FCO Conflict Monitoring Framework
Provision of Monitoring and Evaluation of Conflict, Security and Stability Fund Framework projects.
United Kingdom-London: Business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
For the attention of: Tony Mesarowicz
SW1A 2AH London
Telephone: +44 2070081500
General address of the contracting authority: www.gov.uk/fco
Electronic access to information: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk/
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Department for International Development (DfID)
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
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 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Africa and Somalia.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 1
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: 1 year contract with 2 optional extensions of 1 year each.
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The CSSF East Africa and Somalia programmes seek to hire a service provider as a Monitoring and Evaluation partner for up to 3 years.
The core of this assignment is to conduct rigorous monitoring and impact evaluation of selected CSSF programmes and to help improve the design and effectiveness of the CSSF programmes through support for capacity building of partners where appropriate.
The contracted Service Provider should have a comprehensive team that has the right technical expertise as well as geographic coverage i-e experience of sectors/themes the CSSF programmes cover, experience in conducting programme evaluations, using mixed methods and multi-disciplinary approaches in evaluation.
Contract value will depend on the number of projects evaluated and monitored during the contract lifetime.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: Due to the fact that this requirement will be providing monitoring and evaluation on both current and future projects it is vital that the Contractor puts in place Ethical Walls in regards to any projects they are linked to. This is designed to ensure that the contractor is working independently from the project they are involved in to ensure objectivity of approach. In effect, this means that all information relating to the Services and Deliverables (to include all working papers, draft reports in both tangible and intangible form) are not made available to agents of the Contractor and/or other suppliers without Authority approval. Suppliers currently implementing projects in East Africa need to make known their operational work in the region and include details on how they would mitigate any conflict of interest and ensure Ethical Walls are in place. In the event of a failure to maintain the Ethical Walls as described above arising during the course of this Contract, the Authority reserves the right to immediately terminate the Contract on giving written notice to the Contractor and to pursue the Contractor for damages.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);
2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
See tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: