24.Applications format and details to be provided:The standard application form must be used for applications. The instructions and format of this form must be strictly adhered to. This application form is available from the following web address:http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/annexes.do?chapterTitleCode=BThe application must be accompanied by a solemn declaration, concerning the exclusion and selection criteria, using the template available from the following web address:http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/annexes.do?chapterTitleCode=AAny additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with an application will not be taken into consideration.

25.How applications may be submitted:Applications must be drawn up in French and sent solely to the contracting authority by bearer (including express courier services) with the application being delivered straight to the contracting authority, in return for a signed and dated acknowledgement of receipt, between 7:30 and 15:30, at the following address:Mme Ouedraogo K. Céline Josiane, ministère de l"économie, des finances et du développement (Minefid), direction des marchés publics, 392 avenue Ho Chi Minh, Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO. Tel. +226 25 32 42 70 and +226 25 47 20 69.In this case, the acknowledgement of receipt will attest to compliance with the final date for receipt of tenders.The contract title and the contract notice number (see point 1 above) must be clearly marked on the envelope containing the application and must be quoted in all subsequent correspondence with the contracting authority.Applications submitted in any other way will not be considered.In submitting an application, candidates accept to be kept informed of the outcome of the procedure by electronic means. Such notification shall be deemed to have been received on the day it is sent, by the contracting authority, to the e-mail address given in the application.

26.Amendments to or withdrawal of tenders:Tenderers may amend or withdraw their tender by giving notice thereof in writing before the final date for submission of tenders. Tenders cannot be amended once this deadline has passed.Notice of amendment or withdrawal must be drawn up and sent as per the instructions given in point 25. The word "Modification" (amendment) or "Retrait" (withdrawal), as applicable, must be written on the outside envelope (and on the inner envelope, where applicable).

27.Working language:All correspondence concerning this invitation to tender procedure and contract must be in French.

28.Date of publication of the prior information notice:28.6.2016.Reference: EuropeAid/138184/IH/SER/Multi.

29.Legal basis:Annex IV to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Community and its Member States, signed in Cotonou on 23.6.2000, as amended in Luxembourg on 25.6.2005 and in Ouagadougou on 22.6.2010. Reference is made to Annex IV as revised by Decision No 1/2014 of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers of 20.6.2014.

30.Additional information:Not applicable.