Invitation to tender 62/25/2013: Evaluation of Natural Resources programmes

The project involves the final evaluation of BioRefine and Water programmes and ex-post evaluation of Wood Energy programme of Tekes.

Tekes estimates that the scope of the contract will be between 50 000 and 80 000 €, excluding VAT.

Partial tenders and tender variants are not acceptable.

The Customer selects one (1) supplier and concludes a contract with that supplier. The amount of services to be supplied is an estimate and does not form an obligation for the Customer to buy that amount of services.

The procurement is described in details in the invitation information:

Invitation to tender

ANNEX  1 Price Form 

ANNEX 2 Table of person skills

ANNEX 3 Guarantee to fulfill obligations

ANNEX 4 Explanation of business or professional secrets

ANNEX  Draft contract

ANNEX 6 General Terms of Public  Procurement in service contracts (JYSE 2009 Services)

Submission of tenders

Completed tenders must be delivered primarily via email, no later than 25 of June 2014 at 4 pm Eastern European Time (EET) to the following email address: kirjaamo@tekes.fi,

or posted in a sealed envelope to Tekes´s registry office in the address:

Tekes/Kirjaamo
P.O. Box 69 (Kyllikinportti 2)
00101 Helsinki
Finland

Emails or envelopes must be clearly marked: “ Name of tenderer, address, title, Tender 62/25/2013”.

Additional information during the competition

During the tendering procedure, the tenderers may request additional information by e-mailing their questions to Kilpailutus(at)tekes.fi. The subject of the e-mail must have the reference “ 62/25/2013”. Please submit your questions and your return address (e-mail addresses) by no later than 26.5.2014 at 4 p.m. In order to ensure the equal treatment of all candidates, no telephone enquiries or information requests will be answered. The responses to the questions will be published here by 30.5.2014.

One question has arrived late (28.5.2014)  to Tekes. The question and  the answer will be published here and also it will be sent to the party concerned by e-mail.

Question:

In the Table of Person Skills, section 7, the “Experience  of Natural Resources sector  in companies (as a director, board member, etc.), public administration (as an international co-operation expert etc.) or in research (as a coordinator, partner, etc.) .” needs to be described through “Description of what was researched and what methods were used in the assessment” and indicate “Object and scope of the activity (man-days, scale)”.

These requests do not match well with the experience that one has for example as a company director or in public administration.  Is there a mistake in the template? Typically in previous similar Tables of Person Skills this part has requested the general “description of experience” and names of the organisations that the person has worked in which is clear. 

ANSWER:

The Question refers to the Table of Peron Skills; Section 7. Comparison subcriteria 2: Experience in the field of Natural resources sector.

Experience in companies can be described without changing the template.

When answering you can use the column 1(Organisation) to inform the employer ( company’s name or equivalent), column  2 (When) to inform the length of experience, column 3(Role/ function)  to inform the position of the person during the period and column 5 (Description) to inform more  detailed description of the experience.  Also there is additional free form description space available to make further notion s about the experience. So, you don’t have to use column 4 (which is  more likely to be used when informing the experience in research).