Strengthening the institutional capacities of the Ministry of Employment and Professional Integration concerning health and safety at work — Rabat — Morocco

Country: Morocco
Language: EN FR
Number: 1855011
Publication date: 10-05-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language
Tags: Agricultural services

Description

1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/138761/IH/SER/MA.

2.Procedure:Restricted.

3.Programme title:Making a success of advanced status II (Réussir le statut avancé II — "RSA II").

4.Financing:Financing agreement No 2013/024-875, supplemented by 2014/037-845.

5.Contracting authority:Ministry of the Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, MOROCCO.

6.Nature of the contract:Unit price.

7.Contract description:Support for the Directorate of Labour and for the Tripartite Council for occupational health and the prevention of occupational hazards, under the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs, in developing and implementing a strategy to promote and monitor health and safety at work in all sectors of activity in Morocco, with a particular focus on the working conditions of female agricultural workers and access to their social rights.

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

9.Maximum budget:550 000 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 550 000 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 to all natural persons and legal entities (participating either individually or in a grouping — consortium — of tenderers) which are established in 1 of the European Union Member States or in a country and territory of the regions as defined in Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union"s instruments for financing external action, applicable to the aid programme under which the contract is financed (see also point 29 below). Furthermore, participation is 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. 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.

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:26.6.2017.

19.Commencement date of the contract:20.11.2017.

20.Implementation period for the tasks:24 months.

21.Selection criteria:Criteria for legal entities and natural persons.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:• the average annual turnover of the candidate (or the consortium, if applicable) for the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed must exceed 275 000 EUR, and• 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:• during the 3 years prior to the final date for receipt of applications given in point 23 of this contract notice, at least 3 people currently working for the candidate have been involved in implementing cooperation projects in the area of health and safety at work or any other field 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 3 financial years prior to the submission deadline:• during the 3 years prior to the final date for receipt of applications given in point 23 of this contract notice, the candidate has carried out 2 or more contracts each with a budget at least equivalent to the one for this contract and a term of at least 12 months in the field of health and safety at work or any other field related to this contract.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 — 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 capacity, the entities whose capacities the tenderer uses become jointly and severally liable for performance of the contract.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) the most projects in criterion 3 above;2) the highest project value in criterion 3 above.

22.Award criterion:Best value for money.

23.Final date for receipt of applications:12.6.2017 (15:00), local time (Rabat, Morocco).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:Mme Souad Mellouk, chef du service de la convergence réglementaire avec l"Union européenne, direction du trésor et des finances extérieures, entrée E, premier étage, bureau 149, ministère de l"économie et des finances, boulevard Mohamed V, quartier administratif Chellah, Rabat, MOROCCO. E-mail: s.mellouk@tresor.finances.gov.maIn 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:Mme Souad Mellouk, chef du service de la convergence réglementaire avec l"Union européenne, direction du trésor et des finances extérieures, entrée E, premier étage, bureau 149, ministère de l"économie et des finances, boulevard Mohamed V, quartier administratif Chellah, Rabat, MOROCCO. Tel. +212 537 677 310. E-mail: s.mellouk@tresor.finances.gov.maOpening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30–16:30.In 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.In submitting an application, candidates accept to 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:21.2.2017.OJ No 2017/S 036-064545.

29.Legal basis:Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union"s instruments for financing external action, and the ENI — see Annex A2 to the Practical Guide.

30.Additional information:The offices of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance are open: Monday to Friday, 8:00–16:00.