Business Environment for Economic Development Programme

Business Environment for Economic Development Programme

This 4 year programme is intended to improve the support that we and other donors provide on business environment reforms.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2015/S 085-152765

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride
For the attention of: Aine McGowan
G75 8EA Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843786
E-mail: a-mcgowan@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development

Address of the buyer profile: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Business Environment for Economic Development (BEED) Programme.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.

NUTS code UKM38

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

DFID is implementing a new Business Environment for Economic Development (BEED) programme. This 4 year programme is intended to improve the support that we and other donors provide on business environment (BE) reforms. Part of this BEED programme will be the creation of a new Business Environment Reform Facility (BERF). This Facility will carry out a number of functions. It will support DFID Country offices to design new business environment programmes, improve existing ones, and more effectively learn and disseminate lessons from DFID and other donor experience. It will commission policy research on less well-researched topics, and those important for effective implementation on the ground. And it will develop innovative approaches for effectively encouraging a broader range of stakeholders (including not only large and small businesses, but also consumers and other affected groups) in articulating demand for reform of key binding constraints, and in designing reform.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

DFID reserves the right to scale up or scale back this contract in response to programme requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 500 000,00 and 12 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Extension of up to 24 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 40 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See PQQ for details.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Prices are not required at the expression of interest stage; however, when required, prices must be quoted in GBP Sterling. All payments for the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not to award the contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ for details.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ for details.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ for details.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Proposed methodology. Weighting 40

2. Quality of personnel. Weighting 30

3. Commercial. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

6958

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.6.2015 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.6.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID Portal, https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/ using the PQQ guidance available. DFID programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of expressions of interest, DFID will invite short listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not short listed that they are unsuccessful. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract. Where circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure where necessary conditions can be met. DFID reserves the right to scale up or scale back this contract in response to programme requirements.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Michael Ross
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: m-ross@dfid.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1355843949

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.4.2015

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