DESCRIPTION: Subject: Invitation To Bid: Equipping a small team of Fire Fighters in Kawtahryet el Seyyed
The Social, Humanitarian, and Economical Intervention for Local Development (SHEILD) hereby invite you to submit a Bid to this Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the above-referenced subject.
This ITB includes the following documents:
Section 1 – This Letter of Invitation
Section 2 – General Terms and Conditions
Section 3- Instructions to Bidders
Section 4- Data Sheet
Section 5 – Requirements and Technical Specifications
Section 6 – Bid Submission Form
You are kindly requested to submit an acknowledgment letter to SHEILD to the following address:
SHEILD- Social, Humanitarian, and Economical Intervention for Local Development
Tyre, South Lebanon, Lebanon
Email Address: email@example.com
Attention: Procurement Unit, SHEILD
The letter should be received by SHEILD no later than the 7th of August 2019, Close of Business Day. The same letter should advise whether your company intends to submit a Bid.
Should you require any clarification, kindly communicate with the contact person identified in the attached Data Sheet as the focal point for queries on this ITB.
SHEILD looks forward to receiving your Bid and thanks you in advance for your interest in SHEILD procurement opportunities. Kindly refer to the attached Invitation to Bid and the related Sections.
Section Two: General Terms and Conditions
a) “Bid” refers to the Bidder’s response to the Invitation to Bid, including all documents and attachments to the ITB.
b) “Bidder” refers to any legal entity that may submit, or has submitted, a Bid for the supply of goods and provision of related services requested by SHEILD.
c) “Contract” refers to the legal instrument that will be signed by and between the SHEILD and the successful Bidder..
d) “Country” refers to the country indicated in the Data Sheet.
e) “Data Sheet” refers to such part of the Instructions to Bidders used to reflect conditions of the tendering process that are specific for the requirements of the ITB.
f) “Day” refers to calendar day.
g) “Goods” refer to any tangible product, commodity, article, material, wares, equipment, assets or merchandise that SHEILD requires under this ITB.
h) “Government” refers to the Government of the country where the goods and related services provided/rendered specified under the Contract will be delivered or undertaken.
i) “ITB” refers to the Invitation to Bid consisting of instructions and references prepared by SHEILD for purposes of selecting the best supplier or service provider to fulfill the requirement indicated in the Requirements and Technical Specifications.
Section Three: Instructions To Bidders
Bidders are required to complete, sign, stamp and submit the following documents:
Bid Submission Cover Letter Form; Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Bidder; and the bid submission form.
Any attachments and/or appendices to the Bid (including all those specified under the Data Sheet)
Clarification of Bid
Bidders may request clarification of any of the ITB documents no later than the number of days indicated in the Data Sheet prior to the Bid submission date.
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing via courier or through electronic means to SHEILD’s address indicated in the Data Sheet. SHEILD will respond in writing, transmitted by electronic means and will transmit copies of the response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) to all Bidders who have provided confirmation of their intention to submit a Bid.
Amendment of Bid
At any time prior to the deadline for submission of Bid, SHEILD may for any reason, such as in response to a clarification requested by a Bidder, modify the ITB in the form of a Supplemental Information to the ITB.
In order to afford prospective Bidders reasonable time to consider the amendments in preparing their Bid, SHEILD may extend the deadline for submission of Bid, if the nature of the amendment to the ITB justifies such an extension.
Preparation on Bid
Cost: The Bidder shall bear any and all costs related to the preparation and/or submission of the Bid, regardless of whether its Bid was selected or not.
Language: The Bid, as well as any and all related correspondence exchanged by the Bidder and SHEILD, shall be written in the language(s) specified in the Data Sheet.
Bid Submission Form: The Bidder shall submit the Bid Submission Form using the form provided in this ITB.
Currencies: All prices shall be quoted in the currency indicated in the Data Sheet.
Documents Establishing the Eligibility and Qualifications of the Bidder
The Bidder shall provide documentary evidence of its status as an eligible and qualified vendor, using the forms provided under this ITB.
If the Bidder is a group of legal entities that will form or have formed a joint venture, consortium or association at the time of the submission of the Bid, they shall confirm in their Bid that : (i) they have designated one party to act as a lead entity, duly vested with authority to legally bind the members of the joint venture jointly and severally, and this shall be duly evidenced by a duly notarized Agreement among the legal entities, which shall be submitted along with the Bid; and (ii) if they are awarded the contract, the contract shall be entered into, by and between SHEILD and the designated lead entity, who shall be acting for and on behalf of all entities that comprise the joint venture.
Bid shall remain valid for the period specified in the Data Sheet. A Bid valid for a shorter period shall be immediately rejected by SHEILD and rendered non-responsive.
In exceptional circumstances, prior to the expiration of the Bid validity period, SHEILD may request Bidders to extend the period of validity of their Bid. The request and the responses shall be made in writing, and shall be considered integral to the Bid.
Bidder’s Conference: When appropriate, a Bidder’s conference will be conducted at the date, time and location specified in the Data Sheet. All Bidders are encouraged to attend. Non-attendance, however, shall not result in disqualification of an interested Bidder. Minutes of the Bidder’s conference will be shared by all bidders who have shown interest in applying to the specified ITB.
Submission and Opening of the Bid:
The bid must be divided into TWO envelops, one envelop containing the Technical aspects of the company / organization and the other envelope containing the BOQ / Financial Aspects of the offer
The Bid must be sealed in an envelope whose external side must: a) Bear the name of the Bidder; b) Be addressed to SHEILD as specified in the Data Sheet; and c) Bear a warning not to open before the time and date for Bid opening as specified in the Data Sheet.
If the envelope is not sealed nor labeled as required, the Bidder shall assume the responsibility for the misplacement or premature opening of Bid due to improper sealing and labeling by the Bidder.
Bid must be received by SHEILD at the address and no later than the date and time specified in the Data Sheet.
SHEILD shall not consider any Bid that arrives after the deadline for submission of Bid. Any Bid received by SHEILD after the deadline for submission of Bid shall be declared late, rejected, and returned unopened to the Bidder.
A Bidder may withdraw, substitute or modify its Bid after it has been submitted by sending a written notice in accordance with the ITB, duly signed by an authorized representative, and shall include a copy of the authorization.
Bid requested to be withdrawn shall be returned unopened to the Bidders.
No Bid may be withdrawn, substituted, or modified in the interval between the deadline for submission of Bid and the expiration of the period of Bid validity specified by the Bidder on the Bid Submission Form or any extension thereof.
SHEILD will open the Bid in the presence of an ad-hoc committee formed by SHEILD and UNHCR.
The Bidders’ names, modifications, withdrawals, the condition of the envelope labels/seals, the number of folders/files and all other such other details as SHEILD may consider appropriate, will be announced at the opening.
No Bid shall be rejected at the opening stage, except for late submission, for which the Bid shall be returned unopened to the Bidder.
Confidentiality: Information relating to the examination, evaluation, and comparison of Bid, and the recommendation of contract award, shall not be disclosed to Bidders or any other persons not officially concerned with such process, even after publication of the contract award.
In the event that a Bidder is unsuccessful, the Bidder may seek a meeting with SHEILD for a debriefing. The purpose of the debriefing is discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the Bidder’s submission, in order to assist the Bidder in improving the bid presented to SHEILD.
Evaluation of Bid:
SHEILD shall examine the Bid to confirm that all terms and conditions under the SHEILD General Terms and Conditions and Special Conditions have been accepted by the Bidder without any deviation or reservation.
The selection committe shall review and evaluate the Bids on the basis of their responsiveness to the Requirements and Technical Specifications and other documentation provided, applying the procedure indicated in the Data Sheet.
Each committe member shall fill in a best value selection matrix - (BVSM); scoring shall be related to the following criteria to have an end score out of 100 points:
For Delivery of goods / services (Score out of 20)
For Validity of offer (Score out of 20)
For Quality of goods (Score out of 20)
For Reasonable Price / Cost (Score out of 40)
SHEILD reserves the right to undertake a post-qualification exercise, aimed at determining, to its satisfaction the validity of the information provided by the Bidder.
SHEILD shall conduct a verification exercise on the accuracy, correctness and authenticity of the information provided by the bidder on the legal, technical and financial documents submitted, and validation of extent of compliance to the ITB requirements and evaluation criteria based on what has so far been found by the evaluation team.
Clarification of Bid: To assist in the examination, evaluation and comparison of bids, SHEILD may, at its discretion, ask any Bidder to clarify its Bid. SHEILD’s request for clarification and the Bidder’s response shall be in writing.
Award of Contract:
SHEILD is not obligated to award the contract to the lowest price offer.
Prior to expiration of the period of Bid validity, SHEILD shall award the contract to the qualified and eligible Bidder that is found to be responsive to the requirements of the Requirements and Technical Specification, and has offered a good and reasonable price.
Contract Signature: Within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the Contract, the successful Bidder shall sign and date the Contract and return it to SHEILD.
Section Four: Data Sheet
The following data for the supply of goods and related services shall complement / supplement the provisions in the Instruction to Bidders. In the case of a conflict between the Instruction to Bidders and the Data Sheet, the provisions in the Data Sheet shall prevail.
Project Title: Strengthening the community based protection and protection outreach for Syrian Refugees in South Lebanon
Tender Title: Equipping a small team of Fire Fighters
Country/ Location: Lebanon, south, Kawtahreyet El Seyyed
Language of the Bid: English
Open Date of the Bid: 1st of August 2019
Closing Date of the Bid/Deadline: 12th of August 2019
Period of Bid Validity commencing on the submission date: 90 Days
Advanced Payment upon signing of contract: NA
Preferred Currency of Bid: LBP
Deadline for submitting requests for clarifications/ questions: 7th of August 2019
Contact Details for submitting clarifications/questions: Sara Safieddine 70-220399 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
No. of copies of Bid that must be submitted: 1 Copy
Bid submission address: SHEILD main office: Sour, abo dib street, Dbouk bldg. facing CORAL station, 2nd floor
Manner of Submitting Bid: By a sealed and stamped envelope
Date, time and venue for opening of Bid: TBD
Required Documents that must be Submitted to Establish Qualification of Bidders: Legal registration documents
Date to receive the goods and services from supplier/ contractor: Depends on project implementation
Kindly refer to the attached Documents for the required supplies