Request for Proposals: Notebooks for YMC workshops on 3D modelling on Fusion 360, Arduino programming, Raspberry Pi3 programming

Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Number:        

YMC-2019-001

Issuance Date:  

23/08/2019

Deadline for Offers:

13/09/2019

Description:

Notebooks for YMC workshops on 3D modelling on Fusion 360, Arduino programming, Raspberry Pi3 programming

For:

Youth Maker Club (YMC)

Funded By:

LED - Liechtenstein Development Service, Project 40419_2019/20

Issued By:

National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)

Point of Contact:

Oriol Irina, Deputy Project Coordinator, ioriol@ict.md

Ion Corbu, Technical Manager, ion.corbu@ict.md

 

Please find the full RFQ here.
 
Section 1: Instructions to Offerors
 
Introduction: The “Youth Maker Club” project (YMC) is implemented by the Moldovan Association of ICT Companies (ATIC), supported by Liechtenstein Development Services (LED) which aims to promote the development of the ICT sector in the Republic of Moldova through viable partnerships between the private companies, similar organizations, state institutions, international organizations in order to enhance the competitiveness and development of the sector and company capacities, enlarge the market, attract investments in the country and participate in the decision making and regulatory process on the national and international level. As part of the activity, ATIC requires the purchase of computers to be used in educational activities such as workshops on learning 3D modelling in Fusion 360 software, Arduino programming, Raspberry Pi3 programming. The purpose of this RFQ is to solicit quotations for these items.
Offerors are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received by ATIC in accordance with the instructions, terms, and conditions described in this RFQ.  Failure to adhere with instructions described in this RFQ may lead to disqualification of an offer from consideration.
 
1. Offer Deadline and Protocol:
Offers must be received no later than 18:00 local Chisinau time on 13.09.2019 by  email or by hard copy delivery to the Tekwill office. Any emailed offers must be emailed to ioriol@ict.md. Any hard copy deliveries must be stamped and signed by the offeror’s authorized representative and delivered to the Tekwill Office located at str. Studenților 9/11, Chisinau. 
 
Please reference the RFQ number in any response to this RFQ. Offers received after the specified time and date will be considered late and will be considered only at the discretion of ATIC.
 
2. Questions:
Questions regarding the technical or administrative requirements of this RFQ may be submitted no later than 18:00 local Chisinau time on 09.09.2019 by email to ion.corbu@ict.md.  Questions must be submitted in writing; phone calls will not be accepted. Questions and requests for clarification—and the responses thereto—that ATIC believes may be of interest to other offerors will be circulated to all RFQ recipients who have indicated an interest in bidding. 
 
Only the written answers issued by ATIC will be considered official and carry weight in the RFQ process and subsequent evaluation. Any verbal information received from employees of ATIC or any other entity should not be considered as an official response to any questions regarding this RFQ.
 
3. Specifications:
Section 3 contains the technical specifications of the required items. All commodities offered in response to this RFQ must be new and unused. In addition, all electrical commodities must operate on 240V, 50Hz. 
 
Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, stated brand names or models are for illustrative description only. An equivalent substitute, as determined by the specifications, is acceptable.
 
4. Quotations:
Quotations in response to this RFQ must be priced on a fixed-price, all-inclusive basis, including delivery and all other costs. Pricing must be presented in MDL – Moldovan Lei.  Offers must remain valid for not less than thirty (30) calendar days after the offer deadline. Offerors are requested to provide quotations on their official quotation format or letterhead; in the event this is not possible, offerors may complete the table in Section 3.
 
In addition, offerors responding to this RFQ are requested to submit the following:
Organizations responding to this RFQ are requested to submit a copy of their official registration or business license.
Individuals responding to this RFQ are requested to submit a copy of their identification card.
 
5. Delivery:
The delivery location for the items described in this RFQ is str. Studentilor 9/11, Chisinau. As part of its response to this RFQ, each offeror is expected to provide an estimate (in calendar days) of the delivery timeframe (after receipt of order). The delivery estimate presented in an offer in response to this RFQ must be upheld in the performance of any resulting contract.
 
6. Warranty:
Warranty service and repair within the cooperating country is required for all commodities under this RFQ. The warranty coverage must be valid on all commodities for a minimum of three (3) years after delivery and acceptance of the commodities, unless otherwise specified in the technical specifications.  
 
7. Taxes and VAT: 
The agreement under which this procurement is financed does not permit the financing of any taxes, VAT, tariffs, duties, or other levies imposed by any laws in effect in the Cooperating Country.  No such Cooperating Country taxes, VAT, charges, tariffs, duties or levies will be paid under an order resulting from this RFQ.
 
8. Eligibility:
By submitting an offer in response to this RFQ, the offeror certifies that it and its principal officers are not debarred, suspended, or otherwise considered ineligible for an award. 
 
9. Evaluation and Award:
The award will be made to a responsible offeror whose offer follows the RFQ instructions, meets the eligibility requirements, and meets or exceeds the minimum required technical specifications, and is judged to be the best value based on a lowest-price, technically-acceptable basis. 
 
Please note that if there are significant deficiencies regarding responsiveness to the requirements of this RFQ, an offer may be deemed “non-responsive” and thereby disqualified from consideration. ATIC reserves the right to waive immaterial deficiencies at its discretion.
 
Best-offer quotations are requested. It is anticipated that award will be made solely on the basis of these original quotations. However, ATIC reserves the right to conduct any of the following:
 
ATIC may conduct negotiations with and/or request clarifications from any offeror prior to award.
While preference will be given to offerors who can address the full technical requirements of this RFQ, ATIC may issue a partial award or split the award among various suppliers, if in the best interest of the Project. 
ATIC may cancel this RFQ at any time.
 
Please note that in submitting a response to this RFQ, the offeror understands that LED - Liechtenstein Development Service is not a party to this solicitation and the offeror agrees that any protest hereunder must be presented—in writing with full explanations—to the Youth Maker Club (YMC) Project for consideration, as Liechtenstein Development Service will not consider protests regarding procurements carried out by implementing partners. ATIC, at its sole discretion, will make a final decision on the protest for this procurement