Evaluation of Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia
Independent evaluation of DFID Ethiopia’s “Private Enterprise Programme Ethiopia”.
UK-East Kilbride: Foreign economic-aid-related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Lanarkshire.
NUTS code UKM38
a) regular on-going engagement with implementers of the main programme on their monitoring and evaluation approach,
b) annual reflection on the implementer’s own review of results,
c) periodic in-depth impact evaluation of the programme’s strategy, results and impact, and
d) ad hoc relevant research.There will be an inception phase of around 2-4 months (timing to align with the main PEPE contract, so some flexibility will be required), and implementation phase of up to 141 months (including impact evaluation up to 5 years after the main programme’s completion).
The team will need to be ready to mobilise by mid-March 2013. Continuation of the team’s contract beyond each phase will be subject to the breakpoints outlined within the ToR and to satisfactory performance and costs. Upon successful completion of the contract, there may be the possibility of a contract extension of up to 12 months, which would also be subject to the aforementioned conditions. Formation of consortia is encouraged where necessary to meet the range of requirements, including to blend “academic-type” research and evaluation with “policy-type” (especially M4P) programme and strategy analysis. A presentation to the evaluating panel by the proposed team-leader of the shortlisted bidders will be required. This will be by telephone and will be on the 13th February. For NGOs applying, the new Ethiopian legislation governing Civil Society Organisations needs to be considered.
Description of these options: Possibility of up to 12 months extension subject to need and subject to review.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Urgency – The key constraint is the timetable. The timetable for this contract is driven by the need to align its outputs with that of the larger associated PEPE contract. PEPE’s procurement process was accelerated to enable it to support delivery of the World Bank’s “Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme” (WEDP), which is partially funded under PEPE. The WEDP requires that a team is in place before the end of December 2012 and this has resulted in the whole PEPE programme working towards an accelerated timetable. Being tied to PEPE, this M&E contract must now also work to that accelerated timetable.
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Quality of Personnel. Weighting 35
2. Methodology. Weighting 20
3. Presentation. Weighting 10
4. Commercial. Weighting 35
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SME’s). However, any selection of tendereres 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. Expressions of interest should be submitted via the DFID Portal, http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-with-DFID/Procurement/DFID-portal/ using the PQQ guidance available. Draft terms of reference, full award evaluation criteria and background documents can also be found at this website address. Programme staff should not be contacted directly. Following assessment of expressions of interest, DFID will invite short-listed applicants to submit full technical and commercial proposals and inform applicants no short-listed that they are unsuccessful. Prices are not required at expression of interest stage. When required, pricing must be in GBP Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in GBP Sterling. The contract will be governed by English law. DFID reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award a 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. The contract will be let for up to 146 months (subject to successful completion of the Design Phase and subsequent phases), with extension options of up to 12 months subject to need and review recommendations. 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 can be met.
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road, Hairmyers
G75 8EA East Kilbride
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.1.2013