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Consulting Services for the Agricultural Development Unit (ADU)

Solicitud de Expresiones de Interés

Información general

País:   Birmania
Ciudad/Localidad:   Nay Pyi Taw
Número de Anuncio/Contrato:   AFD-02
Fecha de publicación:   16 de Ene, 2019
Límite (hora local):   20 de Febrero, 2019 - 16:30
Organismos de Financiación :   Agence Française de Développement - Agencia de Financiamento
Compradores:   BIRMANIE - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation; Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Government of Myanmar
Eligibilidad de Licitadores:   Eligibility criteria to AFD’s financing are specified in sub-clause 1.3 of the “Procurement Guidelines for AFD-Financed Contracts in Foreign Countries”, available online on AFD’s website www.afd.fr.

Qualification criteria include experience in similar assignments. The determination of the similarity of the experiences will be based on:
- The contracts size;
- The nature of the Services (technical assistance to implementing agencies, technical and financial feasibility studies);
- The technical area and expertise (agronomy, GAP and CSA including water management and agricultural mechanization; agricultural value chain development including agribusiness development, public-private partnerships, access to finance; and the use of ICT and rural and agriculture information systems development);
- The location (experience in the Southeast Asia and preferable in the Client’s country).

The Client will also take into account for the evaluation of the applications the following:
- Skills and availability of in-house technical back-up experts provided to the on-site experts
- Quality Management System certification to ISO 9001;
- Extent of the Consultant’s experience in consultancy contracts funded by AFD.
Lengua original:   Inglés

Datos para contacto

Dirección:   Khin Zaw
Mr.
Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation; Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department
Building No. 43, MOALI
Nay Pyi Taw
Birmania
Teléfono:   +9592201984
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Texto original

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a financing from the French Development Agency (AFD) for the Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP), and intends to use part of the funds thereof for payments under the following contract package: Consulting Services for the Agricultural Development Unit (ADU).

The Consultant services of the Agricultural Development Unit (ADU) will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Department of Agriculture (DOA) at the Union, regional, district and township levels to implement a range of activities under Output 1 of the project to support agricultural value chain development, coordinated services to farmers and private sector development within farming and landless communities and other key project participants, including the establishment and development of Frontline Centers over a 6-year period.

The consultancy service is divided into two (2) stages. The 1st stage is the preparation of the “Agricultural Support Assessment and Delivery Strategy” and preparation of 5 Frontline centers (FCs)’ construction. Stage 1 will be under a lump sum type of contract with an implementation period of 8 months. The 2nd stage will consist in supporting DOA in its role of implementation agency of Output 1. In particular, it will include the provision of support for the establishment and operationalization of FCs and associated activities according to the approved Agricultural Support Assessment and Delivery Strategy. Stage 2 services will commence after successful completion of Stage 1 and will be implemented under a time-based contract with implementation period 60 months.

The ADU Consultant will preferably be a consortium that may involve a combination of consulting firms, international and/or local NGOs, and possibly a research organization. The Consultant will provide the following range of technical and managerial skills: (i) donor-funded project management and coordination; (ii) agronomy, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), including water management and agricultural mechanization; (iii) agricultural research, particularly on seed development and multiplication; (iv) models of integrated, innovative and bottom-up public services and advice to farmers and farmer groups; (v) agricultural value chain development, including agribusiness development, public-private partnerships, access to finance; and (vi) the use of information and communication technology (ICT) and rural and agriculture information systems development.

For more detailed information, any interested firm can refer to the Terms of Reference, which may be obtained upon request to the address provided below through email or in person.

The department of Agriculture (DOA), “the Client” hereby invites consultants to show their interest in delivering the Services described above.

This Request for Expressions of Interest is open to: Consulting Firms, NGOs, Joint Venture NGO/Consulting Firms.

Eligibility criteria to AFD’s financing are specified in sub-clause 1.3 of the “Procurement Guidelines for AFD-Financed Contracts in Foreign Countries”, available online on AFD’s website www.afd.fr.

The Applicant shall submit only one application, either in its own name or as a member of a Joint Venture (JV). If an Applicant (including any JV member) submits or participates in more than one application, those applications shall be all rejected. However, the same Subconsultant may participate in several applications.

If the consultant is a Joint Venture (JV), the Expression of Interest shall include a copy of the JV Agreement entered into by all members. Alternatively, a letter of intent to execute a JV Agreement in the event of a successful proposal shall be signed by all members and submitted with the Expression of Interest, together with a copy of the proposed Agreement. In the absence of this document, the other members will be considered as Subconsultants. Experiences and qualifications of Subconsultants are not taken into account in the evaluation of the applications.

Interested consultants must provide information evidencing that they are qualified and experienced to perform those Services. For that purpose, documented evidence of recent and similar services shall be submitted.

Determination of the similarity of the experiences will be based on:
- The contracts size;
- The nature of the Services (technical assistance to implementing agencies, technical and financial feasibility studies);
- The technical area and expertise (agronomy, GAP and CSA including water management and agricultural mechanization; agricultural value chain development including agribusiness development, public-private partnerships, access to finance; and the use of ICT and rural and agriculture information systems development);
- The location (experience in the Southeast Asia and preferable in the Client’s country).

The Client will also take into account for the evaluation of the applications the following item:
- Skills and availability of in-house technical back-up experts provided to the on-site experts
- Quality Management System certification to ISO 9001;
- Extent of the Consultant’s experience in consultancy contracts funded by AFD.

Among the submitted applications, the Client will shortlist a maximum of 6 consultants, to whom the Request for Proposals to carry out the Services shall be sent.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the address below no later than 20 February 2019; 16:30 Myanmar time. The Consultant Selection Committtee reserves the right to reject any delay submission of EOI after deadline.

Department of Agricutlure (DOA)
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI)
Building No. 43, (IWUMD), Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Attention: U Tint Lwin, Director of Procurement
Telephone: 095-67-410019
E-mail address: tlwin4.irr@gmail.com copy to: iaidp.mm@gmail.com; zarkyaw@gmail.com; ukhinzaw1984@gmail.com

The Expression of Interest must include a signed Statement of Integrity, Eligibility and Social and Environmental Responsibility as per attached template.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the same address above during office hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appendix to the Request for Expressions of Interest
[to be submitted with the application, signed and unaltered]

Statement of Integrity, Eligibility and Social and Environmental Responsibility
Reference name of the bid or proposal: Consulting Services for the Irrigation Systems Modernization of Natmauk (ISMU 1) / Contract No. AFD-02 (The "Contract")
To: Irrigation & Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) (The "Contracting Authority")

1) We recognise and accept that Agence Française de Développement ("AFD") only finances projects of the Contracting Authority subject to its own conditions which are set out in the Financing Agreement which benefits directly or indirectly to the Contracting Authority. As a matter of consequence, no legal relationship exists between AFD and our company, our joint venture or our suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants or subconsultants. The Contracting Authority retains exclusive responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the procurement process and performance of the contract. The Contracting Authority means the Purchaser, the Employer, the Client, as the case may be, for the procurement of goods, works, plants, consulting services or non-consulting services.
2) We hereby certify that neither we nor any other member of our joint venture or any of our suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants or subconsultants are in any of the following situations:
2.1) Being bankrupt, wound up or ceasing our activities, having our activities administered by the courts, having entered into receivership, reorganisation or being in any analogous situation arising from any similar procedure;
2.2) Having been:
a. convicted within the past five years by a court decision, which has the force of res judicata in the country where the Contract is implemented, of fraud, corruption or of any other offense committed during a procurement process or performance of a contract (in the event of such conviction, you may attach to this Statement of Integrity supporting information showing that this conviction is not relevant in the context of this Contract);
b. subject to an administrative sanction within the past five years by the European Union or by the competent authorities of the country where we are constituted, for fraud, corruption or for any other offense committed during a procurement process or performance of a contract (in the event of such sanction, you may attach to this Statement of Integrity supporting information showing that this sanction is not relevant in the context of this Contract);
c. convicted within the past five years by a court decision, which has the force of res judicata, of fraud, corruption or of any other offense committed during the procurement process or performance of an AFD-financed contract;
2.3) Being listed for financial sanctions by the United Nations, the European Union and/or France for the purposes of fight-against-terrorist financing or threat to international peace and security;
2.4) Having been subject within the past five years to a contract termination fully settled against us for significant or persistent failure to comply with our contractual obligations during contract performance, unless this termination was challenged and dispute resolution is still pending or has not confirmed a full settlement against us;
2.5) Not having fulfilled our fiscal obligations regarding payments of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of either the country where we are constituted or the Contracting Authority's country;
2.6) Being subject to an exclusion decision of the World Bank and being listed on the website http://www.worldbank.org/debarr (in the event of such exclusion, you may attach to this Statement of Integrity supporting information showing that this exclusion is not relevant in the context of this Contract);
2.7) Having created false documents or committed misrepresentation in documentation requested by the Contracting Authority as part of the procurement process of this Contract.
3) We hereby certify that neither we, nor any of the members of our joint venture or any of our suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants or subconsultants are in any of the following situations of conflict of interest:
3.1) Being an affiliate controlled by the Contracting Authority or a shareholder controlling the Contracting Authority, unless the stemming conflict of interest has been brought to the attention of AFD and resolved to its satisfaction;
3.2) Having a business or family relationship with a Contracting Authority's staff involved in the procurement process or the supervision of the resulting Contract, unless the stemming conflict of interest has been brought to the attention of AFD and resolved to its satisfaction;
3.3) Being controlled by or controlling another bidder or consultant, or being under common control with another bidder or consultant, or receiving from or granting subsidies directly or indirectly to another bidder or consultant, having the same legal representative as another bidder or consultant, maintaining direct or indirect contacts with another bidder or consultant which allows us to have or give access to information contained in the respective applications, bids or proposals, influencing them or influencing decisions of the Contracting Authority;
3.4) Being engaged in a consulting services activity, which, by its nature, may be in conflict with the assignments that we would carry out for the Contracting Authority;
3.5) In the case of procurement of goods, works or plants:
i. Having prepared or having been associated with a consultant who prepared specifications, drawings, calculations and other documentation to be used in the procurement process of this Contract;
ii. Having been recruited (or being proposed to be recruited) ourselves or any of our affiliates, to carry out works supervision or inspection for this Contract;
4) If we are a state-owned entity, and to compete in a procurement process, we certify that we have legal and financial autonomy and that we operate under commercial laws and regulations.
5) We undertake to bring to the attention of the Contracting Authority, which will inform AFD, any change in situation with regard to points 2 to 4 here above.
6) In the context of the procurement process and performance of the corresponding contract:
6.1) We have not and we will not engage in any dishonest conduct (act or omission) deliberately indented to deceive others, to intentionally conceal items, to violate or vitiate someone's consent, to make them circumvent legal or regulatory requirements and/or to violate their internal rules in order to obtain illegitimate profit;
6.2) We have not and we will not engage in any dishonest conduct (act or omission) contrary to our legal or regulatory obligations or our internal rules in order to obtain illegitimate profit;
6.3) We have not promised, offered or given and we will not promise, offer or give, directly or indirectly to (i) any Person who holds a legislative, executive, administrative or judicial mandate within the State of the Contracting Authority regardless of whether that Person was nominated or elected, regardless of the permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid nature of the position and regardless of the hierarchical level the Person occupies, (ii) any other Person who performs a public function, including for a State institution or a State-owned company, or who provides a public service, or (iii) any other person defined as a Public Officer by the national laws of the Contracting Authority’s country, an undue advantage of any kind, for himself or for another Person or entity, for such Public Officer to act or refrain from acting in his official capacity;
6.4) We have not promised, offered or given and we will not promise, offer or give, directly or indirectly to any Person who occupies an executive position in a private sector entity or works for such an entity, regardless of the nature of his/her capacity, any undue advantage of any kind, for himself or another Person or entity for such Person to perform or refrain from performing any act in breach of its legal, contractual or professional obligations;
6.5) We have not and we will not engage in any practice likely to influence the contract award process to the detriment of the Contracting Authority and, in particular, in any anti-competitive practice having for object or for effect to prevent, restrict or distort competition, namely by limiting access to the market or the free exercise of competition by other undertakings;
6.6) Neither we nor any of the members of our joint venture or any of our suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants or subconsultants shall acquire or supply any equipment nor operate in any sectors under an embargo of the United Nations, the European Union or France;
6.7) We commit ourselves to comply with and ensure that all of our suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants or subconsultants comply with international environmental and labour standards, consistent with laws and regulations applicable in the country of implementation of the Contract, including the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and international environmental treaties. Moreover, we shall implement environmental and social risks mitigation measures when specified in the environmental and social commitment plan (ESCP) provided by the Contracting Authority.
7) We, as well as members of our joint venture and our suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants or subconsultants authorise AFD to inspect accounts, records and other documents relating to the procurement process and performance of the contract and to have them audited by auditors appointed by AFD.

Name: In the capacity of:
Duly empowered to sign in the name and on behalf of:
Signature: Dated:
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