DfID Tax Systems Transformation Programme

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

2018/S 119-270759

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
United Kingdom
Contact person: Fiona Crawford
E-mail: F-Crawford@dfid.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM95
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: International Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Tax Systems Transformation Programme

Reference number: PO 8129

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 41 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM95

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 31 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of 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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 212-440432

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 23/08/2018
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 06/08/2018

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Gerry O’Connor, Department for International Development
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Gerry O’Connor, Department for International Development
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: