Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Postal address: Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 - 5
Postal code: 65760
Telephone: +49 6196792079
Fax: +49 619679802079
NUTS code: DE71A
Main address (URL): https://www.giz.de
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: BODY PUBLIC
I.5.2) Other activity -
International development cooperation
Section II: Object of Contract
81243509-Start-up Centre Namibia
Reference number: 81243509-Start-up centre Namibia
II.1.4) Short description
The German Government, through GIZ, supports the Namibian Government to improve conditions for the establishment and growth of Start-ups in selected regions in Namibia. Start-ups have the potential to drive the creation of new jobs in Namibia and can have fundamental impact on overall economic productivity. Start-ups can also contribute to economic growth by spurring innovation and injecting competition. GIZ will build a Start-up Incubation and innovation Centre in Windhoek with mobile outreach units to selected regions in Namibia. The Centre will incubate Start-ups and serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all needs a Start-up faces in its ideation, establishment and growth phases. The contractor will be tasked to manage the operations of the Start-up Centre with its co-working space, community space and maker-space. The contractor will develop a sustainable business model and viable revenue streams for the operation of the Start-up Centre, allowing it to cover its cost.
Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: no
Description: Item/Lot 1
NUTS code: 00
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:
II.1.4) Short description
In Namibia, preconditions for Start-ups, setting up enterprises and scaling up small businesses are inadequate. Support structures for Start-ups are in their very early stages, albeit promising. The Namibian-German Technical Cooperation project ‘Start-up Namibia’, implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Government, thus aims to improve conditions for the establishment and growth of Start-ups in selected regions in Namibia.
Start-ups have the potential to drive the creation of new jobs in Namibia and can have fundamental impact on overall economic productivity. Start-ups can also contribute to economic growth by spurring innovation and injecting competition. New entrepreneurs can bring new ideas to the table, much needed to stir innovation and generate competition. In Namibia, the combination of innovation and technology with traditional industries opens new opportunities. Start-ups tend to cluster and thrive in an ecosystem where they can find the necessary re-sources for success, including good universities, incubators, public-sector and private-sector support, and expert services like legal, accounting, and consulting.
It is this ecosystem needed by Start-ups that is so far inadequate or lacking completely in many regions of Namibia. As a result, the establishment and growth of Start-ups remain behind the development potentialities. Start-up Namibia's objective is therefore to improve the conditions for the establishment and growth of Start-ups in selected regions in Namibia.
To reach this objective, a Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre will be built in Windhoek on the premises of the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre, with regional outreach units. The Centre will incubate Start-ups and serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all needs a Start-up faces in its ideation, establishment and growth phases. The project is expected to deliver the following main outputs:
Output 1: provides the necessary infrastructure of the Start-up Centre in Windhoek (with a co-working space, a maker-space and community area) and mobile outreach units to service 3 regions in Namibia. In addition, a sustainable business model to run the Start-up Centre, reaching at least break-even point within the Module's duration, is developed. In Windhoek, the premises of the Start-up Centre will be constructed adjacent to the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Centre in Katutura, operated by the City of Windhoek.
In Output 2: new services will be developed by the Start-up Centre for Start-up founders and employees of micro-enterprises in Windhoek and selected regions. This contributes to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and reduces the rate of failed businesses.
Output 3: aims at easing the access to financial services for Start-ups (such as seed capital and growth financing). Improved access to financial information and funding sources enables medium to long-term financing of product and business development and strengthens the performance of Start-ups.
Through collaborations with the public and private sectors, Output 4 further contributes to building the necessary ecosystem Start-ups need to prosper. Cooperation with local (large) enterprises is expected to lead to know-how and technology transfer and technology sharing, contributing to the increased competitive and innovative capacity of the supported companies. In addition, cooperation with the private sector should constitute one of the revenue streams of the Start-up Centre, thus ensuring its financial viability.
The contractor is expected to run the daily operations of the Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre as well as its regional outreach units, and implement outputs 2, 3 and 4. The construction of the Centre as well as the procurement of the regional outreach units will be done by GIZ. The contractor will develop a sustainable business model and viable revenue streams for the operation of the Start-up Centre, allowing the Centre to cover its cost.
See tender-TOR for details.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria: Technical criteria
II.2.11.2) Description of options
GIZ may optionally commission contract amendments and/or increases based on the criteria in the tender documents to the successful bidder of this tender. For details, please see the terms of reference.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open
IV.02.01) Notice number in the OJ S 2019/S 129-316820
Auftragsvergabe GFA Consulting Group GmbH
Official name: GFA Consulting Group GmbH
Postal address: Eulenkrugstraße 82
Postal code: 22359
NUTS code: DE600
V.2.3) The contractor is an SME: yes
Official name: BongoHive Innovations Ltd
Postal address: Plot 16948B, Thako Mbeki Rd
NUTS code: 00
V.2.3) The contractor is an SME: yes
Section V: Complementary information
Official name: Die Vergabekammern des Bundes
Postal address: Villemombler Straße 76
Postal code: 53123
Telephone: +49 2289499-0
Fax: +49 2289499-163
VI.04.03) Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures
According to Article 160, Section 3 of the German Act Against Restraint of Competition (GWB), application for review is not permissible insofar as
1) The applicant has identified the claimed infringement of the procurement rules before submitting the application for review and has not submitted a complaint to the contracting authority within a period of 10 calendar days; the expiry of the period pursuant to Article 134, Section 2 remains unaffected;
2) Complaints of infringements of procurement rules that are evident in the tender notice are not submitted to the contracting authority at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for the application or by the deadline for the submission of bids, specified in the tender notice;
3) Complaints of infringements of procurement rules that first become evident in the tender documents are not submitted to the contracting authority at the latest by the expiry of the deadline for application or by the deadline for the submission of bids;
4) More than 15 calendar days have expired since receipt of notification from the contracting authority that it is unwilling to redress the complaint.
Sentence 1 does not apply in the case of an application to determine the invalidity of the contract in accordance with Article 135, Section 1 (2). Article 134, Section 1, Sentence 2 remains unaffected.
VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2020-01-10
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