|Economic operators can submit a tender either as a sole tenderer or as a group of tenderers. In either case subcontracting is permitted.
Economic and financial capacity:
Minimum level of capacity: Average yearly turnover of the last two financial years above 260,000
Basis for assessment: This criterion applies to the tenderer as a whole, i.e. a consolidated assessment of the combined capacities of all involved entities will be carried out.
Evidence: Copy of the profit and loss accounts and balance sheet for the last two years for which accounts have been closed from each concerned involved entity, or, failing that, appropriate statements from banks. The most recent year must have been closed within the last 18 months.
Technical and professional capacity:
Tenderers (in case of a joint tender the combined capacity of all members of the group and identified subcontractors) must comply with the criteria listed below:
The project references indicated below consist of a list of relevant services provided (i.e. not ongoing but fully completed) in the past three years, with the sums, dates and clients, public or private, accompanied by statements issued by the clients.
Criterion A1: The tenderer must prove experience in the field of greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport and in particular related to the implementation of the Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport, maritime transport economics and market dynamics as well as experience in data collection, data mining, statistical analyses, ships’ CO2 emissions modelling or estimation, development of key performance indicators and the preparation of public reports.
Evidence A1: The tenderer must provide references for at least three projects delivered in these fields in the last three years with a minimum value of each project of EUR 100 000.
Criterion A2: The tenderer must prove capacity to work in English.
Evidence A2: The tenderer must provide references for three projects delivered in the last three years showing the necessary language coverage.
Criterion A3: The tenderer must prove capacity to draft reports in English on a high linguistic level, for the purpose of external communication.
Evidence A3: The tenderer must provide one document of at least 10 pages (report, study, etc.) in this language that it has drafted and published or delivered to a client in the last two years. The verification will be carried out on 5 pages of the document.
Criterion A4: The tenderer must prove its capacity to work in different EU countries.
Evidence A4: The tenderer must provide references for three projects delivered in the last three years. The combination of projects must cover at least five different EU Member States.
Criterion A5: The tenderer must prove deep knowledge and understanding of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport and of THETIS-MRV. The tenderer must prove knowledge in monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in maritime transport.
Evidence A5: The tenderer must provide references for three projects delivered in these fields in the last five years with a minimum value of each project of EUR 30.000.
Criterion A6: The tenderer must prove its ability to carry out all tasks, the implementation checks (Task 1) in particular, impartially and without conflicting interests with regard to the parties being assessed.
Evidence A6: The tenderer must provide an according declaration as part of the Declaration on Honour.
The team delivering the service should include, as a minimum, the following profiles:
Criterion B1 – Project Manager: At least seven years of experience in project management, including overseeing project delivery, quality control of delivered service, client orientation and conflict resolution experience in projects of a similar size (at least EUR 250 000) and coverage (at least three countries covered), with experience in management of teams of at least seven people.
Criterion B2 – Language requirements: At least one member of the team should have C2 level according to the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages11 in English, and the rest of the team should have at least C1 level in English.
Criterion B3 – Experts in [A] policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport and in particular with expertise in relation to Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport; experts in [B] the collection and analysis of maritime transport data, in particular related to the technical and operational energy efficiency of ships. Relevant higher education degree or equivalent professional experience and at least five years of professional experience in the fields required.