EDF — Technical assistance for the project to develop the added value of agricultural sectors

Country: Burkina Faso
Language: EN FR
Number: 5282342
Publication date: 07-11-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language
Tags: Agricultural services


1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/139262/IH/SER/BF.


3.Programme title:Project to develop the added value of agricultural sectors.

4.Financing:Financing agreement/decision No: FED/2016/040-107.

5.Contracting authority:EDF National Authorising Officer in Burkina Faso, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development, Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO.

6.Nature of the contract:Unit price.

7.Contract description:To provide the Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulic Development"s Directorate-General for Promotion of the Rural Economy with long-term technical assistance comprising an expert giving advice and support for 5 years, particularly in the following fields: coordination and activity planning; implementing the programme estimate; developing the knowledge and monitoring base for the sectors and parties involved therein; supporting agricultural entrepreneurship; all regulations and monitoring systems regarding standards and food safety. The expert will work for 10 months per year during the first 3 years. Support during the remaining 2 years will gradually reduce and involve short-term assignments. The duration of each assignment will be from 1 to 3 months in Burkina Faso, i.e. 4 man-months per year. Short-term experts will be called upon in line with corresponding requirements for a maximum of 60 man-days throughout the financing agreement"s entire operational implementation period.

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

9.Maximum budget:1 000 000 EUR.

10.Scope for additional services:The 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 200 000 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:1.2.2018.

19.Commencement date of the contract:1.6.2018.

20.Implementation period for the tasks:From 1.6.2018 to 30.5.2023.

21.Selection criteria:The following selection criteria will be applied 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 shall 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:(a) the average annual turnover must be more than twice the annualised maximum budget of the contract, i.e. 400 000 EUR; (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 3 financial years prior to the submission deadline:(a) at least 3 people must currently be working for the candidate in fields related to this contract.3) Candidate"s technical capacity (details to be given in sections 5 and 6 of the application form). The reference period corresponds to the 5 financial years prior to the submission deadline:(a) over the past 5 years, the candidate must have successfully managed at least 2 technical assistance projects each with a budget equivalent to that of this contract (1 000 000 EUR) and in fields related thereto. 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, for instance the economic operator"s parent company, must observe the same eligibility rules — notably regarding nationality — and meet the same selection criteria as the economic operator. With regard to the technical and professional criteria, an economic operator may use the capacities of other entities only if they carry out the work or provide the services for which said capacities are required. With regard to the economic and financial criteria, the entities whose capacities the tenderer uses shall become jointly and severally liable for contract performance. 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: 1) number of projects complying with criterion 21.3(a) and successfully managed in the past 5 years with a budget equivalent to that of this contract and in fields related thereto;2) number of projects complying with criterion 21.3(a) and successfully managed in sub-Saharan Africa.

22.Award criteria:Best value for money.

23.Final date for receipt of applications:8.1.2018 (12:00), universal time.Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

24.Application 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=B The 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=A Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with the 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), delivered straight to the contracting authority, in return for a signed and dated acknowledgement of receipt, at the following address: Madame Josiane Ouedraogo, directrice des marchés publics, immeuble R+5 Minefid, 392 Av. Hochiminh, Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO. Tel. 00226., 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. By submitting an application, candidates acknowledge that they will 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:10.10.2017.Notice number in OJ: 2017/S 194-397368.EuropeAid/139262/IH/SER/BF.

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.