DFID Public Sector Accountability and Governance Programme

DFID Public Sector Accountability and Governance Programme

The overall Programme will be delivered through three interrelated Programmes as follows: (1) Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government Programme; (2) Engaged Citizens Programme.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services

2015/S 148-273784

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Ian Bell
G75 8EA East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1355843346
E-mail: i-bell@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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: DFID Supplier Portal
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: 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:

Public Sector Accountability and Governance 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)

This procurement relates to the Public Sector Accountability and Governance Programme. The overall Programme will be delivered through three interrelated Programmes as follows: (1) Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government Programme; (2) Engaged Citizens Programme; and (3) Learning, Evidence and Influencing Programme.

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): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

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:

Public Sector Accountability and Governance Programme comprising of the following Lots:-Lot No.1 — Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government Programme Lot No.2 — Engaged Citizens Programme Lot No.3 — Learning, Evidence and Influencing Programme This is a Contract Notice to deliver the Public Sector Accountability and Governance work in Nigeria through the Accountable, Capable and Responsive Government; Engaged Citizens; and Learning, Evidence and Influencing Programmes. The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We’re ending the need for aid by helping the Nigerian government use their resources more effectively to create jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and deliver essential services to the poor. A service provider to be appointed for each Programme will be responsible for delivering the agreed programme results, with good value for money, in cooperation with DFID (represented by the Senior Responsible Owner/Lead Adviser and Programme Officer). In order to deliver effectively, the service provider will need to ensure that it has effective and efficient management arrangements and skills to deliver in a challenging reform environment, in a politically aware, adaptive and flexible way — in cooperation with other service providers under the Public Sector Accountability and Governance umbrella, and DFID Nigeria more widely. The Service Provider for the Learning, Evidence and Influencing Programme will require a particularly good strategic overview and relationships across the different programme interventions. The Public Sector Accountability and Governance work will build on the progress made, taking into account lessons learnt, under the current programmes such as the State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness and Capability (SPARC), the Federal Public Administration Reform (FEPAR) programme as well as the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI). The contracts for these current programmes will terminate on 30.4.2016.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Contracts will span a period of 60 months with the possibility of a further extension of up to 24 months if deemed appropriate by DFID.

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: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Accountable,Capable and Responsive Government Programme

1)Short description

Accountable,Capable and Responsive Government Programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Service Providers may only bid for 1 Lot. Budget estimates must be viewed in the context of a flexible and adaptable Programme. Entire budgets will not be committed at the outset and will evolve depending on issues, opportunities and budgets available over the duration of the Programme.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Engaged Citizens Programme

1)Short description

Engaged Citizens Programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Service Providers may only bid for 1 Lot. Budget estimates must be viewed in the context of a flexible and adaptable Programme. Entire budgets will not be committed at the outset and will evolve depending on issues, opportunities and budgets available over the duration of the Programme.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Learning, Evidencing and Influencing Programme

1)Short description

Learning, Evidencing and Influencing Programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000,0 and 5 000 000,0 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Service Providers may only bid for 1 Lot. Budget estimates must be viewed in the context of a flexible and adaptable Programme. Entire budgets will not be committed at the outset and will evolve depending on issues, opportunities and budgets available over the duration of the Programme.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

As stated in the tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.

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: As stated in the tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the tender documents.
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) yes

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

Envisaged minimum number 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In accordance with Regulation 65 (4) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the minimum number of operators to be invited to tender for each Lot will be 3 (three).

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 yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

1. Programme Delivery and Approach. 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:

7232

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

28.8.2015 – 14:00

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

7.9.2015

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

in days: 90 (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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. PQQ documents including draft terms of reference are available in our Supplier Portal. However, only Registered Suppliers can access these documents. Details on Supplier Portal and guidance to register can be found in: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Work-with-us/DFID-portal/ Expressions of interest should be via the DFID portal, http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of PQQ, 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 span a period of around 60 months with the possibility of a further extension of 24 months if deemed appropriate by DFID. If 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. From 1.4.2001, all UK development assistance has been fully untied which allows suppliers from anywhere in the world to bid for DFID contracts.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

30.7.2015

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