SERVICE CONTRACT NOTICE
Comprehensive Job Analysis and Job Evaluation Exercise for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.
Contract No: IPPSHAR 6545-00-2017- 22.214.171.124-01/2020
Single Tender Procedure
- Programme title
IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region
Budget line: 126.96.36.199
- Contracting authority
Intergovernmental Authority on Development Peace and Security Division (IGAD PSD)
- Nature of contract
- Contract description
- According to CEWARN protocol (Art 12 d) formulation of response strategy is one of key function of CEWERUs. Thus, developing appropriate local, national and regional response framework is essential for conflict prevention and peace building initiatives in the region. Early warning information or alerts needs a timely, appropriate and effective early response mechanism. Again, it is critical to understand who does what, when and how to have effective response mechanism.
- The main objective is to design an appropriate response strategy that can be used by response actors at all levels for effective conflict prevention, management and resolution in the IGAD region.
- Number and titles of lots
- Maximum budget
Up to EUR 17,000.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Participation is open to all natural persons who are nationals of and legal persons [participating either individually or in a grouping (consortium) of tenderers] which are effectively established in a Member State of the European Union or in a eligible country or territory as defined under the Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for external action (CIR) for the applicable instrument under which the contract is financed (see also heading 22 below). Participation is also open to international organisations. All supplies under this contract must originate in one or more of these countries. However, they may originate from any country.
- Number of tenders
No more than one tender can be submitted by a natural or legal person whatever the form of participation (as an individual legal entity or as leader or member of a consortium submitting a tender). In the event that a natural or legal person submits more than one tender, all tenders in which that person has participated will be excluded.
- Grounds for exclusion
As part of the tender, tenderers must submit a signed declaration, included in the tender form, to the effect that they are not in any of the exclusion situations listed in Section 188.8.131.52. of the practical guide.
Tenderer included in the lists of EU restrictive measures (see Section 2.4. of the PRAG) at the moment of the award decision cannot be awarded the contract.
Subcontracting is not allowed.
- Provisional commencement date of the contract
- Implementation period of the tasks
Exact dates of deliverables will be determined once a joint work plan containing a calendar of activities is developed with the consultant. The entire duration of assignment is 60 days
SELECTION AND AWARD CRITERIA
- Selection criteria
The following selection criteria will be applied to the tenderers. In the case of tenders submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the consortium as a whole, if not specified otherwise. The selection criteria will not be applied to natural persons and single-member companies when they are sub-contractors.
- Economic and financial capacity of the tenderer: (based on item 3 of the tender form). In case of tenderer being a public body, equivalent information should be provided. The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last three years for which accounts have been closed in order to ascertain that the tenderer has sufficient financial stability to handle the proposed contract.
Tenderers which are legal entities must submit evidence of financial resources indicating an average annual turnover that exceeds the annualised maximum budget of the contract indicated above, i.e. the maximum budget stated in the contract notice divided by the initial duration in years; and a current ratio (current assets/current liabilities) in the last year for which accounts have been closed must be at least 1. In case of a consortium this criterion must be fulfilled by each member.
For natural persons the available financial resources of the tenderer must exceed the annualised maximum budget of the contract i.e. the maximum budget stated in the contract notice divided by the initial contract duration in years; and the financial situation of the tenderer should not be in deficit, taken into account debts, at the beginning and end of year.
2) Professional capacity of the tenderer
Among others, the consultant:
- Shall have a Masters Degree in Human Resources and related fields with 5 years of experience and above
- Shall be well versed with International organisations
- Technical capacity of tenderer: (based on items 5 and 6 of the tender form). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last three years from submission deadline.
The tenderers shall demonstrate that they have carried out similar assignment in the recent past.
This means that the project the tenderer refers to could have been started or completed at any time during the indicated period but it does not necessarily have to be started and completed during that period, nor implemented during the entire period. Tenderers are allowed to refer either to projects completed within the reference period (although started earlier) or to projects not yet completed. In the first case the project will be considered in its whole if proper evidence of performance is provided (statement or certificate from the entity which awarded the contract, proof of final payment for services). In case of projects still on-going only the portion satisfactorily completed during the reference period although started earlier will be taken into consideration. This portion will have to be supported by documentary evidence (similarly to projects completed) also detailing its value. If a tenderer has implemented the project in a consortium, the percentage that the tenderer has successfully completed must be clear from the documentary evidence, together with a description of the nature of the services provided if the selection criteria relating to the pertinence of the experience have been used.
Previous experience which would have led to breach of contract and termination by a contracting authority shall not be used as reference. This is also applicable concerning the previous experience of experts required under a fee-based service contract.
An economic operator may, where appropriate and for a particular contract, rely on the capacities of other entities, 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 performance of the contract, for example by producing a commitment on the part of those entities to place those resources at its disposal. Such entities, for instance the parent company of the economic operator, must respect the same rules of eligibility – notably that of nationality – and must comply with the selection criteria for which the economic operator relies on them. With regard to technical and professional criteria, an economic operator may only rely on the capacities of other entities where the latter will perform the works or services for which these capacities are required. With regard to economic and financial criteria, the entities upon whose capacity the tenderer relies, become jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract.
- Award criteria
Best price-quality ratio.
- Deadline for receipt of tenders
The deadline for receipt of tenders is specified in point 8 of the instruction to tenderers.
- Tender format and details to be provided
Tenders must be submitted using the standard tender form for simplified procedures, the format and instructions of which must be strictly observed. The tender form is available from the following internet address: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/annexes.do?group=B , under the zip file called Simplified Tender dossier.
The tender must be accompanied by a declaration of honour on exclusion and selection criteria using the template available from the following Internet address:
Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with a tender will not be taken into consideration.
- How tenders may be submitted
Tenders must be submitted in English exclusively to the contracting authority, using the means specified in point 8 of the instructions to tenderers.
Tenders submitted by any other means will not be considered.
By submitting a tender tenderers accept to receive notification of the outcome of the procedure by electronic means.
- Alteration or withdrawal of tenders
Tenderers may alter or withdraw their tenders by written notification prior to the deadline for submission of tenders. No tender may be altered after this deadline.
Any such notification of alteration or withdrawal shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with point 8 of the instructions to tenderers. The outer envelope (and the relevant inner envelope if used) must be marked ‘Alteration’ or ‘Withdrawal’ as appropriate.
- Operational language
All written communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.
- Legal basis
Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for financing external action.
24. Additional information: N/A