IPA — Establishment of mobile radio network and purchase of radio equipment for main districts (based on TETRA standards) — phase I

Country: Albania
Language: EN
Number: 536664
Publication date: 07-03-2017
Source: TED
Tags: Travel services Project and design preparation

Description

1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/138109/IH/SUP/AL.

2.Procedure:Open.

3.Programme title:IPA 2015 action programme for Albania, 2015/038-715.

4.Financing:Financing agreement. Budget line 22.02.01.01.

5.Contracting authority:General Directorate for Financing and Contracting of EU, World Bank and other donor funds/Central Finance and Contracting Unit, within the Ministry of Finance of Albania, Tirana, ALBANIA.

6.Description of the contract:This contract aims at establishing a mobile radio network and purchasing of radio equipment aiming at the extension of the national digital radio communications system (based on TETRA standards) for main districts — phase I. The phase I districts will be Tirana, Durres, Elbasan. The goal of the contract is a turnkey solution with design, site preparation, infrastructure, central switching system, base stations, terminals, training, SLA included. The base stations will be connected to the central switch through the closet Datacom MoI network. The contractor will be obliged to carry out a detailed site survey on all identified possible locations for installing TETRA base stations.

7.Number and titles of lots:1 lot.

8.Eligibility and rules of origin: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 an eligible country or territory as defined under the 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 (CIR) for the applicable instrument under which the contract is financed (see also heading 22 below). Participation is also open to international organisations.All supplies under this contract must originate in 1 or more of these countries.

9.Grounds for exclusion:Tenderers must submit a signed declaration, included in the tender form for a supply contract, to the effect 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 submit only 1 tender per lot. Tenders for parts of a lot will not be considered. Any tenderer may state in its tender that it would offer a discount in the event that its tender is accepted for more than 1 lot. Tenderers may not submit a tender for a variant solution in addition to their tender for the supplies required in the tender dossier.

11.Tender guarantee:Tenderers must provide a tender guarantee of 35 000 EUR when submitting their tender. This guarantee will be released to unsuccessful tenderers once the tender procedure has been completed and to the successful tenderer(s) upon signature of the contract by all parties. This guarantee will be called upon if the tenderer does not fulfil all obligations stated in its tender.

12.Performance guarantee:The successful tenderer will be asked to provide a performance guarantee of 10 % of the amount of the contract at the signing of the contract. This guarantee must be provided together with the return of the countersigned contract no later than 30 days after the tenderer receives the contract signed by the contracting authority. If the selected tenderer fails to provide such a guarantee within this period, the contract will be void and a new contract may be drawn up and sent to the tenderer which has submitted the next cheapest compliant tender.

13.Information meeting and/or site visit:A mandatory information meeting and site visit will be held on:— 4.4.2017 (9:00), in Elbasan, Drejtoria Vendore e Policise Elbasan,— 5.4.2017 (9:00), in Durres, Drejtoria Vendore e Policise Durres,— 6.4.2017 (9:00), in Tirana, Rruga ‘Mine Peza’ Laboratori Teknik tek Komisariati Nr 3.The cost of analysis and travel in each location for the preparation of the offer will be borne by the tenderers.Attendance must be confirmed to the e-mail address as below:Mr Manol Simo, General Director of CFCU, e-mail: Manol.Simo@financa.gov.al

14.Tender validity:Tenders must remain valid for a period of 90 days after the deadline for submission of tenders. In exceptional circumstances, the contracting authority may, before the validity period expires, request that tenderers extend the validity of tenders for a specific period (see paragraph 8.2 of the instructions to tenderers).

15.Period of implementation of tasks:All supplies shall be delivered no later than 90 days from the date of the issuance of the administrative order.All installation services shall be completed no later than 240 days from the date of the issuance of the administrative order.

16.Selection criteria:The following selection criteria will be applied to tenderers. In the case of tenders 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 single-member companies when they are subcontractors:1) Economic and financial capacity of tenderer (based on i.a. item 3 of the tender form for a supply contract). In the case of the tenderer 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.The selection criteria for each tenderer are as follows:• the average annual turnover of the tenderer for the last 3 financial years for which accounts have been closed must exceed 3 000 000 EUR.2) Professional capacity of tenderer (based on i.a. items 4 and 5 of the tender form for a supply contract). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 5 years from the submission deadline:a) at least 15 permanent staff must currently work for the tenderer in the fields related to this contract;b) the tenderer must have sufficient personnel available and qualified to ensure the successful implementation of this project/contract. To meet this requirement, the tenderer"s key personnel must be composed as follows:1. 1 project manager, who:has served as a project manager or project director of at least 1 project/contract related to implementation of wide area radio communication networks;2. 1 radio frequence planning expert with the following requirements:— at least 2 years of experience in the area of implementation of TETRA digital radio communications solutions in UHF band,— in the last 3 years from the submission deadline the expert has been part of at least 1 project/contract that involved minimum 30 base stations in which he/she has conducted coverage studies.3. 2 technical support specialists to support the offered system infrastructure, where each of them:— has at least 5 years of experience in the area of technical support for offered system,— has a valid certificate issued by the manufacturer of the system infrastructure, which shall prove that the technical support specialists mentioned are trained to install, configure and integrate the infrastructure equipment;c) the tenderer must provide MAF (manufacturer authorisation form) for TETRA base station, TETRA central switching system and terminals.3) Technical capacity of tenderer (based on i.a. items 5 and 6 of the tender form for a supply contract). The reference period which will be taken into account will be the last 5 years from the submission deadline:• the tenderer has successfully delivered and installed supplies under at least 2 contracts (provisional acceptance must be provided as a minimum) with a budget of at least 3 500 000 EUR in TETRA systems that involves at least 30 base stations which were implemented 5 years from the submission deadline.This means that the contract the tenderer refers to could have been started or completed at any time during the indicated period but it does not necessarily have to be started and completed during that period, nor implemented during the entire period. 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, final acceptance). In the case of projects still ongoing only the portion satisfactorily completed during the reference period will be taken into consideration. This portion will have to be supported by documentary evidence (similarly to projects completed) also detailing its value.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 tenderers 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 and notably that of nationality, as the economic operator. 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, a tenderer may only rely on the capacities of other entities where the latter will perform the tasks 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.

17.Award criteria:Price.

18.How to obtain the tender dossier:The tender dossier is available from the following Internet address: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcomeThe tender dossier is also available from the contracting authority. Tenders must be submitted using the standard tender form for a supply contract included in the tender dossier, whose format and instructions must be strictly observed.Tenderers with questions regarding this tender should send them in writing to:Mr Manol Simo, General Director, General Directorate for Financing and Contracting of EU, World Bank and other donor funds/Central Finance and Contracting Unit, Ministry of Finance, Blv. ‘Dëshmorët e Kombit’, No 3, Tiranë, ALBANIA. E-mail: Manol.Simo@financa.gov.al(mentioning the publication reference shown in item 1) at least 21 days before the deadline for submission of tenders given in item 19. The contracting authority must reply to all tenderers" questions at least 11 days before the deadline for submission of tenders. Eventual clarifications or minor changes to the tender dossier shall be published at the latest 11 days before the submission deadline on the EuropeAid website at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/online-services/index.cfm?do=publi.welcome

19.Deadline for submission of tenders:10.5.2017 (16:00), local time.Any tender received by the contracting authority after this deadline will not be considered.

20.Tender opening session:11.5.2017 (10:00), local time, at CFCU premises, Rruga Elbasanit, ish Drejtoria e Tatimeve, Kati III, Tirana, ALBANIA.

21.Language of the procedure:All written communication for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.

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 and Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II).

23.Additional information:Not applicable.