"Tender Invitation Letter"
Tender Invitation Letter Legal Aid Network Tajikistan: Development of an effective Network of Legal Aid Centers to enforce rights of people in rural areas. 1. Contracting authority 1.1 Official name and address of the contracting authority: Authority of need/Authority of assignment Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Authority of procurement/Organizer: Division CIS (OZA) Markus Schäfer (responsible Program Officer) Freiburgstrasse 130 3003 Berne / CH Fax: +41 31 324 16 96 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.deza.admin.ch 1.2 Offers should be sent to the following address: Division CIS (OZA) Markus Schäfer (responsible Program Officer) Freiburgstrasse 130 3003 Berne / CH Fax: +41 31 324 16 96 E-mail: email@example.com 1.3 Desired deadline for questions in written form: 24.04.2009 Remarks: No telephone information are given. Questions are to be addressed in written form (letter, fax or mail) to the contracting authority. The answers to the requesters will be given in time. 1.4 Deadline for submitting offers: 15.05.2009, 12.00 o'clock Formal requirements: Submission of offers: 1 Original and 2 copies, 1 EPD carrier 1.5 Type of contracting authority: Confederation 1.6 Type of procedure: Open procedure 1.7 Type of commission: Order for services 2. Objects of procurement 2.1 Service category (CPC): Other services 2.2 Project title of the acquisition: Legal Aid Network Tajikistan: Development of an effective Network of Legal Aid Centers to enforce rights of people in rural areas. 2.3 Reference / project no.: Without indications 2.4 Common Procurement Vocabulary: CPV: 98300000 Miscellaneous services CSD: Without indications BCC: Without indications 2.5 Detailed task description: Micro: District level interventions via member Legal Aid Centers (LAC) (e.g. oral/written consultations, elaboration and distribution of documents, representations out-of-court and in-court, seminars/workshops for farmers, round-tables for decision makers) and training of local administrative authorities. Meso: Oblast level interventions of the Rural Development Network (RDN) via informing authorities about legal gaps, discrepancies and lack of correct implementation of laws at district level. Training of land committees. Macro: Participation of the RDN in development/amendments of bills on land reform with relevant ministerial departments and monitoring of implementation of Resolution 111 for the Independent Commission and Donor Coordination Council via feedback from the field. Training of Judges via the national Judicial Training Center. The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan as key initiator of the land reform in the country is one essential partner of the project. Thus, it is foreseen to initiate a constructive but critical-supportive communication with the authorities at the district and regional levels and to maintain simultaneously close relations with the responsible Ministries (Justice and Agriculture) at national level. The Judiciary on all levels is also key as it plays a crucial role for the resolution of land conflicts. In order to meet the farmers’ needs for comprehensive services delivered, it is important to support RDN and its member LAC in building specific partnerships with service providers and networks in other support domains in rural areas. This is particularly relevant for future alliances with the organizations dealing among others with micro finance, agricultural extension, processing as well as marketing. For these purpose the Project aims at close cooperation and coordination of activities with a series of other partners. Basically the major tasks of the Implementing Agency will be: a) technical and managerial development of a network 'Rural Development” including e.g. certification of member NGOs and lawyers, b) expansion of the network by supporting the establishment of representative offices of existing and new member NGOs, c) assurance that LAC offer quality legal aid services related to the land reform, i.e. in land registration, land titling, farm restructuring, freedom to farm, debt resolution, monitoring implementation of resolution 111. 2.6 Location where service is supplied: Tajikistan 2.7 Division into lots / several procurements? No 2.8 Will variants be accepted? No 2.9 Are partial offers permitted? No 2.10 Implementation date: from 01.07.2009 up to 31.12.2011 3. Conditions: 3.1 General conditions of participation: Without indications 3.2 Deposits/guarantees: None 3.3 Conditions of payment: Without indications 3.4 Costs to be included: Without indications 3.5 Consortia: Permitted Special defaults: max. 3 partners in case of consortia (though 2 are preferred) 3.6 Subcontractor: Without indications 3.7 Suitability criteria: based on the criteria given in the documentation 3.8 Evidence required: based on the evidence required in the documentation 3.9 Criteria for award: based on the following indications 1. Quality of Project Manager and Key Personnel (staff profiles); 2. Experience in managing of (legal aid ) networks; legal aid provision and human rights based approach; 3. Appropriateness and quality of "Approach Paper"; 4. Management capacity of Key Project Personnel and Institution; Regional/contextual experience in both project management (general management skills, management of multiple projects under challenging political conditions) and networking/advocacy; 5. Experience and understanding of participatory development approaches; Systemic understanding of economic and social development methodologies and practices; 6. Financial Offer. 3.10 Conditions for obtaining the tendering documentation: Application to receive the tendering documentation desired by: 01.05.2009 3.11 Languages for offers: English 3.12 Validity of offers: 120 Day(s) after the final date for entry 3.13 Supplying source of the tendering documentation: to obtain at the following address: Division CIS (OZA) Markus Schäfer (responsible Program Officer) Freiburgstrasse 130 3003 Berne / CH Fax: +41 31 324 16 96 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.deza.admin.ch Documentation available from: 02.04.2009 until: 01.05.2009 Language of documents English 4. Other information: 4.1 Conditions for countries not party of the WTO agreement: None 4.2 Terms of business: Without indications 4.3 Negotiations: remain reserved 4.4 Basic procedural principles: The client only awards public commissions for services in Switzerland to tenderers who comply with job security regulations and the conditions of work for employees, and provide equal payment for men and women. 4.5 Other indication: 1) Basic procedural principles: The option of directly awarding any future mandates is reserved. 2) Statement of rights of redress: The decisions made during the procedure are not on the level of official ordinances. Filing an appeal is excluded. 4.6 Official organ of publication: Without indications