Notification of Intention to Award


 

Notification of Intention to Award

 

Client: Ministry of Higher Education

Project: Higher Education Development Program-HEDP-

County: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Contract Title: Consultancy Services for the Third Party Validation (TPV) of Disbursement Link Indicators (DLIs)

RFP No.: C-11

Grant No.: TF 0A0730   

 

Published Date: 29, March, 2021                                                                               Closing Date: 10, April, 2021

 

This Notification of Intention to Award (Notification) notifies you of our decision to award the above contract. The transmission of this Notification begins the Standstill Period. During the Standstill Period you may:

  1. Request a debriefing in relation to the evaluation of your Proposal, and/or
  2. Submit a Procurement-related Complaint in relation to the decision to award the contract.
  3. The successful Consultant
Name: Tal Waddan Consultancy Services
Address: Khushal Khan Street#3, PD#5,  Kabul Afghanistan
Contract price: AFN 3,750,074 exclusive of 4% BRT taxes.

 

 

  1. Short listed Consultants
Name of Consultant Submitted Proposal Overall technical Scores Financial Proposal Price Evaluated Financial Proposal Price Combined Score & Ranking
Tal Waddan Consultancy Services Yes Criterion (i): 8.25

Criterion (ii): 26.63

Criterion (iii): 46.65

Total score: 81.53

AFN 4,074,970 in figure but in text (Three Million Nine Hundred Six Thousand Three Hundred Twenty Seven), Inclusive 4% BRT Tax AFN 3,750,074

Exclusive Tax

Score: 84.39

Ranked 1st 

Afghan Management and Marketing Consultants (AMMC) Yes Criterion (i): 7.25

Criterion (ii): 26.75

Criterion (iii): 46.31

Total score: 80.31

AFN 3,593,524

Exclusive Tax

AFN 3,593,524

Exclusive Tax

Score: 84.25

Ranked 2nd   

Organization for Economic Development of Afghanistan (OEDA) Yes Criterion (i): 8

Criterion (ii): 26.75

Criterion (iii): 42.89

Total score: 77.64

AFN 4,758,864

Inclusive Tax

AFN 4,586,506

Exclusive Tax

Score: 77.78

Ranked 3rd   

AFC India LTD in Association with Integration Management Consulting Service Yes Criterion (i): 6.38

Criterion (ii): 24.88

Criterion (iii): 44.63

Total score75.88

AFN 8,457,394

 Exclusive Tax

AFN 8,457,394

Exclusive Tax

Score: 69.20

Ranked 4th   

State Helps Consultancy Services Yes Criterion (i): 6.88

Criterion (ii): 24.50

Criterion (iii): 34.61

Total score: 65.99

The Financial Proposal was not opened due to not passing the required minimum technical score.

 

 

  1. How to request a debriefing
DEADLINE: The deadline to request a debriefing expires on 10, April, 2021 at 02:00 pm (local time).

You may request a debriefing in relation to the results of the evaluation of your Proposal. If you decide to request a debriefing your written request must be made within three (3) Business Days of receipt of this Notification of Intention to Award.

Provide the contract name, reference number, name of the Consultant, contact details; and address the request for debriefing as follows:

Attention: Khalid Momand

Title/position: Snr. Strategic Planning & Research Manager/

HEDP Acting Director

Agency: Ministry of Higher Education, Higher Education, Higher Education Development Program-HEDP-

Email address: k.momand@hedp.af copy to hbabak@hedp.af

If your request for a debriefing is received within the 3 Business Days deadline, we will provide the debriefing within five (5) Business Days of receipt of your request. If we are unable to provide the debriefing within this period, the Standstill Period shall be extended by five (5) Business Days after the date that the debriefing is provided. If this happens, we will notify you and confirm the date that the extended Standstill Period will end.

The debriefing may be in writing, by phone, video conference call or in person. We shall promptly advise you in writing how the debriefing will take place and confirm the date and time.

If the deadline to request a debriefing has expired, you may still request a debriefing. In this case, we will provide the debriefing as soon as practicable, and normally no later than fifteen (15) Business Days from the date of publication of the Contract Award Notice.

  1. How to make a complaint
DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting a Procurement-related Complaint challenging the decision to award the contract expires on 10, April, 2021 at 02:00 pm (local time).

Provide the contract name, reference number, name of the Consultant, contact details; and address the Procurement-related Complaint as follows:

Attention: Khalid Momand

Title/position: Snr. Strategic Planning & Research Manager/

HEDP Acting Director

Agency: Ministry of Higher Education, Higher Education, Higher Education Development Program-HEDP-

Email address: k.momand@hedp.af copy to hbabak@hedp.af

At this point in the procurement process, Upon receipt of this notification, you may submit a Procurement-related Complaint challenging the decision to award the contract. You do not need to have requested, or received, a debriefing before making this complaint. Your complaint must be submitted within the Standstill Period and received by us before the Standstill Period ends.

Further information:

For more information see the “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers (Procurement Regulations) (Annex III).” You should read these provisions before preparing and submitting your complaint. In addition, the World Bank’s Guidance “How to make a Procurement-related Complaint” provides a useful explanation of the process, as well as a sample letter of complaint.

In summary, there are four essential requirements:

1.       You must be an ‘interested party’. In this case, that means a Consultant who has submitted a Proposal in this selection process, and is the recipient of a Notification of Intention to Award.

2.       The complaint can only challenge the decision to award the contract.

3.       You must submit the complaint within the deadline stated above.

4.       You must include, in your complaint, all of the information required by the Procurement Regulations (as described in Annex III).

  1. Standstill Period
DEADLINE: The Standstill Period is due to end at 10, April, 2021 at 02:00 pm (local time).

The Standstill Period lasts ten (10) Business Days after the date of transmission of this Notification of Intention to Award.

The Standstill Period may be extended. This may happen where we are unable to provide a debriefing within the five (5) Business Day deadline. If this happens we will notify you of the extension.

If you have any questions regarding this Notification, please do not hesitate to contact us.