Financial services inclusion programme in Uganda

Financial services inclusion programme in Uganda

The desired impact of this programme is sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of poor people in Uganda. The desired outcome is a deeper and broader financial sector.

UK-East Kilbride: foreign economic-aid-related services

2012/S 159-265950

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for International Development
Abercrombie House, Eaglesham Road
For the attention of: Nick Hyde
East Kilbride
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1353843252
E-mail: n-hyde@dfid.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.dfid.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
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:
Financial services inclusion programme in Uganda.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 6: Financial servicesa)Insurances services b)Banking and investment 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)
The desired impact of this programme is sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of poor people in Uganda. The desired outcome is a deeper and broader financial sector. The programme will seek to improve access to financial services for over 2 million men and 2 million women. — At the macro level the financial sector will be strengthened by ensuring an appropriate legal and regulatory structure for the delivery of financial services to the poor. — At the meso level the financial sector will be strengthened through the provision of appropriate support services. — At the micro level there will be improvement in the capacity of the financial service providers to provide innovative financial services for the poor. DFID’s FSIP (Financial services inclusion programme) will enhance access to financial services in Uganda. The programme has 2 phases: 1. A design phase which is expected to last 6 months and will use the Making markets work for the poor approach. The output will be an inception report which will contain a detailed design as well as a revised business case. This will be evaluated by DFID and if satisfactory, the design consultants will be invited to implement the second phase. 2. An implementation phase that will run to end of March 2015 and is expected to provide access to financial services for over 2 million men and 2 million women through a market systems approach. This tender is for a consulting firm which will design and possibly implement the financial services inclusion programme. The successful firm will have prior experience designing financial sector programmes and will demonstrate a combination of financial sector, market development and programme management expertise, along with a strong understanding of development issues. The consulting firm’s team will be led by a technical director, who will be a high-calibre results-oriented professional with M4P expertise. It should be noted that DFID does not provide advances for the value of this contract and therefore the selected firm will be required to bear the financing of all activities referred to in the Terms of Reference before reimbursement will be made through monthly invoicing. The contract will be for an initial period of three years with an option to extend for up to two further years in aggregate depending on satisfactory provider performance and the continuation of programme funding.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75211200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
A three year contract with an option to extend for up to a further two years in aggregate depending on supplier performance and continuation of funding.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 16 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for up to a further two years in aggregate depending on supplier performance and continuation of funding.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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: 36 (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:
Parent company guarantee may be 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:
Joint and severable liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2)Conditions for participation
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: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Between five and eight tenderers will be selected to proceed to invitation to tender stage as long as DFID receive sufficient quantity and quality of pre-qualification questionnaires selection criteria as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 personel. Weighting 50

2. Methodology. Weighting 20

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:
6018
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: 19.9.2012 – 14:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.9.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
12.10.2012
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
until: 31.5.2013
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 16.11.2012 – 14:00
Place: Abercrombie House, East Kilbride

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:16.8.2012

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