Conflict Stability and Security Fund Framework Re-Tender 2018

Conflict Stability and Security Fund Framework Re-Tender 2018

The Conflict Stability and Security Fund  is retendering its procurement framework. The CSSF is a cross-government fund, with an annual budget of 1 200 000 000 GBP, which delivers and supports security, defence, peacekeeping, peace-building and stability activity, using both Official Development Assistance and non-ODA funding. 

United Kingdom-London: Provision of services to the community

2018/S 041-091011

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
For the attention of: CSSF Team
SW1A 2AH London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2070081500
E-mail: tony.mesarowicz@fco.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity: http://www.gov.uk/fco

Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Ministry of Defence

Department for International Development

Cabinet Office

Home Office

National Security Secretariat

National Crime Agency

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) Framework Re-Tender 2018

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

Services
Service category No 26: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Global Conflict Affected Areas

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 100

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 000,00 GBP

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

The Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) is retendering its procurement framework. The CSSF is a cross-government fund, with an annual budget of 1 200 000 000 GBP, which delivers and supports security, defence, peacekeeping, peace-building and stability activity, using both Official Development Assistance (ODA) and non-ODA funding. Further information on the CSSF’s work and its impact is available in our Annual Report.
The new framework will be in place by the end of summer 2018 and will have a broad range of suppliers who are able to meet the requirements of delivering a wide variety of CSSF Programmes in support of the National Security priorities and objectives.

The framework will be re-tendered via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s e-procurement portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk. Suppliers, who have not registered on Bravo and are interested in being considered for the CSSF procurement framework must self-register on the site in order to participate — registration is free and instantaneous. Once registered, suppliers should navigate to ?PQQs Open to All Suppliers, ?PQQ 495. Current suppliers do not need to re-register, but will need to complete the standard Selection Questionnaire (PQQ_495) to be considered for the new procurement framework as part of the due diligence process.

The CSSF Procurement Hub wishes to ensure that all suppliers have an equal and fair opportunity to join the Framework. Suppliers will be required to pass the Pre Selection Questionnaire, and successful suppliers will then proceed to the second stage which is the Invitation to Tender. The burden of proof remains upon suppliers to provide sufficient supporting evidence to the UK government, that it has the right capability and capacity to meet the CSSF’s needs. The CSSF Procurement Hub will work closely with CSSF Programme Managers at British Embassies/British High Commissions/British Consulates as well as in Cross-Whitehall Departments to ensure that colleagues across the CSSF are confident that it is both easy to use and robust.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75200000

II.1.7)Information about subcontracting

The tenderer has to indicate in the tender any share of the contract it may intend to subcontract to third parties and any proposed subcontractor, as well as the subject-matter of the subcontracts for which they are proposed
The tenderer has to indicate any change occurring at the level of subcontractors during the execution of the contract
The successful tenderer is obliged to specify which part or parts of the contract it intends to subcontract beyond the required percentage and to indicate the subcontractors already identified

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:

Organisations must have relevant functional and thematic capabilities in at least one of the following regions: Africa; Europe & Central Asia; Middle East & North Africa; South America; South Asia; South East Asia; and UK Overseas Territories.
Organisations also need to demonstrate capabilities at least 2 of the following thematic areas:
(1): Understanding and Strengthening inclusive politics, political processes and accountability;
(2): Public Sector Reform & Public Financial Management;
(3): Security sector reform & Security sector capacity building;
(4): Justice sector reform and Rule of Law;
(5): Counter Violence Extremism/Counter Terrorism;
(6): Peace-building, stabilisation and conflict sensitivity;
(7): State/Civil society engagement;
(8): Inclusive Conflict prevention and Peacebuilding;
(9): Strategic Communication and Outreach;
(10): Defence Training and Advice;
(11): Provision of non-lethal equipment;
(12): Defence services;
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 24 (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 Pre-Qualification Questionnaire: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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 to which the performance of the contract is subject, in particular with regard to security of supply and security of information:
III.1.5)Information about security clearance:
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation

Criteria regarding the personal situation of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register

— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
— Enter your correct business and user details
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
— Login to the portal with the username/password
— Click the “PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier)
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the “Express Interest” button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your “My PQQs/ My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ ITT Details” box.
3. Responding to the tender
— Click “My Response” under “PQQ/ ITT Details”, you can choose to “Create Response” or to “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if declining)
— You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available)
You must then submit your reply using the “Submit Response” button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Criteria regarding the personal situation of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection) including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register

— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”
— Enter your correct business and user details
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)
2. Express an Interest in the tender
— Login to the portal with the username/password
—Click the “PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier)
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your “My PQQs/ My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking “Buyer Attachments” in the “PQQ/ ITT Details” box.
3. Responding to the tender
— Click “My Response” under “PQQ/ ITT Details”, you can choose to “Create Response” or to “Decline to Respond” (please give a reason if declining)
— You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the “Submit Response” button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Pre-Qualification Questionnaire: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

Criteria regarding the economic and financial standing of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Pre-Qualification Questionnaire: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical and/or professional capacity

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of economic operators (that may lead to their exclusion)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

See Pre-Qualification Questionnaire: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

Criteria regarding the technical and/or professional ability of subcontractors (that may lead to their rejection)

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

See Pre-Qualification Questionnaire: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 140
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

CPG/2350/2018

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2017/S 214-445929 of 8.11.2017

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.3.2018 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

28.3.2018 – 16:00

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

26.2.2018

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

English.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2 to 4 years

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:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

FCO Commercial Director
King Charles Street
SW1A 2AH London
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

26.2.2018

 

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