Foreign economic-aid-related services

24 aug

Number: 2604167

Country: Ghana

Source: TED


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Publication date


24-08-2017

Description


  1. Section I
    1. Name and addresses
      Danish Embassy in Ghana
      67, Dr. Isert Road, North Ridge, PO Box CT 596
      Accra
      Ghana
      E-mail: angfar@um.dk
    2. Type of the contracting authority:
      Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
    3. Main activity:
      Other activity: development assistance
  2. Section II
    1. Scope of the procurement:
      1. Title:

        Consultancy agreement regarding managing the redesigned Tax and Development Programme.


        Reference number: F.2016.40217
      2. Main CPV code:
        75211200, 79410000
      3. Type of contract:
        Services
      4. Short description:

        Since 2015 Denmark has supported the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in its modernisation efforts laid out in the GRA"s Second Strategic Plan 2015-2017 (SPII) through the Tax and Development Programme (T&DP) that, together with other development partners, supports the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Based on a mid-term review it has been decided to assign a Management Consultancy Company (MCC) to manage the Programme and to extend the programme by one year to the end of 2019. Moreover, it has been decided to focus the programme by reducing the number of GRA projects supported by the T&DP from 49 to 24, most of which are on-going, and to streamline the project portfolio to mainly customs projects. The MCC will assume, in close collaboration with the GRA, all technical, financial, and administrative tasks to ensure smooth and timely project implementation and completion procedures including documentation of results. For further information see II.2.4).


      5. Information about lots:
        This contract is divided into lots: no
      6. Total value of the procurement:
        Value excluding VAT: 9 326 200.00 DKK
    2. Description
      1. Title:
      2. Additional CPV code(s):
        79410000
      3. Place of performance:
        Main site or place of performance:

        Ghana.


      4. Description of the procurement:

        The objectives of the assignment are as follows:

        1. Manage the Danish support to GRA within the re-designed Tax and Development Programme.

        2. Strengthen the capacity of the GRA to deliver the outputs of its Second Strategic Plan.

        3. Coordinate/liaise with other donors working with the GRA to implement the GRA"s Second Strategic Plan to facilitate complementarity in our activities.

        The Consultant will be responsible for all aspects related to achieving the outputs by completing the 25 projects of the T&DP. The Consultant will assume, in close collaboration with the GRA, all technical, financial, and administrative tasks to ensure smooth and timely project implementation and completion procedures including documentation of results. The Consultant will therefore be responsible for all aspects related to the implementation of the T&DP projects. This includes full responsibility for financial management, logistics, procurement and technical inputs (in the form of training, capacity building, technical advice, research, and process development), as well as monitoring and reporting.

        The Consultant will establish a lean office in the proximity of the GRA, suitably equipped and conducive to the work of the Long Term Key Staff and Short Term Key Staff, including a driver. The Consultant must provide the following Long Term Key Staff: A Long Term Customs Specialist, a Long Term Procurement Specialist and Long Term Accountant. It is envisaged that the Long Term Customs Specialist will spend most of his or her time working at the GRA.

        The Consultant is responsible for the administration, supervision and logistics required to operate T&DP and ensure implementation. The Consultant will submit agreed annual work plans and budgets as well as quarterly progress reports to the Danish Embassy. The Consultant is accountable to the Danish Embassy and will liaise on operational and contractual issues.

        The Long Term Customs Specialist (as Team Leader) reports to the Customs Commissioner of GRA on technical matters. The Long Term Customs Specialist will report to the Embassy on a monthly basis and/or as needed.

        The delivery of the Programme requires institutional capacity development of GRA with significant training that will be carried out by the Long Term Customs Specialist and the Short Term Key Staff.

        The Consultant"s home office shall provide the following, to be covered by the Consultant"s overhead:

        — General home office administration and professional back-up;

        — The Consultant shall nominate an ‘Assignment Manager’ with overall responsibility for the Consultant"s assignment, normally stationed at the Consultant"s home office, but making at least one annual management visits to the field office in Accra and to liaise with relevant stakeholders including the Danish Embassy and the GRA.

        — Quality assurance (QA) of the consultancy services in accordance with the Consultant"s quality management and quality assurance system. The Consultant shall nominate a Quality Auditor and develop a Quality Assurance Plan for this assignment to be included in the Operational Manual. All QA activities shall be properly coordinated and documented. The Quality Auditor is expected to carry out one annual visit.

        — Compliance with Danida"s Anti-Corruption code of conduct and the principles of the UN Global Compact during implementation. The Consultant shall furthermore develop a BIMP for this assignment to be included in the Manual.


      5. Award criteria:
        Quality criterion - Name: Technical quality / Weighting: 80
        Price - Weighting: 20
      6. Information about options:
        Options: no
      7. Information about European Union funds:
        The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
      8. Additional information:
  3. Section IV
    1. Description:
      1. Type of procedure:
        Open procedure
      2. Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system:
      3. Information about electronic auction:
      4. Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
        The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
    2. Administrative information:
      1. Previous publication concerning this procedure:
        Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 099-196177
      2. Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system:
      3. Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice:
  4. Section V
    1. Contract No: 1
      Title:

      Consultancy agreement regarding managing the redesigned Tax and Development Programme


    2. Award of contract
      1. Date of conclusion of the contract: 2017-08-22
      2. Information about tenders:
        Number of tenders received: 2
        Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
        The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
      3. Name and address of the contractor:
        ECORYS Nederland BV
        24316726
        Watermanweg 44
        Rotterdam
        3067 GG
        Netherlands
        Telephone: +31 104538851
        E-mail: Tenderdesk@ecorys.com
        Fax: +31 104538834
        The contractor is an SME: yes
      4. Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT):

        Total value of the contract/lot: 9 326 200.00 DKK
      5. Information about subcontracting:

  5. Section VI
    1. Additional information
    2. Procedures for review
      1. Review body
        Klagenævnet for Udbud
        Nævnenes Hus, Toldboden 2
        Viborg
        8800
        Denmark
        Telephone: +45 35291000
        E-mail: klfu@naevneneshus.dk
      2. Body responsible for mediation procedures

      3. Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

        The following deadlines apply to the lodging of appeals pursuant to the Danish Act on The Complaints Board for Public Procurement (Lov om Klagenævnet for Udbud) (the Act is available at www.retsinformation.dk): Appeals for not having been prequalified must be submitted to the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement (Klagenævnet for Udbud) within 20 calendar days calculated from the day after the day when the contracting authority has notified the applicants concerned which applicants have been prequalified provided that the notification has included a short explanation of the relevant grounds for the decision.

        In other situations, appeals regarding tender procedures must be lodged with the Complaints Board for Public Procurement within 45 calendar days after the contracting authority has published a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union that the contracting authority has concluded the contract. The deadline is calculated from the day after the day when the notice was published.

        The complainant must no later than at the same time as lodging the appeal with the Complaints Board for Public Procurement notify the contracting authority that an appeal has been lodged with the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement. The complainant must furthermore indicate whether he or she has requested a suspensory effect of the appeal, see clause 12(1) of the Act. The e-mail address of the Complaints Board for Public Procurement is set out in section VI.4.1).

        The Complaints Board"s own complaints procedure is available at www.klfu.dk


        Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen
        Carl Jacobsens Vej 35
        Valby
        2500
        Denmark
        Telephone: +45 41715000
        E-mail: kfst@kfst.dk
    3. Date of dispatch of this notice
      2017-08-23