Construction of a wharf in Leava for trading purposes

Country: Wallis and Futuna Islands
Language: EN FR
Number: 5978407
Publication date: 05-12-2017
Source: TED
Descripition in original language
Tags: Concrete Drainage works Transport Construction


1.Publication reference:EuropeAid/138548/IH/WKS/WF.

2.Procedure:International open invitation to tender.

3.Programme:Maritime transport — reconstruction of the wharf in Leava (Futuna).

4.Financing:10th EDF — financing agreement No FED — 2013-023-435 of 25.8.2014.

5.Contracting authority:Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, represented by the Prefect, Senior Administrator and EDF Territorial Authorising Officer, Mata-Utu, WALLIS AND FUTUNA.

6.Contract description:This works contract involves the construction of a wharf in Leava — Futuna Island — for trading purposes. The wharf of Leava infrastructure is strategic to Futuna Island, being its point of entry for supplies. The contract will thus involve the construction of a 62 m x 18 m deep-water harbour wharf with a concrete platform. This main structure will consist of a wharf supported by piles and 3 mooring dolphins on the water side, as well as a quayside surface behind the wharf, created by backfilling the dredged material, and surrounded by a combined wall and rock-fill embankment. To make it easier to operate the main structure, the plan is to also construct ancillary facilities under this works contract, in 2 conditional phases: — construction of a slipway for trailer-mounted lightweight boats, — laying of a road deck on the quayside surface (2 200 m2), construction of drainage channels, a water treatment unit and lighting masts.

7.Number and titles of lots:1 lot only.

8.Eligibility and rule of origin:Participation in the contract is open on equal terms to all natural persons and legal entities (participating either individually or as part of a grouping — consortium — of tenderers) established in an EU Member State, an ACP country or a country or territory authorised by the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement under which the contract is financed (also see point 22 below). Participation is also open to international organisations. All supplies and equipment procured under this contract must originate in 1 or more of these eligible countries. They may come from any country if their total value does not exceed 100 000 EUR. By derogation, the rules of origin applicable to contract award procedures, grant award procedures and other award procedures relating to instruments for external action and financed by the Overseas Association Decision (see Annex A2a to the PRAG — Part III) do not apply to the cement and steel that must be integrated into or form part of the permanent structures under this works contract.

9.Grounds for exclusion:Tenderers must provide a signed declaration, included in the tender form for a works contract, confirming that they are not in any of the situations listed in point 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide.

10.Number of tenders:Tenderers can only submit 1 tender. Tenders for part of the contract will not be considered. Tenderers may submit a variant tender in addition to their tender for the works required in the invitation to tender dossier. This works contract involves 1 firm phase (main structure) and 2 conditional phases (ancillary facilities) — see the contract description in point 6. Tenderers are expected to submit a tender for the firm phase and both conditional phases.

11.Tender guarantee:Tenderers must provide a tender guarantee of 200 000 EUR when they submit their tender. This will be returned to unsuccessful tenderers once the invitation to tender procedure has been completed and to the successful tenderer(s) once the contract has been signed by all parties.

12.Performance bond:The successful tenderer will be required to provide a performance bond for 5 % of the contract value when the contract is signed. The tenderer will have 30 days from the date on which he receives the contract signed by the contracting authority in which to furnish the bond along with the countersigned contract. If the successful tenderer does not provide the required bond within the time allowed, the contract will be rendered void and a new contract may then be drawn up and sent to the tenderer who submitted the second lowest-priced compliant tender.

13.Briefing and/or site visit:There are no plans for a briefing.

14.Tender validity:Tenders are to be valid for 90 days from the final date for submission of tenders. In exceptional circumstances, and before the tender validity period expires, the contracting authority may request that tenderers extend the validity of their tenders for a stipulated number of days.

15.Implementation period for the tasks:The implementation period for the task is no more than 28 calendar months. The preparation period is set at 8 calendar months from said period"s start date notified by instructions. This period may be reduced by agreement between both parties. It is expected that the preparation period will start no later than 1 month following contract signature. The works performance period, including the contract"s provisional acceptance, is set at 18 calendar months from said period"s start date notified by instructions. It is expected that the works will start no later than 1 month after the end of the preparation period.

16.Selection criteria:The selection criteria for each tenderer are as follows. Candidate"s economic and financial capacity: — the tenderer"s average annual turnover in the past 3 years must be at least 6 000 000 EUR, — if a sole tenderer, he must have access to sufficient credit and other financial facilities to ensure that he has the required cash flow throughout the contract period. In any event, the amount of available credit must exceed the equivalent of 800 000 EUR. Candidate"s technical and professional capacity:— during the past 8 years (October 2009–September 2017), he must have completed at least 3 projects of the same nature/value/complexity as those envisaged. The contracting authority reserves the right to request copies of final handover certificates signed by the project managers/contracting authorities for the projects concerned.This means that the project which the tenderer refers to might have begun, been carried out or completed at any moment during the period given, but does not necessarily need to have begun and been completed during this period, or have been carried out during the whole of said period. — The tenderer must carry out at least 70 % of the work under the contract using his own resources, which means that he must have the equipment, materials, human resources and financial means needed to carry out this percentage of the contract. — If he is the lead partner in a joint venture/consortium, he must carry out at least 50 % of the works under the contract using his own resources. — In the case of a joint venture/consortium, the other members (i.e. not the lead partner) must be able to carry out at least 20 % of the work under the contract using their own resources. — All key members of the tenderer"s staff must have at least 3 years" appropriate experience and certificates confirming qualifications relevant to the performance of work similar to that involved in the project. The project manager must have at least 15 years" experience in maritime works. The site manager must have at least 10 years" experience in maritime works.

17.Award criteria:The most economically advantageous tender is the lowest-priced technically compliant one.

18.Procedures for obtaining the invitation to tender dossier:The invitation to tender dossier is available from the EuropeAid website ( and can be obtained from the following address: Service de coordination des politiques publiques et de développement, BP 16, Mata-Utu, 98600 Uvea, WALLIS AND FUTUNA, against payment of 20 EUR (postal delivery included). It can also be obtained from the contracting authority. The standard tender form for works contracts must be used to draw up tenders. This form can be found in the invitation to tender dossier, and its clauses and format must be strictly adhered to. Questions regarding this invitation to tender must be put in writing and e-mailed to: and sent to: Service de coordination des politiques publiques et de développement, BP 16, Mata-Utu, 98600 Uvea, WALLIS AND FUTUNA (quoting the publication reference given in point 1) at least 21 days before the final date for submission of tenders given in point 19. The contracting authority must reply to the questions at least 11 days before the final date for submission of tenders. Clarifications or minor amendments to the invitation to tender dossier will be published at least 11 days prior to the final date for submission of tenders on the EuropeAid site:

19.Final date for submission of tenders:12.3.2018 (17:00). The contracting authority will not consider any tenders received after the deadline. NB: tenderers must take account of the potentially very long delivery time for dossiers sent to the Wallis and Futuna Islands by post.

20.Tender opening session:13.3.2018 (10:00) at the Higher Administration of Wallis and Futuna (Mata-Utu).

21.Language for the procedure:French must be used for all correspondence concerning this invitation to tender.

22.Legal basis:Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25.11.2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ("Overseas Association Decision").