ENI — Purchase of equipment for the media support programme in Tunisia

Country: Tunisia
Language: EN FR
Number: 1855018
Publication date: 10-05-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language
Tags: Computer equipment and supplies


1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/138820/IH/SUP/TN.


3.Programme title:Media support programme in Tunisia.

4.Financing:Financing agreement No ENI/2014/037-337.

5.Contracting authority:African Development Centre for Journalists and Communicators (CAPJC), authority delegated by the Presidency of the Government of the Republic of Tunisia, Tunis, REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA.

6.Contract description:This contract is for delivering, assembling, installing and configuring, and commissioning audiovisual and computer equipment and facilities for a storage bay. It also includes user training and an after-sales service.This contract aims to provide the public media and media institutions in Tunisia with audiovisual and computer equipment. The delivery sites are specified in the instructions to tenderers.

7.Numbers and titles of lots:2 lots.Titles for the lots:1: audiovisual and computer equipment;2: storage bay equipment.

8.Eligibility and rule of origin: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 22 below). Furthermore, participation is open to international organisations.All supplies purchased under this contract must originate in 1 of these countries or in 1 of the following 4 countries:— United States of America,— Japan,— People"s Republic of China,— South Korea.

9.Grounds for exclusion:Tenderers must provide a signed declaration, included in the tender form for a supplies contract, confirming that they are not in any of the situations listed in point 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide.

10.Number of tenders:Tenderers may not submit more than 1 tender per lot. 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 several 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 of 7 000 EUR for lot 1, and 3 000 EUR for lot 2, 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. This guarantee will be drawn on if the tenderer does not honour all the obligations stipulated in the invitation to tender.

12.Performance bond:The successful tenderer will be required to provide a performance bond for 5 % 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 furnish 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:There are no plans for a briefing.

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 implementation period for the tasks is 120 days for lot 1 and 120 days for lot 2 as from the date on which the last party signs the contract until provisional acceptance.

16.Selection criteria:The following selection criteria will be applied 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 be applied to natural persons nor single-member companies acting as subcontractors.1) Tenderer"s economic and financial capacity (based on point 3 of the tender form for a supplies contract). Should the tenderer be a public body, equivalent information must be submitted. The reference period corresponds to the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed.The applicable selection criteria for each tenderer per lot are as follows:(a) the tenderer"s average annual turnover for the last 3 financial years (2014, 2015 and 2016) must be at least twice the financial proposal of the tender;(b) the tenderer"s short-term assets must have exceeded the short-term liabilities for each of the last 2 financial years (2015 and 2016).If tenders are submitted for both lots, the total financial and economic capacity for both lots must equal the sum of the capacities required per lot (point (a)).2) Tenderer"s professional capacity (based on points 4 and 5 of the tender form for a supplies contract). The reference period corresponds to the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed:(a) at least 3 of the tenderer"s staff must be currently working in fields related to this contract.3) Tenderer"s technical capacity (based on points 5 and 6 of the tender form for a supplies contract). The reference period corresponds to the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed (2014, 2015 and 2016):(a) the tenderer must have delivered supplies under 2 or more contracts each with a budget of at least 300 000 EUR, during the period between 1.1.2014 and 31.12.2016 in fields related to this contract. 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 entitiesAn 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. 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 those 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 only use the capacities of other entities 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 become jointly and severally liable for performance of the contract.

17.Award criterion:Price.

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 a supplies contract 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:Programme d"appui aux médias en Tunisie, M. Sadok Hammami, directeur du Centre africain de perfectionnement des journalistes et communicateurs (CAPJC), 9 rue Hooker Doolittle, 1002 Tunis Belvédère, TUNISIA. Tel. +216 71 78 12 21. E-mail: DG@capjc.tn(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 minor amendments to the invitation to tender dossier will be published at least 11 days prior to the final date for submission of tenders on the EuropeAid site: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome

19.Final date for submission of tenders:10.7.2017 (14:00), local time.The contracting authority will not consider any tenders received after this deadline.

20.Tender opening session:11.7.2017 (10:00), local time.

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

22.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.Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument.

23.Additional information:Not applicable.