Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility
The Department for International Development are seeking a service provider to administer a facility under a new programme the ‘Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility’.
United Kingdom-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Paul Graham
Telephone: +44 1355843909
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/self service
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.
NUTS code UKM38
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking a service provider to administer a facility under a new programme the ‘Ethiopian Investment Advisory Facility’. DFID are seeking an implementing partner to manage the facility. The facility is expected to be a large programme comprised of many subprojects and run by 1 service provider. The service provider will set up a Programme Management Unit (PMU), which will reside in Ethiopia to manage the facility and all its subprojects. The PMU will have access to a large pool of expertise that it can access depending on what is required for each subproject. Such approaches have already been successfully deployed elsewhere by DFID including the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) based in Southern Africa and the Centre for Inclusive Growth in Nepal.
The proposed Ethiopia Investment Advisory Facility will focus on improving the effectiveness of public investment in Ethiopia. It will consist of 4 main pillars: urban development, energy, trade, logistics and cross-cutting issues. Within each of these pillars, the common focus will be improving the effectiveness of public investment decisions and their implementation and removing impediments to structural transformation of the Ethiopian economy. The functions we expect from the implementing partner include, but are not limited to:
—Develop good relationships with relevant Government of Ethiopia counterparts in each of the focus areas,
—Identification and management of a large pool of consultants that can be drawn upon at short notice to fulfil requests for technical assistance from government,
—Delivery, management and quality assurance of technical assistance,
—Identification and promotion of lesson learning and synergies between sectors that can help the programme as a whole to add up to more than the sum of its parts.
Interested parties should register on the DFID portal and search for procurement reference ‘PO 7245’ to view all related documentation and should use the ‘Dialogue/ Clarification’ function on the DFID Portal to raise any initial questions.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract will include options to extend for up to a further 2 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
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
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: None.
Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Quality of personnel. Weighting 34
2. Understanding of terms of reference and proposed methodology. Weighting 36
3. Commercial. Weighting 20
4. Value for money. Weighting 10
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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 resulting contracts will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tenders in-line with the strategic priorities outlined in the ToR. Tender 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 shortlisted applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants not shortlisted that they are unsuccessful. 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.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Department for International Development, Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: