EDF — Overseeing and inspecting the works to rehabilitate the Zinder — Tanout road: lot 1: Zinder — Mai Bagari (40 km) and lot 2: Mai Bagari — Tanout (98 km)

Country: Niger
Language: EN FR
Number: 5978399
Publication date: 05-12-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language
Tags: asphalt and bitumen Security Construction

Description

1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/139191/IH/SER/NE.

2.Procedure:Restricted.

3.Programme title:Programme to improve access to regions at risk of insecurity and conflict in Niger.

4.Financing:Financing agreement No NE/FED/038-472.

5.Contracting authority:Ministère des finances, ordonnateur national du FED, s/c «Cellule Union européenne», 265 avenue du Gouverneur Jules Brévié, BP 13854, Niamey, REPUBLIC OF NIGER. Tel. +22720722127. Fax 20723520. E-mail: cue-onfed@intnet.ne

6.Nature of the contract:Unit price.

7.Contract description:The contract involves supervising the works to rehabilitate a section of the Trans-Sahara highway linking the cities of Zinder in south-east Niger and Tanout to the north (138 km). The services are divided into 2 lots – lot 1: Zinder — Mai Bagari (40 km) and lot 2: Mai Bagari — Tanout (98 km). The services are planned in 2 phases for each lot: a first, supervisory phase covering the period in which the works are actually carried out, from the commencement date until provisional acceptance, and a second phase consisting of providing the administration with ad hoc technical assistance over the 12-month warranty period.The permanent team of experts will mainly be made up of highway engineers, geotechnical engineers, surveyors and any other additional experts, at the request of the administration.The project is financed by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), the objective of which is to help improve economic, social and security conditions for those in the regions affected by insecurity in Niger.

8.Numbers and titles of lots:2 lots.Lot titles:lot 1: overseeing and inspecting the works to rehabilitate the Zinder — Mai Bagari road (40 km);lot 2: overseeing and inspecting the works to rehabilitate the Mai Bagari — Tanout road (98 km).

9.Maximum budget:Lot 1: 918 000 000 XOF.Lot 2: 1 312 000 000 XOF.

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 100 % of the value of the contractor"s tender. 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.Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of Annex II (general conditions) to the financing agreement, legal entities and natural persons from the following countries may also participate in public procurement and grant award procedures: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

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. 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 disqualified.Candidates may submit an application for 1, several, or all lots. Contracts will be awarded on a lot by lot basis, and separate contracts will be drawn up per lot.

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:7.3.2018.

19.Commencement date of the contract:16.7.2018.

20.Implementation period for the tasks:Lot 1: 30,5 months from the commencement date of the works:— 18 months for supervising the actual works,— 1 month for drafting the final report following provisional acceptance,— 1,5 months for providing the project supervisor and awarding authority with ad hoc assistance, spread over the 12-month warranty period from the date of provisional acceptance,— 0,5 months for drafting the closure report after final acceptance.Lot 2: 42,5 months from the commencement date:— 30 months for supervising the actual works,— 1 month for drafting the final report following provisional acceptance,— 1,5 months for providing the project supervisor and awarding authority with ad hoc assistance, spread over the 12-month warranty period from the date of provisional acceptance,— 0,5 months for drafting the closure report after final acceptance.

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 will cover the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed.Criteria for legal entities and natural persons:1)1. the candidate"s average annual turnover during the past 3 financial years (2016, 2015 and 2014) must have been 600 000 000 XOF or more.2) Candidate"s professional capacity (details to be given in sections 4 and 5 of the application form). The reference period will cover the 3 financial years prior to the submission deadline.Criteria common to natural persons and legal entities:2)1. at least 1/3 of the candidate"s permanent technical staff over the past 3 reference years must have consisted of at least 5 civil engineers or equivalent working on roads and related activities. Copies of contracts for at least 5 engineers forming 1/3 of the staff must be included in the tender.3) Candidate"s technical capacity (details to be given in sections 5 and 6 of the application form). The reference period will cover the 5 financial years prior to the submission deadline.Criteria for legal entities and natural persons:3)1. the candidate must have satisfactorily supervised at least 3 highway projects in Africa, including at least 1 in the Sahel. These projects must have been related to overseeing and inspecting the construction and/or rehabilitation of asphalt roads and have had a value of 600 000 000 XOF or more. These services must have been provided over the 5 years prior to the deadline for submission of tenders. This means that the project to which the tenderer refers must have been carried out at any point during the reference period, but need not necessarily have begun and been completed during this period.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 make such resources available. Such entities, for instance 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 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:• the highest number of staff under criterion 2)1;• the most projects under criterion 3)1.

22.Award criteria:Best value for money.

23.Final date for receipt of applications:31.1.2018 (9:00), local time: GMT+1.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=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 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:• either by registered post (official postal service), to the following address:M. l"ordonnateur national du FED, ministère des finances, s/c «Cellule Union européenne», 265 avenue du Gouverneur Jules Brévié, BP 13854, Niamey, REPUBLIC OF NIGER. Tel. (227) 20 72 21 27. Fax (227) 20 72 35 20. E-mail: cue-onfed@intnet.neIn this case, the delivery register will attest to compliance with the final date for receipt of tenders,• or 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:M. Abdoulaye Salifou, coordonnateur «Cellule Union européenne», ministère des finances, 265 avenue du Gouverneur Jules Brévié, BP 13854, Niamey, REPUBLIC OF NIGER. Tel. (227) 20 72 21 27. Fax (227) 20 72 35 20. E-mail: cue-onfed@intnet.neIn 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:Prior information notice No EuropeAid/139191/IH/SER/NE, published on 29.8.2017.

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.