The Provision Of An Evaluation On Ireland’S Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
N/A
Agriculture House
Dublin 2
Kildare Street
Ireland
Contact person: Pat Maguire
Telephone: +353 16072266
E-mail: pat.maguire@agriculture.gov.ie
NUTS code: IE

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.agriculture.gov.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/307

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=132229&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=132229&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

The provision of an evaluation on Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

Reference number: RFT 136908
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79419000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites proposals from suitable independent external consultants to undertake an evaluation of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014 — 2020, hereafter “RDP”.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 144 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79400000
79410000
79411000
79420000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites proposals from suitable independent external consultants to undertake an evaluation of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014 — 2020, hereafter “RDP”.

The evaluation shall be done through the assessment of the RDP's net contribution to changes in the CAP impact indicator values and through answering the Common Evaluation Questions (CEQs). The CEQs are mainly cause and effect questions that assess scheme impacts and results on the basis of evidence derived from mandatory indicators, agreed up by the Commission and DAFM, and additional indicators developed by DAFM. For the 2019 evaluation, the evaluation must also quantify the CAP impact indicators. Other information, such as survey data and non-beneficiary data from national statistics, annual accounts and the National Farm Survey, can also be used in the evaluations.

Ireland’s RDP was formally adopted by the EU Commission on the 26.5.2015 and contains an extensive suite of measures that address all farming sectors and supports community-led local development by means of the Leader programme. The RDP is co-funded by the EU and the national exchequer. EU support for the RDP via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) will amount to 2 190 000 000 EUR over the 7-year lifespan and this EU funding will be supplemented by exchequer funding to bring the total support available under the RDP to some 4 000 000 000 EUR.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 144 000.00 EUR
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 9
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

One possible 6-month extension.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Rural Development Programme (RDP) via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/08/2018
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/08/2018
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of Ireland
Dublin
Ireland
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/07/2018