Detalles del proyecto

Visión general

Título del Proyecto

Montenegro-Podgorica: IPA - Technical Assistance for Project Preparation of Investment Projects in the Transport Sector in Montenegro

Prior information notice
30 mar 2020
Tender / Procurement notice
13 jul 2020

Publicado

13 julio 2020

Fecha limite

7 septiembre 2020

Presupuesto

2 507 647 EUR


Tipo de aprovisionamiento

Servicios

Referencia

EuropeAid/140790/IH/SER/ME

Agencia de Financiación

EC - Comisión Europea


Duración estimada

36 meses


Países

Montenegro

Montenegro-Podgorica: IPA - Technical Assistance for Project Preparation of Investment Projects in the Transport sector in Montenegro

2020/S 133-325258

Location — Montenegro (ME)

Service Contract Notice


1.

Publication reference

EuropeAid/140790/IH/SER/ME

2.

Procedure

Restricted

3.

Programme title

Country Action Programme for Montenegro (2017) – Support to the Transport Sector in Montenegro

4.

Financing

Financing Agreement concerning the Country Action Programme for Montenegro (2017) under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance IPA II (2014-2020)

5.

Contracting Authority

Public Works Administration, Arsenija Boljevića 2a, City Mall, 3rd floor, 81000 Podgorica, MONTENEGRO

Clarifications may be sought from the contracting authority at the following email address ujr@ujr. gov.me at the latest 21 days before the deadline for submission of applications stated at the point 23 below.

Clarifications will be published on the website of DG International Cooperation and Development at the latest 5 days before the deadline.


Contract Specification

6.

Nature of contract

Fee-based

7.

Contract description

The purpose of this project is to support the preparation and implementation of mature projects in the transport sector. The project will focus on the following sub-sectors: roads, rail and maritime.

The results will be achieved through the provision of technical and management expertise carefully targeted to the needs of the transport sector staff. The PPF (Project Preparation Facility) will be provided through a decentralised 'Resource Centre' approach.

The consultant will provide engineering project preparation services from initiation, to further development and implementation of mature and financially viable transport projects on the future Comprehensive and Core Network of Montenegro. Projects are strategically identified, prioritised

And selected in line with the Single Project Pipeline of Montenegro. Technical studies and research, technical designs, technical specifications, environmental management plans, CBAs, FS, EIAs, bills of quantities, engineer's estimations and tender dossiers are executed and proposed, ready for implementation. The number of projects which will be prepared will depend on their size, complexity and maturity.

8.

Number and titles of lots

One lot only.

9.

Maximum budget

EUR 2 507 647,00

10.

Scope for additional services

The contracting authority may, at its own discretion, extend the project in duration and/or scope, subject to the availability of funding up to the estimated amount of approximately the length and value of the initial contract. Any extension of the contract would be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.


Conditions of participation

11.

Eligibility

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 29 below).

Participation is also open to international organisations.

For UK candidates or tenderers: Please be aware that following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement* on 1 February 2020 and in particular Articles 127(6), 137 and 138, the references to natural or legal persons residing or established in a Member State of the European Union and to goods originating from an eligible country, as defined under Regulation (EU) No 236/2014**, are to be understood as including natural or legal persons residing or established in, and to goods originating from, the United Kingdom. Those persons and goods are therefore eligible under this call.

* Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.

** Regulation (EU) No 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.

12.

Candidature

All eligible natural and legal persons (as per item 11 above) or groupings of such persons (consortia) may apply.

A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All members of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all other members) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority.

The participation of an ineligible natural or legal person (as per item 11) will result in the automatic exclusion of that person. In particular, if that ineligible person belongs to a consortium, the whole consortium will be excluded.

13.

Number of applications

No more than one application 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 an application). In the event that a natural or legal person submits more than one application, all applications in which that person has participated will be excluded.

14.

Shortlist alliances prohibited

Any tenders received from tenderers comprising firms other than those mentioned in the shortlisted application forms will be excluded from this restricted tender procedure unless prior approval from the contracting authority has been obtained (see practical guide – PRAG – 2.6.3.).

Short-listed candidates 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 listed in Section 2.6.10.1. of the PRAG.

Candidates 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.

16.

Sub-contracting

Subcontracting is allowed.

17.

Number of candidates to be short-listed

On the basis of the applications received, between 4 and 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.


Provisional timetable

18.

Provisional date of invitation to tender

October 2020

19.

Provisional commencement date of the contract

April 2021

20.

Initial period of implementation of tasks

36 months


Selection and award criteria

21.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria will be applied to candidates. In the case of applications submitted by a consortium, these selection criteria will be applied to the consortium as a whole unless specified otherwise. The selection criteria will not be applied to natural persons and singlemember companies when they are sub-contractors.

1) Economic and financial capacity of candidate (based on item 3 of the application form). In case of candidate being a public body, equivalent information should be provided. The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 3 years for which accounts have been closed.

(a) the average annual turnover of the candidate, excluding this contract, over the years indicated in the application form must exceed EUR 1 million;

(b) the candidate (or the leader in case of a consortium) has been operational for the last 3 years.

2) Professional capacity of candidate (based on items 4 and 5 of the application form).

The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last three years from submission deadline.

(a) at least 10 staff currently working for the candidate in fields related to this contract.

(b) the tenderer must be a registered firm or natural person legally capable of carrying out the specified assignment; in case of consortium, this requirement applies to all members of the consortium. At the moment of tender submission, the tenderer shall have a professional license (s), certificate (s) (or right), in accordance with the laws of the country in which he is established (or equivalent) for performance of the assignments.

For purpose of tender evaluation, legal requirements must be respected by every member of a consortium while for professional license only one member is sufficient to have it.

3) Technical capacity of candidate (based on items 5 and 6 of the application form). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 5 years from submission deadline.

(a) the candidate has provided in EU member state or potential candidate or candidate or ENI (European Neighbourhood Instrument) country, services under at least two (2) technical assistance service contracts of a minimum value of EUR 1 500 000 each (proportion of the contract carried out by the legal entity for each contract), encompassing the preparation of project documentation in transport sector, such as pre-feasibility or feasibility studies, preliminary or detailed design, environmental impact assessment, cost benefit analysis, tender dossiers, etc;

(b) the candidate has provided technical assistance services as leader of consortium or single operator — which should be clearly stated. This services includes the preparation of project documentation, such as pre-feasibility or feasibility studies, preliminary or detailed design, environmental impact assessment, cost benefit analysis, tender dossiers, etc.) for at least two (2) infrastructure projects in the transport sector with a total investment costs of a minimum value of EUR 10 million equivalent for each infrastructure project.

Candidates/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). 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 candidate/tenderer has implemented the project in a consortium, the percentage that the candidate/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. Documentary evidence is not required at the application stage but will be requested with the invitation to tender.

Previous experience which caused breach of contract and termination by a contracting authority shall not be used as reference.

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.

Some examples of when it may not be considered appropriate by the contracting authority are when the tender rely in majority on the capacities of other entities or when they rely on key criteria. If the tender relies on other entities it must 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.

Furthermore, the data for this third entity for the relevant selection criterion should be included in the tender in a separate document. Proof of the capacity will also have to be furnished when requested by the contracting authority.

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.

If more than 8 eligible candidates meet the above selection criteria, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the applications of these candidates must be reexamined to identify the eight best candidates. The only additional comparative criteria which will be taken into consideration during this re-examination, in the order that they appear below, are:

1) The highest number of projects that meet selection criteria 3) (a)

2) The highest cumulated value of all the project that meet criteria 3) (a)

N.B.: additional comparative criterion 2) will be applied only if the number of eligible candidates remain higher than 8 after applying additional comparative criterion 1).

22.

Award criteria

Best price-quality ratio.


Application

23.

Deadline for submission of applications

The candidate attention is drawn to the fact that there are two different systems for sending applications: one is by post or private mail service, the other is by hand delivery.

In the first case, the application must be sent before the date and time limit for submission, as evidenced by the postmark or deposit slip(1), but in the second case it is the acknowledgment of receipt given at the time of the delivery of the application that will serve as proof.

15h00, Montenegro Time, Monday 7 September 2020

Any application sent to the contracting authority after this deadline will not be considered.

The contracting authority may, for reasons of administrative efficiency, reject any application submitted on time to the postal service but received, for any reason beyond the contracting authority's control, after the effective date of approval of the short-list report, if accepting applications that were submitted on time but arrived late would considerably delay the evaluation procedure or jeopardise decisions already taken and notified.

(1) It is recommended to use registered mail in case the postmark would not be readable.

24.

Application format and details to be provided

Applications must be submitted using the standard application form, the format and instructions of which must be strictly observed. The application form is available from the following Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/annexes.do?chapterTitleCode=B

The application must be accompanied by a declaration on honour on exclusion and selection criteria using the template available from the following Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/prag/annexes.do?chapterTitleCode=A

Any additional documentation (brochure, letter, etc.) sent with an application will not be taken into consideration.

25.

How applications may be submitted

Applications must be submitted in English exclusively to the contracting authority in a sealed envelope:

— either by post or by courier service, in which case the evidence shall be constituted by the postmark or the date of the deposit slip, to:

Public Works Administration, Arsenija Boljevića 2a, City Mall, 3rd floor, 81000 Podgorica, MONTENEGRO, fax No: +382 020 230-228, email: ujr@ujr.gov.me

— or hand delivered by the candidate in person or by an agent directly to the premises of the contracting authority in return for a signed and dated receipt, in which case the evidence shall be constituted by this acknowledgement of receipt, to:

Public Works Administration, Arsenija Boljevića 2a, City Mall, 3rd floor, 81000 Podgorica, MONTENEGRO, fax No: +382 020 230-228, email: ujr@ujr.gov.me

The contract title and the publication reference (see item 1 above) must be clearly marked on the envelope containing the application and must always be mentioned in all subsequent correspondence with the contracting authority.

Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered.

By submitting an application candidates accept to receive notification of the outcome of the procedure by electronic means. Such notification shall be deemed to have been received on the date upon which the contracting authority sends it to the electronic address referred to in the application.

26.

Alteration or withdrawal of applications

Candidates may alter or withdraw their applications by written notification prior to the deadline for submission of applications. No application may be altered after this deadline.

Any such notification of alteration or withdrawal shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with Item 25. The outer envelope (and the relevant inner envelope if used) must be marked 'Alteration' or 'Withdrawal' as appropriate.

27.

Operational language

All written communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.

28.

Date of publication of prior information notice

30.3.2020.

29.

Legal basis(2)

— Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II),

— Regulation (EU) No 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,

— Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 447/2014 of 2nd May 2014 on the specific rules for implementing Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II).

(2) Please state any specificity that might have an impact on rules on participation (such as geographic or thematic or long/short term).

30.

Additional information

Financial data to be provided by the candidate in the standard application form must be expressed in EUR. If applicable, where a candidate refers to amounts originally expressed in a different currency, the conversion to EUR shall be made in accordance with the InforEuro exchange rate of the month and year of the publication of the present contract notice, which can be found at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/budget/graphs/inforeuro.html