Abschnitt I: Öffentlicher Auftraggeber
Abschnitt II: Gegenstand
81219295-Central Project Evaluations: Fragile contexts, framework agreement 6 of 12.
We plan to award framework agreements covering a 2-year period for mid-term and final central project evaluations. The objective is to establish a pool of contractors whereas the number of contractors is not limited.
This invitation to tender is one of 12 contract award procedures (framework agreements) covering different thematic areas. A separate pool of contractors will be established for each contract award procedure. Bidders may be freelance/self-employed persons or consulting firms.
At the time of this invitation to tender, the precise dates/time of each evaluation have not been specified. Additional evaluations may also be possible.
Central project evaluations generally concern projects that GIZ carries out on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as our main commissioning party, together with our partners in order to support their change projects.
The current evaluation portfolio covers the following thematic areas worldwide:
Framework agreement title
Reference No / Transaction No
1. Economic policy, pro-poor growth strategies 81219290
2. Private sector development, SME and MSME promotion
4. Legal and judicial systems, human rights, civil society 81219293
5. Urban and regional development
6. Fragile contexts
7. Refugee movements and migration
10. Agriculture, rural development and climate change
11. Water and sanitation
The subjects of the evaluations in this framework agreement are technical cooperation projects in the field of fragile contexts.
The purpose of a central project evaluation is to provide a critical, analytical review of the results and implementation of a project. They can be carried out at different times: completed projects are evaluated some 8 months after the end of their term, which is usually 3 years (final evaluation). Projects with planned follow-on measures are also evaluated during their term (mid-term evaluation), depending on the intended use (submission for planning the follow-on commission, project steering, reporting to the commissioning party, strategic reflection). Both the mid-term and final evaluations take predecessor projects into consideration (where substantively relevant) in order to make statements about long-term results and sustainability. Contractors must prepare a final project evaluation report.
The different types of evaluation are designed to provide a robust insight into the outputs, outcomes and impacts of approaches in partner structures. To ensure the comparability of project evaluations in German development cooperation and at the international level, GIZ applies the 5 evaluation criteria agreed by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability. The particular challenge lies in verifying a causal relationship between measures and results up to impacts, and in plausibly substantiating the contribution of those measures to the results. To address the challenge of verifying a causal relationship, a theoretically sound, transparent and robust methodological approach is required. All evaluations must be carried out by a team consisting of one international and one local/regional evaluator.
Central project evaluations of GIZ projects are carried out using a system of rotation. In early 2018, a sample of the same size will be drawn, and invitations to tender will be issued EU-wide for corresponding evaluations in the following years.
Abschnitt III: Rechtliche, wirtschaftliche, finanzielle und technische Angaben
Abschnitt IV: Verfahren
Abschnitt VI: Weitere Angaben
According to Article 160, Section 3 of the German Act Against Restraint of Competition, application for re-examination is not permissible insofar as:
1. the applicant has identified the claimed infringement of the contract award regulations before submitting the application for re-examination and has not submitted a complaint to the commissioning party within a period of 10 calendar days; the expiry of the period pursuant to Article 134, Section 2 remains unaffected,
2. complaints of infringements of contract award regulations that are evident in the notice are not submitted to the commissioning party at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for the application specified in the notice or by the deadline for the submission of bids,
3. complaints of infringements of contract award regulations that first become evident in the tender documents are not submitted to the commissioning party at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for application or for the submission of bids,
4. more than 15 calendar days have elapsed after receipt of the notification from the commissioning party that it is unwilling to redress the complaint.
Sentence 1 does not apply in the case of an application to determine the invalidity of the contract in accordance with Article 135, Section 1 (2). Article 134, Section 1, Sentence 2 remains unaffected.