DfID Tax Systems Transformation Programme
The overall objective of TSTP is to assist the Ethiopian Government in raising tax revenues to 17.2 % of GDP in a responsible and equitable manner.
United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Contact person: Fiona Crawford
NUTS code: UKM95
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/about/procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Tax Systems Transformation Programme
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The overall objective of TSTP is to assist the Ethiopian Government (GoE) in raising tax revenues to 17.2 % of GDP in a responsible and equitable manner.
The accelerated delivery component of TSTP. The programme has 3 linked outcomes:
1) An equitable and business friendly tax environment;
2) Improved voluntary compliance;
3) Increased GoE revenues.
Together these contribute to the impact: GoE is capable of a self-financed exit from poverty.
Management of the accelerated delivery component of TSTP will consist of 3 linked sub-components spanning ERCA, MoFEC and the PMO:
a) The Tax Transformation Office (TTO);
b) The Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (PMDU); and
c) technical inputs.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
We will deliver through a competitive tender for a supplier to deliver the requirement in Ethiopia to assist the Ethiopian Government in raising tax revenues towards 17.2 % of GDP in a responsible and equitable manner through translating political will at the highest level into rapid, coordinated and technically sound reform of Ethiopian tax systems. Procurement will take place through the EU OJEU system. DFID has undertaken some design market engagement and encourages interest and participation from suppliers with the appropriate capacity and capability. Project delivery details will be finalised in the lead up to implementation.
The supplier(s) will provide management of 3 linked sub-components through programme managing the 3 components, providing governance, programme and financial management and procuring technical inputs. The UK and GoE have already invested in the establishment of 2 delivery units intended to drive accelerated delivery of tax transformation. The supplier will be expected to assume responsibility of the management, strategy, inputs and monitoring and evaluation of these units. DFID seeks a supplier(s) with proven expertise in driving institutional change through a delivery approach and sustainably increasing tax revenues in a developing country context.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
DFID will award a contract for an initial term of 60 months up to an initial contract value of 31 500 000 GBP. Whilst an extension is not envisioned it may be necessary to ensure a smooth handover to the Government of Ethiopia and therefore the contract will include extension options of up to an additional 24 months, in the event of which the Contract value may increase up to a maximum value of 10 000 000 GBP (subject to approval). DFID reserves the right to scale back or discontinue this programme at any point in line with the terms and conditions. DFID may also scale up the programme should it prove to be having a strong impact and has the potential to yield better results.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Mandatory and discretionary exclusion, economic and financial standing, technical and professional ability, modern slavery Act 2015 requirements, minimum insurance requirements, duty of care, international aid transparency initiative, acceptance of DFID Terms and conditions and DFID supply code of conduct, safeguarding measures as outlined in the procurement documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
Performance will be measured against DFID baseline Key Performance Indicators which will be provided in the procurement documents for Supplier concurrence, these will be finalised with the successful bidder during implementation of the programme.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: