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Ιnformation Notice for the Τender of Advisory Services for the implementation of new infrastructure for the Integrated Waste Management System in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki through a PPP

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Mon, 21/07/2008
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ΜINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND FINANCE
SPECIAL SECRETARIAT FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

The Special Secretariat for Public and Private Partnerships of the Ministry of Economy and Finance announces a pubic tender with open procedure for the selection of a contractor for the provision of advisory services for the implementation of new infrastructure for the Integrated Waste Management System in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki through PPP. This tender shall be conducted, pursuant to art. 6 par. 4 of L. 3389/2005, as amended by art. 16 par. 1 of L. 3483/2006 (GOJ A 169) and is governed by the provisions of directives 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and the Council, of 31 March 2004 (L 134, 30/04/2004), which was incorporated by the P.D. 60/2007 (GOJ A 64) and 89/665/EEC, of 21 December 1989 (L395, 30/12/1989).  In view of the awarding of the Contract, there will be review of whether there is an incompatible capacity or restriction conducive in the sense and under the conditions of the articles 3 and 4 of the Law 3310/2005 (GOJ A' 30) as applicable following its amendment by the Law 3414/2005 (GOJ A' 279). In the case where the incompatible capacities are conducive of the as above Law 3310/2005 as it applies, the consequences of the articles 6 and 7 of the same Law shall be enforced.
SCOPE: The scope of Advisory services is to support the Contracting Authority (Special Secretariat for Public and Private Partnerships) and the Association of Local Authorities of the Greater Thessaloniki Area, during the procedure to prepare and finalise the optimum form of partnership and to select the most suitable SPV who, as part of the PPP project, will undertake the design, construction, maintenance and operation of a plant that will treat solid waste of the North-western unit of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. This plant will be composed of a treatment and exploitation unit and a sanitary landfill. This unit will be constructed upon any proven technology that can meet the targets set by the European Community Directives and the output specifications set by the Contracting Authority. The unit will have a capacity of 400.000 tons per year. Moreover the private partner will be given the right to commercially exploit the output of the unit (such as recyclable products, biogas, RDF, energy, etc.), in the context of the contractual scope and the requirements laid down by the Contracting Authority and the Association of Local Authority of the Greater Thessaloniki Area, with the assistance of the Advisor.

BUDGET: Euros 2.000.000,00 (VAT excluded). Payment will follow the completion of the various phases of the project.

PLACES FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES: Athens and the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Greece.

LANGUAGE: Greek. 

CONDITIONS FOR VALID PARTICIPATION: In the tender are entitled to participate physical or legal entities, independently or in consortium or in joint venture, that is/are already or will be established, operating mainly in the field of services, as those referred to in art. 3 of the Notice and fallen into the categories 6, 11 and 12 of annex IIA, as well as the category 21 of annex IIB of the directive 2004/18/EC.
In the tender can participate physical or legal entities, independently or in consortium or in joint venture established or to be established, if themselves or any of their members (in the case of consortium or joint venture):
1. Are registered in the Greek Designer Register or Design Office Register and, particularly, have at least the following Designer Certificate:
a)  C Class and plus in category 08 ''Static Design''
b) C Class and plus in category 09 ''Mechanical, Electrological and Electronic Design''
c) C Class and plus in category 13 ''Hydraulic work Design''
d) B Class and plus in category 14 ''Energy work Design''
e) C Class and plus in category 15 ''Industrial Design''
f) C Class and plus in category 18 ''Chemical Engineering - Chemical Installation Design''
g) C class and plus in category 27 ''Environmental Design''
2. Or come from countries members of EU, or EEA, or countries that have ratified the agreement for public contracts of the World Trade Organization and which keep equivalent registers, according to art. 52 of the directive 2004/18/EC, and are registered in classes and categories of designs or services corresponding to those of the above par. 1,
3. Or come from countries members of EU, or EEA, or countries that have ratified the agreement for public contracts of the World Trade Organization but which do not keep registers such as those mentioned in the previous paragraphs, and are registered in the Professional/Trade Registers of Annex IX C of the Directive 2004/18/EK or in the equivalent registers of their countries, and have general experience corresponding to this resulting from the registration in the Designer Register or Design Office Register, i.e. executive work force with experience in equivalent design categories
4. The legal advisors should be registered in the local Bar Association.
5. The participants should fulfil the following minimum levels of financial adequacy:
(a) Average turnover of the financial member/s of the consortium or joint venture or the tenderer in the financial field (corporate finance, project finance etc) over the three last financial years, over Euros 4.000.000, to be proven by published balance sheets or by the submitted relevant solemn declarations.
(b) Average turnover, of the technical member of the consortium or joint venture or the tenderer in the technical field over the three last financial years, over Euros 4.000.000, to be proven by published balance sheets or by the submitted relevant solemn declarations.
In the case of a consortium or joint venture, the weighed average turnover mentioned above, shall be taken into account, for the three last financial years, on the basis of each member's participation rate in the consortium or joint venture, provided that the these members operate in the provision of services related to the subject of this tender.
In the case that persons participating in the tender operate for less than three years, the average turnover of these years? operation shall be taken into account.
In the case of a newly established legal person, submission of provisory balance sheets or any other document in proof of the financial situation of the tenderer (e.g. bank certificates, professional risks insurance certificates, solemn declaration of other operators, whose capacities the tenderer relies on, for their relevant commitment) is mandatory, from which the average turnover of his operation period shall result.
In the case of tenderers, who are not subject to the obligation of balance sheet publication according to the law, it is obligatory that they submit a solemn declaration with regard to their financial situation comprising all the above data.
Each physical or legal entity is entitled to participate only in one contesting scheme, individually or as partnership member or as joint venture member. In the contrary case, all tenderers with this person in their scheme shall be excluded from the procedure. 
The assignment of the services of this Notice to the Advisor shall be an obstacle for the participation, direct or indirect, in any scheme (enterprise or partnership or joint venture) to participate in the tender for the award of the partnership contract associated with the services of the present tender, either for the Advisor or for his executives (interest conflict). Any such participation, despite the obstacle or any relationship creating conflict of interest with a tenderer or the contractor of the partnership contract, consists of a reason for exclusion from the tender and forfeiture of the Contract.
Every tenderer should have in addition specific technical and professional ability as defined in art. 11 of the Notice, namely, experience in the provision of technical advisory services for the implementation of at least one integrated and in operation, project, concerning waste management or/and waste processing (with the exception of sanitary landfill centres) via private financing.

EFFECTIVE TERM OF CONTRACT: twenty-four (24) months. The Contracting Authority may extend unilaterally the contract?s duration, beyond 24 months (or 32 months in the case where services are suspended). The extension shall not entitle the Advisor to any extra fee, on condition that the unilateral extension does not exceed a total of 36 months from the contract signing date. In all events, the contract shall be automatically terminated if the said period of 36 months from the contract signing date elapses and the contracting parties have not agreed a new extension in writing.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The most economically advantageous tender.

PARTICIPATION GUARANTEE: Euros100.000,00

DEADLINE FOR TENDER SUBMISSION: Monday, 23.06.2008 at 12.00 p.m. at the premises of the Special Secretariat for PPPs, 8 Karageorgi Servias Str, 2nd floor, Athens, PC 10184, tel: 210 3375750, Fax: 210 3375921, e-mail: sdit@mnec.gr, website: www.sdit.mnec.gr, information: Ms Christiana Skarsouli.

VALIDITY PERIOD OF TENDERS: Nine (9) months, beginning from the next day of the deadline for submission of Tenders.
Counter tenders of any nature or tenders for a share of the subject matter of this Notice shall not be accepted.

DATE OF DISPATCH OF THE NOTICE TO THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES: 16.04.2008

DATE FOR RECEIPT OF TENDER DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION: The Notice and the accompanying documents can be received until 17.06.2008, at the Premises of the Special Secretariat for PPPs, 8 Karageorgi Servias Str, 2nd floor, Athens, PC 10184, tel: 210 3375750, Fax: 210 3375921, e-mail: sdit@mnec.gr, website: www.sdit.mnec.gr, information: Ms Christiana Skarsouli, during working days and hours.

DATE FOR THE OPENING OF TENDERS: Monday, 23.06.2008, at 12.00 o? clock. Candidates or their representatives (on the basis of a written authorisation) may be present at the opening of the bids.

Athens 16.04.2008
The Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships

Leonidas Korres