DFID Youth Volunteering Scheme

DFID Youth Volunteering Scheme

DFID is seeking to appoint a service provider to implement a youth volunteering scheme that will see between 3 000 and 6 000 UK volunteers annually, aged 18-25 working alongside volunteers from host countries on development projects that will make a demonstrable difference in some of the world’s poorest communities.

United Kingdom-East Kilbride: General public services

2015/S 067-119685

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Procurement
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Ali Stevenson
East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7469105886
E-mail: alistair-stevenson@dfid.gov.uk

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:

Youth Volunteering Scheme.

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

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education 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 seeking to appoint a service provider to implement a youth volunteering scheme that will see between 3 000 and 6 000 UK volunteers annually, aged 18-25 working alongside volunteers from host countries on development projects that will make a demonstrable difference in some of the world’s poorest communities. The scheme will aim to achieve three key outcomes: (i) poverty reduction / sustainable development overseas; (ii) personal and social development of volunteers and (iii) building the skills for each volunteer to become active global citizens. Most placements should last for three months. Different placement lengths should be considered can be considered if by providing them the scheme will deliver greater outcomes and/or would be able to offer places to young people who would not otherwise be able to participate. The successful bidder will be required to carry out tasks to manage the entire volunteer journey. The programme budget of approx 78 000 000 (excluding VAT) will be based on a system of payment by outputs. The duration of the contract is expected to be from June 2015 for a period of 42 months. There will be an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75110000, 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: 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:

As defined in the ToR Please note; this procurement is not suitable for lotting due to the fact the services required under this contract are interdependent and all relate to the effective disbursement of funds and DOC of Volunteers are managed by a main agent.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 78 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will span a period of 42 months, with a possible extension of upto 24 months subject to satisfactory performance, continued need and availability of funding. If circumstances require further extension beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions, DFID will consider doing so by means of the negotiated procedure.

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: 42 (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:

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

The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices must be quoted in GBP. All payments for the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. DFID reserves the right to annul the process and not award the contract. DFID does not normally provide advance funding but may do so for this procurement if the Service Provider/Consortium Lead can demonstrate that they do not have the capacity to pre-finance themselves. In full financial proposals we will expect to see any pre-financing costs clearly identified as a separate line.

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 liabilities.

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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

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. Quality of Personnel. Weighting 25

2. Methodology. Weighting 45

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:

6875 Youth Volunteering Scheme

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

no

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: 1.5.2015 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

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

1.5.2015 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Additional Information: Additional Information: Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID Portal https://supplierportal.gov.uk/selfservice/Terms of Reference and background documents can also be found at this website address. DFID programme staff should not be contacted directly. When required, pricing must be in Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in Sterling. The contract will be governed by English Law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award the contract. 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. Where circumstances require further extensions beyond the original contract duration/agreed extensions DFID will consider doing so by means of the Negotiated procedure where necessary conditions are met. If required, the initial contract of up to 42 months might be extended for a further 24 months subject to satisfactory performance of the supplier, on going programme needs and availability of funding.

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

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:

31.3.2015

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