EDF — Supply and commissioning of computer equipment for 2 Malian administrative services

Country: Mali
Language: EN FR
Number: 2493204
Publication date: 13-06-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language
Tags: Agricultural services Computer equipment and supplies food products Security


1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/138487/IH/SUP/ML.

2.Procedure:International open procedure.

3.Programme title:Programme to support basic education in Mali, and programme to improve food security in Mali.

4.Financing:11th European Development Fund.

5.Contracting authority:Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, EDF National Authorising Officer, Bamako, MALI.

6.Contract description:This contract involves the supply, delivery and commissioning of computer equipment for 2 Malian administrative services. These purchases shall help to build up the capacities of the 2 beneficiary administrative services.

7.Numbers and titles of lots:2 separate lots.

8.Eligibility and rule of origin:Participation in the contract is open on equal terms to natural persons and legal entities (irrespective of whether they are taking part as individuals or as part of a grouping (consortium) of tenderers) established in an ACP country, an EU Member State or a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the contract is financed (see point 22 below). Furthermore, participation is open to international organisations. All the goods supplied under this contract must originate in these countries. All supplies procured under this contract must originate in 1 or more of these countries.

9.Grounds for exclusion:Tenderers must provide a signed declaration, included with the tender form for a supplies contract, stating that they are not in any of the situations listed in section 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures for EU external actions.

10.Number of tenders:Tenderers may submit a tender for 1 lot or for both lots. Tenders for part of the lot will not be considered. Tenderers may state in their tender whether they would grant a discount should they be awarded both lots. Tenderers may not submit a variant tender in addition to their tender for the supplies required in the invitation to tender dossier.

11.Tender guarantee:Tenderers must provide a tender guarantee per lot equal to 1 % of their tender value when they submit their tender. This will be returned to unsuccessful tenderers once the invitation to tender procedure has been completed and to the successful tenderer(s) once the contract has been signed by all parties. The guarantees will be drawn on if the tenderer does not honour all the obligations stipulated in the invitation to tender dossier.

12.Performance bond:The successful tenderer will be required to provide a performance bond for 10 % of the contract value when the contract is signed. The tenderer will have 30 days from the date on which he receives the contract signed by the contracting authority in which to provide the bond along with the countersigned contract. If the successful tenderer does not provide the required bond within the time allowed, the contract will be rendered void and a new contract may then be drawn up and sent to the tenderer who submitted the second lowest-priced compliant tender.

13.Briefing and/or site visit:A mandatory on-site briefing will be organised for lot 2 only at the Malian Office for Agricultural Products (in Bakaribougou, Bamako) on 25.7.2017 (10:00).

14.Tender validity:Tenders are to be valid for 90 days from the final date for submission of tenders. In exceptional circumstances, and before the tender validity period expires, the contracting authority may request tenderers to extend the validity of their tenders for a specific period (see point 8.2 of the instructions to tenderers).

15.Implementation period for the tasks:The contract shall enter into force on the date on which it is signed by all parties. The implementation period is 60 days.

16.Selection criteria:The following selection criteria will apply to tenderers. Where tenders are submitted by a consortium, these criteria will apply to the consortium as a whole, unless otherwise specified. The selection criteria will neither apply to natural persons nor single-member companies acting as subcontractors.The reference period corresponds to the past 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed.The economic, financial, professional and technical capacity criteria (based on points 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the tender form for a supplies contract) are:• at least 2 contracts, each with a value at least equivalent to the financial offer for the lot(s) in question, completed over the past 5 years (2011-2012-2013-2014 and 2015),• average turnover over the past 3 years (2013, 2014 and 2015) exceeding 150 000 000 XOF,• and 2 or more permanent managerial staff in respect of the lot(s) concerned.This means that the contract(s) to which the tenderer refers may have begun or been completed at any time during the period given, but need not have begun and been completed during this period, or have been carried out during the whole of said period. The tenderer may refer to projects completed in the reference period (even if the project began before that period) or ongoing projects. In the first case, the project will be considered in its entirety, subject to proof that it was carried out satisfactorily (declaration from the relevant contracting authority, final acceptance). In the case of an ongoing project, only the part satisfactorily completed in the reference period will be taken into account, subject to adequate proof being provided and details being given as to the value of the part that was satisfactorily completed.Capacity providing entities:an economic operator may, if necessary and for a specific contract, rely on the capacities of other entities irrespective of the legal nature of the connection between itself and said entities. As an example, the contracting authority may consider it inappropriate if the tender relies, for the main part, on the capacities of other entities or calls on them for key criteria. If the capacities of other entities are relied upon, the tenderer must, in that case, provide the contracting authority with proof that it will have the resources needed to perform the contract by, for example, producing an undertaking from those entities to place said resources at its disposal. These entities, e.g. the economic operator"s parent company, must observe the same eligibility rules, notably regarding nationality, as the economic operator in question. Furthermore, the information relating to this third entity/these third entities for the relevant selection criteria must be included in a separate document. Proof of their capacity must also be provided when requested by the contracting authority.With regard to the technical and professional criteria, a tenderer may use the capacities of other entities only if they perform the tasks 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.

17.Award criterion:The sole award criterion will be price. The contract will be awarded to the lowest-priced compliant tender.

18.Procedures for obtaining the invitation to tender dossier:The invitation to tender dossier is available from the following web address:https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcomeIt can also be obtained from the contracting authority. The standard tender form for supplies contracts must be used to draw up tenders. This form can be found in the invitation to tender dossier, and its clauses and format must be strictly adhered to.Questions regarding this invitation to tender must be sent in writing to the following address:Ministère des affaires étrangères et de la coopération internationale, cellule d"appui à l"ordonnateur national du FED (cellule ConFed), Koulouba, Bamako, REPUBLIC OF MALI. Tel. +223 20 22 45 30. Fax +223 20 22 45 34. E-mail: confed@confedmali.net / anourtoure@confedmali.net(quoting the publication reference given in point 1), at least 21 days before the final date for submission of tenders given in point 19. The contracting authority must reply to the questions at least 11 days before the final date for submission of tenders. Clarifications or amendments to the invitation to tender dossier may be published at least 11 days prior to the final date for submission of tenders on the EuropeAid site.

19.Final date for submission of tenders:21.8.2017 (10:00), local time in Bamako, at the ConFed Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Koulouba — Bamako (Republic of Mali).The contracting authority will not consider any tenders received after this deadline.

20.Tender opening session:21.8.2017 (10:30), in the conference room of the ConFed Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Koulouba — Bamako (Republic of Mali).

21.Language for the procedure:French must be used for all correspondence concerning this invitation to tender.

22.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.

23.Additional information:Not applicable.

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